Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Biggest HHK Announcement To Date.

We’ve been teasing you for a minute now about what’s coming up for HHK and the cat is officially ready to come out of the bag. This Friday, November 2 at the Knit (Sign-up: 10:30; Show: 11) will be the last HHK of the year as we prepare for:

The 1st Annual Hip Hop Karaoke Championship

Whu?! Who?! *Crowd goes wild!!!*

January 25, 2008 at the Highline Ballroom
, 12 of HHK’s fiercest will battle out for the crown of HHK NYC Champion (and some loot) in front of celebrity judges. Check out our dedicated page HERE for event and contestant info.

A quick note:
In a perfect world, we’d have dozens of competitors battle this one out as there have been so many people that have torn down the stage at HHK. Sadly, logistics forced us to make some extremely hard decisions.

Tickets are available now via
Ticketweb for $12 in advance/$15 day of show. We will be selling service fee-free tickets this Friday at the Knitting Factory.

Tickets will go fast so get ‘em early. More info to come. Stay tuned...

HHK's J. New makes the big announcement:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the words of the immortal Shawn J.:

I'M HYPE!!! (I had to paraphrase it and take out the "STILL," since it hasn't happened yet, but damn, this is one helluva announcement!)

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sister Christian" is clearly the perfect soundtrack song for this announcement. Nice work.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Charlie said...

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11:41 AM  
Blogger Charlie said...

damn me for not buying when i had the chance.

and please no bizarro simon judges.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

imma get on my Kanye right now and say



1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my mind, RDJ wins for best photo on the flyer. What song was he doing in that photo? Good luck to all of the contestants. This is gonna be legendary.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Well, I'm hurt. And no Kev either?? This is no way to treat the crew.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok now that i've calmed down and gotten over the shock, i wanna congratulate all the contestants...and i will definitely be there to support you all!

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There could have easily been 25 individuals picked for this event, and to be one of the "chosen 12" I am honored. The HHK staff have been working hard putting this together, and I am sure picking the contestants was one of the hardest tasks. I don't envy you guys at all.

I have never looked at HHK as a competition, so that concept is a little strange. However, the Championship is going to bring the best out of us all, and create a night of performances all hip-hop fans will enjoy!

I hope to see a lot of familiar faces in the crowd, supporting this huge event, as well as showing all the newcomers what a great show HHK is month after month!

3:01 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

lil elvis

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel you, Lil' Elvis. I performed "Simon Says" at The Delancey and everybody was making noise. It was all boos but whatever. All the ladies done what I said. That should get me in the Championship and through the first round on G.P.

For real, kid.

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel what K-Dot said. Two things about this event make me sad: knowing that some of my fave performers won't be onstage with us that night; and knowing that I'm going to be forced to make noodle kugel out of some of my other fave performers and then eat that kugel in front of 700 screaming people, and all the while looking like I'm enjoying myself, as opposed to being racked with remorse.

Everything else about the event makes me happy.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

all the PC sentimental shit is booooring. who erased the lil elvis post? rep yoself corporate type!

3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i erased the lil elvis post. because i got inside info that it was not the real lil elvis. if it had been the real lil elvis, i would have made the post bold. or gold. or something. moral of the story, dont fake the funk while pretending to be a hhk legend like lil elvis.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

word? ok then. i'm the real charlie - i swear it.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

noodle kugel?!?!?

You couldn't choose a better dish to start talkin' junk with?!?!?!

You better eat up that afternoon, 'cause I can assure you Noodle Kugel a la K-Dot will not be on the menu!

PB & RDJ sammiches. . . now that's another story. . . hehehehehe

4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey man, where I come from -- the shtetl -- the minute someone brings the noodle kugel smack talk, it's ON.

But we can do it your way.

Post up all you want,
But the menu gets no thinner,
'Cause K is for Kraft
And the Dot? Time for Dinner.


4:08 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

don't you guys have some special website or something where you can do this?

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Charlie. Josh-n-em have us penned up in cages, and only throw us food scraps if we talk trash to each other on public blog forums. They say they're trying to make us lean and hungry for "The Battle". Not that I couldn't stand to lose a few pounds, but I never wanted to be a ruthless dissing machine...

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y'all got beef, I see.

It don't matter what you two eat, I'ma give y'all the runs, drippin.

Squish, squish, fellas. You'll drop unexpectedly like bird shit.

Sleep on your stomachs.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that is much better, but it still needs some work
'Cause I'll be on point like the tines on a fork.
When K's on the mic, with Wex on the one's & twos
I'll eat like a King, the second I'm done with you.

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Welcome to the fracus Axiom!

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a strange feeling going up against my fellow Superfriendz crew members among others.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Yeah, I must say, I think this is somewhat counter to the true spirit of hhk.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And as for dee phunk's thoughts let me say for the record that I HATE MY PHOTO THEY POSTED.

