Tag Archives: Hip-Hop

Miss Eaves brings Brooklyn’s protest hip hop to SXSW + plays Silent Barn tomorrow (02.14)

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Miss Eaves brings Brooklyn's protest hip hop to SXSW + plays Silent Barn tomorrow (02.14)
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Brooklyn Multimedia artist Miss Eaves is Feminasty as she wanna be.  She says what she wants and, doing her own design and video directing, she gets what she wants.  Since her Feminasty album dropped last year, she’s been fomenting her assault on the mainstream.  With nods from HuffPo and Glamour, she’s got a strong start.  Her throwback ...

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Epic hype tracks from Baltimore’s Hunit Stackz

Source: The Deli Magazine

Epic hype tracks from Baltimore's Hunit Stackz
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This album is some serious boxing entrance music. Synth brass, synth strings, and synth choir over 808s combined magnificently with copious Dragonball Z references set the stage for an epic confrontation between Hunit Stackz and his arch nemesis: mumblecore rappers. By about a minute through the album’s opening track, you almost feel sorry for the rappers ...

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Producer Elbows plays Baby’s All Right on 01.31 to release Sycamore EP

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Producer Elbows plays Baby's All Right on 01.31 to release Sycamore EP
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Brooklyn-based electronic producer Max Schieble, also known as Elbows, blends a handful of genres into his work, creating his signature, rich hip hop and jazz-infused backing tracks. He’ll release more of that sound on his upcoming Sycamore EP, his sophomore record, which he compiled from recording sessions in both New York and San Francisco. The songs on Sycamore ...

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QuazztheKid, SKYES, and Michael Mayo Play Revolution #23 on 01.27

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QuazztheKid, SKYES, and Michael Mayo Play Revolution #23 on 01.27
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This Saturday on January 27th at 10:00 PM, National Sawdust will be hosting the 23rd installment of their emerging artists spotlight series "The Revolution." As with every month, the event will feature live performances from three forward-thinking and boundary-pushing NYC-based artists representing three different genres. The artists being highlighted this month are rapper and saxophonist QuazztheKid, who ...

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“Cocaine Rockstar” from Pretty Blackkk

Source: The Deli Magazine

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 “Please pray before watching” is the disclaimer at the beginning of the music video for “Cocaine Rockstar”, released by rapper Pretty Blackkk. Super-slick flow and some clever rhymes make this track stand out from the crowd. The video itself is quite entertaining, featuring Mr. Blackkk on some sort of drugged out trip through the wilderness with ...

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Record of the Month: Standing on the Corner

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Record of the Month: Standing on the Corner
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It’s hard to place a firm finger on Standing on the Corner’s latest album, a 60 minute, two-track release entitled Red Burns, but the record – which opens with warm crackling, synth-y harp strums, and omnipotent narration treated with the kind of vocal distortion that sounds as if your cassette’s brown tapes have melted ...

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Don’t miss Deca’s edgy pop at Elsewhere tomorrow (12.23)

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Don't miss Deca's edgy pop at Elsewhere tomorrow (12.23)
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Feeling stuck? Headphones got you down? Nodding off-beat and tapping your toes more out of impatience for something dope rather than in celebration of its presence? Deca provides The Way Through. He’s no newbie. He’s been carpetbagging scenes and dropping albums from Denver to LA before setting up his camp here in NYC. Now he’s manifesting his ...

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Revolution #22 returns tomorrow with Soul Science Lab, Meridian Lights, The Experi3nce

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Revolution #22 returns tomorrow with Soul Science Lab, Meridian Lights, The Experi3nce
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Tomorrow’s 22nd installment of The Revolution, a Deli-sponsored monthly showcase highlighting the best emerging local artists with a particular focus on Soul, Hip Hop and Funk, will deliver a lineup that’s bound to lift souls. Yes, because soul is the common thread found in the three acts performing in the stylish white room of Williamsburg’s National Sawdust.

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Xenia Rubinos, Sammus and Olga Bell release collaborative track

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Xenia Rubinos, Sammus and Olga Bell release collaborative track
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Strange and wonderful things can happen when three talented artists from completely different musical backgrounds join creative forces. One of these "things" is Levitating (streaming below), a mostly hip hop track that merges Sammus‘ rhymes with Olga Bell‘s European flavored electronic production and Xenia Rubinos Hispanic music influences. Born from an instrumental penned by Bell, ...

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Blockhead’s heady hip-hop headlines Elsewhere 12.22

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Blockhead’s heady hip-hop headlines Elsewhere 12.22
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Production is a craft, and Blockhead does it with restraint and delicacy. His earlier work with rap great Aesop Rock proved his talent for beats and hooks, but his more recent solo efforts have shown him capable of unexpected and unusual twists. Instrumental hip-hop demands a high caliber of production and Blockhead’s taste for off-beat samples and ruminating ...

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Sample the indie NYC Hip Hop talent with “LNYCHPIN”

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Sample the indie NYC Hip Hop talent with
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The Iron Chef of Brooklyn-based producers Willie Green and Rapper/Karma Kids labelhead Lt. Headtrip have curated a Michelin worthy taste of NYC’s independent rap scene.  The combination of the seven producers and 16 MCs involved in this project creates a flavor both familiar and fantastically new.  It’s savory like a burger with a steak on top of it ...

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Brooklyn rapper Josh The Word drops video for new single “Fall in”

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Brooklyn rapper Josh The Word drops video for new single “Fall in”
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Brooklyn rapper Josh the Word pushes forward through the seasons with sharp lyrical delivery and smooth soul vocals.  His new EP “Psyched Out” is emblematic of that New York sound that has been made popular with everyone from J57 to Junk Science.  It’s boom bap with equal parts earnest candor and quirky imagery.  In another beautiful ...

