A couple weeks ago I, alongside Oddisee, Dallas Penn, FWMJ, Chris Rabb, and Jason Reynolds, was on hand in Washington, DC for a panel put on by the Future of Music Coalition and Words Beats & Life, discussing everything from music, the social climate of the Internets and more. If you have the time (the
Join KarmaloopTV at Okayplayer's 2009 Holiday Jammy with The Roots, the cast of Fela!, Blitz Ambassador, Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew and special appearances from Mos Def, Brother Ali and Jay Electronica! This was a really good show. Stab your retinas if you missed out.
Another super-group in the works? Nah, just a good ol' fashioned jam session. Courtesy of shamz: Philly's own Money Making Jam Boys (Black Thought, Dice Raw, Truck North, & P.O.R.N.) have been getting busy in the studio making fresh cuts on the regular. Word is we will be leaking new joints every week or so,
Courtesy of the homie shamz: After a brief hiatus, okayplayerTV is back. This time around we're featuring D.C.'s own, Wale. In the clip, he talks about the Afrobeat/Go Go influence in his music, being a close friend to The Roots, his favorite emcees, and the anxiety leading into his debut album. At long last Wale's
Last night The Roots crew did their thing (as always) for The Jam @ Highline Ballroom NYC. Some of the guests that graced the stage included Amanda Diva, Estelle, Skillz, Oddisee, CurT@!n$, Casey Benjamin, Binky (from The Dap Kings), Chuck Treece, and more. I got on stage to film this clip of Black Thought, Oddisee,
We dropped the audio earlier, now we get some visuals (snagged from OKP). Bear-One on the production, Monsee on the directing tip. Truck Jewels drops next week (June 2nd)! PREVIOUS: Truck North - What More Can I Say (Video) | Truck North - Flyer Than the Rest f. Wale | Skillz - Yea Ya Know
The emcee of Zion I speaks on their latest album (The Take Over) and it's difference from past projects. Him & Reece Q also talk about their current tour and how the Geek to the Beat video was put together. I agree whole heatedly with Shamz on it being one of the dopest videos of
A white rabbit riding bmx + dancing women in tutus + some heavy 808s and dope lyrics = Zion I's new video. Here is the OKP world premiere for Zion I's Alice In Wonderland themed video, Geek To The Beat (dir. M.A.Y.O.). Zion I's new album, The Takeover is in stores now. I don't think
MEKA: In case you haven't noticed, we here over at 2 Dope Boyz have been going under a reconstruction of sorts. Shake (the giant, cup looking guy) and Meka (the Sideshow Bob-resembling fellow) have linked up with the good folks at OkayPlayer. What does that mean? Well, for one it means that we are no
[vimeo 3111220] Spotted this over at the good folks of Okayplayer, the homie shamz got some nice footage of Talib, Res & Graph getting it in at the legendary venue. Check out under the cut for another video, and be sure to check out shamz' spot for footage of DOnny Goines as well.
[vimeo 2861963] Courtesy of shamz: New Orleans natives The KnuX combine an OutKast influenced style with a fresh, forward thinking aesthetic that shines through in their music and their live show. Check out the latest installment of OkayplayerTV as The KnuX perform at the University of Southern California and answer a few questions about their