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

K-Deezy, I'm always down for a food fight, if I can catch somebody lunchin'! Ha ha ha...

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the trash talking going around lets all agree that while this is some serious ish nobody's going to jump off a bridge if they don't win. Myself included of course.

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Shawn 100%, but I don't look at it like I'm battling specific contestants. I'm going to go out, hopefully have a few great performances. . . and show the crowd how it goes down at HHK. If my performace(s) give me some accolades. . . that's just bonus.

This is going to be the biggest crowd HHK has seen, and I'm confident that all 12 of us are going to make it extremely difficult for the judges. . . the hip-hop fans in the crowd that night. . . they will be the real winners.

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are making me hungry. I think I'll ride my Scooter with to a deli, where I'll get the Chef to make a peanut butter and RDJ sandwich which I'll cut in quarters with my Axiom and feed it to Elizabeth, Camille, Dashaun and Doni D, then I'll fatten up my own Pancho with a grilled Robin. No cash, pull out the credit card and sign on the K-dotted line. Period.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good trash talker at all I am not.

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No bridge jumpin' here, and the trash talkin' is all in good fun. . . awkward yes. . . but fun.

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shawn J. . . you are hillarious.

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter which way its cut and dried it still comes out to 12 mc's and 1 microphone on 1 stage. So for the first time its not just about pleasing the crowd, now its about digging deep and showing off the heavy artillery.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I don't win I'm doing it Mobb Deep style, Drink Away the pain. It'll be me and a bottle of Jameson @ the bar to the s*it closes down. Then I'll get on the A-Train and wake up at 207th st. wino style dun dun.

This should be a good event because at the end of the day I'm battling myself. If I lose I'm blamming it on the man anyway. isiah Thoma is my hype man. You know what that means.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the Force be with you all.....except on January 25th 2008.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and Doni, I guess that means you're gonna lose to a girl thats bigger than you so we now know SOMEBODY who's NOT making it to the 2nd round...

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shawn J.,

F that. I think I told you what I'ma do if I don't win. I'ma catch you for your pot of gold, BK style, after the show. Road to the riches, baby. Manhattan keeps on makin' it...

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey everybody. i hope everyone here knows this is all in good fun. this is not going to be the last hhk or anything of the sort, so after it comes and goes, no matter who wins, no matter how much doni spends at the bar :), we're still going to be doing our monthly (non competitive) hhk. this is just something we're doing to step up the event, try something bigger, have some fun, etc. it's not the end of hhk as you know it. ye heard?

carry on.

and ps- shawn j, your photo is dope as hell.

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think with the 12 selected being among the dopest HHKers of all time, I think song selection's gonna be the determining factor. For example, who would win out of Scooter's "Simon Says" vs. Axiom's "Bombs Over Baghdad"? (my favorite by both of them.)

5:09 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

whatever. y'all think you're slick with the trash talking. well, i'm gonna make a guarantee that none of you celebs can make.

no one is going to beat me on jan 25.

now eat my jelly bellies.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

i'm sorry k-dot, you know i love you, but ...

"the hip-hop fans in the crowd that night. . . they will be the real winners"

can i get a capri sun with that line?

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL. I'm not talking Isiah 07, but Isiah 88. Y'all lucky I'm a nice guy. This ain't a competition, it's Celebration Bitches. CHARLIE MURPHY. What did the five finger say to the face...

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh sh*t, Doni didn't have to play to win the Championship!!!!!!!!!!!

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

K-Dot --

"Work" rhymes with "Fork" the way "K-Dot" rhymes with "champion": barely.

Come correct with your rhymes, son!

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RDJ got heat. I'm done. Goodbye. I hope this don't start beef. We don't need anymore dead rappers. Keep the peace. I wonder what would be the HHK equivalent of Saigon vs Prodigy? Nas vs Jay-Z. Gucci Mane vs Young Jeezy(wait ain't no drug dealers @ HHK)

Early request, can we get some old 3 six Mafia on the song list. Some Pastor Troy, something Trill.

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah. . . RDJ its obvious you studyed your rhyme stylings form Dr. Suess, and delivery means nothing to you. Do you have a Webster's handy to check all your favorite artists' rhymes phonetically first? Put me on a track, and I'll freestyle you back to the "Weird Science" days. Stick to storytellin' song intros before I have to go record a dis record.

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Honestly-I think diss records right now would be quite funny. Members of the Superfriends dissing each other. Allegations of Wex Smacking somebody up on the D Train. Let's get it poppin my dude!

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you plan to put in 'work' and have RD on a 'fork' /
Nah, I split your verbs like atoms, round you up to the nearest quark /
I'd serve you like pork if it wasn't unkosher /
Come drop your dis record K-Dot, if you're so sure.

