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…

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

Pharoahe Monch – “Clap (One Day)” (Extended Video)

I attended Pharoahe Monch’s listening event for his upcoming album, “W.A.R.” (We Are Renegades) a couple of weeks ago, and aside from getting to hear all the tracks on the album (which will be released on March 22), we were treated to visuals for one of the songs, “Clap (One Day)”… POWERFUL. That’s the only … Continue reading