[video] Dave East – Welcome To My Neighborhood

My favorite new rapper Dave East show you his hood.

Dave East is the latest guest to appear on Karen Civil & Civil TV’s “Welcome To My Neighborhood” series. In the latest episode, Dave East takes us through his hometown of Harlem, NYC where he was born & raised. Talks spending time in Queens, working on his craft, signing to Nas’ Mass Appeal records & more.

[video] iPods Can Lead to Hearing Loss

I must admit I heard this last year in the streets of Harlem and I just thought the person was being bias towards folk with iPod, cuz in Harlem everyone got an iPod but lo and behold here goes the medical/scientific data to back up that info. That is the real meaning of STREET KNOWLEDGE, and the professionals are always about a year late behind the streets.

Mario Van Peebles “Bring your A game” Film Screening – June 18th 6pm-9pm.

via Greasy Guide

“Change in our community through the power of networking”Black Business Works

One of the biggest problems we have in the black community is that we don’t know who our black business owners & professionals are. Black Business Works has created that place for you to come & meet likeminded professionals to share information, grow your business & much more.

Join us as we continue to work on bridging the gap by networking with likeminded business owners & professionals that want to see our communities improve by connecting with those business owners and professionals in our community.

We will be showing a special screening commissioned by Mario Van Peebles entitled “Bring your A game”. Actor-director Mario Van Peebles and producer Karen Williams partnered with 21CF & created this groundbreaking documentary to act as a catalysts for a national conversation on the plight of black men & boys. Geared toward youth, “Bring You’re A Game” (22 minutes in length), underscores that graduating from high school & educational achievement is essential for young people to achieve their goals in life. It features prominent black males from diverse fields who are asked, “What does it take to bring your “A” Game and succeed in life? Continue reading

[video] Jay & Dame Rock The Apollo (Throwback)

seen @ rapradar

Wow, this sh*t is like an early X-Mas. Jay and Dame on one stage personifying that rare chemistry that will never be duplicated again (not in our era) and performing one of my favorites nonetheless. Its apparent from this that Dame is Robin to Jay’s Batman and its a damn shame that these two let the sh*t get past the point of repair. LMAO @ the FOI holding the stage down, was this when Guy Fisher and them still had the Apollo?  Oh yeah, two words before we part…Sauce Mothaf*ckin‘!!

[video] Cam Shoots Down Reunion, Juelz Confirms

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Alright, here is the (edited) video to the audio that many are describing as the proverbial ‘nail-in-the-coffin’ for the Harlem Diplomat Reunion. Cam, emphatically states that dreams of a reunion have been permanently shattered by Jim’s continuous bloopers, the latest being him denying that Killa had a phone conversation with him. Honestly, we all know Cam can stand on his own and build up any movement around himself but what will Jimmy and Juelz do? As fate would have it, their solo careers are some what stagnant and any attempts to recreate the flame that was once Dip Set has fallen on deaf ears, to say the least.  The MTV clip below is Juelz response, which still sounds a tad bit salty: Continue reading

[video] Harlem MC Nova is Accusing Cam’ron of Stealing “Hate My Job”

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Nova- BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH

Uh oh, looks like Killa got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Apparently, another Harlem MC made a similar song called “Hate My Job” which is the same song and video that Cam’ron has reemerged with, roughly a week ago.  While his internet fanbase is applauding Cam for connecting with the “common” man and his hatred for his day-to-day, Nova is claiming outright theft, and he’s not sitting still either.  The 106 & Park freestyle champ has posted a video going at Cam’s neck for the jack-move.  Look at the video’s and listen to songs to compare for yourselves and tell us what you think.

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EVIDENCE A– NOVA- Hate My Job

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EVIDENCE B– Cam’ron- Hate My Job

[video] CAM’RON- I Hate My Job

I actually had to look at this a few times before I saw the cleverness in it. Shot in Ohio, Cam has taken himself off of 140th and Lenox and injected himself into the daily conversation being had around America. This is a song for the working man, a “recession” anthem but not in the same vein of Jeezy, which is what you’d expect from Killa. I know Cam has something in the stash, so I will let him pass on this one. Plus, he’s getting back to the humor we miss in Hip Hop.

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Trouble Brewing In N.Y. For Hillary

Hillary amongst once loyal supporters

via LA Times

Black leaders say that if Hillary Rodham Clinton returns as senator, she’ll need to heal racial wounds her campaign has inflicted.

Even as she continues her longshot presidential bid, Hillary Rodham Clinton faces a political rift in New York, where black leaders say her standing has dropped due to racially charged comments by her and her husband during the campaign.

African American elected officials and clerics based in New York City say Clinton will need to defuse resentment over the campaign’s racial overtones if she returns to New York as U.S. senator.
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Eight People Sprayed With Bullets in Harlem

Source: NYT, ERIC KONIGSBERG and CHRISTINE HAUSER

Police say several people were shot in Harlem on Monday night.

It is customary in NYC that as the weather gets warmer, tempers flare quicker and alot more disputes are settled by way of the gun. Sad but True. People were mowed down in Harlem Monday night here are the details:

Eight people were shot late Monday night along a stretch of Lenox Avenue north of 125th Street in Harlem, the police said.

The police said they believed that the shootings stemmed from a disturbance nearby at Marcus Garvey Park, where gunshots rang out in a large crowd.

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Hip Hop Tours Free Ticket Giveaway

Hip Hop Tour Soars thru Harlem

These dudes always showed love when we hustled next to the Apollo last summer. Shout out to Caz! Now they are conducting a contest for free tickets…read below!


WIN FREE TICKETS TO NEW HIP-HOP BUS TOUR IN NYC!

HARLEM HIP-HOP TOURS ANNOUNCES NEW CONTEST GIVE AWAY

May 19, 2008, New York, NY – Harlem Hip-Hop Tours (H3 Tours) is giving away two free tickets to their newly launched Hip-Hop On. Hip-Hop Off. Tour in New York City.

Text “h3logo” to 67463 or go to http://www.harlemhiphoptours.com/hoponoff.html by May 31st to enter for a chance to win two FREE tickets to the Harlem Hip-Hop Tours new bus tour experience.
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2nd Annual Rapathon Heading to Harlem

[via ThugLifeArmy]

Notice to all aspiring rap artists, don’t miss out on an opportunity to be a part of history. The Hip Hop Culture Center in Harlem will be holding auditions for its second annual Rapathon, an attempt to make the Guiness Book of World Records for the lomgest ongoing rap marathon.

Held at The Magic Johnson Theater (2nd floor) tryouts will go down April 8th, the 14th, the 18th and the 21st between the hours of 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The competition is open to ANYONE of all ages, who can rap for 90 seconds without cursing or debasing folks. Last year’s rapathon lasted for 24 hours and included 117 lyricists.

This year’s attempt to top that will go down on May 3rd and also will include an attempt to stage New York’s biggest Electric Slide comp, taking place on 124th between Frederick Douglass Blvd. and St. Nicholas Ave. If you wanna boogie on down the road bring a can of canned goods which will be donated to a needy Haitian charity. If you need any more info holla at Natassia Seward @ (212) 234-7171.

Dip Set vs Soccer Moms

 Customers looking to get their hands on Hannah Montana got the shock of their lives when they popped in their purchased CD and heard Juelz Santana.  Somehow, someway the Diplomats ended up on copies of Disney distributed Disney Channel Hits.  The shoppers who said they purchased the CD’s in Toys R’ Us say they object to the profanity and subject matter in Dip Set’s music and this was totally unsuitable for little Becky and Peggy Sue.  At press time Disney hasn’t returned any calls for comment…we’ll keep you posted!