Top 5 Performances from the American Music Awards 2013
I’ve watched the American Music Awards every year since I was a teenager and I’ve seen some incredible performances. This year’s awards show did not disappoint and had it’s fair share of outstanding performances. Here are the top 5 performances of the night. 1. Justin Timberlake – JT continues... Read more
Dennis Rodman Gets One Way Ticket To North Korea
In this hilarious new video from Foot Locker, Dennis Rodman, Mike Tyson, and other professional athletes do what they can to make things right in the world. Follow us: @mochamanstyle on Twitter | Mocha Man Style on Facebook Visit us at MochaManStyle.com Read more
Exclusive Track: “Meant to Be” by Ruben Studdard
On February 4, 2014, American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard, will release his new album, Unconditional Love, a collection of romantic standards. But today, he gives Mocha Man Style readers an exclusive preview of his new single, “Meant to Be.” “Meant to Be,” is one of two original songs on... Read more
NBA Celebrates the Holiday Season with Jingle Hoops Video
In what looks like a preview of the All-Star Three Point Shoot-out, the NBA’s new holiday video features some of the game’s best marksmen. “Jingle Hoops,” the follow-up to last year’s highly touted “Carol of the Balls,” displays the shooting skills of Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Steve Nash and LeBron... Read more
Success Interview: Peter Ramsey, Feature Film Director
As a child, Peter Ramsey loved animation and movies. With his family’s encouragement, he started creating his own masterpieces when he was 3-years old. “My parents taught me to think for myself and not to set limits on what I could do,” Ramsey said. “They were really good about... Read more
Success Interview: Dwyane Wade, NBA All-Star
Dwyane Wade is a busy man. Not only is he an all-star basketball player, but he is also father, philanthropist, and best-selling author. Wade was the fifth pick in the 2003 NBA Draft. In 2006, he helped lead his team, the Miami Heat, to a 4–2 series win over the... Read more
Book Review: “The One – The Life and Music of James Brown” by RJ Smith
The first record I remember listening to was “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” by James Brown. I was enthralled by the funky horns, the guitar break, and Brown’s raspy voice. That song turned me into a lifelong fan of Brown’s music. But as I grew older and learned... Read more
The Bomb Shelter Sessions (Encore Edition) by Vintage Trouble
The first time I heard Vintage Trouble‘s music, I nearly had a wreck. I was driving down the road listening to a local Indie Rock station when “Nancy Lee” came on. I was instantly mesmerized by lead singer, Ty Taylor’s soulful voice. I fumbled around for a minutes to... Read more
A Tribute to My Favorite Beastie Boy, Adam Yauch (MCA)
When I was a kid, I loved hip-hop. In the late 70s and early 80s, the music was heady, fresh, and irresistible. I couldn’t get enough of Run DMC, Fat Boys, Kurtis Blow, Whodini, and LL Cool J. But it was trio of white boys from Brooklyn that helped... Read more
Gil Scott-Heron Poet to the People
I discovered Gil Scott-Heron’s music as a college student. While writing a term paper titled “The Linguistics of Hip-Hop”, I stumbled upon Scott-Heron’s seminal album, Winter in America. I was smitten by the songs “The Bottle” and “Rivers of My Fathers” (I liked this one because it reminded me of... Read more