Tag Archives: Hip-Hop

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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Hip Hop

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NYC

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

Source: Deli Magazine NY

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

Source: Deli Magazine NY

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

Source: Deli Magazine NY

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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Cross Culture
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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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Sean McVerry takes his blend of soul and indie-pop to Bowery Electric on 07.27

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Sean McVerry takes his blend of soul and indie-pop to Bowery Electric on 07.27
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Soul – Nu/Alt Soul
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NYC

New York’s Sean McVerry, who made our Best of NYC Emerging Artist Poll 2017, is a proverbial musical sponge. A skilled pianist and guitar player, McVerry incorporates elements of electronica, neo-soul and indie-pop to create a sound that’s shifting but always recognizable, thanks to his signature, soulful voice. On his 2016 EP, ...

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Saturday 06.24 – The Revolution 16, ft. Leala Cyr, Old Bliss, & Miyachi

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Saturday 06.24 - The Revolution 16, ft. Leala Cyr, Old Bliss, & Miyachi
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NYC

This Saturday marks the continuation of the Deli-sponsored Revolution series at the artist-led venue National Sawdust in Williamsburg. In honor of June being New York Music Month, the Mayor’s office will be funding all production costs, making this a free event! The 16th installment of the series will feature performances by Leala Cyr, Olu Bliss, and Miyachi.

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Edson Sean’s unveils ‘New Start” single, plays SOB’s on 06.21

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Edson Sean's unveils 'New Start

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Soul – Nu/Alt Soul

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Hip-hop soul artist Edson Sean blends live soul and jazz instrumentals with foundational hip-hop vocals. In his new single “New Start,” released last month, Sean and his band, The Experi3nce, takes a more soulful approach that references eclectic live instrumental hip hop artists like the Roots or the Fugees. Sean has garnered attention for his sentimental lyrics that often speak about the hardships of relationships, also a signature of his debut album The Pursuit of Magic, which was featured in regular rotation on VH1 Soul. The Brooklyn native will be playing the popular Sol Village at SOB’s on 06.21. –Tafari Lemma

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Crimeapple to bring chilling hip hop to SOB’s on 6/13

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Crimeapple to bring chilling hip hop to SOB's on 6/13
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Crimeapple’s unique brand of hip hop has the same kind of aftereffect as any horror movie worth its weight. Abhorrent and obtuse in the moment, it’s only after you’re done listening that his songs crystalize into clear and terrifying images. He enunciates his lines – a mix of torture accounts and pop culture referneces – slowly, so that they linger in the darkness of the ...

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Fly Anakin and Koncept Jack$on’s latest album is hip hop at its finest

Source: The Deli Magazine

Fly Anakin and Koncept Jack$on's latest album is hip hop at its finest
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Fly Anakin & Concept Jack$on
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Hip Hop
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Washington DC

From the moment the beat drops on the opening track, it’s clear that the style of Fly Anakin and Koncept Jack$on’s Chapel Hill is influenced more by pathos, anger, and crunchy weed than the plush leather sounds of blemish free top 40.  With a voice that seems uncannily similar to that of Brooklyn rapper AZ, Fly Anakin gives the opener a straight ahead, circa 1994 flow that dwells more on ...

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Buzz Alert: Deem Spencer goes from Don Pedro to Friday show at The Knit (06.09)

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Buzz Alert: Deem Spencer goes from Don Pedro to Friday show at The Knit (06.09)
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Deem Spencer
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Queens rapper Deem Spencer conveys a vibe both rare and compelling. Though the beats sometimes feel under-produced, his approach feels honest and similarly candid. Deem doesn’t rap so much as tell it how it is. He’s melodic and raw; in the single “soap” from his sunflower EP, he croons “If I cared about some money I’d be in college wasting it. Hate itself a sin and I hate sinnin.” It is juxtapositions like this ...

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Buzz Alert: Deem Spencer’s chill but self-aware hip hop at the Knit on 6.9

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Buzz Alert: Deem Spencer's chill but self-aware hip hop at the Knit on 6.9
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Don’t let the somewhat obscure song titles confuse you – deem spencer’s latest EP, "Sunflower," is Mellow with a capital M. From the laid-back atmospheric textures floating behind a hotel-piano-style arrangement in "fucked up flowers" to the flooring, self-aware rap in "soap," spencer’s tracks are vibe-y and musically interesting. He plays with subtlety in production and hones in on his low-key aesthetic, yet maintaining lyrical consciousness and flow. to hear deem spencer’s delightful, airy music live, head ...

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Lo-fi innocence makes Kaimbr’s “Share the Shelter” stand out

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Lo-fi innocence makes Kaimbr's
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Hip Hop
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Washington DC

“I’m coping” Kaimbr assures the listener on “Cora”, the first track of his latest full length release, Share the Shelter. Starting the album with a song dedicated to his mother, Kaimbr switches between conventional raps and a sense of lo-fi innocence on the album. Giving the album a real sense of concept are the retro, often melancholy samples, which add a nice touch of melodic material to the album, giving it a unique, tight ...

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Rapper Jimi Tents releases new ode to ‘Rick Rubin,’ plays Rough Trade on 5/23

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Rapper Jimi Tents releases new ode to 'Rick Rubin,' plays Rough Trade on 5/23
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Hip Hop
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In his freestyle track "Phone Down," BK rapper Jimi Tents asks the question, likely rhetorically, "Why every rapper fake deep, sell dope or got depression." Definitely a diss, this bar is also a signal of Tents’ intent to stand out in today’s hip-hop by returning to the genre’s roots, centering his music in clever lyricism delivered emphatically with 90’s golden-era swagger. And instead of offering something new on his newly released single, ...

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Brooklyn Juiceboxxx debuts big-beat fueled hip hop with ‘Freaking Out’ + plays Secret Project Robot on 05.24

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Brooklyn Juiceboxxx debuts big-beat fueled hip hop with 'Freaking Out' + plays Secret Project Robot on 05.24
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Juiceboxxx
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Hip Hop
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NYC

Music lovers who were sonically aware in the late ’90s and early aughts will find a lot to like in Juiceboxxx‘s debut single ‘Freaking Out’ (streaming). The tune somehow manages to incorporate in one single track some of the most mind blowing music of that era, from Beck’s quirky-yet-groovy production style to the punchy and synthetic big beat of The Chemical Brothers, while adopting a tense rapping style in part reminiscent of The Beastie ...

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Quirky genre-bending on Mike of Doom’s MICHAEL

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Quirky genre-bending on Mike of Doom's MICHAEL
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Hip Hop
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Washington DC

 

Irreverently quirky, with a slurred, seemingly codeine influenced flow, DMV producer Mike of Doom’s latest album, MICHAEL, is an amusing and at times semi-serious collection of songs about Mike’s life. The strongest element of this album is its genre bending. Mike of Doom explores everything from vaporwave to punk to trap without ever losing a sense of playfulness and confidence. The genre bending keeps the album fresh, and despite the ...

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Balkan Beat Box Bring Their Hottest Dancefloor Album Yet to Brooklyn Steel

Source: New York Music Daily

The immediate image that comes to mind from the opening track on Balkan Beat Box’s new album Shout it Out – streaming at Spotify – is singer Tomer Yosef beckoning a vast crowd of dancers at some summer festival to join in on the chorus. “Can I get a BOOOOM?”

Dude, you can get as much boom as you want because this is a party in a box. Balkan Beat Box have always been a dance band, but this is their danciest record yet. His longtime bandmates, saxophonist Ori Kaplan and ex-Big Lazy drummer Tamir Muskat join him ...

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