We still love you, Biggie!

David Goodson | 3/7/2013, 4:43 p.m.
"You never thought that hip-hop would take it this far..." Depending on the side of...
Remembering Biggie 15 years later

Thurman continued, "Al Haymon is one of the wisest and smartest individuals I've ever met, and it's truly a blessing and honor to be under his wing. I'm excited for the things he set up and the chance to perform in front of the world. He does the business outside the ring and I do the business in the ring."

"Armed and dangerous, ain't too many can bang with us..."

So what separates Thurman from the pack in the world of boxing? It's the ability to separate a man from his senses at any given moment. His professional record is 19-0, with 18 of the victories by way of knockout. With that ability, excitement stays in the air.

"My first big idol was Mike Tyson, just for his brutality in the ring. I'm like Tyson in that regard. People who know me know I'm not like that, but you put them leather gloves on and I become the beast from the east.

"So that makes me first and foremost an entertainer. I fight the way I'm comfortable, and I'm comfortable knocking people out. That's what I do and it's one of the most entertaining aspects of the sport!"

Since New York audiences are world-renowned for being hard to please, Thurman promises to connect. "Check my charisma. Check my attitude. Football players play football. Baseball players play baseball. Basketball players play basketball. I'm an athlete, a boxer, and I don't play."

But he does win.

Tickets for the March 9 card at the Barclays Center, priced at $200, $100, $85, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes and service charges, are available for purchase at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling 800-745-3000. If you can't make it to the venue, the HBO telecast begins at 9:30 p.m.

Spread love the Brooklyn way.

One of the first superhero emcees to emerge for the borough of Brooklyn, Big Daddy Kane is back with a new project. In anticipation of his new release "Back to the Future," Kane brings his new group, the Las Supper, to the Blue Note for one night only, March 11, featuring the Lifted Crew and singer Showtyme.

"What we tried to do is basically bring back the vintage '60s and '70s soul ... but combining it with vintage hip-hop, like the stuff that I was doing from the beginning of my career ... [but] doing it over nothing but live instruments--live guitar, live trumpet, even on down to the glockenspiel," Kane said about the project.

The show takes place Monday, March 11 at 8 and 10:30 p.m. at the Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd St.. Tickets range from $15 to $25. Reservations are available online at bluenotejazz.com or by calling the club at 212-475-8592.

I'm out. Holla next week. Till then, enjoy the nightlife.