Detroit’s favorite son, Eight Mile star Eminem, released his new album Marshall Mathers LP 2 earlier this fall. He also dropped the first single “Berzerk,” complete with a Rick Rubin appearance in the Beastie Boys-inspired music video. Now Pistons mascot, Hooper, has teamed with Andre Drummond to spoof the “Berzerk” video with Hooper as Em and Drummond as the sensei producer, Rubin. Read More »
Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »
There aren’t many things more powerful than LeBron James going full speed to the rack on a fast break, but music is one of them. Music plays an integral part in a player’s mindset before he steps onto the hardwood. Look into an NBA locker room before a game; all you will see is a bunch of Dre Beats with music blaring in them. Read More »
The basketball culture expands further than the court, the players and their appearance. Music and basketball have also had their influence on each other through the years. As I scrounged the NBA this year, studying players and their style of play, I also happened to be listening to music. It’s simple, an easy comparison. Read More »
If there’s any genre of music that relates directly to the sport of basketball, it’s hip-hop. Like hip-hop, basketball is predominantly ruled by African-Americans, its legends often come from having nothing before eventually reaching superstardom, and it’s most popular in the inner cities of America. And just like rappers, there are great NBA players, bad ones, overrated ones, underrated ones, controversial ones, and plenty of others. Read More »
With the start of the 2013-14 NBA season rapidly approaching, we thought it only fair to share what makes each team so exciting. Ontologically speaking, all 30 teams deserve our eyeballs this season. Even disastrous lineups still present oodles of plays, personalities, highlights and headaches. Here are five things to keep in mind for each team before flipping the channel.
Next up, the remodeled Pistons. Read More »
Lamar Odom is having a rough summer. Reports surfaced he’s dealing with a serious drug problem. Then he went missing. Then he showed back up looking gaunt. Then he became a target for Twitter. Now he’s getting name-dropped on hip-hop records. Eminem released a new single called “Berzerk” earlier this week and the song — which is super weak, by the way — featured Shady rhyming about LO’s marriage to Khloe Kardashian (at the 2:35 mark). Read More »
Love him or hate him, Ole Miss junior guard Marshall Henderson is easily one of the most entertaining players in all of basketball, on any level. One of the few downsides to the arrival of the “Southwest Philly Floater“ is that we have no more Marshall in the NCAA Tournament trying to shoot (and taunt) his Rebels deeper into the Dance.
So we say goodbye to Henderson until next year (assuming he doesn’t declare for the NBA Draft … if he does we hope he has an updated passport). Check out this highlight mix mashed up with clips from Eminem‘s 8 Mile. Fins up: Read More »
Does 50 Cent still have it? The buzz certainly isn’t there like it used to be, but as for the actual content, you’ll soon be able to see/hear for yourself. His new album, Street King Immortal, is dropping Feb. 26, 2013, and this is the official video for the lead single, “My Life.” Featuring his old buddy Eminem, as well as Adam Levine, it shows the artists struggling to avoid the spotlight from a helicopter in a video shot at an abandoned train station in Detroit known as Michigan Central Station. Read More »
With the NBA Draft Lottery taking place, everyone has a better idea where likely draftees will land come June 28, 2012. Here at Dime, we’ve already begun our full-fledge draft coverage. Catch up on player profiles like Harrison Barnes, the weekly diary of Dion Waiters, and our latest mock draft. All of these features provide a glimpse into what to expect from the incoming influx of ballers. Yet, the perpetual interrelationship between hip-hop and hoopin’ can’t be overlooked. Read More »