Posts Tagged ‘New York’


Right on time. While protests continue to rage around the U.S. following the decision not to indict the cop who killed Eric Garner with an illegal chokehold, NY emcees Maino and Uncle Murda’s “Hands Up” delivers some needed social commentary.

Emcees and entertainers aren’t obligated to speak on social issues, but there needs to be a different level of respect for those who do. Some might not have expected it from these two considering their street reps. However, remember the line from Andre 3000.

Is every nigga with dreads for the cause?/Is every nigga with gold for the fall?/ Naw, so don’t get caught up in appearance…

[Video] AZ – “Red Magic”

Posted: August 19, 2014 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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I’d normally caution against taking random drugs from shady characters, but it proves worthwhile in AZ’s new clip for “Red Magic.” After consuming an experimental drug that allows him to access the full capability of his brain (sound familiar?), AZ becomes a supreme lyrical and physical beast. You can purchase “Red Magic” HERE.

Mike Perez vs Bryant Jennings

Photo Credit: Will Hart/K2 Promotions

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK — Undefeated heavyweights Bryant Jennings and Mike Perez spent the afternoon at the Empire State Building’s 86th Floor Observation Deck. The two are just days away from a July 26 showdown that will anoint the mandatory challenger for Bermane Stiverne’s WBC title.

The fight will be a co-feature to Gennady Golovkin vs. Daniel Geale, airing this Saturday on HBO at 9:30 p.m. ET.


The Lox – “New York”

Posted: March 2, 2014 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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The Lox play no games when it comes to repping their home state of New York. Over a vintage sample (Pudgee’s “Think Big” w/ Biggie and Lord Tariq), the Lox bring some heat to open the month of March.




VERONA, NY — Last night’s Mayweather Promotions exhibition was disrupted when underdog veteran Derek Edwards (27-3-1, 14 KOs) shocked previously undefeated Badou Jack (160101, 11 KOs) with pinpoint right hands to score a first round knockout.

Edwards was stepping in looking to time a right hand counter, and barely needed 30 seconds before he caught Jack coming in with an overhand right. Jack crashed to the canvas and got up on unsteady legs. When attempting to clinch, he was clubbed to the floor a second time with another right followed by a glancing left hook. Jack again beat the count, but couldn’t stand up straight, resulting in the referee appropriately calling the fight off.


As they say, this is why they fight the fights. Edwards came into this fight 1-3-1 in his last 5 bouts, with 2 of the defeats coming via knockout. And yet, he bulldozed Jack with the first solid punch he landed. You never know how style matchups are going to flesh out until the fighters actually get in the ring.

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Photo Credits: Chris Farina/Top Rank

NEW YORK CITY, NY — Yesterday, Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley completed their two-city press tour to promote their April 12 pay-per-view rematch in Las Vegas. Below are selected photos from the media event.


Last month, 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions held a their first ‘Big Apple Boxing” show in the mogul’s native Queens, New York. Over the weekend, 50 released this video recapping the entire card. As you can see from the list of performers, 50 was attempting to draw in the casual fans who love the music but not necessarily the sport. While I’m not personally a fan of music performances during a boxing show, it was a smart move in this case considering what most know 50’s brand for. Hopefully this will be the first of many cards the G-Unit founder will bring to NYC.