Kendrick Lamar, YC the Cynic, Nitty Scott MC, Jah-C & the Antidote @ Southpaw – 6.17.11

Took a week to finally get around to these flicks, but they’re finally here! So much to say about this show, but I want to keep it short and sweet… we’ll see how this goes… First of all, I walked into this show not having heard any of Kendrick Lamar‘s music. Although a lot of … Continue reading

Pharoahe Monch & Jean Grae @ Brooklyn Bowl – 5.10.11

Tuesday night, the masses descended upon Williamsburg to Brooklyn Bowl to bask in the aura of some of hip hop’s finest artists (OK, I was feeling myself a little with that intro…) Pharoahe Monch and Jean Grae were the headliners; unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it in time to catch the opening acts, such … Continue reading

What Does YC Stand For?

Ever wonder what the YC in “YC the Cynic” actually means? After watching this video, I’m even more confused then when we used to ask people to decipher 8THW1‘s “Love, Money and Music” tees. Maybe YC will tell us at his release show on March 1st.  

Tomorrow Today @ Southpaw – 1.8.10

Excellent way to kick off another year of shows. This was my first show of 2011, and it was a great one! On the bill were some of New York City’s emerging talents: Warren Britt, Children of the Night, Illustrate, Jah-C & Jason Spain, YC the Cynic and Wordspit. All gave energetic performances and the … Continue reading

YC the Cynic (feat. Baxter Wordzworth, P. So & 8THW1) – “Fall FWD Rmx” (Download)

New music from YC the Cynic, who enlists the homies Baxter Wordzworth (aka Backwordz), P. So & 8THW1 (AOK Collective)…if you thought the original “Fall FWD” track was dope, then you’re guaranteed to love this one! All I have to say is that I was present when the events that inspired this 2 Hungry Bros-produced … Continue reading

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

Warren Britt (feat. YC the Cynic & J. Monopoly) – “In The City” (Video)

Awesome video by indie MC Warren Britt, featuring the homies YC the Cynic & J. Monopoly. This video takes the viewer on a tour of New York City, as viewed through the eyes of each MC. Warren Britt reps Brooklyn, YC the Cynic hails from The Bronx (my borough!) and J. Monopoly calls Queens home. … Continue reading

Top $ Raz – DEAD! (Video)

Queens MC Top $ Raz brings us the video for “DEAD!” the single off his album, “Spilled Milk.” Directed by Lee Walker, “DEAD!” is a song which speaks out against violence and features cameos by Sleepwalkas, Homeboy Sandman, O.I.S.D., TastyKeish, Bronx Uber Villian, Desperado Soul, YC The Cynic, Coole High, Kalil Kash, Natalie Crue, Jala … Continue reading

Show/Event Picks of the Week – 11.9.09

Getting lazy with the descriptions today, so I’ll just add them only if the flyer is lacking… Monday, 11,9.09 Tuesday, 11.10.09 (Come see me get my cameo-on in the “Cherry Popper” video! At least I think so… Lyriqs 2 Go said my footage MAY or MAY NOT be used. LOL) (Same block as Bob’s… no … Continue reading

Introduction/30 Til 30!

Hey. And with that, I begin this blog… NOBODY BEATS THE LIZ! It’s a play on a Biz Markie song and the jingle of that old electronics store, The Wiz (which I found out is still existence online). I got the name for this blog via a Twitter suggestion by YC the Cynic, a young … Continue reading