February 10, 1992
Mike Tyson is found guilty of raping 18 year old beauty pageant contestant Desiree Washington and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Although I believe the beginning of the end started for Iron Mike when he lost the biggest upset in boxing history to Buster Douglas in 1990, shout out to Japan, this prison sentence further accelerated his downward spiral. He only served 3 years of the sentence but the man from Brooklyn was never the same as he was before both as a boxer and as a person. He could not regain the edge that made him the most feared boxer ever and making terrible business decisions, like buying a pet tiger an trusting Don King, led to him losing the fortune that he had earned. Hopefully he is getting his life together and not making a mockery of himself in future movies but he has to do what he has to do to pay the bills. Although Mayweather may claim to be the biggest draw in boxing history, he has nothing on the buzz that Tyson could provide. peace.
The Roots- How I Got Over
Seriously only a select few in history has had a band as consistent as The Roots. U2, The Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers. They already get their respect but I believe in the future we will realize how important they are to hip-hop as a genre. If there is any doubt to hip-hop haters about the quality of music, just listen to The Roots. This track is off their ninth album and they still bring that flavor for your ear. shout out to craig mack.