Sneak(er) Peek: Zoom Kobe III

  The greatest basketball player this side of Michael Jordan will be unveiling his new sneakers this Saturday, December 22 in Harlem. Kobe Bryant will be on hand to reveal the new Zoom Kobe III at the House of Hoops on 125th Street. While Bryant’s new kicks won’t officially hit the market until February 8,… Read more »



Game Review: Battalion Wars 2

    Game: Battalion Wars 2 Released: 2007 Platform: Wii exclusive Rating: 4.1 out of 5Battalion Wars 2 Buy new: $49.99 / Used from: $39.00   Battalion Wars 2 (BWii) for the Wii is an excellent sequel to the GameCube predecessor. Developed by Kuju Entertainment and published by Nintendo, BWii combines air, land, and sea… Read more »



NFL WEEK 15 Picks

Sunday, 12-16-07   1pm games:   Game of the Week, Pt. 1: Buffalo Bills (7-6) vs. Cleveland Browns (8-5) Location: Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, OH   For the Browns, a win this Sunday plus a Titans’ loss will get them in the playoffs.  For the Bills, a win this Sunday will keep them alive in… Read more »



Gadget Inspector: Photos With Santa

    Dear Santa:   Considering that I’ve easily spent the equivalent of a top-of-the-line digital camera on cheesy disposable cameras and developing film, I figure it’s time I get with the program, enter the 2000’s and progress to the digital age. But I’m a girl on a budget, so I need some help.   I know… Read more »



Movie Review: The Perfect Holiday

Just as sure as Christmas comes around every year; Queen Latifah and Flavor Unit films are becoming festive staples by bringing rarely memorable yet family-friendly comedies to the silver screen. For 2007, Latifah is at it again with another let-love-rule satire, The Perfect Holiday. Reminiscent of Bringing Down the House and Last Holiday, Gabrielle Union… Read more »



Tech Talk: Sound Off

I’ve been a fan of AllHipHop.com for some time now and now that I have a chance to contribute, I wanted to make sure I hit you guys with something worth while. In my first installment of Tech Talk, I’m going to show you some of the toys I’ve been playing with.   The first… Read more »



Knockout Nation

“But then I threw the check hook. They teach us that in northern Michigan in the amateurs, and he walked right into the shot. He never saw it coming.”                                                                                     -Floyd Mayweather, Jr     Indeed, Sugar Ray Robinson would be proud to see his classic KO of Gene Fullmer replicated. Floyd Mayweather scored an… Read more »



Mario: Go

Lately Mario’s been about being a grown man. Further proving that fact, Mario spearheaded a documentary on his mother’s addiction to heroine. Now his third installment, Go [J Records] brings forth a fuller-voiced Mario leaving behind songs that emulate the stylistically “Let Me Love You.” In place of those songs is a grown-up theme album… Read more »



NFL WEEK 14 Picks

1pm games:   Miami Dolphins (0-12) vs. Buffalo Bills (6-6) Location: Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo, NY   The Bills pulled of a good win last Sunday from a field goal by Kicker Rian Lindell with 0:04 left in the game against the Redskins.  The Dolphins, all they do is lose, so there’s no need to… Read more »



Tuned In: Zune Takover (Seattle, WA)

  The Zune Takeover definitely went down on Friday night (Nov. 30) in Seattle, the home of Zune and Microsoft. The event celebrated the release of the limited-edition “GOODS” customized Zune 80 version, which comes pre-loaded and is only available at the Seattle-based GOODS boutique.   Multi-talented artists Swizz Beatz and Bun B were in town to celebrate and perform at the release… Read more »



Rocsi: Front And Center

    Chosen from a pool of over 5,000 applicants in BET’s nationwide search, Rocsi stood out for the producers from the start. Her bubbly personality, confidence and zest was sure to keep 106 & Park interesting. Replacing the immensely popular 106 & Park host Free was no easy task, but this beautiful Latina – who… Read more »



Lauryn Hill: The Re-Education Of Lauryn Hill Mixtape

Mismatched make-up, public performance breakdowns, pleas for psychiatric help on behalf of Wyclef. Nothing really matters when it comes to new Lauryn Hill material. As either an effort to dilute the concentrated assumption that Lauryn’s gone mad or to haphazardly throw together random performances and soundtrack spots to quiet lingering fans, The Re-Education of Lauryn… Read more »



