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Wes’ Weekly Hip Hop News Roundup (July 12, 2007)

I was unfamiliar with S.E.L.F., but I’m really enjoying his new self-titled album (no pun intended), and even though from the look of the cover I thought I’d hate Brother Reade, I really enjoyed their album Rap Music. Here’s two MP3’s…

DOWNLOAD S.E.L.F. of Lotus Tribe – Primitive Feedback (MP3)
DOWNLOAD Brother Reade – Life Ain’t Easy For Y’all (MP3)

MC Hammer @ Wingate Field, Brooklyn, NY – July 9, 2007 (CRED & MORE)
MC Hammer @ Wingate Field

Doug E Fresh, Slick Rick and MC Lyte also played the show at Wingate Field with raffle winner MC Hammer. Were you there? Media Junkie says MC Lyte “still has it”. See for yourself when she plays again with The Roots and Big Daddy Kane at the Nokia Theatre on October 5th. Get your tickets HERE. All tour dates at the end of this post. More pics of Hammer at Surgery’s Flickr. Slick Rick‘s next NYC show is on a boat.

The free El-P show this Saturday (7/14) has been moved to a bigger Urban Outfitters on 6th Ave (or something like that. To go, you need to print out the pass HERE.

NEWS

  • Lots of Wu-Tang Clan related news with the anticipation for 8 Diagrams growing. RZA speaks on it here.
  • David Banner has some interesting thoughts on why a certain type of Hip Hop gets more play than others.
  • Iron Solomon successfully defended his Fight Club title this week.
  • KRS-One‘s son was found dead in Atlanta this week. He commited suicide after battling severe depression. R.I.P.
  • Common, David Banner, UGK, Mos Def, Bilal, Clipse, Collie Budz, E-40, Cham, and Large Professor are playing the Live At The BBQ concerts that will take place in LA (July 12), Chicago (July 22) and August 4 in NYC.
  • The LAist does a nice write up on Ice Cube‘s classic Death Certificate.
  • How youtube is ruining Hip Hop Beef vs A Rebuttal
  • Ja Rule recalls the G-Unit Massacre.

Downloads, videos, tour dates & more, BELOW….

Funkmaster Flex & Young Jeezy in Edison, NJ – June 23, 2007 (CRED)
Funkmaster Flex & Young Jeezy

MUSIC

  • The best Hip Hop download ever offerred on this blog, in my humble opinion, is this 5 hour session of Funkmaster Flex spinning 90’s Hip Hop only. Amazing.
  • Eve debuts her new single ‘Give It To You’ featuring Sean Paul.
  • Check out Crime Mob‘s ‘Circles’ here and Gangsta Boo f/ Playa Fly & Bun B‘s ‘Sippin & Spinnin’ (Doc Jam Remix)’ . They utilize the same beat, but in different ways.
  • Download the new Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Mixtape here.
  • Kanye West performed at Live Earth and his performance is available for your listening pleasure here. He also performed with The Police & John Mayer (here).

VIDEO

  • Check out the music video for ‘No Label (Esma Remix)’ off the new ‘Lovework’ album by Gabriel Teodros

Kanye West Manchester Apollo

SHOWS

7/14 El-P @ Urban Outfitters (526 Avenue of the Americas), sponsored by WNHU 88.7 FM & Free Yr Radio, FREE w/ pass

7/16 Arrested Development @ BB Kings, tix

7/18 Slick Rick on a Rocks Off Concert Cruise (Manhattan) (info & tix)

7/18 50 Cent @ Hard Rock Cafe, tix

7/19 Eve @ Hard Rock Cafe, 7.30pm tix

7/19 T.I. @ Hard Rock Cafe, 9pm tix

07/19 Arrested Development @ Von King Park (Brooklyn)

7/21 DMX @ BB Kings, tix

7/22 Lil’ Wayne & Friends @ Beacon Theatre tix

07/25 Kurtis Blow/DJ GrandWizzard Theodore/Ralph McDaniel @ Crotona Park (Bronx)

07/28 Hip-Hop at the RockGarden in the South Bronx with Red Clay, HiCoup, Rebel Diaz, Waco Division, Foundation Movement, Flaco Navajas, Khalil Almustafa, S.E.L.F. of LOTUS TRiBE, Fresh Daily, Rephstar, Ty Hayez, the Rhyme Factory Delaceiba and Attiyah, Anthony Morales, and more, free.

07/28 Grandmaster Flash @ Water Taxi Beach (info)

07/28 & 29 – Rock the Bells w/ Wu Tang and many others @ Randall’s Island

07/28 & 29 – Paid Dues Festival also @ 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

07/29 Self of Lotus Tribe @ The Pryramid w/ End of the Weak

07/31 Whodini @ Queensbridge Park (Manhattan)

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

08/03 Bilal @ Highline Ballroom, tix

08/03 Monster Maker featuring C Rayz Walz & Sharkey / the Drugstore Cowboys @ Southpaw, tix

08/05 DJ Z-Trip with Special Guest MCS : Gift of Gab, Aceyalone, & King Hero @ Highline Ballroom, tix

08/08 Beastie Boys @ Central Park Summerstage

08/08 Biz Markie/DJ Lovebug starski @ Jackie Robinson Park (Manhattan)

08/09 Slick Rick/DJ Red Alert @ Marcus Garvy Park (Manhattan)

08/09 Beastie Boys @ McCarren Pool

08/10 Beastie Boys @ Hammerstein Ballroom

10/05 VH1 Hip Hop Honors Tour Featuring The Roots @ Nokia Theatre (tix)

11/02 Lyrics Born @ Bowery Ballroom

Lyrics Born – 2007 Tour Dates
Sep 3 – Bumbershoot Seattle, Washington
Sep 14 – Earthdance Peace Festival Laytonville, California
Sep 22 – Parklife Festival – Birrarung Marr Melbourne, Victoria
Sep 23 – Parklife Festival – TBA, South Australia
Sep 29 – Parklife Festival – TBA, Queensland
Sep 30 – Parklife Festival – Kippax Lake Centennial Park, New South Wales
Oct 1 – Parklife Festival – Ambar Nightclub Perth, Western Australia
Oct 19 – Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Oct 20 – Showbox Seattle, Washington
Oct 25 – Foundation Night Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 26 – VooDoo Music Festival [w/ GALACTIC] New Orleans, Louisiana
Oct 27 – Metro Chicago, Illinois
Oct 31 – Paradise Boston, Massachusetts
Nov 2 – Bowery Ballroom New York, New York

Hip Hop Honors – 2007 Tour DAtes (The Roots, MC Lyte & Big Daddy Kane)
9/13 /07 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
9/14/07 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
9/15/07 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
9/17/07 Denver, CO Paramount Theater
9/19/07 Dallas, TX House of Blues
9/20/07 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
9/ 23/07 Chicago, IL House of Blues
9/24/07 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
9/27/07 Norfolk, VA The Norva
9/29/07 Washington, DC 930 Club-11pm Start
9/30/07 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live !
10/2/07 Worcester, MA Palladium
10/3/07 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
10/5/07 New York, NY Nokia Theater

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