Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival – 7.14.12

Busta Rhymes and Friends. Epic. Leaders of the New School reunion & “Scenario” performed live for the first time in almost 20 years by everyone, including A Tribe Called Quest! This was my fifth year covering the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. New location, breathtaking backdrop, and the first time it didn’t rain since 2008! Enjoy…

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2011 Kickoff @ PNC Radio – 4.28.11

A warm spring evening, drinks, food and good folks with the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges in the background – what better way to kickoff the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival? Last week, I was invited to cover this Brooklyn Bodega-sponsored event, where it was announced the Q-Tip would be this year’s headliner, alongside talented artists such … Continue reading

Sonnymoon – “Golden Age” (Download)

I was first introduced to Sonnymoon via producer Def Dom (Akai Pros, Pardon the Stranger), and was instantly hooked to their cover of Drake’s “Houstatlantavegas.” A few months later, I met a fantastic female singer named Anna Wise while covering the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival’s week-long events. Part of the J Dilla Ensemble, which interprets … Continue reading