Movies To Check For: “Jumpshot”


As we enter the 75th year of the March Madness college basketball tournament it’s hard to be shocked. We’ve seen many upsets, cinderella stories, double & triple overtimes, and had our brackets busted. Especially this year, when it seems as soon as Warren Buffett put up a billion bucks for the perfect bracket, upsets happened out the gate. Creighton, Duke, Villanova, Kansas, Ohio State, and even my beloved Orange at Syracuse.

But there was one thing that happened this year, that I wasn’t expecting. While watching the ESPN College Game Day program I discovered the person with whom credit is given from inventing the jumpshot. A man by the name of Kenny Sailors. At the age of 92, Sailors attended the University of Wyoming and lead his team to the NCAA championship in 1943.

I really enjoyed watching the enthusiasm and happiness you can tell the sport of basketball has brought Mr. Sailors. Proof that doing something you love can truly keep you young. If you haven’t seen this short documentary called “Jumpshot” yet take 7 minutes out of your day and check it out. Don’t forget to work on your jumper though.

As we watch UCONN upset #1 Florida tonight, and get ready for Kentucky vs. Wisconsin next. How those brackets holding up out there?


Fashion: Pharrell Covers April Issue of GQ Magazine


Make sure you check out Skateboard P on the new cover of GQ Magazine. Pharrell speaks on his “In My Mind” LP vs. his latest “G I R L” LP and of course touches on his sense of style including his latest Vivienne Westwood “Buffalo” Hat that has everybody talking lately. Check out a video excerpt below. The April issue of GQ is on stands now.


Events: Señor Kaos Speaking At Industry Fusion Tonight 4.1


If you’re in ATL. You can catch me speaking tonight at the monthly Industry Fusion event at Apache Cafe. The event is designed to inspire and connect the music and creative scenes here in ATL. Tonight I will sharing my story and touching on the importance of word of mouth marketing in building your brand in the digital landscape that we currently live in.

Emcee Great Scott & Allah’s Apprentice will be speaking as well. Add on to that an open mic after the speaking concludes. Apache Cafe is at 64 3rd Street in Midtown. RSVP at savagefam.eventbrite.com


Video: Nas & Michael Eric Dyson In Conversation At Georgetown University

In case you weren’t in DC to witness this magical moment. The whole video is here for you.

Nas and professor Michael Eric Dyson sat down for an in-depth conversation about Illmatic and its impact on the landscape of Rap over the past 20 years, the state of Hip-Hop today and much more. The talk was moderated by professor James Peterson of Lehigh University. Spotted at Nah Right


New Music: 6 Rings “Ultra Beat United” Feat. Number 2, Punchline, 4-IZE, Señor Kaos & Headkrack


It’s been a long time… we should’t… you know how the rest goes. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. In these days and times rappers record and release every thought they create on the Internet in real time. Music is a craft… a food that needs to be cooked properly so the listener can enjoy all the flavors when they make contact with the taste buds.

What happens when you mix a pot with emcees from Chicago, Atlanta, and New York? You get “6 Rings” a crew of champions that consists of emcees: 4-IZE, Number 2, Punchline, Señor Kaos, and Headkrack.

Ok.. Now gone head and eat up. But don’t forget to save room for desert… cause TRUST there is more coming. You’ve been warned.


Events: Phife Dawg – “Dear Dilla” Video Premier

Last month before hitting the road for a minute I was invited to Phife Dawg’s (A Tribe Called Quest) video premier for “Dear Dilla” a tribute to the late great James “J Dilla” Yaney who would of turned 40 years old on February 7th, 2014. This premier marked the first time anyone had seen the new video before it was launched online on OKP. The premier was something like a reunion for ATL creatives. Artists, DJ’s, Marketers, & Scenesters all came out to catch a peep of the new video. The gathering took place at Midtown Art Cinema (aka Landmark) where guests were treated to food and beverages before being ushered into the theater for the videos premier.

