This Sunday at 3 p.m. at Central Park's Summerstage, Hip-Hop's 2nd oldest annual institution the Rock Steady Anniversary returns to New York. Not only does this mark the breaker/MC/DJ/etc. collective'sÂ 36th year together, but 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the annual free outdoor jam that's att ... More >>
Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Talib Kweli is gearing up to release his fifth solo album, Prisoner of Consciousness, on May 7th. The project features collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Curren ... More >>
Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Sadat X notched his place in hip-hop history as part of the Brand Nubian crew who coined the tail-end golden-era classic One For All. Since then he's also droppe ... More >>
Snaggapuss ingratiated himself to the early-'90s New York City rap scene through a series of guest verses recited in a tone resembling Hanna-Barbera's pink cartoon lion Snagglepuss. As part of mixtape master Doo-Wop's Bounce Squad, Snagga was prepped to emerge as the break-out solo artist of the bun ... More >>
Here are the best concerts to check out around the city this weekend, in no particular order.
Rebel Diaz and friends host the first South by South Bronx
Though artists like Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye and Baby Huey spoke on police corruption, it wasn't until the dawn of the rap era that the message in the music began to convey the anger and frustration of people who had been systematically disenfranchised and brutalized since the United States was ... More >>
In honor of today being 4/20every smoker's favorite day of the yearSOTC has compiled the 25 Best Rap Songs relating to weed. Though some may be more about bud than others, all are guaranteed to make your high all the more enjoyable. Be forewarned, though... this list doesn't have any h ... More >>
He's trying with True Wine Connoisseurs, YouTube's most entertaining wine-themed rap show
This week in the Voice, it's the Comics Issue! Be sure to pick up a hard copy so you can fully appreciate all the vibrant illustrations and art, including an animated Robert Sietsema food review and Michael Musto's column as a cartoon. Just look at that cover; look at it! It's a piece of geni ... More >>
This week in the Village Voice: It's the comics issue! We're celebrating by having Ben Westhoff talk about wine with Sadat X, host of YouTube's premier hip-hop-and-wine show True Wine Connoisseurs, and giving Greg Tate the opportunity to dissect Marsha Ambrosius' slightly Stepfordized new alb ... More >>
The weekend starts early, as we're desperately trying to take advantage of the pleasant weather and gallivant around the city by foot. Start your Thursday night off at Sway for the relatively new Reality Bites throwdown -- yes, a reference to the '90s film classic. (Note: We're basically will ... More >>
Recession-proof shopping for vintage-gear geeks!
An uncouth Long Island rapper battles labels, homelessness, and (maybe) STDs
Talking strippers, lies, and aging with the daisy-fied Juggaknots
How the Miramax of Music Soundbombed