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DJ Green Lantern: Honoring Hip-Hop

James D’Agostino, better known as, DJ Green Lantern, has been personally honoring Hip-Hop since ‘89. Creeping towards perfection, the self-proclaimed The Evil Genius can transform a computer into a musical instrument, “People are surprised when they find out I’m a professional producer. I’ve been producing since 1991; I never stopped.” Adding to his diverse musical… Read more »

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GAME REVIEW: Madden 10

  Developer/Publisher: Electronic ArtsPlatform: XBOX 360 Players: 1 – 4 (Online)Release Date: 8/14/09 Rating: A   It’s that time of the year again, and for gamers we all know what that means. Yes a new season of Madden NFL Football is upon us. While this title continues to be the premiere sports franchise across all platforms,… Read more »

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Transformers or Trans-Coon-ers?

That Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which just opened this week, is a narrative and conceptual mess is neither surprising nor the greatest of its blames. That it is, at critical moments, visually incomprehensible—and this from someone who considered the faceted clatter of the first film’s shifting multiplanes, at moments, symphonic—is the least of its… Read more »

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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 »

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MOVIE REVIEW: Next Day Air

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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