Friday, December 04, 2009

HHK 5-Year Anniversary Tonight!

Tonight is the last chance to try for a shot at the Hip Hop Karaoke Championship. Read the rules, brush up on your tracks, and come through to Mercury Lounge. Doors @ 8, sign-up from 9-10, show at 10. Don't forget the flyer to save some loot.

Also, it was 5 years ago today (almost). Sgt. Diggedy told the Wex to play. Hip Hop Karaoke is celebrating its 5-year anniversary tonight. Expect to see Wex with a Jameson shot, Diggedy with a Heineken and Other Guy with everything else. This is as good a time as any to leave your favorite HHK memories from the past 5 years in the Comments section. Off the top of my head:

Chef's bulging eyes after seeing the trophy for Hip Hop Karaoke Championship/RDJ performing Ghostface's "Run" in tennis gear and wallabies/that random skinny Asian dude at Rothko who surrounded himself with 4 girls during "Shake Ya Ass"/Brother Jim signing up as the first performer ever for "Insane in the Brain" (His first of 432 renditions [Love you, Jim, wherever you are])/The guy who beatboxed Slick Rick and told us after he's "been waiting 15 years to do that"/Van pulling out his inner Carrot Top and throwing out condoms during "Bonita Applebum"/Aktain aka Notorious D.R.E. making it rain on Biggie Tribute Night....shit, I could do this for hours...

(l-r) Wex, Diggedy in "Hair and blazer" phase, Other Guy

13 Comments:

Anonymous wexington said...

for me, one of my fav moments ever was tara absolutely destroying brooklyn zoo. up until that point, it was one of the first times a female had really, truly, wrecked the stage at hhk. i was very proud to be there for it. shout out to tara and rare form. ya'll helped make hhk, for sure.

10:41 AM  
Anonymous rdj said...

• "Shoop" at Governor's Island. Don't know dude's name, but it was devastating.

• Dres leading the whole pack of us in "The Choice Is Yours" at the Highline. That was one of those "I can't believe this is happening" moments.

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

definitely the marriage proposal. #wheretheydothatat

10:51 AM  
Anonymous rdj said...

Hey, is there a video anywhere of that "Run" performance?

11:06 AM  
Blogger Kev frum BROOKLYN! said...

Off the top and being selfish...

1. Being part of the opening song, "Protect Ya Neck."

2. Randomly meeting Charlie K., figuring out we had like 2 degrees of separation, then ripping "Jump Around" together.

3. Serenading Fallon to "The Way You Move."

11:07 AM  
Anonymous van said...

I think I've mentioned this before but I remember the night two HHK legends were made, when K-Dot performed his signature song, "Give Me Some More," the Doni D followed it up with "Luchini."

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Diggedy said...

Good call Van...
Gosh I will just keep posting them as I remember them...
I think everyone know my personal all time favorite.. it's on youtube.. When Kane came out.. Good lord I lost it.

1:14 PM  
Anonymous wex said...

yea, i mean, in that same vein, OC rockin 'Unbelievable' was... unbelievable...

3:30 PM  
Blogger CHEF LOWE said...

The dude on Gov. Island who did Shoop was Insain!!

but one of my Favorite moments was Emily doing
Can It Be So Simple at
Southpaw Flawless performance ...
i miss Her!!

3:55 PM  
Anonymous rdj said...

Can't forget the time Uncle Ralph promised to shoot me in the face.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

sorry i missed last night.

i second kev on his number 2 - good times.

i can't remember her name but at rothko a girl destroyed shimmy shimmy ya and the place sounded like a 747 when she finished. loudest crowd reaction i've ever witnessed at an hkk - at any venue.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Groovy Grover said...

That kid that did "Slam" last night, killed it. That's what hip hop is all about man- the fans. We buy the music, we live the music man.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous k-dot said...

My first HHK. . . Diggedy opened with "I Got it Made" and for the rest of the night I acted a fool with a bunch of strangers, who instantly became family, in a packed Knitting Factory. Last song of the night. . . some dude did a backflip off the stage, landed on some girl in the first row. . . got up and ran straight out the front door never to be seen again. I didn't stop talking about HHK for weeks, and I've been adicted ever since.

6:03 PM  

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