Kool Herc's Birthday/Sutra; Normalized Dance Night/Niagara Bar Thursday, April 26 Better than: Reading about how NYC's nightlife is dead. Last month, in the spirit of March Madness, SOTC created a tournament with the aim of crowning the quintessential New York musician. Popularly dubbed the Godfat ... More >>
Back in the early '90s, the DJs Rob Swift and Roc Raida would take the subway to each other's cribs and engage in seven-hour practice sessions. Raida's apartment, up in Harlem, was decorated with posters of rap acts Ice Cube, Kid 'N' Play and MC Lyte; Swift's bedroom in Queens showcased inspirationa ... More >>
What the King of Pop left behind, and what he took with him
DJ Scratch, doing the classics, to robust crowd approval. Pics by Puja Patel, more below. Roc Raida Tribute B.B. King's Thurday, October 22 The line outside B.B. King's last night for the Roc Raida tribute--celebrating the beloved turntable king who died September 19--took up half an ... More >>
-- Kanye West did not manage to appear at last night's BET Awards, despite being nominated for nine awards. Is this news? More so, apparently, than any of the awards themselves, which went to some people, who rap. Allegedly. Meanwhile, Hip Hop Wired comes through with the bold theory that Yee ... More >>
CMJ released the final lineup to the 2009 edition of the annual trial that is their festival. Since last we checked in--back when they announced the very metal additions of Pig Destroyer and, wow, Eyehategod--YACHT, Ted Leo, Hercules and Love Affair, Kyp Malone's Rain Machine, and token rap s ... More >>
Busta Rhymes and Ron Browz B.B. King Blues Club March 10 Star power does funny things to your eyes. Take last night's Busta Rhymes/Ron Browz show at B.B. King, for instance. I mistook Kool Herc for Grey's Anatomy's Dr. Richard Webber--an honest mistake considering that the four elements of hip-ho ... More >>
Two New York rappers dreamed of stardom. MF Doom got it. MF Grimm didn't.