With an athletic background that includes first-hand experience in football, ice hockey, and lacrosse it’s no surprise that New England rapper Mr. Lif is bringing his sports expertise to the “Big Games With J. Haynes” NFL talk show. The talk show was created by Mr. Lif to serve as both an outlet for sports talk and Hip Hop.

Just in time for this weekend’s NFL playoffs Mr. Lif has recorded an episode of “Big Games With J. Haynes.” On top of humorous sports commentary this week’s episode also features a new track from the Perceptionists titled “Play To Win.”

The latest episode of “Big Games With J. Haynes” is currently available for download on Mr. Lif’s Bandcamp page.

In other Hip Hop news, producer Flying Lotus has released an interesting new app that rewards fans who purchased his recent project Cosmogramma.

To use the app you have to upload a picture of the Cosmogramma cover or the PDF booklet using your webcam.

Once your picture is verified you’ll be able to download alternate versions of Cosmogramma tracks and album outtakes. For more information on the app visit Flying-Lotus.com.

Cosmogramma was released on May 3, 2010 and features appearances from Thom Yorke, Thundercat, and more.