Thank you to everyone who has supported and made 2018 amazing. Strong people build stronger families for even stronger communities! Glad I could be a part of so many great events and causes this year. Love y’all and wouldn’t change a thing.
Energy is important… and sometimes we use energy the wrong way.
It takes a WHOLE LOT of energy to complain.
So many distractions
Easy to conform
Out of habit
Peace of mind
is just meaning
In real time
Date: Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
Time: 7 pm
Location: Brooklyn Historical Society
Website: Eventbrite / Ticket Info
Celebrating the 25th year anniversary of their radio show, Stretch and Bobbito gifted a well-made hip-hop documentary that featured some of hip-hop’s favorite stars, pioneers and radio personalities to properly pay homage. Thanks to a strong Kickstarter campaign, it’s bringing back the nostalgia of the 90s– where hip-hop wasn’t about the love of money, but actually for the love of the culture. Tapes and turntables played a huge part of that timeline but it was Stretch and Bobbito’s dedication during 4-hour graveyard radio shifts that helped jumpstart many careers and gave their audience something to look forward to each week. In the 95-minute film, there’s many unreleased freestyles– including a nasty Notorious B.I.G. sixteen and a Big Pun verse that not even Joey Crack remembers hearing. Watching the film is a brilliant way to fall in love with hip-hop again and enjoy the city before it gets NYC “brick” outside. The documentary will be playing at the Brooklyn Historical Society and can be streamed online at anytime via Vimeo.
For more information go to: stretchandbobbito.com
As you enjoy the fruits of your labor today, I would like to celebrate with you through music. It’s only right that the theme music come from one of the hardest-working men in the music industry– Kendrick Lamar. He dropped his self-titled EP almost 6 years ago. With all of Kendrick’s success, the EP is now a slept on gem. If you’re hearing it for the first time, I hope you enjoy the always witty punchlines but most of all the thought-provoking messages that are presented. One song to definitely meditate on would be “Vanity Slaves”. Listen below.
On the smoother side, this week’s standout jam comes from Statik Selektah & friends. From the preview we’re getting, it seems like his upcoming album, ‘Lucky 7,’ will be a go. You can check for it July 7th and if you’re in NY, he’ll be previewing the album the day before at Santos Party House.
Overdoz. is a LA-based group that specializes in blending “groove” and “fun” into hip-hop. Their mixtapes Live For, Die For and Boom are definitely a breath of fresh air and their fan base is growing as a result. The RCA recording artists are now making a splash in the mainstream with their new song “Last Kiss”, tapping Pharrell Williams to provide production and some additional vocals. The behind the scenes footage of them making the track with Pharrell is worth checking out too. Enjoy!