Thursday, July 31, 2008

"Streets Is Watching...And Talking Too!" -RTB BK Fever Hits The Streets HARD!

Ever since word got out about WHO exactly was involved, and WHO's on the long list of artists to appear, people can't seem to shut up about it! So to make you get a better understanding about how SERIOUS this is going to be, I'm a let my peoples speak for me! Now you can see what I have to deal with till the (Sat. Aug) 9th. Trust me, I'm just as excited too, but DAMN! Keistar Productions, Dj Goldfinger, Jeese Boykins III, Dj Soul, Fresh Daily, Blackcocaine, Theophilus London, Miss Behavior, Honey Larochelle, Dj Spinna, Fly Lady Di, Ernie Gaines, Lexibella, Print, Concep, Dj Scratch, Ray 6, Kiser, Ahficionados, the Stylistics, Rizz22, Not Just Vintage, Frank White, We Love Ya Like Cooked Food, Yume, the Minority Report, Little House on Clinton, Lichiban, Bush Baby, and even more as the event draws closer...Where will YOU be?

"B.I.G. Pimpin' " -Brooklyn's Finest Meets BK'S Nicest On Saturday Aug.9th

"In my lifetime..." -Jay-z
"Frank White is here to excite..." -the Notorious B.I.G.

What a rare treat, I have the proud honor of presenting to you (for the 1st time EVER in BK) a musical tribute to two of the biggest and best that ever did it in Rap...Period! But wait there's more, it's being brought to you by two OTHER BK well known names that continue in the tradition of good music. YES, DJ Spinna and DJ Scratch, two of Brooklyn's best. Eargasmic right? All the hits, re-mixes, R&B cameo verses, collabo songs, original sampled sources...all that good stuff will be played for your listening pleasure. All for the low low price of $5, yes $5 whole dollars! Free if you've purchased an all day ($10) "Rock the Block BK" pass.
This will be Brooklyn at it's best! You just come looking yours...

Sat. Aug 9th
"B.I.G. Pimpin' "
-A Notorious & Jigga tribute
+ the "Rock the BlocK" After party event
Frank White -936 Atlantic Ave. (near Washington Ave.)
Conducted by DJ Scratch
& DJ Spinna
$5 all nite, Free w/Rock the Block day pass

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"The Revolution Will NOT Be Televised..." - "Rock the Block BK" YouTube'd

"Greatness is among us..."-Unknown

True words spoken. There is SO much talent out there, it's hard to keep track with who's doing what, and who to follow till stardom hits. Well Sat. Aug. 9th ("Rock the BlocK BK") we're hoping to make thing easier be pulling together the best talent in NYC that you've probably sat next to on the train and NEVER knew. Names such as Fresh Daily, Ray6, Jesse Boykins III, Theophilus London, Print w/ Good Day Good Night, Vice Lounge, Ernie Gaines, & Honey LaRochelle are just some of the folks that are pushing music forward right here in your hometown! You can click on their names to peep their myspace pages out, and THANK me later.

"Hump (Day) 'N Around Like Bobby Brown" -Friday Comes on a Wednesday Now.

I truly hope you have on your comfort
able heels on today. Or at least some good ol' "tennis shoes" (down south talk for sneakers) Cause there's not one but THREE events that I insist that you try your best to make it to tonight. First off, you need to hit up a Virgin, as in the megastore, in Union Square. K-Salaam & Beatnick will be shaking hands and kissing babies, all to promote the latest release hitting the shelves. Then later on a homegirl of mine, Roela of the Taste Crew will be hosting a joint at 205 Club w/ singer Joi (you know her from replacing Dawn in Lucy Pearl and Big Gipp's wife) performing live. Or you can walk right down the block to Kush, where Jahrem and Co. have a huge B'day bash going on w/ tons of fashionable folks planning to attend. See I'm TOO lazy to write out the addresses to each so you're just gonna have to click onto the fliers to get' what...I'm sorry man, what else can I tell you?

