1. Summer School – Summer School is almost here! Get your passes now for the hottest concert to hit Philadelphia this summer. Kidz in the Hall, Stalley, Akilles, Writtenhouse, Dephonic, Sock the Rapper, Asaad and special guests will be in attendance, will you? It’s going down on July 15th at the TLA, visit http://uristocrat.com/concerts/ for more info.
2. BET Awards – One of the biggest showcases of coonery events every year is the BET Awards and this year’s version was no exception. Kanye returned to the musical spotlight with his performance of “Power,” many of hip-hops biggest stars came through dressed poorly and Prince was honored as well. However, the most memorable and bizarre moment was Chris Brown’s Michael Jackson tribute. Brown kicked off the tribute mimicking many of the dance moves that made Michael Jackson the biggest icon ever, and started off pretty strong. Then it came to a screeching halt when he was supposed to perform “Man in the Mirror.” Dude started crying, scratch that, weeping. Pretty bizarre. Only time will tell if Brown will get his career back to where it was, but a moment that was supposed to help him rebound ended awkwardly and sparked more questions than answers.
3. NBA Free Agency – July 1, 2010 has been circled on NBA calendars since three years ago. This Thursday, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and others will finally be free agents. Everybody and their mama has come out recently saying they know where these guys will end up, but Thursday is will some of the big moves will finally be made. The NBA will not be the same after this day.
4. Oppresive Heat – In case you didn’t realize it was summer yet, the heat has been on hell for about a week now. 95+ degrees up and down the east coast with crazy humidity as well. I’m going to have to post up at the beach sooner than later.