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‘Sneaker Shopping’ With Grammy- And Emmy-Winning Comic Chris Rock (Video)

I’m buying, and you’re paying.
Chris Rock

And now you see how a rich ninja stays RICH… ninjaaaaa! Rocking the Yeezys already, Rock is going ‘Sneaker Shopping’ with Joe La Puma while sharing some insights on his fashion sense, his history, hanging out the Michaels (Jackson & Jordan) and Eddie Murphy (RIP Charlie Murphy) and more.

Chris Rock and Joe La Puma go Sneaker Shopping at Stadium Goods in New York City and talk about the time Michael Jordan was on SNL, why Yeezys are a must-cop, and the history of Lil’ Penny.

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Technology: Walking Boat Ramp (Video)

Okay, so I will admit that when I stumbled across “Walking boat ramp gets you to shore without getting wet” as a YouTube title… I was thinking that this would involve some mega-robo-tech that would let passengers board and ‘walk them out’ to a boat; like Godzilla going back out to sea after a monster fight.

No… I do not smoke… anything.

Hard Drive Marine made this walking boat. Its landing gates unfold and pull the craft to shore so you don’t have to go in the water.
– Tech Insider

Really cool. But you KNOW that sh!t would have been epic as I imagined it! Some of you would have booked a boat trip just to ride out on the MechaDockZilla (like MechaGodzilla, just made that up off the movie name, and you LOVE the name… or you’re a hater LOL)!

@ojones1

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The Penn Relays 2017 by Jamaine Mungo For JAYFORCE.COM (Video)

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Posted this little snip so you all can see what it is like to be in the midst of massive pure human energy on level 12! Anyone who might have seen the subject of this post and thought, “Penn Relays… so that’s a big deal?” YES! It’s a big tings a Gwan!!! Peace to the homie “Maine” for sharing this firsthand experience for this piece, too.

Began running track my freshman year in high school, attended Maple Shade High School, New Jersey. My events were 400m, 800m and the 4×400 meter relay. Along with my teammates, we always trained hard and wanted to win. Our mindset was that hard work pays off and it certainly did. The start of outdoor track & field started in March and we all knew that once April approached it would be time for the Penn Relays. We knew that once we stepped on that track at Penn Relays, it would be “Game Time”. It is an indescribable feeling of pure energy, excitement, and adrenaline once you step on to the track at Penn Relays.

After high school, I continued my track career at Virginia State University running the 400m, 800m and 4x400m events. Throughout my time at VSU, I ran the 4x400m, sprint medley and distant medley relay events at the Penn Relays. Every year that I’ve run at the Penn Relays, there was that same electrifying feeling was always there and I always ran my personal best time.

There is an overall natural feeling of excitement for any athlete from high school, collegiate to olympian who steps onto the track at the University of Pennsylvania for the Penn Relays. A majority of athletes run their fastest times at the track that is known as a “fast track”. The Penn Relay carnival kicks off on a Tuesday and goes until Saturday. Athletes range from all age groups from middle school, high school, college, Olympians, and masters groups whom still compete at the golden age of 75+ running the 100m dash.

This is the largest Track & Field competition that is hosted where you can see all forms of athletes from all different age groups, various events and guaranteed to see some fast times on the track from the world’s best athletes.

So, you got a stadium packed with 90,000 fans – cheering, shouting, blowing horns, rattling all kinds of noisemakers and reveling with each other –
transferring that energy to the athletes who are now overcharged to run their fastest. Tradition, excellence, positive potential energy turned kinetic in the best ways. The Penn Relays started in April 21st, 1895 and is showing no signs of slowing down. It continues to get larger each year. The last race this year ended early Saturday evening, and just like that, it is over… until next year! – Jamaine

Hit the jump for a couple of images of Jamaine Mungo from Penn Relays Years Ago.

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NBA Standout DeMar DeRozan’s Favorite Things (Video)

When you really know people, you know what they are into. So get to know DeMar DeRozan. Beyond the skills. Some baller stuff in his list, but some realness in there as well. Good clip.

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan gives us a rundown of his favorite things.

She calls it ‘pizza’… that’s sweet. Daddies, hug your daughters.

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Murs’ Wild Story: Female Fans DTF, Thinking He Caught An STD, And Lessons Learned (Video)

WHOA! Murs wilded the f**k out, f**ked wild women (until he couldn’t), and f**ked around and thought he caught an STD on tour!! Holy sh!t you gotta watch him tell the story!!!

Now. you can Google DTF and STD. Almost added LSG… for that Light-Skinned Girl he married… but LSG ain’t good for ya either bruh. Hopefully his wifey is though. Stay out of trouble, Murs. And stay outta that on-tour strange. Hahaaaaa!

