Stories on Jay-Z's Reebok shoe line, Wilco's digital EP, and La Ley's new studio album.
Jay-Z's signature Reebok athletic shoe sold out in only a few hours over the weekend -- making it the fastest-selling shoe in Reebok's history. While exact numbers were not officially released, sources said about 10,000 pairs of the white sneaker were sold at $95 a pair. Additionally, the first 10,000 pairs in the S. Carter Collection (named after his birth name, Shawn Carter) included a CD sampler featuring some unreleased cuts as well as a taste of Jay-Z's forthcoming Roc-a-Fella release, "The Black Album." To keep up with demand, Foot Locker stores that carry the line are expected to restock by Monday.
"The Black Album," which Jay-Z has said will be his last, is due in November. Reebok already has plans to roll out a limited edition S. Carter black sneaker in September and October to help promote the release. He says he plans to take Hollywood by storm thereafter -- he's working on a screenplay, is looking into producing films, and may even take on an acting role.
-- Tamara Conniff, The Hollywood Reporter