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Queens’ Rapper Big Breakfast unveils new video + plays The Kingsland on 11.04

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Queens' Rapper Big Breakfast unveils new video + plays The Kingsland on 11.04
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Queens’ Big Breakfast, repping Brooklyn micro-label Smoker’s Cough, flips flows tight as He-Man’s loincloth.  He’s definitely a rapper’s rapper.  His punchlines are clever, but they hinge more on the rhyme scheme than on mainstream references.  This puts him in the realm of DOOM and Breeze Brewin, which is great if you really love dynamic lyricism.  ...

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Hardwork Movement: Doing It For The People

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The hardworking guys and gals of Hardwork Movement continue to shine and grind. It’s been a busy summer for this hip-hop super-band. They rocked the stages at festivals like Firefly and the XPoNential Music Fest, opened for a few guys in a rap group called “Wu-Tang” and was a part of the Spruce Street Harbor […]Hardwork Movement: Doing It For The People

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Wiki releases new album ‘No Mountains In Manhattan’

Wiki releases new album 'No Mountains In Manhattan'

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We’re finally at that point in our relationship with Wiki that he’s starting to let us in.  Where in Ratking, he and Hak bewitched us with visceral depictions of graffiti and skateboarding life from Harlem to Coney, now he’s solo and waxing philosophic.  In No Mountains in Manhattan, Wiki tells us how he really feels about everything from publicists to systemic racism.  He’s never preachy, and his flow is that perfect meld of NYC street style and afro-futurism.  The premier video “Mayor” shows him campaigning the streets dispersing “WIKI for Mayor” stickers while he asserts his indelible connection to his NYC fam.  Whether he wins against the incumbent or not, he certainly reigns supreme over the world he creates for us with his expert rhymes.

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Ninjasonik brings electro-hip-hop to Brooklyn Bazaar, 09.03

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Ninjasonik brings electro-hip-hop to Brooklyn Bazaar, 09.03
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Ninjasonik is one of those rare musical "variety packs" that actually work. Pressing play is grabbing out of the hat, bringing surprising variations of hip hop, punk, pop. Their experimentation is defiant but, most importantly, it’s fun.

Ninjasonik’s flows offer meta-reflections of the genres they borrow from, adding a surprisingly intellectual element to their catchy beats. Ninjasonik’s particular ...

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Saturday 08.26 – The Revolution VOL. 18, ft. Valerie Orth, Khemestry & The Odd Hawk Orchestra

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Saturday 08.26 - The Revolution VOL. 18, ft. Valerie Orth, Khemestry & The Odd Hawk Orchestra
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On August 26th, the artist-run venue National Sawdust in Brooklyn will be hosting the 18th installment of the monthly Revolution series—an event dedicated to fostering community by showcasing local performers from Brooklyn and Harlem. The three artists chosen to represent their respective genres this month are Valerie Orth, The Odd Hawk Orchestra, and Khemestry and The ...

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Akinyemi releases first single “dust calling” off upcoming “summers” EP

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Akinyemi releases first single
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Upcoming artists face a myriad of challenges in the scramble for purchase in the music landscape. As if making honest art that resonates with diverse audiences wasn’t arduous enough, then there’s marketing, networking, selling oneself without selling oneself out, balancing one’s family’s expectations as they stack up upon your shoulders, and the feeling of dust building up on ...

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NY rapper Crimdella drops new video “On Me.”

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NY rapper Crimdella drops new video “On Me.”
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Crimdella (aka the Black Zeus) tightens up the frame in his new video. For a song where he throws shade on the shade throwers, it’s appropriate that the video paints the world in strange hues. We don’t always understand why people do what they do, and the conversations initiated to help extricate folks from their miasma of drama ...

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The Revolution Vol. 17: Cross Culture, Beccs and Bridget Perez at National Sawdust on 07.29

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The Revolution Vol. 17: Cross Culture, Beccs and Bridget Perez at National Sawdust on 07.29
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Brooklyn non-profit venue National Sawdust is hosting The Revolution Vol. 17 on July 29th, a monthly installment in an ongoing performance series sponsored by The Deli. The Revolution is a showcase of Brooklyn and Harlem-based performers who advocate for community empowerment, change and activism through the arts. Featured this month are the hip-hop/soul powerhouse Cross Culture, ...

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Quincy Vidal Bring the Real Brooklyn to Lincoln Center

Source: New York Music Daily

“One of my favorite bands in New York City,” Lincoln Center’s Viviana Benitez said succinctly, introducing Quincy Vidal’s rambunctious debut there last night . Then she let the Brooklyn hip-hop band’s lyrics speak for themselves.

“When we first got this gig, the first question I asked was, do they know who they booked?” co-leader and rapper Le’Asha Julius grinned. “Do they know the shit we talk about?” Obviously yes: this isn’t your grandfather’s Lincoln Center anymore and hasn’t been for awhile.

Backed by a tight, woozily funky four-piece band: Telecaster, multi-keys, bass and drums – Julius and her lyrical ...

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Pool Cosby plays Bowery Electric 07.20

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Pool Cosby plays Bowery Electric 07.20
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Electronic trio Pool Cosby recently released their LP, Blind Gold, a record that’s at once soulful and… brainful. With its dynamic layer of samples and live instruments accompanying the electronic experimentation, the album showcases a symbiotic relation between ambient, chillwave leanings, and a hip-hop based style. The LP also includes an intriguing selection of featured ...

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