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

First Fridays @ Bronx Museum – Video Music Box – 2.4.11

Last Friday, I trooped up to the Bronx – my old stomping grounds – for First Fridays at The Bronx Museum. The event was a celebration of Video Music Box, which was created by VJ Ralph McDaniels and has been on the air for over 25 years. There was an excellent turnout by people of … 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

Meet Niles…

When I first met Niles early last year, I thought he was a singer… But with lyrics as sharp as his clothes (complete with hat perched on the side of his head), I soon learned that Niles was in fact one of the most talented MC’s I would ever know, one that incorporates passion, history … Continue reading

Show/Event Picks of the Week – 8.3.09

Got a few things for you to check out this week…I have a feeling this week is gonna be crazy…don’t say I didn’t tell you. Monday, 8.3.09 Tonight, Donny Goines will be headlining a show at Blender Theatre (127 East 23rd St.). Brought to you by Live Nation, he’ll be sharing the stage with Poison … Continue reading