Is that Questlove? ..nope, Ice Cube donned the blowout last night at 93.5 KDAY Krush Groove 2012 at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles, CA. Masta Ace, Ras Kass, The Pharcyde, Mystikal, Cypress Hill & LA’s King, Mr. Jackson took us on a time travel back to the 90’s.
Check out more of Ice Cube’s set after the jump, and go to The West Coast Jawn for more KDAY Krush Groove 2012 footage.
Here’s one cool solution to the predicament of trying to make a rap music video for an instrumental song with no actual rapping on it. Just edit together great footage of you and your world renowned crew hanging out back in the day. That’s more or less what the great Showbiz of Show & AG and D.I.T.C. fame does for the music video for his instro track, “The Cloth”- which starts off with a nice montage of ’90s vid clips (interviews, home movies, the Show & AG In Living Color appearance etc.) before rounding out with more recent shots of D.I.T.C. (Diamond, Lord Finesse, Buckwild, O.C. et al) in the studio. (Apparently, a reunion album is in the works.) Worth peeping if only for the shots of an exuberant Show dressed in a white tuxedo.
We are just about to launch our new T-shirt collection for 2012 – “Silver Edition” which is inspired by illegal graffiti culture made in just two colors – Silver&Black!
In stores from May 7!!!
Hit continue reading to check out previews of the new design.
Peep Revolt Clothing’s official site here.
DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC explores the definition, history, culture and social impact of New York’s summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide “Mecca” of the sport.
In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It is a way of life. There are 700+ outdoor courts, and an estimated 500,000 players, the most loyal of which approach the game as a religion, and the playground as their church.
“You can play high school or college for four years. You can play Pro for a decade. You can play pick-up … for life.”
DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC lovingly uncovers this movement through the voices of playground legends, NBA athletes, and most importantly the common ballplayer who all day looks forward to calling “next” game at their local schoolyard.
Co-directors Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau visited 180 courts throughout NYC’s five boroughs to create their debut documentary. They traveled to a majority of the locations by bicycle, carrying camera equipment and a ball in their backpacks. The film’s title refers as much to the subject matter as it does to the method of filmmaking, providing an unprecedented perspective on urban America’s most popular, and accessible, free recreation.
Main film characters: Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Kenny Smith, “Pee Wee” Kirkland, “Fly” Williams, God Shammgod, Tim “Headache” Gittens, Corey “Homicide” Williams, Kenny Anderson, Jack Ryan, Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon, Niki Avery, Milani Malik, and the Park Pick-Up Players of NYC.
Coming Summer 2012.
On Thursday Kiss-FM announced that after 30 years, it would stop broadcasting on 98.7 FM and join forces with WBLS, its longtime rival in the “adult urban contemporary” radio format in New York City. The stations will merge under the motto “One Family, One Station, Our Voice,” with several Kiss-FM personalities migrating to WBLS’s roster of hosts.
Although all the talk of “merging” and “coming together” sounds nice, here’s what’s really happening: Kiss-FM is dead. Parent company Emmis Communications, who also owns Hot 97 and 18 other stations around the country, sold leased Kiss-FM’s frequency to ESPN in a deal worth $96 million. Emmis executives say that the ratings show there simply isn’t room in the market anymore for two “adult urban” stations. As of Monday, there will be only one spot on the dial for fans of old-school soul and R&B slow jams: 107.5 WBLS.
In recent years, Kiss-FM was the kind of station that played O’Jays “For The Love of Money,” Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”, and a new Beyoncé track, back to back. It was a mix of soul, funk, R&B and disco catered primarily to older Black listeners, and a welcome respite from canned pop playlists during a long commute. But Kiss-FM’s importance in radio history goes beyond today’s throwback programming. Once upon a time, it was the very first station in the US to give fringe genre known as hip-hop a chance on primetime radio, helping to change the flavor of American pop culture forever.
Read the full story here.
This Sunday Phat Phillie & Latin Prince will be organising a cookout In Canoga Park, Los Angeles.