Fat Joe, Charlie Brown & Red Hot Lover Tone - Hot 97 freestyle (1994)
Very rare freestyle on hot 97 radio (1994)
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Yesterday was great because any day where I spend over an hour looking at Pen & Pixel art is a great day. First my friend Marko put up every Pen & Pixel cover he had, then I found an even bigger archive while trying to track down one Marko didn’t have. It is 65 pages of photoshopped flames, lens flares and blinged-out letters from before “bling” was a cliche. It is the best thing you will see all month. [Read More…]
Words by @skinny412
The Source’s 1996 Rap Superbowl Roster
And then there was that time ODB and RZA were on America’s Next Top Model..
In the 21 years since he released his first album as Scarface in 1991, Brad Jordan has never performed live in New York City as a solo artist. Tonight, the Godfather of Houston hip-hop finally takes the stage here as part of Gentleman Jack’s Art Beats + Lyrics tour (also featuring Digital Underground’s Shock-G and James Brown’s “Funky Drummer,” Clyde Stubblefield) at Terminal 5. (Admission is free, but an R.S.V.P. is required via thecouchsessions.com.) TONY spoke with ’Face about his absence from NYC, Houston rap, A$AP Rocky, his recent “retirement” and why his elementary-school English teachers and Pink Floyd are the biggest influences on his life and career. [READ MORE]
BACK IN THE DAY |11/5/96| Tupac released his fifth and final studio album, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, on Death Row Records.
man… how things have changed in 17 years. i can’t believe its been 17 years. i remember listening to this nonstop that fall at a dude named rodeny’s crib and doing all kinds of stuff nobody had any business doing. r.i.p. pac
SATURDAY September 22, 2012
KeiStar Productions Presents
* MOTOWN ~ PHILLY *
Celebrating The Legacy Of Motown & Philly Soul
Music By: DJ SPINNA
Spinning All MOTOWN & PHILLY SOUL CLASSICS
*Stevie Wonder*Boyz II Men*Erykah Badu*Patti Labelle*Michael Jackson*Jill Scott*Latifah*O’Jays*Rick James*Teddy Pendergrass*DianaRoss*Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes*Marvin Gaye*First Choice*Q-Tip aka Kamal The Abstract*Jones Girls*Jackson 5*The Roots*India.Arie*Stylistics*Horace Brown*MFSB*Tina Marie*Billy Paul*Lionel Richie*Phillys Hyman*Shanice*SalSoul Orchestra*DeBarge*Bilal*DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince*
@ BROOKLYN STABLE
486 Metropolitan Ave (Bet. Meeker & Rodney St. - Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY 11211)
Doors 10PM-4AM / Admission $10 (w) RSVP / 21 & Over, ID Required
Directions To Brooklyn Stable:
G Train To Metropolitan Ave (Walk around the corner to 486 Metropolitan)
or L To Lorimer St (Walk One Block)Info/RSVP: email@example.com / www.keistar.net /www.djspinna.com
Rawkus Records’ B-Side Bangers
In 1998, the divide within the rap game was at its most glaring. On one side of the stage stood the jiggy, “shiny suit era” mainstream rappers, with CD sales on their mind, expensive tastes, and a penchant for fly cars, clothes, money, cash and hoes. At the other end of the stage was the underground, “backpack”, independent scene, where rappers and crews still made time for college radio, performed small venue shows, and aimed more for putting out records on vinyl than for selling CDs in stores. A strange state of affairs was that this was a year where the dichotomy of Hip Hop was at its furthest split. And then an album dropped and something happened. The deep chasm between the mainstream and the underground was filled, but not by much.
Yesterday marked the fourteenth anniversary of Black Star’s debut album. It was a higly anticipated release celebrated and critically acclaimed album immediately from the moment it dropped. It gave a celebrity face to the indy movement that was going on, and did it’s best to bridge the gaps between the polar-opposite movements that were co-existing inside of Hip Hop’s genre. Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star, was the second full-length album on Rawkus Records and was the epicenter for the NYC underground movement.
Last week, the good folks at Complex tackled another famous list by profiling 50 Best Rawkus Records Songs. Inspired by the idea to honor Mos and Kweli’s epic release, and the label that birthed it, we figured it was our turn to pay respects as well. Sticking more towards the Rawkus-released vinyls, which was the essence of the movement, we put together a list of 14 of the dopest B-Sides from Rawkus Records. [Read More…]
up north trips stays winning…