Chris Lighty Dead at Age 44 of Suspected Self-Inflicted Gunshot
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Chris Lighty Dead at Age 44 of Suspected Self-Inflicted Gunshot

Chris Lighty, the founder of Violator Entertainment* and a major force in New York hip-hop as well as the industry overall, was found dead this morning outside of his apartment according to the NY Daily News. There is speculation concerning how Lighty’s finacial situation and recent divorce may have factored in his death, but the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Macklemore X Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop” feat. Wanz
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NEW MUSIC: Macklemore X Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop” feat. Wanz

At an earlier point in this blog’s young exisitance, there was brief period where I experimented with doing regular Wednesday posts featuring quality westcoast music and talent. It was a good idea but wasn’t really well-thought out at the time, so I dropped it thinking that the feature could be brought back in the future. … Continue reading

Watch the (Gentle) Beast that is Reggie Watts Rip-up AfroPunk Fest 2012
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Watch the (Gentle) Beast that is Reggie Watts Rip-up AfroPunk Fest 2012

If You didn’t know that Reggie Watts is a one-man monster of creativity, then you know now. Or, know after you watch this footage recorded during his amazing set at this past weekend’s AfroPunk Festival. More performance highlights are on-deck, which may feature more from Reggie’s show (the one at AfroPunk 2012, not that Comedy … Continue reading

THIS SATURDAY IN BROOKLYN: The Stoop 2012 Celebrates Art, Music and Life, Music By Scienze and DJ Polarity
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THIS SATURDAY IN BROOKLYN: The Stoop 2012 Celebrates Art, Music and Life, Music By Scienze and DJ Polarity

This Saturday (August 11th) in Fort Greene Park (Myrtle Ave and N. Portland Ave), FOKUS will present it’s fifth annual celebration of art, music and life – The Stoop. The all-ages event seeks to bring artists and community members together to relax and participate in a cultural exhange that mimics the traditional New York hang-outs … Continue reading

NEW HIP-HOP: EarthTone ft. Spring – Arbor Day (video)
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NEW HIP-HOP: EarthTone ft. Spring – Arbor Day (video)

Marijuana music, reefer rap, or whatever you want to call it (you prob don’t wanna call it “marijuana music” or even USE the word “reefer”) is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere and neither does the trend of people ‘smokin’ trees’. Fortunately, the latter isn’t getting played-out as fast as the former … Continue reading

FREE CONCERT TONIGHT: Robert Glasper Experiment and Lalah Hathaway at Marcus Garvery Park
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FREE CONCERT TONIGHT: Robert Glasper Experiment and Lalah Hathaway at Marcus Garvery Park

If you have yet to hear or see the Robert Glasper Experiment perform their amazing fusion of jazz, hip-hop, soul, and even alternative, now’s your chance to join in on the fun times. Obviously, the quickest and easiest way to watch and hear the ensemble is to check out the embedded videos below. The first … Continue reading