Saturday, July 31, 2010

Marsha Ambrosius-"Hope She Cheats On You" (Audio)

Marsha Ambrosius' leaked single recently hit the net and its catching a buzz in the UK. The song is called is called, "Hope She Cheats On You", and from her voice and emotions....well let me just say whoever this song was written about it was heartfelt. Love her style and this song reminds me when she premiered on Eric Roberson 's single, "N2U". Great song. Listen below and if you like you grab the download here....
Marsha ambrosius-hope she cheats on you by skelle_top

Friday, July 30, 2010

ElZhi Drops a Freestyle While Stopping Through WJLB

ElZhi stopped by Detroit's WJLB radio station to discuss the beef of Slum Village. XXL interviewed ElZhi  about not being part of the new Slum Village project and you can check that article out, click here... In the meantime, check out the freestyle dropped while he passed through WJLB below. You can download this freestyle here.....
Elzhi-Kinda Like A Big Deal Freestyle

Baby From Haiti's Earthquake Reunites with Mom

A Haitian woman finally reunites with her newborn baby. Marie Miracle Seignon holds her daughter Landina in London Hospital six months after the earthquake hit Haiti. Read more here...

Nike Wants You To Represent Your Borough

Nike has always been known to stretch in order to reach certain markets and now Nike has taken the famous NYC shoe and made it more personal for one of the cities that made the Air Force I a classic shoe. All five boroughs of the city can represent their borough as one is made specifically for each borough. For more info on when these will hit the streets click here...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lil' Cease-"Hustle" feat. CNN and Iman Thug

Lil' Cease aka Cease-A-Leo, CNN, and Iman Thug are working together instead of shooting at each other. Lil' Cease single "Hustle" leaked to the net and it has the internet folks talking. This cut features two crews who use to go at it back in the days and I must give credit, because this cut goes hard. Great collabo. Shouts to Nore for giving Skelle' courts a shout in his lyrics. Give it a listen and if you like, cop the download here for FREE. 
Lil Cease-Hustle (rmx) feat. CNN and Iman Thug by skelletop

Nneka Hits Highline Ballroom NYC 8/2

Nneka will hit NYC this coming Monday 8/2 at The Highline Ballroom. She'll be accompanied by Bajah and The Dry Eye Crew. For tickets and more in click here....

Beres Hammond's "For the Love of It Tour" Hits NYC

Next weekend NYC get ready for one of Reggae's Music most respected artist, Beres Hammond will bring his For The Love of It Tour to Brooklyn next Friday 8/6 and The Bronx the following Sunday 8/8. For info and details, click here....

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration-8/29

Who loves Brooklyn more than Mars Blackmon?
And just like the poster, 40 Acres and A Mule Filmworks will, "DO IT", and host the 2nd Annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration. This event will take place Sunday 8/29 at Prospect Park, BKLYN from Noon-5pm.

The 2nd Annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration from 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks on Vimeo.

Eric Roberson Up Close and Personal Tomorrow @ S.O.B.'s

Get up close and personal with Eric Roberson tomorrow 7/29 at S.O.B.'s . Now for those in the NYC area, if you haven't seen Erro at S.O.B.'s trust me when I tell you that it is a treat. For those who feel like treating themselves, tickets are only $15. Click here for more info.....

DJ Premiere and Joell Ortiz Freestyle-"Sing Like Bilal"

For those of us who like our Hip Hop simple (dope rhymes and dope beats), then this Joell Ortiz freestyle, "Sing Like Bilal" is just that. Ortiz rips over one of DJ Premiere's classic beats for Funkmaster Flex. Check out Beats That Collected Dust from DJ Premiere to get this freestyle and more.
Joell Ortiz-Funkmaster Flex Freestyle by skelletop

Shareefa-"Ya Love" featuring Raheem DeVaughn (Audio)

Disturbing The Peace artist, Shareefa has a mixtape that is set to drop soon. Here is a leaked single from the project, "Ya Love" featuring Raheem DeVaughn. ST will keep you posted when the DTP Songstress' project drops.

Shareefa-Ya Love (Feat Raheem DeVaughn) by skelletop

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Roots Crew-"The Fire" (Video)

There are just some emcees out there whose lyrics leaves their mouths with a destination stop at the listener's brain instead of the ears. Black Thought is one of those emcees. When I first heard this song, I rushed to put it on the site off of the first listen. The more I listen to it, the more "The Fire" inside me buildup on every listen. The Roots Crew premiered their second video off of the How I Got Over lp, which was directed by Rik Codero. This video is 'art' and Rik's visual tells a story. You won't see Black Thought or ?uestlove during this video, but you will get a true visual to the story of the tune. Just like Thought's lyrics makes you go back to listen, you may have to watch Rik's video again to catch THE FIRE!

