hey. hi. be sure to come early on Friday to get some free shit. the first 15 people through the door get a FREE official Hip Hop Karaoke T-Shirt.but but but wait... that's not all!the first 50 people through the door get a FREE ticket to a very special show at the Canal Room on Monday, February 6th, starring Little Brother, backed by a LIVE band.
that's right. free.
ok... more later. see you all soon.
Wex posted a hot Rhymefest track back in '05 "featuring" ODB's voice. For those who don't know, he co-wrote "Jesus Walks," and has lyrics that are either brilliant or corny depending on your mood just like Kanye (Except with deeper voice). His full-length drops March 7th and if it's all like this track, expect him to blow up.Rhymefest - DynomiteBig L , as sick as he was, never really wrote "songs" and always rocked the violent thug thing with a wink. Which makes "How Will I Make It" that much hotter. L at his most honest. Classic.Why post this now? Why not? Listening to Harlem's Finest: A Freestyle History. Check it.Big L - How Will I Make It?TAFKA J. New
So, as you can tell, the pictures from the January edition of HHK are now up on the site.
Also, I've been a record buying FOOL lately... and have managed to add some new songs...
Public Enemy - Public Enemy #1
MC Lyte - Ruffneck
Nas - Hate Me Now
Young Black Teenagers - Tap the Bottle
De La Soul - Oooh
O.C. - My World
Kool G. Rap - Ill Street Blues
more to come too...
Thanks to all of you for yet another packed house Friday at Rothko! It was a good night all around... solid performances, a good vibe, cute girlies... etcetera. My memory is horrible, really horrible, but I remember a couple of dudes absolutely destroying "Brooklyn's Finest". I think that might have been the first time anybody ever did that one. Also, HHK regs Gusto & Steve bringing the house down with the first ever "Wu-tang Clan Ain't Nuthin ta F'wit" performance. Dope shit...
The pictures from the January edition of HHK will be up on the site shortly, so be sure to check back soon for them. Also, we're doing a whole HHK website overhaul (I know you're REALLY excited about it). We're actually going to try and make this site look pretty, believe it or not... so look for that sometime in the next month or so.
So, I haven't bought the album yet, but I've been loving the song "Shooter" (so has the media) off of the new Lil' Wayne album. The song features Robin Thicke (80's TV icon Alan Thicke's son) on the chorus. Here's a video of the duo performing the song on Jay Leno. Check it out, overall, it's pretty dope. The only thing I keep thinking though, is how much better the performance would have come off if it had been G. Love on the track instead of Thicke Jr. I don't know... you be the judge.
Am I quoting Redman or Rod Stewart? You'll never know. Regardless, we added some good isht for tonight. EPMD's "You Gots To Chill," Kanye's "Touch the Sky," Gang Starr's "Code of the Streets," and 2 classic Wu songs from 36 chambers: "Can It Be All So Simple" and "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthin' to Fuck Wit." If someone picks the latter, I better not be the only one screaming.Thanks to AOL CityGuide for showin us love (Again!). We are officially "Offbeat Nightlife" (Offbeat? I wonder if that's a masked pun.) Check it.http://www.hiphopkaraokenyc.com/press/aol_cityguide2.jpgSee you tonight.TAFKA J. New
and thank goodness for that. throwing a new years party is a lot of work. more than i would have imagined. but overall, HHK's New Years party was a success and we couldn't be happier that we were able to help bring some casual beats & rhymes to a city full of schnah schnah nye events. so, a BIG thank you to everyone that came and had a great time with us... NOW... back to the business at hand... it's time for another installment of HHK. this Friday, January 6th, we come back to Rothko to do the damned thang. so come out, enjoy the fun freeness. it's free. that's what i meant. come say hi to me. i'll be nice. djwex... oh, a flick of Pete Rock on NYE at Rothko...