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Raekwon, Ghostface, Dave East & Azealia Banks to Headline World Underground Festival

Raekwon, Ghostface, Dave East & Azealia Banks to Headline World Underground Festival

Raekwon, Ghostface, Dave East & Azealia Banks to Headline World Underground Festival

This is a Hip Hop Fest you don’t want to miss!

World Underground is having their Inaugural Festival this week at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens this Wednesday through Friday, August 29th – 31st, featuring Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Dave East, Azealia Banks & over 40 of the top underground emcees in the game. The festival was created by Armani Cooper, co-creator of Team Backpack.  

Besides the headliners, there will also be

  • Music Conference (Guest Speakers from Lyricist Lounge and GPME agency)
  • International Emcee competition (10k$ grand prize and tour)
  • 3-Day Concert Series (featuring 40+ of your favorite EMCEES!)
  • Beat battles
  • Live hip-hop ciphers

I have to give it to them, they have great headliners, as well as actual underground artists as their title advertises. Many of these acts I have never heard of – hence “underground” – but at the same time, there are enough who I know to be legit, such as Locksmith, Ren Thomas, Mad Squablz, Chris Rivers and the Skull N Tones DJ crew, to name a few, that I expect to hear quality. They are exposing underground artists to new audiences, which is really what a fest that claims to be “underground” is supposed to do, salute to everyone involved.

You can get TICKETS to individual performances you care about, get a 1 day pass for $100 or a 3 day pass for $200. $10,000 for the Emcee Competition is a nice purse, so that should be a heated competition! More info, a detailed line up and instructions for the Emcee competition can be found on their website: worldunderground.com.

Here are some more artists and DJ’s you will see at the festival:

Raekwon, Ghostface, Dave East & Azealia Banks to Headline World Underground Festival

Raekwon, Ghostface, Dave East & Azealia Banks to Headline World Underground Festival

 

Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Earlier this year, after a brief tour in Japan honoring the late Nujabes, Substantial & Marcus D, together known as Bop Alloy filmed a new music video. Directed by Robert Lewis and edited by Robert Lewis the video includes clips shot by Cameron Ross, Stan Robinson & Ramzey Staples. 

Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs was filmed mostly in Tokyo, Japan, but also in the USin Baltimore, MD, Seattle, WA and Oregon, and features our dapper duo switching from Blackjack to seeking therapy. Both songs are standout tracks from the group’s 2014 sophomore album Another Day in the Life of… available on CD, Vinyl and streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and BandCamp. 

LYRICS COU: https://genius.com/Bop-alloy-count-on… | WMR: https://genius.com/Bop-alloy-writing-…

FOLLOW BOP ALLOY Facebook, IG, Twitter: @BopAlloy
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0ls1K…

– GMS (@GMS_MCMI on IG & TW)

Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Pharoahe Monch, Black Thought & Rakim – J Period Live Mixtape

Pharoahe Monch, Black Thought & Rakim - J Period Live Mixtape

J.PERIOD Presents…

The Live Mixtape [#Top5 Edition]

An EPIC Hip Hop Mixtape Recorded Live Onstage In One Take.

Featuring performances by

Rakim
Pharoahe Monch
with Special Guest
BlackThought 

Opening DJ Sets by @DJMoma [Everyday People] & @TheWhooligan

ADVANCED TICKETS: JPERIOD.COM/TOP5

* Use our Special DISCOUNT CODE: MIXTAPE Tickets for $30 (limited tickets available)

MCMI REPORT: Erick Sermon – Vernia (Official Trailer)

MCMI REPORT: Erick Sermon – Vernia (Official Trailer)

MCMI REPORT: Erick Sermon – Vernia (Official Trailer)

MCMI REPORT: Erick Sermon - Vernia (Official Trailer)

The Funk Lord, Erick Sermon, releases the official trailer to his soon to be released album, Vernia. The album boasts features from AZ, Styles P, Big Krit, Malice, Too Short, Xzibit, K Solo and more.

With countless classics, hit songs, gold and platinum albums, Erick Sermon and EPMD are legends in the game, laying down the foundation for groups, solo artists, crews and labels. Are you anticipating this new solo project from the “Green Eyed Bandit”?

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MCMI REPORT: Erick Sermon – Vernia (Official Trailer)

DIRTBAG DAN: CADDY PH IMMORTAL (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

DIRTBAG DAN: CADDY PH IMMORTAL (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
DIRTBAG DAN: CADDY PH IMMORTAL (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

DIRTBAG DAN: CADDY PH IMMORTAL (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

West Coast rapper / battler / comedian Dirtbag Dan has a great video out for “Caddy PH Immortal” a memorial for Robert “PH” Diaz and Robert “Cadalack Ron” Paulson, two of Dan’s Hip Hop peers who the world lost too soon.  Dirtbag battled both MC’s, Ron for Grind Time Now and PH for PoisonPenTV/URL, but behind the scenes they were friends and all three respected each other’s talents.

DIRTBAG DAN: CADDY PH IMMORTAL (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

The video has Dan skateboarding thoughout Los Angeles lamenting about his friends and how their musical legacies not only immortalized them, but made him realize that he has wasted a lot of time (haven’t we all?) and it’s a race against the clock to get his music out and accomplish his life’s goals. Clips of Cadalack and PH, a beautiful mural of Ron and a street sign that reads “Robert ‘PH’ Diaz Way” bring the spirits of both Roberts into the video, which was directed by Kyle Gray and filmed by Jeff Hammerton. The song was produced by Rey Resurreccion, mixed and Mastered by Chris Paxton at Nexus Audio

Dirtbag Dan explained to HipHopDX about the personal significance of making this video:

“Caddy and PH had a lot more in common than most would assume. They were both battle rappers, but they were also respected musicians who personified the places they came from. They inspired. They left a legacy. To me, they’re immortal now. That’s what I wanted to write about.”

CADDY PH IMMORTAL by Dirtbag Dan (feat. Ichy the Killer) is available on itunes and on the artists BandCamp page. The full project 3RTYS drops 8/30/18.

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DIRTBAG DAN: CADDY PH IMMORTAL (OFFICIAL VIDEO)