Will.i.Am and some other members of The Black Eyed Peas made a zombie comic not that long ago, and now that franchise is getting its own VR game. Masters of the Sun will tap big names like Jamie Foxx, Jason Isaacs, Queen Latifah, CRS One, Rakim, and others to tell a tale of a musical group hellbent on surviving a zombie apocalypse.
Eric B. & Rakim 2018 Tour Dates:
04/08 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04/10 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
04/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
04/12 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
04/15 – Wallingford, CT @ The Dome
04/17 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
04/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Sound Stage
04/19 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
04/20 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
04/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
04/24 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
04/26 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
04/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
04/29 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
04/30 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
05/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater
05/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
The whole event, put on by Brooklyn Bodega, Inc., goes from July 10 through 16. DMX and The LOX will be headlining the affair with the finale concert on July 15. OSHUN, Mister Cee and Stretch & Bobbito will also take the stage. Rob Swift returns as resident DJ.
On July 14, Dreamville’s Bas, Cozz and Omen will perform while fans can walk through the “Brooklyn’s Finest” art gallery. Sickamore will also host a photo exhibit showcasing the work of Kerim The DJ and DJ Midnite.
The rest of the week will feature a new addition to the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, #ForTheCulture Conversations. Rakim will join the event’s founder, Wes Jackson, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Paid in Full. Later, industry guru Julian Mitchell will share his advice on how to create and monetize a personal brand. The Combat Jack Show will also be broadcasting live as part of the series.
Tickets are on sale now at eventbrite.com.
Check out the flier for the 2017 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival below.
Article Courtesy of hiphopdx.com
Prompted by a seemingly never-ending a string of violent deaths in America, many of them involving police officers and unarmed civilians, community organizers in New Jersey well rally in Newark Friday to celebrate the fifth annual #24HrsOfPeace, a moment of music, discussion and demonstrations in the name of stemming violence in the streets of America. A host of hip-hop luminaries including Rakim, Smif N Wessun, Das EFX and DJ Marley Marl will be on hand, along with the event’s founder, MC and Newark native Hakim Green.
#24HRSOFPEACE: “Uniting The Human Family”
Performances from Rakim, Smif N Wessun, DuItAll, Das EFX,
The Juice Crew Reunion + More
Friday, August 28 – Saturday, August 29, 2015
24 Full Hours (6PM to 6PM)
Clinton Avenue & Bergen Streets, Newark, NJ
Afrika Bambaataa – August 8
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Doors 5pm / Show 6pm
Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three main originators of break-beat deejaying, and is respectfully known as the “Grandfather,” “Godfather,” and “The Amen Ra,” of Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Zulu Nation, he is responsible for spreading rap and Hip-Hop culture throughout the world. He has consistently made records nationally and internationally, every one to two years, spanning the 1980’s into the next Millennium 2000. Due to his early use of drum machines and computer sounds, Bam (as he is affectionately known) was instrumental in changing the way R&B and other forms of Black music were recorded. His creation of Electro Funk, beginning with his piece “Planet Rock,” helped fuel the development of other musical genres such as Freestyle or Latin Freestyle, Miami Bass,Electronica, House, Hip House, and early Techno.
Rakim August 11
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
W. 122nd St. and Mt. Morris Park West, New York, NY United States
In the history of Hip Hop, few artists have had as great an impact on the development and progression of the art forms lyrical style as Rakim. Universally referenced as one of the Masters of the Microphone and an influence and inspiration to his peers and followers alike, Rakim first exploded onto the scene with the release of iconic “Eric B. Is President” in 1986 with long time collaborator Eric B. The single marked a turning point in the Rap world – raising the bar for future emcees and revolutionizing the way rhymes are delivered to this day. No serious discussion of the music’s greatest performers is held without a deferential accounting of his achievements, and no serious rap artist grips a microphone without channeling some of his legend. Now with twenty-five years at the top of Hip Hop’s Greatest list, the Long Island, NY native not only continues to record for himself, but also works with young artists signed to his own record imprint, Ra Records. With recent tributes in 2012 such as being named the #1 Lyricist of All Time by The Source magazine, receiving the coveted BET Lifetime Achievement Award and being nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, two original music projects, his first feature film role and sold-out international tours keeping the world’s eye on the one many call The GOD EmCee, Rakim Allah continues to lead where others just follow.
Marvel Comics has issued forth a new series that pays homage to classic hip hop album covers by reinterpreting them with superheroes from the Marvel Universe. Featuring tributes to artists from Wu Tang, Lauryn Hill and De La Soul, to Dr. Dre and 50 Cent.
