Salaam Remi

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Five Great Nas Songs You May Have Missed

    Tonight, hip-hop legend Nas will be sitting down with Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony Decurtis at the 92Y for a discussion on his lengthy, important and influential career. For over 20 years, Nas, with his innovative writing style and signature delivery, has contributed some of the most ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    The Nine Best Concerts In New York This Week

    These are the best concerts in New York this week, in no particular order.

  • Voice Choices

    January 2, 2013

    Beats, Rhymes, Life

    Nas sits down for a chat

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Amy Winehouse's Top Ten Hip-Hop Collaborations

    ​Rappers loved Amy Winehouse. The British warbler might not have collaborated with rap chaps to the extent that Mary J Blige has, but when she passed away earlier this year she did so leaving behind a discernible trail of hip-hop goodies. And the songs suggest there was a genuine bond and shar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Live: Salaam Remi Immortalizes Amy Winehouse With Lioness: Hidden Treasures

    by Kathy Iandoli ​Amy Winehouse (Lioness: Hidden Treasures listening session) Quad Recording Studios Wednesday, November 16 Better than: Thinking Back to Black was Amy's final opus. Amy Winehouse's career was punctuated with demons that detracted from her music, while simultaneously contri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    The Amy Winehouse/Nas Collaboration "Like Smoke" Has Leaked

    ​The posthumous collection of previously unreleased Amy Winehouse tracks Lioness: Hidden Treasures comes out next month, and today "Like Smoke"&0151;a track where Nas rhymes and Winehouse sings over a crisp, Salaam Remi-produced beat—premiered on Hot 97. The musical bed is apparently fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Pitbull And Nas: Where They Are Now

    by Ian Cohen Timothy Saccenti ​ This week's Voice takes a look at how Pitbull rode a bullish multimedia campaign to a level of chart success and celebrity that far exceeds what he accomplished during reggaeton's heyday. It's every bit as heartening as it is surprising. When you consider the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Nas And Kanye West Leak Tracks, Lead The Pack (Again)

    "Queensbridge, y'all ready to see Nasty Nas?" Thus begins Nas' "Nasty," a return to form that justifies the answer to that question always being "Yes, duh!" With rugged, street-level bars about the finer things in life and being better than other rappers that recall his legendary post-Jay-Z battle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Mike Tyson's Top Ten Rap Cameos

    ​Reggie Rock Bythewood's One Night in Vegas, airing on ESPN tonight as part of the network's "30 for 30" documentary series, shines a light on the little known friendship and many parallels between tortured souls Mike Tyson and Tupac Shakur. The title of Bythewood's documentary is a reference ... More >>

  • Music

    December 31, 2002
  • Music

    September 19, 2000

    Dancehall Daze

    Toasters Catch Fire, Burn Down Wall

  • Music

    September 15, 1998