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MOVIE REVIEW: Next Day Air

This surprisingly dark comedy about a group of present day Boys in the Hood, stars Mike Epps as guff ball Brody, Wood Harris as wanna be-gangster Guch and Donald Faison as slacker Leo, the central figure. Set in South Philly, the “Next Day Air” chronicles a day-in-the-life of these three opportunist and unapologetic characters who… Read more »

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Alfamega: Y’all Ain’t Gonna Do S**t!

“Do you have something to say to Alfamega?” I have written about snitching a few times in my day. Remember “21 Questions for Cam’ron” and “To Snitch or Not To Snitch,” from a few years ago? Everybody is talking about Alfamega now! For those living in a dungeon, thesmokinggun.com somehow unearthed ancient court documents suggesting… Read more »

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Fashion Brand Profile: Nooka

It started off with him simply sketching ideas on a napkin, which he then tweaked and eventually patented. As stated on the company’s website, “the linear and graphic representation of time with Nooka timepieces presents a more intuitive way to view time.” The visual mass increases as time passes, giving weight to an ephemeral and… Read more »

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Should Artists Replace Teachers?

“So, ‘untitled’, it is/ I never change nothin’/ But people remember this: If Nas can’t say it, think about these talented kids/ With new ideas being told what they can and can’t spit/” —Nas, “Hero,” Untitled, 2008. “…  I’m hoping someday maybe/ They don’t obey their parents/ Maybe they will obey me/ Future for the… Read more »

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Knockout Nation: Pacquiao Annihilates Hatton! Mayweather’s Back! RIP Greg Page

Pacquiao Steamrolls Hatton in 2 Manny Pacquiao’s rampage through multiple weight classes continued last Saturday (May 2) with a thorough destruction of 140 champion Ricky Hatton. Pacquiao began round one circling the predictable Hatton, who rushed forward to crowd and maul the pound for pound #1 on the inside. But Manny immediately showed the huge… Read more »

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Trend Alert: Distressed Denim

After those clean, raw jeans made their rounds for some time, heavily distressed denim is all the rage once again.   As featured in of our previous “Trend Alerts”, the “boyfriend jean” looks best worn in and with some destruction. But even other fits, like the skinny jean, are getting ripped up.   Jessica Alba… Read more »

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Fashion: What’s Hot in your ‘Hood?

Complex captured Yamez in PA wearing WeSC,Nike, and New Era   As pictured above, Complex magazine features random people from the streets in each issue to scope out what they’re wearing.   We’ve run through a few current runway to street trends in recent posts, such as the “boyfriend jean” and lightweight rompers for ladies,… Read more »

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