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Jay Z Thinks Robinson Cano Is The Next Michael Jordan


I can deal with Jay Z’s hyperbole and exaggerative rap tone. It’s part of the game. Hip-hop music is based on competition, flair, skill and embellishment. When you own a modest two-family house, you say “I ‘m lampin’ i

Pras For President



After winning two Grammys and selling millions of records, Fugees’ #3 man, Pras, seems to have quietly disappeared from music and Hollywood. But fresh for November's election day, he returns with a new passion and focu

The Retirement of Mr. Me Too


As the 2013-2014 NBA season kicks off, we also say goodbye to Allen Iverson, who LeBron James considers to be

Meek Mill Releases “Ooh Kill ‘Em,” Judge Refuses To Let Him Move To Miami


Meek Mill took his time responding to Kendrick Lamar's verse in "Control," but Meek stepped up and released a track, one of the few rappers Kendrick named in the song to actually do so. 

But Meek might have finally g

While You Were Working: Iman Shumpert Got A Verse On Michelle Obama’s Album


Iman Shumpert will appear on Michelle Obama's upcoming album on a track with Artie Green called "Pass The Rock."

Here's a

Skateboarding’s New Diversity Generation


Located at the southern tip of Manhattan, the L.E.S. Coleman Skatepark is easy to miss if you’re not paying attention. It’s in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge, and the howling trains that rush directly over the park periodically mask

N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton Changed the Game


In 1988, N.W.A.’s debut album, Straight Outta Compton, was both sparkling and startling. Their talent -- featuring one of the greatest emcees (Ice Cube), producers (Dr. Dre) and characters (Eazy-E) rap has ever seen -- jumped out fro

Good Morning: John Wall Re-Upped with Washington (Depsite Those Tattoos!)


John Wall re-signed with the Washington Wizards, earning a

Air Force 1 Forever, Part 2 (The Come-Up)


(Ed Note: Scoop Jackson wrote a three-part series on the history of Air Force 1's. Click here for Part 1 and look out for Part

Birdman’s Flying High On Pop Culture’s Unpredictable Path


Chris “Birdman” Andersen looks like a cross between an ’80s punk rocker and rapper Machine Gun Kelly. His basketball skills are average. He doesn’t get you but five p