Hyphen Nation – Episode #17: Make Me Wanna Holler

Hyphen Nation - Episode #17: Make Me Wanna Holler

“Crime is increasing
Trigger happy policing
Panic is spreading
God knows where we’re heading”
– Marvin Gaye & James Nix

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Dope Reads: Basketball and Tragedies

Dope Reads: Basketball and Tragedies

Illustration from The Ringer.

I wish I could tell you all of these pieces I found for this edition are happy-go-lucky. I wish I could tell you that everything is alright. I wish I could makes those for have suffered from recent tragedies able to not feel pain. But I can’t. I can share stories. There’s a cool Obama piece. Elizabethany went bar golfing for her birthday. There’s an oral history of the 2006 NBA Finals. And then there’s two pieces about the recent shootings. If you normally, skim over these or don’t read them at all, I ask that you at least read the 8th and 10th entries.

  • Mike Breen. Bang. – The Ringer
  • The oral history of one of my favorite NBA Finals series, Heat/Mavericks in 2006. – ESPN
  • Um. I want to try this Bar Golf thing. – Love, Elizabethany
  • I really want Robert Griffin III to do well. I do. – The Undefeated
  • The Golden State Warriors just became the Golden State Super Saiyan Warriors. – The Ringer
  • Heather decided I needed to cry about the idea of Barack Obama being my dad. I need to call my dad. – The Toast
  • Now I’m starting to feel bad for OKC. But never Clay Bennett. – ESPN
  • This applies to everyone. – Shannon Barber – Medium
  • Apparently I never posted the script for Because The Internet. Remedied. – Genius
  • On Alton Sterling and the state of things in Louisiana and beyond. – The Ringer

So I Started Writing This… A Moment For Seth Rollins

So I Started Writing This... A Moment For Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins is my favorite wrestler in the WWE currently. There I said it. I’ve been so hurt over CM Punk’s departure that I felt like I shouldn’t have favorites anymore. I didn’t want to burned again. I didn’t want to watch them struggle in the undercard for years (Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro). I didn’t want to have a love for a wrestler who had one main event push 5 years ago who everyone else in the world hated (The Miz).

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Life In Morgantown: Comics Paradise Plus 2

Life In Morgantown: Comics Paradise Plus 2

On April 6, I got off work early and had some time to kill before I had to meet Angel and Aaliyah back home. I decided to head over to Westover to check out the newest edition to Morgantown’s comic shop selection, Comics Paradise Plus 2. Matt and I had tried to go on a Monday last fall but they were closed. As I previously mentioned, I’m a Gary’s kid all the way, but I’m willing to see what other shops have to offer. It’s located at 183 Holland Ave, just up (or is that down?) the street from the Circle K.

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Victory Jumpoff Radio – Show #22: M-E-T-H-O-D

Victory Jumpoff Radio - Show #22: M-E-T-H-O-D

Johnny Blaze in your area. Bringing the pain. Smoking all your cheeba. Severely underrated.

  1. Respect Yo Delf
  2. Break Ups 2 Make Ups
  3. Bring The Pain
  4. All I Need
  5. How High (Remix)
  6. Part II
  7. M-E-T-H-O-D Man
  8. Party Crasher
  9. Mef v Chef
  10. Even If
  11. Judgement Day
  12. The Riddler
  13. Uh Huh
  14. Say
  15. A-Yo
  16. Dis Iz 4 All My Smokerz
  17. Cradle Rock
  18. What’s Happenin’
  19. Tical
  20. Da Rockwilder
  21. Tear It Off
  22. 2 Minutes Of Your Time
  23. Got To Have It
  24. The Show
  25. New York
  26. Tim Westwood Freestyle

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A Review Of Used To Be: The Kid Rapscallion Story

A Review Of Used To Be: The Kid Rapscallion Story

I haven’t been doing that great when it comes to reading this year. I set a goal of reading 20 books on GoodReads and my magic number thus far is 2. Meanwhile, Matthew and Heather read (and listen to) books like they take baths, so their totals are constantly rising. I’ve spent the first few months of 2016 podcasting and even that has slowed to a crawl. But I do have the 2015 Men of the Year issue of GQ that I’ve been reading but that can’t be measured on a social media book site.

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Trike Adventures – #07: A Little Piss-tivity (Guest: Gary “Boomer Boomerang” Wolfe)

Trike Adventures - #07: A Little Piss-tivity (Guest: Gary "Boomer Boomerang" Wolfe)

Anthony. Thomas. Kelen. Together, these three are the Tricycle Offense. Almost four years ago, they started a podcast called the Trike Adventures. Because Kelen is the king of excuses, the microphone on the Trike Adventures had been muted… until two Saturdays ago. In this 9th episode, the gang is joined by Gary “Boomer Boomerang” Wolfe and all things ridiculous are covered. Such as: Boomer Boomerang’s tractor fire! Anthony’s nightmare following Game 2 of the NBA Finals! Boomer Boomerang’s Three Stages of… you’ll have to listen, I’m not typing it out! The polite way to ask… nope! Not gonna do it! And they finally share some embarrassing stories! I held onto this episode until the Finals were over, so I conclude with… congratulations to the first time NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers! The Curse is over!

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B Hyphen – Live @ #JuneIzSoundvizion – 123 Pleasant St

B Hyphen - Live @ #JuneIzSoundvizion - 123 Pleasant St

My friend Kevin Lataille was kind enough to record my performance at June Iz Soundvizion last week. I have to say (and this takes a lot considering how hard I am on myself), this might be the best performance I’ve ever had. Seriously.

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Resilient Redundancies

Resilient Redundancies

I think Juelz Santana once said, “Yep, I’m back.” (I’m wrong. It was Fab.) And then he disappeared from relevancy, so this could be a bit of foreshadowing by me.

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Dope Reads: The One with The Cut’s Internet Rabbit Hole

Dope Reads: The One with The Cut's Internet Rabbit Hole

Photo by Pete Souza

This edition of Dope Reads was collected much faster than the last one. And I feel like I’ve read less. That doesn’t mean that these reads are any less dope than the reads that I’ve shared before that I called dope. Enough of the round and round, two of these reads feature photographs of President Obama (H/T Heather) and the late Muhammad Ali. I discovered the story of an awful murder of a baby that LeBron tweeted about… and how his tweet only brought him more criticism. And there’s two really great pieces about Ali from Keith Olbermann and Sean E. Eli. As always, save this somewhere for later because this could take a while.

  • Rembert takes on Larry Whitmore’s WHCD speech. As usual, I agree with him. – NYMag
  • The internets are a rabbit hole and I fell into this one. NSFW. – The Cut
  • Rembert also delivers his take on what may be TI’s best album KING, 10 years later. – Vulture
  • A story about an awful murder in Cleveland. That LeBron tweeted once about. – ESPN
  • Remembering that time that Hal Jordan went nuts and the internet lost their minds as well – Forces Of Geek
  • Remembering when the Warriors were terrible and what made them that way. – Grantland
  • Olbermann on Ali. – The Ringer
  • (Some of) Pete Souza’s photographs of President Obama – The Guardian
  • 25 of the best photos ever taken of the late Muhammad Ali – The Guardian
  • Sean E. Eli’s take on Ali over at Derrick’s place – Blood & Ink