Busta Rhymes @ Radio City Music Hall - Oct 6, 2007
- I attended the Boost Mobile Rock Corps concert at Radio City Music Hall featuring Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Swizz Beatz, Just Blaze, Biz Markie, Marley Marl, Hurricane Chris, Spliff Star, Yung Joc, Keshia Cole, and a mesmerizingly beautiful Eve who was on the wrong side of the stage for me to take photos of. Dagger! It was a great show with a lot of highlights and a lot of love between performers backstage. A few photos are in this post and more can be found here.
- Lupe Fiasco has gotten himself into a Hip Hop purist beenest by first messing up the Tribe Called Quest lyrics during the VH1 Hip Hop Honors tribute, and then lashing out to critics over it. A nice summary of it all can be found here.
- Prodigy is going to jail for 3.5 years.
- Jim Jones signed a deal with Sony/BMG.
- JD explains his secret to success: naked dancing women.
- Say it ain't say. Nelly & T.I. are apparently working on a collaborative album.
- Kool G Rap has a new album coming soon. Tracklist and coverart here.
- Dan Love enlightens us on the 3 bar loop applied in A Tribe Called Quest's music.
- Jay-Z is releasing his new album American Gangster November 6th. YN got a chance to preview it.
- Kanye West, Will.i.am - On Board For New Michael Jackson Album
For more downloads, videos, news and tour dates, keep reading below....
Ludacris @ Radio City Music Hall - Oct 6, 2007
- Kanye West + Lil' Wayne + Babyface? Download Comfortable.
- Three aging MC's get together for the remix to Jay-Z's '30 Something'. Featuring Ice Cube & Andre 3000
- Miami meets Atlanta on Ludacris' 'Down In The Durty' ft. Rick Ross. Luda also released 'I Run The A', his version of 50 Cent's I Get Money.
- Crooked I drops another one of his weekly freestyles. He also is featured on a Hell Razah track. And Hell Razah in turn leaked another track.
- Download Styles P's new mixtape.
- Large Professor makes an appearance on a new Marco Polo song.
- This week we were blessed with two new songs by Beanie Sigel, who also arrested for not returning a rental car for a month.
- OhWord had the exclusive: Wu-Tang Clan's 'The Heart Gently Weeps', famously not-sampling the Beatles
- Nas is set to release a 'Best Of' album. It includes one awesome new track: Surviving The Times.
- Papoose shot a video out there for his mixtape track 'I Get Gully'.
- Ghostface announces his new album. Same date at the Wu album?
- Pharrell, T.I., B.G., Ice T and Daz all perform in this VH1 Hip Hop Honors tribute to Snoop Dogg. Erick Sermon was a little ticked off with the award show by the way.
- Watch the Internet Celebrities guerrilla taping of Scenario Tribute from VH1 Hip-Hop Honors· The also show us why Cereal Is Dope.
- Kanye West battled Common in 1996. Then he twice battles Mos Def in 2007.
- Did you miss VH1's Classic Albums episode about Jay-Z's 'Reasonable Doubt'? Download it here.
- Brother Ali released a new video for Take Me Home.
10/12 Nas, EPMD & others @ Roseland.
10/16 Q-Tip @ Blender/Gramercy Theatre, tix
10/16 Fresh Press CMJ Showcase w/ Panacea, John Robinson / Lil Sci (Shaman) Wise Intelligent of Poor Righteous Teachers (Shaman) K Banger (Shaman) Panacea (Rawkus / Glow-in-the-Dark) The Project (Glow-in-the-Dark) Zimbabwe Legit (pH MUSIC) Marshal Law (thisish) Dooley O (SOD Records / Lewis Recordings) Y-Society (Insight and Damu) (Tres Records) and The Smile Rays (Rawkus 50) @ The Knitting Factory (CMJ)
10/17 A-Trak, Nick Catchdubs & Kid Sister @ Hiro Ballroom (Fool's Gold CMJ showcase)
10/18 Wyclef Jean @ SOBs, tix
10/18 KRS-One @ Club Element. (CMJ)
10/19 Devin The Dude, Del the Funkee Homosapien, Serendipity Project, and Bukue One @ BB King's (CMJ)
10/19 Spank Rock @ Irving Plaze, tix
10/19 - El-P Plus Mr. Dibbs, Yak Balz, Hangar 18, Junk Science, Activator and Despot @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Def Jux CMJ showcase) (tix)
10/20 Brother Ali, Evidence & Little Brother @ Highline Ballroom (CMJ) (tix)
10/26 The Ultramagnetic MCS Ft. Kool Keith @ Highline Ballroom, tix
10/28 Wu Tang Clan - not sure where.
10/30 Cypress Hill @ Nokia Theatre
10/30 Big Daddy Kane & Sisqo (??!?) @ Avalon, tix
11/02 Lyrics Born @ Bowery Ballroom
11/15 DMC @ Joe's Pub.
11/29 The 2007 J.A.M. Awards & Concert - a Tribute To Jam Master Jay (tix)
12/13 Gza @ Knitting Factory performing Liquid Swords
12/14 Gza @ Knitting Factory performing Liquid Swords
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