Monday, December 25, 2006


The One and Only

Saturday, December 23, 2006

all i know...

... is that k-dot is a beast on the HHK stage.

that's it.

that's all i got.

have a good holiday...



Thursday, December 21, 2006

HHK's 2-Year Anniversary/New Lifesavas Track

Friday marks the 2-year anniversary of Hip Hop Karaoke and to celebrate, well, we are doing another edition of Hip Hop Karaoke at Knitting Factory.

Hip Hop Karaoke
Your Chance to Rhyme

Friday, Dec. 22
Sign-up at 10, Show at 11

Knitting Factory
74 Leonard St. between Church St. and Broadway
New York City

Can't join us this Friday? Next edition: Friday, Jan. 12.

And to all you Quannum heads, a new Lifesavas track with Nas and Fishbone is floating around this here Internet. Check it.

"Dead Ones" - Lifesavas feat. Nas and Fishbone

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

R.I.P. Beat Street

Beat Street was one of the most famous hip-hop record stores in New York, if not the world. It closed up shop in October but the below movie, a video eulogy if you will, was worth a post.

Also: The Daily News wrote about the closing here.

Monday, December 18, 2006

color me hilarious!

step 1: cut a hole in the box
step 2: put yo' junk in that box
step 3: make her open the box

if you haven't seen it already...

Andy Samberg & Justin Timberlake's SNL Digital Short: "Dick in a Box"

Fellas, how can we get Samberg out to HHK??

- wexxx.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Cuban Rap

NY Times has an excellent read on rappers in Cuba. Who knew there was a Cuban Rap Agency set up by the government? Check it.

Cuba’s Rap Vanguard Reaches Beyond the Party Line

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

rap theme songs.

... to non-rap films.

wex wednesday's ya'll... and ya don't stop...

1. "Crooklyn" - Crooklyn Dodgers (Film: Crooklyn)'
2. "Ghostbusters" - Run DMC (Film: Ghostbusters II)
3. "Rap Summary (Lean On Me) - Big Daddy Kane (Film: Lean On Me)
4. "Addams Groove" - MC Hammer (Film: Addams Family)
5. "Deep Cover" - Dr. Dre feat Snoop (Film: yup, you guessed it, Deep Cover)

*honorable mention's to: Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio (Film: Dangerous Minds) & the infamously horrible, "Ninja Rap" by whatshisface.


- wex

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

He's Still Alive?!?!

If they ever show the proceedings on Court TV, I'm springing for cable.

Evel Knievel Sues Kanye West Over Video (thx BV)

You can view the offending video here

And the always-on point The Smoking Gun has the lawsuit in question here

Monday, December 11, 2006

New Songs Added.

D-Nice - Call Me D-Nice
Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs - I Got To Have It
Run D.M.C. - Mary, Mary
Notorious B.IG. - Mo' Money Mo' Problems
Fugees - Nappy Heads (Remix)
Nas - One Love
Mos Def - Sunshine
Dead Prez - Turn Off the Radio
Cam'ron - What Means the World to You
The Fu-Schnickens & Shaq - What's Up Doc?
Il Al Skratch - Where My Homiez?

check the song list for lyrics.



cameos on the low, yo.

our friends over at Brooklyn Bodega came up with a super fresh look at some unknown or forgotten cameos in some of our ol' favorite videos...


well done, bodega.


Thursday, December 07, 2006

Nas Interview - Pitchfork?

Pitchfork, arbiters of indie cool, interviewed Nas ahead of Hip-Hop is Dead. If I was a lawyer, I would yell "Objection! Leading the witness!" on a lot of the questions, but still pretty interesting.

Nas Interview on Pitchfork

- J. New

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


that's right party people... even though jay wished for my demise (see blog comments the post below)... i'm back with another installment of "Wex Wednesdays".

this week... we're going to discuss our favorite songs about performing live.

in no particular order (wex's wednesdays have no particular order), some of my favorites...

1. "award tour" by a tribe called quest
2. "move the crowd" by eric b. & rakim
3. "the show" by doug e. fresh & mc ricky d
4. "love on display" by brother ali
5. "soliloquy of chaos" by gang starr

remember when rappers cared about their live show?

- wex

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

petition for no more "new" videos?


just want to give ya'll an early heads up that we've managed to add 13 new songs for DEC 22!!

no joke.

all from original vinyl 12 inches ... for you haters out there. fact is, we HHK'ers hit up the annual record fair last month and opened our wallets up. we didn't find anything like THIS though. fucking insane!!

i'll wait 'till we get the lyrics straight to let you know what they are... but let's just say we got classics!!

so maybe if you feel like you've already picked out the perfect song... maybe you should wait and see what we have in-store...


Cops Are Your Friend

Here in New York, no one is foolish enough to own a car, but if you do happen to get pulled over, HHK might be good practice.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Just Because

Church & Hip Hop?

and i'm not talking about rev run.

the two are combining rapidly.

gospel rap ya'll.

it kind of makes sense, i suppose.

unlike my post.

Read Here.