Smif-N-Wessun: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Good concert….

Brooklyn-bred hip-hop duo Smif-N-Wessun – consisting of partners in rhyme, Steele and Tek – illuminated the Tiny Desk with their signature, 80-proof poetry: straight, no chaser. Their music, inspired by their gritty and pre-gentrified Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville neighborhoods, offers the vocabulary of veterans who survived the grimy streets. These original members of the Duck Down Records group Boot Camp Click represent quintessential ’90s true-school hip-hop from the bedrock, when Timberland boots were standard issue. Backing Steele and Tek for the first time is D.C.’s own Black Alley band. Continue reading

Big Daddy Kane: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

King Asiatic Nobodys Equal

Feb. 19, 2018 | Abby O’Neill — One of the greatest to ever bless the mic, Big Daddy Kane treated Tiny Desk to an office block party in the true essence of hip-hop. He performed a short set of classics, including “Smooth Operator,” “Ain’t No Half Steppin’,” “Raw” and a bonus freestyle. Through his warm, engaging and devilishly self-effacing style, the pioneer used an interlude between songs to address the intergenerational divisiveness defining rap today and the importance of fans of all ages supporting whatever they like, while “focusing on what’s positive and keeping that in the spotlight.” Continue reading

Big Daddy Kane & Kool G Rap Battle Song-For-Song Video

Dope!!!

Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap go back together more than 30 years. Since the mid-1980s, these two New York City lyricists were some of the most legendary components in Marley Marl’s Juice Crew. In 1986, Kool G Rap & DJ Polo let the world hear something special with “It’s A Demo.” One year later, on the same Cold Chillin’ Records imprint, Kane followed with “Get Into It” and “Raw.” Continue reading

The Symphony 2016 ft Black Thought, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap & More

Black Thought recruits Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Craig G, Royce 5 9, Pharoahe Monch, Freeway and Smiff N Wessun to perform DJ Marley Marl’s The Symphony, during his live mixtape with J. Period at the 2016 Roots Picnic in New York City.

via The Symphony 2016 ft Black Thought, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap

Prince Live at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta – The FINAL SHOW

Dearly Beloved: Fans mourn and reflect on Prince’s last concert in Atlanta

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No one imagined that it would be the last time Prince would perform, when they saw him during his stop in Atlanta last week, April 14, 2016, after a 12 year hiatus. Continue reading

Kendrick Lamar Live from Austin City Limits

This was a great show…had the YTs in Austin rocking… offbeat lol

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Experience an hour of contemporary hip-hop of Grammy-nominated superstar Kendrick Lamar. The Compton rapper plays songs from his acclaimed LP To Pimp a Butterfly alongside his hits.

via Watch Full Episodes Online of Austin City Limits on PBS | Kendrick Lamar.