Hot damn, it’s Summer already and with Summer comes Summer parties. With Summer parties, comes one of our all time favorites out in NYC — Makossa Brooklyn.
Trust us. Our folks with Makossa know how to do it. These guys kept a party crackin’ in the middle of a heatwave, through a rainstorm (till the clouds parted), and all points in between. From our Makossa folks, ‘We repped Brooklyn, Cali and man parts of the world proudly.’ We can second that. Dope food, dope beats, and dope peeps… the perfect ingredients to a summer shindig…
Need something to do this weekend? We’ll here’s a free answer to that Brooklynites — Makossa!
Tricky has always seemed like an artist whose bad side you don’t want to end up on. And he’s really cut loose in an interview with Exberliner magazine, in which he calls out Domino Records head Lawrence Bell and his former Massive Attack colleague 3D, whom Tricky calls “pretentious” and a “corny guy” who “always needs someone who’s a tall black guy.” OUCH! …MORE
Five and two. Both are the respective number of years that the King of Worldwide, Gilles Peterson has played in San Francisco or Los Angeles. It’s no secret that both events will sell out. In fact, it would be safe to assume that more than a score of you are planning to go and have already contributed to it selling out!
If you haven’t yet jumped on ticekts, why not let URB help with that with another @phil_enn ticket giveaway! As always it’s super easy to enter:
1) Find us on Facebook. Like our page and like/share this article.
2) Tweet the following: @URBMag, tell @phil_enn to send me to @GillesPeterson in <Insert ‘SF’ or ‘LA’ here>!
Easy right? Well, get on it; we’re giving away 1 (one) pair of tickets for each show. …
Rabbi Darkside is proud to announce the release of his album “Prospect Avenue” dropping on June 18th. The album is a platform for Rabbi Darkside’s stories, written from the hallways of NYC’s public schools, and an homage to NYC and the borough of Brooklyn. The album features guest appearances from Homeboy Sandman, DJ Rob Swift, Nickodemus and many other collaborators from all over the world.
Today, enjoy the first leak from “Prospect Avenue” for the song “True Lies” produced by Da Beatminierz. The album’s tracklisting is also below.
Avant Garde, nee Avant-God, auteur Def Sound has graced us with a new set of aural permutations that took us a bit by surprise late last night.
Young.Defferson. (prt 1-3.finally), despite it’s interesting choice in nomenclature, is another look into the mind of the producer/musician/artist. Def tells us that the piece is inspired by a “new lil ‘selfie’ of my inner self,” and it shows. Indicative of his multi-dimensional nature, Def provides not only the ‘sound selfie’ which takes us through a journey through the Trap into the Nu-Soul and ending up in some inspired Trillwave but also an animation meant to texturally speak to our visual senses. (Editor’s Note: The original had to be resized because of a display issue… hit @phil_enn on twitter for …