There are apparently no limits to Shawne Merriman’s mental and physical abilities. In his first year in the NFL, Merriman not only collected 10 sacks, but he was also named the 2005 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year and deservedly earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl. The self-proclaimed “Lights Out” had his biggest game of the season against the then-undefeated Indianapolis Colts, helping lead the San Diego Chargers to victory with a hand in three crucial sacks.Add a comment
Like the exotic craftsmanship of the Lamborghinis Trevor Smith dreamed about growing up in Brooklyn, it’s hard not to be mesmerized by his superstar persona. Smith is best known as “Busta Rhymes,” who has fulfilled his Lambo-fantasies, adding his own wild flavor to the bevy of cars that are undeniably Busta-mobiles.Add a comment
The New England Patriots are an interesting team. They’re a white-collar team with a blue-collar mentality. They’re the champs—the best team in the NFL. However, they don’t rest on their laurels. Not the Patriots—winners of three of the last four Super Bowls. Where others talk the talk, the Patriots quietly walk the walk. Where individuals draw attention to themselves, the Patriots share the spotlight with a collective cool.Add a comment
“Superstars are born and not made,” says HBO’s orthodox prizefighter “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather, Jr. while basking in the fine grain leather of his Rolls Royce Phantom’s elegant curved sofa.Add a comment
Question: What do a Dodge Charger R/T with 24-inch Toyo tires, a one-time Southern preacher and the Beverly Hills Hotel have in common?Add a comment
When one road ends, another begins. Boyz II Men is along to serenade for the journey.
This is a special year for Boyz II Men. They are celebrating 15 years of being together by releasing a new album in late summer and are planning a new business venture with Donald Trump.Add a comment
Priest, Minister, Vicar, Rabbi, Shaman... traditional holy men by modern standards. Then there’s Archbishop Don “Magic” Juan... a man of God cut from a slightly less conventional cloth.Add a comment
Remember September? When warmth fades and a chill sets in as dusk overtakes tall, green Jersey pine trees, shading smooth suburban pavement. The smell of cold air striking fresh woods conjures up back-to-school days, wooly sweaters, Saturday afternoon football and wild pennant races leading up to the World Series.Add a comment
Let’s take it back to 1998. It’s another brick winter day in the concrete jungles of the East Coast, and an adolescent LaRon Louis James is busy traveling back and forth from his block in Harlem to the outreaches of upstate New York. Jumping in his Acura 2.3 CL, the newly signed Dip Set MC—presenting himself to the world as “Juelz Santana”—is busy transitioning his lifestyle into etched out stories and wordplay for an ever-growing following.Add a comment
Some would rightfully argue that the best things come out of this bustling city. American muscle cars, trucks and SUVs were bred and born in Detroit. In the hip-hop world, Eminem, represents the Motor City and its 8 Mile to the fullest. Teairra Mari, the newest kid on the R&B scene, pays homage to the cold, sometimes rough and gritty, always raw streets of Michigan. And, just like her Dodge Magnum R/T, she’s 100 percent Detroiter.
What you know about swangers and vogues/What you know about purple drank/What you know about poppin’ trunk/With neon lights and candy paint?
—“They Don’t Know”Add a comment