Interview: Allan Kingdom.

‘I just woke up and was ready to have a shitty Monday’ That particular Monday, Allan Kingdom was nominated for two Grammys (Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance) for his participation on Kanye West’s hit song ‘All Day’ and its infamous performance at the BRIT awards. ‘The energy at the BRITS was so crazy…

Interview: High Klassified.

Being someone who comes from a secluded rural area, I’ve always had time for a person who puts their own little place on the map. You might be surprised to learn then, that behind the huge glasses ‘They’re actually prescription because I’m fucking blind’ and the delightful basslines ‘I don’t like simple stuff, I’ve always been focusing on…

Pick of the week.

This week’s installment is a handy little number from Montreal’s High Klassified. Kronostasis is a five track installment by the French-speaking producer which was released last October. High Klassified is a somewhat up-and-coming artist signed to A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold Records, along with the likes of Danny Brown, Kid Cudi and Chromeo and possesses a unique ability to…

How Carmelo’s maturity is the Knicks’ biggest X factor.

Although this season has been lauded as Carmelo Anthony’s most balanced as a teammate and his most productive as both spiritual and on-court leader for the Knicks, the numbers tell a different story. Melo’s current statline of 21.7PPG, 7.5RPG and 3.7APG to go along with .431% shooting and 2.6 turnovers in 34.6MPG mirror those of…

Interview: LDNYC: More than music.

‘We had only talked on the phone once prior to me going out there the first time and that was the night before my flight.’ It’s difficult to choose a suitable introduction to something as unique as the collaboration between West London MC Samuel Taylor AKA SamueL and Long Island based New York producer Michael…

Pick of the week.

Introducing the first of many of The Ankle Breaker’s new features to lead you astray from the longform posts that often cover the hallowed walls of the blog. I’ve decided to introduce an Pick Of The Week segment, drawing on new releases and old gems. The inaugural album of the week is a soul/hip-hop classic…

Cleanthony Early, guns and why it’s time to change.

Knicks Guard/Forward Cleanthony Early was shot in his right knee early this morning outside a Queens strip club. He was leaving in a taxi with his girlfriend, when the cab was surrounded by three cars, who’s occupants pulled Early out, took his belongings (2 Gold chains, cash and his phone) and shot him in the…

Arron Afflalo: Mr.Consistent(ly overlooked)

I read an article recently, which was written at the beginning of this NBA season, which said that although signing Arron Afflalo for $16 million over two years was a reasonably good deal for a starting shooting guard, he was a only a regressing role player that wasn’t really worth signing at such a price…

Why Leicester City represent the last hope for professional football.

Liverpool sank to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Watford this weekend, further reducing my desire to publicly declare myself as a supporter of the club. All season I’ve drifted further and further away from my Premier League darling (Juventus will always be my footballing idols) as uninspired performances and lack of cohesion between…

Interview: Lethal Dialect.

We seem to be a little bit unsure of our own identity, but I think when you hear the likes of Sinéad and Damien Dempsey why would you want to do it any other way?

Conor McGregor: The new Celtic Tiger.

‘I seen myself as the champ from day one, before I even started training I always saw myself as the champ’ (March, 2013). This could be the stereotypical Irish MMA fanboy post about Conor McGregor and in a way, it is. Before the summer evening when we all bustled into the Mac Dubhghaill twins’ sitting…

A night in with Clyde.

As Ireland recovered after the battering storm Desmond gave the entire country, I decided last night (9/12/15) it’d be a good idea to tune into MSG networks to catch the New York Knicks take on the Utah Jazz in the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. The Knicks so far this season have been topsy-turvy, but…