Posts Tagged ‘New York’


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.

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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 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.

90s raised me…


One of the main things (ie. criticisms) you’ve heard about the A$AP crew is that they sound like a southern click despite being from NY. Well, take a listen to “Trillmatic and see if you still hold that opinion. With Method Man killing his feature, a chorus straight out of Nice N Smooth’s playbook, and visuals that look like the A$AP Mob took a visit in the DeLorean back to ’96, this will have fans of that seminal decade hype.


Billing this anticipated video as “The Truth Will Set You Free,” Trinidad James gave an “apology without an actual apology” speech in admitting that he picked the wrong time and wrong venue to talk down on the state of New York Hip-Hop. Being here in Atlanta, the PR storyline spun on around James when “All Gold Everything” was hot was that he was “smarter” than what his image led you to believe. And once you got the mixtape and eventually the album, you’d realize he was a brilliant artist.


In that vein, he frames his comments as “tough love” designed to get NYC to start supporting its local talent like Action Bronson and Black Dave (as if those artists and similar ones like Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies etc. aren’t getting love just because they don’t have singles played 50 times a day on the radio). Something tells me Maino still wants to give his own tough love, preferably also on camera with James having a starring role.


Swanson Communications founder and public relations guru Kelly Swanson will step into the ring tonight at New York’s famed Gleason’s Gym to raise money and awareness for the “Give a Kid a Dream” foundation.

The charity’s mission is to use boxing to offer mentorship, networking opportunities and positive social outlets for inner-city youth.

Serving as the publicist for stars such as Floyd Mayweather and Bernard Hopkins, Swanson has worked closely with Golden Boy Promotions for the past several years, ranging from Mayweather’s record-setting 2007 year to the recent record-breaking “The One” event with Canelo Alvarez.

Tonight’s “Fighters4Life” Showcase can be streamed via or The event begins at 6 p.m. ET with Swanson’s fight scheduled for roughly 8 p.m.

Those interested in donating to Kelly Swanson’s fundraiser can do so HERE. For more information of her preparation for tonight, read her ESPN feature HERE.


Watch Kelly’s 1st round TKO win HERE starting at the 01:42:00 mark.


Trinidad James rose the ire of resident NYC enforcer Maino earlier this week by claiming “ATL runs NY” musically, and then adding if someone had an issue, they could “do something.” Well, that last part about “doing something” was the invitation to take things outside of music, which Maino eloquently explained to James via Twitter a few days ago. During a call earlier to Hot 97’s morning show, Maino says that James should apologize and get “disciplined” for his affront.

Violence should always be the last resort for any adult, but if you invite that type of energy carelessly, which James did indeed do in closing statements, then he should not be surprised that someone has taken him up on that offer.