Category Archives: New York

Video: Duck Down VS Blacksmith 2011 CMJ Showcase Recap (ft Kweli, Buckshot + Much more.)

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Directed and Filmed by Brian Petchers Filmed by Will Sanderson Filmed by Johnny Ferri

Kweli announced this Duck Down vs. Blacksmith showcase from a chair at the Colbert Show a few weeks ago

Here is the recap video from the sold out CMJ showcase at the Music Hall of Williamsburg featuring performances from Skyzoo & Statik Selektah, Kidz In The Hall, Smif N Wessun, Jean Grae, Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli & Buckshot with the live band.

Video: Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monche, Buckshot and Jean Grae Rehearsing For Duck Down vs. Blacksmith CMJ Showcase

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Talib Kweli and them are going all out for October 22nd’s Duck Down Vs. Blacksmith CMJ Showcase at Williamsburg Hall.  Liveband and whatnot.
Ticket info &  full line-up.
Stream Via Red Bull if you can’t make it to the show.
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Video:Talib Kweli Live Accapella at #OccupyWallStreet

Pitchfork points out that the Village Voice pointed out that Talib Kweli showed up last night(Thursday) to perform Distractions for Occupy Wall Street Protestors.

This comes on the heels of Talib Kweli and Mos Def are Blackstar performing a new song “Fix-Up” on the Colbert Report Wednesday.

Video:Talib Kweli Announces Duck Down Vs. Blacksmith CMJ Showcase from The Set of the Colbert Report

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Talib Kweli & Mos Def aka BlackStar will be on the Colbert Report Tonight(Wednesday), which airs at 11:30pm. Blackstar will debut a new song “Fix Up” tonight on the air.

Yesterday, Blackstar cancelled their New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Charlotte, Cincinnati and Indianapolis shows.

So today, Kweli hopped in the Colbert Chair to film this PSA about the Duck Down Records vs. Blacksmith CMJ Showcase on October 22nd at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The showcase features performances by Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae, Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Kidz In The Hall, Promise & a special ‘Population Control’ music set by Statik Selektah.

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Video: Jeff Mangum live acoustic at #OccupyWallStreet

The revered, ex-reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel front man surprised Occupy Wall Street protesters in NYC last night by showing up with an acoustic guitar and playing an 8-song set heavy on In the Aeroplane Over the Sea songs. Full set:

1 “Themselves” (Minutemen cover)
2 “Holland, 1945″
3 “Ghost”
4 “Song Against Sex”
5 “Two-Headed Boy Part 2″
6 “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea”
7 “The King of Carrot Flowers Part 1″
8 “Oh Comely”

MP3:Icebird(rjd2 & Aaron Livingston) “Charmed Life” + Tourdates

MP3:Icebird(rjd2 & Aaron Livingston) “Charmed Life”

After the jump Aaron Livingston breaks down Charmed Life, the second single off him and RJD2’s new Icebird Project. Icebird’s the Abandoned Lullaby album comes out October 11th and will be celebrated soon with release shows in Ohio(OFM), Boston, Brooklyn, DC, and Philly.

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Wu-Tang, Dipset, Slick Rick, Black Moon & Mobb Deep to Discuss Classic Albums in NY

The Red Bull Music Academy in New York is doing a 5 day symposium on 5 Classic albums from the 5 Boroughs from September 25-30th..

Wu-Tang Clan’s 36 Chambers,, Dipset ‘s Diplomatic Immunity, Black Moon’s Enta the Stage, Slick Rick’s The Great Adventures of Slick Rick and Mobb Deep’s the Infamous are the 5 Classics….wow. For more info visit the Red Bull Music Academy’s site.

MP3:Tyler, the Creator ft. Domo Genesis “Odd & Twisted” (Got It Twisted Peter Rosenberg Freestyle)

MP3:Tyler The Creator Ft. Domo Genesis – Odd & Twisted (Got It Twisted Freestyle)

Odd Future’s Domo & Tyler rip Mobb Deep’s classic Got It Twisted beat while Peter Rosenberg makes jokes in a low voice.

Video: Sean Price “Untitled”

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Sean P drops a little video because he felt like it. If you are going to the Boston Rock the Bells September 10th, Sean Price will be performing with Random Axe from 2:05 to 2:35 pm on the 36 Chamber Stage. To double your Duck Down fix, you  can watch Black Moon on the same stage from 4 to 5:15pm.

Directed/Edited/Filmed by Myster DL

Video: Nas Brings Out Lauryn Hill, Pete Rock, MC Serch, Large Professor & More at Rock the Bells 2011 NYC

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From scouring the internets from my Ohio apartment, I have been able to determine that Nas not only performed Illmatic at this weekend’s Rock the Bells Festival in NYC but he also brought out alot of legends to do early classics with.
Above is a video of Nas rocking Back to the Grill with 3rd Bass’s MC Serch.
After the jump, watch Nas performing If I Ruled the World with Lauryn Hill, The World is Yours with Pete Rock, and Live at the BBQ with Large Professor, Akinyele and Joe Fatal.

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