Last night Lyricist Lounge and Live and Direct collaborated to bring NYC an amazing show by two of the tri state areas best MC’S the blunt brothers themselves: Redman & Method Man. The sold out show at BB Kings in Times square was a time warp to the best of the 90’s and 2000 hip hop era when Red & Meth had the rap game in the palm of their hands. The duo breezed through hit after hit without missing a beat. The energy they gave the crowd came back to them ten fold as the audience recited every word of every song and engaged in call and response with the stars of the movie How High (Red promised a part 2 was on the way!). As the night went on guest appearances by Street Life, Masta Killa and Inspectah Deck who recited his hip hop quotable verse off triumph kept the crowd on their toes, but one of the highlights was Young Dirty Bastard. The first born son of ODB, as he channeled his dad effortlessly while performing “Shimmy Shimmy Ya!” to the crowds amazement.
With shows like this, the DipSet reunion concert that happened the night before and Lyricist Lounge next show: Capone-N-Noreaga “The War Report” 20 year anniversary concert on Tuesday, November 28th its safe to say that real Hip hop is alive and well in the streets of NYC.
I played tons of music from Brooklyn artists – with a few non-Brooklyn artists mixed in there as well, while co-host LR Blitzkrieg gave us some news on Brooklyn topics of interest, such as Jay-Z adding 5 new dates to his Barclay Center Nets Arena concerts, since the first few sold out instantly at as much as $250 a ticket. We talked about Marv Won vs Math Hoffa and other upcoming PoisonPen.tv/URL battles and took requests off the air, but we mostly just hit you with music, music and more music. The artwork above, from the single “County of Kings” ft. ShaStimuli, Skyzoo, Ruste Juxx & LR Blitzkrieg, off PH’s album Know the Ledge. It is available as a tee shirt at MCMI Apparel and we will have some at our booth Saturday at the BKHHF.