I can’t front. I had really lost interest in the NBA Slam Dunk contest over the last couple of years. Mainly because none of the NBA’s bigger stars no longer participate in the contest. Gone are the days of Kobe, LeBron, Dwight Howard or Blake Griffin showcasing their athletic prowess instead its a bunch of […]

It’s no secret that I was rooting for Kentucky to win the national championship. I wanted the Harrison twins (Aaron & Andrew) to fulfill their collegiate destiny and get a ring. But I have to give it up to the stellar defensive guard play of Shabazz Napier & Ryan Boatright for never allowing the Wildcats […]

We all know Texas A&M QB and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel will be among the first players drafted this May by a quarterback needy NFL team. But it seems as if Johnny Football wants to show he is equally capable of being a high-flying guard in the NBA. (Rockets anyone?) Check out Johnny showcasing […]

I know LeBron James doesn’t care to participate in the Slam Dunk contest during All-Star weekend but I wish he would reconsider. LeBron has repeatedly said that he has no interest in the contest because he is only an “in-game dunker”. Well Monday after practice with the Miami Heat he gave a little reminder of […]

This young lady is dope.  If you judge this book by it’s cover, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Aesthetically, she appears to be the quiet friend of a friend that catches every eye in the room, but when she spits, she entrances her audience. Her words fly in like a superhero at world’s end. That […]

Tmbuktu is the coolest guy in the room. In every room. You meet him and instantly feel like you’ve known him for years; he’s the kind of guy ladies love and fellas just want to be seen hanging out with. His poetry is no different. His words voice our culture’s experience, past to present, and […]

I’ve known Ajali for some time, although I feel like we’ve just met. I’ve only seen her “Clark Kent” persona and foolishly thought she was who she appeared to be at work. Upon hearing her spit for the first time, I realized that Ajali the poet was her true persona. Ajali is a poet, more […]

Kayenne Nebula has one of the most powerful voices in poetry. Period. I recently had the pleasure of hearing her speak live, and as she began her recitation,  I watched her commandeer every set of eyes and ears within the power of her voice, which, apparently, was every set of eyes and ears in the […]