First of all, a BIG THANK YOU to everyone that came out to party with us last night on the Rocks Off Boat Cruise. We really had a great time and can only hope that you did too. As promised, we awarded prizes for the night's best performances. They were as follows:1st Place Prize ($200) - Barry Blends - "Juicy"2nd Place Prize ($100) - Charlie - "Da Goodness"3rd Place Prize ($50) - Henry & Lev - "Award Tour"Congrats to those fellas!Now, on to our big announcement!HIP HOP KARAOKE HAS MOVED ITS MONTHLY FREE EVENT TO:The Knitting Factory74 Leonard St @ Church StNew York, NY 10013www.knittingfactory.comThe next event will be on THURS, AUGUST 24th, 2006 at 9:00 p.m. Spread the word... we need to make sure this one is action-packed!peace,dj wex.
a week from today, Hip Hop Karaoke will take place aboard the "Half Moon"!!!
it's going to be the first (and possibly last??) time that:
- HHK will be a competition ($200 1st place, $100 2nd place, $50 3rd place). So bring your A-game people, we're expecting some crazy performances.
- HHK will be on the water! you're first and last opportunity to make sure that lady liberty hears you spit "public enemy #1". what!?!
there are still a few DISCOUNTED tickets available. please go to www.ticketweb.com and use the access code JIGGA (in all caps) to get a $5 discount off the ticket price. quite the bargain.
if you've never been on a rocks off concert cruise... here's what you can expect:
"The cruise leaves from 23rd Street & FDR Drive (East River) It heads south along the East River and passes underneath the 3 major bridges (Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn) then cruises through NY Harbor and "parks" at the Statue of Liberty for Approximately 30 minutes. It then cruises through the harbor some more and heads back under the bridges. The cruise offers extraordinary views of downtown Manhattan & Brooklyn, The Statue of Liberty, and New Jersey. The Half Moon is a 2 level boat, with a full bar and bathrooms on the lower level. HHK is on the upper level, which has a roof, but is open on the sides. There is also and open deck on the upper level where smoking is allowed".
get them tickets!
oh ya, the MAY PHOTOS are now up on the site. we're really sorry that it took so long to get them up there...
(this is going to be an action-packed post, so brace yourself)hey hey hey... so, we tend to get quite a few emails from people suggesting songs that they want to see added to our song list. most of which are great suggestions... so, i thought this would be a good moment to give a little P.S.A. on how our song list works.if you've been to the event, you know that this is NOT a karaoke event with a "karaoke machine" with a screen, the bouncing ball, and all that good stuff. our tracks come from the B-side's of 12 inch vinyl records. which means that there are several key determining factors that we have to deal with when adding songs to our list. the one that most impacts which songs are get added is very simple: can we obtain a correct, original, instrumental version of the song (like i said, most often on vinyl)? this task is easier said than done. many of the songs that are suggested, and other songs we would love to find, are simply out of print and very difficult and/or expensive to come by. we do our best to search out and purchase good, new songs for the event... but it indeed does leave some to be desired. if you want to help search out these instrumental versions, feel free to join me at A-1 Records, the Sound Library, or Turntable Lab on any given Sunday afternoon. I'll be there... wallet in hand.speaking of adding new songs, new for this month:Redman - I'll Bee Dat (can't WAIT for this to be performed... it's been on my wish-list for quite some time)Dilated Peoples - Worst Comes to Worst (we needed some backpacker LA hip hop)Rahzel - All I Know (hit single from hiphop's #1 beatboxer)M.O.P. - Cold As Ice (the more mashoutposse on the list, the better!)So, onwards. We've been able to get ahold of a handful of discounted tickets for this month's HHK on the Rocks Off Boat Cruise! To get the discount ($5 off each ticket!) go to THIS LINK and use the access code JIGGA (in all caps). Sssshh... if you need any other info regarding the concert cruise, contact us. thanks for listening, dj wex.