Knockout Nation: Klitschko’s Lackluster Win, Cotto Calls Out Mayweather, Marquez-Vazquez 3

The big talk before the ring walks was that we were finally taking a step forward to a unified world heavyweight champion. Conventional wisdom was that the frontrunner, Wladimir Klitschko (50-3, 44 KOs), would stake his claim by dispatching WBO champ Sultan Ibragimov (22-1, 17 KOs) in dramatic fashion.   Unfortunately, what fans got was… Read more »



Money Clothing: Special Delivery

In an era of cookie-cutter brands and counterfeit labels, British design mavericks Melvyn de Villiers and Nick Cordell turned a job of creating t-shirt ideas for artists’ album releases into a lucrative fashion line called Money.   As former product merchandisers at Def Jam/Universal U.K., Melvyn and Nick worked with artists like Ja Rule and… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Pavlik vs. Taylor II, Mayweather ‘Rasslin’, Russian Giants

Taylor Falls Short In Bid to Dethrone Pavlik It’s difficult to imagine the pressure Jermain Taylor felt in his locker room this past Saturday. Despite a celebrated rise to the middleweight crown, he’s been ridiculed and justly criticized for his performances after the first Hopkins fight. Some in the media had gone as far to… Read more »



Straight Talk: A Man’s Worth

In last month’s article [Straight Talk: The Other Woman] I gave tips and suggestions on how to keep your relationship happy, healthy and fresh. But I mentioned that my advice was geared only toward women who were in relationships with worthy men.   I promised I would give my definition of a man who is… Read more »



Kid Capri Presents: Uninvited Guests – 2/4/08 Mercury Lounge, NYC

What was that saying? “I’m your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper,” I think there was another “I’m your favorite rapper’s favorite trapper.” Consequently, but not unsurprisingly, these phrases have been used more than polish at the shoeshine. So I think it’s due time for a new fanatical Hip-Hop catchphrase. Ready? It’s all about you’re favorite rapper’s… Read more »



Tech Talk: Digital Display

We can’t get enough of two things, namely music and television… then, of course, sharing them with that special someone also counts, right?    If we can bring those two things anywhere we want, anytime we desire, that’s even better.    Gadget love is in the air!   When size matters and you’re making moves,… Read more »



Movie Review: Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

Cast: Martin Lawrence, James Earl Jones, Cedric The Entertainer, Mo’Nique, Joy Bryant, Nicole Ari Parker, Mike Epps, Margaret Avery, Damani RobertsDirected and Written by: Malcolm D. LeeHas Malcolm D. Lee’s career come to this? Buffoonery disguised as family competition with single-leveled characters that deserve a better-written platform to shine?   Universal release Welcome Home Roscoe… Read more »



Movie Review: Honeydripper

Directed, Written and Edited by: John Sayles Starring: Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Yaya DaCosta (pictured), Lisa Gay Hamilton and introducing Gary Clark, Jr. Supporting cast includes: Eric Abrams, Kel Mitchell, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Davenia McFadden, Vondie Curtis Hall and Sean Patrick Thomas   “It was early Friday evening, and the howl began to bark. Stack… Read more »