Akademiks: Smart Moves

    The Akademiks dream team of Donwan and Emmett Harrell have master-minded the recipe for longevity in an industry that has the survival rate of a one-hit wonder. The Virginia Beach bred brothers had designer genes in their blood, handed down from their parents. Their resumes speak for themselves, ranging from Emmett’s experiences from Phat Farm to… Read more »



Sneak(er) Peek: Gil II ZERO

This hurts, literally. After making it back from season ending knee surgery, Gilbert Arenas is back on the shelf for another three months. Despite a slow start to the season Agent Zero had finally come into form, scoring 30 and 27 points against the Indiana Pacers and Minnesota Timberwolves,  respectively. But after the Minnesota game… Read more »



Fitness Files: Styles P

    By the look of his new trimmed down stature, Styles P seems to be taking care of himself more like a gentleman than a gangster these days. The once-stocky hard rock gave little consideration to a diet and exercise regimen, as grape quarter waters, heavy smoking and frequent fast food would be on… Read more »



Game Review: BlackSite: Area 51

  Developer: Midway Platforms: X360/ PS3 Rating: D (2.5 out of 5)             Seldom is there a gamer out there who doesn’t remember checking out the little arcade machines while waiting for their laundry to wash and dry.  Arcade classics such as Pacman, Donkey Kong, and Galaga were almost always a staple, but some of… Read more »



NFL WEEK 12 Picks

There’s been a lot of “Hater-ade” being distributed around here.  There are 5 weeks left in the season and we’re on the verge of history if all goes well.  Love them, hate them, respect them or disrespect them; it’s your choice.  The fact of the matter is that the New England Patriots are the best… Read more »



NFL WEEK 12: Thanksgiving Throwdown

It’s Thanksgiving Time It’s Turkey Time Tom’s a Bird Mums the Word                                                                              – Cliff’s Wet Adventure, The Cosby Show   It’s that time of year again.  It’s the only time when you can’t get in trouble for sitting, at home, watching football, eating good food and taking a nap afterwards.  It’s Thanksgiving. It’s… Read more »



Runway Report: Nintendo Streetwear Fashion Launch – NYC

    Torrel Harris Sr., pioneer of the reversible NBA warm-up suit, is the first African-American to be licensed by the NBA and NFL to create fashionable apparel. Recently he teamed up with Japan’s third largest company, Nintendo, to launch the video games giant’s new apparel line, which aims directly for the urban streetwear market. The line debuted last… Read more »



You Got Served: Patti LaBelle

  Patti LaBelle has long been respected for her cooking skills and, of course, her legendary singing career. As the author of her own best-selling cook books, Patti has given the world some of the most delicious recipes you can imagine. If you’ve ever tried her “Over The Rainbow” Macaroni & Cheese, then you already know the deal.   On a very… Read more »



Game Review: Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

  Developer: Edios Interactive Platforms: PC/X360/PS3 Rating: C (3 out of 5)     Eidos Interactive has a history of bringing third person shooters to the home console, and the most recent Hitman, is even being adapted to the big screen. When the announcement came for a bank robbing shooting sociopath-based thriller, named Kane &… Read more »



NFL WEEK 11 Picks

So much has happened this week in NFL, I don’t know where to begin.  The Colts lost their 2nd straight game and DT Dwight Freeney who is out for the season.  Vikes’ RB, Adrian Peterson, has a torn lateral collateral ligament in his right knee and will probably miss this Sunday’s game.  And now, the… Read more »



Movie Review: This Christmas

  Released by Screen Gems In theaters November 21 Written, Directed and Produced by Preston Whitmore, II Starring: Loretta Devine, Delroy Lindo, Chris Brown, Regina King, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Lauren London, Keith Robinson, Sharon Leal, Mekhi Phifer and Laz Alonso   “Hang all the mistletoe; I’m going to get to know you better, this Christmas”. Growing… Read more »



Alicia Keys: As I Am

They certainly broke the mold when they made Alicia Keys. While her third studio album As I Am [J Records] comes long awaited, it’s more than another blessed offering from the New York City songstress. As I Am is exactly as the title suggests – Alicia in her barest form, much more, nothing less. Songs… Read more »