Every last Tuesday of the month the famed Bowery Poetry Club in downtown Manhattan is home to something of a Hip Hop communion. This year February 28th, however, marked the last date New York City’s monthly Bondfire open mic night will be held. Continue reading
For it’s over the top materialism in a time when so many are suffering I SHUNNED Watch The Throne. So, I love that Mr. Bey has taken the beat from Niggas In Paris and put some soul to it. He discusses issues real people can relate to, poverty. For in these times you are either in poverty or it is touching your life in some way. In addition to crafting a great song, Yasiin has made a self-directed video to boot. Take a gander.
Description: “Directed by Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland, State of Play), it is a documentary on the life, music, and legacy of legendary Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician, Bob Marley. The film was premiered at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival and set to hit SXSW Festival which will run from 8th – 13th March 2012 in Austin, Texas.
It is the first feature backed by the Marley family as well as the legend’s longtime music label head Chris Blackwell which should make for the most insightful look at his life yet as it follows “the musician, revolutionary and legend from his earliest days to his rise to international superstardom” using rare footage, archival photos and incredible performances and interviews with his family, friends and bandmates. Blackwell executive produces alongside Marley’s son, Ziggy.”
She was bad enough to rock blond hair and dark eyebrows. Even though she was jypped out of a decent tribute at the Grammy’s, among others, Jasiri X and producer Agent of Change put together a nice one for legend Etta James. Compelling production right from the start they even threw in what even kind of sounds like diss towards Beyonce. Etta would approve!
Description: “A love project in memory of James Dewitt Yancey, better known under the name Jaydee or J-Dilla. An idea of Do The Right Print, Food for ya Soul & Feelin’ Music, bringing different beatmakers from around the world to perpetuate J-Dilla’s art, in order to give to the audience a new vision of his creations… “
Download this Dilla remix album for free! Enjoy.