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Is It the Shoes?? It’s GOTTA Be the Shoes…The Smart Clothes Era Is Here (Video)

Back in the late 80s, Mars Blackmon famously asked Michael Jordan if it was his shoes that allowed him to do the things he did on the court. Now, nearly

Do Remember: The Whassup Ad Campaign Was the Hip-Hop Nation’s Greeting to the World

The Sunday (May 17) series finale of “Mad Men” has many thinking about the powers of advertising and messaging. In the early days of its existence, Hip-Hop often was used

Jim Kelly Was So Much More Than The World’s First Black Martial Arts Star…

Known for roles in films like Black Belt Jones, Enter The Dragon, and Three The Hard Way, Jim Kelly was a familiar face to lovers of 1970s low-budget films. At

Fifteen Years Later, Love & Basketball Still Endures (Lifestyle)

Fifteen years ago this month, Gina Prince-Bythewood made her directorial debut with Love & Basketball. Starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps, the film became a quintessential love story for an

Showtime Is Releasing a Documentary on Allen Iverson. Watch the Trailer (Video)

Along with Kevin Garnett, Allen Iverson is one of the first athletes of the Hip-Hop generation who wore the culture on his sleeve. From the cornrows to the saggy jeans,

Two Decades Later, Does Grandmama Still Fly? Larry Johnson Speaks (Video)

Along with commercials like Michael Jordan’s “Be Like Mike” Gatorade campaign and Anfernee Hardaway’s “Lil Penny” series, few basketball ads from the 90s are more iconic than Larry Johnson’s “Grandmama”

Rhymefest Made A Film About Finding His Homeless Father. Watch The Trailer (Video)

The Academy Award-winning and Grammy Award-winning Rhymefest has a lot going for him. Che Smith isn’t rushing back into the lab to make another album. With the hot hand, ‘Fest

Kevin Hart Responds to Mike Epps with Raw Honesty and Defiance (Video)

Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning show has become the home of some of the realest interviews in media. Many of the most poignant moments in an otherwise slew of

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao is the New Ali vs. Frazier Inside and Out. Here’s Why.

Fast approaching, May 2 may be the biggest day in boxing history—at least for the last 40 years. Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao’s “Fight Of The Century” promises to live

How Does a $100,000 Martini Taste? 2 Chainz & Big Sean Show You (Video)

2 Chainz has partnered with GQ for a tongue in cheek series where he travels the world to partake in its most outrageously costly offerings. In the second episode of

Get To Know One Of The Most Prolific Comic Book Artists In The Industry

Meet Shawn Martinbrough, a prolific artist in the comic book industry who recently sat down with The Shadow League. In this 2-part interview, he gives lots of insight on his

Michael Jordan Is Now A Billionaire. If Only We Could Be Like Mike…

Two hundred and ninety billionaires are reported to have joined the elite club in the last year, according to a new report from Forbes magazine. One of those tycoons is

Like Father, Like Son. Watch Stephen Curry Light Up Dell in 8th Grade (Video)

By now, it’s crystal clear the apple did not fall far from the tree when it comes to Stephen Curry’s NBA skills. His father, Dell, spent 16 years in the

25 Years Ago Today, Mike Tyson Falls & President Nelson Mandela Rises

Two historical figures. One instilled fear in the heart of hearts of his opponents in the boxing ring. The other instilled hope and passion for a new beginning for an

Phife Dawg Proclaims Himself Hip-Hop’s Biggest UNC Fan, Reflects On Dean Smith

In a recent interview with The Shadow League, A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg shared his relationship with sports and how he eventually got into basketball after dabbling in baseball

Check This Chronology Of Kickboxing That Goes Well Beyond “Bloodsport”

While combat sports and martial arts hit a pop culture pinnacle (especially in the United States) during the 1980s, many artforms date back decades prior. Kickboxing, the subject of a

Jimmy Fallon Is The Fresh Prince Of Late Night…Just Watch (Video)

Taping “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” in Los Angeles this week, what better for Jimmy to set the stage than pay homage to “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” opening? That’s