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The Present: Founder of TheWellVersed.com & Producer for Jay-Z Life+Times YouTube Channel. Contributor for Fightnews.com, The Root, JET Magazine, Fight! Magazine and more. The Past: Former Editor-in-Chief of HipHopDX.com, former Executive Editor of Music at BET.com and former Managing Editor of HipHopSite.com

NBA 2K15 Takes Another Step Closer To An NBA Broadcast With New Trailer
August 27, 2014 – 8:08 am | No Comment
NBA 2K15 Takes Another Step Closer To An NBA Broadcast With New Trailer

Every year, the NBA 2K series reaches new heights. With already impressive game play, the next step is to simulate a true NBA broadcast. And with the latest trailer for NBA 2K15, we get a …

T.I. Releases “New National Anthem” In Response To Ferguson Unrest
August 22, 2014 – 10:07 am | No Comment
T.I. Releases “New National Anthem” In Response To Ferguson Unrest

As the situation in Ferguson, MO continues to rage on, those within the hip hop community are stepping up to speak out on the civil unrest where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by …

50 Cent Challenges Floyd Mayweather’s Ability To Read
August 21, 2014 – 6:29 pm | No Comment
50 Cent Challenges Floyd Mayweather’s Ability To Read

Once friends, now bitter enemies, Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent are still at odds with one another. Although the heat has been relatively calm between the two, 50 Cent decided to throw gasoline on the …

Watch Melissa Harris-Perry’s Tribute To Unarmed Black Men Killed By Police
August 18, 2014 – 10:17 am | 2 Comments
Watch Melissa Harris-Perry’s Tribute To Unarmed Black Men Killed By Police

“Unarmed.”
That’s the key word that MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry uses when naming some of the African-American men who have been killed by police.
“Unarmed.”
It’s a tribute that comes in the wake of the shooting death of 18-year-old …

Missouri Cops Kill Unarmed African American 18-Year-Old; Retaliation Promised By Hacktivists
August 11, 2014 – 3:42 pm | No Comment
Missouri Cops Kill Unarmed African American 18-Year-Old; Retaliation Promised By Hacktivists

Another day, another young, unarmed African American male gunned down by police. It’s becoming so commonplace that our society is slowly becoming numb to it.
The latest in police brutality comes courtesy of Ferguson, Missouri police, …

Is LeBron, Love & Irving A Better Big Three Than LeBron, Wade & Bosh?
August 8, 2014 – 9:33 am | No Comment
Is LeBron, Love & Irving A Better Big Three Than LeBron, Wade & Bosh?

Now that the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to send Kevin Love to Cleveland in exchange for 2014 #1 pick Andrew Wiggins, 2013 #1 pick Anthony Bennett and their #1 pick in 2015, it’s time that …

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier Brawl During UFC 178 Media Day
August 6, 2014 – 5:46 pm | No Comment
Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier Brawl During UFC 178 Media Day

UFC 178 is still over a month away but UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier have heightened interest due to their heated rivalry which bubbled over during a routine media day in …

Martin Lawrence And Chris Rock Were Snubbed By In Living Color
August 1, 2014 – 9:20 am | No Comment
Martin Lawrence And Chris Rock Were Snubbed By <i>In Living Color</i>

In Living Color was a trailblazing 90′s sketch comedy show where Keenen Ivory Wayans introduced the world to a predominantly black cast that eventually set off the careers of the Wayans Family, Jamie Foxx, David …

Watch DMX Lose His Mind On An Amusement Park Ride
July 30, 2014 – 1:27 pm | No Comment
Watch DMX Lose His Mind On An Amusement Park Ride

If this doesn’t make your day, I don’t know what will.
TMZ acquired video of DMX riding The Sling Shot in Orlando, FL. The video finds DMX and a buddy trying to mentally prepare for the …

The Ridiculously Awesome Avengers 2 Comic Con Promotional Art Poster
July 29, 2014 – 10:07 am | No Comment
The Ridiculously Awesome <i>Avengers 2</i> Comic Con Promotional Art Poster

During San Diego Comic Con, there were these totally awesome posters for the upcoming Avengers: Age Of Ultron movie being released in parts. Each poster focused on a different character (like the one above of …

