Old School Hip Hop

"We Want To Really Engage, Bring It Right To The Audience": Arthur Preisser and Randy Weiner's "King Kong"

By Iman Lababedi | April 27, 2013

From Macbeth to Haile Selasie, Kings abound, from King Kong to Caligula to Faust, monsters are around and from Al Bowly , Optical, Howling Wolf, Alicia Bridges and Tomas Doncker there is music in the cafes at night and revolution in the theatrics of Randy Weiner and Alfred Preisser

Must See Concert: Public Enemy, November 29th, 2012 At Irving Plaza

By Iman Lababedi | November 14, 2012

So on a very very busy week (Neil Young will be the Tuesday, Justin Bieber the Wednesday) I had to fit one more show in before they carry me home in a bodybag.

Rock The Bells

By Iman Lababedi | May 23, 2012

Here is the problem, and it is not the Old School nature 1990s quotient hip hop travellers, it is the lack of a really big name. From Slick rick to Salt N Peppa, the last hit these guys had were in a previous century

Droppin' Science Like Galileo Dropped The Orange

By Steve Crawford | May 7, 2012

As the Boys once stated, “It’s not how you play the game, it’s how you win it.” The Beastie Boys were pioneers that fearlessly popularized a new style of music and continuously explored new avenues of creative expression

Heavy D – Brought Reggae To Rap – Dead At 44

By Iman Lababedi | November 9, 2011

Heavy D brought reggae to hip and to its world takeover . In 1987 he released his first album with the Boyz and by 1989 had crossed right over to the rap charts with the Big Tyme album.

The Beastie Boys Action Figures Used Latest Video

By Alyson Camus | August 8, 2011

The action figures really look like the famous rappers and they are now for sale on the band’s official website, for the modest sum of $750

Nation Of Islam Linked To Biggie Smalls Murder

By Iman Lababedi | July 7, 2011

Nation Of Islam deal with their own

BBC4 documentary about the birth of punk, disco and hip-hop in NYC

By Alyson Camus | June 5, 2011

the birth of punk in downtown Manhattan, disco in midtown, and hip hop in uptown.

Meet The Beastles: A Mash Up of the Beatles And the Beastie Boys

By Alyson Camus | April 26, 2011

Meet the Beastles, a band created by dj BC, which is, you have guessed it, a mashup from The Beatles and The Beastie Boys. I knew about Danger Mouse's Grey album, but not about that one! djBC released his album ‘The Beastles’ in 2004, which was removed at the request of Apple Corps, but he…

What Biggie Smalls had On Him He Was Shot Dead

By Iman Lababedi | April 18, 2011

you can give a guy who has just been murdered a break, right.

Beastie Boys Trailer Dissed

By Helen Bach | April 11, 2011

annoying trailer