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Taylor Bennett Music

Music Monday: Taylor Bennett

0 - Published May 5, 2014 by in General, The Life

I’m willing to bet most of you have heard of the Chicago youngster Chance the Rapper (Chancellor Bennett). While Chance’s mixtape Acid Rap received plenty of praise, his brother Taylor Bennett was overshadowed.

Baer C00n the Ewokk

Music Monday: Goon Hand 2

0 - Published April 14, 2014 by in The Life

After a brief hiatus from Music Monday I’m back with a treat for you! Desmond Bailey aka Baer C00n The Ewokk’s Goon Hand 2. You may remember us mentioning Des in an October edition of End Caps. For those of you just hearing of Baer Coon for the first time, Bailey is a goalie for the Chicago Outlaws, a semi-pro box team which plays in the CILL. Des’ colorful and eccentric nature makes for a great character in the cage and on the mic.

Lax Hacks: How to Maintain Your Lacrosse Head

LaxHacks: Stick Prep, Part 2

0 - Published March 27, 2014 by in Gear, Lax Hacks, The Life, Training, Videos

Athletic tape, a hair dryer, and a wine cork…these items enable some brilliant #LaxHacks! Today we’re hitting you with a Part 2 of a multi-part series that will teach you (or remind you of!) the best ways to take care of your lacrosse stick. Learn how to conquer rattle, how to re-shape the throat of your head, and how to deal with those annoying stripped screw holes on your lacrosse shafts.

Oxymoron

Music Monday: Top Dawg Takeover

0 - Published March 3, 2014 by in General, The Life

Welcome back LAS faitHful!

I’ve been looking forward to this MM for a little wHile as ScHoolboy Q’s HigHly anticipated album OxyMoron was released on the 25th. To me, it was only rigHt to give you my insigHt into the project.

nas

Music Monday: A Storm of Music

0 - Published February 24, 2014 by in The Life

This Monday I’m bringing you a ton of new music. Let me say (type) that again, I’m bringing you TONS of new music! I know plenty of you have been dumped on with snow but I’m sending a flurry or music your way. Since there’s plenty to listen to, I’ll get straight to it:

Martin Luther King Jr.

Music Monday: Martin Had A Dream

0 - Published January 20, 2014 by in The Life

Today we remember the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose contributions to the social and political sphere of the United States are innumerable. And over the years, the global musical sphere has become filled with songs inspired by or dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Below you’ll find songs that pay homage to Dr. King.

Brotherly Love

Tune In Tuesday: Illadelphia

0 - Published January 13, 2014 by in General, The Life

Philadelphia hosted the annual #LaxCon this past weekend and I thought it was only right to pay tribute to the city of brotherly love. This week’s Tune In Tuesday features the legendary group, The Roots. To date, The Roots have put out 10 studio albums and have been the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon since ’09.

Music Monday: Iller Than Most

0 - Published January 6, 2014 by in The Life

Typically January is a slower month for new music but I think a trend is developing in music in which artists release surprise albums for fans to download and enjoy. First Beyonce did it, then the Lox and now Del the Funky Homosapien. This week, the goofy Bay Area rapper debuts ‘Iller Than Most,’ a collection of off-kilter rhymes over groovy computer beats.

RUN-DMC X-MAS

Music Monday: Laxmas!

0 - Published December 23, 2013 by in The Life

Happy Holidays LAS! Laxmas is all but here so I figured I’d spread a little Laxmas cheer and share with you a few Christmas songs. These aren’t your traditional carols or cliche’ tunes but rather a few songs that are a little less played out. So cozy up with your glass of eggnog and enjoy some Laxmas music!

Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip - The Abstract and The Dragon

Music Monday: 2013 Isn’t Done Yet!

0 - Published December 16, 2013 by in The Life

Welcome back LAS! This year has been a pretty good one for music (especially hip-hop) but it’s not quite over yet. Just when I started looking forward to some of next years releases, I ran into a project that slipped under my radar. Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip’s of A Tribe Called Quest recently collaborated and dropped a mixtape titled The Abstract & The Dragon.