TAG: Joe Budden

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 20, 2013 / 5:00 pm

The 50 Greatest Basketball References In Hip-Hop History


A wise man once said “I swear sports and music are so synonymous ’cause we want to be them, and they want to be us.” There is a lot of truth in that quote, especially considering the influence the game basketball has had on the lyrics of our favorite hip hop artists. Emcees since the beginning of time have been referencing the NBA in their music. From Kurtis Blow to Jay-Z, the game of basketball and the rap game are inextricably linked. Read More »

Smack / Apr 29, 2013 / 1:42 am

An Unexpected Hero Slays The Knicks; Tracy McGrady Finally Makes The Second Round; L.A. Is Embarrassed

Jason Terry

Jason Terry admitted it after Boston’s season-saving seven-point overtime win over New York yesterday afternoon. The JET hasn’t had the greatest of seasons, falling off from a super clutch old timer to… just some guy who takes up space, gets tattoos he can’t back up anymore and does annoying fighter plane dances. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jan 10, 2013 / 11:30 am

Dime Q&A: Joe Budden Dishes On Upcoming Album & Why He Doesn’t Want New York To Play Boston

Joe Budden

From an ugly fallout with his former label Def Jam, to combating erroneous claims surrounding his relationships, Joe Budden has been on the opposing end of a disastrous battle against the world. He was virtually playing one on five. His candor served as a double-edged sword. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 15, 2012 / 3:00 pm

Go Inside Joe Budden’s Insane Sneaker Closet

Joe Budden

Joe Budden might be one of the biggest names in hip-hop, but even he started out in the sneaker game like a lot of us: he wanted the legendary playoff Jordan XIs and couldn’t get them. Naturally, now that he has the fame, the money and the connections to get pretty much anything he wants, Budden went back and grabbed all of the old Jordans he never could as a kid. But that’s not the entirety of his collection. Thanks to our friends at Nice Kicks, here’s a look at some truly crazy customs in Joe Budden’s closet. Read More »

Video / Sep 27, 2012 / 5:00 pm

Video: Members Of Slaughterhouse Compare Themselves To 1990s NBA Players


Between the hype of Cruel Summer, and Lupe Fiasco‘s new album going completely under the radar, everyone seems like they forgot about Slaughterhouse. Welcome to: Our House is Slaughterhouse’s major label debut, and it released on August 28. Recently, Dime‘s own Carl Lamarre caught up with some of the cats from the crew to ask them, among other things, which 1990s-era NBA players they would compare themselves to. Read More »

Video / Oct 12, 2011 / 6:30 pm

Eminem & His Crew Destroy The 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher

At the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards, Eminem brought his whole crew to the Cypher, and they killed it. From Yelawolf to Joe Budden to Crooked I to Joell Ortiz to Royce to Em, with Premo spinning, get ready for nearly nine minutes of lyrical destruction. Check out the complete Cypher here. The best part of the awards show by far…

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Smack / Jun 29, 2009 / 12:29 am

Two more teams get in the Rubio mix, and Jennings talks reckless

Ricky Rubio

Apologies to Al Jefferson, Kevin Love, Corey Brewer and anyone else who planned to get a serving of easy buckets in Minnesota, but with each passing day it’s looking more and more like Ricky Rubio won’t be suiting up for your squad. (Forgive Jonny Flynn and Sebastian Telfair if they’re not as upset about it.) Rubio skipping the Wolves’ rookie introduction press conference was the first bad omen, and this weekend was flooded with talk of the Knicks putting on the full-court press to get Minnesota to give up Rubio since he’s not exactly eager to play there. And yesterday, more reports surfaced that Rubio is getting offers from other pro teams in Turkey and Spain. Read More »