Friday, April 24, 2009

H is for Hip Hop- Spring Time Concerts.

A letter H post is long overdue. Don't they look so nice together? Since Hip Hop has 2 H's it's only right to double up. I've been meaning to do a concert write-up for a while- problem was there really wasn't/isn't much out there. One of the best shows is tomorrow night- Heltah Skeltah with special guests at 92Y Tribeca. The show of shows will be Cam at Highline Ballroom on May 4th. Sold out but I'll try to manage something. One or two decent joints lined up to usher in the summer- a lot of R&B joints, too many in fact, and in hindsight I have no clue why I referenced so many- fuck it- not really my thing but to each their own. Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival just announced that Styles P, Pharoahe Monch and Smif N Wessun will be performing on June 20th at Fulton Ferry State Park under the Brooklyn Bridge. "The Life" live will be some shit. Will try to provide links for many of the shows tomorrow. Shows are in chronological order.

Heltah Skeltah, RA The Rugged Man, Craig G, Shabaam Sadeeq, Torae, Mr. Metaphor and Bekay- Lyricist Lounge Presents The Foundation Album Release Showcase- 92Y Tribeca- Saturday 4/25/09, 10 pm- $12

Milano of DITC affiliation with various other artists- Bowery Poetry Club- 308 Bowery between Houston St. and Bleeker St.- Saturday 4/25/09, 10 pm- $10

Milano- Deal With A Feeling

Stay In School Concert featuring Soulja Boy & Jim Jones
- Real Talk, True Story, No Bullshit...- Westchester County Center- White Plains- Saturday 4/25/09, 8 pm- $30 - $40

Craig G, Lord Finesse & Afrika Bambaataa- Lyrical Fusion- Southpaw- Sunday 4/26/09, 9 pm- $15 Adv., $20 Day of

Del The Funkee Homosapien in "The Funkman Tour" ft. Mike Relm , Bukue One and Serendipity Project- BB King's- Wednesday 4/29/09, 8 pm- $15 Adv., $20 Day of

The Roots Present the Jam (special guests every week)- Highline Ballroom- Wednesday 4/29/09, 11 pm- $10 Adv.- Weekly residence- future dates include 5/5, 5/13, 5/18, 5/26, 6/2, 6/10, 6/16/, 6/23, 7/1/, 7/8, 7/22, 7/29 (These sell out quick so cop ASAP)

Amel Larrieux- BB King's- Thursday 4/30/09, 8 pm- $27 Adv., $30 Day of

Ray-J with Funk Flex on the Tables- Friday 5/1/09 at Midnight- $25

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings- Part of Dark was the Night Live- Radio City Music Hall- Sunday 5/3/09- $38 - $58

Cam'Ron- Crime Pays Album Release Party hosted by Funk Flex- Highline Ballroom- Monday 5/4/09, 9 pm- $20 Adv., $22 Door- Website says SOLD OUT

Boyz II Men- BB King's- Thursday & Friday 5/7-8/09, 8 pm- $38.50 Adv., $40 Day of

Mayer Hawthorne
- American Museum of Natural History- Friday 5/8/09, 9 pm- $20

Mayer Hawthorne- Maybe So, Maybe No

En Vogue Re-United for Mother's Day- BB King's- Sunday 5/10/09, 9 pm- $32.50 Adv., $35 Day of

Guru ft. Solar & The 7 Grand Players- SOB's- Wednesday 5/13/09, 9 pm- $20 Adv., $25 Day of- Just can't muster up the interest

Black Star- Nokia Theater- Saturday 5/30/09, 8:30 pm (with 88 Keys) and 11:30 pm- $39.50

Nikki D Hosts Ladies Love the Breaks, A Tribute to Hip Hop & Autism Awareness Fundraiser- Thursday 6/4/09, 9 pm- $15 or $10 @

Hot 97 Summer Jam- Young Jeezy, T Pain, Mary J. Blige, Jadakiss, Jim Jones, Juelz and more- Giants Stadium- Sunday 6/7/09, 6:30 pm- $40 & Up

Collie Buddz- BB King's- Friday 6/12/09, 11:30 pm- $18 Adv., $22 Day of

5th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival- Styles P, Smif N Wessun, Pharoahe Monch and more- Saturday 6/20/09- Fulton Ferry State Park under the Brooklyn Bridge- $10 suggested admission

Style P ft. Pharoahe Monch- The Life

Q-Tip- Central Park Summerstage- Saturday 7/18/09, 3 pm- FREE


Allen said...

Nice one, bring on the summertime hits. Q-Tip, BK Festival sound good. Have they released the summerstage and prospect park schedule yet? I'll be listening to rumsey playfield from my window now!

FM said...

You know FM is happy that Styles P. is a going to be there. Hit me up on the 914.