This Saturday during the Fat Beats & Wax Poetics Record Store Day Pop-Up Shop & Party, a small Guru/Gang Starr tribute concert was held. Watch Masta Ace (who blogged about this tribute) & CSC Funk Band in the clip above do their version of Who’s Gonna Take The Weight?, and hit continue reading to watch a few more clips featuring Armageddon & Mista Sinista.
Ski Beatz, Sauce Money, and the Ruff Ryders’ co-founder Waah Dean tell some lesser known facts about the Bronx battle on a pooltable between the Roc-A-Fella honcho and Darkman X.
At some point in the mid-early ’90s, at a small, smoke-filled pool hall in the Bronx, a Brooklyn-based emcee named Jay-Z battled an up-and-comer from Yonkers known as DMX. X, who cabbed in to town from Baltimore just for the event, stated in his 2003 autobiography that he had no original intentions of getting involved that night. He was there as a witness, who’d only enter the fray if absolutely necessary. And, soon enough, it was. “The people knew that were the top dogs of our crews,” he wrote, “and they wanted us to go at it and after a few more rounds, I just couldn’t stand to the side anymore. It was time to hold down the fam.”
To this day, details of the battle between Jay (who was an affiliate repping Original Flavor at the time) and DMX (who stood alongside an Uptown-based group called the Harlem Knights) remain murky. So HipHopDX caught up with three people who were in attendance—Original Flavor member Ski (n/k/a Ski Beatz), Jay-Z/Original Flavor associate Sauce Money, and Ruff Ryders co-founder Waah Dean—to learn more about what went down that night. Each of the three admitted that many of the specifics have faded from memory, but that they’d recall what they could.
Read the full story here.
Just like he did with You & Yours and The Makings, this Friday Preemo played Koolade’s new cut with Styles P on his Live From Headqcourterz radio show. Listen to the song in the clip above, and hit continue reading to check the playlist and download last week’s Live From HQ show.
Koolade’s album The Makings coming this year!
U sklopu uskršnjeg vikenda najplesniji partyu gradu. Petak 22.04.2011. R’n’B EXCLUSIVE & special JAGERMEISTER night “Masterpiece of Nature”. DJ Jericho probrao je R&B i Blackmusic hitove za uvod u ljetnu sezonu.