Monthly Archives: March 2017

Rock and Roll is Here to Stay?

What happened to Rock and Roll’s place in the music world? (Photo: Instagram)

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By Carly Levy

At the end of the year 2016, it was discovered by Spotify that the top artists of the year included rappers such as Drake and Kanye West, pop stars such Justin Bieber, R&B stylings of Rihanna, and even electro-pop from Twenty One Pilots. Hip-hop/Rap and Pop music continues to take over the award ceremonies, the radio, streaming sites, and the ears of many Americans today. My question is, where has the rock music genre gone to; the music that would get your head banging as you belt out the lyrics feeling invincible?

The Nielsen 2016 survey said that rock music was more successful than any other genre in album sales with bands like Metallica, Disturbed, Bon Jovi and may other bands. What seems apparent is how we do not see these bands very often make the headlines that the top five Spotify artists make. Has the rock genre become so nonexistent that bands like Twenty One Pilots are filling in the blank for this category now? I believe that rock music is not buried in the ground gathering dust but just living in obscurity because a new generation of people are seeking to hear something different than previous generations wanted to hear.

VIDEO: Inside the Culture + Exhibit at ASD Market Week in Las Vegas

Hustle Boss was present for the first 2017 ASD Market Week at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

This week in Las Vegas, ASD Market Week took place, and I knew this year was one that I wasn’t going to miss.

Inside of the Las Vegas Convention Center just North of the Strip, one of the year’s top retail merchandise trade shows took place, and I was able to discover a wide array of brands during my three days on the scene.

Tom Loeffler believes we will see Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs fight again

Will we see Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs fight again? (Photo: Ed Mulholland – HBO)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, March 18, WBA/WBC/IBF world middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin defeated former world champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs via unanimous decision after twelve rounds inside of Madison Square Garden in New York.

Golovkin (37-0, 33 KO’s) got off to a cautious start through three rounds, but was able to register a knockdown of Jacobs (32-2, 29 KO’s) in the fourth round courtesy of a pair of right hands. Jacobs wasn’t rattled however, as he picked himself up and fought courageously the rest of the match, often troubling Golovkin with movement and sharp-punching in the face of one of boxing’s most dangerous punchers.

VIDEO: Shawn Porter on Mayweather’s comeback announcement, Thurman’s victory over Garcia, facing Berto, and more

Shawn Porter at the fight in Las Vegas on Saturday night (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Last night, inside of the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, Roy Jones Jr. Promotions returned with another installment of their “Fight Night at the D” series, which saw former junior featherweight champion Rico Ramos defeat upset-minded Erik Ruiz over ten rounds.

While the card was taking place, former IBF welterweight champion “Showtime” Shawn Porter could be found in attendance. Always one to host interviews with the press, Porter spoke backstage with Hustle Boss and other outlets on the latest news regarding his career.

Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman vs. Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia Official Weigh-In From New York

Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia ready for their bout on Saturday (Photo: Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

Earlier today, in Brooklyn, New York, Keith “One Time” Thurman and Danny “Swift’ Garcia weighed in ahead of their welterweight unification matchup, set for the Barclays Center on Saturday night. The showdown between Thurman (27-0, 22 KO’s), the WBA welterweight champion of the world, and Garcia (33-0, 19 KO’s), the division’s WBC champion, will air on CBS as part of a Premier Boxing Champions telecast.

As both men hit the scale at Friday’s Official Weigh-In, Thurman came in weighing 146 1/4 while Garcia was 146 1/2 pounds. At the face-off, the two men had to be separated.

PHOTOS: Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman Ready for Welterweight Unification Clash vs. Danny Garcia

Keith Thurman is ready for his battle with Danny Garcia (Amanda Westcott – SHOWTIME)

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By Chris Robinson

Keith “One Time” Thurman is a few days away from a potentially-career defining fight.

Thurman (27-0, 22 KO’s), the WBA welterweight champion of the world, will face off with WBC champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-0, 19 KO’s) inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The matchup, set to air on SHOWTIME, is one of the best fights in the sport to make and will go a long way to determining who is the best in the sport at 147 pounds.