Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Next Edition of HHK

party people-

apologies for the delay...

HHK is proud to announce that the next edition of HHK is going to take place at the famed Mercury Lounge! Yup, back to Manhattan for June edition! Friday, June 19th to be exact. We've had a great time in Brooklyn the last few months, and we'll be back, but we'd be lieing if we said we didn't miss rockin' HHK on the isle of Manhattan.

Mercury Lounge is a venue that we've always wanted to do and we're excited that it was able to come to life for the June edition of HHK.

We always look back with great fondness to the early days of HHK at Rothko. If you don't know about Rothko, check some of the early pics on the site. It was a 200-capacity music venue on the Lower East Side that had bright red walls, a tall stage, good sight lines, etc - but the real thing we loved about it was the feeling of community that comes to life in a room of that size. That's not to say we haven't had that feeling in some of the larger venues we've been in, but there's something special about the 200-250 capacity. So with that said, we're really looking forward to doing Mercury Lounge - it's 250 capacity, has great sound, great sight lines, two bars, and an ample stage. It's going to be one of those nights where people bring their a-games... I can feel it. Get there early, seriously. 250 people, that's it.

Little known fact, Dec 2003, Diggedy and I played a show there under the name "Perfect Strangers". We absolutely MOVED all 37 people in attendance.

deeeejay wexington.

oh, print the flyer. it's five bucks with the flyer printout at the door, $8 without it. so print the flyer.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

HHK on Twitter!

Along with everyone else in the world, Hip Hop Karaoke is now on Twitter.

Now we need some followers!

You can find us at www.twitter.com/hhknyc

Follow us, and spread the dang word. This will be another great place to get HHK updates... maybe even live from the show.

We've also embedded our Twitter feed on the right hand side of this page... just below the "Recent Photos" section.



HHK April Pics

are up--


check the fly material.

thanks jon!

next edition of hhk

ayo party peoples!

you may have noticed that we still have the old flyer & info up on the front page. what's up with that, you may ask?

well, we're still working out when... and where... the next edition of HHK will be. we're thinking it'll probably be in June... location TBD.

why no May HHK, you ask? well, that's not because we don't love the month of May, or because we're lazy, or anything of the sort. it's because HHK is a Fri/Sat night sort of event. and these nights are premium at NYC music venues -- often getting locked up months and months in advance. so sometimes when we're not quite quick enough, we lose out on the date options.

anywoo... we'll get something sorted asap. stay tuned for more info!


Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Your Help Needed

Thanks to all who came through last Friday at Southpaw. Good times and pics will be up shortly.

In the meantime, a humble request: if anyone happens to have video footage of Lin-Manuel Miranda performing "The Choice is Yours" from last Friday, please drop us a line at

info at hiphopkaraokenyc dot com


Thursday, April 02, 2009

Hip Hop Karaoke Friday Night

Thanks to all who came out last month for our 3rd Annual Tribute to Biggie Smalls. And congratulations to our winners: Soco's "Warning" got her the $100 first prize, Scooter and Shawn J's appropriately titled "Gimme the Loot" nabbed the $50 second prize and Cole Kutz's "Juicy" won him two copies of Biggie Smalls: Rap Phenomenon courtesy of Gold Dust Media.

And if you missed Poison Pen, Pack FM and 300 of their people recreate the famed Biggie/Tupac Madison Square Garden freestyle, we highly recommend you check it here.

But we must move forward. Friday night. You know the drill:

Hip Hop Karaoke
Your Chance to Rhyme
Friday, April 3
Doors/Sign-up - 9:30; Show - 10:30
Southpaw, 125 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn
With classic hip-hop sets by DJ Album Cuts at 9:30 and DJ Wex after HHK.

And don't forget to wish HHK regular and all-around good guy Mr. Mecca a good one as the man celebrates his birthday at New York's best hip-hop event (if we do say so ourselves.)