Tonight we’ll pay tribute to one of the greatest of all time, the legendary Harlem’s finest Big L, while we celebrate the bornday of his mentor & D.I.T.C. partner, Lord Finesse! Get your party, drink and/or tote on and come have some fun with us!
New mix from J-Rocc of The World Famous Beat Junkies celebrating over 20 years since the release of Mobb Deep’s “The Infamous.” The mix consists of songs from that album, along with samples & music that inspired it.
March 25th, All City Music will be putting out limited reissue vinyl for “The Infamous”
- 180 gram double vinyl
- A/B vinyl translucent blue, C/D vinyl translucent orange
Can download the mix here.
Now we’re at the ladder of the year with only 2 more days left. Here’s my longtime affiliate Shareef Hakim of Black Fist Radio Promo with his Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of the year. #HappyHollatChaBoy!
Here is my top 10 in no particular order…
As soon as we arrived at the lower Manhattan venue, there were a bunch of people chillin’ outside including my home gyrrl I haven’t seen in over 10+ years, DJ Elle (& her boyfriend), who’s now doing it up big-time down in Miami.
We then entered the building at around 1 something in the morning close to 2am and none other than the Chocolate Boy Wonder, Pete Rock (who along with CL Smooth, got signed by Dante back in the days) was spinning some rare 45’s (vinyl phonograph records) on the 1’s & 2’s (Technics 1200 turntables). Oh yeah, just before that I gave the homie Termanology (a ThundaGround Alumni) dap as we stepped downstairs. MM’s founder Operator Emz, along with the birthday homie Dante hosted on the mic until all members of a group he signed to Elektra Records back in 1989 named Brand Nubian hit the stage to perform classics like “Slow Down”, “One For All” “360” & “Punk Jump Up.” “Step To The Rare” was such a powerful opener for the night, which also reminds us that not only did Ross sign these Gods of hip hop back in that Golden Era, his production team called the SD50’s (Stimulated Dummies, along with his partner John Gamble) actually produced that very opening cut/banger by Grand Puba Maxwell, Sadat X, Lord Jamar, plus Alamo was good to go. As Just Blaze kept it so funky holding down them turntable decks, their set was smooth like Calgone, cuz they took us away!!!
Afterwards, the Conglomerate Busta Rhymes got on the microphone to wish Dante a happy birthday and give us a run down on why Ross is so important to not only Busta’s family & career, but hip-hop & music as a whole. Others DJ’s who got busy for the night included: Dan The Automator, Natasha Diggs, Edan & J-Zone! HBD DANTE!
- Behind The Scenes
- Cajo Communications
- Motion Pictures
- RNB (R & B – Rhythm & Blues)
- West Indian (Caribbean)
- Where Da Ladies At?