Browsing Posts tagged Hip-Hop

“LA Opera has joined forces with Los Angeles’ cultural and educational institutions to stage the first significant citywide cultural festival since the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival. Ring Festival LA showcases a wide variety of exhibitions, symposia, museum shows, conferences, and special events. All of these events will be thematically related to the first-ever presentation in […]

This is a cool clip of De La Soul playing at Coachella being backed (as they have been for the last year) by the Rhythmn Roots Allstars.  Matt DeMerritt is the tenor player for the band – although he is playing keys on this clip.  Matty D. is a dear friend, brother of the BBQ, […]

RootDownFM is absolutely the coolest listening spot on the web if you like funk, jazz, soul, latin, hip-hop, reggae, afrobeat, boogaloo.  It is a subscription service powered by Live365. Live 24/7, 72 hours no-repeat, and no ads.  It is a fantastic mix of classic cuts and new music from independent artists all carefully chosen by […]

I was having a small party the other night with some friends who were visiting from the east coast.  I threw these mixtapes on and immediately people who didn’t know were asking me who/what it was. The Messengers is the work of DJ/Remixer/Producer, J.Period and Somali-born MC, K’Naan (the dusty-foot philosopher).  In addition to the […]

I got to be part of a session with KRS-ONE.  Yep, old-school, boogie down production! He laid down a verse and chorus on a tune Frank Fitzpatrick is writing for the movie Beat The World.  What a cool, intelligent, funny,  person and an absolute pro in front of the mic.  It was an amazing experience […]