DOWNLOAD: Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass (MP3)
Ms. Lauryn Hill shows newbies like Amy Winehouse how it's really done with her new single Lose Myself
Rakim @ Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY - May 19, 2007 (CRED)
Billed only as The 18th Letter and The Leader, Southpaw in Brooklyn subtly advertised the show with a ‘know the deal or don’t show’ attitude. After an hour and half wait, Rakim graced the stage at 2:00AM to a packed house. The material was what you expected, tracks from his extensive catalogue ranging from ageless Eric B. classics like “Paid in Full” and “Don’t Sweat the Technique” and solo singles “When I B On the Mic” and “It’s Been a Long Time.” More impressive than Rakim’s setlist however was his incredible stage presence, unmatched by anyone else and a fine example of how you earn the title The Master. [26 Going on 27]Check out the lineup of free NYC hip hop park shows this summer - Kurtis Blow, Arrested Development, Biz Markie, Slick Rick, Whodini, Black Sheep,.....
Read this hilarious interview with Mike Heron, Joell Ortiz' manager - then read about Joell working with Smokey Robinson for his new album. On May 20th Krs-One, Fat Joe, Marly Marl, Joell Ortiz, and a whole pack of legends took the stage at Irving Plaza in NYC. Videos are popping up all over YouTube....
...those videos, NEWS, SHOWS, MP3s, and more, BELOW...........
KRS-One & Marley Marl Live May 20th '07 @ Irving Pl.
- Whoa, Remember Drag-on? Never liked him much but this interview is pretty cool
- In the biggest surprise of the year Method Man was found with marijuana on his person.
- Never thought I'd ever say this but Master P shares some insightful thoughts
- Last, and definitely least former Source owner and eternally unsuccessful 'rapper' Benzino makes me chuckle with surprising turn of events. Now he wants to be friends with Eminem again.
- Stones Throw is set to release a deluxe double-CD reissue of Jaylib's underappreciated 2003 classic, Champion Sound, on June 12. Madlib hooked up a bunch of unreleased Jaylib remixes for disc two of the reissue, including this one: Jaylib The Mission (Stringed Out remix) download at GVB.
- One of the best female MCs around: Rah Digga's 2003 album Everything is a Story was shelved but download 4 songs here
- Download the new Jadakiss mixtape here.
- Sick of mash ups yet? No? Check out The Hood Internet.
- This was one of my least favorite songs on the Timbaland's album but Throw It On Me ft. The Hives has a video that gave me a whole new appreciation for the song. Cool comic book/Sin City type treatment.
- Uncle Murda's video for Bullet, Bullet is pretty rough, but the song is awesome.
- The Beastie Boys are back with a new video.
- Video Ghetto Penthouse interviews The Clipse's Malice and indie heavyweight Sean Price.
- KRS-One & Marley Marl - Hip-Hop Lives: the video
- Most anticipated Hip Hop album of 2007? Pharoah Monche channels Elvis in the new video for Body Baby. Also check out Pharoahe's new behind the scenes video.
- Check the video for El-P Ft Trent Reznor's Flyentology here.
5/25 Lifesavas @ Southpaw, 9pm
5/25 Lyricist Lounge Presents: Pete Rock & Stimilus @ Southpaw, 11pm
5/25 & 5/26 Sage Francis with Band plus Buck 65 / Alias / Buddy Wakefield @ Bowery Ballroom, tix
5/26 Mos Def @ Highline Ballroomm tix
5/29 Lyricist Lounge Presents: Slum Village, Illa Jay (J Dilla's Brother) @ Southpaw, 9PM
5/31 T-Pain @ SOBs, 8pm, $25, tix
6/05 Method Man with special guest GZA / Mike Relm @ Webster Hall, only $15! 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
06/15 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Tribute To Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five @ Paradise Theater, Bronx (tix)
6/23 3rd Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival ft Ghostface, Consequence, Skillz and more. (info).
07/28 & 29 - Rock the Bells w/ Wu Tang and many others @ Randall's Island
07/29 - "Wild Style 25th Anniversary Reunion" Central Park SummerStage ft Busy Bee, Cold Crush Brothers, DJ Grand Wizzard Theodore & Grand Master Caz
07/19 Arrested Development @ Von King Park (Brooklyn)
07/25 Kurtis Blow/DJ GrandWizzard Theodore/Ralph McDaniel @ Crotona Park (Bronx)
07/31 Whodini @ Queensbridge Park (Manhattan)
08/03 Lyricist Lounge With KRS-One, Ladybug Mecca, and more @ Prospect Park Bandshell. (info)
08/08 Biz Markie/DJ Lovebug starski @ Jackie Robinson Park (Manhattan)
08/09 Slick Rick/DJ Red Alert @ Marcus Garvy Park (Manhattan)
08/15 Black Sheep @ Mahoney Playground (Staten Island)