Knockout Nation: Dawson Beats Tarver Again, Roach Talks “Fraud Mayweather,” Ali-Terrell

Dawson Wins Rematch Handily Aging vet Antonio Tarver again came up short against undefeated light-heavyweight champ Chad Dawson, losing a clear unanimous decision this past Saturday in Las Vegas. As in their initial title fight, Tarver struggled to cope with Dawson’s fast hands, especially when thrown in combination. Throughout the first two rounds, Dawson easily… Read more »




This surprisingly dark comedy about a group of present day Boys in the Hood, stars Mike Epps as guff ball Brody, Wood Harris as wanna be-gangster Guch and Donald Faison as slacker Leo, the central figure. Set in South Philly, the “Next Day Air” chronicles a day-in-the-life of these three opportunist and unapologetic characters who… Read more »



Fashion Brand Profile: Nooka

It started off with him simply sketching ideas on a napkin, which he then tweaked and eventually patented. As stated on the company’s website, “the linear and graphic representation of time with Nooka timepieces presents a more intuitive way to view time.” The visual mass increases as time passes, giving weight to an ephemeral and… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Pacquiao Annihilates Hatton! Mayweather’s Back! RIP Greg Page

Pacquiao Steamrolls Hatton in 2 Manny Pacquiao’s rampage through multiple weight classes continued last Saturday (May 2) with a thorough destruction of 140 champion Ricky Hatton. Pacquiao began round one circling the predictable Hatton, who rushed forward to crowd and maul the pound for pound #1 on the inside. But Manny immediately showed the huge… Read more »



Trend Alert: Distressed Denim

After those clean, raw jeans made their rounds for some time, heavily distressed denim is all the rage once again.   As featured in of our previous “Trend Alerts”, the “boyfriend jean” looks best worn in and with some destruction. But even other fits, like the skinny jean, are getting ripped up.   Jessica Alba… Read more »



Fashion: What’s Hot in your ‘Hood?

Complex captured Yamez in PA wearing WeSC,Nike, and New Era   As pictured above, Complex magazine features random people from the streets in each issue to scope out what they’re wearing.   We’ve run through a few current runway to street trends in recent posts, such as the “boyfriend jean” and lightweight rompers for ladies,… Read more »



Game Review: The Godfather 2

Developer/Publisher: Electronic ArtsPlatform: XBOX 360 Players: 1 – 16 (Online)Release Date: 4/7/09 Rating: B Regardless of the real life chaos it might have crossed throughout time, organized crime will always have a place in American popular culture. From the times of Al Capone up to John Gotti, civilians and squares alike have always craved a… Read more »



Brand Profile: DimePiece

DimePiece is a brand all about putting women in control.   As stated on their provacative official website: “A DimePiece is a woman who appeals to her audience with genuine swag. She is a self-governing revolutionary who embodies all that is sexy. She proclaims her opinion and attitude through her adventurous dress. She is educated… Read more »



Video: Amputee Makes Pro Fight Debut

  In the world of sports, there is always something wild and crazy going on. Think about where you were when Mike Tyson bites off Evander Holyfield’s ear. You may reminisce on Greg Louganis busting his head on a diving board. Or perhaps one recalls something simple like Iverson “breaking” Michael Jordan’s ankles with that… Read more »



Out of Bounds: 2009 ESPN the Magazine’s Pre NFL Pre-Draft Party @ Espace, 2/24/09

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Brand Profile: Sabit

Sabit, which is the Japanese term for “the best part of a song” or “the hook,” is a premium Japanese street wear collection. Designer Shoichi Amemiya, previously the director of outerwear at Ecko, launched Sabit in 2006. In the first season, MR magazine dubbed the brand as “Editor’s Best of Fall 06,” describing it as… Read more »



Fashion: The Boyfriend Jean

Ladies, one of the hottest trends this spring is the “boyfriend jean”.   Various celebs have been spotted in this look, such as trendsetters Katie Holmes and Lindsay Lohan.       Katie Holmes Gwen Stefani Rachel Bilson To achieve this laid back effortless look, get yourself a pair of slightly baggy straight leg jeans,… Read more »



Trend Alert: The Romper

When you hear the word “romper“, you may picture those cute little onesies that are made for babies. But this spring, women have a chance to rock these fabulous pieces while looking quite grown and sexy. The hottest pieces right now are in lightweight fabrics like denim, silk, satin and more, with slightly baggy fits…. Read more »



