Last night, some of the industry’s biggest figures came down to Harlem Lanes to “Strike Out Violence” as a part of New York City Peaceweek. Russell Simmons, Angie Martinez, L. Londell McMillan, Ja Rule, Rocsi, Shawn Pecas and more. Mekka Don was in attendance as "a ringer," scoring high score for the evening and carrying his team to victory. For more from the event check the Source.com story and Wire Image.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Mystikal, one of my favorite rappers is out of prison after 6 years. A lot has happened in music in those 6 years including the rise of you tube, my space, twitter, facebook, and smartphones. Mystikal claims he's a fast learner and it will be no time before he's back on top. During an interview on Greg Street;s radio show, he stated he's ready for his "reparations" from the rappers he's allowed to thrive for 6 years without competition." He said the hardest thing for him to take was not being able to help Louisiana during Katrina. " I should've been swimming around in that water helping my people." With the recent rash of rappers going to jail, Mystikal doesn't think they're being persecuted but instead they must be smarter in their decision making and not take the easy cop out. He said he's written about 2 albums worth of material and is ready to go hard. Sorry Wayne, I'm sure he appreciates you paying homage but only Mystikal can go "Mystikal Hard." In celebration of his release find 3 classics The Man Right Chea, Here I Go, and Danger.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
How important is good packaging to the success of an album, who knows? But maybe Chris Brown and Brooke Hogan's epic fails of album could've been aided a little bit if their album covers weren't so atrocious. (Note to Self: Never make this list!). Check out more from Prefix Mag's list of top 10 worst album covers of 2009
TOP 10 WORST ALBUMS COVERS OF 2009
Thanks to everyone who came out to the 2nd Undaground Railroad Showcase presented by the Source, Tyku, and MOVE Records, Shout outs to Sha Stimuli, Torae, Homeboy Sandman, and an impromptu Talonted for putting on a great show. We'll be back next month debuting the new issue of the Source and with another set of great emcees. For more on the event check out the recap from TheSource.com below.
SHA, SANDMAN, AND TORAE HIT UNDAGROUND RAILROAD
Monday, January 11, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
IF YOUR IN NYC OR JUST VISITING COME CHECK OUT THE UNDAGROUND RAILROAD SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY THE SOURCE MAGAZINE, MOVE RECORDS, AND TYKU. THE EVENT WILL FEATURE GREAT MUSIC FROM SOME OF THE BEST UNDAGROUND EMCEES, SELECTED EACH MONTH BY THE SOURCE AND MOVE, AS WELL AS A ONE HOUR OPEN BAR FROM TYKU. HOSTED BY MEKKA DON