Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Braggin' Rights.

Hey, did you guys know that J-Live can deejay and rap AT THE SAME TIME? well, he can.


It's hard to believe, but the YEAR anniversay of Hip Hop Karaoke is in a couple days. Time really flys. The weather is going to be good, the drinks will be flowing, and the night will not disappoint. I'm definitely excited for it. I may even have a song up my sleeve... "wex, what's the song got to do with me?"

speaking of...

Tomorrow morning from 10am-Noon, the HHK founders will be LIVE ON AIR on Sirius Radio, on the The Cipha Sounds Effect morning show. We'll be promoting HHK, taking calls, and we'll even be joined by a few HHK-NYC regulars for some in-studio HHK action. So if you have Sirius, be sure to listen. If not, I'm going to try and get the recording of the show to have available here on the site.

Also, more to come on this later, but the HHK founders were also recently interviewed for an upcoming piece in XXL (which I just read was the countries highest selling music magazine, period). So be on the look out for that too.

Ok, enough braggin....

see you all on Friday...

OH... and I can't forget to tell you all this: For this Friday night only, I'll be stepping aside from my usual signup DJ set to give DJ Album Cuts (aka Diggedy, aka Joshie D, aka Duckketts) an hour to bless you all with a trip back in time.... get there early for it.



Friday, November 25, 2005

Wax On, Wax Off

RIP to a legend. 'Nuff respect due.

Kanye's New Video.

Busta Chopped the Dreads.

Juelz Santana says "Oh Yes".

Luda meets the White Stripes.

Hope the turkey was juicy.

Our winter is about to continue it's weirdness next week.


Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Random Ill Song

No rhyme or reason why I'm posting this other than the fact that this is one of Doom's best beats. Wish it was just him on it. Oh well. Enjoy.

King Geedorah - Next Levels


Wednesday, November 16, 2005

New Songs!

Here's a few of the new songs I added to our list for HHK...

Positive K - I Got A Man
J.J. Fad - Supersonic
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Parents Just Don't Understand
Salt N Pepa - Shoop
Eric B & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul
Common feat. Kanye West - The Food
3rd Bass - The Gas Face
3rd Bass - Pop Goes The Weasel
Juvenile - Ha

I see 3 good songs there for the ladies to take part in...

don't let me down!!


Tuesday, November 15, 2005

E'erbody Luvs the Familia (AKA Music You Will Like, Vol. 3)

To reiterate the previous post, if you sent us an e-mail in the past couple of weeks and we haven't responded, it's b/c our e-mail was a bit messed up but is now fixed. So if you didn't hear from us, please re-send to and we'll send you candy. Oh, and a response. And check below for info on the HHK New Years' Blowout @ Rothko!

Moving on, anyone who has seen a ?uestlove DJ set knows that he has a soft spot for the original songs sampled for famous hip-hop songs. Here he put together 40 of these for BBC 1 that has more "Ohhhhh shit" moments/minute than your average Wex set (almost). Props to
Brock for the heads up.

And, to thank you for checking this blog out, here's the original song list from the mix. You're welcome.

- J. New

Monday, November 14, 2005

Email Issue.

so i just came to realize that we've been having a problem with our email address ( and we definitely have not been recieving a lot of your emails over the last few weeks. fuck. well anyway, the problem is fixed and our email address is now fully operational. really sorry about that.


From Britpop to Hip Hop

I'm sure many a hip-hop fan has been wondering what Oasis' Noel Gallagher thinks of the genre. Impatient fans, wait no more. "They're all raving crack heads" and other gems below.

Friday, November 11, 2005

A Bug In Your Ear

ok, i know it's a little while away... but I thought i'd go ahead and tell you about this great party we're putting together for New Years at Rothko.

Here's the specs-

Rothko's Hip Hop New Years Eve Party featuring the sounds of the legend, the man himself, PETE ROCK.

it's a FULL OPEN BAR (that means all you can drink, ha) from 10pm 'till 2am.

we're also going to be doing some late night Hip Hop Karaoke too...

it's only $65 in advance, and tickets can be bought here on Ticketweb.

get your ticket early, this will sell out. where else can you get 4 hours of open bar, Pete Rock, HHK, and only have to spend $65 on New Years??


Thursday, November 10, 2005

The month of Illmatic...

What's up people.. My apologies for the delay..

Crazy, crazy, crazy Friday.. "A" games were brought yet again...

Too many highlights to even get into, but I will say that Nas' first opus was definitely done justice... Damon's "The World Is Yours", Joe's "Halftime", and Darryl's "It Ain't Hard To Tell" had me feeling like I was in the Wiz buying the cassette for $7.99 again.

On to the winners... I hate this part, cause there are always 15 people I'm like "but what about..." .. Prizes this month go to Avi for "Shook Ones", Jessica for "Got Your Money", and Darryl for "It Ain't Hard To Tell"..

Hit us up with an e-mail to claim your prize ..

Thanks again to everyone for coming out...

Til December 2...

- Digs

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Great Night!!!

First of all, a BIG thank you to all of you that came out last night. The night was a great success all around. We all had a lot of fun rockin' with you guys and we hope to see you all again next month.


- The pictures from last night will be up on the site sometime in the next few days, so please check back with us soon for those.
- The WFMU record fair is this weekend and I urge all of you music nerds to attend. It's really something. I went this afternoon and dropped some serious change on some records for HHK. Tune back to the site soon to see what gems i was able to unearth.
- Next month's HHK will be our official 1 YEAR anniversary edition. But we don't expect gifts or anything... well... i mean... unless you want to.

Your host Diggedy aka J Digs aka J Digekty aka J Bumms aka J Funk Railroad aka Josh, might be showing up on the blog in the next couple days to re-cap last nights activities. He's good at remembering names. I'm not.

be good. enjoy the warm weather while it lasts.


Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Ever since they started airing that trailer for "Jarhead", I've had "Jesus Walks" in my head incessantly. Bom Bom Bom, Bom Ba Bom Bom Bom. Non Stop. It wasn't even this bad when the song was hot and the video was being aired. I don't know.

Speaking of Jesus, Sarah Silverman has a new movie coming out on November 11th (in NYC, anyways) called "Jesus Is Magic". I'm a fan.

Speaking of Magic, did you hear that Copperfields new "trick" is going to be impregnating a woman on stage --- from across the room. Seriously, is this what he's come to these days?

Speaking of catchy songs, cute girls, and magical performances ... be sure to come out this Friday night to our November edition of Hip Hop Karaoke. The weather is supposed to clear, warm, and perfect for spittin rhymes. Rothko. 10pm. Drinks, Prizes, Rapping, etc etc.