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Death Cab For Cutie is stopping in the city for the second time during their tour in promotion of their most recent album Narrow Stairs, which in my opinion is 10x better than their 2005 release Plans, which is essentially a single droning song for about an hour. In comparison Narrow Stairs, has a much darker and heavier feel than any of their previous albums, relying strongly on the use of a low bass and heavy piano sound. They will be performing in South Jersey on October 5th at The House of Blues in Atlantic City, and also performing in the city a day later at Radio City Music Hall. Tickets are running about $40-50 depending on seating.
Weezer is currently touring in promotion of The Red Album, their first good album since their 1996 release Pinkerton, widely regarded as their best album and a great influence on modern emo music. Appropriately they have tagged two modern, relatively emo acts to tour with them: Angels & Airwaves and Tokyo Police Club. They will be hitting Madison Square Garden on September 24. Tickets will probably be pretty expensive, assuming they have yet to sell out.
And for all you true indie fans who have any understanding of music history, three classic bands will be doing two (and only two) shows together on September 25 and 26, a Thursday and Friday. These three bands are Meat Puppets (Nirvana’s almost sole influence), Dinosaur Jr. (One of the biggest influences on modern alternative music and all of modern rock songwriting) and Built To Spill (Early 90′s indie band) performing their true adventure into jam music, Perfect From Now On. Tickets are $30 or $40 but sadly the Friday is already sold out so rush to get tickets for Thursday, this is a once in a lifetime chance.
Cincinnati Bengals receiver has legally changed his name to Chad Javon Ocho Cinco in Broward County, Fla., a switch that became official this week, according to several media reports. Johnson, who lives in Miami, didn’t return a message left on his cell phone Friday night.
This is pushing it for me with the whole Chad Johnson Chad Ocho Cinco attention Stunts. This is by far the stupidest thing I have seen in years. But hey… if he performs, who cares?
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Filed under: Music | Tags: brother ali, free way, hip hop, jake one, new music, roc, rocafella, the truth
This beat is basically on that “late 90′s/early 2000′s” dopeness. Produced by Jake-one, this track is pretty good, try it out…let us know what you think.
Both Free and Ali drop some relatively ill rhymes, except I’m not feeling Brother Ali’s sing-song spitting…
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Gym Class Heroes are a band I see written about a lot on Hypekillaz
and currently they are touring with the most random band I can think of, The Roots. How these two bands ended up touring together is way beyond me, but they are both notorious for putting on great live shows. They will be rolling around the City on October 28th, a Tuesday, at the Roseland Ballroom, tickets are running about $50. But if you really want a GREAT experience, and are willing to go on a long car ride for it they are playing on Halloween at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, which is conveniently on a Friday this year and tickets are $5-10 dollars cheaper.
The other big tour is Wu-Tang veteran, Method Man, touring with his local Brick City protege, Redman. The two recently performed as a single act at Rock The Bells in June and July and are now touring as a duo separately as well. They will be playing Nokia Theater Times Square on Friday, October 17 which I would strongly recommend purchasing tickets to. This venue is small so there is no way you won’t be close to the stage, as well being the best acoustically designed venue in the city I have seen a show at yet, meaning it will sound the best. Tickets are cheaper than The Roots at only $40.
Heres another model from Nike in a Olympic colorway. These are the Air Force 180 Olympics, in white/navy/metallic silver/team red. Pick them up at LTD Online.
Filed under: Fashion | Tags: beanie, fitted, fuzzy ball hats, hat, headwear, supreme
Here’s a look at the fitteds and beanies and all the other ish Supreme is realeasing for Fall/Winter 08. When Supreme NY opens back up in the end of October, you can get them there yourself. There are ALOT of options too.
WOW. Some Mike Tyson samples, and Weezy’s usual…
Filed under: Music | Tags: conscious hip hop, hip hop, mims, new music, Pharell, therapy
Maybe its just Pharell’s production, but I’m feeling “Therapy” by Mims. Way different than “this is why I’m hot”. Take a listen, chorus is fire. I think I can hear some conscious rapping in there, I’m not sure…you decide.
