In honor of this year's National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York city, THE ZRO HOUR: ROOTS OF HIP HOP-BORICUA PRIDE celebrates some of the finest emcees of Puerto rican descent. Formerly known as the Puerto Rican Day Parade, the parade began in 1958 and later added "National" to its title in 1995. It is a celebration of the contributions of Puerto Ricans through the history of NYC. One things for sure, Puerto Ricans are the co-creators of Hip Hop culture. African-Americans and Puerto Ricans lived together in the same hoods. Puerto Ricans' contributions to hip hop run deep. From the Devastating Tito & OC (Fearless Four) to Kurious George ("Walk Like ADuck") to Fat Joe & Big Pun to Kid Capri, Tony Touch...too many. The b-boy, dance and graf scene? Boricuas got it locked. Big up Rock Steady Crew and New York City Breakers. The creation of Reggaeton was a natural synthesis of Hip Hop, Reggae, Bomba, and Salsa influences. Reggaeton and rap pioneer, Tego Calderon was a student of New York hip hop legends such as LL Cool J, Chuck D, EPMD and RUN DMC. Daddy Yankee and Wisin Y Yandel are killing the game. Alexie F. was feelin himself and his people! Check out the show, hot mix indeed. In the EXCLUSIVES, FLASHBACKS & EARLY HEAT section check for a rare one from PRINCE MARKIE DEE (FAT BOYS)-Trippin' Out

THE ZRO HOUR 06.09.07


PUERTO RICO-Frankie Cutlass
100%-Big Pun
LEATHERFACE-Big Pun (remixed by PopularB & AC)
MUSIKA-KRS One & Marley Marl feat. Magic Juan
PUERTO RICO ALLSTARS-Tony Touch feat. Daddy Yankee, Ivy Queen, Mexicano, Rey Pirin & Don Chezina
WE FLY HIGH (REGGAETON REMIX)-Jim Jones feat. Tego Calderon & Don Omar
PLANE TO PR-Daddy Yankee feat. will.i.am
BROOKLYN-Joell Ortiz
WE RUN NY-Tony Touch feat. Tru Life, Lumidee & Joell Ortiz
ROCKIN' IT-Fearless Four
WOPBOBALUBOP (REMIX)-Funkdoobiest feat. B-Real
HIP HOP-Joell Ortiz
AL NATURAL-Tego Calderon
WHAT'S THAT (QUE ESO?)-TonyTouch feat Mos Def & De La Soul
TRIBUTE TO BIG PUN & HECTOR LAVOE-Cuban Link & Willie Colon (produced by PopularB & AC)
REP MY PEOPLE-Tony Touch feat. N.O.R.E. & AC (produced by PopularB & AC)

Underground EXP Presents: GOLDEN A Tribute to Jeru The Damaja

It's..It's..The Return Of the Prophet Jeru The Damaja @ UNDERGROUND EXP monthly GOLDEN Tribute series. If ya missed the first 3- CL SMOOTH, LARGE PROFESSOR and PHAROAHE MONCH..You can't miss this-

Underground EXP presents
A Monthly Tribute to Hip Hop's Greatest

Thursday, June 14th
Doors @ 9:30pm

Jeru The Damaja (40 minute set!)
Group Home
Beatboxer Entertainment
Fresh Daily
KD Flow

DJed by DP1 and DJ Absurd

70 N. 6th St.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L train to Bedford

$12 advanced $15 at the door
ladies free before 10:30pm
No guest list
Advanced tickets in Manhattan exclusively at Fat Beats


Shout out to Nabil..

Omo Misha Appears on HGTV?

Ok..Ok so who the hell is OMO MISHA? Well, she is a multi talented artist in several mediums including jewelry design (seen modeling her own hand made creations here), painting and packs a smoky singing voice. She is also a very dear friend of mine and I was happy to see that she will be profiled on HGTV-Go Misha! Check the announcement:

Catch me Today on HGTV's "That's Clever!"

Where: HGTV in your living room!
When: 9:30am ET/PT
Friday, June 8, 2007

I'll be making jewelry...and probably looking pretty silly while I do it :-) If you're not going to be home, maybe you can tape it (or keep an eye out for re-runs). For more info, visit the HGTV web site - http://www.hgtv.com - look for Episode HCLVR 345 or use this link to take you to the direct page:


Click (or copy and paste) this link to see details of the show:


I did not have a chance to clean the kitchen that day. They promised me they would not get the dishes on film..... :-(


Hip-Hop Producer Marley Marl Suffers Heart Attack

From ALLHIPHOP news of pioneering hip hop producer Marley Marl suffering a heart attack on June 5th. Reported by Nolan Strong:

While details are sketchy, sources said Marley Marl, born Marlon Williams, is in a New York area hospital and is in stable condition.

Marley Marl is one of the most influential producers in the history of Hip-Hop.

In the early 80's and 90's, Marley crafted seminal records for rappers like Eric B. & Rakim, MC Shan, Big Daddy Kane, LL Cool J, TLC, Masta Ace and Kool G. Rap.

Marley Marl's Juice Crew was also involved in rap's most famous feud with KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions, a beef which produced a number of classic Hip-Hop singles like "The Bridge" by MC Shan and KRS One's answer record, "The Bridge is Over."

Marley Marl and KRS One have since ended their feud and released an album together titled Hip-Hop Lives, which was released last month via Koch Records.

Representatives for the producer would not release any details as of press time, but asked fans to pray for Marley Marl's speedy recovery.
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