Donuts Are Forever 8 @ Brooklyn Bowl – 2.16.14

“Donuts Are Forever™ (established in 2007) is Rare Form’s annual fundraiser and tribute inspired by the life and music of late producer James “J Dilla” Yancey. The name Donuts Are Forever™ (DAF) pays homage to J Dilla’s last album, Donuts, released   posthumously in February 2006, when J Dilla succumbed to complications from Lupus.” – Donuts Are Forever Now … Continue reading

I’m Coming Out!

Since I started taking Zumba classes almost a year ago, I’ve lost over 25lbs and gained confidence, better health and a bunch of gym pals in the process. What started with me watching from the treadmill/elliptical has become my anti-drug… I now go to Zumba classes at least 4x a week, sometimes taking 2 or … Continue reading

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival – 7.14.12

Busta Rhymes and Friends. Epic. Leaders of the New School reunion & “Scenario” performed live for the first time in almost 20 years by everyone, including A Tribe Called Quest! This was my fifth year covering the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. New location, breathtaking backdrop, and the first time it didn’t rain since 2008! Enjoy…

Donuts Are Forever 6 @ Brooklyn Bowl – 2.19.12

Last Saturday, I headed over to Brooklyn Bowl for the 6th annual “‘Donuts Are Forever” tribute to J Dilla. This event is one that I look forward to every year; it’s a place where I reunite with people I’ve met over the years who share the same appreciation for Dilla’s work. As the DAF tribute … Continue reading

iHeartDilla 2-Year Anniversary @ Sullivan Hall – 6.19.11

I guess it was a little over 2 years ago, in the ladies room at this lounge that used to be called Boucarou, that Jessica Estevez re-introduced herself to me and told me about this site she was creating called iHeartDilla. Fast-forward to today, 2 years later, and that site has become one of the … Continue reading

Mel D. Cole Presents My Favorite Songs w/Jesse Boykins III @ Ella – 6.20.11

Found out about this over the weekend, and was bummed until I reached out the Mel D. Cole and he told me to come through… I love my colleagues =) Mel D. Cole presented the first of what he hopes to be a monthly event at Ella called “My Favorite Songs.” The premise is that … Continue reading

Stuff Fly People Like 3rd Anniversary Party @ Akoo Showroom – 6.2.11

Last night I attended the third anniversary party of StuffFlyPeopleLike.com…  Hosted by Jive recording artist Mickey Factz and held at the Akoo Showroom in midtown Manhattan, the event brought together a slew of NYC artists, fashionistas, bloggers, tastemakers, movers and shakers to celebrate the site’s three years of existence with co-founders Rae Holliday & Gabriel … Continue reading

Arsiney – “Set It Off” Single Release Party @ Nightingale Lounge – 5.25.11

Last night I attended Arsiney’s release party for his newest single entitled “Set It Off.” Surrounded by his friends, family and colleagues, Arsiney also presented some new material off his upcoming album and blessed the attendees with a special mixtape that was only available at lat night’s event. Exclusive! =) Shouts to everyone in attendance, … Continue reading

Jasmine Solano – “Turn It Up” Video Release Party @ Red Bull Space – 5.23.11

Monday nights in NYC are usually a bit quiet, but last night was a tad different… DJ/rapper Jasmine Solano released the video for “Turn It Up,” which is the first single off her upcoming EP (due out this summer) and features Hollywood Holt from Chicago. Let me tell you, the line outside was a zoo… … Continue reading

Saint & Sinner Party @ Sutra – 5.11.11

Covered for the homie Dirty Souf Yankee again this week at Sutra… raging on the dance floor, dudes in wolf masks and an appearance by Ms. Dutty herself (crutch and all) made for an, um, interesting night. LOL…Shouts to everyone who came out, to Artful Dodger, to the Oxymorrons and to DJ Schoolboy for the … Continue reading