Filed under: Music | Tags: gemstones, hip hop, i know why, lupe fiasco, new hip hop, new music
Lupe Fiasco coming with some more tracks. This one is dubbed “I know Why” -Featuring his sidekick GemStones who dropped a decent mixtape a while back. Lupe is honestly one of my favorite rappers out now, and its good to see new stuff being put out regularly.
Filed under: Music | Tags: B. Lloyd, Bobby Valentino, Damn he shoulda stayed with the redskins, NFL
Honestly when I hear tracks by athletes, I shy away, for obvious reasons. Who can forget Kobe, Shaq, and of course Ron. But when Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Lloyd gets on the mic, it’s a different experience. He has flow, talks about his life, and that combined makes a decent track. All Mine is a smooth track, thats incredibly likable. Bobby Valentino’s voice goes perfectly on the track, and I can only image after Brandon’s playing career is over, he turns to the music industry.
ps. He goes by B. Lloyd
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Some unreleased goodness from Mos Def
Filed under: Music, Politics | Tags: Denver, dnc, Flobots, Iraq Veterans Against The War, Live Music, MC5, Rage Against The Machine, The Coup
On August 27th (Wednesday) a protest concert was staged outside the D.N.C. in support of Iraq Veterans Against the War. It started as a 2-mile march across Denver to the Pepsi Center. A mass of what was said to be between 4,500 to 6,000 people gathered outside the Pepsi Center, and refused to stand in what was designated as the protest zone, dubbed the Freedom Cage. Most of the protesters just relaxed, smoking weed and playing dice. Performers included Flobots, The Coup and Rage Against the Machine, who for the first time in their career, played a show which didn’t involve the audience going into a violent frenzy. Among the highlights of the day were RATM breaking into their MC5 cover “Kick Out the Jams” with assistance from MC5 guitarist himself, Wayne Kramer, dressed in all white with an American Flag painted guitar.
After all the time, rapper Chamillionaire has released Mixtape Messiah 4. It’s great…Tracklist After the Jump..
“America, we cannot turn back. Not with so much work to be done. Not with so many children to educate, and so many veterans to care for. Not with an economy to fix and cities to rebuild and farms to save. Not with so many families to protect and so many lives to mend. America, we cannot turn back. We cannot walk alone. At this moment, in this election, we must pledge once more to march into the future. Let us keep that promise – that American promise – and in the words of Scripture hold firmly, without wavering, to the hope that we confess. Thank you, God Bless you, and and God Bless the United States of America.”
Not to be corny, not to be cliche, and not to be cool: Senator Barack Obama’s speech was more than a mere oratory. It was a symbol of hope, a symphony of change, it was a call to action. It was a helping hand to those in need, and a threat to McCain and Republicans. When Senator Obama took the stage, the crowd erupted. However, Obama quieted them down and got down to business.
It is [The American] promise that has always set this country apart – that through hard work and sacrifice, each of us can pursue our individual dreams but still come together as one American family, to ensure that the next generation can pursue their dreams as well.”
Filed under: Music, Politics | Tags: al gore, Democratic Convention, dnc 08, election, lets go, obama, stevie wonder
Ok So I’m gonna try to get everything out before Obama speaks. Bill Richardson did a great job warming up the crowd, and rousing up latinos all around the country. Stevie Wonder came out, and he wasn’t exactly on point. However, When he broke out in to “Sign, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” My confidence in his long-lasting swag…was completely restored. “Livin’ For The City” would be a great theme for this campaign, so why not play that while Democrat-ing.
Anyways, Gore is speaking as I type. So let me get at that right quick. I will post again after Obama’s speech.
