Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New Music: Terius Nash (The Dream) - "1977"




Today The Dream, excuse me, 'Terius Nash' dropped a free album for all of his fans to indulge in until the release of his 4th album (Really 5th if we're counting this one) LOVE IV. Click HERE for a link to his website where you can download this aforementioned album, titled "1977" !!!

As an added bonus, here's a recently leaked song by Mr. Nash that he penned for Ron Isley that is definitely a scorcher !!!

New Video: Wale Ft. Jeremih & Rick Ross - “That Way”


While still on the promo trial, Maybach Music Group's Rick Ro$$ and Wale team up with Jeremih to deliver the visual to their latest single off "Self-Made" titled "That Way." Wale has been very busy as of late dropping vlogs, freestyles and mixtapes building anticipation for his sophomore album "Ambition" which drops this NOVEMBER !!



"Self-Made" is in stores NOW !!!

Your Week In Sports


Hey there my avenue, sorry for the wait. But I promise you in anticipation of the new NMG movement and BlvdAve building I got some sweet stuff in store for you!

This week in sports brought us much to talk about. From Floyd Mayweather Jr. (not according to him) to Michael Vick, the world of sports was full of headlines. So let's take a look at some of the more notable events in professional athletics.



Your Week In Sports brought to you by "As I See It"








The Big PayBack



Some say that revenge is a dish that is best served cold. In the case of the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who signed a $100 million contract yesterday, making the 31yr old the face of the franchise. This also marks the third largest second signing of a player in professional sports history of $100 million or more.

Vick has been much maligned with his time spent in prison for dog fighting and admitted that at times while he was incarcerated, he wondered if he would ever get back to where he once was.

"Sometimes as a man, you fear what you can't see," Vick said at a press conference at the Eagles practice facility. "Nobody can predict the future. You don't know what's going to happen. Tomorrow's not promised. The only thing you can do is live your life, hope for the best, continue to have faith, believe in yourself."

"The thing for me was believing in the people who were there for me in my time of need. ... You never know what's going to happen. Expect the worst and hope for the best, and that's what I did.


"God was on my side, and I'm here today." - Micheal Vick


" I ain't no Jr!" 



Many people say the HBO's 24/7 documentary series was created specifically for Floyd "Money, Money Boy" Mayweather Jr. Covering his bouts with Oscar De La Hoya and now following the training and drama leading up to his bout vs. Victor Ortiz.

Money Boy Floyd has not lost a professional match in 16 years and let's everybody know it in the this recent episode of 24/7. What starts out as a harmless verbal competition about each others training camps, soon becomes personal between the father and son as exchanges about relationships, training integrity and failure as a men became the focal point of the fight.

If anything other than entertainment, this looks likely to become a distraction from the Mayweather camp in my opinion. I didn't like the way he handled respecting his father on national t.v., but I am not inside the Mayweather circle. He may have deserved it, he may not. But at the end of the day it proved for some damn good entertainment!


Str8 Hoopin'








The ballers came out at night for the Carmelo Anthony charity basketball game. Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Jeff Green, Austin Daye of the Detroit Pistons and the host Carmelo Anthony all came out for a historical night at Morgan State's Talmadge L. Hill Field House, where a capacity crowd of 4,500 became the latest to benefit from the endless summer league that has come about largely because of the NBA lockout.


LeBron scored 38 points in the game, while being outshined by Kevin Durant who has been doing this all summer, going to parks and venues and mashing on any competition that shows up by scoring 58 points in the Melo event. Chris Paul (New Orleans, 18 points) and Carmelo Anthony (New York, 36 points) had good performances as well. Anthony's Melo Foundation organized the contest and the Baltimore home themed team won 149-141. 




Side Notes...


 as reported by www.abovetopsecret.com

  • Javaris Crittenton, who was suspended from the NBA along with his ex-teammate Gilbert Arenas for having guns in a locker room, was arrested late Monday at a Southern California airport. He has been charged with murder in the Aug. 19 shooting death of Jullian Jones outside her house in Atlanta, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said




  • Usain Bolt missed out on defending his title Sunday when he jumped from the blocks early at the world championships. He was disqualified by a highly debated zero-tolerance false start rule enacted last year. You can watch it here:
Really, the young pretender?
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Weekend Box Office August 26, 2011 - August 28, 2011

Box office results are in ! "The Help" continues its reign at the box office this weekend, raking in another $ 14 Million dollars, bringing its total to $96 million dollars. Rise of the Planet of the Apes fell a couple spots from its position at #2 to #4 bringing in more than 8.5 Millon dollars. The grand total now being close to $150 Million dollars. 'Columbiana,' one of last weeks new movies came in at the #2 spot with a total of $10 million its first week in theaters. Check below for the rest and as usual, we'll be back friday with a new batch of movies for ya !!!



TW

Title
Studio


Total

1

Walt Disney Pictures


$96,630,300

2

TriStar Pictures (Sony)


$10,300,000

3

FilmDistrict


$8,689,000

4

20th Century Fox


$148,456,300

5

The Weinstein Company


$6,588,000

6

Dimension Films (The Weinstein Company)


$21,710,000

7

Columbia Pictures (Sony)


$125,993,500

8

Lionsgate


$16,575,600

9

DreamWorks Pictures


$14,207,500

10

Warner Bros. Pictures


$69,529,300

11

Columbia Pictures (Sony)


$31,702,200

12

New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.)