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Truth be told, I'm scared of this dude come January 25th! But don't tell 'im!)

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*walks in the post, pop locks all over the place, stares everyone in the eyes, moonwalks out*

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really saw that shit as I read it. I saw you locking with a red adidas suit, kangol, cazelles and puma clydes and then you all of a sudden had on some tight black pants(pause)a gliter filled glove and a jerry curl moonwalking out of the scene.

10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


*deephunk steals thread*

11:13 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

rdj - i think you're more shel silverstein than doctor seuss. with a bit of weird al thrown in. wait, i'm getting an idea here ... it may be time to drop the rdj for a new moniker - weird silverstein. what do you think?

6:14 AM  
Blogger Charlie said...

oh, and i keep on forgetting to raise this point ...

doni - you need to check your spelling. it's not CHARLIE MURPHY. it's CHAHLEE MUFEEE. and fuck yo couch!

6:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone up for a game of HHK? Shirts against Blouses....

9:41 AM  
Blogger Charlie said...

i'll make the pancakes

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I rock well like Shel with no Light up in the Attic,
Fuck Silverstein, gimme silver- screen loot, with no Static;
'Cause I'll Bounce you if you Cling to my style like balls of lint --
Get your mind all Downey fresh like a blast of wintermint,
Now take a hint, grab a fork, I go whole hog like a Harley,
Yo and I don't take "weird" shorts from no weirdos named...
nah, I ain't even sayin it.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

don't hold your breath when selections are being made for the freestyling championship.

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a freestyle? Wow....I heard better verses from kids battling to the Mister Softee ice cream truck beat...sorry RDJ, but that SUCKED.

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

November 2nd we should get together and do a posse cut for the finale. This way we can end the night on a good note, and prepare for the battle. Sort of like a "Last Supper" sort of thing.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

would love to shawn, but jay new only allows me one stage appearance per show. any chance you could hustle me a hall pass?

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

charles. c'mon homey.

if there is said posse cut happening, you jump your ass on up there.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

thank ya sir.

did you hear that new? i'm pre-cleared, beeatch.

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y'all just can't handle my multi-layered flow, and that's fine. Go ahead. Exercise your right to be ignorami.

And no "origami" jokes. I said ignorami . Plural of ignoramus. It's a kind of dinosaur.

6:08 PM  
Blogger urbanrhetoric said...

sadness. joe and i didn't make the cut...and to think, we could've been the rapping duo!

btw, the baby is here. and he is so going to be a hhk-head, for these 2 reasons:

1. mommy performed while pregnant
2. he was born on uncle charlie's bday

coincidence? i think not.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

word, p.

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my god, Emily's right: this is bringing out the worst in us! In me! I love you guys, for real... let's not fight.

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any suggestions on a posse cut? I'd like to see some fresh "posse cut" faces up there if at all possible.

8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I mean, Triumph's got like 10 rappers on it.

I saw an instrumental for Protect Ya Neck (The Jumpoff) -- the posse cut single from The W, with the time-machine elevator in the video -- at some record store a while back, but the brass vetoed it. I dig it. It has one of my fave U-God one-liners: "Bitch / I put my dick on ya lips!"

Ummm... how 'bout that tribute to Arsenio all those rappers did on his last-ever show? That was a posse cut. Boy, was it ever.

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I happen to like "The Jump Off," love that Gza verse

The athlete, with his iron cleat in the ground. . .

ahhh. . . so fresh!

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i"ll check my vinyl collection and see if my copy of the juice crew- the symphony has an instramental. If so i'm craig g. thanks for the spelling correctness charlie. Charlie, do you know Hip Hop Junkies, I have the vinyl. We can bogard the stage on some mid 90's s*it, you snuff Josh I'll tie Wex up and we can rock, then run out the venue.

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My version has marly marl sratching "drop of a dime baby" all over the beat. Ah well.

11:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey K-Dot, let's do it. As long as I can be U-God and Deck. "Brandish your weapon or get dropped to the canvas."

11:51 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

doni - i'm game for symphony and/or hip hop junkies but would definitely need to know my assigned verses by tonight so that i can make sure i get them memorized. i know bits and pieces, but not wholes.

k-dot: i haven't been included in a posse cut for several shows now so if someone is getting fresh faced out it's not going to be. anyway, i've already had it up to here with the fresh-facing - you feel me?

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charlie: Not sure what you mean by "had it up to here," but I was leaning more towards someone other than me being involved. There are a handful of performers that are in the front row supporting us, and it may be a good time to let some of them get involved with the posse cut silliness.

RDJ: Didn't you say the "The Jumpoff" was already turned down? I endorse the song, but it might be too late to get it added for Friday night. The posse cut will likely have to come from the current song list.

Maybe the HHK staff can chime in, and give a yay or nay? I'm down for whatever. . . whether I am performing, or not.

