To kickoff the Celebrate Brooklyn! series, The Roots are playing Prospect Park bandshell in Brooklyn this week! Supported by My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, whose recent performance on Jimmy Fallon in support of the new “Regions of Light and Sound of God” LP was worthy of a full concert-length collaboration. For your chance to win free tickets to the show, just email your name to email@example.com with “Celebrate Brooklyn!” as the subject. For those of you who live in New York and don’t win tickets to the show tuesday, they are still available via Ticketmaster.
Back at it again. With Hangout Fest going down this week, I’m sure that someone out in the Gulf Coast area just hasn’t gotten a chance to grab a pair of tickets yet…
If that’s the case, let URB co-horts @BrownYoChris & @Phil_enn save the day. All you have to do is take one look at that lineup…
As always the contest is easy. Either like this post on our FB page or tweet the following:
@BrownYoChris & @Phil_enn, give me tickets to @HangoutFest on @URBMag’s dime!
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With the Super Bowl weekend upon us and all the festivities that will ensue, New York’s acclaimed Hip-Hop band Dujeous get an early start as they unveil the visuals for “The New Beer Song,” as featured on their most recently released LP, Day In Day Out, which is now available on iTunes. From tapping kegs, firing up the Bar-B-Q, beer pong, and even Mojo the Cinematic’s ‘Frank the Tank’ impersonation, the video highlights some of the highs and lows of what your weekend may very well end up looking like.. designated driver’s aside. Enjoy your Super Bowl weekend and drink responsibly! Now hit the jump and let the games begin..
Karriem Riggins to release solo debut “Alone Together,” instrumental hip hop album, on Stones Throw, October 23rd.
Karriem Riggins is best known as a jazz drummer and hip hop producer for artists like Common, Slum Village, Talib Kweli and The Roots, but he doesn’t categorize himself as anything but an artist. He advises younger musicians to do the same.
“You don’t have to put yourself in a box…there’s so many different ways to go,” Riggins says.
A student of late jazz bassist Ray Brown, he tours with another Brown protégé, Grammy Award winner Diana Krall. In 2011, he collaborated with former Beatle Paul McCartney in concert and on “Kisses on the Bottom,” McCartney’s first studio release in five years. Names of some of the jazz artists he’s backed reads like the genre’s …