Janelle Monae – “Archandroid” Release Show @ Highline Ballroom – 5.18.10

First off, a BIG SHOUT-OUT to the homie Lavonda Manning for this one! Got into the building cuz of her and by showing up at the right time… The line to see Janelle Monae stretched from the venue down to 9th Avenue! Anywho… walked into the building to find a “Tightrope” competition going on… Don’t … Continue reading

Marsha Ambrosius @ SOBs – 5.18.10

Well…what had HAPPENED was…I had been planning to attend this show for a good week or two, but I had the opportunity to check out Janelle Monae’s release show literally the day of, so I ended up missing Marsha Ambrosius, Jesse Boykins III and CJ Hilton at SOBs *insert sad face*. BUT…I was able catch … Continue reading

YahZarah – “Why Dontcha Call Me No More” (Video)

Here’s the video for “Why Dontcha Call Me No More,” the first single off YahZarah‘s new album, “The Ballad of Purple Saint James.” Featuring hilarious cameos from Foreign Exchange fam Phonte and Nicolay, as well as Raye 6 and Jesse Boykins III…this video is awesome from jump JUST for the nod to the classic “JEM” … Continue reading

Donwill & Von Pea – “The Sandwich Shop” (Download)

Fresh off a UK tour, Donwill & Von Pea, 2/3 of Tanya Morgan, present “The Sandwich Shop,” which dropped today… “The project sees the two witty MCs rapping over The Roots “Sandwiches”, a collection of short musical segments released by drummer Questlove in late December 2009. “Sandwiches” consists of the tunes that The Roots play … Continue reading

NSR – “Cream Cheese, Butter, Jelly” (Video)

Got this in my inbox today, and NSR officially made my DAY! I first heard NSR (aka my favorite Upper West Sider) perform “Cream Cheese, Butter, Jelly” at the “Almost Famous” showcase last week at Le Poisson Rouge and was instantly hooked. So for him to drop a video for his ode to the bagel … Continue reading

Who Is Akira-Adel?

If you’ve ever been to a Raye 6 show, then you’ve seen the lovely “Bubble Girl” Akira-Adel, aka “Lady” in action, making men drool and having women wish they could be like her…I was asked to shoot the photos for a recent interview featuring the lovely model/stylist and I had a blast! I also learned … Continue reading

Travis McCoy & Bad Rabbits @ Brooklyn Bowl – 5.10.10

Decided to check out this show because 1. I LOVE Travis McCoy (from Gym Class Heroes) – one of the few artists I geek over and forget to be professional around (LOL), and 2. My homegirl/colleague Dirty Souf Yankee kept taking my ear off about Bad Rabbits since SXSW…boy, was I happy I went! Bad … Continue reading

LJC feat. Crucial – “Circles” (Download)

New music from Providence, RI singer/songwriter/producer LJC, featuring Crucial. Got this in my inbox today (shouts to Mista Mista!), and I was instantly hooked… Listened to it four times in a row! Download “Circles,” off LJC’s forthcoming debut album, “First Impression,” coming soon!

She’s So Fresh IV This Saturday!

So I was asked to participate in the next “She’s So Fresh” event, which is always dedicated to the ladies… This edition is a film screening & photography exhibit rolled into one, and I’m really excited to be a part of it! Especially since I’ll be displaying along with many of my female colleagues (NattyNight, … Continue reading