Special guests for the evening: Chicago video director Konee Rok, DJ Rasta Root, 4-IZE (who actually plays the part of Dilla in the video), Boog Brown (who performed a piece of Dilla’s “The $” as a poetry piece), and of course the man of the hour Phife. In addition to seeing the video there was also a Q&A where Phife spoke about working with Dilla, his health situation (which is played out in the video), as well as why he felt it was important to create this track. He also mentioned he would be releasing a new solo LP entitled “MUTTYMorphosis” real soon. Well keep you updated on the new project when we learn more. For now make you check out the video for “Dear Dilla.”

Note: After the premier in ATL, Phife & DJ Rasta Root flew to Detroit the next day for the “Dilla Day” festivities where the video was then premiered to friends and fam in the Detroit City. All photos courtesy of Kat Goduco
View more info + press release Here.




Food: Styles P Talks Juicing & New Juice Bar


In the late 80′s and early 90′s rappers used their music to spread wisdom. One of the tracks that stands out the most for me is “Beef” by KRS ONE where the Blastmaster discusses how eating cow is bad for your health. I had NEVER heard a message like this until this song. It took some years and more research, but I finally stopped eating Beef and have been cow free for the past 15 years.

In addition to eliminating beef from my diet, I started to get into juicing, which started with a fruit smoothie fascination.

It’s amazing the power that music and artist have to provoke thought, yet all we typically hear and many consumers seem to care about is messages of sex, violence, and drugs. That’s why I was more than thrilled to see Styles P (The Lox) has opened up his own juice bar in NYC and has been making his rounds speaking about the importance of juicing.

In the interview below he talks to the good people at Frank 151 about juicing and why he opened up the “Juices For Life” juice bar. It’s great to see a rapper speaking about being healthy in public again. From listening to music kids know what the latest drug is, how to sell it, how much it cost for a lot of it (Mr. 17.5) but can’t tell you what vitamin C does for the body. Time to reverse this trend.

I’m definitely going to check this place out on my next trip to NYC. If your in the BX you find this spot in Parkchester area at 1026 Castle Hill Ave & Chatterton. The reviews on Yelp look pretty great as well.

Happy Juicing.


Events: Boom Bap w/ Diamond D Tonight


Going down tonight. Special DJ sets by Diamond D (D.I.T.C.), Case Bloom, Rate, & Gee Supreme.
Classic Hip Hop & Breaks.

@ The Basement behind Graveyard Tavern.


Events: Spread Love ATL Tonight!


Spread Love is happening in ATL tonight. The “We Love The 90′s” edition will be celebrating the life of J-Dilla who’s 40th birthday was celebrated earlier this month.

The event features a awesome line up of DJ’s including: DJ Kemit, Rasta Root, and special guest Maseo from De La Soul. Phife Dawg will also be in the place with artwork on displays from ATL’s own Eric Nine. With this type of line up anything can happen.

Check HERE for tickets ASAP and know early arrival is suggested.


Advertisement: Nike Flyknit (Video)

Flyknit was introduced by Nike just before the 2012 London Olympics. The Flyknit Racer & Trainer came first followed by the Lunar Flyknit One, Free Flyknit, and most recently the Flyknit Max (Which are DUMB comfy by the way!). Now Nike has introduced the Lunar Flyknit 2. Over this past weekend the Swoosh launched this new commercial showing all the different variations of Flyknit and how something as simple as spool of yarn can be made into a performance feature for footwear.

The ad features Mr. don’t your mouth about the best, Richard Sherman, Alyson Felix, Ashton Eaton, Mo Farah, Lea Wallace, Jordan Hasay, Brandon Johnson, Evan Jager, and Kobe Bryant who we recently shared designer Eric Avar speaking to the Flyknit laced Kobe 9.

If you missed on TV check it out below.

Head over to Nike.com to learn more about Flyknit and how you can get your hands on these shoes.


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