Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Hot & Fun!" -Free Summer Concerts & Some Not So Free

Man I LOVE a good concert! ESPECIALLY a good FREE concert! Some with some hard work & well time spent I made an easy listing of some hot joints I feel you need to get your ass to!

BAM Rhythm & Blues Festival
at MetroTech 2010 schedule
June 3: Jennifer Holliday
July 8: Mighty Sparrow
July 22: Bilal

MLK Concert Series at Wingate Park
July 12: George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, w/ the Ohio Players
July 26: Chrisette Michelle
August 2: Salt -N-Pepa, Naughty By Nature, Slick Rick
August 9: Aretha Franklin

Summer Stage at Central Park
July 17: Raphael Saadiq, Aloe Blacc, and Special Guests
August 15: Public Enemy, Blitz The Ambassador, The 7th Octave
August 21: Chrisette Michelle, Mario and Tamia

the TODAY SHOW concerts at Bryant Park
July 2: Maroon 5
July 9:
Lady Gaga
July 23
: John Mayer
August 13: Ke$ha

Madison Square Garden
Jul 6, 7, & 9 and Feb 21 & 22: Lady Gaga
Aug 12: Rihanna

Monday, June 28, 2010

"Pulling Chicks In My New V!"-Tee Up For Summer W/the Block Association

Ok I need a brief moment of your time to help my team make a decision for THIS upcoming anniversary weekend. We had gotten together to throw some ideas around about doing a giveaway (gratis' free, pro bono, complimentary, swag) promotion item for our loyal supporters that's made the Block Association the prime event planner(s) of Brooklyn within the last year. So what you see pictured here is the end result of our debates on just WHAT it would be. So now what we NEED from you is your honest opinion if it's "Trash or Cash?", "Pop it or Drop it?", "Fab or Drab!" Hit us back AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Cause if we get enough "Yeahs!" then you will become the proud owner of one this weekend (maybe in white too?)! Either at Target's 1st Sat event (July 3rd) at the Brooklyn Museum OR at our July 4th Anniversary Block party down by the water at No.1 Front St. in DUMBO! Wait...did you even rsvp at theBlockRSVP@gmail.com yet?

"I Got Warhol's On My Halls Wall! -Warhol Exhibit & 80's Dance Party For 1st Sat.

This holiday weekend the Brooklyn Museum will proudly exhibit the late work of the iconic American artist Andy Warhol: The Last Decade. And to keep in "tune" with the 80's theme, the Block Association will host an 80's Pop, Hip-Hop, Rock, and R&B themed dance party (9pm-11pm) located in the museum's back lot this weekend. With an after party immediately following the event. It's gonna be so DEF!

Sat. July 3rd
the Block Association presents
"Target's 1st Saturday"
(located in the back parking lot)
Salute to the 80's decade!
FREE Admission!

The after party immediately following the BK Museum will be
@ Jelani Lounge (507 Waverly near Fulton St.)
$5 Ladies $10 Gents all night
Dress Summer Fresh!
All hosted by Society HAE
Music from ALL eras will be played!
theBlockRSVP@Gmail.com for any info.

"Jamaica Not So Nice!" -Cleaning Up the Yard!

Yo! You remember this joint right HERE! This ad did for Jamaica what that damn grill did for George Foreman! I heard stories about guys booking flights all the way out to the "Yard" (one way tix mind you)
and getting off the plane holding up the poster asking "Yo, WHERE can I find this girl?" With Billy Ocean's "Caribbean Queen" blasting in their headphones (LOL). Nowadays "Yankees" of a different kind are coming out to "Jam Rock" holding up a different kind of poster! A WANTED one! For Christopher "Dudus" Coke, wanted in the U.S. on gun and drug trafficking charges! Reports out of Kingston last Tues. say that "Dudus" has been arrested finally. After damn near four days of gun battles between security forces and his supporters that left 76 people dead! I read somewhere that he was caught en route to the U.S. Embassy in Kingston accompanied by yet ANOTHER Rev. Al (no NOT the Rev. Al we all know). Admit it, it WOULD be mad funny if their Rev. Al was the Jamaican version of ours. LOL! Now outside of all this stuff happening down there, what I couldn't make sense of is WHY would a drug dealer go by the nickname "Dudus", if your last name was "Coke" ALREADY? "Chris Coke"... maybe? Just a suggestion rude boy! On another note, rumor has it that the young lady (well young at the time) pictured in the poster, is divorced w/ child. Owns a "on the low" good weed/bad roti spot, and is living on Kingston (Ave...in Brooklyn that is) and is working "Rihanna hard" to get back in shape for the anniversary version of this poster. MILF is chilling, Giz is chilling! What more can I say?

