Do you want to go see Brother Ali at Knitting Factory in NYC tonight (May 3)? E-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM right now. The first person to enter gets a pair of tickets on the list. Include your full name.
Brother Ali @ Coachella 2007
Lupe Fiasco @ Coachella 2007
Last Wednesday I went to see Joell Ortiz's CD release party for The Bodega Chronicles: The Brick at SOBs the other night and I really can't say much else but: Wow he's really that good. Watch the new video for Brooklyn Bullshit, and download Keep On Callin' here, and Hip Hop (remix) featuring Jadakiss & Saigon here.
Beanie Sigel is playing with a live band at Knitting Factory on May 22nd.
Rakim is playing Southpaw?
More HIP HOP Beeeeeeeeeeelow.....
The Coup @ Coachella 2007
The Roots @ Coachella 2007
- GZA will be play Liquid Swords front to back at the Pitchfork Fest. If you don't know Liquid Swords, you should - here it ranks #17, and here it ranks #13, while here it ranks #4, but here it ranks #15.
- Rob Harvilla delivers a hilarious and spot on analysis of Mims' This Is Why I'm Hot.
- Prince Paul producing new Souls of Mischief album.
- Camp Lo will return to Rap with a new EP.
- Polyrhythm Addicts are interviewed
- Beanie Sigel speaks on his new album which XXL also previews.
- Cam'ron makes a complete fool out of himself and the greater Hip Hop community. Bill O'Reilly calls calls Cam out and speaks to Russell Simmons. Russell in turn has a bad idea about censoring Hip Hop. Oh and later Cam'ron said sorry about his statements.
- DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince reunite! Will parents understand this time?
- Read a nice roundup of how the Don Imus situation spilled into Hip Hop
- Brother Ali releases best record of 07 so far?
- To download 215 unreleased and rare official Wu Tang related MP3's go here
- Flood Watch Music offers up a great Pete Rock Mixtape
- Spine Magazine shares with us Keith Murray's new song Nobody Do It Better
- A ridiculous amount of classic old school material can be found here for download.
- Great Brother Ali video over at NahRight
- El-P makes an appearance on AOL's Spinner and performs 3 songs.
- Remember Easy Mo Bee? An underappreciated legend. Watch some great videos about his involvement in some of Hip Hop's greatest songs.
- Ludacris puts out a video for Slap
- Rich Boy went into AOL's studios. Watch Boy Looka Here
5/03 Brother Ali @ Knitting Factory, 8pm
5/4 - 9th Wonder DJs at APT. More info
5/10 - LIVE AT THE BK BBQ: a birthday roast for the legendary MC Serch @ Southpaw, 8PM, many special guests, $10 first 25 people to show up with unopened bottle of BBQ Sauce get in for free
5/12 - 24 Hour Rapathon @ Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem, 9pm. Tickets are $200 and available from Global Artists Coalition via phone at (212) 234-7171. More info here.
5/18 Talib Kweli @ Highline Ballroom, 11pm, tix
5/19 Rakim(?) @ Southpaw, 9pm, $18 tix
5/20 KRS-One @ The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza, 8pm, tix
5/22 Beanie Sigel w/ live band @ Knitting Factory @ 8.30, (info)
5/25 & 5/26 Sage Francis with Band plus Buck 65 / Alias / Buddy Wakefield @ Bowery Ballroom, tix
5/26 Mos Def @ Highline Ballroomm tix
6/3 Hot 97 Summer Jam @ Giant Stadium, Tickets will be going on sale April 27th at 9AM. Presale April 23rd, 9AM with password ACCESS
6/8 Common @ Central Park Summer Stage w/ Joss Stone & Ryan Shaw
6/9 DJ Drama plus Willie The Kid / The Rub DJs @ The Highline Ballroom, tix
6/15 DMX @ B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill, 11.30pm, tix
6/23 3rd Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival ft Ghostface, Consequence, Skillz and more. (info).
07/29 - "Wild Style 25th Anniversary Reunion" Central Park SummerStage ft Busy Bee, Cold Crush Brothers, DJ Grand Wizzard Theodore & Grand Master Caz
The Roots - 2007 Tour Dates
May 4 - Davidson College Davidson, North Carolina
Lupe Fiasco - 2007 Tour Dates
May 4 - Western CT State University Danbury, Connecticut
May 5 - Eastern Connecticut Willimantic, Connecticut
May 26 - Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois
Aug 5 - Charles Attal Presents Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois
Method Man - 2007 Tour Dates
Apr 21 - Adelphi University College Show Adelphi, New York
Talib Kweli - 2007 Tour Dates
New York’s University of Rochester - May 4
Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. – May 5
Little Brother - 2007 Tour Dates
May 3 - Berns Stockholm
May 4 - Kloster Anrode Mulhausen Thuringen
May 6 - Jazz Cafe London
May 7 - Atomic Cafe Munich
May 9 - Bus Palladium Paris
May 10 - FZW Dortmund
May 11 - Fabrikken Aarhus
May 12 - Rust Copenagen
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Apr 27 - Coachella Indio, California
Apr 28 - Skully's Music Diner Columbus, Ohio
Apr 29 - Grog Shop Cleveland Hights, Ohio
May 1 - Higher Ground Lounge South Burlington, Vermont
May 2 - Underground Hip-Hop Boston, Massachusetts
May 2 2007 7:00P The Middle East Cambridge, Massachusetts
May 3 - Fat Beats New York, New York
May 3 - Knitting Factory New York, New York
May 4 2007 7:30P First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 5 - The Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
May 6 - Starr Hill Music Hall Charlottesville, Virginia
May 8 - Cat's Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
May 9 - The Soapbox Laundrolounge Wilmington, North Carolina
May 10 - The Village Tavern Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
May 11 - The Social Orlando, Florida
May 12 - Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia
May 14 - The Nick Birmingham, Alabama
May 15 - The Parish @ House of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana
May 16 - Emo's Austin, Texas
May 17 - Launchpad Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 18 - Club Congress Tucson, Arizona
May 19 - Orpheum Theatre Flagstaff, Arizona
May 20 - The Glass House Pomona, California
May 22 - Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, California
May 23 - Troubadour West Hollywood, California
May 24 - Downtown Brew San Luis Obispo, California
May 25 - Slim's San Francisco, California
May 26 - The New Oasis Reno, Nevada
May 29 - WOW Hall Eugene, Oregon
May 30 - Hawthorne Theater Portland, Oregon
May 31- The Vera Project Seattle, Washington
Jun 1 - The Nightlight Bellingham, Washington
Jun 2 - The Badlander Missoula, Montana
Jun 4 - Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 5 - Bluebird Theater Denver, Colorado
Jun 6 - The Record Bar Kansas City, Missouri
Jun 7 - Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, Iowa
Jun 8 - First Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mr. Lif Tour Dates
Sat 05/05/07 The Living Room Providence RI
Thu 05/24/07 Fox Theatre Boulder CO
Fri 05/25/07 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom Denver CO
Sat 05/26/07 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs CO
Sat 07/28/07 Randall’s Island New York NY Paid Dues
Sat 08/11/07 Orange Pavillion San Bernadino CA Paid Dues Tour 2007