The history of hip-hop artists and rappers and their comics-tinged influences includes Ghostface Killah, who named his debut solo album Ironman and uses the alias Tony Stark (for performances, we assume), as well as fellow Wu-Tang member Method Man going by the name Johnny Blaze, a.k.a. Ghost Rider’s alter ego. There’s also British DJ MF Doom, who borrowed part of his moniker from Fantastic Four villain Doctor Doom, and rapper David Banner, who took inspiration from the Hulk TV show.
Check out the Marvel remixed Hip Hop album covers below:
info courtesy of www.avclub.com & www.thehundreds.com
Sprite is no stranger to hip-hop. Nearly 30 years ago, the soft drink maker became one of the first mainstream brands to acknowledge hip-hop’s impact in a television commercial featuring Kurtis Blow.
“Legacy means everything to me,” said Nas, a longtime Sprite partner. “When I wrote these lyrics, I never imagined my fans would someday have the opportunity to enjoy a can of Sprite and experience my art in a totally original way.”
Drake’s lyrics were pulled from four of his hit songs including “0 to 100,” “Over,” “Started From the Bottom,” and “Tuscan Leather.”
Nas lends poetic words from “If I Ruled the World,” “It Ain’t Hard to Tell,” “My Generation,” and “The World Is Yours.”
Biggie’s classic “One More Chance” is quoted, while Rakim etches his legendary bars from “Microphone Fiend,” “Follow the Leader,” “Paid in Full,” and “Waiting for the World to End.”
info courtesy of http://www.rap-up.com
To all you Hip Hop Mc’s, Rappers, Artists, Poets, Knowledge is King consider this show an investment in your career learn from a lyrical genius Rakim 1 of if not the greatest Mc to ever grab the Mic will be performing in New York City the Mecca / Origin of Hip Hop @ the legendary venue SOB’S ….
Thursday, May 21 2015 : 7:30PM doors / 9:00PM show$25 in advance – $30 day of show (age 21+)Hip Hop / Rap
In the history of the Hip-Hop, few artists have had as great an impact on the development and progression of the art forms lyrical style as Rakim Allah. Universally referenced as one of the Masters of the Microphone and an influence and inspiration to his peers and followers alike, Rakim first exploded onto the scene with the release of iconic Eric B. is President in 1986 with long time collaborator Eric B. The single marked a turning point in the Rap world – raising the bar for future emcees and revolutionizing the way rhymes are delivered to this day. No serious discussion of the music’s greatest performers is held without a deferential accounting of his achievements, and no serious rap artist grips a microphone without channeling some of his legend.
Rakim’s intricately intellectual lyrics draw their force from his worldly experience, inner faith and progressive contemplation; his liquid and seemingly effortless delivery – often imitated but still unrivaled – from a fire fueled by a deep understanding of not just Hip-Hop, but also the Jazz and R&B influences that have surrounded his family since his youth. His recordings – including the all-time classics Paid In Full, Follow the Leader and The 18th Letter – have sold in the multi-millions worldwide. Billboard, Rolling Stone, MTV and a host of others consistently refer to Paid in Full as “the greatest Hip-Hop album of all time” – a claim that often repeated in audience polls. These Platinum albums line the walls of the Broadway, MCA and Universal labels and, with a Rakim appearance near guaranteeing an explosion of sales, he has been recruited to add his star talents to projects for Alicia Keys, Jody Watley, Damian Marley, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Mobb Deep, Lloyd Banks, Limp Bizkit, Gang Starr and Truth Hurts among many others.
Rakim’s uncanny innovation was the focal point of the critically acclaimed recreation of Bob Marley’sConcrete Jungle and has helped propel movie soundtracks such asJuice, Brown Sugar, the Rugrats, American Psycho and 8 Mile to Best Seller status. His role model status has led world famous brands such as Reebok, The Coca Cola Company, LVMH, Ecko and Sean Jean to choose him as spokesperson.
Now with twenty-five years at the top of Hip-Hop’s Greatest list, the Long Island, NY native not only continues to record for himself, but also works with young artists signed to his own record imprint, Ra Records. With recent tributes in 2012 such as being named the #1 Lyricist of All Time by The Source magazine, receiving the coveted BET Lifetime Achievement Award and being nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, two original music projects, his first feature film role and sold-out international tours keeping the world’s eye on the one many call The GOD EmCee, Rakim Allah continues to lead where others just follow.
FOR ALL YOU NEW HIP HOP OR RAP ARTIST IF YOUR IN NYC MARCH 27TH .. CLASS IS IN SESSION LEARN FROM THE BEST !!!
TREAT YOUR SELF TO A LYRICAL MASTERPIECE FROM HIP HOP’S GOD MC .. RAKIM
RAKIM IS A TRUE LEGEND & ICON OF HIP HOP & LYRICALLY IS KNOW AS THE BEST MC TO EVER TOUCH THE MIC.
THE GOD MC WILL PERFORM @ SOB’S MARCH 27TH IN NYC .. SUPPORT REAL HIP HOP SHOWS