Wes’ Weekly Hip Hop News Roundup (July 30, 2007)
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Strong Arm Steady played Rock The Bells in NYC this past weekend, and are preparing a new full length. Gabriel Teodros just visited NYC. Cause is one of my personal favorite new discoveries of late, and so I invited him to play a show this Tuesday (July 31, 2007) at Pianos (Upstairs Lounge) in NYC as part of the weekly Cross-Pollination concert series I co-founded. It's free, starts at 8pm, and pairs Cause up with electro-singer/songwriter Elijah B. Torn.
In what Eskay calls the Hip Hop Jam Session of the Year Talib Kweli, Kanye, Mos Def, Q-Tip, Swizz Beats, Queen Latifah and Common gathered at SOBs for an impromptu surprise performance, to everyone including themselves (July 18, 2007). Check out a bunch of videos and pictures. More videos here and here.
Mos Def & Talib Kweli @ SOB's - July 18, 2007
Mos Def & Talib Kweli @ Rock the Bells - July 28, 2007 (CRED)
A few days after the SOB's show, Kanye surfaced again at the Lil' Wayne show up at Beacon Theatre. A few days after that Kanye became the talk of the Internet thanks to the video he posted starring comedian Zach Galifinakis and indie musician (and sometimes-comedian) Bonnie Prince Billy (also known as Will Oldham).
if you missed Mos Def & Talib Kweli perform together at SOB's, and then again this past weekend @ Rock the Bells, you now have one more NYC chance this summer - on stage @ Nokia Theatre on August 26th. More Rock the Bells coverage coming in a separate upcoming post.
More HH news, pics, videos, tour dates, and stuff, below.....
Swizz Beatz, Kanye West and Just Blaze @ SOB's - July 18, 2007
Mos Def & Q-Tip @ SOB's - July 18, 2007
- Oh word? Ghostface didn't write his own lyrics on Supreme Clientele?
- The XXL 10 Year Anniversary cover graces.....eek. Really?
- Freeway talks about his new upcoming album and offers up a really great free mixtape.
- Finally someone points out that Q-Tip is one of the best rappers that also produces around.
- Jay-Z + Beyonce + Steve Jobs = Uh-oh.
- Best.Interview.Ever. Pimp C doesn't hold back on this one! The truth has arrived! Some more interviews for your reading pleasure: Joell Ortiz, New Fight Club champion Iron Solomon, the legendary Hank Shocklee, Clipse, and 50 Cent.
- Well....crunk made it into the dictionary.
- In addition to just purchasing some of Jimi Hendrix' publishing, Cee-Lo promises a new Gnarls Barkley album by the end of the year and reunites with Goodie Mob. Another group member, Khujo, is interviewed at XXL.
- Wow. Just wow when it comes to these two posts. Floodwatch offers his very own 60 minute mix of his favorite DJ Premier produced tracks and, again, Metal Lungies has a few folks sharing their thoughts on their personal favorites. Includes downloads.
- Now THIS is what we've been waiting for. Check out the first single off of the , finally, upcoming Saigon album: C'mon Baby ft Swizz Beatz (he just adlibs on the hook), and Just Blaze on production. Just also shares a boatload of mp3 to stream, some classic gems. OhWord neatly zips them for easy download.
- Rawkus Records' Hezekiah's sophomore album I Predict A Riot comes out in September. Check out the single.
- The classics return. Boot Camp Clik f/5ft of Black Moon drop All Day.
- Check out a live rip of Commen & Lilly Allen doing the upcoming hipsterclusterfuck single Drive Me Wild.
- Termanology - So Amazing. You should really just download it right now.
- 50 puts out yet another video for his still to be released album. This time for 'I Get Money'.
- B.E.T. Rap City stopped by Fat Beats NY on Monday, where Fat Beats Records artist Akrobatik freestyle.
- Surely by now everyone's seen alternative but official video for Kanye West's 'Can't Tell Me Nothing' which stars Will Oldham & Zach Galifianakis.
Joell Ortiz & Queen Latifah backstage @ SOB's - July 18, 2007
07/31 Cause @ Pianos as part of Cross-Pollination, 8pm, free!
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 Biz Markie/DJ Lovebug starski @ Jackie Robinson Park (Manhattan)
08/08 Beastie Boys @ Central Park Summerstage, tix
08/09 Beastie Boys @ McCarren Pool Park, tix
08/09 Slick Rick/DJ Red Alert @ Marcus Garvy Park (Manhattan)
08/09 Kottonmouth Kings @ Manhattan Grand Center Ball room, tix
08/10 Beastie Boys @ Hammerstein Ballroom
08/10 Keith Murray @ BB Kings, tix
08/10 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Tribute To Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five @ Paradise Theater, Bronx, NY
08/14 Boot Camp Clik @ SOBs, tix
08/26 Black August Hip Hop Project 10th Anniversary with Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Saigon, Evil D & D Nice @ Nokia Theatre (tix)
09/01 Fat Joe @ BB King's
09/09 Aesop Rock @ Irving Plaza
10/05 VH1 Hip Hop Honors Tour Featuring The Roots @ Nokia Theatre (tix)
11/02 Lyrics Born @ Bowery Ballroom