Entries tagged with: Rockie Fresh
As mentioned, Chicago rapper ShowYouSuck is making his way over to NYC this weekend and will play Knitting Factory TONIGHT (5/3) with killer Bronx crew Bitches Is Crazy, in addition to Goldie Glo, D Stunna, and Hipster Rogers. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.
After that show, he'll stick around to play in Brooklyn on Saturday (5/4) at The Paper Box. That show is with Ninjasonik, Unstoppable Death Machines, Filthy Savage, and DJ Fake Money. Tickets for that show are on sale now. ShowYouSuck's only other announced date that we're currently aware of is a hometown show later this month. You can stream his recent single, "Rap Game Karate," below.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn's Ninjasonik have other hometown shows this month, including a Cinco De Mayo party at The Flat (308 Hooper St in Brooklyn) and a video premiere party at The Studio at Webster Hall on May 13 with The Skins and special guests. Tickets for that show are on sale. Flyer for the Cinco De Mayo party below.
Speaking of Chicago rappers, the Windy City's hip hop scene has been having a pretty good week with the release of two anticipated mixtapes, Chance the Rapper's Acid Rap and Rockie Fresh's The Birthday Tape. Both free (click the links to download). You can catch Rockie Fresh in the NYC-area this August on his tour with A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$, and others, and for the Mad Decent Block Party in Williamsburg Park (8/10) with Major Lazer, Flosstradamus, and others (tickets).
ShowYouSuck song stream and Ninjasonik flyer below...
he MDBP 2013 artist Lineups and official event trailer are live! We're rolling through 13 cities this year featuring Major Lazer, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis and RIFF RAFF on select dates + More. Starting July 19th in Calgary and ending September 15th in San Diego, 2013's Mad Decent Block Party will be setting off on its largest festival undertaking to date, bringing a full day of musical performances and tons of fun on-site activitiesLineups and video below...
A limited number of Fanclub tickets go on sale tomorrow, which will also come with a FREE 30 day premium Mad Decent membership to their subscription service at https://drip.fm/mad-decent/. General tickets go on sale Friday & Saturday, VIP will also be offered at that time.
A$AP Rocky at Public Assembly in February (more by Dylan Johnson)
A$AP Rocky is currently on his arena tour with Rihanna which hits the NYC area on April 28 at Prudential Center and May 4 and 5 at Barclays Center, and after recently scheduling a smaller Highline Ballroom show during it which he quickly cancelled, Rocky has announced another huge tour to go down this summer. It's a co-headlining tour with Wiz Khalifa and support comes from Joey Bada$$ and Pro Era, Rockie Fresh, Trinidad Jame$, B.o.B. and Berner. Smoke DZA opens some dates in select cities (but not the NYC-area dates) too.
That tour, dubbed the "Under the Influence of Music Tour" hits the NYC area for big amiphitheater shows at PNC Bank Arts Center on August 2 in Holmdel, NJ, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on August 6 in Wantagh, NY and Comcast Theatre on August 8 in Hartford, CT. Those shows happen about a month before A$AP Rocky plays the Jay-Z curated Budweiser Made In America Festival in Philly. Tickets for all shows on the tour go on sale Saturday (4/27) at 10 AM. Citi Cardmember presales start on Tuesday (4/23) at 10 AM and Live Nation presales start Friday (4/26) at 10 AM for the Jones Beach and Comcast Theatre shows. A four-ticket promotional offer for the PNC Bank Arts Center show starts Monday, April 29 at 10 AM.
Meanwhile, Joey Bada$$ just brought his tour with Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers through NYC for shows at Highline Ballroom (4/18) at Gramercy Theater (4/20), and he also has upcoming dates at The Roots Picnic (6/1) in Philly (tickets) and Hot 97 Summer Jam's Festival Village (6/2) in NJ (tickets). Check out a video of Joey rapping his verse on A$AP Rocky's "1 Train" at yesterday's Gramercy Theater show.
Wiz Khalifa's new live EP with Curren$y is also available on iTunes now.
