Daily Archives: June 30, 2011

New Reebok Classics release – “Triple Black” Kamikaze out Friday, July 8th

Reebok is ready to release details on the new Triple Black Kamikaze style dropping in stores on Friday, July 8th.

The Triple Black Kamikaze is a monochromatic all black hi-top sneaker with an upper made of leather, nylon and suede. It incorporates 3-pod Hexalite sole technology for superior cushioning, and systematically placed flex frooves on the outsole for added traction.


Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun Official Statement Regarding June 28th Tammany Hall

New York, NY
June 30th, 2011

Official Statement
On Tuesday, June 28th, Pete Rock, Tek & Steele (of Smif N Wessun) were celebrating the release of their collaborative album, ‘Monumental.’ It was a peaceful gathering inside of a sold-out Tammany Hall (lower-east side Manhattan, NY) to see the group perform new music from the project. Earlier in the evening some guests wanted to enter the event but were turned away by the management and bouncers employed by the club. A minor argument ensued, but eventually was diffused by the bouncers. Thirty minutes after that minor skirmish 15-20 uniformed Police Officers from the 7th precinct arrived at the venue. Shortly after even more uniformed officers arrived. The officers then hurried into the club and began macing and assaulting individuals inside the club, dragging one of them out and pummeling him directly in front of the club. Present at the event were artists, industry tastemakers, fans, photographers, and cameramen. Several people began filming and recording the unprovoked brutality, much to the dismay of the police. The officers then began to mace and assault anyone within arms length, including several women. Kenneth Montgomery, the group’s attorney, who was in attendance at the event, stated that the Police “behavior was unjustified, unprovoked, and simply barbaric considering there was no provocation.” Pete Rock, Tek and Steele fortunately were not harmed, however some of their friends & family were assaulted by the Police. The group’s attorney, Kenneth Montgomery, is addressing the situation now with local community leaders & is available for comment with more detailed information.

For more detailed information on the incident please contact:

Kenneth Montgomery
[email protected]


Al Sharpton, Marc Lamont Hill and Cleo Manago to Contribute to “I AM A MAN” Discussion in New York

New York, NY – From comedian Tracy Morgan’s controversial rant to CNN’s Don Lemon’s coming out’ to radio deejay Mister Cee’s guilty plea to receiving oral sex from another man in a parked car, and now the historic legalization of same-sex marriage in New York – homosexuality is at the forefront of water cooler conversations these days. It is a particularly hot topic within the Black community, given the social, political and cultural ramifications inherit within this community. Where as in previous generations, in order to escape oppression, some very ‘light-skinned’ Blacks ‘passed as White,’ today many same gender loving (SGL) men pass as heterosexual, hiding in plain sight, to escape the pain of being regarded as less than “real men.”


The Outlawz return with their last album “Perfect Timing” on the anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s Death

One of Hip-Hop’s most notorious group’s, The Outlawz, are back with what they are claiming to be their final album, Perfect Timing, slated for a September 13th release date via Krude/One Nation/Fontana/Universal Records. This date also reminds us of one of the saddest days in hip hop’s history, the passing of rap-icon, Tupac Amaru Shakur. “Perfect Timing is our way of turning a negative day into a positive one,” explains group member E.D.I Mean. Perfect Timing will keep in step with their “Outlawz 4 Life” brand, a moniker dedicated to their fraternal loyalty and be accompanied by a DVD “Outlawz Worldwide Vol. 2”. The album features guest appearances by Bun B, Scarface, Krayzie Bone, Lloyd, Trae Tha Truth, Z-Ro, Tech N9ne, Young Buck, Belly and others.


VH-1 Behind The Music: Missy Elliot

VH-1 focused their “Behind The Music” series on Missy Elliot last night. The Portsmouth, Virginia songwriter/entertainer/emcee has been in the media a lot lately because of her admission about having Graves disease. Her seventh album, Block Party is due later this year.