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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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STRESS: IT MIGHT KILL YOU

“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 »

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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 »

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