All dates are listed, along with the tour trailer video, tour flyer, and A$AP Rocky's video for "Fuckin' Problems," below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: World's Fair - "'96 Knicks" (MP3)
World's Fair at Santos in 2012 (more by Julie Schabel)
As mentioned, Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg has a new compilation out today (4/4) called The New York Renaissance, which highlights the current NYC rap scene with tracks from A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, Smoke DZA, Troy Ave and more. One of the artists on it is Children of the Night-related Queens crew World's Fair, who we've caught at a few local shows like Fool's Gold's 5th anniversary and a 2012 show with Danny Brown. Their contribution to the mixtape, "'96 Knicks," sees the members spitting rapid fast rhymes over a similarly blown-out take on '90s NYC rap production to that of Flatbush Zombies. You can download that track at the top of this post and stream it below. The whole mixtape can be downloaded for free at DatPiff and streamed below.
You can catch World's Fair playing a local show on April 17 at Public Assembly with Chicago rapper Rockie Fresh, Julian Malone, and DJ Getlive!. It's a Scion/AV show and the only way to get in is through Scion's twitter/instagram contest.
That show is one of a few upcoming dates for Rockie Fresh, all of which are listed, along with the World's Fair song stream, below...
As mentioned, Chicago rapper Rockie Fresh will release his new mixtape, Electric Highway, on January 21 and play a record release show for it in NYC on January 23 at SOB's. We already knew that Lunice (aka 1/2 of TNGHT), who produced the new Rockie Fresh single, will be opening that show. And last since we last spoke, fellow Chicago rapper Sasha Go Hard, who's been to NYC a few times, has been added. Sir MIchael Rocks (aka 1/2 of The Cool Kids) has been added too. Tickets for the show are still available.
Sir Michael Rocks has plans to release a new album, Banco, this year. Until then, you can grab his free mixtape, Lap of Lux 1.5, which he released in December. You can also stream that mixtape in its entirety below.
Sasha Go Hard recently made a video for her song, "Pretty Fly," which you can also watch below. The song will presumably appear on her new mixtape, Round3 Knockout, which is due out February. She recently revealed the cover art for that mixtape, which you can see below.
Along with the Sir Michael Rocks and Sasha Go Hard stuff below is a stream of the new Lunice-produced Rockie Fresh single and the flyer for the SOB's show.
Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
SXSW has just announced another round of bands for the 2013 edition of the annual music festival that will happen March 12 - 17. This brings the total current number of acts to around 1300. Someome of the highlights include Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Bleached, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, UK motorik post-punks TOY, Finnish instrumentalists K-X-P, Toronto's Moon King, UK indie rockers Splashh (not Brooklyn Splash with one "h") and loads more. Head to BV Austin for the whole Round 3 list.
Chicago rapper Rockie Fresh began releasing mixtapes while he was still in high school. After a steady stream of solid tapes from 2009 - 2012 (Rockie's Modern Life, The Otherside, The Otherside Redux, Driving 88), Maybach Music picked the young rapper up this summer. They'll be releasing his new tape, Electric Highway, on January 21 and his as-yet untitled debut LP later this year. Check out the video for Electric Highway's lead single "Nobody" at the bottom of this post. You can also download "Nobody" via a widget (in exchange for your email address) below.
Rockie Fresh will be playing a pair of select Electric Highway release shows. One of two takes place at SOB's on January 23 with support from Lunice, and the other happens in his native Chicago on February 2. Tickets for his SOB's show are on sale now.
All known tour dates, the video for "Nobody," and a widget for "Nobody" are below...
Smif-N-Wessun at MHOW in 2012 (more)
Slick Rick is playing Brooklyn Bowl on January 11 with F. Stokes. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Big Daddy Kane is playing with a live band at BB King's on January 24. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
M.O.P., Smif-N-Wessun, and Ka are playing Highline Ballroom on February 17. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
A stacked Lo-End Theory show with Sean Price, Roc Marciano, Buckshot, Meyhem Lauren, and more is going down at Highline Ballroom on January 20. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Freddie Gibbs is playing Santos Party House on January 30. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Trinidad James and Vinny Cha$e are playing SOB's on January 30. Tickets for that show are on sale now.