A History of Rappers and Boxing

Categories: Sports

dmxJohnBMueller560.jpg
John B. Mueller via Wikimedia Commons
DMX the man who will fight George Zimmerman
Yesterday, headlines were made and stomachs were turned with the news that Trayvon Martin-shooter George Zimmerman would be taking part in a "Celebrity Boxing" event. As if the notion of killing a teenager qualifying one as a "celebrity" wasn't enough, it was announced that Zimmerman's opponent would be Yonkers' own DMX. There's a tremendous amount of controversy surrounding every aspect of this pairing, and understandably so. However, while it may be the most uncomfortable, it's far from the first time an MC has put the gloves on and stepped foot into the ring. Here's a brief history of rappers dabbling in the sweet science.

See also: Top Ten Great DMX Shenanigans

More »

Which NFL Playoff City Has the Best Musical History: Boston, SF, Baltimore or Atlanta?

Categories: Lists, Sports


NE_PATRIOTS(560x360).jpg





I was watching the 49ers game last weekend, and, as a city does when they've got a nationally televised party to throw and they know they're having fancy company over, they broke out the good musical china to perform the National Anthem. In this case it was back-pocket blow-dryer rockers Huey Lewis and the News. Being from Boston, I was a little surprised to realize that there's an entire alternative universe out there called "San Francisco" where, it turns out, Huey Lewis and the News is actually their version of Aerosmith. Woh. I wonder what it would have been like to grow up in that utopia?

More »

Sound Of The City's 2011 NBA Preview: Each Team, Paired With An Album From The Past Year

nostalgiaultra_500.jpg
Think of the orange car as a clue.
The resurrected NBA season kicks off (thankfully, finally) on Sunday. To celebrate, we've paired each team with a notable album from the past year; the list, with tweet-sized justifications, is below. (NB, although the NBA-savvy of you might have already figured this out: The teams are listed in approximate ascending order, with the last-place team kicking things off and the first-place team all the way at the bottom. Sorry, Cleveland!)

More »

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...