NYC's hardest working man in Hip Hop-RUGGED N RAW, is prepping the release of his new album TRUTH SERUM with a release party at the KNITTING FACTORY on Friday August 8, 2008. RUGGED N RAW is one of the best emcees/producers in this new era of independent Hip Hop. In addition to winning song competitions and emcee battles, he is also a 7-Time Beat Battle Champion and the current IPA Beat Battle Grand Champion and Newark's MTP Grand Champion, proving he is the most versatile unsigned phenomenon out there. I have personally witnessed several battles and showcases at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and the hype is well earned. Rugged N Raw has shared the stage with the likes of Pharoahe Monch, Serius Jones, Immortal Technique, Grandmaster Caz, C Rayz Walz, Eyedea & Abilities, Akir, 5 Ft. of Black Moon, Amanda Diva from MTV2, Poison Pen, Kevin Michael, Eternia, Mr. Lif, Polyrhythm Addicts, Dame Grease, RAMP and Rob Sonic. RNR's album release party will feature artists HASAN SALAAM (one of our featured guests on our upcoming anniversary show release), HOMEBOY SANDMAN, HICOUP and PHASE ONE. There will be a beat showcase by DJ STATIc, I.MPAQ and CAPTIN PLANIT. On the 1's and 2's all night will be DJ Phoenix Rizin.
Comedian David Feingold (aka Fat Jewish Guy), has launched a website selling chocolate covered and "salty" nuts with Barack Obama's face and name on the label. To be fair, Jesse Jackson opened up the floodgates for comedy after that quip about wanting "to cut Obama's nuts out" earlier this week. David Feingold jumped, and is selling merchandise and has video promos for it. Its kinda funny but I wouldn't be surprised to hear of a cease and desist soon..