Friday, October 27, 2006

diggin' in the archives.

i (somewhat accidentally) found some old HHK clips on my computer...

and they're dope!!!

check the multimedia section to peep them.

we got the incredible Smooth B impersonation from Doni D. on "Funky For You"...

Charlie absolutely killing "Da Goodness" (which is my fav Charlie performance yet)...

and Kevin... getting the crowd Opin with "I Got Cha Opin"...



Thursday, October 26, 2006


his name is D-Nice.

if you haven't been there... go there.

if you're reading this blog, chances are you already know who D-Nice is.

but you probably have no idea that he keeps himself QUITE busy these days as a sought-after party DJ (i'm talking Puffy parties... not weddings) ... as well as being a professional photographer.

that link above is to his blog. it's updated regularly... and he often shares his journeys in conjunction with some of his ill b&w photos.

he also tends to share some gems from the golden days...

(D-Nice and a then very young Kid Rock)



Wednesday, October 25, 2006

we fixed it, yo.


it came to our attention that we were having some bounce backs from our email address.

i fixed it.

i dont know what the problem was. but i fixed it.

so email us again.

also, if you can think of anything else that needs to be addressed on our new FAQ section... post it in the comments.

- wex

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Freakqwently Asked ?uestions Online

The HHK mailbox gets flooded with literally hundreds of thousands of e-mails a hour. Many of these are asking for Wex's digits but a precious few actually revolve around the event itself. With that in mind, we posted up a FAQ that is sure to be added, amended, redacted and any other fancy editing word you got in the near future. But we think this solves some of the, um, frequently asked questions of us.

You can check it through the "About" section or just click HERE for ludicrous speed to it.

In other news, which album will be worse:




Best comment in the comments section wins a free Champagne lunch at Tavern on the Green. Or nothing.

See ya on the 11th.

- J

Monday, October 23, 2006

bud presents... the next HHK

what does that mean for you?

well, not much.

but it does mean that we are having our first ever drink special, of sorts:

it’s only $4 for all bud and bud light bottles, as well as their new 16 oz aluminum bottle (oxy moron??).

in new york, as sad as it is, $4 for a beer is a DEAL.

carry on.


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

November's Edition of HHK Announced!

mark your calendars, party people:

Saturday, November 11th, 2006
Sign-up at 10 PM
Show at 11 PM

HHK on a Saturday night!!!

We need to add that "rollerskating jam" with the quickness!!




Lend me your ears...

In the interest of keeping the event fresh and lively, we have removed certain songs from the list.

I cannot emphasize enough that this had NOTHING to do with ANYONE'S performances (on the contrary actually, because some of these songs were done as good if not better than the actual artist). Some of these songs haven't even been done once!

The HHK triumverate meet monthly to discuss all things HHK, and this month we went down the list song by song to see which should stay in the starting line-up, and which should sit out the next couple of plays.

Here is the list :

ATCQ - Find A Way
Eminem - I'm Shady
Eminem - Way I Am
Eric B & Rakim - Follow the Leader
Geto Boys - Damn It Feels Good
Jay-Z & Em - Renegade
Keith Murray - Most Beautifullest
Roots - Stay Cool
Run DMC - King of Rock

As always, we are scouring record stores, Ebay, J New's mom's garage, etc for new records to add. We always welcome suggestions, and if you find a record/s we think will make a great addition, we'll buy it from you (face value, though..don't pull any "this record is out of print and cost me $499.99" ish).

That's all for now...

Your friendly neighborhood host,

Josh Diggedy

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Most Beautifullest Thing in this World.

I don't know if any of you caught the EPMD reunion show this past Saturday night (Sunday morning) but it was crazy. Digs and I were in full effect... rapping along to Mr Cee's pre-show ADD set. Then got to see Keith Murray, Redman, Das Efx, and many others jump up & help EPMD ring in their first show in 8 years! Erick & Parrish killed it... despite having to battle through shitty mic sound... and really made us feel like it was 10 years ago all over again. word to EPMD.

