NCAA recently announced that effective immediately there will be several rule changes for college basketball, and mainly those players looking to enter the NBA draft early. These rule changes made by the NCAA is an attempt to try and improve the broken system of collegiate basketball.
If you weren't able to catch the Urban X Podcast live stream on Youtube or listen to the audio on the many platforms we can be found on (Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Tune In, Stitcher, etc) here is a quick break down of what you missed:
This week marked the opening of the “I Promise School” in Akron, Ohio founded by LeBron James. The school opened its doors to 240 3rd and 4th graders. These particular students have already started to fall behind academically, and have been deemed as at risk students.
February 26, 2012 will mark the night that a young black man headed to a store in Florida for a snack and something to drink, was killed by an overzealous neighborhood watch captain. Out of this fateful night spawn something I have entitled the Trayvon Effect.
The NFL season is slowly rolling back around, so that means the National Anthem protest discussion is back too. Earlier this year it was announced that the NFL would be implementing a policy to allow teams to punish players if they choose to kneel or protest during the National Anthem.
For the past few weeks, radio personality, Charalmagne Tha God has been fighting accusations that he sexually assaulted an underage girl at a party that he threw in his hometown of Moncks Corner, South Carolina 13 years ago.
Earlier this month LeBron James signed with Los Angeles Lakers. The deal was for $154 million over 4 years, with the fourth year being a player option. He spent the last four seasons in Cleveland, where he made the finals every year within that time.
With increased media coverage, mass shootings and the debate of how to prevent them has called into question the depths of the second amendment more than it has ever been before. However, has our community been left out of the conversation? Even further, have we decided it is not a worthy conversation to join?
I have never been a massive fan of groupthink. I feel it makes us lazy as we leave the heavy lifting of original thought to other people and as a result, ideas can be short-sighted, lack perspective, and often are illogical.
In April of 2018, Drake posted a picture on his Instagram account of a gold medallion with a scorpion on it with the simple caption of a CD emoji and the month June 2018. Fans rightfully assumed he would do big numbers with his latest installment because of the success of his two hits “God’s Plan” and “Nice for what.”
After a six-year hip-hop hiatus, Escobar season returns. Nas—one of the most iconic bar stars of the hip-hop galaxy—has released his 11th studio album, Nasir, which is a much-anticipated follow up to his 2012 LP, Life Is Good.
It’s been about a year since I and my family moved to a new town. New surroundings, new house, and new school. Along with it came tons of new people I didn’t know, but I still acted like myself. Quiet and observant as always.
For the past two days, the Internet has been utterly buzzing because of Pusha T’s new diss record aim at Drake called, “The Story of Adidon” in which he verbally eviscerates the self-proclaimed 6 God over Jay-Z’s “The Story of OJ” track.
When we open the discussion about the poor state of our communities, newspapers, activists, and local politicians often point to our schools as one of the major reasons our communities are in the shape they are in. After all, the children are the future, right?
Around ten years ago, I coined the phrase “Quantum Hip Hop’. It was my feeble attempt to express the unknowable potential that Hip Hop possessed in a time when creativity laid dormant. The recycled flows, verses, cadences, and styles which gave birth to a flourishing “rap” industry was killing the emcee.
We are still a couple of months away from the Ultimate Rap League’s Night of Main Events 8 in June. But there are still battles that immediately jump out that have the potential to be classics. Goodz verses Tay-Rocc is one of them.
Everyone has something that they want to do, whether it be something that people agree with or disagree with. Whatever it is you want to do, you’ll have people that try to stop you. The people that don’t understand where you are trying to go are will try to bring you down, especially the ones that want to see you lose.