Without the NBA in our lives, we fans might have time for the things we’ve been putting off for too long. Maybe we’ll have time to finish that historical biography that sits next to the bed getting dusty. Maybe we’ll get more exercise. Maybe we’ll start following hockey? As we get closer to the end of year, we’ll take a look back at all things â€” inside basketball and out â€” that occupied our attention alongside the game we love. That means over the next few weeks, we’ll break down the best music, movies, styles, plays, players and more. Each debate will be put to a vote by you the readers, and by the close of the year, we’ll have compiled a list of the Top 11 of ’11. Read More »
If you’re down with Lil Wayne and Young Money Entertainment, then you already know about NYC’s Jae Millz. After signing with the label in 2008, Millzy has been working on his debut album, Nothing Is Promised, which is set to drop sometime in 2011. With that, check out his latest music video (commissioned by Ektio) featuring everybody’s favorite dunker, Jacob Tucker, and NYC streetball legend Jack Ryan.
Hot Rod has played basketball practically his whole life. But for him, the game is secondary to music, as the 50 Cent-signed artist has his new album set for release this fall. With his single “Dance With Me” going viral, I had the chance to speak with Hot Rod on the latest in basketball and his music. Read More »
If you missed Lil Wayne on ESPN First Take yesterday, he was his normal, cheery self kicking it with his old friend Skip Bayless. And with the release of Sorry 4 The Wait, Weezy’s first full release since leaving prison, ESPN caught up with him backstage to break down the sports references on his new mixtape, including shout outs to Jimmer Fredette and Stan Van Gundy.
Before you start asking for a review, stop. It’s only been out for less than four days, and I can’t ever bring myself to start calling something decent or horrendous for at least a few weeks (It’s like my opinion on Superbad. When I first saw it, it was underwhelming and slightly boring. Now that the hype died down, I can at least watch and chuckle at the cops). Read More »
Speaking of Lil Wayne, if you’re looking for a new song to ride to this summer, look no further than Jeezy‘s lead single “Ballin’” off his forthcoming album, Thug Motivation 103. While the music video for the Lil’ Lody-produced track just dropped, the storyline might look familiar as director Colin Tilley pays homage to Above The Rim while shooting at the Jose Marti courts in Miami. With that, check out the video below and make sure you watch the two behind the scenes films after the jump.
In the new issue of XXL which hits newsstands today, cover guy Lil Wayne talks about the release of his highly anticipated new album, Tha Carter IV, in addition to his retirement plans, Drake and Nicki Minaj‘s success, and why he’ll never record with Justin Bieber. But in addition to all that, Weezy takes us back to Sunday, June 12, when he was spotted partying with the Dallas Mavericks at LIV in Miami Beach. If the NBA made a commercial with a talking Larry O’Brien Trophy, this is what it would say: Read More »
It seems like Kemba Walker is everywhere these days, and he’s only going to become more popular once he hits the League. So in preparation for this Thursday’s NBA Draft, Kemba teamed up with DJ Skee to drop the “EZ Pass” mixtape, featuring music inspired by and inspiring to the future lottery pick from Rick Ross, Drake, Kanye West, Wale, Lil Wayne and much, much more. Check out the tracklist and download it after the jump. Read More »
With the Denver Nuggets heading into Game 2 this evening in OKC â€“ and looking to exact revenge from the Thunder’s 107-103 game one victory â€“ they’re going to need positive minutes from the bench to be successful. Which is why the play of guard J.R. Smith is even that much more needed. In Game 1, Smith logged a modest 17 minutes of action – down from his 25-a-game regular season average – scoring nine points in that time. Read More »
After Chris Paul‘s performance in Game 1, I figured Nicki Minaj was an honorary Kardashian or something. But then I stumbled upon a trend. With Lil Wayne‘s “I Am Still Music” tour moving on to the U.S. Airways Center last night in Phoenix, rap’s Barbie decided to bring another All-Star point guard, Steve Nash, out for a lap dance. After watching the video, I think Vince Carter‘s tweet sums it up, “If y’all could have seen @SteveNash face when @nickiminaj got on top of him… #Classic.” Next stop on the tour is Los Angeles this Friday. And with the Lakers in New Orleans, I guess that means Mo Williams is the next All-Star point guard in line…