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‘Sneaker Shopping’ With Shoe & Microphone Fiend Joey Bada$$ (Video)

His dream shoe might be the All Day I Dream About… ya know. But you gotta dream about a possible dream collaboration between Joey Bad and ADIDAS. If you are into the shoe game heavy, that is.

Joey Bada$$ goes Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma at Alumni in Brooklyn, and talks growing up as a Jordan head and the mix of sneakers with politics.

Interesting. Joey comments on the former First Daughter from last administration rocking a Pro Era tee. Then he comments on Under Armour’s honcho stumping for the current President, Donald Trump. Kinda makes Joey Bada$$ a two-term political pundit. When it comes to apparel maybe. Maybe.

Ha! Watch and learn a bit Joey’s aspirations (non-political, basketball), choices in kicks (including a possible pick for his pops) and more.

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Fashion/Technology: The Tuibo Cycling Vest & Assistant (Video)

Know how we’re supposed to treat riders on bicycles like any other vehicle on the road? Sure. Can do. Except when we cannot see them coming up from behind. And when we cannot see them at all at night (because all neon ain’t fashionwear). And when we don’t know what turn they plan to make in a sec, because they have to maintain balance and handlebar grip before making it.

But yeah, besides all that going against the healthy/green-minded commuters with us out in these streets… sure, we can share the road.

Alright. Cynical much? Yeah, you got us. But if you cycle much, Tuibo has got you. Got your back. Literally. Check it out!

Designed to be your companion along the way, Tuibo is a smart vest made to improve visibility with it’s built-in flexible LED displays for braking and turning lights, also with it’s head light and horn. Tuibo’s fully washable and has hidden expandable sides to cover you backpack, all embedded in a subtle design.

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J’ouvert: Brooklyn’s Dirty Masquerade (Documentary)

Yup. You probably know Carnival. You MIGHT know J’ouvert. Whether you do or don’t, here comes a VICE documentary on it… meaning we are about to get deep enough in depth about it so all who watch are in the know. Was kind of hoping the Carnival newbie Wilbert L. Cooper was gonna get a ‘real’ demonstration from Kat (or one of the other sistas) at the barber shop *wink*

J’ouvert is a wild, pre-dawn street masquerade that marks the beginning of Caribbean Carnival. It’s a tradition that represents rebellion and freedom from slavery for West Indian communities around the world. New York City’s J’ouvert is one of the most famous, bringing out more than 250,000 revelers every year who party through the night dressed in elaborate costumes or smothered in paint and powder.

While J’ouvert is a cultural cornerstone for the city, it’s become a subject of controversy. Over the past decade, more than 20 people have been shot and killed in and around the festival, leading many to associate the event with violence.
– VICE

Wow. A lot to take in. Press play and get started.

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New York Graffiti Experience (Documentary)

What do you know about that old school Hip-Hop cinema maaaan? Have you seen “Wildstyle” yet? If so, congratulations. But that was ’83. And we mean old school – before the 1980s. How about this mini-documentary that came out in 1976, the “New York Graffiti Experience” above? #Graffiti #HipHop #Elements

Enjoy. You’re welcome!

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Flying Made Easy: The Icon A5 Mini-Plane (Video)

Dope! Got more news on the Icon A5 – the 2-seat mini-plane designed to be so simple that anyone who can drive a car can fly it. The sticker weighs in at just over $200K, so it is near the regular people price range (okay, regular people who have quite a bit of big change to throw around). Plus this plane can land on and take off on water. Put in the money, 30 hours’ training, get a license, and viola… your life is ‘fly’ for real #BALLIN

Check out the latest video above (courtesy USA Today).

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Technology: Looking At The NFL In The Future Through The Microsoft HoloLens (Video)

Microsoft shows us what the future of watching the NFL might be like if we all had a HoloLens in our home.

Man! Looking at this future tech teaser trailer… In the future, inviting folks over to ‘watch the game’ is gonna seem like a DRASTIC understatement! HoloLens could change the game; at least how we watch it.

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Rolling With Roc Marciano In ‘The Smokebox’ (Video)

Always think about that Xzibit opening line, “You don’t wanna hotbox with me,” when coming across these. Actually, smoker or not… kinda feel like we all do. Stuff can get crazy, but peering through the smoke, we always learn things about the guest and their direction in these sessions. Next up: Roc Marciano toking and talking.

Roc Marciano talks with B-REAL about his long awaited new album, “Rosebudds Revenge,”. Longevity in the game, his start with Busta Rhymes & his new upcoming project with DJ Muggs on this episode of The Smokebox.

Something right about bringing your producer (Animoss) along for the ‘ride.’ Good session Roc.

