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 »



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 »