Thought 3D was only for movies? You thought wrong. PHOTOS & VIDEO: Best Dunks Ever! This weekend Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James will rock their own 3D kicks at the NBA All Star Game. Why not? New styles, new year and new technology including a ‘lenticular material in key areas throughout the shoe […]

        For the past few months, the gaming world has been bombarded with new motion technology like Microsoft’s Kinect, Playstation’s Move and the O.G. of them all Nintendo’s Wii console. While the genre is still relatively new, all the competitors are going in full power to win the loyalty of us seditary […]


Danny Simmons, brother of Russell Simmons, has a show in Brooklyn and also recently put on a photography show at the Tablarasa Gallery. The show runs through Saturday, December 4th, entitled Wheels Within Wheel. Check out WAGMAG’s review of the show: ‘The former show features the paintings of Danny Simmons, co-producer of Def Poetry Jam […]

Most single girls have met a Ben Kalmen sometime in their dating life.  Yeap…of this I am pretty pretty sure…and anyone who dedicated her life to dating like I did…must have then crossed paths with more than one Ben…  As long as we are sharing…I’ll gladly admit meeting my first Ben Kalmen when my friend […]


Hip-hop mogul and the man who signs our checks here at GG, Russell Simmons, received the National Arts Club’s Gold Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement last night, June 2.  Russell was honored at the NYC event, where he celebrated with his older artistic brother, Danny Simmons, Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks, music industry legend Andre […]


I am stunned by Governor Paterson’s recent proposal to cut the New York State Council on the Arts’ budget by 40%. It seems like an abandonment of his values and his lifelong stance about the importance of the arts in community, economic, and human development. I understand what a difficult position the Governor is in […]

<p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Welcome to the first week of our brand new blog series "MIXTAPE SHOUT-OUT". Basically each week will co-sign three tapes we’re currently listening to &amp; approve of here at Sparkhop Records. These are non Sparkhop artists, musicians, emcee’s we feel deserve a shout-out for their efforts! Just like us a lot of these mentions will […]

<p><strong>Here&rsquo;s what people know:</strong> We like black and white photography. We like Jay-Z.&nbsp;Jay-Z likes shooting videos in black and white. Jay-Z like business partnerships with alcohol brands. <em>Therefore</em>, Absolut Vodka&rsquo;s new documentary about Jay-Z will kick ass</p>

<p>Jay-Z is definitely the King of Hip-Hop&hellip;Don&rsquo;t mean to offend any artist out there, what dude has done for Hip-Hop since he came in the game in &lsquo;96 is amazing. This is a very nice documentary!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>


On this last day of Black History Month 2010, I’d like to share with you a project I’ve had the pleasure of producing with my good friend and filmmaker Queon Martin. Queon came to me a few years ago with the idea of starting a non-for-profit organization titled Hip-Hop TV 24/7. The program helps youth […]

<p>The official high quality theatrical trailer of the new bollywood movie &lsquo;Teen Patti&rsquo; Starring: <span id="IL_AD5" class="IL_AD">Amitabh Bachchan</span>, Sir Ben Kingsley, R Madhavan, Raima Sen, Dhruv Ganesh, Siddharth Kher, Vaibhav Talwar, Saira Mohan, Sharadha Kapoor, Danny Denzongpa, Sushmita Sen, Ajay Devgan, Jackie Shroff, Mahesh Manjrekar, Irrfan Khan, Boman Irani and many others.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p><p>NEW ISH 2010</p>