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Baileys Get Together With John Legend and Friends: Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC 11/9/07

Metropolitan was the theme and good music was definitely in the house, as the Bailey’s sponsored John Legend Showcase was in full effect. Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC was packed to the brim with hipsters and tastemakers all ready to see whether the Legend was myth or legit.The warm-up for the evening was a group called the… Read more »

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Movie Review: Lions for Lambs

    In the Robert Redford-directed thriller Lions for Lambs, Derek Luke and Michael Pena play opinionated college students named Arian and Ernest respectively. At the head of the movie, these two friends ignite a fierce classroom debate that immediately forces the audience to stop and take a side on America’s fascination with patriotism.  … Read more »

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NFL WEEK 10 Picks

After last Sunday’s game against the Colts, Bill Belichick and Tony Dungy met in the middle of the field for the ceremonial handshake that most coaches do after a game.  If you look closely at the video from the game, you’ll notice that Dungy tried to say something to Belichick during the handshake and Belichick… Read more »

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Derek Luke: The Good Fight

    There is nowhere to go but up when you start your acting career in a leading role opposite Denzel Washington. Ten films later, Derek Luke is sharing opening credits with legends Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise and a man he calls ‘Bob’- director Robert Redford.   The United Artist/MGM release Lions for Lambs opens in… Read more »

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Game Review: Halo 3

“Finish the Fight” is the tagline to the final installment of this critically acclaimed series  The Halo series has been a juggernaut to the industry and has slaughtered thumbs, GPA’s, and careers for players both young and old. Unless you have been under a rock or in a stasis field for the last few years,… Read more »

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Chris Brown: Exclusive

During the fall of 2005, Chris Brown brought us “Run It!”—a Scott Storch produced and Sean Garret penned track reminiscent of Usher’s “Yeah!” In essence, fans knew what they were getting, a pubescent R&B crooner a-la Usher, Omarion and Mario. Still, something clicked with audiences, whether it was because of Brown’s dance routines in videos,… Read more »

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Game Review: Super Mario Galaxy

  Developer: Nintendo Japan Platform: Nintendo Wii Rating: A (5/5)   It’s no secret that the Super Mario platformer has been slumping lately. The last generation gave us two good games in Luigi’s Mansion and Super Mario Sunshine, but compared to the previous two, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario World, both Mansion and Sunshine,… Read more »

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NFL WEEK 9 Picks

This is it.  Patriots vs. The Indianapolis Colts.  Bill Belichick vs. Tony Dungy.  Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning.  These are the type of games that a sports fan lives for.  With the history between the two teams and the stakes that are on the line, this makes for an exciting match-up.  .   The winner… Read more »

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AHH Gadgets: What The Staff Is Using

  We at AllHipHop.com pride ourselves on being the innovators of news alerts for the nation’s mobile devices. While we all love to keep an eye on the newest technologies, a quick survey of the AHH staff found that we might not be the most advanced with our personal mobile gadgets. Dynasty Williams tried to tell us he uses a Skytel pager,… Read more »

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Movie Review: Mr. Untouchable

    Mr. Untouchable (Magnolia Pictures) is a film about Leroy “Nicky” Barnes, a former junkie at age fourteen, who in 1965 was sent to prison for low level drug dealing. He later overcame his addiction when released from prison and became one of the biggest heroin kingpins in Harlem during the 1970’s. Director Marc… Read more »

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Movie Review: American Gangster

American Gangster (Universal Pictures) is one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year. Even prior to its release the film has already created such a buzz that it’s hastily cemented its place alongside other iconic films which celebrate the life and times of the gangster such as Tony Montana in Scarface, Don Corleone… Read more »

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Britney Spears: Blackout

The moment that blog readers around the world have waited for has arrived: Britney Spears’s new album, Blackout [Jive/Zomba]. Since much of the marketing for the album relied heavily on news coverage of Britney’s personal troubles, many are curious as to what resulted. Watching Spears is like watching an aircraft go down – you know… Read more »

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NFL WEEK 8 Picks

Earlier this week on ESPN SportsCenter, Mike Greenberg of Mike and Mike in the Morning asked Hall of Famer Steve Young who was the better QB, Tom Brady or Peyton Manning?  Young reacted as if his manhood was being questioned and thought that was a ridiculous question.  He didn’t attempt to answer the question and… Read more »

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Jackie Long: New Jack Swing

Jackie Long may play an egotistical hard ass in his latest big screen venture The Comebacks, but in reality, he’s just a regular guy who enjoys good friends, good food and some good ol’ sexy music. While many may recognize his face and humorous shenanigans from supporting roles in film hits such as ATL and… Read more »

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Game Review: Dewy’s Adventure

    Game: Dewy’s AdventurePublisher: Konami Digital EntertainmentReleased: 2007Platform: Exclusive to the Nintendo WiiRating: 1 out of 5   I will admit that I have a soft spot for that quirky Japanese style of gaming. Those big-eyed, super cute characters and the off-the-wall storylines they become entangled in have always been intriguing to me. Dewy’s… Read more »

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Game Review: Eternal Sonata

It’s no secret that the Xbox is sorely lacking in the RPG genre and for the few years of the Xbox 360’s life cycle, it seemed like that trend was going to continue. However, in recent months, there has been an attempt to bolster Microsoft’s sore spot with some quality RPG’s, that have met success,… Read more »

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NFL WEEK 7 Picks

Now, I have a few questions before we start talking about the games.  What is with all of these ugly retro uniforms this year?  My God, some of them are horrendous. Let’s take a look for a moment.  Here are some of the teams we’ve seen so far this season.  The Eagles, The Jets, The… Read more »

