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Rakim Performs Classics at West NYC & Milkcrate Godly Colab Release Party

Rakim at Milkcrate

MilkcrateNYC and West NYC have a new shirt collaboration with the God RAKIM. You can read about it on http://www.milkcratenyc.com/blog/, but check out the classics Rakim performed in store at the release party. Can you believe it’s been 25 years? I can’t believe Hip Hop is that old, let alone some of our favorite MC’s. Salute Rakim, who came in the game and updated our (Hip Hop’s) style, paving the way for more advanced lyricism as we entered the Golden Era.

 

The Plague

The Plague -aka- Army of the 12 Monkeys

The Plague -aka- Army of the 12 Monkeys

The Plague is a crew of Hip Hop artists, formed in the late 90’s, whose membership has changed over the years. Current membership is GMS (co-founder), LR Blitzkrieg (co-founder), WildChild (co-founder), PH (co-founder), DJ DP ONE, PackFM, MrMecc, Tonedeff, Session, Substantial, Bad Seed, ArchRival and Poison Pen. Most of the Plague got their start battling and performing on the NY underground Hip Hop music. Although they have never released an official album together, they released two self-titled mixtapes in the early 2000’s and the crew is featured on individual members projects.

The Plague recently suffered the loss of one of their founders, PH aka Pumpkinhead aka Robert Diaz, who passed away due to medical complications on June 9th, 2015. PH was loved throughout the underground hip hop community, the battle rap scene and by friends and fans throughout he world. His passing was reported by major news and music outlets, including CNN, TIME, RollingStone, Billboard, Pix11, NYDailyNews, MTV, BET and every Hip Hop and battle rap website. #RIPPH was a trending topic on Facebook & Twitter in the following 24hours. Here are eulogies from MCMI & QN5.

The crew is currently working on a PH Tribute EP/Album to be released jointly through all of their labels and promoted by the entire collective, proceeds of which will be a future revenue stream for PH’s family. Saddened by the loss, the crew is nonetheless inspired and motivated to produce the best work possible, in the name of their fallen brother in arms.

Member Sites:

[PH] :: [Substantial] :: [PackFM] :: [Tonedeff] :: [MrMecc] :: [Session] :: [HYDRA] :: [Bad Seed] :: [DP ONE] :: [Archrival] :: [PoisonPen]

 

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