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 »



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 »



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 »



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 »



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 »



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 »



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 »



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 »



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 »



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 »



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 »



NFL WEEK 3 Wrap-up

Game of the Week: NY Giants (1-2) def. Washington Redskins (2-1) Location: FedEx Field, Landover, MD Score: 24-17   Finally, the G-men got it together, for the time being.  After two abysmal losses and tons of turmoil to start the season, the Giants needed a win in a big way and they did just that. … Read more »



NFL WEEK 2 Wrap-Up

All Hip-Hop NFL Week 2 Recap   This is the first of weekly NFL recaps.  Sorry there wasn’t one for Week 1, but I was too busy celebrating my San Francisco 49ers win over the Arizona Cardinals.  Besides, that was the past, let’s take a look at Week 2:     Game of the Week:… Read more »



Francois Girbaud: Test Of Time

    The tale is as old as time: never burn your bridges. During a celebration for his new line of denim this summer, the once popular Francois Girbaud lit the match that sparked controversy with some of his biggest supporters – the Hip-Hop community. In comments made to the New York Observer, the fashion mogul all but… Read more »



Lil’ Mo: Pain & Paper

Unless you were in the “know” in the music industry, you were probably surprised that Lil’ Mo had a new album coming out—or you simply lost interest years ago. After years of her legal battles making more headlines than her music, Lil’ Mo has returned with Pain & Paper (Honeychild/Koch). It’s hard not to feel… Read more »



M.I.A.: Kala

It literally took about thirty drummers to get the gigantic sound of the bizarre dance masterpiece “Bird Flu,” and the effort shows. Unlike her debut (which was recorded in a relatively contained and personal fashion) M.I.A.’s Kala (Interscope) traveled the world with her, all the while taking on bits and pieces of India, Liberia, Jamaica… Read more »



Mr. Marcus: Come To Daddy

If you’ve ever watched an adult film from the late ‘90s or today, you might know who Mr. Marcus is. And if you’ve never seen his work, some might say there are a few things to gain from watching him in action. Known for wearing his baseball cap while performing, Mr. Marcus has been in… Read more »



Andre 3000: Class of 3000 Music, Vol. 1

Andre 3000, born André Lauren Benjamin, is one half of Hip-Hop’s buried treasure, Outkast, an accomplished musician and actor, and now Sunny Bridges, a prize-winning musician who gives up touring to teach at his alma mater. Class of 3000, co-created, executive produced and starring Benjamin, is Cartoon Network’s latest attempt to progress with the times…. Read more »



Billie Holiday: Remixed & Reimagined

Lady Sings the Blues meets the new millennium with this outrageous and daring reintroduction of Lady Day.  Remixed & Reimagined (Columbia Legacy) is a true masterpiece that expands the expectation of “new music” in an era where predictability is expected.  Billie Holiday’s unique jazzy style made major noise throughout the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s and… Read more »



Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest: Montego Bay, Jamaica

Catherine Hall Park in Montego Bay, Jamaica was flooded with Reggae music’s hottest talent accompanied by thousands of local and international fans during the 15th annual Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest, July 15th-21st. Sumfest, Jamaica’s only annual week long music festival dedicated to supporting and promoting the lands indigenous music, was divided into three nights of… Read more »



Pac Man Jones: From The NFL to Pro Wrestling

After weeks of speculation, Tennessee Titans cornerback and return specialist Adam “Pacman” Jones is the newest member of Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling.   The former West Virginia University student, who signed an exclusive contract with the pro wrestling company, will make his firs in-ring appearance Thursday (Aug. 9) on TNA’s iMPACT! television show.  … Read more »



Christian Audigier: Rise And Shine

Christian Audigier set trends with his crystal-laden, detailed designs. There aren’t many celebrity events where you won’t see a signature Ed Hardy cap bearing shimmering skulls and crossbones, a flaming tiger or a studded geisha girl. The stars need to have their favorite Ed Hardy designs wherever they go, and Christian Audigier makes it all… Read more »



Soulive: No Place Like Soul

With their sixth studio LP, No Place Like Soul (Stax), the New York-based jazz/funk trio Soulive looks to further distance itself from the jam band scene. In an attempt to push its sound in a new direction, the band has added a new member, Boston-based vocalist Toussaint, who appears on most of the album’s tracks…. Read more »



Prince: Planet Earth

To be a Rock artist is one thing, but to be a true Rock Star is another. The first step towards the latter category often begins with creating a persona that’s not only larger than life, but larger than even the imaginations of the audience. Prince has certainly done that, but after thirty-plus years, it’s… Read more »



Bob Marley & The Wailers: Roots, Rock, Remixed

Summertime playlists are consumed with Bob Marley’s mellow rhythms, political awareness, and overall timelessness. In the spirit of updating remix projects heard by Motown, Verve, Blue Note and other boutique labels, Roots, Rock, Remixed (Quango) sidesteps the Legend followers for a pure Marley experience, with contemporary tempos, rhythms, and reconsiderations. Some of these mixes reach… Read more »




“Crush, kill, destroy stress… Pain stress / My brain can’t even rest / It’s hard to maintain the pressure on my chest ”-Organized KonfusionI wake up with the idea that somebody is trying to kill me frequently enough to worry me. In fact, the notion in itself is a coarse, raw form of tension that… Read more »



Ball 4 Real: Hoop Dreamchasers

    Hoops and Hip-Hop go better together than chicken noodle soup with soda on the side. Whether it’s Master P never giving up his dream, or Chris Webber banging out beats for Nasir, we’ve seen the glamorous side. But on the gritty, the Ball4Real ballers and rappers are kind of the same, both speak with… Read more »



Movie Review: Talk To Me

    Talk to Me is a homecoming movie for Washington, DC. It stars two of the best actors of today, Don Cheadle and Chiwetel Ejiofor. This fascinating story explores the life of a local deejay named Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene (Cheadle), an ex-con whose career began as a deejay in the socially conscience times… Read more »



Can You Kick It?

As we watch the barometer rise, we watch the clothes come off.  With little to adorn the body, the focus shifts to what to put on your feet. The barebones back-to-basics nature of summertime fashion means your footwear must be up-to-par.  Anyone can rock ordinary store-bought, ready-to-wear sneakers, but customized kicks are undeniably unique. As… Read more »



Kelly Clarkson: My December

Politics and music in the music industry have had a complicated long-lasting marriage. Question that? Just check the eve of Clarkson’s My December (RCA) release. She’s canceled a tour, fired her manager, and stories of her effort to release this “un-commercial” album flooded the media waves just as much as the album itself. Though Clive… Read more »



Kelly Rowland: Ms. Kelly

Stop feeling sorry for Kelly Rowland; she doesn’t need your pity. Since the effectual break-up of Destiny’s Child, Kelly’s stalled solo career has often been attributed to Beyoncé’s supposed “lead singer syndrome” or a nonsensical plot by Matthew Knowles to keep his biological daughter in the spotlight (as if he wouldn’t want them both to… Read more »