May62012

Mental Warfare: The Documentary- Starlito

Starlito is a rapper from Nashville. He’s huge in Tennessee and throughout the south. He’s probably currently the favorite rapper in my hometown. When he drops something, my twitter timeline blows up with people talking about it. I also feel like he’s one of the most regional rappers there is. Now that I’m in school in Chicago, NOBODY knows who Starlito is. I’m a fan because I enjoy his style, his content is diverse, but mostly because of the inside look he gives you into him making his music and the inspiration for it. This video is phenomenal. It gives you an all-access pass into the makings of “Mental WARfare,” his newest mixtape, which you can scoop right here. It’s a great tape, especially if you want to hear about someone’s struggle in life. My favorite song is “WTF,” which is more of a banger than an emotional song. His 2011 mixtape entitled Step Brothers” with Memphis-based rapper Don Trip was named the 8th best rap album of 2011 by Spin Magazine. That’s only one slot behind Jay-Z and Kanye’s “Watch the Throne.” I hope you’ll watch this video and give me some feedback. I’ll continue to bring you material from both Lito and Trip, because I always want to put on for Tennessee.

May42012

Jams From the Day: Cassie- Me & You

I had not heard this song in an incredibly long time until just the other day. As I was leaving the gym, this came over the speakers. I stayed until the song ended. This was my jam back when Mama Michel was still driving me around. If I had friends in the car, they’d all get pissed when it came on. I think I might have been the only dude my age jammin’ out to this song at that time. I think it’s safe to say that in hindsight others will join me in the jam fest. Enjoy!

4AM

Boobie’s 16 Favorite NBA Postseason Moments

With the NBA Playoffs now in full swing, I thought it would be a great time for me to tell everyone what my favorite postseason performances are. We already have had some phenomenal shots and games so far in this postseason, like KD’s game-winning floater over the Mavs and LeBron’s ultra-efficient Game 1. While neither of those made the cut, some of you might have had the privilege to have seen a few of these live. The rest, however, are performances that most of us probably only know of and about through ESPN Classic and other similar programming. Regardless, each of these is special to me. Some performances are inspirational, some are funny, some are utterly insane. I chose to limit it to 16 to make sure each was actually endearing to me and also because 16 teams make the Playoffs each year. Remember, these are my favorites, not the best. Otherwise, Elgin Baylor’s 61 points and 22 boards in the Finals would’ve made the cut. Wait no longer, here are Boobie’s 16 Favorite NBA Postseason Moments:

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12AM

Global Guts: Those Kids Were Wack!

I apologize to the random weirdos that the people from Nickelodeon chose to be on this show, but I, as well as pretty much all of my friends, would have destroyed you! They picked the absolute worst and most uncoordinated kids. Wish I could’ve had my 15 minutes of fame…

May22012
Kanye. You can’t hoop in some girl’s running shorts and running shoes. Strap on your #KobeSystems or the Jordans you always yap about!
nbaoffseason:

Here’s a picture of Kanye playing basketball. Where’s his #KobeSystems?
@Suga_Shane

Kanye. You can’t hoop in some girl’s running shorts and running shoes. Strap on your #KobeSystems or the Jordans you always yap about!

nbaoffseason:

Here’s a picture of Kanye playing basketball. Where’s his #KobeSystems?

@Suga_Shane

8PM

Butler Upgrading Conference. Should be Fine

I love the way the Butler basketball program is run and how Brad Stevens conducts himself. The program plays in Hinkle Fieldhouse, a US National Historic Landmark, that was built in 1928 and served as the film site for the final game in “Hoosiers.” The fieldhouse, in my mind, symbolizes the program. They are old school.

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4PM

Jams From the Day: Lloyd ft. Lil’ Wayne- I Want You

This will probably be a recurring theme of posts. Jams From the Day will be me sharing songs that I really liked back in the day that I somehow stumbled across recently. Here’s the first one. This was a regular on the radio years back and I get in a great mood when Lloyd says, “Stop, wait a minute.”

May12012

2pac: The Lost Interview

I’m a huge Tupac fan. I think he was amazingly talented as a rapper and actor. I also think he had some radical ideas stemming from his extremely unique thought processes. I wish he would’ve had the opportunity to live longer, because his ideas, along with his extreme passion had the potential to impact society in a major way. That said, this is a very, very interesting interview. Apparently, it conducted by Angie Martinez from Vibe Magazine prior to Tupac’s death. The reason it was never released was because of the rawness of it, which is completely evident. She finally released it in 2010, in honor of Tupac’s birthday. Also evident is the fact that Tupac is extremely paranoid, probably stemming from the false accusations of rape and his getting shot five times. Language and paranoia aside, this interview is EXTREMELY interesting. A lot of what he says is thought-provoking in a multitude of ways. I definitely recommend you watch this. It will give you a better understanding of one of music’s more interesting enigmas and open your mind up to some thought.

April302012

Donate to Charity Kim!

I found this on twitter, so don’t accuse me of being all into fashion. If you know me, you see me with my outfit of maroon track pants, boat shoes, and a hoody. According to styleengine.com, the jacket Kim is wearing in the picture below costs $2,799 and the little thing she has in her hand costs $4000. The sales tax on those alone cost more than anything I own. I’m sure she does a little here and there for people, but seriously, buying stuff that expensive on the regular is a waste of money. She only does it so people think highly of her anyway. Donate to charity! And don’t forget, Ray J made you!

Also, is it just me, or are Kanye’s pants sagged a little too low and he might not be wearing any drawers?

(Source: styleengine.com)

12AM
vibemag:

In celebration of Think Like A Man winning the box office for a second straight weekend, we present…
The 28 Sexiest Shots Of Meagan Good

vibemag:

In celebration of Think Like A Man winning the box office for a second straight weekend, we present…

The 28 Sexiest Shots Of Meagan Good

12AM

Videos for Hoopheads: April 30, 2012

This is the first installment of “Videos for Hoopheads,” my weekly post that will release every Monday containing five videos I recommend serious basketball fans watch, plus a brief synopsis. Let’s wait no longer.

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April292012
2PM

Top 10 Moments in U.S. Sports

By Lucas Forstrom

International sports are the best. If a United States team is playing, count me in. I’m a fan of them and I’m down to watch. From curling, to swimming, to soccer and everything in between. Team USA represents my country and they are my team. The moments produced by a team with an entire nation behind them are flat-out the most inspirational in all of athletics. Hit the jump for the Top 10 Moments in United States national team sports history.

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1PM

Don Trip is Gonna Blow!

I’m from Tennessee, born and raised. That’s why I’m going to always put on for Tennessee, regardless of how far Memphis is from Oak Ridge. A lot of people know Don Trip because he was named to XXL’s Freshman Class, a list in which I think he is one of the two or three legitimately talented rappers. I know Don Trip because of Step Brothers, his mixtape with Nashville rapper Starlito, who is ridiculously popular in my hometown. In the webisode, Trip gets the co-sign from Timbaland at SXSW in Austin, TX. That’s pretty big! In my opinion, he’s going to take off big time in the near future. Hopefully he brings Lito with him, because that would be very fun for me to follow. I’ll probably share future webisodes from his “Help Is On The Way” series. In the meantime, check out Trip’s single “Allen Iverson,” which blends great lyrics with clips from various A.I.’s press conferences and interviews.

12PM

Arizona-Bound SG Gabe York is EXCITING!

Arizona-Bound SG Gabe York (Orange Lutheran, CA)

Hit the jump for an absolutely INSANE senior year highlight mix!

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(Source: ballislife.com)

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