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… … Continue reading

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2011 Kickoff @ PNC Radio – 4.28.11

A warm spring evening, drinks, food and good folks with the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges in the background – what better way to kickoff the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival? Last week, I was invited to cover this Brooklyn Bodega-sponsored event, where it was announced the Q-Tip would be this year’s headliner, alongside talented artists such … Continue reading

Sonnymoon – “Golden Age” (Download)

I was first introduced to Sonnymoon via producer Def Dom (Akai Pros, Pardon the Stranger), and was instantly hooked to their cover of Drake’s “Houstatlantavegas.” A few months later, I met a fantastic female singer named Anna Wise while covering the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival’s week-long events. Part of the J Dilla Ensemble, which interprets … Continue reading