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

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

The Jake – “Give It My All” (feat. Elite Assembly)

Initially intended to be a single off producer The Jake‘s upcoming project, “Dream Pusher EP,” “Give It My All” features several members of the NY/NJ collective Elite Assembly (specifically Deal the Villain, Tommie Chase & Michael Cardigan of St. Joe Louis, Lyriq 2 Go & Myk Dyaleks of Brokn.Englsh and Khi Kobane). Download “Give It … Continue reading

The Super Qool Show @ Southpaw – 12.23.10

A very dope night of hip hop organized by St. Joe Louis and NJ Klan. NJ represented HEAVY in Brooklyn last night! Shouts to all the acts who performed: Brokn.Englsh, Wordspit, Daniel Joseph, St. Joe Louis, Moruf and Stalley; to Rip the Ruler for hosting the show and to Melo-X and Ezrakh for turning Southpaw … Continue reading

The Super Qool Show Is Coming!

I’m SO in here… I’m a fan of every single person on the bill, and I’m curious to see Moruf perform for the first time. Probably the only show I’m checking Christmas Week… The Super Qool Show Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 9pm @ Southpaw – 125 5th Ave –  Brooklyn, NY Performances by Stalley, Wordspit, … Continue reading

The “Happy Birthday Liz!” Show @ Southpaw – 8.25.10

OK, so that wasn’t the name of the show, but it sure felt like a suitable alternate… Shouts to Fresh Daily for putting together a show that fell on my birthday and featured some of my favorite MC’s! I received so much love that night – thanks to everyone in attendance! Special thanks goes to … Continue reading

Christmas In September!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Elizabeth Allen ema.photography@yahoo.com CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER! Benefit Show to Raise Money for New York City’s Schoolchildren (New York, New York – September 14, 2010) On Monday, September 27, 2010, some of New York and New Jersey’s most talented independent artists will converge upon Southpaw in Brooklyn for a benefit show to … Continue reading

Farewell Fat Beats…

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you should know by now that Fat Beats, “the last stop for hip hop,” is shutting down this Saturday, September 4th. It came as sad news to everyone who has ever walked up those stairs at 406 Avenue of the Americas. I walked over to Fat Beats NY last … Continue reading

Where the Party At?

Last year, I turned the Big 3-o, and welcomed the milestone in style! While this year is going to be more low-key, I enjoy celebrating my personal holiday, and I hope you’ll share in the festivities. So here’s where I’ll be this week; I hope to see you around! Saturday, Aug. 21 I’m kicking off … Continue reading

The ARE x Brokn.Englsh – “The Are & B.E.” (Download)

After several leaks, Houston, Texas producer The ARE and New Jersey MCs Brokn.Englsh bring you “The ARE & B.E.” Prepare to make ugly faces as this collaboration across state lines marries dope rhymes over excellent production. You’ve been warned. Also check out the video for “This Way,” the lead single off this project. Directed by … Continue reading