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

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

St. Joe Louis – “Good Morning” (Video)

“Good Morning,” the second video from St. Joe Louis (directed by Visual High Life), can be found on their most excellent mixtape, “30,000 Ft. High & Rising” which was released last summer. If you haven’t heard it yet, it better be because you’ve never heard of this talented group of MC’s from New Jersey. But … Continue reading

Pharoahe Monch & Jean Grae @ Brooklyn Bowl – 5.10.11

Tuesday night, the masses descended upon Williamsburg to Brooklyn Bowl to bask in the aura of some of hip hop’s finest artists (OK, I was feeling myself a little with that intro…) Pharoahe Monch and Jean Grae were the headliners; unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it in time to catch the opening acts, such … Continue reading

Blitz the Ambassador – “Native Sun” Album Release Show @ SOBs – 5.4.11

Maurice Kirya and Blitz the Ambassador Last night, Blitz the Ambassador celebrated the release of his new album, “Native Sun” at SOBs… like I said last night, no matter how many times I see Blitz perform, his shows are always amazing! Maurice Kirya, a singer from Uganda, was his special invited guest. It was his … Continue reading

Fresh Daily – “The Quiet Life”

Fresh Daily was one of the first artists I ever met on the independent hip hop scene, and I’m very impressed with his progression as an artist. Today, the Brooklyn MC releases his newest album, “The Quiet Life,” available for free download on http://www.freshdailymc.com. I’ve only given it one solid listen right now, but so … Continue reading

Blitz the Ambassador Releases “Native Sun”!

So proud of Blitz the Ambassador and his journey thus far! Been following this Ghanian MC since 2008 and he is easily one of the best performers I have ever seen, independent or mainstream. His live show is electrifying and anyone who’s seen him is sure to say the same. Today, Blitz released a new … Continue reading

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

I first was introduced to Hypnotic Brass Ensemble in the subway and streets around Union Square a few years ago. I bought one of their CD’s (the green one) and really loved it. This band is a family of brothers and cousins who are just so talented that I never forgot their sound. When I … Continue reading

Body Language, Melo-X, Nyle vs The Naysayers, RebelTec & Recess @ Southpaw – 4.29.11

One big party…┬áBody Language, Melo-X, Nyle vs The Naysayers, Rebel Tec & Recess put on a fantastic show last night at Southpaw! Just a few shots – I might post a few more later…