"Prez Clef" Wyclef is Having Serious Thoughts About Running for President of Haiti

How many of us remembers Wyclef's tune, "If I Were President"? Well his tune may come to life. We've heard rumors of Wyclef thinking about running for president of his home country, Haiti and now it appears his considerations are getting more serious as the time nears for Haiti's presidential elections. His family said through e-mail, "Wyclef's commitment to his homeland and its youth is boundless, and he will remain its greatest supporter regardless of whether he is part of the government moving forward ... If and when a decision is made, media will be alerted immediately." Read here for more info

Monday, July 26, 2010

Usher and Chris Brown Share Stage @ Reggae Sumfest

Reggae Sumfest had their International Day this past Saturday in Montego Bay, Ja and the folks in attendance got to see Usher and Chris Brown hit the stage. Rumors are they had a friendly dance off. Can you imagine? Footage of this past weekend's performance are slim, but I was able to find a little footage of decent quality.

Andreya Triana-"A Town Called Obsolete" (video)

Let me turn you on to Andreya Triana. This is her second recently released single, 'A Town Called Obsolete', and it has the UK buzzing. This video is crazy as it delivers the viewers with something different. This London native songstress is new on the scene, but her first single has been making some noise for a minute. This song will be on her forthcoming debut album, Lost Where I Belong, which is set to drop on August 23. Check out ( and get a free download of 'Lost Where I Belong' (Flying Lotus Preview Edit). Video produced and directed by Mister McCarthy and DOP Christopher Sabogal.

MLK Free Concert Series Continues Tonight with Chrisette Michelle and Musiq Soulchild

Tonight is the continuation of the Martin Luther King Free Concert Series which is held Monday nights at Wingate Field, BKLYN. Last week the free series brought you Ms. Toni Braxton and this week features my girlfriend Chrisette Michelle (just joking) and Musiq Soulchild to the Wingate Stage. So bring out your lawn chairs, your bottles of water, and of course your patience, and celebrate. Show starts at 7:30pm, you may want to get there a little bit earlier. For more info, click here.....

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ms. Lauryn Hill Breaks Silence plus Lost Track-"Repercussions"

ST contributor, Izzy shared with us a little something she got in her mailbox. It seems, the internet has it hands on a Ms. Lauryn Hill song that has never been released. The song is entitled, "Repercussions" (shouts: This is a blessing that our ears get to hear some new/never before heard Ms. Hill music prior to returning to the stage, as she is scheduled to do this year's Rock The Bells Tour starting next month. Below check out Zoe Chace's (NPR) interview of Ms. Hill where Ms. Hill finally breaks her silence. 

Friday, July 23, 2010

Ski Beatz-"Cream of The Planet"-featuring Mos Def (video)

We're still waiting on Ski Beatz's highly anticipated project, 24 Hour Karate School. As we wait for the project to get a drop date, here is the video for Ski's " Cream of The Planet" featuring Mos Def. Love this song and of course, love Mos' lyrics.

Enjoy Harlem Week-This Sunday John Legend

Harlem Week kicked of this past Wednesday and it continues into the month of August. This Sunday, July 25th, WBLS host a "GREAT DAY IN HARLEM" at Grant National Memorial Park located at 122nd Street and Riverside Drive. Great day events and the night will bring about, "The Concert Under the Stars" honoring the legacies of Patti Labelle, Teddy Pendergrass and Gamble featuring singer and Broadway star, Elizabeth Withers, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, Keith SweatAlso John Legend will make a “special guest appearance” to sing his rendition of Harold Melvin’s, “Wake Up Everybody”. For complete listing of Harlem Week Events Click here.......

Looks Like Arizona's SB 1070 is Here to Stay in Some Form

Arizona's controversial ‘Anti-Illegal Immigration’ law (SB 1070) is here to stay, at least in some form. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, who is presiding over the federal government's lawsuit against Arizona over the legislation, said she has no intention of blocking the entire law, though she did not deliver a ruling on the closely watched case. WHOA!! The sage continues. Read more here…

Tanya Morgan and The Kickdrums Hits NYC and DC This Weekend

Tomorrow NYC will have a chance to catch Tanya Morgan and The Kickdrums performing at the Mercury Lounge, NYC. Tickets are $10 in advance. Music by DJ Brainchild For info and tickets, click here.... 
Also this same line up will hit DC @ DC-9 (1940 9th St NW) the following day, Sun 7/25. Also if you haven't, grab Von Pea's (of Tanya Morgan) last Mixtape here.....