An Examination Of The Unredeemable Floyd Mayweather [@simplycecilia]

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An undisputed champion with an impeccable record to match; while his skill is undeniable, outside the ring Floyd Mayweather displays few redeeming qualities. The sport of boxing is a brutal institution where it’s greatest are celebrated, and rightly so, for their prowess inside of the ring. It also has it’s fair share of detractors, some […]

On Ray Rice & The NFL’s Astigmatic Eye To Domestic Violence

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Growing up, Sundays revolved around football. As a family, we gathered around the television on weekends and holidays to worship the pigskin gods in all their glory. I was raised on football and have long debated whether or not professional athletes should be held to some higher set of standards than us in the general […]

Photo Op: 93.7 The Beat Goes #BehindTheBeat w/ T.I. [@tip @937thebeat @devidev @djmrrorgers]

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“It’s coming out … name a day in September,” T.I. told an audience of a select few during 93.7 The Beat’s debut #BehindTheBeat interview series. “That’s when Paperwork will drop.” After letting some of T.I.’s most passionate fans into the 93.7 offices, Devi Dev and DJ Mr. Rogers sat down with the King of the […]

On Stuart Scott’s ESPYs Speech, Perseverance And Living

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I hate talking about death. I know its inevitable, its the final end and something that will eventually look us all in the face but I hate speaking in terms of the end. It feels macabre to me, the one fetish of all fetishes that makes my skin crawl and immediately jump to a different […]

#SummerOf94: On Forrest Gump, Boyz II Men & The Simping Of The ’90s

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1994, maybe more than any year prior to it gave way to “the simp”. To note, this was a time before simping, the act of coddling people while being blind to the ramifications became en vogue, considered “emo” and created an entire sub-genre of hip-hop and R&B where letting feelings be heard were the equivalent […]

A Violent End To Houston’s Jouvert Raises Alarms For The Future [#jouvert]

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For years Jouvert, the popular yearly melting pot of Houston’s various inhabitants who share blood ties to Caribbean communities, has had many a story told about it. Of the colors displayed, the fun shared by many of its goers and the complete chaos that occurs within it. Paint being thrown, multiple women scantily clad and […]

Baby I’m A Star: The Brilliance Of ‘Purple Rain’ At 30

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Your sixth album isn’t supposed to be defined as your greatest. Some singers don’t even get six albums but there’s no real substance in trying to deny the greatness of Prince. He had created the oasis of sexuality on albums long before R. Kelly twisted everything in a more baroque manner. He created dance records […]

The Summer Of ’94: How ‘The Lion King’ Shaped Us For Adulthood

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People will tell you about the moment they became an adult. Something in their childhood, a flash moment where they had to make a quick decision. Choosing somebody other than Michael Jordan as their favorite basketball player, it happens. The Lion King taught everybody to grow up real, real quick. You see, back in 1994, […]

President Obama’s Controversial Chipotle Visit Is Grounds For Impeachment

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President Obama has faced many a crisis during his six years in the White House. Health care, the Iraq War, Bengazhi, all serious moments where he had to use tact to tell the American people that order would be restored and faith need be had and whatever political onus you could think of. His biggest […]

Club Life: Rae Sremmurd’s “No Flex Zone” [@raeremmurd]

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Here’s how you know Mike WiLL Made It’s touch is pretty undeniable at the moment. Rae Sremmurd (pronounced “Ray-Shim-er”) are two brothers from Mississippi now in Atlanta who are signed to Mike’s It’s Eardruma Records. Back in March, their “No Flex Zone” track broke through nationally, earning respect from Pusha T who wanted to hop […]

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