Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Dope Thangs to do in NYC- Hip-Hop Improv

Take It Personal: Hip-Hop Improv- UCB East

For the price of one NYC cocktail, hip-hop heads and comedy lovers alike have the opportunity to see one of the most respected guys in the both the rap and comedy community perform with a bunch of funny up-and-comers. Cipha Sounds's $12 show, “Take it Personal,” takes place every Friday night from 9-10 at UCB Theatre in the E.V.

An hour of live comedy in a small theatre hosted by one of the most legendary hip-hop DJs of all time, “Take it Personal” is a super dope experience.  Members of the audience share their own hip-hop related memories that are then played out in a couple rounds of sketches. The improv team that performs with Cipha, “A Tribe Called YES” is also absolutely hilarious. It’s a relatively young crew who holds it down even when Ciph isn’t there.

Buy tickets on UCB's website- they usually sell out by like 3pm day of, so you gotta decide by then if you're going to go. You can also get pitchers of beer, so it's a pretty dope pregame.

If you're not familiar with any of Ciph's stand-up, here's a clip of him performing at Gotham Comedy Club.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Inspired by the TKO Remix

Have you ever heard the TKO Black Friday Remix? Fire bars from A$AP Rocky, J. Cole aaaaand King Push are tossed on an already fire JT hook. When I heard it for the first time, I literally thought, "wow this is amazing.. I need to get back on Kazmere Thoughtz so I can write about this."

So we back. Besides being late on the TKO Remix, I've been pretty up on my game. Hip-hop is a pretty big part of my world, and there has been so many dope things going on that I'm excited to talk about.

Check back to learn more about some good music, dope events, etc. etc. etc. For now, I'll leave y'all with the TKO Remix because it is soooooo good.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Dope Freestyles You Need to Hear: Audio Push on Sway

This isn't anything new, but its a must-watch if you haven't seen it. Its no news that Hit Boy is the hottest producer out right now,  but the dudes from Audio Push need to start receiving more love. As Oktane points out, the verses from these freestyles won't be heard on future mixtapes (& they definitely weren't read from a Blackberry screen.) This is authentic freestyling; shit you don't see too often these days.

Monday, February 10, 2014

College Dropout: 10 Year Anniversary

Happy 10th Birthday to one of the greatest album of all time. College Dropout is one of those CDs that it's impossible to pick your favorite song from. Spaceship? Through the Wire? Can't forget Drive Slow. All Falls Down? Damn. Definitely too many hits on this album to pick just one.
 Last Call- Kanye West

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Happy Syllabus Week

In light of syllabus week...

The Hangover- Curren$y and Mikey Rocks

Monday, December 23, 2013

Hip Hop Christmas Carols

Pour some Henny in your eggnog and jam out to these classic holiday raps.

Home for the Holidays- J.Cole

Christmas in Harlem- G.O.O.D. Music

Ludacrismas- Ludacris

Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto- Snoop Dogg

Christmas in the Trap- Smoke DZA

Ghostface Xmas- Ghostface Killah

Christmas in Hollis- Run DMC

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Final Countdown: Jams to Get You Through the End of the Semester

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say it's been a pretty rough semester. Something about it made Thursday nights longer to reach and Friday classes harder to attend.Thankfully, I had a good playlist to keep rollin through those all-nighters.

Last of a Dying Breed- Ludacris & Lil Wayne. This song comes off of Luda's 2008 album Theater of the Mind. Don't remember it? That's because it was garbage. This song is pretty dope though. 

Rollin- The Game feat. Kanye West. It's really a shame that this song didn't make it onto Jesus Piece, because it would've been one of the best songs on the album.  

Home for the Holidays- J. Cole. In case you forgot, Christmas is right around the corner. College & finals take all the fun out of the season. Throwin this song on your finals playlist will give you that reminder that better things lie ahead.

For the hottest hip-hop, keep checkin Many more updates to come after the New Year.