Friday, June 25, 2010

"We Like Mike!" -A Year Later & Still A Thriller! Two MJ Tribute Parties

Prepare to get your MJ on folks! Cause not one but TWO Michael Jackson tribute parties are going down tonight and then one in Brooklyn w/ Keistar productions (of "MJ vs Prince", & Stevie Wonder party fame) on Saturday night! So if you're still missing Mike then moonwalk yo ass to one of these functions that will be Pepsi and Jherri Curl juice FREE! BTW* leave the zipper jackets at HOME! It's WAY too hot for them s#&@s right now!

Friday, June 25th
The FREEDOM PARTY est 2003
A Special Tribute to the late great Michael Jackson.
@ LE POISSON ROUGE : 158 bleeker st between Thompson & Sullivan NYC
music by
spinning all the finest MJ had to share with the world
11pm until the madness ends
ladies free before 12 $10 after / gentlemen $10 until 2am when you mention

Sat.June 26th
The BK Studio Lofts
-525 Waverly Avenue
Admission $20 (w) Advanced Tickets More At The Door
21 & Over, ID Required

Tickets Available Now At:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

"Flashing Lights" -Paparazzi Pics (Pt.206)

Hey did you get a chance to stop through to that G-Shock event that took place at the Bowery Hotel this Tuesday? Well if you didn't then you missed on seeing one of the most fashionable attended events I've seen in a minute! Funny thing about it is that I'd damn near almost missed it myself! Yeah even though I got back TWO RSVP confirmations, I was still was hesitant about trooping out in that down pour of rain. I slapped myself in the face and gave myself the pep talk like "Ni**a just go! It's an early event. You'll be home in no time flat!" And with that said, I was off into the cold damp night. Wanna here some crazy $#*t? Ok, so I get there say about 8:30, no long guest list line at all, and I'm standing off to the side waiting for my boy Carlito (who NEVER owned a cell phone in LIFE btw!) to show up. Funny thing, I do admit looking down at my phone at one point, as if he was REALLY gonna call. Anyways, as I was saying. I waiting by the entrance to get in, when this long big black SUV pulls up to the curb, and out jumps rapper Bun B! He walks over gives me a pound (as if he knew ME), and asks was I good on the list! As if to say "Dude I got YOU! Just slide in with me if you got problems." Or maybe I'm just over thinking the situation...maybe. But I was not about to be on no groupie shit "riding the Bun" (pause, no non-hetrosexual). I politely said "Nah, good looks, but I'm good. I'm just waiting for my boy." Hey just maybe he THOUGHT I was someone he knew, who knows? So now back to the event. Which was actually for those socialite twins (Dee & Ricky) that design with all that Lego stuff that it was for. To promote a G-Shock watch "designed" by them. Which I wasn't feeling to keep it 100 wit cha. But suffice to say, the event was a smash! Kudos to the open bar & the beautiful people. Here's the pictures I took, go look see.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"Summer Madness" -the Block Association & Other's Event Calendar

Ok, so by now you SHOULD have heard about the FREE concert Common is doing in Ft. Greene park this Saturday (June 26th) w/ the after party hosted by himself & the Block Association correct?! If this a NO for you then here's the full info AGAIN!

