In the English language “Buck” means quite a few things. It refers to males of some animals (such as deer, rabbits and squirrel) or it’s used as a slang word for a human male or a sexually adventurous boy. But in the hip-hop world, Buck refers to only one thing: the Nashville, Tennessee hustler turned rapper Young Buck, who made it big after meeting 50 Cent and joining G-Unit. “I got the biggest break in my career meeting 50,” he recalls.
Surrounded by an entourage consisting of his publicist, manager, “hype” man, - video man, stylist and personal trainer, Daddy Yankee converses with his troops in a fast-talking Spanish that would make fluent speakers second guess their linguistic abilities...
While growing up, Mike Rumph used to spend all day outside playing football with his neighborhood friends. And don’t get him started on how serious his family was while watching games on TV. “My family made a big deal about football when I was younger,” the 6-ft cornerback for the St. Louis Rams said. “I remember seeing them as gladiators. After watching them on TV, I knew I wanted to play professional football, too.”
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.