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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 popular 1988 Jean-Claude Van Damme film Bloodsport, and a host of other Hollywood films to varying successes, goes back to... Read more

Fashawn & Exile Make Some Fight Music, For The Bradley Vs. Pacquiao Fight (Audio)

On 2009's Boy Meets World, Fashawn rhymed quite a bit about gettin' picked on in his younger days, over DJ Exile production. As the Fresno, California MC got older and was taken under the wings of older Heads, he started fighting back, and a few harassers got punched in the... Read more

¡MAYDAY! & Tech N9ne Kick It With Kimbo Slice In Last Man Standing (Video)

Hip-Hop and martial arts have a long history of influencing each other. South Florida's ¡MAYDAY! and their label boss Tech N9ne made a survival, sports-inspired anthem in "Last Man Standing." To illustrate the message and premise of the record, the Strange Music camp welcomed Kimbo Slice to the studio, as... Read more