Saturday June 26th
2nd Annual Ft Greene Festival
Feat. Common, w/SouLive, Karen Wheeler (Soul II Soul), Zap Mama & more, live on stage!
Hosted by Malik Yoba w/ Rosie Perez
Happening in Fort Greene Park
12pm- 10pm
FREE! Admission
The Ahfficial/Official After Party
hosted by the Block Association and Common
at the Irondale (85 S. Oxford St near Hanson & Atlantic)
$10 cover w/ Ft.Greene Festival flyer
$15 w/o
10pm til late
Brought to you by I See Promotions LLC
in association w/ Ajile L Turner Scholarship Fund

Then at the SAME time (June 26th) @ Commodore Barry Park (Flushing Ave & N Elliot) the Afro-Punk Festival kicks off from 1pm-9pm with the musical acts: Bad Brains, P.O.S, God Forbid, Ninjasonik, The 54, Cipher, Game Rebellion, The Bots, Belikos, Activator, DJ MU$A, DJ D://BOI.
Followed that Sun. (June 27th) from the hrs. of 1pm-9pm taking the stage the line up will be: Mos Def, 24-7 Spyz, J*DaVeY, The Cool Kids, Martin Luther, K-OS, The Memorials, Bad Rabbits, Galaxy of Tar, DJ Lindsey, DJ MU$A, DJ D://BOI. Friday is FREE! Sat. & Sun. (no wife-ing in the park give me ) $20

Are you still with me? Good cause here's where things heat up!
Saturday (July 3rd) Target continues their 1st Saturday series by opening the exhibit "Warhol: the Last Decade" in tribute to the artist/pop icon's last ten years painting. But what's cool is the Block Association will be turning back time too with 80's Pop, Hip-Hop, and R&B for their dance party behind the Brooklyn Museum (weather permitting) hosted by Society HAE. FREE! THEN right after that there'll be an after party 10pm-4am @ Jelani Lougne (on Waverly near Fulton St.) $5 ladies $10 guys ALL night long!
Now don't drink TOO much, cause you'll need to rest your liver for the Block Assoc-
's "BK All Day!"
block party down in Dumbo! Yep! From 3pm-8pm the Block will be taking over Dumbo near the water front right in front of the No.1 Front St. venue! Come and here guest DJs ( BingNotty, Pot, Sakir, Jasmine Solano, Will Gates, Melo-X & Dj Goldfinger) spin sets each hr till the Macy's fireworks show goes off viewable for our location. Betwn those hrs you can come down to pick your complimentary arm band (if you've RSVP'ed to: theBlockRSVP@gmail.com) to get into the Block's Anniversary after party, FREE till 12am w/arm band, $10 after. $10 w/out till 12am $20 (or more) after 12am. This will be at the SAME location (No.1 Front St.) from 10pm-4am. NO work Monday! Just Added *SPECIAL GUEST DJS* DJ Sakir, DJ Pot, DJ Jasime Solano, DJ Melo-X, DJ Will Gates, & DJ Goldfinger!

Speaking of Dumbo, This Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has gotten legs of it's own too taking place again this year. This time they've stretched it out for a WHOLE week! Starting Mon. July 5th (till July 10th), this years festival's new week long format features a showcase of independent local, national and international talent, panels, film, theater, and of course Main Day performances, and the Family Day Block Party. De La Soul will close the show so...FIRE!

Now let's jump ahead to Sunday (date TBA) and prepare to be WOWED by the massive turn out for MIH's Annual "Heatwave BBQ" (10.0) once again in Prospect Park! Free food and drinks while supplies last. And plenty of good times to be had! This is ALWAYS a major staple of the Summer for the last TEN (!) yrs. strong and this one is building up to be the BIGGEST one yet to celebrate a decade!

Sunday July (date TBA)
"Heatwave 10.0
" -10th year
Prospect Park (enter at the Grand Army Plaza entrance)

"Come Follow Me Into The Matrix"