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  1. DJ Irie talks Heat, NBA music, LeBron

    Jared Zwerling

    Catch him if you can. Miami-based DJ Irie doesn't miss a beat during All-Star Weekend -- literally. The NBA's first DJ, who was hired by the Miami Heat for the 1999-2000 season, may have been the busiest man you've never heard of during All-Star W...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  2. Common on Bulls, Bears, Obama's game

    Kelley L. Carter

    Common is anything but. The Chicago-bred rapper - who as a kid was a ball boy for the Chicago Bulls - acts, raps, gets politically involved and plays hoops. He has two new films out -- "LUV" and "Movie 43" -- and he's working on a new album that h...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  3. Fat Joe thinks his Knicks can beat the Heat

    Adry Torres

    Fat Joe has been in the rap game for what's about to become his 20th year in the business. That's quite an accomplishment as we've seen many rappers debut with one album, never to be heard from again. Born and raised in the Boogie Down Bronx, the ...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  4. T.I. talks Vick, the Hawks & playing sports

    Carlos Mejia

    After 10 years in the game, T.I. will release his eighth LP on Dec. 18. T.I. says "Trouble Man" is his best body of work so far. "It's epic. And I'm not saying that because I made it," he says. "I think it's a perfect hybrid of old and new. I fe...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  5. Athletes turn to Lecrae for rap inspiration

    Jared Zwerling

    The date was Jan. 27, 2012, around 5:30 p.m., two hours before tipoff between the Miami Heat and New York Knicks. That's when Jeremy Lin met with the Heat's chaplain inside the bowels of American Airlines Arena. They prayed together that Lin would st...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  6. LeBron James talks about Frank Ocean

    Sounds

    Miami Heat forward LeBron James says he respects Frank Ocean's personal choices to open up about his sexuality, and he expects more great music from him. MTV2's Sucker Free Countdown airs Sundays at 11 p.m. ET. Sucker Free - MTV2...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  7. Vanilla Ice talks NASCAR, Heat, new movie

    Dave Wilson

    Vanilla Ice had a meteoric rise, selling more than 13 million copies of his debut album, "To The Extreme." He faced an equally potent backlash, falling out of favor and recasting himself as a rap-metal artist and a reality TV star alongside other ...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  8. A big win for Manchester City, Billy Duffy

    Duff McKagan

    Musician Duff McKagan's column runs every Wednesday on Playbook Sounds. In August 1987, I was headed out to play my first-ever arena tour. The Cult gave GN'R the opening slot for a tour that would cross Canada, come down the West Coast, and then ...

    Blog | May 16, 2012