Recent Posts in hiphop - Page 3
February 12, 2014
Chicago rapper Tree recently put out The @MCTreeG EP. In addition to answering the question "wait, but what's his Twitter handle?" we said the EP "opens with Tree's raspy voice over the seemingly slow-moving 'Probably Nu It,' which gets to grooving as the hi-hats slide in. That track precedes the booming 'Like Whoa,' soul-sampling 'Soultrappin / I Believe,' and the somber 'Stay Away.'" If you haven't heard it yet, you can stream The @MCTreeG EP below.
Tree will be returning to NYC for what appears to be a one-off happening TONIGHT (2/12) at Knitting Factory with excellent local rapper Bodega Bamz. That show is presented by Scion and it's FREE but you do have to enter Scion's contest for a chance to gain entry. The contest is open until 8 PM tonight.
Show flyer, EP stream and a video below...
Danny Brown at MHOW in 2013 (more by Ryan Muir)
Danny Brown is about to take his fast, wacky rhymes and hard, wacky beats over to Europe with Vic Mensa, and he's since begun announcing dates for his return to the US. Those include BUKU Fest and a few club shows with stops in NYC on April 6 at Bowery Ballroom and April 8 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (2/14) at noon.
Presumably more shows TBA, but all currently known dates are listed below.
UPDATE: Full tour announced. All dates are listed below.
Danny also just went on a Twitter rant this week, which has since been deleted but AllHipHop has a screenshot. It gets pretty dark, and you can check it out, along with a video of "Dip" from his excellent 2013 LP Old and the list of tour dates, below...
February 10, 2014
Trippy Brooklyn rap duo The Underachievers have been playing around their hometown for a while now, and they've now announced that they'll go on their first headlining tour of North America this spring. It's called the "Eyes of the World" Tour and features support from Denzel Curry and Dillon Cooper. The tour kicks off in Boston on April 2 and culminates in their hometown with their largest headlining NYC gig yet on May 15 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/14) at 10 AM with Live Nation and Music Geeks presales starting Wednesday (2/12) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.
The Underachievers are planning to release their debut album, The Cellar Door, this spring. No official details on release date or tracklist yet, but you can check out the recent video for single "N.A.R.B.S. Midnight Augusto," along with the list of tour dates, below...
February 6, 2014
here's a new song. y not? produced by matt r. (pinkiepieswear) in loving memory of my late home away from home, 285 kent ave and all of the crazy fucking memories i've made there. (pic above related) u will be missed dearly. RIPListen to the song below...
Juicy J at Irving Plaza in 2013 (more by Samantha Marble)
Rick Ross is releasing a new album, Mastermind, this year, and he'll celebrate with an album release show in NYC on March 3 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets for that show go on sale Saturday (2/8) at noon.
That's one day before Schoolboy Q brings his tour with Vince Staples and Isaiah Rashad to Best Buy Theater (3/4) (tickets), and not long before the Action Bronson / The Lox show at Best Buy Theater (3/26) (tix on sale Fri, 2/7 at noon).
As discussed, Juicy J's tour with Travi$ Scott and Project Pat hits NYC on March 12 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and if you're in NJ, tickets for his Starland Ballroom show (3/14) go on sale Friday (2/7) at noon.
Juicy J's old Three Six Mafia pals now operate without him (and without Lord Infamous [RIP]) as Da Mafia 6ix, and they'll play NYC on March 18 at Marlin Room at Webster Hall with Twisted Insane, Whitney Peyton, Sozay, and Alan Winkle. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Bun B and Kirko Bangz are teaming up for the "Trillest Tour" this year that hits NYC on April 12 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed, with the tour trailer, below.
Hip hop legend Rakim will be at SOB's on March 27. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Chicago rapper Rockie Fresh returns to NYC when his tour supporting G-Eazy hits Irving Plaza on March 27 with Tory Lanez, Kurt Rockmore, and Ground Up. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Alternative rapper Busdriver will be at Mercury Lounge on March 6 with Milo, Open Mike Eagle and Nocando. Tickets are on sale now.
As discussed, Mobb Deep are reissuing The Infamous with new and previously unreleased material, and going on a tour in support of hit that hits NYC on March 29 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show are still available.
Kanye's tour has him the NYC-area soon too.
Lastly, Migos, who dominated 2013 with "Versace," just returned with a new single "Just Wait On It" from their upcoming mixtape, No Label 2 (due out 2/25). Does it live up? Check it out below...
