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Udini La Voz Rips Panama Fest

Udini La Voz and Philly Pitch Black performed in front of packed crowd during Maryland's Panama Fest 2015. The event was filled with culture, food, and some of the best Panamanian artists on the East Coast. Udini La Voz performed his hit single "Amo A Mi Panama" with the band, Philly Pitch Black. 

Stay tuned for more Udini La Voz news and updates, including the release of his 2015 mixtape Papi Season 1 & 2 scheduled to be released in October.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

"Worm" wins 2015 FULL COURT 21™ World Final

He came, he saw, he conquered. Japanese basketball sensation, Tomoya "Worm" Ochiai, made the 7,000 mile trek from Tokyo, Japan to the mecca of basketball, New York City, with one goal in mind - be world champion.

In a day filled with basketball, community, and love, "Worm" was not going to be denied his destiny to be Bobbito Garcia's 2015 FULL COURT 21™ World Champion.

Special shout out to all the world finalist who played their hearts out, especially Philadelphia FULL COURT 21™ Champion Jesse Washington, who lost to "Worm" in a nail biting overtime shoot-out in the World Final Qualifier. A special Higher Than 7 shout out goes to Bobbito Garcia for putting together a world class event that featured New York Knicks, John Wallace, and New York Liberty, Essence Carson.

Download the Trekker Live app to relive the world final.

Congratulations to Tomoya "Worm" Ochiai for being Bobbito Garcia's 2015 FULL COURT 21™ World Champion!

FULL COURT 21™ World Finals

The FULL COURT 21™ World Finals are on August 25 in New York City. There are men’s, women’s, and 40+ divisions and championship games will include each city's champion from the following cities: Philadelphia, Hong Kong, London, Tokyo, Mali, Vancouver, Toronto, New Zealand, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami. Jesse Washington will represent Philadelphia and is a heavy favorite to win the finals. The women’s division champion will be honored during halftime of the WNBA’s New York Liberty vs Minnesota Lynx game at Madison Square Garden on August 28.

The finals will be streamed live through the Trekker Live app.

Bobbito Garcia's one of a kind game transforms the traditional half court 21 game into an all-out full court battle to 21 points. It's a test of individual's skill, conditioning, and heart.

Check out fullcourt21nyc.com for more info.

Udini La Voz - The FUNKtion

Udini La Voz at The Friday FUNKtion with DirtyFINGERS.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Barrio Love - Out NOW!

Get your digital copy of Barrio Love from iTunes, Google Play Store, or Amazon.com. Only $9.99 for the whole double album of 18 tracks!

 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Jason Curry Interview w/ Howard Garfinkel - Mike Jordan

Big Apple Basketball President, Jason Curry, takes a ride through New York City with legendary Five-Star Basketball founder, Howard Garfinkel. Garfinkel talks about a young Mike Jordan attending the Five-Star camp, before he became a world icon for the Chicago Bulls.

Meet The Matt Cappy Quintet

Matt Cappy took time out during his most recent show to introduce the world to his band, Matt Cappy Quintet. Check out the video below.

  • Matt Cappy - Trumpets
  • Clay Sears - Guitar
  • Pablo Batista - Percussion
  • Charlie Patierno - Drums
  • Nick Perri - Bass

Matt Cappy's debut album Church and State coming Spring 2016

Friday, August 7, 2015

Jason Curry Interview w/ Howard Garfinkel, Pee Wee Kirkland, and Joe "The Destroyer" Hammond - Pt. 1

It takes greatness to recognize greatness. That's why Big Apple Basketball President, Jason Curry, sat down and talked with basketball legends Joe "The Destroyer" Hammond, Pee Wee Kirkland, and Howard Garfinkel about The Basketball Tournament (TBT) and who they would pick if they were playing for $1,000,000.

Overseas Elite Grabs The Basketball Tournament $1,000,000 Prize

Word to the wise, if you want to win a $1,000,000 in a summer basketball tournament you need to do two things: 1) Have a signed recording artist cheer for your team on the bench, preferably Maybach Music Group's Stalley, and 2) You better hit the glass hard. One more rebound, hard.

By winning in the rebound column by one board, Overseas Elite defeated Team 23, 67 - 65 to win The Basketball Tournament $1,000,000 grand prize. Former St. John's standout, D.J. Kennedy, scored 24 points and former Texas University point guard, Myck Kabongo, pulled in a team-high 6 rebounds to lead a cast of former college standout players (including Travis Bader, NCAA all time 3-Points Leader) playing abroad on Overseas Elite.

Davin White scored 34 points for Team 23.

Team 23 is a Arizona based team comprised of fearless local ball players who defied the odds to beat the 2013-14 NBA D-League champs in the semis and to make it to the championship game.

It was a weekend filled with basketball royalty in attendance, from playground legends Pee Wee Kirkland, and Joe "The Destroyer" Hammond, to Five Star Basketball Camp co-founder, Howard Garfinkel, and former NBA player and current sportscaster, Len Elmore. ESPN was there to broadcast the semi-finals and the championship games live, from the historic Rose Hill Gymnasium in Fordham University.

TBT is a basketball tournament unlike any other in existence. It's a open application, 5-on-5, single elimination, winner-takes-all pro-am basketball tournament with a grand prize of $1,000,000. This years tournmanent featured past NBA players, past NCAA basketball stars, current professional overseas players, as well as former Olympian, Pops Mensah Bonsu. TBT includes 97 teams across four regions, Northeast, Midwest, South, West. On more information on how you and your team can enter for free go to www.TheTournament.com.

Master Scientist - Grand Hank at the DELL Music Center

You ever hear the one about the molecule that walks into a bar? It's funny,the only problem is that I don't remember the joke. Science was always one of my favorite classes, but since I've been out of school, my technologically hypnotized life has lead me to believe that I don't need science. So what I've calculated is, technology makes us dependent, not independent.

For decades Master Scientist, Grand Hank, has been spreading the importance of science in our daily lives. Grand Hank blends Science and Hip-Hop to educate all ages about the fun of Science. He's performed on numerous TV shows (The Science Lab Of Grand Hank & The Science of Philadelphia) and in front of live audiences to captivate the young and the old. After years of touring Grand Hank is back home in Philly and has partnered with The School District of Philadelphia for a back-to-school extravaganza, FREE for the whole family. On Wednesday, August 19 at 6pm the Dell Music Center will open for a night of family fun, with lots of music, games, and best of all -  Science! Free book bags while supplies last. Grand Hank's show starts at 7pm and features the turntable wizard DJ Marty Geez. 

For more information visit www.GrandHank.com and follow Grand Hank on Social Media to keep up with all that's happening on his scientifically musical journey.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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