For those who don’t know, this Thursday SUMMERSTAGE and LYRICIST LOUNGE have teamed up to bring you MOBB DEEP “The Infamous Album 20 Year Anniversary” show, in Queensbridge Park, from 7pm – 9pm. The show is all ages (I don’t know how they pull that one off, but God bless em) and is absolutely FREE!
The Infamous, which was the Mobb’s second studio album, featured Nas, Wu-Tang Clan members Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, A Tribe Called Quest member Q-Tip, and close Mobb Deep affiliate Big Noyd. The album contained several classics, most notably “Shook Ones Pt. II” and “Survival of the Fittest” which propelled Prodigy and Havoc’s careers forward as a group and also Havoc as producer. Before then he had never produced a record, but decided to both because they didn’t like some of the beats they got from outside producers and also because producers they did like were charging so much for a beat. One thing many are not aware of is Q-Tip mixed several songs and did a couple of beats on the album as well, credited as “the Abstract”. He was a huge fan of the group and was in a lot of their sessions with them as they recorded the album.
Along with DJ’s Hot Day and Ski Beatz, the duo from Queens is sure to thrill audiences with their current music and classics from “The Infamous” and the rest of their healthy catalogue. You will probably see a few surprise special guests light up the stage as well. You can get your copy of “The Infamous” 20 Year Anniversary – Deluxe version, with 17 new songs plus 14 remixed classics here.
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Although the BK MC shouts out Brooklyn, Biggie, Jordan and Mike Tyson, this track has southern appeal and would blend nicely with Jay-Z / UGK collaboration “Big Pimpin’”, which shows Kweli’s versatility, but he doesn’t pimp on this track, he drops gems. The video is dope and Res does her thing at the end.
Talib Kweli ft. Res – What’s Real is off the Gravitas LP, which can be purchased on vinyl, CD or digitally, at Kweliclub.com.
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For those of you who may not know, Sadat X & Will Tell, besides one being an MC and the other a producer, are “true wine connoisseurs.” The duo have been putting up videos on Youtube for a couple of years now, reviewing wines, kicking freestyles, clowning around and getting nice of the vino while doing it. They basically have a good time, talking about wine, but the show became a hit and things grew from there.
Taking things to the next level, the True Wine Connoisseurs brand of red wine was released to the market place. Check for it in your local wine shop (NYC, Jersey, DC and PA so far), and you will instantly recognize their caricatures, asking, as they do on the show, “What’s the factor?” meaning, “how f–ked up will you get on this beverage?” They have completed 4 seasons of the show and are getting ready for Season 5, but this is a ”special PRE-Season 5 TWC episode,” broadcasting from the Judgement of Brooklyn, a serious wine ranking convention, which Sadat X and Will Tell were invited to participate in, as part of the celebrity panel. Subscribe to the channel and go check out past episodes of TWC if you missed them. They’re hilarious!!! Salud!
TWC “The Middle Finger” Dry Riesling from the middle of the Finger Lakes coming Summer 2014!
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This is a cool stop-motion animation video promoting the upcoming release of Buckshot & P-Money ‘BackPack Travels’ Album (out June 24th). You can check out the video for Buckshot & P-Money – Flute (Explicit) ft. Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly of Pro Era, which we put up last week. For those unfamiliar with the project, Buckshot and platinum-selling producer, P-Money, from Auckland, NZ, have teamed up on this new album, ‘BackPack Travels,’ which comes out on Dirty Records / Dawn Raid Records / Duck Down Music. featuring Pro Era’s Joey Bada$$ and CJ Fly, Steele of Smif N Wessun, David Dallas, Raz Fresco, Chelsea Reject & T’Nah Apex. There will be two album release shows, one in Boston, June 24th, at Middle East and one in New York at Webster Hall on June 26th.
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The MarXman: Beautiful Struggle is one of the tracks off the soon to be released MarXman “Days of Future Past” mixtape on MCMI Records. Before the live footage Sheena Murray explains how it was working in the studio with MarXman on this one.
This is not the official single, but consider it a preview of what’s to come. In the meantime, you can check out his last mixtape, here. You can catch the MarXman live at Lit Lounge in NYC, June 10th. Admission is only $2 and there’s an open Vodka Bar. Click here for details.
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