Fresh Daily – “The Quiet Life”

Fresh Daily was one of the first artists I ever met on the independent hip hop scene, and I’m very impressed with his progression as an artist. Today, the Brooklyn MC releases his newest album, “The Quiet Life,” available for free download on I’ve only given it one solid listen right now, but so … Continue reading

Cocoa Sarai – “Cameras On” Video Shoot (BTS) – 3.26.11

Last week, I attended the video shoot for Cocoa Sarai’s “Cameras On” and shot some behind-the-scenes stuff. Although I got there a couple of hours before the shoot ended, it was obvious that SO many people had come through to show love to Cocoa! I don’t want to give too much away, but I will … Continue reading

Gist The Essence feat. Cocoa Sarai – Roller Coaster (Video)

Met Gist, a Queens MC, last week at Pharoahe Monch’s album release show and was very impressed with his music. While checking out his site, I heard a song called “Roller Coaster” which I really liked. Brownie points to him for working with Cocoa Sarai, whom I absolutely LOVE! Check out the video and be … Continue reading


“Grenade” by Bruno Mars seems to be the cover song of choice these days. Scattered about the dozens, maybe hundreds? of cover videos on YouTube, check out two from some of my favorite artists: Gotham Citi: | | @gothamciti Cocoa Sarai: | | @cocoasarai And here’s the original by Bruno Mars:

Cocoa Sarai Sings National Anthem at Madison Square Garden – 2.9.11

I’m so proud of Cocoa Sarai’s journey, and I wish I could’ve been at MSG to witness this, but I’ll let the video tell the story. Congrats!

Cocoa Sarai – “My Funny Valentine” (Download)

Pretty cover of “My Funny Valentine” by Cocoa Sarai… It made me smile listening to it. Hope it will do the same for you. Enjoy… Cocoa Sarai – “My Funny Valentine” (Download) Links: | @cocoasarai

Cool Cruel World Relaunch & 2-Year Anniversary @ Taj –

Congrats to Cocoa Bella of Cool Cruel World for celebrating the two-year anniversary of her site with a relaunch and return to the stage! The event was hosted by 40oz Van and also featured sizzling performances by Ro James, Cocoa Sarai and TreZure Empire… kudos to everyone who came out in the cold, snow and … Continue reading

Chris Faust feat. Cocoa Sarai – “Cuffing Season” (Video)

Received this video in my inbox the other day and instantly fell in love with Chris Faust and Cocoa Sarai all over again… first time I heard these two collaborate was on Red Kryptonite, off Chris Faust’s (then known as Print) Comic Books Unlimited, and I’ve been a fan of both artists ever since…In the … Continue reading

Cocoa Sarai “Half Past 7” Album Release Party @ Taj Lounge – 3.4.10

Thursday night, I attended two album release parties, the first of which was Cocoa Sarai’s release party for “Half Past 7.” It was held at Taj Lounge in midtown Manhattan (read: DRESS CODE x mandatory coat check. Ugh.) – So Liz threw on the high-heeled boots and some makeup and made like in Rome… I’ll … Continue reading