Indie Manager Spotlight – Alex Damashek

A few months ago, I had a random conversation about artist management with a friend (who is an independent artist) and he said he thought I would make a good manager. I wasn’t sure I was up to the challenge, and began to think of the qualities a manager of an independent artist should have. … Continue reading

Donwill & Von Pea – “The Sandwich Shop” (Download)

Fresh off a UK tour, Donwill & Von Pea, 2/3 of Tanya Morgan, present “The Sandwich Shop,” which dropped today… “The project sees the two witty MCs rapping over The Roots “Sandwiches”, a collection of short musical segments released by drummer Questlove in late December 2009. “Sandwiches” consists of the tunes that The Roots play … Continue reading

Donuts Are Forever 4 @ The Bell House – 2.6.10

Last night I attended Part 3 of the J Dilla tribute festivities in NYC, the ever-growing “Donuts Are Forever (DAF).” Now in its fourth year, this event brings together fans of J Dilla’s music from all over the country. The concept is simple: come and listen to music by the late, great producer all night, … Continue reading

Kalil Kash – “Best In Flow” (Download)

Since we’re on the subject of borrowed beats, Newark, NJ MC Kalil Kash brings you a new joint called “Best In Flow.” Borrowing the instrumental for “Best In Show” by P. So, Von Pea of Tanya Morgan and Homeboy Sandman, Kalil Kash lets us know why he has the best flow out there… You be … Continue reading

Show/Event Picks of the Week – 8.18.09

Last week I slacked off and didn’t post anything for ya’ll to do…Truth is, I was trying to fall back myself as I gear up for my 30th birthday… I feel so selfish. LOL This week, I’m a day late – my apologies to those who had events yesterday. However, we still have 6 days … Continue reading

Donny Goines @ Blender Theater – 8.3.09

Must be nice to see your name in lights… Last night I checked out Donny Goines as he headlined Blender Theater. Also performing were Monsters Ink (whose set I missed cuz I was running late), P. So, Esso and Poison Pen. It was good to see a lot of people come out for this show … Continue reading

Tanya Morgan – “Hardcore Gentleman” (Video)

Peep this “classic” video by the fellas of Tanya Morgan. Second video offering by Vonpea, Donwill and Ilyas from their most excellent album, Brooklynati. I love this video because it captures the feeling I got listening to the song; it channels that rugged & raw 90’s hip hop brought to us by groups like Onyx. … Continue reading

Rocksteady Crew 32nd Anniversary Show – 7.26.09

What a day. OK, so first thing’s first: I apologize for the lack of photos on this event, but 1) I was at home til 3pm when the Rocksteady show started at noon, and 2) it rained like nothing I’ve ever seen before. More on that later. I WILL say that I think I captured … Continue reading