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Wes’ Weekly Hip Hop News Roundup (May 16, 2007) — Ghostface/RZA played High Line Ballroom

How was the Ghostface (& RZA) & Spank Rock show at the High Line Ballroom last night? Angry Citizen took some pictures….

Ghostface @ RZA @ Highline Ballroom – May 15, 2007 (CRED)
Ghostface @ Highline Ballroom

NY Magazine went to the 24-hour “Rapathon” in Harlem.

Tickets are on sale for Method Man and GZA at Webster Hall on June 5th. Tickets still on sale for Rakim at Southpaw.

Our favorite Joell Ortiz was added to the KRS-One show at Irving/Fillmore on May 20th. KRS-One is also playing Prospect Park in Brooklyn this summer.

We have a pair of tickets to give away to the Devin the Dude show at Knitting Factory this Friday night. Want them? E-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Devin), and let us know who the best hip hop act you ever saw live was. One winner will be picked at random. Include your first and last name for guestlist purposes.

Dres of Black Sheep, Emily King, Ralph McDaniels and El Michels Affair were added to the 3rd Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival.

KEEP READING for news, music, videos, tour dates, and more…………



  • Not 1, not 2, but 3 new Lupe Fiasco tracks for download.
  • Common returns with The Game produced by DJ Premier.
  • Kool G Rap shooting for a comeback with They Paid With Bullets.
  • Wu affiliate Trife da God brings along Termanology on Milk Crate (download.) (Via NahRight)
  • I can’t wait for the new album, Desire, Pharoahe Monch gives us a taste with What It Is.
  • Listen to “We All Want The Same Thing” by Kevin Michael feat. Lupe Fiasco here and the acoustic version here.



5/18 Talib Kweli @ Highline Ballroom, 11pm, tix

5/19 Rakim @ Southpaw, 9pm, $18 tix

5/20 KRS-One & Marley Marl w/ Joell Ortiz and Skillz @ The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza, 8pm, tix

5/22 Beanie Sigel w/ live band @ Knitting Factory @ 8:30, (tix)

5/25 Lifesavas @ Southpaw

5/25 & 5/26 Sage Francis with Band plus Buck 65 / Alias / Buddy Wakefield @ Bowery Ballroom, tix

5/26 Mos Def @ Highline Ballroomm tix

5/31 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

08/03 Lyricist Lounge With KRS-One, Ladybug Mecca, and more @ Prospect Park Bandshell. (info)


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