NBA Rookies eating lunch (photo. Instagram/NBA)
We had a chance to speak with some of the newest players in the NBA last week during the 2013 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot as part of the four-day Rookie Transition Program that wrapped last Friday. While we enjoyed some of the high-jinks during the all-day affair, we also had to talk over a thrumming bass line as hip hop blared in the background for most of the day.
The loud setting plus the incredible lyrical moment from Kendrick Lamar during the debut of the Big Sean track, “Control” last night — featuring a K. Dot verse where he goes after most of his peers in the rap game — synthesized around our rookie mix. Read More »
The Fortune 500 emcee from Brooklyn’s Marcy Projects, Jay-Z — with opening act Justin Timberlake — rocked Fenway Park in Boston last night, and a few NBA players from different teams took in the show together. The Celtics’ Jeff Green, his former Thunder teammate Kevin Durant, and Clippers point God Chris Paul all got together at the sold out show, and Instagram has the pics. Read More »
/ Jul 25, 2013 / 5:01 pm
Drake (photo. Jordan Brand)
In a recent interview with Elliott Wilson of Rap Radar, Jay-Z went in-depth on dealing with the competition within the music world, the Trayvon Martin verdict, and even his perspective on parenting. But his appreciation for fellow worldwide superstar Drake, and his talents as the next guy in line within hip-hop, stood out. Read More »
In case you missed it as Game 5 went to the half, here is the Jay-Z commercial that mesmerized the world. The video shows Jay in the studio with luminaries like Pharrell, Swizz Beatz and Rick Rubin working on his new album and announcing its release date. Read More »
/ Jun 8, 2013 / 2:21 pm
Kevin Durant (photo. Nike Basketball)
USA Today reports that Kevin Durant will no longer be working with agent Rob Pelinka. The two sides cut ties, according to a source speaking on the condition of anonymity. Read More »
Skylar Diggins (photo. @skydigg4)
Life is good when you’re part of the Roc Nation Agency Family. Remember a few weeks back when we told you that Jay-Z signed Skylar Diggins as one of his first clients for his new sports agency?
Apparently, being one of Jay’s clients comes with perks. Check out Skylar’s new gift: Read More »
Everyone needs a little help, right? Michael had Scottie. Kobe had Shaq. Michael Jackson had The Jackson 5. LeBron needed D-Wade. Virtually everybody needs a helping hand to withstand the rigorous tremors on the road of life. But thus far in his young career, Kid Ink has established himself as a reputable independent artist with little to no help. Read More »
/ Apr 26, 2013 / 12:45 am
LeBron James (photo. Nike Basketball)
If you ask Brandon Jennings, he probably still thinks Milwaukee is winning in seven games. Everyone else? They know this series is over, especially after the Heat’s predictable shutdown second half in their 104-91 win to take a 3-0 lead. LeBron scored 22, Dwyane Wade had one of the oddest statlines (1-for-12 shooting, four points, 11 assists, nine rebounds, five steals and two blocks) you’ll ever see, and Ray Allen came off the pine smoking. Read More »
/ Apr 18, 2013 / 11:05 pm
There were no NBA games last night as we all take a breather before the playoffs start Saturday. That doesn’t mean the NBA universe was dormant though as front offices made moves and social media buzzed …
Remember when Jay-Z dropped a fired up “Open Letter” last week to address things that were pissing him off, including the attention he was getting for selling his stake in the Brooklyn Nets in order to become a sports agent? Yesterday afternoon he took a more even-keeled approach with the image you see above and the following post on his Life + Times platform to talk about his move and his relationship with the franchise: Read More »
Jay-Z at Barclays Center (photo. NBA)
Jay-Z may only be 43 years old, but lately he seems like a cranky old man. He’s been in the news a lot in the past week, with the two biggest stories being word that he’s selling off his ownership stake in the Brooklyn Nets in order to become an official sports agent [watch him show off his handle before a game this season] and the heat that he’s taking for a recent visit to Cuba. He is clearly not pleased with the attention.
So Jay, tired of the hoopla, he did what he does best, recording an impromptu track with Timbaland and Swizz Beatz that he penned last night.
The track is called “Open Letter,” and it takes direct aim at the Nets situation: Read More »