Celeb Style: Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne‘s music career hit an all time high this year with eight Grammy Award nominations, four of which he won. However, the rapper-turned-pop star has begun to attract a different set of eyes for a different reason. The rapper’s sense of style has often become a talking point of his fans and peers. There… Read more »



Alador & Smith: Blinding Haters In Style

Alador & Smith was founded by two New York natives, Pascal Alouidor and Derek Smith. Within months after debuting the collection at Las Vegas’ MAGIC trade show in 2006, it was featured in XXL, Entertainment Weekly, and Source magazine among others. The collection has a gritty street feel, with clever messages like “Fix your Face”… Read more »



Game Review: Resident Evil 5

  Developer/Publisher: CapcomPlatform: XBOX 360   Players: 1-2(Co-op/Online)Release Date: 3/13/09   Rating: B+   Capcom has been known over the years for the break-out success of one of its top franchises, the Resident Evil series. Known for its terrifying and gory fun, the series garnered a following because of its ability to keep players on… Read more »



When Athletes Rap: Epic Fails & Wins

The modern athlete and Hip-Hop go together like OJ Simpson and gloves. Consequently, there is quite a lot of cross-pollination between the two. The only thing is, rappers cannot typically cross over into sports due to the extreme physicality associated with athletics. Then there is the other side – sports men that attempt to rap…. Read more »



50 Cent: Blood On The Sand (Game Review)

  Developer/Publisher: Swordfish/THQPlatform: XBOX 360   Players: 1-2(Online)Release Date: 2/24/09   Rating: C   With the massive popularity of Curtis Jackson’s Rap persona, it is no surprise his brand has transcended past music onto clothing, movies, television, and beverages. In 2005, 50 Cent took his Southside Queens hustle to a platform Hip-Hop has often failed… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Barrera-Khan, Kirkland Reigns Supreme, Hopkins’ Move Up, Mayweather’s Comeback, Pipino Cuevas

Barrera: “I am not your stepping stone.” Today (March 14), Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera (65-6, 43 KOs) is on a mission to prove that he’s still an elite fighter. The test comes in the form of young British sensation Amir Khan (19-1, 15 KOs), who’ll face the cagey veteran in the toughest bout of his… Read more »



Game Review: Street Fighter IV

Developer/Publisher: CapcomPlatform: XBOX 360   Players: 1-2Release Date: 2/17/09   Rating: A-   It’s been nearly twelve years since Street Fighter III. After two subsequent installments and die-hard Street Fighter fans questioning Capcom about the next title, the company finally decided it was about time to give us what we wanted. Despite the fact that… Read more »



KNOCKOUT NATION:Marquez Dissects Diaz, Adamek Shines, Mayweather Demands, Mike McCallum

Marquez Weathers Storm to Stop Diaz in Nine Juan Manuel Marquez (50-4-1, 37 KOs) may be reaching the twilight of his illustrious career, but the veteran technician proved on Saturday (February 28) he still has much left in the tank. Before a raucous crowd, Marquez stopped a relentless Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz (34-2, 17 KOs)… Read more »



Zab Judah: From Boxing To A Musical Knockout

Zab Judah’s extensive melees as a champion should lead him to The International Boxing Hall of Fame when he decides to retire, but the celebrity fighter is equally determined to conquer another arena of entertainment. The Brooklyn native anticipates knocking the sagging music industry with a sly counter punch before he steps out of the… Read more »



Game Review: Grand Theft Auto IV “The Lost And Damned”

  Developer/Publisher: Rockstar NorthPlatform: XBOX 360 (Exclusive) Players: 1-16 (Online)Release Date: 2/17/09 Rating: A-   Grand Theft Auto IV The Lost And Damned (Rockstar North) is a downloadable episode developed exclusively for the Xbox 360 gaming console. While it may not break as much ground as its predecessor, this expansion pack gives GTA IV new… Read more »



MOVIE REVIEW: Friday The 13th

The hockey mask wearing serial killer Jason Voorhees is back in the latest Friday the 13th film.   However this is not just another installment in the Friday the 13th film series but a complete reworking of the storyline. The film keeps many elements of the original series, while at the same time being surprising… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Calzaghe Retires! Darchinyan Breaks Arce, Margarito Hearing, HBO B.A.D. 2/14, Ingemar Johansson

Darychinyan Scores Dominant 11th Round TKO For over 3 years, Vic Darchinyan has promised to destroy Jorge Arce. On Saturday (February 7), he delivered. In front of a mostly pro-Mexican crowd, unified super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan (32-1-1, 26 KOs) retained his crown with a brutal TKO corner stoppage of Jorge Arce (51-5-1, 39 KOs)…. Read more »