There was no love lost earlier today at the weigh-in for Saturday’s IBF super bantamweight title match between Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos. After completing their weight-ins, both fighters got nose to nose and immediately began trash-talking. Avalos ended the session by shoving Frampton, prompting their entourages to pull them apart.

Frampton (19-0, 13 KOs) weighed in at 122 pounds. Avalos tipped the scales at 121.9 pounds. The fight will take place at the Odyssey Arena in Frampton’s native Belfast, Ireland.

[Video] Action Bronson – “Actin Crazy”

Posted: February 27, 2015 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Green screen surrealism is the theme for Action Bronson’s new single off his forthcoming debut Mr. Wonderful. Pace yourself, Bronson.

[Video] Diamond D – “Superman”

Posted: February 27, 2015 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Diamond D and DJ are cruising (physically and lyrically) through the city in the latest video off D’s The Diam Piece album.


Open Mike Eagle addresses one of the biggest issues with America culture… celebrity worship. Eagle brings some incredulous humor to the topic that fits wells with the whimsical feel of Oddisee’s production. This single is the latest offering off Mello Music Group’s annual compilation Persona. (March 10)


DJ EFN has leaked another heater off his Another Time album, which drops on March 3. Talib Kweli, Redman and Wrekonize get blessed with a soulful sample flip courtesy of The Guild. Pre-order Another Time now via iTunes.

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Kyra Korchak – “What You Want”

Posted: February 26, 2015 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Vocalist. Student. Actress. Pimp. These are some of the words Atlanta-based artist Kyra Korchak uses to describe her eclectic endeavors. Her latest track, the Donovan Jarvis-produced “What You Want,” dropped earlier this month for all the Valentine’s Day lovers. If you slept, there’s no time like the present to catch up. If you’re feeling it, check out more of Ms. Korchak’s work HERE, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.


“Augmentation” is the first video off Rapper Big Pooh and Apollo Brown’s nine track EP Words Paint Pictures. The duo shot the visuals in Detroit with director Jay Brown and FX specialist Paul Mihailoff. In his own words, Pooh breaks down the meaning of the song:

Sometimes you have to destroy and rebuild in order to augment an idea. Augmentation is me destroying the idea that a lot of young cats have about a career in Hip Hop/Rap. We are trained to look at the exceptions and accept them as the standard. I just wanted to share some real game with up and comers, spectators, and those looking to make their mark.