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Sharief Easterling
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Sharief Easterling is a 25 year old rapper from the East New York section of Brooklyn. Get a dose of his "know it all" style as he reviews the latest in sports and music.

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Changing of the Guard

(2) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 6:35 PM

As the Golden State Warriors prepared to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in this year's NBA Finals, most were preoccupied with the matchup of Stephen Curry vs LeBron James. I found myself more fascinated in each player's individual talent level and skill set. Both Curry and James are helping to usher...

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Tony Ro-Most Underrated Quarterback of All Time

(6) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 11:15 AM

The most heavily criticized, overly scrutinized athlete in sports today is undoubtedly Tony Romo. Playing quarterback for America's Team sets an almost unreachable precedent, year in and year out the expectations are simple... Superbowl or bust!! Although Romo has yet to deliver a world championship the idea that he isn't...

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Kanye and the Flashing Lights

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 11:59 AM

When did photographers devolve into paparazzi? What once was such a respectable profession, and vital aspect of pop culture has snowballed into something spiteful, malicious, and just plain ugly. Even someone as popular as Kanye West, who for almost a decade has been public enemy #1 amongst the picture taking...

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Dallas Cowboys and Indians

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 6:11 PM

I hate the Washington Redskins. It's almost like an unwritten rule that as a die hard Cowboys fan I must have deep and unwavering hatred for those God awful burgundy and mustard jerseys. And I most certainly do! I hate the team, its players, fans, coaches, stadium, I pretty much...

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Monday Nights At Nuyorican

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 8:05 PM

This past Monday night I attempted to perform at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe open mic. With my heart set on performing "BlackMale" in promotion of my new mixtape "Carnegie Hall" and website "" I was devastated when I found out I was too late to sign up. But devastation quickly...

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Lupe Fiasco and the Greatest Rap Video of All Time

(2) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 2:18 PM

Summer of 2013 might be hot enough to finally bring hip-hop off the respirator. Jay-Z has once again revolutionized the way artists release albums with Magna Carta... Holy Grail. J.Cole has solidified himself as one of the greats with his classic sophomore LP Born Sinner. Kanye West has pushed the...

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The Underappreciation Of Sign O' The Times

(2) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 7:09 PM

Unprecedented success is often times a gift and a curse. As is the case with Prince's album/motion picture combos that followed 1984's critically acclaimed "Purple Rain." The film and soundtrack that ultimately launched him into superstardom set such a high precedent that his later projects were greatly overlooked. The 1986...

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The Separation of Church and Space

(15) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 12:00 PM

How naive must one be to claim they don't "believe" in extra-terrestrial life. With all the evidence accumulated to this point in time how could anyone still be in denial? You don't have to believe in potatoes either but that wouldn't make them any less existent.

Men from Mars...

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LA Lakers 2013 Champs

(19) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 3:35 PM

With the Lakers in 9th place and two games out of the Western Conference playoffs. The Black Mamba guaranteed his team would still qualify for the post-season. The world wasn't too optimistic about the Lakers chances this season but I'm one of the few who was.

This summer when...

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Lance Still Lives Strong

(3) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 3:13 PM

Before you crucify Lance Armstrong, take a moment to fully digest all the circumstances of his situation. His own unprecedented success has forced him to be the scapegoat for an entire culture. He is absolutely guilty of cheating, but so are so many others associated with the sport of cycling...

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MLB Chops Down Chipper and the Braves

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 2:04 AM

I was under the impression that replacement officials were being used in the Nation Football League NOT in Major League Baseball. Yet in still the National League Wildcard game between the Braves and Cardinals may have been decided by one of the worst blown calls in the history of the...
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Tribute To Chipper Jones

(8) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 12:25 PM

After an incredible nineteen year career with the Atlanta Braves, future first ballot Hall Of Fame third baseman Chipper Jones will finally call it quits after this season. As a die hard Braves fan this has been especially hard for me to deal with. Rooting for Chipper and the Braves...
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Red Hook Summer

(2) Comments | Posted September 14, 2012 | 2:51 AM

I had the privilege of being invited to a screening of the newest Spike Lee joint Red Hook Summer, and let me be the first to tell you its nothing less than exceptional. I immediately fell in love with the young lady in the film named "Chazz". A representation of...

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Dream vs Reality USA Basketball 2012

(37) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 7:51 AM

Evolution is inevitable. It's human nature to increase efficiency as time progresses. A computer or automobile from 1992 can't compete with a 2012 model, and neither can an athlete. This is as it should be. Without steady improvement in all fields how else could society advance? People were outraged when...
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LeBron's Not the MVP

(22) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 3:25 PM

Most Valuable Player to me means the player most significant to their team's success. LeBron James won the award for the 2011-2012 season, marking the third time he's taken the trophy in four years. Although this was his best season statistically there are other players whose individual contributions were more...

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Brian McNaughty

(3) Comments | Posted May 4, 2012 | 7:22 PM

Brian Mcknight, sit yo ass down! This attempted come back and "Adult Mixtape" was an epic fail! There isn't anything wrong with trying to re-invent your image or sound but this is just down right terrible. "Let me show you how your pussy works??" Seriously? These lyrics from one of...

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G.O.O.D. Music's Dream Team

(2) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 8:58 AM

G.O.O.D. Music is on the verge of forming Voltron. With members Big Sean, Common, Pusha T, John Legend, Kid Cudi and captain Kanye West they've already solidified themselves as one of if not the best crew in hip hop. Recently rumors of 2Chainz joining the already star studded team have...

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No Justice For Metta World Peace

(11) Comments | Posted April 30, 2012 | 9:41 AM

Rodman, Oakley, Laimbeer, Artest, NBA players you do not mess with. This is common knowledge to NBA fans and especially to the players. The elbow from Metta World Peace to the head of James Harden was brutal to say the least but blame can not be fully placed on Artest....

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Thank Based God

(2) Comments | Posted March 29, 2012 | 9:46 PM

The Based God is legendary. Revolutionary, iconic, and prolific to say the least, he's quickly become one of the most polarizing figures in hip hop. His "Based" movement that started in Berkeley, California has now reached the east coast, and even over seas. Controversial lyrics like "bitches on my dick...

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Saints or Sinners

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2012 | 12:48 PM

Once one of the saddest franchises in NFL history, the New Orleans Saints used the addition of QB Drew Brees and the devastation of Hurricane Katrina to rally them to the pinnacle of football glory. In 2010 they won the Superbowl and seemed to right the wrongs of 30 years...

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