Media | The LeBrons: Episode 1 | Video

Lebron James said his goal was to become a “global icon.” He took another step on Thursday with the premiere of his new animated web series, The LeBrons.  The characters are based on those featured in several Nike ads in 2006, including Athlete, Biz, Kid and Wise, with the actual Lebron voicing the Biz character.  … Continue reading

Review | Kenny Burns Documentary “B.U.R.N.S.”

Editor’s Note:  This piece originally appeared July 2010 at WASHINGTON, DC – Armed with an eye for talent, a smart mouth, and a winning spirit, Kenny Burns has turned himself into a brand.  In addition, he’s turned his life into a documentary film entitled, B.U.R.N.S. (Be Ultimately Realistic and Never Sell Out). Burns held … Continue reading

Mashonda Featured in KING Magazine | Media

Mashonda, Swizz Beatz’s ex-wife and star of the new VH1 reality series, Love & Hip-Hop, stripped down and opened up for the magazine’s The Women of KING issue.  From the looks of it, single life is treating her well.   On her newly single status, Mashonda said, “I recently went on a date, and it was … Continue reading

Prodigy Talks to The Source| Media| Video

One half of the Queensbridge duo Mobb Deep, Prodigy sat down with The Source for his first interview since being released from prison last week.  He speaks on topics such as Kanye West, his Unsigned Hype appearance, and becoming a poet.  The P is free. via rapradar

Wiz Khalifa Scores Rolling Stone Cover| Media| News

It’s been a big 2011 for Wiz. A song that became an anthem, topping the Billboard charts, and snatching up a semi-celebrity girlfriend.  The good times keep “rolling” with him scoring the cover of the March issue of Rolling Stone. Taylor Gang this. Bonus: Watch Wiz Khalifa’s latest video, “Roll Up,” after the jump.

Buzz Bissinger |White Fans Losing Interest in the NBA |Media

I came across this story when ESPN columnist, Jemele Hill tweeted the link. Author Buzz Bissinger is known for stirring up controversy.  This should do more of the same.  In a story for The Daily Beast, Bissinger explains why white folks don’t watch the NBA with the same interest they had when there were more … Continue reading

GQ’s Guide to the New NBA Golden Age|Media

With NBA All-Star Weekend approaching, GQ Magazine did an excellent spread on the league with breakout features on Kevin Durant and his Oklahoma City Thunder, “King” James being the best-dressed player, and why people generally love pro basketball.  This is required reading for NBA fans and/or groupies with hoop dreams, headed to L.A. via GQ