When Allen Iverson left town after being traded to the Denver Nuggets on Dec. 19, 2006, he departed without having any words with 76ers coach Maurice Cheeks. Fifteen months later, they still haven’t spoken. The relationship between Cheeks and Iverson may have started going downhill after an incident on Nov. 29, 2006. The two had words at practice. Iverson left, and then didn’t attend a mandatory team party and was fined $20,000. He then played in three games, the final one on Dec. 6, a 121-94 loss at Chicago…….and we flashback to one of A.I’s finer moments…
Chad Johnson‘s offseason of discontent could be headed for its first showdown with the Bengals. The Bengals wide receiver, in a series of Los Angeles-based television appearances, said he would not participate in the team’s offseason strength and conditioning program beginning Monday. “I will not be there,” he said during a late afternoon stop at Current TV and Current.com. “There are a lot of issues that need to be dealt with. Nothing has changed.”
It’s been about a decade since the legendary Juice Crew last rocked a stage together, but in a matter of days, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Marley Marl, MC Shan, Roxanne Shante, and Craig G will reunite for a headlining performance at the fourth annual A3C Hip Hop Festival. Unfortunately, Masta Ace will not be able to make the trip because of some previously scheduled promotion for his new album.
The Juice Crew’s set goes down this Friday, March 21– right in the middle of A3C, which takes place at Atlanta’s CW Midtown Complex from March 20-22. Other performers at the festival include Clipse/Re-Up Gang, Del the Funky Homosapien, Three 6 Mafia, Little Brother, Jeru the Damaja, Aceyalone, Guilty Simpson, Akrobatik, and Public Enemy’s DJ Lord.
Festivalgoers can also check out a producer showcase judged by the Alchemist and No I.D. (with special appearances from DJ Toomp and Don Cannon), an early morning Clipse/Re-Up Gang signing at the flagship New Era store in Atlanta, and a panel discussion about women in hip-hop
So the idea is, you’re not gonna get to hear Consolers of the Lonely, the just-announced sophomore set from Jack White and Brendan Benson’s Raconteurs until it’s actually issued March 25 on Third Man/XL/Warner Brothers. That’s this coming Tuesday– six whole days!
You can, however, now gaze longingly at its tracklist and imagine what it’s gonna sound like. Will “The Switch and the Spur” be a country-rock jam? Will “These Stones Will Shout” be the Stones-y shouter? Could “Many Shades of Black” be their Sunn O))) homage? See, we don’t know, and you don’t either, and that’s what’s so great about all this. It’s like the last ten years never happened!
As you know, the Raconteurs are hitting the road in support of their new disc, and Raleigh, North Carolina’s Birds of Avalon have apparently been handpicked by the band to open their initial string of North American dates…read more at Pitchfork Media
Trill sells neat 200K
Snoop around 140K…
I’m really feeling these…
Here are some new shoes from the Nike camp which include the Nike Air Structure Triax and the Air Tech Challenge II. Both of these retro’s have some nice colorways from the past especially the “Hot Lava” colorway on the Air Challenge II. These are now available at Proper.
New from Vans is this “Paisley Bandanna” series which include three Classic Slip On’s. The Paisley pattern has Persian origins and symbolizes the Indian bodhi tree (the mango tree). Colors include blood red, crip blue and black 🙂
Our sources deep inside RIM tell us mid April to early May is going to the time when RIM gives birth to a few of its latest Blackberry’s…we’ll keep you posted as we learn more
From the NY Daily News
Abraham said he smelled marijuana and saw a green leafy substance on the center console as well as marijuana roaches and Dutch Master and White Owl cigars used to make blunts.
Santana, who was born in Harlem, also had a hand-rolled cigar laced with marijuana in his shoe, cops said.
In the trunk, police said they found 29 hollow-point bullets wrapped in a sock and $19,500 rolled in small bundles and hidden in a plastic bag filled with “hundreds of Jolly Rancher” candies. “
The Clippers are interested in signing veteran point guard Smush Parker, waived recently by the Miami Heat, for the rest of the season, Clippers sources said. The Clippers have targeted another NBA veteran point guard since buying out Sam Cassell‘s contract last month and after Ronald “Flip” Murray passed them over to sign with the Pacers.
In other news, Eliot Spitzer is resigning Monday…idiot!
As part of their Spring/Summer 2008 collection Head Porter Plus presents the Tattersall range. The Tattersall range consists of a series of water resistant jacket – there is a hooded parka, a regular jacket and also a raincoat. Each piece features a pattern all-over and comes in black and white.
The Head Porter Plus Tattersall range is now available in the Honeyee Store.
After the recent project of Kaws with Comme des Garcons, now follows a t-shirt collaboration with Dover Street Market. Same style as the previous collaboration, the t-shirts feature a Kaws character holding up the Dover Street Market sign. They will be available as of March 19th in 3 colorways.
With the recent boom in running retro styles, big brands have been digging through the old catalogs in search of next greatest hit. adidas has done well with this upcoming July release of the ZX 90s Run Tex. Everything from shape to construction seems extremely spot on with a good colorway to match. Stay tuned for more releases pertaining to Summer 2008.
Indian operators offering BlackBerry services, top executives of Canadian telco Research in Motion (RIM), the company that owns the brand, security agencies and officials of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) are expected to meet on March 14 to answer the concerns of security agencies in a bid to prevent having BlackBerry services terminated after the March-end deadline.
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