ROC MARCIANO – ROSEBUDD’S REVENGE (ALBUM)

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These High Tech Tattoos Can Conduct Electricity (Video)

Yoooo! So now we can join the “Justice League” as a Cyborg without all the getting mangled in a near-life-ending accident and being put back together by a dad mad cyber-scientist? Could be cool…

The newest activity tracking device may not even be a device. Austin-based software design firm Chaotic Moon Studios has created a concept prototype for tech tattoos, a circuit that you can wear on the surface of your skin. The components are attached with conductive paint, and can monitor health and activity stats, authorize charges for purchases and many other potential applications.

Yeah, while I’m not a tat guy, some folks who are might get into this. And that Justice League thing… I might go with being a Six-Million Dollar Man or one of the Bionic Six (Google/YouTube it, old school rules).

@ojones1

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Meet A Muslim (Video)

It’s high time for tolerance folks! Hug someone different than you… today (with permission)! I know I am preaching to the choir, because you are on here. Shout to our visitors, extended fam, because y’all “get” a lot of what’s posted here (and it’s still love when you don’t). And I know you’ll get this… I got a li’l choked up right from the start of this… When the lady said, “I am a human. I am a mom.”

Man. My mom is my HEART! Okay…

Yes, this “Meet A Muslim” is all that you’d expect. You probably know and celebrate some or all this in yourselves and in/with your Muslim friends and associates. But maybe play this within earshot of folks who may not ‘get it’ like you do. This is bound to soften a heart and/or open an eye or three. Great short video!

@ojones1

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Raise Up: The World is Our Gym (Trailer)

You know the crazy pull-ups and push-ups, frontwards and reversed, with acrobatics and flair thrown in there, that you’ve seen them on movie screens and Internet spots? Well, those are street calisthenics… and they have become a movement and a movie. Check it.

An underground urban fitness movement risks losing its identity as a social tool as it rapidly becomes a new international sport.
Rain Bennett

What you should take away: Parallels to Hip-Hop. Something else comes up from the streets, lives around the way, gets blown up and goes worldwide (good) and commercial (not so good in some ways); and the culture is worried that its true and best self (e.g. its essence) will be lost.

Watch the trailer.

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Tiny House Nation: Zack Finds A Toe Brother In Deion Sanders (Season 4, Episode 3 Trailer)

Yeah yeah, another dope “Tiny House” but eff that… do you seeeee them dudes’ what-are-THOSE toes though??!! How do you pull fine azz Tracey Edmonds with them sole survivors right there, Deion? Teach! And Zack, damn. Those toes inspire new cuss word combinations: Zack-DAMN maaannn! Hahaaaa!

John and Zack show Deion and Tracy the construction of their new tiny home and discover something interesting along the way in this scene from “600 Sq. Ft. Power-Couple’s Retreat.” #TinyHouseNation

In “Tiny House Nation,” renovation experts and hosts John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin travel across America to show off ingenious small spaces and help new families design and construct their own mini dream homes.

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NBA & Chicago Bulls Star Jimmy Butler Goes ‘Sneaker Shopping’ (Video)

C’mon son! You gotta know by know that sneakers is religion! For sneakerheads, it is not just ‘shopping’… it is spiritual, ritual, and to be done right!

Jimmy Butler goes Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma at Saint Alfred in Chicago and talks wearing Jordans to the White House, walking away from his Adidas deal, and playing basketball with Michael Jordan.

Dude, this dude wore sneakers to the White House to chit-chat with President Obama (and bless him with a pair).

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Too Old To Die Young: Russell Simmons (Video)

Too Old To Die Young is a new docu-series featuring urban culture’s most legendary figures. For the series debut ep, we get pioneer music mogul and modern vegan & meditation maestre Russell Simmons. Mass Appeal got legendary publicist Bill Adler to follow Russell ’round, to get the scoop on him and his perspective on the world around him. Yep, a journalistic journey of discovery becomes much more; just like it did when People Magazine sent young reporter Bill to cover Russell on the hustle back in 1983… and he hired Bill as his director of publicity for Def Jam Records and Rush Artist Management.

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The 10 Little Things Big Sean Can’t Live Without (Video)

So… Interesting ‘top 10’ list [of must-have things] for Big Sean. Jewelry, duffle bag blingage, fancy lenses… some function, but a lot of fashion on there.

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GoPro Karma: Beach Day With The Walsh Family (Video)

Professional surfer Anthony Walsh takes his wife (Crystal) and their son (Damien) on a daycation; exploring their native Hawaii by air, by land and by water. And the GoPro HERO5® camera with the Karma stabilization system is there to “see” it all, so the Walsh family could view it later.

Oh… and so we can view it now!

@ojones1

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