Brooklyn’s Project Sound System NEEDS YOUR HELP!!! Less than a month to raise $4,000
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Brooklyn’s Project Sound System NEEDS YOUR HELP!!! Less than a month to raise $4,000

Project Sound System (PSS)—“a free introductory workshop on live sound and music technology for under-served teens in the NYC area”—is running an Indiegogo fundraising campaign ahead of its 2014 pilot semester. So far, the campaign is doing well with $3,995 as of today… but that’s still less than half of its $8,000 goal. Please donate … Continue reading

The Curators of Hip Hop set to turn up the volume at the 2014 Pan-African Film Festival
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The Curators of Hip Hop set to turn up the volume at the 2014 Pan-African Film Festival

In just a couple hours, Jimmie Thomas and Jermaine Fletcher (founding members of The Curators of Hip Hop) will show their documentary film, The Curator’s Volume 1: A Story of Independence in front of a public audience at the 22nd annual Pan African Film Festival. I believe the event will mark the doc’s festival and … Continue reading

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

Frank Ocean Gives Us “Sweet Life”, Drops “Channel Orange” TONIGHT?
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Frank Ocean Gives Us “Sweet Life”, Drops “Channel Orange” TONIGHT?

After making a much talked about announcement about his sexuality, Frank Ocean makes news with the release of more beautiful music. The R&B sensation and member of LA’s Odd Future Collective brings us a taste of the “Sweet Life” with his new single from his upcoming album Channel Orange. Lucky for those of us who … Continue reading

International Panel Debate Social Impact of Hip Hop | Dominion of New York
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International Panel Debate Social Impact of Hip Hop | Dominion of New York

The words “brilliant,” “panel” and “hip-hop” rarely deserve to be placed in close proximity to each other. Most of the time when communities get together to debate the music of our generation, the speakers just don’t have enough intellectual or artistic heft to expand their audience’s minds. Such debates often devolve into moralizing sessions. Think … Continue reading

MCA Lives on in Music: The Roots and BK’s DJ Woof represent for lost Beastie Boy, Adam “MCA” Yauch
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MCA Lives on in Music: The Roots and BK’s DJ Woof represent for lost Beastie Boy, Adam “MCA” Yauch

Sadly, in the three weeks since our last post – a feature on Cali beatmaker and fellow TPB fan, Nappy Chan – serveral music legends representing multiple genres and eras passed on. One of the first in our latest string of musicians lost, and arguably the most meaningful to the hip hop community and to … Continue reading

Uncomun Hosts Mr. Complex “Swiss Chocolate Cake” Album Release Party
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Uncomun Hosts Mr. Complex “Swiss Chocolate Cake” Album Release Party

I had the pleasure of attending the March episode of Uncomun, a monthly live music and film event at Drom in the East Village/Alphabet City borderlands. I had no expectations other than seeing the funk-rock band, Loud APT, a second band that I assumed was some-how Latin in its musical nature, and a Pharaoh Monch … Continue reading

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Santigold Plays SXSW Fader Fort – Watch “Disparate Youth” Right Now

Not at SXSW? Need a reason to wish you were there? Assuming the answer to these questions is no, you’re probably pretty salty and you might not want to watch video of Santigold performing “Disparate Youth” at the Fader Fort showcase. Salty or not, it’s recommended you watch it anyway because it’s seriously good (like … Continue reading