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Shar Jackson: Act Too

When the concept for Celebrity Rap Superstar was announced, it conjured up the same emotions as when a new season of Surreal Life would start. Take that as you will, but once the show actually began – in the midst of pink hair, booty shakes, and terrible rap impersonations stood one talented young woman who… Read more »

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Game Review: The Orange Box

 The Orange Box, released by Valve, is a collection of 5 games, including Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2:Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Portal, and the long-awaited Team Fortress 2. Originally released as a Windows PC package, it has now being released on gaming consoles, first on the Xbox 360 and subsequently on the Playstation 3. … Read more »

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NFL WEEK 6 Picks

Dear Readers, Due to the magnitude of this week’s games and high volume of questions for the Original All Hip-Hop NFL Picks about the Others’ Picks. I will be taking all questions immediately following Sunday’s game. Sincerely, The Rowdy One p.s. Getcha Popcorn Ready 1pm games:   Minnesota Vikings (1-3) vs. Chicago Bears (2-3) Location:… Read more »

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Game Review: TMNT

    Game: TMNT Publisher: UBISOFT Released: 2007 Platform: Available on all systems, tested on the Nintendo Wii for this review Rating: 3.6 out of 5   The newest in a long line of video games for fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise, TMNT is not only the best console game out of… Read more »

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NFL WEEK 5 Wrap-Up

First let me say, I apologize to all of you guys this week for being late with the write-ups.  With work and family, this past week has been very hectic for me and I will try my best to get my write-ups and picks to you A.S.A.P.  You guys have been very responsive to the… Read more »

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Steroids: Is It Really That Serious?

    I love wearing my throwback jersey’s, especially those from the Negro baseball leagues.  These jerseys symbolize so many things: pain, suffering, success, fun.  But most importantly, they represent hard work that the individuals who wore them endured so that other African American players could achieve the American Dream:  baseball, hot dogs, apple pie,… Read more »

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Idris Elba: Across The Board

  As the child of a Syrian father and a Ghanaian mother, the Afro-British cinema and television actor Idris Elba built his reputation as a performer in sitcoms and cable dramas. His most notable role to date was on the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire, where he played business-minded drug deal Stringer Bell. Stringer… Read more »

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NFL WEEK 5 Picks

Last week, we saw some big losers.  The Mets were bumped from the play-offs on the last day of the baseball season, easily giving them one of the biggest collapses in sports history.  There were some big upsets in college football.  Some big upsets in the NFL.  And finally, we saw Marion Jones upset because… Read more »

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Game Review: Transformers: The Game

    Game: Transformers: The Game Publisher: Activision Released: 2007 Platform: Available on all systems, tested on the Nintendo Wii for this review Rating: 3.5 out of 5   Activision’s Transformers: The Game transcends the common movie tie-in with a robot bust up which ranks among the best videogame titles for the Cybertron natives, and… Read more »

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NFL WEEK 4 Wrap-Up

1pm games:   Atlanta Falcons (1-3) def. Houston Texans (2-2) Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA Score: 26-16   Okay, maybe I spoke too soon last week when I said the Falcons need to switch their starting QBs. Now that I think about, I didn’t, Joey Harrington still stinks.  But he had a hell of a… Read more »

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Various Artists: From Dubplate to Download (The Best of Greensleeves Records)

In celebration of 30 long years holding it down on the reggae scene, Greensleeves Records, recently released a 30 track, double disc collectable, From Dubplate to Download (Greensleeves), with every boom tune representing a year from the labels history.  Whether it’s Roots or Dancehall fans long to hear, this compilation has a handful of throwbacks… Read more »

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Depression and Hip-Hop: Are They Related?

    Images of strength have dominated Hip-Hop since its inception in the early 1970’s.  MC’s often professed superiority over other MC’s with lyrical wizardry and dominance on the microphone. Weakness was not an option, especially outward signs of weakness.  However, when it comes to saving your life or the life of someone you love,… Read more »

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Celebrity Style: Fall Fashion Trends

In today’s entertainment world, celebrity style can run the gamut from geek to chic, leaving you either inspired or feeling tired. With Fall right around the corner, AllHipHop.com took time out to highlight the season’s fashion trends via some stylish celebs. Whether you peruse the racks or the latest fashion mags for what to rock, take a little inspiration from the… Read more »

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Keyshia Cole: Just Like You

More like the queens of Soul from days past than today’s more common Pop divas, Keyshia Cole can sing her ass off. While most of today’s female “R&B” artists sell themselves with elaborate acts and top-dollar production, she is one of the few newer artists who lets her voice be the star of the show…. Read more »

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NFL WEEK 4 Picks

  First off, shout-outs to both New York teams for their big wins last week.  I was impressed with how both teams dug deep and played the kind of football that they are capable of playing.  Keep it up.  To my fantasy football family, the bye weeks have started.  Pay attention to your squad so… Read more »

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Diddy: Dollars & Scents

Regardless of what you think of Sean “Diddy” Combs artistically, as an entrepreneur he gets busy.  His storied rise in the music business from intern to mogul laid the blueprint for countless imitators to build upon with their own record companies. Diddy’s clothing extension, Sean John, has grown by leaps and bounds from their original… Read more »

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Shape Up: Seasons Change

  Hey what’s good everybody?  This is Darrell Butler, your new AHH Fitness specialist.  Just to give you a little background, I’m a certified personal trainer and strength coach with the American Council on Exercise (ACE).  I’m also the founder of Industrial Strength & Performance (I.S.P Fitness) and have trained at facilities throughout the nation…. Read more »

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Gilbert Arenas: Agent Zero

Every good player needs a dope nickname. Therefore, Washington Wizard’s guard Gilbert Arenas is set with his Agent Zero moniker. His exploits on the b-ball court wreaked havoc on NBA defenses enough to earn him All-NBA Second Team honors for the ‘06/07 season and off the court his charity (he donates money for every point… Read more »

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