. See you Sat. Aug. 9th at "Rock the Block BK"

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"Flashing Lights" -Paparazzi Pics (Pt.70)

Yeah yeah, it LOOKS like this event was loads of fun but, ummm er...that's far from the truth. Let me start from the top. Last week some time (I forgot what day it was) Blackberry had a soiree over at the lovely venue Providence which I attended. First off there was NO open bar...not even for a HALF an hour at least! Then no one seem to know what exactly the event was being held for. Then the opening DJ sucked that was strike two. Lastly, can I get a FREE Blackberry? Weather it's by lottery or spinning a bottle,WHATEVER! Just offer the chance! The legendary DJ Jazzy "Fresh Prince" Jeff was the ONLY reason I attended and the ONLY redeeming factor. That and the dime spokeswomen/models they had working (What up Tiff!) Blackberry my ass, this was "Wackberry!"

Monday, July 28, 2008

"Say It Loud, I'm Black & I'm Proud!" -CNN "the New Authority On Blackness"

Ummm, has ANYONE been following this? From the looks of things someone over at CNN ( which now stands for this "Country's New Negro") has hired the laid off production staff from BET, to create this propaganda filled documentary about the state of Black affairs in Amerikkka. If what they're claiming is true, then kill me now! Cause it's sounds hopeless as motherf^@ker (lol). Seems like perfect timing to air this, on an election year where the leading Democratic candidate happens to be...You guessed it...Black! If you haven't heard by now, his name is Senator Barack Obama, and he's wants to become your next President, by beating "around the Bush." Peeps these clip out, but PLEASE (warning) have an empty bucket nearby on hand as you watch.

Stay tuned to BET for the response/diss documentary "White In America."

Friday, July 25, 2008

"Get Into The Party Life" -Ain't No Stopping Us Now!

Daaaaam! It's the weekend ALREADY?!? Not that I'm complaining but the weeks are going by mad fast it seems. Right? Well it official is now the count down to the "Rock the BlocK BK" event which will be huge for my reasons. For one, I'll be the first collabo event with Keistar Productions and the Minority years! Secondly, it will be the first appearance of famed DJ's Goldfinger & the legendary DJ Scratch (of EPMD) years!
Not to forget, it's a non-corporate sponsored Art festival in 3 locations at once, plus a B.I.G. & Jay-Z musical tribute (B.I.G. Pimpin') to top things off as a bonus, for the first time Brooklyn (where else?)! All for $10 ALL day long. But before we get to that, here what's happening around town THIS weekend.

Friday, July 25th

Santos Party House
-100 Lafayette Street (btwn Walker & White Streets) 11:30pm-4am w/ DJ Spinna & Q-Tip on The Mic
$10 All Nite

Then Sat July 26th
slide thru to....
Kid 'N 'Play -A Block Party
Open Road Park - 12th St. (betwn 1st Ave. and Ave. A)
Live performance by J.Cole, Jade & Los (except Camp Lo)
Music by Kev Sakoda & DJ Treats
$5 All day
After Party @ Kate's Joint (4th and Ave B)

Sun. July 27th
Brooklyn Urban Arts Market
Opening Day
Myrtle Ave (btwn Grand Ave + Emerson)
Music by DJ Spinna Set: 3pm - 6pm

The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, in collaboration with Afro-Punk and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, is launching the Brooklyn Urban Arts Market this summer on two blocks of Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill beginning Sunday July 27, 2008. The open-air market will have music and visual art performances, and will house 50 DIY artisans, vendors, and entrepreneurs hand-selected for their innovative creations and fresh, urban perspective.

"Flashing Lights" -Paparazzi Pics (Pt.69)

After enduring that loooongg ass line (yeah right) to get into see the Dark Knight (which was GREAT btw) I high tailed it over to the SlyArt & Robot City jawn that was not too far from the theater, further down B'way. NO ELEVATOR!? 5 flights? S###iit! I am not a stair master, nor do I hike for sport but that was the only way up. I'm thinking "This BETTER be good!"
Huff...huff...huff...and that was on the first flight! Folks coming downwards warned that the heat inside the space was effects of global warming all in one room, but we pressed on. Once in side, it looked like a 70's party due to all the sweated out perms turned Afros (LOL). It was ALOT of familiar faces amongst the crowd just some looked as if they had melted. It was good to see Art was making a comeback on the party scene like some years ago...but w/out the coke (well less). Here last Friday's adventurous flicks.

"Come Follow Me Into The Matrix"