I don’t know if the government injected crack into the water last night or if something was in the air, but last night (and early morning today) was pretty eventful. From angry boxing fans to the death of one of hip-hop’s greats, stuff was seriously going down. Let’s see:
1. Heat Win Eastern Conference Finals
With all the Heat haters popping up like zombies now days, kicking the Boston Celtics out of the Championship line-up by winning the Eastern Conference Finals is a big deal for the Miami team. I won’t pretend to know much about sports (I’m a Sixers fan anyway :(), but I did take note of all the social media craziness surrounding this game. Take a look at what some of the nutty sports fans had to say HERE.
The game also got record TV viewer ratings, according to the Associated Press. Read HERE.
2. D’ Angelo Surprised Bannaroo Attendees with His First U.S. Performance in Over a Decade
According to THIS MTV article, ?uestlove brought another epic performance to the states with a 90 minute set with D’ Angelo in Manchester, TN. As you can tell from my past post, I am excited that D’ Angelo will be blessing our ears once again with his amazing talents. Can’t deny that I am a little salty that he made his first U.S. performance in Tennessee instead of the Big Apple, where he is not only currently living, but working on his new music. I didn’t move to NYC for all the cool stuff to start happening in southern states! #haterfallsback .
3.Manny Pacquiao Loses Fight to Timothy Bradley, Breaking His 7 Year Streak
Seems like this morning folks were yelling “Boxing is Dead!” like they had Paul Revere syndrome or something. Based, on the commentating and articles, Pacquiao had made a clear, but no remarkable win. This allowed the judges to name Bradley the winner by a small margin. It seems even Bradley wasn’t positive he won the fight, suggesting he would review the tapes to see who won. Boxing fans are pretty angry and considering this a major strike against boxing. I call BS. The way I see it, the boxing business has always been as much of a game as the sport itself. I won’t speculate on who probably got paid off, but at the end of the day because of this fight people are talking about boxing more than the Heat game and D’Angelo. Now all of those who didn’t pay to see the “injustice,” will pay to go see the possible rematch. #C.R.E.A.M.
4. Canibus Loses a Pay-Per-View Rap Battle to Dizaster; Makes It Worse by Pulling Out Notepad
I am not quick to laugh at stuff like this because it is upsetting to see a legend dig his own grave. Canibus is a rapper that gained respect because of his battle rhymes and back-breaking lyrics. When he forfeited this battle and then pulled out a notepad, hearts were broken. My stomach literally churned as I watched the majority of the battle. Then I almost chocked when Canibus said “Mama-say mama-sah ma-ma-coo-sah” for no apparent reason. Sad. What makes it worse it that Dizaster did a beyond outstanding job ripping Canibus to shreds. Dizaster was ready for war, but arrived at a public suicide.
I’m sure most who have listened to any of Canibus’ most recent music weren’t too surprised by the loss. It was far worse than one could predict though. Watch the post-notebook part of the “battle” HERE.
Wondering who this Madd Ilz is that Canibus said 99% of the rappers resembled? He is an emcee out of the Ozone (Orlando) and CEO of the hip-hop battle league, Grind Time Now.