Friday, June 13, 2014

Englewood, NJ's West Street Will Now Be "Sylvia Robinson Pl."

'It's Bigger Than Hip Hop' is what STDead Prez, and Hip Hop Preservationist Leroy McCarthy believes. Because of McCarthy's efforts, The City of Englewood, NJ will honor one of its own, Hip Hop Pioneer and co-founder of  Sugarhill RecordsSylvia Robinson. From now on, part of West Street will be named in her honor. The event will take place on Saturday June 14th on West Street after the city's annual Juneteenth Parade Celebration.

The parade starts at 10am  at the Monument, Tenafly Road and Palisades Ave. The parade route will end 11am at West Street between W Demarest Ave and Tallman Place. The ceremony and unveiling is expected to place after the parade.
Mr. McCarthy and Mellie Mel @ Ceremony.
LeRoy McCarthy continues his Preserving Hip Hop efforts with street co-naming for The Beastie BoysHeavy D, Big Pun and The Wu-Tang Clan which are all in the works. Read more (here).

Start The Official Day of Summer w/Some Fun - Hip Hop Karaoke SI

June 21st kicks starts the summer of 2014 and what better way to get started than with some "Grown Folks Fun". This isn't your average Karaoke, this is "Hip Hop Karaoke". There aren't any lyrics on a screen. This is a little different. Simply, we bring the beats and you bring the lyrics. See below..

The Twins rock a Classic ATCQ Track!

Brooklyn's own Yahdon came across The Verranzano  to SI and represented with a Jay Z #Classic. Below good friends do their favorite Lauryn Hill song. 

If you didn't know, well now you know what Hip Hop Karaoke is. Hope to see you there. Shouts out to our Partners- HHK NJ

Thursday, June 5, 2014

This Day In Hip Hop- Rev. Butts Steamrolls 'Gangsta Rap' Tapes and CDs 21 Years In Protest

21 years ago from today, The Reverend Calvin Butts, of Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem kicked off his campaign protest against 'gansta rap' by steamrolling CD's and cassettes of artists such as 2 Live Crew, Scarface, NWA, and Tupac to name a few. His plan can up short only after crushing a few cassettes as counter-demonstrators stood in front of the steamroller. His protest gained exposure, but that's about it.

21 years later and Hip Hop has Tupac lyrics gracing  a Broadway  stage (here), Scarface is a community leader, and some members of N.W.A. are household names (Ice Cube, Dr. Dre) from their business maneuvers. So what if anything did Reverend Butts achieve? Let me answer that, "Nothing. He achieved nothing." Hip Hop and the culture embedded lives on globally. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Amerigo Gazaway Gives Us Side Two 'Yasiin Gaye: The Return'

Amerigo Gazaway has finally given us Side Two to his Yasiin Bey and Marvin Gaye collabo mix. Yasiin Gaye: The Return Side Two dropped today and it's currently available for FREE (here) and, TRUST!! THIS IS A MUST!!! So grab this download while you can.

Question Drops 'Baduist' - A Soul Mix of Erykah Badu's Tunes

ST's contributor, Bigg Russ hipped us to this mix by Question a few days ago and I've been listening to it since. If you're a fan of Erykah Badu, then you will be a fan of this mix,a Baduist. Don't want to write too much, but just TRUST me on this one. You can grab this mix while its FREE and I would suggest you do so in a hurry, because a price tag will soon come. 

Come Celebrate Planet Brooklyn Academy's One Year Anniversary

It's been a year already and now Brooklyn is celebrating. This Thursday June 5th, one of ST's contributors -Planet Brooklyn Academy is celebrating it's one year anniversary with The Freshman Party. Come out and get your hands on some exclusive PBA gear and of course they will be priced for a 'celebration'. The event will start at 7 and go until 11pm. The info for this event is as such:

via PBA's Facebook:

In honor of making it through the year we cordially invite you all to come out and celebrate with us on June 5th for "THE FRESHMEN PARTY" our Flagship store's Official 1 year Anniversary party. Yea!!!!!

That evening we are also releasing our Limited Edition Brooklyn World Cup Soccer Jersey as well as our entire new Summer line. So be one of the first to purchase some of the new products before the general public does.

• Music will be supplied by the one and only DJ Don Magic. -Check out the link to hear last years grand opening music mix by DJ Don Magic- (here)

 Twisted Lemonade Factory our in house exclusive beverage suppliers will be on deck serving up some of their gourmet thirst quenching drinks. 

If you attended last years event then you know how we get down. So come get your party on.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Dave Chappelle Brings Erykah Badu, The Roots and More for Block Party Style Reunion @ Radio City

And you say New York City!!! You may have heard Dave Chappelle is coming back to Radio City Music Hall 10 years after his film, Dave Chapelle's Block Party. Now there's confirmation of some added shows at Radio City, Block Party style. The schedule for Block Party performances are the following:

Tuesday June 24th: DaveChappelle and The Roots.
Wednesday June 25th: Dave Chappelle, Busta Rhymes, DJ Premier, and Janelle Monae.
Thursday June 26th:
 Dave Chappelle and Erykah Badu

Tickets goes on sale June 2nd and you can grab those tickets (here).