February 5, 2014
by Andrew Sacher
Lou Reed I mean GDP in "The Next Day" video
NY/NJ alternative rapper GDP is set to follow his 2013 EP on Run For Cover, Holla, (and a recent collaboration with Antwon) with a new mixtape, Permanent Vocation, due out this spring via Smokers Cough. The new record's single, "The Next Day" (not a David Bowie cover but the video does feature GDP dressed up like Lou Reed), was produced by Melbourne producer Aoi, and like most of GDP's stuff sounds inspired by Def Jux/Rhymesayers-style hip hop. The video for the single makes its premiere in this post, and you can watch it below.
GDP is also heading out on the road with electronic producer (and Smokers Cough labelmate) Rosegold this month. The tour kicks off in Brooklyn on February 18 at The Flat (308 Hooper St) with NeakO, Bryant Dope, Big Breakfast and resident DJ MopTop. Admission for the show, which doubles as Rosegold's Past Lives LP release party, is $5 at the door.
All dates are listed, along with the new GDP video, below...
OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON (This Is Stones Throw Records) is a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records. Under the direction of founder and world-renowned DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw has consistently released critically acclaimed, left-of-center albums since its inception in 1996. Catalog highlights include hip-hop classics like Madvillain's Madvillainy, Dilla's Donuts and Quasimoto's The Unseen; retro-soul hits such as Mayer Hawthorne's A Strange Arrangement and Aloe Blacc's Good Things, Dam-Funk's boogie-funk masterpiece Toeachizown, and the oddball works of James Pants and Gary Wilson. Drawing on live concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with the folks that put Stones Throw on the map, OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON will delve into the label's enigmatic history, culture and global following.Mostly-hip-hop label Stones Throw is subject of a new documentary, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, which hits theaters this March following screenings in select cities, including Austin for SXSW. There will also be a sneak preview screening and Q&A at Brooklyn's Indie Screen on March 2 and the official NYC opening is March 19 at Village East Cinemas (also with a Q&A). Ticket info for those screenings coming soon. Full list of upcoming screenings here. Trailer below.
To celebrate the release of the new film, Stones Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf is going on an 'Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton' tour with J Rocc, Jonwayne and Knxwledge. That tour hits Brooklyn the same day as the sneak preview screening on March 2 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/7) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (2/5) at noon. The full tour
hasn't been announced yet, but all currently known dates are listed below...
February 4, 2014
Action Bronson at Irving Plaza in January (more by Dylan Johnson)
Queens MC Action Bronson is currently wrapping up a tour that just had him playing two nights at Irving Plaza (night 1 pics, night 2 pics), and he's since added another show in his home city happening on March 26 at Best Buy Theater as part of Hot 97's Metro PCS Takeover. It's a co-headlining show with The Lox (aka Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Jadakiss), who just came out of release-hibernation with their "surprise" EP The Trinity which came out in late December (same month as "surprise" releases from Beyonce, Angel Haze and Burial). (We also just caught The Lox at a surprise show in Chinatown in January. So many surprises!) Also on the bill is French Montana and Funk Flex, and tickets for the show go on sale Friday (2/7) at noon.
It won't be the first time Action Bronson and The Lox team up this year. Both were just on an episode of MTV RapFix Live, which you can watch, along with the list of all Action Bronson dates (Sasquatch included), below...
February 3, 2014
Mykki Blanco at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
This Friday (2/7) at The Paper Box in Brooklyn, Creators Connect will present the multimedia 'Creation Is Love II" which features performances from rapper Mykki Blanco, Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed Velvet Underground band Pizza Underground, The Mystery Lights, Shining Mirrors, Lewis Lazar, Frances Rose and Labanna Babalon. There's also DJ sets by Devendra Banhart, DIIV, Jake B, Exitmusic and Liza Thorn of Starred. Plus, projections by Agnes Thor, Samantha Casolari, Angelina Dreem, Nicole Van Straatum, Lina Plioplyte, Felipe Vasquez, The Tramp Artists, Anchovy Warhol and more TBA; poetry programming by Josh Schneider, tarot readings programed by Witches of Bushwick, pop-up art store from Luck You Collective, an open bar and more.
January 31, 2014
Beyonce and Blue's gold sippy cup
Beyonce, whose critically acclaimed self-titled album is still finding its way into the news constantly (like 'Yoncé's "Drunk in Love" performance at the Grammys), with tons of people praising her, criticizing her, or writing thinkpieces on whether or not we should be praising or criticizing her. Now, if you're a college student in NJ who wants to dive even further into the world of Beyonce, you're in luck. Fox News reports that the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University now offers a course called "Politicizing Beyonce." According to professor Kevin Allred, he's using Beyonce's career "as a way to explore American race, gender and sexual politics."
If you missed it, watch Beyonce's Grammys performance below...