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PacDiv, Von Pea, STS and Beyond Belief at S.O.B.’s Tonight (Wed 9/29)

Tonight (Wednesday September 29th), west meets south meets east at S.O.B.’s. The Bay Area’s PacDiv along with Atlanta’s STS (Sugar Tongue Slim), Brooklyn’s Von Pea of Tanya Morgan and a personal favorite – Beyond Belief from Roackaway (Queens Stand up!). PacDiv has top billing but I expect this show to be a team effort; hopefully … Continue reading

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D-Block emcees Styles P, Sheek Louch, and Bully Drop Fire Freestyles on Flex

Watch Styles-P, Sheek Louch and Bully of D-Block kill it on The Funkmaster Flex Show this past Thursday night. I apologize about the issues I’m having with the size of this video, but this is more of an exercise if listening than viewing. You shouldn’t have a problem hearing all three emcees hold their own … Continue reading

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Cosmo Baker and Friends – More, More, More and Props

Thursday night I celebrated my boy, Aaron’s (AKA DJ Teddy Brown) birthday at Cosmo Baker’s monthly party at SubMercer – More, More, More. As the title indicates, this party served up some fine beats from the 70s and 80s (I’d say mostly 80s); disco, funk and hard bass-lines a plenty. This month’s special guest, Haycock … Continue reading

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Duck Down 15th Anniversary East Coast Tour Dates Announced

For those of you who don’t know, I’m pleased to inform you that Duck Down has announced dates for the Duck Down 15th Anniversary East Coast Tour. Performances will include Pharoahe Monch, Sean Price, Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, and Skyzoo. I haven’t heard about special guests, but I figure that the chances of one not … Continue reading

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Big Boi Feat. Andre 3000 and Sleepy Brown – Lookin For Ya (Remix)

It’s been about four years since we were last blessed with new Outkast music off of the Idlewild soundtrack. At that time it seemed like the duo was about to take over music, which was arguably suffering from a chronic lack of creativity. That’s not what happened, and at this point, it’s anybody’s guess if … Continue reading

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Bowling for Beats – Featuring: Pete Rock and Prince Paul; w/ Psycho Les (Beatnuts), J-Zone, J57, Edan

This won’t make up for missing the Big Boi show at Brooklyn Bowl earlier this week, but this is a cast of characters that I always appreciate hearing from. At $7 ,the price is right. The only thing I’m concerned about is drink prices.  Most BK spots are reasonable, but I hear things now and … Continue reading

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Joell Ortiz – Battle Cry (Leaked From Farewell Summer EP)

Joell Ortiz, along with Fab and several others, is doing New York City proud right now. He’s been good to the five boroughs this Summer, and I think it’s fair to say the Summer has been good to Joell –  he’s released some heat rocks that have been getting a lot of deserved spins and … Continue reading