Chicago breeds superstars. As far as basketball, they have that covered. But in entertainment, they aren’t bad either. Common, once known strictly as one of the illest emcees in hip-hop, has now branched out to become an actor, model and a public speaker.
But one thing he says he will never forget were his experiences as a Chicago Bulls ball boy during the early-to-mid 1980s. His timing was perfect; he was there just as the old regime was being run over and toppled by an exciting rookie from Chapel Hill, Michael Jordan. Read More »
Baron Davis schooling helpless New York City pedestrians? Classic. The fact it’s over a J Dilla track (from Dilla’s latest album, Jay $tay Paid, in which our boy DJ Reason A&R’d with Pete Rock) and has cameos from Common, DJ Clue, Jim Jones, and Irv Gotti (plus his Bentley) make it that much cooler.
This will get the LeBron haters’ blood pressure up. The Orlando Sentinel polled 11 “NBA experts” (a.k.a. media) to handicap the Eastern Conference for next season, and the Cavs were given the No. 1 spot. The Celtics ranked second, and Orlando third. Apparently replacing Hedo Turkoglu and Courtney Lee with Vince Carter and Matt Barnes was seen as a step backwards for the Magic, while a healthy Kevin Garnett and the addition of Shaq helped pushed Boston and Cleveland to the top … Read More »
Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard and almost everyone from the New Jersey Nets were at the Izod Center yesterday filiming “Just Wright,” a movie starring Queen Latifah and Common. The story revolves around a sports trainer (Queen Latifah) who finds herself falling in love with a professional basketball player (Common) while rehabilitating him from a career-threatening injury. Check the clip below.