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

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…

Christmas Treats!

Hope you guys had a blessed and happy Christmas… Some great music was released over the weekend that I wanted to share with you: 1. Capricorn Chronicles (aka Myk Dyaleks and Deal the Villain, of Elite Assembly fame) dropped “The SheedWell EP”, which I think is frikkin’ awesome…Very cohesive project, reminiscent of Elite Assembly’s “Welcome … Continue reading

KON – Victory Lap (Video)

Moving video by Queens MC KON – check out more of his music at konmusic.bandcamp.com.

Full Crate & Mar @ Live At the Loft – 6.24.11

Mar @ Live At the Loft Friday night I was invited to the “Live At the Loft” concert series feat. Full Crate & Mar from Amsterdam… I had never heard of them before, but I completely trust TONE’s taste in music, as well as the homies Dee Phunk and Fresh Daily, who all spoke highly … Continue reading

Kendrick Lamar, YC the Cynic, Nitty Scott MC, Jah-C & the Antidote @ Southpaw – 6.17.11

Took a week to finally get around to these flicks, but they’re finally here! So much to say about this show, but I want to keep it short and sweet… we’ll see how this goes… First of all, I walked into this show not having heard any of Kendrick Lamar‘s music. Although a lot of … Continue reading

Random Axe, Black Moon, Skyzoo, Da Beatminerz @ Southpaw – 6.22.11

What can I say – it was a Duck Down kind of night over at Southpaw last night… third night at Southpaw in seven days and the crowd in attendance was not letting up. Packed yet again! This time, it was for Sean Price, Guilty Simpson and Black Milk (aka Random Axe) in their first … Continue reading

Melo-X – Heartbeat (Quadron Remix) (Video)

Sometimes simple is best… Check out this cool video for “Heartbeat” by Melo-X. The video is directed by Dr. Woo and takes place in a dance studio where three ladies perform an interpretive dance to this song. “Heartbeat” is a remix of Quadron‘s original track “Average Fruit” and is featured on Melo’s timeless mixtape “More Merch.” … Continue reading

J*Davey, Elevator Fight, Jasmine Solano & Shyvonne @ Southpaw – 6.21.11

Yesterday afternoon, I got a phone call from Jah-C telling me that he really needed me to be at Southpaw last night. “We just confirmed that somebody really big is coming to the show, but you can’t tell anybody!” No problem – I can keep a secret… Besides, I was already happy with the caliber … Continue reading

Theophilus London – Last Name London (Video)

Watching my people become great… this video is on MTV, and Theophilus just CRUSHED the stage at the Brooklyn Museum recently. Late-night talk show performances, international tours… so proud of this guy. For more on Theophilus London: http://www.theophiluslondon.net | @theophilusl