Juran Bolden is a Tampa Bay native all the way. Not only did he live in the Florida city, but he also played football for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Surprisingly, however, Juran’s first love wasn’t football. Back in Hillsborough High School, the young track and field champ was sprinting the 100 meter run in 10.26 seconds and the 200 meter in 20.91 seconds.
Got purp? Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis (drafted No. 14 in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft) has got purp and then some.
Anybody that comes across Davis’ collection of cars will likely stare unabashedly. When it comes to Davis’ pair of unique 1975 Chevrolet Caprices, these same people can be forgiven if they pause to gawk and take in everything that the purple ragtop “Rags II Riches” and the candy blue hardtop “Glasshouse” have to offer.
If Kicker Car Audio’s 1961 Ford Econoline pickup could talk, we’d listen for days. It’s seen and experienced more than enough to fill several movie scripts and memoirs. And now it has a new chapter to add to the saga after the complete makeover Kicker has given it.
Denis Mahgerefteh never intended to be the co-founder and owner of one of L.A.’s hottest jewelry customizing manufactures. What began as a brief detour from his Biology studies in Virginia would quickly thrust Denis into a shiny new world that would forever alter his future.
Remember Young Jeezy’s white-on-white Dodge Charger known as “The Snowmobile” (as seen in Issue 37)? Jeezy, like many clients of Cartunes Inc. (Atlanta, Georgia), is very automotive conscious, extremely reliant on top-of-the-line auto customization and changes high-end cars like underwear.
It’s extremely easy for a person to become a victim of circumstance. Case in point: confinement to a prison cell for slightly over a decade can create an institutionalized mind, far beyond rehabilitation. On the flipside, achieving platinum status in the music industry can certainly blow up an artist’s head to the point of no return to normalcy. However, neither circumstance has been able to overpower the individualistic mindset of R&B’s rare genius, Lyfe Jennings, formerly known as inmate 268-192. His soulfulness has many listeners assimilating his artistic attributes to that of soulful legends such as Al Green, Marvin Gaye and Ray Charles, to name a few.
It didn’t really matter to Mohamed Amir Eller that the 2003 Nissan 350Z had endured a wreck. After all, he got it for a good deal. But, more importantly, he just liked it. “There’s just something about them,” he admitted.
Known for his rapid delivery of lyrics, Twista once held the Guinness World Records’ title of World’s Fasted Rapper, but there was a time when the Chicago native frowned upon such notoriety. “Although rapping fast has always been my style, I didn’t like when people used to call me that,” he explains. “I didn’t understand it back then, but as I grew, I embraced it and feel blessed to have that type of style.” The Chicago native didn’t understand his gift until he realized how it actually set him apart in the hip-hop world. “I know now that I’ll always be around because of my unique style,” he says. “It’s not your typical ‘regular’ rap and I’ll always have a fan base.”