Saturday, August 26, 2006

You wanna front?


Thanks to EVERYONE who came out and helped us christen what we hope will become our new home for HHK (next installment is September 21st!)..

As for a recap of Thursday, where does one start?

The ladies, as always, jammed like a tech with correct techniques.. They set the tone for the evening, holding down five of the first six performances.. Aja got things started with a "Story To Tell" followed by Aris performing "Humpty Dance", and Damali making Dana Owens proud with her version of "Ladies First".. After Lev and Henry dropped "Ya Mama" - Joanne, Karen and Jess "Cold Rocked The Party" while the Dynamic Duo waxed poetic on "Lost Ones".

Next up? I mean, wow.... Wex dropped that oh so familiar water faucet beat, and none other than Jeru the motherphuckin Damaja took to the stage to rock "Come Clean".. After acknowledging his unfair homecourt advantage (it is his song after all), Jeru fulfilled a life long fantasy by killing Audio Two's "Top Billin".. Just an amazing moment...

And that was all just the beginning... Aden (happy birthday), Allan, Russell, Brandon, and what seemed like 95 other people burned through "Dwyck", "Bucktown", "Scenario", "Cream", and "Ante Up" throughout the evening.. Not a bad set list now that I'm looking at it... Toya and co. did their thing, moves included, on "Shoop".. Lisa, Tammi (happy birthday) and Crystal took us back with a little "Bonita Applebaum", and Bonita's distant cousin "Ms. Fat Booty" was blessed by Denise..

Emily...What can I say.. You did Nasir proud with "The World Is Yours".. Paul also did Illmatic
justice with "It Ain't Hard To Tell".. Kevin, Ryan, Gusto, and Steve (good luck upstate) made sure Ready To Die was represented lovely with "Unbelievable", "Warning", and "The What"..

Gold medal for the evening had to go to Charlie.. Absolutely MURDERED "Gimme Some More".. I'm hoping someone got that on tape... If that wasn't enough, Charlie stayed on stage to provide the beatbox for Lyrical Arsonists RIDICULOUS rendition of "Lesson Part 2".. Just a tremendous sequence.. Not to be outdone, Dan and Audra blew the roof off the Knitt with Dan being the Doug E to Audra's Ricky D on "La Di Da Di".. Didn't see it coming.. Want to see it again.

Robert Downey Jr.. "Triumph".. All by himself.. No lyrics.. To have seen it is to believe it.. All I can say is welcome back dude, and I'm sorry about the '94 Stanley Cup.

Alright.. It's 3:30am, and I think I might have covered about 1/4 of the evening.. In no particular order : Darryl, I know you're from Queens, but you and Danielle truly are "Brooklyn's Finest".. Dashaun killed "How Many MC's" (with Jeru as his hype man no less!).. Aja, very "Funky For You".. Scott, bless you for picking "TROY".. It should be done every month.. Rockia and Paul, your late night "Children's Story" was just what the doctor ordered..

Can't forget Sonya with "Next Episode", Jonas on "Hip Hop", Suspect dropping "Art of Storytellin' Part 2", Bootylicious with "Rump Shaker", and Dr.Phat with "Guilty Conscience"..

OHHHHHHH.. And Wex kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilled it on "Mona Lisa"....

Thanks to Rick for the photography as always.. Pics will be up shortly..

Start practicing for September!

Josh Diggedy

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

big time?

check out page 50!!!
have we now officially made it?


but we've certainly enjoyed some great press this week.

first, in the current issue of the Village Voice, we were honored in the "Voice Choices" section as pretty much the only you should be thinking about doing Thursday night in New York City.

second, i just saw our article in the nation's highest selling Hip Hop magazine, XXL. page 50, fool. tupac on the cover. we have the full article in our press section.

our biggest local print press and our biggest national print press all in the same week!

hope that means there'll be a house full of dope performances tomorrow night.

see you at the Knitt...

dj wex.

Monday, August 21, 2006

this thursday, yo!

it feels like it's been like 6 months since we've climbed on-stage to bring you an edition of HHK.

in reality, it hasn't been THAT long, but it certainly feels like it.

needless to say, we're quite AMPED to get back to doing what we love every month, especially in a new great setting.

(this) Thursday, August 24th, 2006
The Knitting Factory (74 Leonard St)
9pm signup, 10pm showtime

look forward to seeing you all there... get your songs picked... rehearsed... and ready to go.


Tuesday, August 15, 2006


What should I open with 8/24?

Post some suggestions...

Josh Diggedy

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

an updated blog?!? who, what, where!?!

yes, that's right folks, finally one of us has decided to come onto the "internet" and update this blog of ours. about time.

we've been busy gearing up for HHK's return to form... at our new monthly home: The Knitting Factory.

A couple of things about the Knitting Factory, for those of you are new to it...

The event is FREE. FREE to attend, FREE to perform.

It's a 2-Level, 400 capacity space that is very comfortable for an event like ours.

Also, it's ALL AGES. We've received emails here & there from the under 21 crowd who, until now, have been shut out from the HHK festivities. No longer. Come on in.

The main floor has 2 bars to drink from...

ummm.... and uh...

that's about it for now.

if you have a sec, and are a De La Soul fan... check this (cameos by Big Daddy Kane, Prince Paul, DMC, Krs-ONE, and more):


dj wex.