“McCain and Bush: Same old policies. I’m in to recycling…But this is ridiculous”
–Al Gore (paraphrased)
Filed under: Fashion | Tags: Blackness, Democratic Convention, McCain, NUTS ON YO BACK FOOL!!, obama, President
Seeing how everyone else is focusing on the convention right now, heres a different aspect of support for Obama. This here is The O-Face T-Shirt, by UNDRCRWN. It was originally being sold at a Denver boutique, but you can now get it at UNDRCRWN online. Depicted is Obama dunking on McCain.
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New rendition from the “Rap Magic” freestyle…This is Dopetastic. Supernatural never fails to amaze.
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The eccentric political rapper, is touring to showcase his new album Murs For President. The tracks I have heard from it so far are some of the most original music I have heard released in the last couple years, then again Murs is one of the most original rappers out right now.
The first hit track from the new album is called “Better Than The Best” and uses a sample from the famous Motown group, The Temptations’ famous track “Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch”. You can get the track here. Until the new record releases you can check out his 2006 record with 9th Wonder called Murray’s Revenge.
In any case Murs will be hitting New York City’s Bowery Ballroom at 156 Ludlow Street on October 29. The downside is it is 16+ but I don’t think they can card you as a minor so all you little kids can probably get in anyway. Tickets are running about $18 and it is definitely not sold out so get tickets while you can. Buy your tickets here.
Filed under: Politics | Tags: 2008, Barack Obama, bill clinton, clinton, dave chapelle, dnc, election, hypekillaz, obama 08
Last night, two presidents graced the stage at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. The first was former President Bill Clinton. Clinton’s speech was honest and supportive of Obama. Bill apparently still has the heart of the party, because the crowd didn’t sit down for a good five minutes before his speech. His support of Obama may have even been more effective than his wife’s was. I thought I’d throw in a little Chappelle for some laughs.
Next was Joe Biden. Biden hit the stage with a lot of applause, but nothing close to Clintons welcome. Biden’s speech I feel was solid, but it was the weakest of all of the main speeches of the convention. He spoke to all of the things that were said before, and had some inspiring stories about his childhood. He did his job of solidifying Obama’s American story. Luckily, Biden had a secret weapon to win the crowd over. Check the video. Remember when I said that 2 presidents graced the stage, well here’s the second.
WATCH OUT FOR THE LAST DAY OF THE DNC, OBAMA IS SPEAKING TONIGHT
Tracks After Jump…. (more…)
This is Dexter, I am gonna be posting about upcoming shows in the NY/NJ area so keep a lookout.
For the mean time, some ill hip-hop shows coming up in the next couple months.
First off, GZA has been touring his album, Liquid Swords, ever since it first came out back in 1995. I can’t say I blame him, the album is a classic and for anyone who hasn’t gotten it buy that shit now. He is coming around to New York for the third or fourth time in less than two years. He’ll be coming around to The Fillmore at Irving Plaza on Friday, September 12 and I don’t think it’s sold out yet. You can get the tickets at http://www.ticketmaster.com
In other news Shwayze is touring with Tyga and will be hitting the city
at The Blender Theater on October 8th. You can also catch them mad far south a day later at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park.
And for all you Montclair cats with mad loose parents Asher Roth is playing in the city the day before school starts, on September 3rd at some place I never heard of called S.O.B.’s.
Some Gym class goodness. This is not off their upcoming album The Quilt. Possibly on an EP?
WOAH. This is kinda funny. This is like Kobe Beef meets Ponderosa steak. The hip hop legend that is KRS-One and the new school prodigy Soulja Boy talk with Rap city.They touch up on the Ice-T/ Soulja Boy beef, and KRS speaks on the issues and troubles of hip hop today. Soulja Boy seems a little uncomfortable but still does a a good job.CLASSIC.
Filed under: Music | Tags: acapella, Asher Roth, cannon, hip hop, hypekillaz, live, mos def, vegas
Asher Roth perfors his “Cannon” Track, and Mos Def spitting like he does…
Filed under: Music | Tags: announcement, Common, hip hop, hot shit, hypekillaz, new music video, Pharell
Some good looking ladies in this one.
Reminds me of the video for A-Ha’s “Take On me”(Throwbackalicous)