The Garden State Hip-Hop Cypher 2011 (Full Show)

(taken from GardenStateHipHop.com) On January 13, 2011 sixteen of New Jersey’s rising underground hip-hop talents filled the Turntable Izm Show studio in a gathering for the Gardenstatehiphop.com cypher. The Gardenstatehiphop.com cypher was created to give NJ’s premiere underground hip-hop artists an opportunity to showcase their precious talents to hip-hop lovers worldwide. Due to the lack … Continue reading

The Morpheus Soul Show w/Homeboy Sandman – 1.18.11 (Podcast)

Homeboy Sandman (photo courtesy of Joann Gomez of Music Looks Like This) Big ups to the Morpheus Soul Show in the UK for posting the podcast of their show with Homeboy Sandman from earlier this week! I tried to listen in, but my computer said otherwise =( Homeboy Sandman is currently taking Europe by storm, … 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

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

St. Joe Louis – “30,000 Ft. High & Rising” (Download)

“All I got in this world is a dream & my two hands/family, friends and a plan/and we gon’ make it/we done come too far/for things to just fall apart…” – Michael Cardigan, “So Far” (from “30,000 Ft. High & Rising”) Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past two days (or you’ve escaped … Continue reading

“Looking for the Perfect Beat”: A Tribute to J Dilla @ The Bronx Museum – 2.5.10

For the past four years, during the first week/weekend of February, hip hop heads have been coming together to celebrate the life and music of J Dilla (born James Yancey), who passed way on February 10, 2006 of TTP (a blood disorder) and Lupus. He was only 32, and died 3 days after his birthday … Continue reading

Tom Chase (St. Joe Louis) – 100 Yard Dash Mixtape

Tom Chase of Jersey trio St. Joe Louis gives us “100 Yard Dash,” a mixtape showcasing his solo prowess as well as team efforts by XV and his fellow Elite Assembly brethren Deal the Villain, Brokn.Englsh and Daniel Joseph. Look out for the debut album by St. Joe Louis, “30,000 Ft. High & Rising,” coming … Continue reading

Brokn.Englsh Releases “The Drawing Board”!

It’s finally here! Brokn.Englsh released “The Drawing Board” yesterday (Nov. 17)… Personally, I’m thankful they kept the anticipation up by throwing us crumbs in the form of 2 mixtapes – “PreWreck” and “Dreamscape”. I might’ve pulled my hair out otherwise. =) “The Drawing Board” was produced by Def Dom of The Akai Pros, and features … Continue reading

Show & Tell 4 Is Coming!

EMA, Platform NYC & Highwater Music In Collaboration with Arise Collective Present Show & Tell 4: The Give Thanks/Give Back Edition! Saturday, November 21 7-11pm @ Platform NYC – 2268 Grand Concourse @ 183rd St. (Lower Level) Directions: D to 182-183 St. OR 4 to 183 St. Featuring: Daniel Joseph David E. Beats Oronde Baltimore … Continue reading