In other news... the HHK staff have a good, and very talented, friend named Dustin Glick.

Dustin is the creator of

check out today's comic here - a funny take on the fall of CBGB

anyway, i asked Dustin to take a stab at putting the HHK Staff on paper and he came through with the quickness. all three of us got a kick out of this:

props to Dustin. geah.

November HHK date should be announced today. be on the look out and mark your calendars.



Monday, October 16, 2006

one two, one two.

howdy party people.

as Jay said below... a big THANK YOU to everyone that came out and partied with us on Friday night at the Knitt. we had a very nice (not nice meaning nice but nice meaning big) crowd and we really appreciate all of the support.

check out the pics section of the site... as i've just added the pictures from Friday night.

i'm waiting to hear from the Knitting Factory what our November date is going to be... but i presume it'll be mid-month... as usual. as soon as i know it, i'll let everybody know right here on the blog. so check back, yo.


Sunday, October 15, 2006

From Radio to the Video (To Arsenio?)

Big thanks to everyone who came out last Friday to the Knit and helped make the night so memorable. We've added a new Multimedia section with exclusive HHK performances by Rhymefest, Jeru the Damaja, Big Daddy Kane, and a few of the many great performances seen at HHK. We'll be adding video regularly so check it out HERE and let us know what you think in the comments!

- J. New

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

drum roll please...

his brain is infected by devils!

wrapping up last month... we now have the photos from September's edition of HHK up on the site for your viewing pleasure!

sorry about the delay on those flix.... but life get's hectic every now and then.

a big thank you to Rick for coming through and taking dope shots... appreciate it.

really looking forward to this Friday's HHK, it's going to be crazy, me thinks.

dj wex.

Monday, October 09, 2006

New Songs For Friday

We added some certified classics this month for our special edition of Hip Hop Karaoke this Friday at Knitting Factory. Sign-up at 10, show at 11. You know the drill. Sign-up is first-come first-serve, so get there early!

Boogie Down Productions - The Bridge Is Over
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - The Message
Jay-Z - Encore
Slick Rick - Mona Lisa
Special Ed - I Got It Made
Talib Kweli - Good to You

Check the song list for lyrics and get to work practicin!

- J

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Hip Hop Honors Week!!!

If you didn't know, now you know.

next week is Hip Hop Honors Week here in the big apple. The week is brought to you by the good folks at VH1 and the City of New York.

there is a magnitude of special events happening during the week... leading up to the airing of the annual Hip Hop Honors Award Show aired on VH1. the awards were taped last night at Hammerstein Ballroom here in NYC and yours truly was on-hand to check it out:

(taken during the Wu-Tang Clan performance)

The week was also broken down in yesterday's New York Post.... with their article on the top 10 things to check out during Hip Hop Honors Week. Hip Hop Karaoke was listed at #5. Check the full article HERE.

Pretty dope, right?

So the point is... this is a special week in NYC for Hip Hoppers... and it's being topped off by a very special Hip Hop Karaoke at the Knitting Factory. Friday, October 13th, yo.

one you shouldn't miss.

dj wex.

Saturday, October 07, 2006


Yesterday, the HHK staff and two of it's devout regulars, Charlie & Axiom, had the honor of appearing on Sirius Radio for the second time.

We got the call early last week to appear on the Cypha Sounds Effect morning show and you best believe we hopped to it.

We went on the air about 10:30am... and held it down until the show ended, around noon.

Charlie & Axiom had a couple turns on the mic... "battling" their brand of HHK against some of the shows callers.

Anywoo... it was a lot of fun... a big thank you to the show's co-hosts, Angela, DJ Wonder, and Emoticon...

We'll be putting up a new "multimedia" section on the website shortly... and hope to have some clips of Friday's show up on there for you to check out. word.

oh, and to keep it interesting... THIS (mp3 download) is the new Jay-Z single. thoughts?

i think it's garbage.

dj wex.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

He's Still Around

For the two people that have yet to see this. Enjoy it now as the rest of the HHK crew will prob ban my blogging privileges after this.

- J