Darren Harper: Skate To Live – Triumph of an Inner-City Skateboarder

Washington, DC native Darren Harper has a story that, on some levels, we’ve heard before – a rough life stricken with severe challenges that he’s had to overcome. The difference between Darren and many of his peers is the route he’s chosen to initiate change in his own life and the lives of others.  … Read more »



Sunday Selection: Keri Hilson – “Happy Juice” feat Snoop Dogg and Stat Quo

Will artists ever stop referencing or endorsing alcoholic beverages in their music? It’s unfortunate, but probably not. And singer/songwriter Keri Hilson, who has written music for artists such as Mary J. Blige, Usher, Chris Brown and Timbaland, is just another example that the answer will probably remain a nay. Looking to emerge beyond the title… Read more »



The Scene: Diddy’s Walk Of Fame

Since its inception in 1958, the Hollywood Walk Of Fame has become a staple must-see for tourists. No matter how laid back any given visitor is, there is still an air of excitement in seeing names of our favorite movie stars, singers and even fictional characters like Winnie The Pooh.   Even still, there has… Read more »



Tech Talk: Can We Kick It?

It’s Troy a.k.a. Mr. Gadget T, back with a few toys I found this week that I thought were pretty cool. Let me know what you think!   Research In Motion (RIM) has long been a staple for many business professionals with their Blackberry devices. They have even recently made huge strides with the general… Read more »



Review: Lina Returns To the Spotlight

SugarHill Nightclub, 4/11/08Atlanta, GeorgiaNightclubs historically have been sanctuaries for jazz and soul music. Artists like Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington toiled in these temples, which sowed the roots that birthed their current legendary status. Lina, their spiritual understudy, continued that tradition at the SugarHill Nightclub a few weeks back. Located in the historic Underground Atlanta,… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Sugar Ray…Mayweather?

Pray for Steve Forbes!                 There’s only one man standing against the useless rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya. That man is former Contender star and natural 140 pounder Steve Forbes. He’ll try to play the role of spoiler this Saturday against the Golden Boy.                 Forbes possesses moderate speed and a… Read more »



Estelle: Shine Album Review

It’s John Legend’s protégé! In the context of music today, some might say it took him a little long to give all-due shine to Estelle, who co-wrote on Once Again. English-native Estelle can now join the English-female artist invasion that was headed by Winehouse and Lily Allen. The buzz around Estelle revolved heavily on Lauryn… Read more »



Peep Game: Grand Theft Auto Special

    For those who just haven’t been around, well… anywhere… Grand Theft Auto IV will be released April 29 to much fanfare all over the country.   Slowed work production and fast food consumption are likely to follow.   In honor of that, AllHipHop Gaming and The Gamer Studio would like to present a… Read more »



Madonna: Hard Candy Album Review

Madonna has released a Dance-pop album called Hard Candy produced by Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell; no further description is necessary. Even with the not-as-good-as-you’d-hope lead single “4 Minutes,” it’s hard not to have dangerously high expectations for this album. Every female Pop star of the last 25 years has at least partially modeled herself… Read more »



Addicted to Fresh: Men’s Spring Fashion

[Photo: Reebok Legacy]In the past year, we’ve seen 16-year-old kids trying to bring back a colorful ‘80s decade that they weren’t even old enough to witness, but nonetheless, they’ve influenced the bright color boom seen in street fashion today.Last year, strident colorways were reintroduced on everything from kicks and tees to collectable toys and Kanye… Read more »