City Parks Foundation Presents SummerStage 2018

Full calendar here, but here are my choice cuts. And remember, start/end times for City Parks shows are strictly enforced, so get there early.

Sunday, July 8th @ 5pm-7pm
EPMD + DJ Sylk
Springfield Park
147th Ave. & Springfield Blvd., Queens, 11413

Sunday, July 15th @ 4pm-7pm
Jungle Brothers + Kool DJ Red Alert + O.C. + DJ KOOL Flash + Dres
Queensbridge Park
41st Ave. & Vernon Blvd, Queens, 11101

Thursday, July 19th @ 7pm-9pm
George Lamond + Soul Sonic Force
Corporal Thompson Park
Broadway between Markham Rd. and Wayne St., Staten Island, 10310

Thursday, July 26th @ 7pm-9pm
Judy Torres + TKA + Grand Wizzard Theodore
East River Park
FDR Drive between Jackson St. & Cherry St., Manhattan, 10002

Saturday, July 28th @ 3pm-7pm
Pete Rock + The Soul Brothers
Central Park
Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021

Friday, August 3rd @ 6pm-9pm
BreakBeat Lou (Ultimate Breaks and Beats) + Special Ed + Nice and Smooth + Lord Finesse
Crotona Park
Claremont Pkwy and Crotona Ave., Bronx, 10457

Saturday, August 4th @ 6pm-10pm
The Originals (Stretch Armstrong + Clark Kent + Rich Medina + D-Nice + Tony Touch)
Central Park
Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021

Thursday, August 9th @ 6pm-10pm
Wild Style 35th Anniversary
East River Park
FDR Drive between Jackson St. & Cherry St., Manhattan, 10002

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Cappadonna & Amar Divine – Cranberry Juice (video)

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Apathy , Pharaohe Monch and Pete Rock team up for “I Keep On" • Word Is Bond

Apathy connects with two living Hip-Hop legends on “I Keep On,” which boasts towering bars from Pharoahe Monch with soulful, neck-snapping production supplied by The Chocolate Boy Wonder, Pete Rock. The lyrically astute track follows the otherworldly “Alien Weaponry,” which features Ap flexing braggadocious raps over a sinister Nottz’ banger. But on “I Keep On,” the Connecticut emcee is a bit more laid-back and in the pocket as he trades rhymes with every rapper’s favorite rapper, Pharoahe Monch.

“I Keep On” is the first instant grat track available for download off the iTunes’ pre-order for, The Widow’s Son. In addition to Pharoahe Monch, Pete Rock and Nottz, the 14 track LP also includes features and production from the  likes of M.O.P., Celph Titled, Diabolic, Buckwild, and Stu Bangas, as well as Ap himself who handles a chunk of the album’s production. The Widow’s Sonwhich is now available for pre-order, becomes available for stream and download, as well as all physical formats (CD, vinyl and cassette) on March 2nd, via Dirty Version. Head over to the Demigodz online store for various pre-order options, and bundle packages.

Get the audio on  Spotify  & Apple Music


Album Pre-Order (Smart URL): HERE


Album Tracklist: 

01. The Spellbook (prod. by Apathy)

02. CHAOS (prod. by Stu Bangas)

03. Never Fall Off (feat. AG & DJ Mekalek) [prod. by Apathy]

04. The Widow’s Son (feat. Ryu) [prod. by Chumzilla] *Additional drums by J-Zone

05. The Order (prod. by DJ Premier)

06. Alien Weaponry (prod. by Nottz)

07. Hypnosis (feat. Brevi) [prod. by Messiah Musik] *Keys by Vertygo

08. I Keep On (feat. Pharoahe Monch) [prod. by Pete Rock]

09. A View of Hell (Hell Of A View) (feat. DJ Eloheem) [prod. by Buckwild]

10. Fist of the North Star (feat. Diabolic & DJ Eloheem) [prod. by Stu Bangas]

11. STOMP RAPPERS (feat. M.O.P., Celph Titled & Chumzilla) [prod. by Apathy]

12. Legend Of The 3rd Degree (feat. Tone Spliff) [prod. by Stu Bangas]

13. Rise and Shine (feat. Locksmith & DJ Mekalek) [prod. by Apathy]

14. Obi Wan (prod. by Smoke The World)


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Future Flavas with Marley Marl & Pete Rock (1997)

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(O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 10.30.16

Street Named After Phife Dawg To Be Unveiled On November 19th.
And the last ATCQ album, which Phife recorded raps for, will be released on Nov. 11.
By William E. Ketchum III

The First Time I Listened To Hip-Hop.
A-Trak, Cee-Lo, Curren$y, Danny Brown, DJ Premier, George Clinton, Gucci Mane, Hannibal Buress, Master P, Pusha T, Questlove, RZA, Warren G, more reflect. Edited by Jacob Moore, Graham Corrigan, Alex Gardner, John Walaszek, India Nicholas, Sarah Honda

Ghostface Killah Reflects on the Making of His Ironman Album.
“I was 26. It was just like I was still coming off the streets. I remember one time doing the album; I even had The Delfonics with me. I had got into a shootout, they was with me. I was in one car and they were in a van in back of me watching it all go down.” By Emmanuel C.M.

Vince Staples and Eric André Discuss the Future.
“If Trump Becomes President I’m Gonna Be the First Jew in ISIS” By Sean Evans

Chuck D Adamant LL Cool J Should Nab Rock Hall Nomination Before Tupac.
“I love Tupac to death. I was there for his beginnings, but I just think there’s an order of things.” By Kyle Eustice

Pete Rock Talks Working with Nas, Rakim, Jay Z, Kanye And Diddy Copying His Adlibs.
Talks “Shut ‘Em Down” remix, more.
[Doggie Diamonds TV]

An Interview with Billy Danze.
“I’m an R&B dude by the way. I really wrote most of the M.O.P. records to the O’Jay’s.” By Zilla Rocca

The Du-Rites Detail Their Seamless Funk Debut.
J-Zone & Pablo Martin on their new record: “A pro engineer would have a heart attack if he or she saw how some of the stuff was done. But a lot of the mojo of our sound comes from the imperfections in the gear and the set up.” By Nate Patrin
[Bandcamp Daily]

The Hip-Hop View of the 2016 Election With Fab 5 Freddy.
Interview starts at about 26:30 min. in. By Will Leitch & John Heilemann

Stones Throw’s 20 Greatest Releases, in Honor of Their 20th Anniversary.
Peanut Butter Wolf’s label two decades strong. By Jeff Weiss
[LA Weekly]

Stay Away From “They” — DJ Khaled The Keys Book Sneak Peek.
“‘They’” tried to count me out. ‘They’ told me I couldn’t have a house on the ocean, that I couldn’t have a garden filled with angels. ‘They’ told me time and time again that whatever my goals were I couldn’t reach them. And I remember it all…” By DJ Khaled.
[We The Best]

Originally from (O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 10.30.16