Tag Archives: Chris Blackwell

A Corrosively Hilarious New Spoken-Word Album from Anthony Haden-Guest

Source: New York Music Daily

Back in the early 80s, legendary journalist and gadfly Anthony Haden-Guest ran into Island Records honcho Chris Blackwell at a party in Cannes. Haden-Guest asserted that the hip-hop fad, as he called it, had run its course. That opinion might have been colored by having missed the opportunity to run up to the South Bronx with his buddy Malcolm McLaren to witness the birth of what McLaren called “scratch.”

Whatever the case, Blackwell’s response was, “Anthony, you are absolutely mad.” Thirty-five years later, Haden-Guest has released his debut hip-hop song,.“I always assumed you had to be in a studio up ...

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OZY Fusion Fest coming to Central Park w/ Wyclef, Andra Day, ‘Broad City,’ more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The fest “is an intersection of thought, food and music, shopping and will feature icons, entertainers, tech innovators and thought leaders.” It happens at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park the same weekend as Panorama. The lineup also includes Bill Gates.

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