Press Release: Tapwire Madden Edition

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Brian Wise

Tapwire Magazine and EA Sports have teamed to bring you…
The 1st Annual Digital Madden Edition!

Cyber Cerebral – It’s here! In celebration of the release of Madden NFL 10, professional sports’ most popular gaming designer and publisher – EA Sports – has teamed with interactive publication Tapwire Magazine to bring you this, 1st Annual Digital Madden Edition!

This publishing first is as historical as it gets! This has “never” been done before – until now!

“It’s amazing how the Madden franchise has impacted pop culture.” – Rob Semsy Senior PR Manager – EA SPORTS

EA Sports has supported the urban market for years and has given countless opportunities to urban and other genres alike. This is our special dedication to pay tribute to the creators and the fans of Madden.

“We wanted to bring Madden to the urban market like never before. It was only natural we team with the creators of this globally recognized gaming franchise, making it a true interactive experience instead of doing a typical magazine feature.” – TRUTH & FATHOM Founders – Tapwire Magazine

“We also wanted to salute John Madden, the man for which this franchise is named. Our dedication to innovation in publishing and journalism, along with being creative and charismatic has been inspired by Madden’s professional conduct, commitment to excellence and personality.” – Mr. Joe Walker Editor In Chief/Creative Director – The Underwire Interactive Magazine

This special Madden edition of Tapwire is packed with entertainment. It includes exclusive interviews, new music from up-and-coming artists on our “Unofficial Madden Soundtrack”, and exclusive interviews; these feature EA Sports’ Phil Frazier (Senior Producer), Ian Cummings (Senior Designer), and Mike Young (Art Director); Trey Wingo (host of ESPN NFL Live), NFL players Shaun Phillips (San Diego Chargers), Dwight Freeney (Indianapolis Colts) and (former Atlanta Falcons star) Jamal Anderson; Olympic gold medalist and TNA wrestling champion Kurt Angle, rap stars Paul Wall, Juice, Young Black, Cashis, E.S.G, Moka Blast, Young Black Boss Hogg Outlawz, Tre Beatz, Pro-Verb, Smoov, and Hakeem Tha Dream! Producers and On-air Personalities and DJ’s; Roscoe Umali, Big D (The Basement), and Dj Hollygrove! That’s an All Star line-up!

This issue also takes an in-depth look at the cultural impact of the Madden video game, along super giveaway contest!

The 1st Annual Digital Madden issue will be available now at:


More Than A Women: Aaliyah Tribute

It has been 8 years since the tragic passing of the then 22 year old r&b superstar Aaliyah and the urban music world is yet to find an artist capable of having the same impact and popularity as the young star. Unlike many artists, who are perhaps often given to much credit posthumously, Aaliyah deserved every bit of praise she received. Making her mark on the industry at such a young age, the talented singer was often praised not only for her beautiful voice but also her strong morals and clean image.

Aaliyah left such a legacy in the music world that she cannot be forgotten; the brightest young star and a great role model for young women of our generation, she was a huge loss to the urban music community.

Rest in peace Aaliyah Dana Haughton, certainly more than a woman.

Aaliyah (1979 – 2001)

50 Cent’s Album Setback

Unsurprisingly hip hop heavyweight 50 Cent has announced that his forthcoming album ‘Before I Self Destruct’ has been pushed back yet again.

Although Fiddy didn’t exactly give an explanation for the setback, he did speak about the delays that have plagued the project.

“I was limited [with] time on my other projects, And this one, just because the system was in a state of confusion with things changing – the music business itself changed and it was definitely a time where I felt like I was ready and it wasn’t a possibility for me to release the record at that point. And then the Eminem train came running down the track and I had to get out the way to let Eminem’s record [Relapse] go out. Because he had been off for two years, it made good sense for to let him go out first.”

An exact release date is yet to be set, although it has been confirmed that album should be expected in November.