Category: Music


Fresh of his creation of the new Miami Heat anthem, rapper Flo Rida made his way to the west coast to throw out the first pitch at a Seattle Mariners game.

Flo Rida’s song “Jump” is played at home games when Ichiro Suzuki is at the plate. Last year he presented the all-star outfielder with a special copy of “Jump,” with Ichiro’s name worked into it.

Right now his focus may be on baseball, but come November I’m sure you can find Flo Rida at American Airlines Arena in Miami watching the new super team.

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As you may know MMA fighter Quinton “Rampage” Jackson starred in the big-screen adaption of The A-Team this summer, although it was to the dismay of rapper “The Game.”

Both tried out for the role of B.A. Baracus, formerly played by Mr. T, and Rampage was selected. Game didn’t take to this kindly, and had a few words of constructive criticism for the wrestler.

“He couldn’t f*** with me. No disrespect to Rampage, but my dude Rashad Evans whupped that a**,” Game said. “When he had that UFC fight against Rashad Evans and he lost, I felt like that was me [winning]. ‘Don’t you know n****? I play Mr. T better than you! I pity the fool! I went in there [the audition] and I killed the Mr. T role on my screen test.”

Of course being an aggressive person by nature and profession, Jackson retaliated. “He totally disrespected me and stuff. So I told The Game: ‘Look here Game, we could have an act off where you play the role of B.A.; then we can have a rap off where you rap and I rap; then let’s get in the cage and have a sparring match, let’s see who’ll win.’ I told the Game that and he shut up talking. No response, it’s like crickets for real.”

This could get interesting, or it could die down within the next couple of days as 99% of these disputes usually do. Either way A-Team has grossed over $76 million to date, so I doubt the producers have any regrets about their decision.

Shaq’s Dance-Off Vs Justin Bieber

Shaq Vs has officially premiered, which means we’re that much closer to seeing a Shaq-Bieber dance-off.

Raw video footage has emerged of Shaq prepping for his contest with the pop star. He joined Bieber’s dance crew to try and learn some dance routines, prior to the actual dance-off, I assume.

I guess if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. He even gets his jumpshot involved when he starts to freestyle. Watch below.

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We know the Canadian masses love hockey, and so do the Candian musicians, apparently.

Canadian hip-hop artist K-os released a music video for his song “Zambony,” featuring him rapping from a hockey arena while cutting to different shots of hockey players putting on their gear.

Hayden Christensen, aka mature Anakin Skywalker, stars in the video as well in what looks like a role as the bodyguard of K-os.

Say what you will about the song, but the video itself is pretty cool. Hat tip to Terez Owens for the video.

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It seems like music videos with sports stars these days are all the rage, but rapper Dorrough has changed the game by featuring Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban in his latest video.

Dorrough, a Dallas native, has released the music video for his song “Get Big,” and we all know there’s nothing Mark Cuban would rather do.

Can’t say I’m surprised that Cuban makes his entrance during a reference to money. Of course, the whole song is pretty much a reference to money, so maybe the timing was by chance.

Watch Mark Cuban “Get Big” in his debut music video appearance below. He shows up around the :45 second mark.

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When it comes to obsessions, hockey is often the source for most Canadians. Rush bassist and lead singer Geddy Lee, however, obsesses over America’s pastime as opposed to the fastest game on ice.

Lee recently did an interview with ESPN, and the subject of fantasy baseball arose. He calls himself a “huge devotee of the hobby,” and goes on to name the studs and duds of his roster. I’m impressed.

On June 5, 2008, Lee donated his entire collection of almost 200 autographed Negro League baseballs to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.

The above photo is of Lee at a Toronto Blue Jays game. Not sure how many celebrities the Bluebirds usually attract, but I doubt they’re at the Yankees level.

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Rapper Rick Ross has already declared himself the next Jack Nicholson, and will look to make a name for himself as the Miami Heat’s biggest fan. Post-arrival of James/Bosh, of course.

Fellow hip-hop artist Flo Rida apparently supports the Heat as well, releasing a song called “We Already Won,” featuring rhymes centered around the Heat’s trio.

If you ask me that’s a bold statement, but judging from his musical moniker I would assume Flo Rida is a big fan of Florida. Somewhere Jay-Z is shaking his head in disgust…or maybe that’s amusement.

Listen to the song and watch Dwyane Wade posterize Anderson Varejao below.

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Shaq Serenades Justin Bieber

Now that Terrell Owens has been claimed, Shaquille O”Neal is undisputedly the biggest name remaining on the free-agent market of washed-up future hall of famers in any professional sport.

So with some time on his hands the Big Aristotle made his way down to one of his old team’s cities, Phoenix, where a certain teen pop sensation was performing a concert.

Not being one to back away from a once in a lifetime opportunity, Shaq made his way to the soundcheck before the concert and got a chance to show Justin Bieber his vocal skills.

I won’t be the one to judge the big fella’s talent, but I was able to surmise the following from the minute-long video: Shaq loves Justin Bieber just as much as any pre-teen girl in America.

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In the latest turn of Ron Artest-related events, the Laker star was interviewed by a man of equal uniqueness and personality.

That man? Ron Artest.

Apparently ESPN let Artest browse around the ESPN the Magazine’s chief editor’s office, as he will be a guest editor in chief for the magazine’s next issue.

Among the topics discussed were basketball, “Titanic,” and of course Artest’s music career, with a very interesting artist choice for a future collaboration.

Watch Ron Artest interview Ron Artest below.

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Rapper Lil Wayne may be in prison for charges stemming from gun possession, but that isn’t going to keep him from channeling his inner sports analyst.

The hip-hop star took to his blog to break down the Miami Heat and their revitalized roster. Seems like he knows what he’s talking about, excerpt from the post below, unedited.

I believe that this Miami team will be explosive as intended. Anything less than an NBA championship title will be uncivilized. 72-10 anybody?. Well with Wade at the 1 and Lebron at the 2 or vice versa even, or Mario Chalmers at the 1, Wade at the 2, and Bron at the 3… Wow! Not to mention that I didn’t mention Bosh, who can live at the 4 or 5. Zone defense will be a must against this team. That’s 3 players on the court that commands a double team. Just imagine those guys on a fast break, the defender back peadaling… Wade can take it to the hole or throw it up and you know Bron. Bron is going to get it… or dish it back to a trailing Chris Bosh who will definitely finish at the rim… again, wow! Or how about Wade at the 3-point line, Bosh setting the pick, and Lebron in the passing lane. And if you collapse on them, don’t forget that Chalmers can knock down the shot. I bet that they lead the league in alley-oops. And they’re all young! Scary! Hey, what if Pat Riley returns to the sidelines and it ends up being the Lakers vs. Heat in the finals? Riley vs. Jackson! Epic! Gasol on Bosh, Ron-Ron on Bron-Bron, and Kobe on Wade… wow!

Weezy also took on the Bulls, Celtics, Knicks, Timberwolves, and Warriors. I did however begin to question his knowledge of the game when he used the words “stacked” and “Milicic” in the same sentence, regarding talent as opposed to construction work.

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