Tap, snap or nap…future UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes often gives opponents one of these three choices. The thing about fighting Hughes is that you already know what’s coming: he wants to take you down and either ground and pound you or choke you out. The question is: Can you stop it? Very few have.
At 1 p.m., 29-year-old Floyd Mayweather Jr. is just waking up in his Las Vegas, Nevada mansion. Before dressing his two sons, Koraun, 8, and Shamaree, 6, for a trip to the gym, he jumps on an international conference call.
In August of 2006, Alex Valdman (aka Alval) and Gianpaolo Altomari (aka Gian) crept up on me while I was interviewing Talib Kweli. They were holding one handmade zip-up hoodie and introduced themselves as “HomeRoom Clothing.”
Not long ago, R&B singer Keyshia Cole was scrambling around New York City and other parts of the country with her manager, Manny Halley, performing at any available venue. Even with the November 2005 release of her debut album, The Way It Is (Geffen Records, 2005), Keyshia often found herself singing her heart out to crowds of less than a few dozen. Still, the Oakland, California native (who celebrated her 26th birthday on October 15) worked the microphone as if she was singing for a sold out crowd at Radio City Music Hall.
For as long as he can remember, 30-year-old Leander Jordan of La Mesa, California, has been a car guy. “I have always been into cars since I was a little boy. My grandfather had Hot Wheels, and I used to play with them every time I went to his house,” Jordan said.
Straight out of a comic book, vintage sci-fi flick and an idealistic imagination, the electric car has long been anticipated as the next step in the evolution of the automobile. However, attempts to do so have yielded unconvincing results.
When Ted Musson, owner of The Wax Shop in Rochester, New York, viewed one of the East Coast Ryders DVDs, he was so impressed by the bigger-than-life cars that he was compelled to obtain one of his own.