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Jumpoff was turned down, but that was over a year ago, and there's been a lot of off-the-list rarities approved since then...

When I first suggested it to Josh, he thought I was talking about Pinky Ring (Uzi). I understand the confusion (two Wu comeback albums in two years), but Jumpoff is the far superior song.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Charlie said...

k-dot: walk in the shoes of someone less fortunate than yourself ...

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love you all, but this blog post has just reached silly proportions..

- Unfortunately, we cannot add any tracks to the song list at this point. If someone wants to add a song in the future, all you have to do is give us sufficient notice, and we'll decide amongst ourselves.
- With regards to posse cuts and people being left off? My recollection is that there have been only 2 done. "Scenario(remix)", and "Protect Ya Neck".
- RDJ, my bad man. I thought you meant "The Jump Off" that was the B-side on Mellow Man Ace's single for "Mentirosa"!!! Why didn't you clarify that?????????
; )
I know both songs well homey. Don't recall any confusion on my part. However, if you'd like to ask the HHK crew again via e-mail, we'd happily give you that answer.


10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By "less fortunate" do you mean those without food or shelter. . . or those who don't take the HHK stage? C'mon man. . . at the end of the day its still a show where people get together to have a good time. I've been on the two posse cuts Diggs mentioned, and I was sincere in saying I'd like to see some other people involved.

So, until I get clarification on what you mean by "less fortunate" I'll plan on enjoying the show from the crowd, not taking stage, and sleeping outside on a cardboard box afterwards.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Charlie said...

food and shelter are over-rated.

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So are Lil' Wayne, "Children Of Men", and The Colbert Report of late.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Charlie said...

by the way, just to ensure that this morning's posts don't come off the wrong way, my intent here was levity. upon reading them over, that is not not readily apparent.

12:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*erratically flies a plane full speed into the middle of this post*


*pulls up at just the right time before hitting the ground and flies upside down into the sunset*

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are the best. Doni, the "drop of a dime" scratch on your Symphony instrumental, if I remember correctly wasn't that advertised as a alternate mix or something like that? And RDJ, there will be no fighting. Unless of course I don't win the HHK which case the Shogun Decapitator will calmly remove the judges from the venue. the judges.

12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes. And from me, in the case of me not gaining the crown, the judges can expect a swift and up-close demonstration of Toad Style, which is immensely strong, and has the added advantage of being immune to nearly any weapon.

(There is gonna be a crown, right?)

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The heart which follows the rambling senses leads away his judgment as the wind leads a boat astray upon the waters.

He who casts off all desires, living free from attachments, and free from egoism, obtains bliss.

To every man that is born, an axe is born in his mouth, by which the fool cuts himself, when speaking bad language.

As all earthen vessels made by the potter end in being broken, so is the life of mortals.

Wise men are light-bringers.

A just life, a spiritual life, this is the best gem.

Having tasted the sweetness of illusion and tranquillity, one becomes free from fear, and free from sin, drinking in the sweetness of Dhamma.

False friendship is like a parasitic plant, it kills the tree it embraces.

Cut out the love of self, like an autumn lotus, with thy hand! Cherish the road of peace.

Men who have not observed proper discipline, and have not gained treasure in their youth, perish like old herons in a lake without fish."


Gems from the East, A Birthday Book of Precepts and Aphorisms, compiled by H.P.B.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

pardon me, but would someone please pass the grey poupon?

1:13 PM  
Blogger Russ the Bus said...

this is too good!
i never thought there'd be a longer or more contentious thread on this page than the "sidekicks" edition of wex wednesday. Kudos.

oh god! i just went back and read that shit, its so funny.
and im still laughing at 'the rest of the geto boys' being bushwick bill's sidekick. best comment ever, charlie

2:48 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

thanks, mr. bus

4:54 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

shawn j - was the "the judges" close a tangential jeru reference?

4:56 PM  
Blogger Kev frum BROOKLYN! said...

Let me why I'm mad son. Let me tell you why I'm mad. These cats up here on the blog flossin how they in the competition clockin dollas wit mad chicks and shit. Fuck that! I got John blaze shit. This is my 3rd year at hhk son. I swear these cats don't know me. Just wait til I get on son. You'll see my John. Blaze shit.

4:59 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

kev aka the mad rapper.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sean J: it is an alt mix I guess, but it has none of the verse vocals, just scratches, mad loud.

Charlie: I guess we are shit out of luck via Josh. We'll campaign for something in 08

on that note, kev sounds like he might go postal so as to not get shot in this post by a dude from BK, I'm out until Friday.

Josh I got beef with you, it's the Knicks first game of the season and HHK the same night. Come on dog! Tell the Knitting Factory to get they're ish together.

7:25 PM  
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Blogger Charlie said...

100. ok, feel much better now.

10:06 PM  

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