$37,824,900

Saturday, August 27, 2011

New Video: Rihanna “Cheers (Drink To That)”



Still on the promoting trail for her latest album "LOUD," Rihanna drops a new visual for her fans consumption. This time its the song "Cheers (Drink to that) that receives the video treatment. "Loud" is in stores now !!



Added Bonus:

Friday, August 26, 2011

New movies in theaters now



No predictions this time, we just gonna tell you what movies are out this week. We've already embarrassed ourselves with our last couple of predictions lol. So without further ado, here they are. As always, we'll deliver on Monday the box office results. PEACE !!!

Colombiana


Don't Be Afraid of the Dark


Our Idiot Brother
 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sneaks on the AVE: Burton x adidas Originals – Fall/Winter 2011 Footwear Preview




Over the past couple of decades, the big names in the sneaker industry have been forced to pay attention to the rising popularity of a host of action sports. Fast forward to 2011, and while the BMX'ers and skateboarders have gotten their fair share of love, snowboarding has yet to really cross-breed with the world of sneaker heads. Well, adidas may be looking to change that with their Burton x adidas Originals collection, a line of sneakers and gear set to release for the Fall/Winter season. We've got a look here at the three pairs included in the capsule, all of which stick to earthy tones and durable materials to have you looking right on the mountain. Continue reading for an up-close look at all three and let us know if you will be picking any of these new adidas up.




Mixtape Downloads Pt. 3




Sneaks on the Ave: Nike Air Trainer SC II High - Grey/Black/Orange Now available





Its addition to the Nike Sportswear retro rotation long overdue in the minds of the cult following it'd been building, the Nike Air Trainer SC II returned earlier this year to continue NSW's exploration of the early days of cross-training.  This model looks just as the original did in 1990, but instead of the OG Infrared accents, this new release utilizes orange to achieve a similar, yet strangely novel effect.  Click through to see more of the latest Air Trainer SC II colorway and pick up a pair today from NSW retailers like the Kentucky Wildcats' favorite shop: Oneness.




Pure Platinum/Anthracite-Total Orange-Blac
443575-003

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mixtape Downloads Pt. 2




Sneaks on the AVE: adidas Originals adiRise 2.0




adidas Originals has long fed the fans of the three stripes with frequent releases of hallmark models. 

From Superstars to Gazelles it's all there, but don't think for a second that they aren't still pumping out new designs that are earning their own stripes.

Check out the adidas Originals adiRise 2.0, a sleek mid featuring a sweeping section of glossy patent leather that stretches all the way up to the supportive strap. 

The four debut colorways all come solidly blocked, with the cool grey looking one being a definite stand out. 

 For an in depth look at the just released adidas Originals AR 2.0, check 'em out now at adidas online.

New Video: Lil Wayne - "How to Love"



As his third single from the Carter IV heats up ("She Will") Wayne drops the visual to his official 2nd Single "How to Love." Are you guys ready ? The Carter IV drops this monday !!! 08.29.11 !!!

Mixtape Downloads Pt. 1




New Video: Tyrese Ft. R.Kelly &Tyga “I Gotta Chick”



Sorry for the delay on this, we had this post in the stash for awhile. But here's the "Luke Cage" movie Front Runner, Tyrese with his first single off his new album "Open Invitation." Hit us with some feedback ladies and gents ! "Open Invitation" drops 11.1.11 !!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sneaks on the AVE: UNDFTD x Converse Ballistic Capsule



July brought us the navy blues and now for August, has thrown a white party and the Converse Star Player and Academy are invited.  The second set from the Undefeated x Converse Ballistic capsule, these pristine classics offer two radically different approaches to all-white sneakers.  The Star Player hightop is almos entirely ballistic nylon, just the tongue and ankle collar done in a tonal tumbled leather.  The choice of black, white or orange laces carries over to the tumbled leather Academy lowtop that features a ballistic accent on the eyestay.  Click the pics to see for a closer look plus the matching ALICE pack and pick up a pair from the UNDFTD chapter stores today, August 19th.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Weekend Box Office Results August 19, 2011 - August 21, 2011

Good thing we're not paid psychics, cuz we were waaaaaay off with our predictions for who would be Box Office CHAMP this past weekend. Apparently "The Help" and "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" wanted to play musical chairs this weekend as the two films remained at the top of the box office, only this time "The Help" would land at # 1 and "Planet of the Apes" # 2. Our guess for the # 1 movie this weekend was "Fright Night" and that film came in at # 6,  Garnering $ 8 Million at the box office. Check the list for the rest ladies and gents, and we'll be back on Friday with more new Films for you to check out


TW

Title
Studio


Total

1

Walt Disney Pictures


$71,340,829

2

20th Century Fox


$133,583,862

3

Dimension Films (The Weinstein Company)


$11,644,672

4

Lionsgate


$10,021,215

5

Columbia Pictures (Sony)


$117,546,882

6

DreamWorks Pictures


$8,114,388

7

New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.)


$32,326,686

8

Columbia Pictures (Sony)


$25,864,430

9

Focus Features


$5,079,566

10

Warner Bros. Pictures


$64,266,969

11

Warner Bros. Pictures


$366,007,900

12

Universal Pictures


$89,498,305

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