Fly LIGHTs: Shaq, Shawn Kemp, Dominique Wilkins, Isaiah Thomas, Jadakiss, Gerald Green, Lil Duval and more at Classic Rap panel at Reebok Breakout Camp in Philadelphia


The Reebok Classic Breakout tipped off at Philadelphia University yesterday on Wednesday, July 10th as over one hundred of the best high school basketball athletes were given the opportunity to play in front of hundreds of Division I college coaches during the NCAA live period.  


Fly-LIGHTS: T.I., Bow Wow, Bun B, Emily B, Rico Love and More Attend The Launch of Book of Kings Vol.1…


The “Trouble Man” T.I. was on hand to host the launch of AKOO’s  limited edition coffee table book Book of Kings Vol.1.  The collector’s item is pays homage as well as celebrates innovators and influencers in their respected spaces, whether it be art, music, fashion and lifestyle. Special guests, influencers, taste makers enjoyed cocktails provided Hennessy while tapping their toes to music spun by the lovely DJ Nix.

T.I. on the Book of Kings Vol.1: It is an absolute honor to have these amazing artists featured in the very first Book of Kings presented by AKOO. This WILL be a book people look forward to receiving and collecting for years to come!” 

Celebrities and influencers in the book include T.I., Pharrell, Melody Ehsani, 400z Van, Jonathon Mannion, Iggy Azalea, Lil Duval, Karen Civil, Pusha T, D-Nice, Eva Bleu, Sue Tsai and Amazin Amie. Bonsu Thompson lent his mighty pen to created the profiles for each person featured in the book.

Also on hand to celebrate the occasion Bun B, Yo Gotti, Emily B, Bow Wow, Angela Yee, Sue Tsai, Jonathon Mannion, Amazin Amie, Rico Love, Maino, Sway, Tyson Beckford and more…

Step into the photos from the event below.

Emily B

The always FLY Emily B, WE LOVE her shoes from her Emily B line!

Amazin Amie

Amazin Amie really owns up to her name!

Sue Tsai

The beautiful Sue Tsai.

Yo Gotti

The King of Memphis Yo Gotti was in the building.

Angela Yee

Angela Yee’s shoe game is always on point.

Hen Roc and Jonathan Mannion

Hen Roc and Jonathon Mannion

Maino , Bow Wow and Bun B

Maino, Bow Wow and the Trill one Bun B.

Rico Love

Songwriter extraordinaire Rico Love.

Rae Holliday, Devon Christopher and Gabriel Williams

The FLY Guys Rae Holliday, Gabriel Williams with Blue Magazine’s Devon  Christopher.

Tyson Beckford

Legendary super model Tyson Beckford.

Demtria Lucas and Raheem DeVaughn

Blogger Demetria Lucas and Raheem DeVaughn


Due to the book’s exclusivity, it is not available for purchase anywhere. You will have an opportunity to get your hands on a book via online giveaways, attending an AKOO event or as a gift with purchase at one of AKOO’s many retailers.

Be sure to visit AKOO Clothing’s online website and Facebook page as well as Twitter and Instagram @AKOOclothing for info on upcoming events and the Book of Kings Vol.1 tour.

Photos provided by SFPL’s own Bernard Beanz Smalls

Visit the SFPL’s Facebook page for the full gallery.

Shoutout: AKOO

Stay Fly!


Tiara Thomas Debuts “Tell Me Something”, Speaks With ‘Sway In The Morning’ [Video]

Singer-Songwriter Tiara Thomas provided ‘Sway In The Morning’ with an exclusive listen of her new jawn entitled “Tell Me Something”. Also, the up & coming singer speaks with Sway about the story behind meeting Wale and how she was discovered. And Lastly, the beautiful singer gives an acoustic performance of “Bad”. Check it out below…

The Daily Word

The Word Hip-Hop Edition: Kendrick Lamar “Hottest MC” In The Game


MTV’s Hottest Mc’s In The Game VIII list is complete and it looks like Kendrick Lamar’s good year is still going strong as he was named this years #1 MC in the game. The completed list looks like this:

10. Meek Mill


8.A$AP Rocky

7. Kanye West

6.Big Sean



3.Rick Ross

2.2 Chainz

1. Kendrick Lamar


 The list did kick up a lot of dust in the hip-hop world as there were a few rappers who were not pleased  with  Sway and his panel’s placing of them.Kanye West  lead the pack of offended rappers as he was not to pleased at his no.7 ranking not known for biting his tongue he of course got some things off his chest with when he called into DJ Enuff’s radio show.


Kanye gave zero fucks about that list!  I also don’t as well as the list is as comparable to The Sources mic rating system as far as relevancy is concerned. Kanye is right where he should be on the list though I wouldn’t have been mad if they put Kanye at #6 swapping places with his apprentice Big Sean.url-7

Kanye wasn’t alone as far as not getting a high placing on the list as the PMF A$AP Rocky also spoke out on his no.8 ranking . I mean A$AP’s buzz is very high, his debut album was well received amongst his hip-hop peers and his single “Fucking Problems” is huge but his placing is just right maybe next year bro just be happy your on a list period.

Rick Ross and 2 Chainz have a reason to celebrate as they both finished in the top 3. Ross’s placement in just right as well right now no one is working as hard the biggest act in hip-hop period. His stable of rappers follow his lead and keep music coming out at a consistent flow. Whether it be albums or mixtapes Ricky and his crew make sure they stay relevant in these hip-hop streets.


You right Ricky these n*ggas won’t hold you back as long as you don’t get lazy on us.

As for Mr 2 Chainz his number 2 slot is up for debate, yeah he was the feature king, very memorable singles but… a sub par showing of an album. I think Sway did NaS a disservice giving 2 Chainz that no.2 spot but NaS is the Susan Lucci of rap as he can’t seem to win anything. NaS had the best hip-hop album of the year followed by Kendrick the Queens general got disrespected once again (sighs). 


Congrats on the no.2 spot though, can’t deny how hard this guy works.

When it comes to hip-hop music this list will always spark up a debate, shit we still debate in barber shops if Biggie is better than Tupac or whether “Takeover” is better than “Ether”. There is never no final answer or a deciding factor in these discussions so agree to disagree.  What MTV’s list is an opinion based on the material and work ethic these guys put out so don’t take it as a final word. My list for those who care to know is as follows:

10. Meek Mill


8.A$AP Rocky

7. Big Sean


5.2 Chainz


3.Rick Ross


1.Kendrick Lamar

Again its all a matter of opinion , everyone has their own list and perception of who is out there killing the hip-hop airwaves. So if you were on the panel who would be on your list? Who shouldn’t even be considered?  


Congrats to the Good Kid I have no qualms with this pick as this is who I thought MTV was going to pick for the coveted No.1 spot on their list.

Stay Fly!


[Video] Lil’ Kim Chops it up with Sway Via Rap Fix …

Lil’ Kim paid a visit to Sway’s couch for Rap Fix,  to chop it up about everything from Diddy to her upcoming album. Check her out ….

Video 1: Kim dishes on her relationships with Diddy, 50 Cent, and FLoyd Mayweather…

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Video 2: Kim drops hints about her first single/video collabo, who the ‘new’ Kim is and her “almost” collabo with Common on his hit ‘Testify’.

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Video 3: Kim dishes on her new single, Maino and God’s plan for her life.

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We’re ready for this comeback!


-Stay Fly!

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