Gamers all across America will rejoice as the 25th edition of EA Sports’ Madden Football is released this week. This year’s edition of Madden has Detroit Lions legend Barry Sanders on the cover and boasts the new Run Free system, which adds 30 new moves to unleash on the defense when running the ball. Whether you’re a novice or have been playing the game since the days the ambulance drove out on the field, this year’s Madden has special offers to entice gamers.
This October right before the start of the 2013/2014 NBA season, we will all have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see for ourselves how Jeremy Lin’s incredible run unfolded that magical February of 2012 right before the New York Knicks considered releasing him.
Motor Trend recently held the third edition of the World’s Greatest Drag Race for its Best Driver’s car competition. The quarter-mile race featured 12 cars that are new or recently updated and are for sale in the U.S. The cars are worth about $1.9 million collectively and they certainly didn’t disappoint out on the track.
From Krakow to Paris, London to New York , Mexico City to Puerto Rico, the democratization of polo is in full swing.
Urban bike polo with it’s 3 on 3 players, swinging mallets atop fixed speed bikes is no different.
American comedian Dave Chappelle makes his longawaited return to the comedy circuit this year. The Funny or Die Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Tour will feature the renowned funnyman along with fellow comedic peers Flight of the Concords, Al Madrigal, Brody Stevens, Chris D’Elia, Demetri Martin, Hannibal Buress, Jim Jefferies, John Mulaney, and Kristen Schaal. The tour kicks off this fall and will make stops all over the United States including Austin, Pittsburgh, Camden, Denver, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, Detroit, and more. Tickets go on sale this Friday. Welcome back Dave!
One of HipHop’s most recognizable names came under fire recently for his lyrics on a song that he was featured on. Miami rapper Rick Ross was criticized for his reference to date rape on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O.” Rick Ross attempted to apologize more than once for the lyric (“I’d die over these reeboks you ain’t even know it/ Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it/ I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it.”) but it was seen as disingenuous because they failed to acknowledge the seriousness of the issue. Rape is no joke (or art) when nearly 1 in 5 U.S. women surveyed in the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey said they had been sexually assaulted.
No stranger to drama and controversy, it seems like Miamibased rapper, Rick Ross, is in the middle of the crosshairs yet again. This time the incident was literal as the megastar’s vehicle was shot at after a birthday celebration at a local club. HipHop journalist, Elliot Wilson, chimes in to try and separate the facts from the fiction. Personally, we think that he does a terrible job of defending Ross’ “street credibility” and the allegations that the incident was staged. It’s too cloudy to know or say what really happened, but we do know that Ross and Wilson do share enormous HipHop comradery via past press conferences and publicity. Not sure we’re getting an unbiased opinion here. It’s also interesting to consider that the average Rick Ross lyrics are laced with drugs, guns, deaththreats and bravado talk. Life imitating art again?
MTV2 presents the second season of the newly revamped Dub Magazine Project. This time the keys get handed over to hosts MGK and Tyga for an adrenalinefilled glimpse into the celebrity world of customized rides and lifestyles. The upcoming season is set to feature the likes of Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Mac Miller, Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi, Travis Pastrana, Kreayshawn and Gucci Mane, and more!