Wednesday, January 31, 2007


wex wednesday's presents...

dope songs about parents, growing up, etc.:

1. "All That I Got Is You" - Ghostface Killah
2. "Dear Mama" - 2pac
3. "Everything's Gonna Be Alright (Ghetto Bastard)" - Naughty By Nature
4. "Parents Just Don't Understand" - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
5. "Hey Mama" - Kayne West
6. "Momma" - Ghostface Killah (that's right, another song from the sensitive thug)
7. "Momma" - Brand Nubian
8. "Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)" - Jay-Z
9. "If... (My Mommy)" - Saigon
10. "Cleanin Out My Closet" - Eminem (a different type of momma song)


Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Important, yo!

due to a scheduling conflict at the Knitting Factory, Hip Hop Karaoke has been moved to Sunday, February 18th. we apologize to anyone that can't make it out on the 18th... i assure you, this one was out of our control.

before you say, "what?!?? SUNDAY!!?"... understand that the following Monday is President's Day... which means banks are closed, you won't be getting any mail, and you probably won't be going to work. so all of a sudden, Sunday night is a party night.

Hip Hop Karaoke
Sunday, Feb 18th, 2007
9pm signup
10pm showtime

please HELP by spreading the word and letting people know of the date change... we really appreciate it....

also, we were able to snag a historic date for the March edition of HHK... Friday, March 9th.

let me know if you have any questions.

dj wex.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

note to self... avoid plains.

check out the big news story in the former Prez's hometown, Plains, GA here:

my favorite part of the article is the last line, "As for Plains, the town's attorney, Jimmy Skipper, revealed that he hasn't explored the legality of the ban."

right. awesome.

- - - wex

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

R.I.P. Disco D

"Dave Shayman (aka Disco D) was found dead this morning of an apparent suicide. He was 27 years old."

You used to destroy it at Filter 14 back in the day, man.

50 Cent (Produced by Disco D) - "Ski Mask Way"

Go HERE for more info.

New Album of the Week Feature

Just a heads up that starting today, one of the HHK crew begins a weekly feature on (the home of hip-hop/rock/electronic/hipster music URB Magazine) cleverly titled "Album of the Week." Need new music? Check URB every Monday morning for a new album with links to Myspace page, samples etc. It won't always be hip-hop, but it'll always be good.

URB's Album of the Week

- J. New

Monday, January 22, 2007

che-che-che-che-check it out...

diggedy killed it on "Slam". in case you missed it... we have it on video in our media section... or, right here:

--- wex.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Pre-Illmatic Nas Tracks

Most Nas fans probably know "Live at the Barbecue" but "Back to the Grill" and "Just Another Day in Projects"? Moistworks threw up a bunch of pre-Illmatic Nas tracks that are def worth checking out. Highlight: "Nas Will Prevail" may sound a bit familiar to you. Enjoy.

Part 1

Part 2

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

it's the accessories.

further proof that rap is like wrestling.

wex wednesday's presents... the accessories... and the rappers that go with them:

1. Treach - machete, masterlock.
2. Slick Rick - eye patch, loads of gold, including his mouth full of gold teeth.
3. Pete Nice - cane.
4. Luke - naked girls.
5. Flavor Flav - hmmm... what was his thing again??
6. Eazy-E - Compton hat.
7. DMX - a barking dog.
8. Ghostface Killah - bathrobe & wally's.
9. Redman - some tissue in his nose.
10. Snoop Dogg - all blue Chuck's.

- - - wex.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

HHK Pics - Online and On Sale!

HHK pics from December and January are online now. Go HERE for 'em. Apologies for the delay but we think you'll agree they're worth the wait.

Also, our trusty photographer Rick Purcell, aka the guy with the camera feverishly running around Knitting Factory every month, is selling selected 8 x 10 photos of January's shots. Now you can memorialize your HHK performance in your apartment or give a gift to your moms proving you conquered that little stagefright problem.

You can get 'em by going HERE.

If you have any questions or would like to request prints of any other photos appearing on the HHK website, please email Rick at

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Kids With Cameras, a not-for-profit organization created to help the children featured in the 2005 documentary Born Into Brothels through sales of their photographs. So do something good for somebody and grab one, ya heartless soul!

Next HHK: Thursday, Feb. 22. Don't sleep.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

"cuz i'm wise enough...

... to know when a gift needs given... "

a big congrats to the winner of our "name that tunes" game, Naim, who correctly identified all three songs for the grand prize of 2 tickets to the upcoming Slick Rick show in February. dope!

and also a big thank you to all of you who came out on friday night to one of, if not our best, edition of HHK at the Knitting Factory. you all killed it. from obscure joints like "rock co.kane flow" to hard performances like "shook ones"... everybody slammed it. including digs.

our next edition of HHK will be at the Knitting Factory on February 22nd. it's a Thursday night ya'll... so we bumped up the times an hour... for all of you who have to be up early the next day for "work". 9pm signup, 10pm show.

for all of you who are looking for the pics... they'll be up on the site on Tuesday (for dec and jan).

sorry for the delay.


- - - - wex

Thursday, January 11, 2007

HHK tomorrow night... yo.

will you be there?

you can bet that josh doggy digg's, j newmie new new the third, and dj wexington ave will be. (worst alias ever? probably.)

10:00pm signup/doors
11:00pm showtime

the knitting factory.
74 leonard st.
Free Free Free.

we still have lots of new songs that need to be broken in... keep that in mind...


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

never gone gold.

(the return of Wex Wednesday's... to the beat ya'll)

the RIAA standard for an album to be certified "Gold" is 500,000 units sold.

the following artists never got there:

1. Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo
2. Brand Nubian
3. Nice & Smooth
4. Ultramagnetic MC's
5. Special Ed

a shame isn't it?

not a shame...



Tuesday, January 09, 2007

i heart gadgets...

maybe you do to.

if so...

understand that the whole game is about to be changed. finally.

ladies & gents... the iPhone.

june 2007.


Thursday, January 04, 2007

DJ You Don't Know Mixes 800 Songs You Do

I got some minor issues with this one -- particularly the talking every 3 seconds part -- but still worth a post. This DJ mixes 800 classic songs in 48 minutes. How do I know there are really 800? I don't. But it's a lot. See how many songs from our song list you can spot.

800 Classics in 48 Minutes (From Idolator)

And someone who either has WAAAAAYYYY too much free time or is the Rainman of hip-hop posted the tracklisting HERE.

- J. New

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Free Talib Kweli Album Available for Download

As a special New Years' treat, Talib Kweli's new EP, produced in full by Madlib, is available for download for free HERE. Enjoy.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy 2007!

looking forward to mo' betta HHK's and all that...

happy new year to you and all...

peace from dj wex, j new, and diggedy diggs...

much love!