Watch The Comic Con 2014 Red Band Trailer For Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
July 29, 2014 – 10:06 am | No Comment
Watch The Comic Con 2014 Red Band Trailer For <i>Sin City: A Dame To Kill For</i>

The 2014 San Diego Comic Con convention has come and gone but Dr. Jays was present to bring back a ton of goodies from the annual nerd festival. One of those goodies comes from the …

Could The Rock Be Playing DC Superhero Shazam In An Upcoming Movie?
July 23, 2014 – 9:32 am | One Comment
Could The Rock Be Playing DC Superhero Shazam In An Upcoming Movie?

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has always been one of those guys whom you can pretty much put in any role thanks to his racial ambiguity. The African American-Samoan actor and retired professional wrestler has played …

Check Out The Trailer To Aaron McGruder’s New Show Black Jesus
July 18, 2014 – 3:08 pm | No Comment
Check Out The Trailer To Aaron McGruder’s New Show <i>Black Jesus</i>

Although Aaron McGruder is no longer behind the groundbreaking animated series The Boondocks, he has been hard at work with another show that will premiere on Adult Swim on August 7.
Black Jesus will surely raise …

Floyd Mayweather Says It’s Racial Profiling To Ask Him About Justin Bieber
July 16, 2014 – 5:43 pm | No Comment
Floyd Mayweather Says It’s Racial Profiling To Ask Him About Justin Bieber

Have you ever found it slightly awkward that Floyd Mayweather and Justin Bieber hang out as much as they do? Trying to figure out the rhyme and reason of pop culture’s odd couple has become …

Are The Cleveland Cavaliers Really The Favorites To Win The 2015 NBA Championship With LeBron?
July 14, 2014 – 3:43 pm | No Comment
Are The Cleveland Cavaliers Really The Favorites To Win The 2015 NBA Championship With LeBron?

The biggest story in the world of sports is LeBron James heading home to the Cleveland Cavs. It’s a heartwarming story of betrayal and redemption that could be one of the best narratives in the …

The Decision 2.0: LeBron James Officially Returns To The Cleveland Cavs
July 11, 2014 – 3:58 pm | No Comment
The Decision 2.0: LeBron James Officially Returns To The Cleveland Cavs

Cue up Diddy‘s “Coming Home” once again as LeBron James has officially made his decision — albeit in far less of a spectacle than “The Decision” — and will go back to his hometown as …

Jim Ross’ Commentary Of Germany’s Beat Down Of Brazil Is Awesome!
July 9, 2014 – 3:55 pm | No Comment
Jim Ross’ Commentary Of Germany’s Beat Down Of Brazil Is Awesome!

Germany’s destruction of Brazil in the 2014 World Cup was heartbreaking for Brazil. Tears flowed as Germany ran roughshod over the team that nobody thought would get a 7-1 beat down.
7-1!
That’s almost unfathomable, even with …

Skylar Diggins Destroys Defender With Sick Crossover
July 9, 2014 – 3:54 pm | No Comment
Skylar Diggins Destroys Defender With Sick Crossover

Oftentimes, we get so caught up in the beauty of Skylar Diggins that we forget that she can actually hoop. After having a solid WNBA rookie season with the Tulsa Shock, averaging 8.5 points per …

Watch The Official Trailer Of Jimi: All Is By My Side Starring Andre 3000
July 8, 2014 – 2:50 pm | One Comment
Watch The Official Trailer Of <i>Jimi: All Is By My Side</i> Starring Andre 3000

Ever since it was announced that Andre 3000 would be playing Jimi Hendrix in the biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side, there has been a great deal of curiosity as to whether Andre Benjamin …

Watch Ronda Rousey’s 16 Second Knockout In A GIF
July 7, 2014 – 5:39 pm | No Comment
Watch Ronda Rousey’s 16 Second Knockout In A GIF

Ronda Rousey‘s dominance over the UFC women is getting Tyson-esque. The latest victim to the “Rowdy” one was Alexis Davis at UFC 175. This one didn’t come from the patented arm bar that Rousey has …

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