The Case for the WNBA’s Most Improved

The Case for the WNBA’s Most Improved

After an incredibly condensed sprint of a regular season, it’s playoff time for the WNBA. Before that exciting new structure tips off, let’s take a step back to appreciate the terrific play that has gotten us to this point. Many of the end-of-year accolades, in my...
Steel at 25: Shaqsploitation

Steel at 25: Shaqsploitation

In 1997, Shaquille O’Neal, jolly 7’1” giant, legendary NBA center, and inveterate prankster, added a new section to his resume following “pro baller” and “rapper”: “Black American Superman.” In between his second and third nominations to the All-NBA Third Team as well...
YB Better: The Face Of The Next Generation

YB Better: The Face Of The Next Generation

I was thinking about naming this article “The Last Meal.” Why? Well, before the release of The Last Slimeto YoungBoy announced he was done with Atlantic Records. He reportedly turned down $25 million to renew his deal. Per his Instagram, YoungBoy told the label that...
Way Too Early NBA Predictions for 2023

Way Too Early NBA Predictions for 2023

It is August, which can only mean one thing. It’s time to recklessly predict what will happen in the 2022-2023 NBA season! This has become a yearly exercise and I have to say, I’m not that good at it. My best prediction so far was that I had the Golden State Warriors...
CMG Is An Army! General Gotti Is Armed and Ready

CMG Is An Army! General Gotti Is Armed and Ready

From the Cocaine Muzik mixtape series to now having a label as strong and stacked as the United States Army, Yo Gotti is essentially Memphis Birdman. We saw the rise of Cash Money Records from its earlier Gangsta Bounce stages with UNLV to The Hot Boys & Big...
Top 10 Basketball Names in the NBA

Top 10 Basketball Names in the NBA

We are doing a countdown to the best names in the NBA today. We can all remember basketball players who had names that made non-sports fans stop in their tracks inquisitively. Larry Bird would have been a better basketball name if he could jump–or fly–at all. In fact,...
More Than A Logo

More Than A Logo

Author’s Note: This is a post from March of 2021. In light of Russell’s passing on Sunday, it felt appropriate to bring this back up as I still believe it. Bill Russell was an activist, a father, a leader, and a man of integrity, courage, and power. Yes,...
The Black Blues, Pt. 5: The “Whitening”

The Black Blues, Pt. 5: The “Whitening”

​​All interviews for this piece were conducted from September 2021 to February of 2022. I produced a show in the Fall of 2021. I asked my friend Jackie Robinson, who is homeless and has lived in Chicago his entire life, to talk and a group of improvisers to make...