Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Don't Sleep.

Here's five hiphop albums that I really enjoy (for one reason or another) that many hiphop heads don't know about or just don't give any attention:

1) Capital D & the Molemen - The Writer's Block
- sample track: "Currency Exchange"

2) DJ Quik - Safe & Sound
- sample track: "Get At Me"

3) Non Prophets - Hope
- sample track: "Mainstream 307"

4) Ghostface Killah - Bulletproof Wallets
- sample track: "Forest"

5) AZ - Azatic
- sample track: "Paradise"

So, if you enjoyed the sample track, do something that you probably don't do that often... go to the store, and buy the album.

Friday, November 4th, the next Hip Hop Karaoke at Rothko. Be there bitches.


Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Two Good Songs (IMHO)

I'm sure my fellow HHK founders heard these years ago but two tracks I'm feeling. Maybe you will too. Pharcyde is overrated. Bizarre Ride II would make my Top 5 Most Overrated Hip-Hop albums ever actually. But here's something from Fatlip's new solo joint. I'm not in love with the beat, but the cat is as weird as ODB and as self-deprecating and brutally honest as Kanye (without the bragging) on this one.

Fatlip - "Writer's Block"

M.O.P. is always good for a couple of good tracks per album. This one's been on repeat for a minute. Enjoy.

M.O.P. - "Big Boy Game"

Bye for now,

J. New

Friday, October 14, 2005

Hello.... Hi.

the rain is miserable, yea?

sheeeesh... i've had about enough of it. took me an hour to get to work this morning.

here's a song that will make you laugh:

Rhymefest feat. ODB - "Build Me Up"

here's a song that will make you think it's 1994 again:

Raekwon prod. by Pete Rock - "Kids That Rich"


spread the word, HHK is now being held on the 1st Friday of the month. doooooooope... real dope, on the real.

dj wex

Thursday, October 06, 2005

The envelope please......

Good afternoon to all..

Terrific edition of HHK on Monday... Great song selection, and tremendous execution...

Don't want to get into a habit of awarding more than one prize winner per month, but sometimes, it's just too damn hard.. As long as we've got enough prizes, who cares?

This month's winners are J.E.F.F. for his performance of "Ready To Die", and Da Chauncey for "Funkdafied" (I know Chauncey had someone else on stage with her, but the name escapes me).
Please e-mail the site to claim your prize. (Also - TJ & Stacey as well as Sonia - don't forget to hit us up for last months prize)

Other highlights from the final Monday -

Please Goodwin.. Don't hurt em... How you did a flawless version of "Gimme Some More" I will never know.

Loved Alisa, Simone and the rest of the "It Takes 2" posse.. Gotta love the backup dancers.Speaking of dancing, the only thing the Digital Undergroundettes were missing was the Humpty nose...

There's always a few that are amazing, but don't win, and I hate to see them fall below the radar..Rich.. You murdered Scenario. Murdered it. Even after you made the needle jump like 9 grooves on the record... George ripped Get Down like it was Nas' final take in the studio...

Van, I hope that picture of you holding the pack of condoms during Bonita Applebaum makes its way into a poster-sized version.. Love the use of props. (I hope you got to use at least 2 of those that night as well)

Let's see..We had a lawyer who loved to Electric Relax, rock'd wilder with Kevin and J, saw Nicole make a strong case for Eric B for President, twins who talked shit about yo mama, after a warning from Maie we ducked from Hera's liquid swords, Vin had 99 problems, but Davina's version of Oh No (with special guest TJ killing Pharaoh's verse) was not one of them, Gusto and Steve let it be known that they're still not players, and Justine reminded us that it's nothing but a g thang.

Overall, a great night..

Hope to see everyone 11/4.



The pictures from this past Monday are now on the site. Please check the "Pics" section to see yourself rockin' the mic. Your host, J Diggy Diggs, will be on here today to announce the winner of the nights best performance prize pack. Please email us to claim your prize. We had a great time, as always, and look forward to seeing you all in early November. Remember, tell your friends, mom, dad, uncles, and aunts... HHK is moving to the first Friday of the month from here on out!

dj wex

Sunday, October 02, 2005

HHK Strikes Again

Be sure to come out tomorrow night, Monday, October 3rd, for yet another installment of Hip Hop Karaoke NYC. We'll have prize giveaways, t-shirts for sale for the low cost of $10 (with all proceeds going to the Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief), and of course, plenty of dope songs for you to perform.

As stated in our monthly mass email, this will be the last Monday night edition of HHK, as we're changing to the first Friday night of the month from here on out. Also, don't forget to get to Rothko early, as there's another show after HHK, so we'll have an 11pm curfew to abide by.

thanks and see you there!

dj wex