Wes’ Weekly Hip Hop News Roundup (May 16, 2007) — Ghostface/RZA played High Line Ballroom
Ghostface @ RZA @ Highline Ballroom - May 15, 2007 (CRED)
NY Magazine went to the 24-hour "Rapathon" in Harlem.
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............
- MOP speak on sideprojects and if their G0Unit debut will ever come out.
- AboutRap reviews the new KRS-One & Marley Marl album Hip Hop Lives.
- Kanye West, who by the way is not the new DJ Premier, will be releasing his third album Graduation this september.
- Who? Mike Jones! His album was just pushed back.
- Eve speaks on the state of female rappers.
- Eminem's protege Cashis is interviewed on AllHipHop.
- Beastie Boy MCA is set to produce the new Bad Brains album.
- Twista & Bone Thugs set to do an album together
- 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.
- Watch the video for East Flatbush Projectbs classic 1996 bTried by 12b3 here and read about their new upcoming album.
- A great throwback from RealTalk NY: Keith Murray - The Most Beautifullest Thing
- Rakim speaks on his new album and hip hop.
- N.O.R.E. is back! Watch a video for Cocaine Cowboys here and download Throw Em Under The Bus ft Jadakiss & Kurupt
- Redman did a video for Get'em and I agree with Eskay who says: This happens to be the one song I canbt really fuck with from the album.
- Nahright also has the new Prodigy video.
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)