Archive for March, 2016

Game on

The Heat Check sneaker game machine. Photo by Leon Laing.

The Heat Check sneaker game machine. Photo by Leon Laing.

Sure, the record number of attendees at the fourth annual Harrisburg Sneaker Expo came to buy, sell and trade. But this year offered a new and popular attraction—a sneaker game machine. Continue reading ‘Game on’

Shoe tunes

Yeezy Boost 750 at the Harrisburg Sneaker Expo. Photo by Leon Laing.

Yeezy Boost 750 at the Harrisburg Sneaker Expo. Photo by Leon Laing.

In honor of the Harrisburg Sneaker Expo, local people, including yours truly, share their favorite rap songs about kicks. The sneaker and hip-hop cultures are inextricably linked. Some of the songs that didn’t make the cut include “Vans” by The Pack,” “Air Force Ones” by Nelly and “Sneakers” by Raekwon. Continue reading ‘Shoe tunes’

Bieber x Philly


Justin Bieber, who has collaborated recently with artists such as Travis Scott and Nas, will perform at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. His concerts are on May 7 and May 8. Visit livenation.com for tickets.

Lil Stevie

North Philadelphia-based rhyme spitter Lil Stevie sets the tone in the beginning of Turned Out Da Mixtape V1. On “Intro (Whole Life),” the song begins with Stanley Clarke’s “Black on Black Crime,” the eerie jazz song from the epic film Boyz n the Hood. Continue reading ‘Lil Stevie’