TAG: Ludacris

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

The 50 Greatest Basketball References In Hip-Hop History

Jay-Z

Jay-Z (photo. Nike)

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 »

NBA / Oct 25, 2013 / 12:45 pm

10 Hip-Hop Songs To Match 10 NBA Players

Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade (photo. Jonathan Mannion)

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 »

Smack / Feb 13, 2013 / 1:09 am

LeBron James Is Untouchable; Rudy Gay Makes A Game-Winner

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. David Alvarez)

We hate to keep leading Smack off with LeBron James, but it’s almost like we have to lock him in here on every night he plays. The dude is just too good. Check out some of these numbers. James was 11-for-15 shooting last night in the Heat’s 117-104 flaying of Portland, finishing with 30 points and nine assists. He’s made 60 of his last 80 shots overall. On NBA Coast 2 Coast, they showed a shot chart from his last few games, and every spot outside of the left wing and left corner was blaming red. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 31, 2012 / 4:45 pm

The 13 Best Halloween Photos From The NBA This Year

San Antonio Spurs

With the emergence of Twitter, and now more importantly Instagram, never before have we had such access to NBA players. It’s fun when they tweet photos of their food or their sneakers. That stuff’s always cool. But when Halloween hits the real fun begins. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 30, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Ludacris Turned Anthony Davis’ Unibrow Into The Best Halloween Costume Of The Year

Ludacris

Ludacis (Instagram)

Because of the Paralympian who dressed up on Halloween weekend as the lamp from “A Christmas Story” and this two-dog costume, earning the title of “Best Costume” this year has been a losing proposition for everyone else. It’s like when Larry Bird¬†showed up at the NBA’s inaugural three-point contest of 1986 and declared everyone else was shooting for second place. Wait, what’s that? Oh, Ludacris may have actually won the Halloween weekend with his Anthony Davis costume. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 21, 2009 / 4:30 pm

Heineken Red Star Soul Tour Hits NYC

Adrienne Bailon

Adrienne Bailon

The Heineken Red Star Soul Tour passed through New York City last weekend. Dime was able to hit up the show, which was invitation only and closed off to the public. The Red Star Soul event was held right in the heart of midtown Manhattan at Gotham Hall. With its pillars and marble detailing, the venue is usually reserved for big corporate functions, parties and wedding, but on this Saturday night it hosted a hip-hop concert. Read More »