Call for Volunteers - Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival 2010

The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival would not be possible without the help of the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who donate their time, energy and creativity every year to produce the largest music festival in the five boroughs. Volunteers are the public face of Brooklyn Bodega, who work on a wide variety of projects during the Festival. Opportunity awaits at this unique organization!



Entering its sixth year the BHF aims to highlight Hip-Hop's legacy as an agent of artistic progression, community building and social change. BHF 2010 events will continue to reflect the full range of Hip-Hop culture, which spans music, film, academics, grassroots empowerment and more.

 Thursday, June 3rd Media Day
 Monday, July 5th - Show and Prove
 Tuesday, July 6th - Bodega Education Initiative
 Wednesday, July 7th - Salute the DJ
 Thursday, July 8th - Movie Night
 Friday, July 9th - Kickoff Party
 Saturday, July 10th - Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, DUMBO
 Saturday, July 10th BHF After party

Volunteers can choose between two different levels of commitment: Sign-Up or Full-Time (described below). In short, the Sign-Up program offers flexible scheduling for day of only volunteers. Full-Time Volunteers begin in the production process, marketing, publicity, sales, sponsorships, graphic design and more. Required to begin immediately and jump onto plan.

For more info go to brooklynbodega.com or contact:

Corrie Zaccaria
Volunteer Coordinator
718.210.3340 hr@brooklynbodega.com

Eternia & MoSS Announce Release Date “At Last”



In 2007, Eternia began recording her sophomore album with MoSS (a fellow Canadian), two years later the LP is complete and the title of the album says it all: At Last! Going where instinct took them, Eternia and MoSS’ collaborative union manifested into a sonically consistent album inspired by classic, boom-bap rap records (I.E. Ghostface Killah, Gangstarr, EPMD, Wu-Tang, & Nas).

MoSS is one of Hip-Hop’s fastest rising producers (see his work with Raekwon, Obie Trice, Ghostface, Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, AZ, Slum Village, Havoc, Kool G Rap, KRS-One, Buckshot etc) and the first producer signed to DJ Premier’s “Works Of Mart” production company—needless to say, the classic boom-bap aesthetic is a lane MoSS is more then comfortable in.

At Last is entirely produced by MoSS and features appearances by some of Hip-hop’s elite, including Joell Ortiz, Ras Kass, Termanology, Tona, Reef The Lost Cauze and luminary female emcees such as Rage, Rah Digga, Jean Grae & Tiye Phoenix. Eternia is at her finest over MoSS’ production, offering raw, confidant & vulnerable first-person perspectives over gritty and moving soundscapes. At Last promises to resonate in a musical arena where most rap albums fail to deliver beyond a ring-tone single.

Eternia has toured across Canada, the U.S., Australia, Mexico & Europe numerous times. Perhaps most noteworthy, she was invited to tour with Roxanne Shante, Bahamadia, Invincible and DJ Shortee across Europe on the historic “WE B-GIRLZ” tour in 2008, the first ever of its kind. Recently, Eternia has transformed herself from ‘that Canadian rapper’ to a household name on North American Hip Hop News & Blog sites, with her weekly video episodes “’AT Last’ - Road to Release Day” garnering well over 90,000 hits collectively and featuring Hip Hop legends DJ Premier, KRS-One, Pharoahe Monch, MC Lyte, Jeru the Damaja, 88-Keys, Jean Grae, Marco Polo, Smif N Wessun all co-signing the album.


Coming to a Target near you mid-April 2010!

Round5 presents series 2 of its Ultimate Collector Series of UFC figures. Kimbo rose to notoriety after a series of backyard street fights that earned him millions of views on youtube. He has made a transition into professional MMA fighting and was featured on last season's Ultimate Fighter TV series. Retailing for $12.99, this figure will be a highly sought after collectible.

Check out more images HERE

DJ Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love Announces New Residency at Camaradas El Barrio NYC - 1st Monday of Every Month!

DJ Bobbito Garcia
announces his new residency!

The FIRST MONDAY of EVERY MONTH beginning APRIL 5th, 2010 at

Camaradas el barrio
2241 First Ave.
between 115th & 116th St.
Spanish Harlem NYC
6 Train to 116th St.

9pm - 1am
Only $5. 21+ with ID only

Spinning Latin, Nu-Jazz, Afro-beat, Rare Funk, Sweet Soul, Progressive Hip Hop, Soulful House, Roots & Ballads!

Upcoming: Mondays, April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2 + September 6

Thank you to TOOLS OF WAR for the info.

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings "I Learned The Hard Way" Drops April 6th


Sharon Jones continues her march toward Soul-Rock domination with the release of I Learned The Hard Way next week, April 6th, on Daptone Records.

I Learned The Hard Way was produced by Bosco Mann and recorded on an Ampex eight-track tape machine by Gabriel Roth in Daptone Records’ House of Soul studios. This record drips with a warmth and spontaneity rarely found since the golden days of Muscle Shoals and Stax. Sharon’s raw power, rhythmic swagger, moaning soulfulness, and melodic command set her firmly alongside Tina Turner, James Brown, Mavis Staples, and Aretha as a fixture in the canon of soul music. From the lush Philly-Soul fanfare that ushers in “The Game Gets Old” at the top of the record, to the stripped down Sam Cooke-style “Mama Don’t Like My Man” at the tail, the Dap-Kings dance seamlessly through both the most crafted and simple arrangements with subtlety and discipline. I Learned The Hard Way is the “Daptone Sound” at its finest.

Full album stream of "I Learned the Hard Way" exclusively at NPR.org:



LADY DAISEY Releases New Single/Debut Album on BBE Records in May

THE ZRO HOUR has long supported Lady Daisey, Batsauce and their group The Smile Rays. Lady Daisey & Batsauce have signed to BBE records for the debut release of Lady Daisey's solo album.

LADY DAISEY- "Magical" (streaming)
LADY DAISEY- "Magical" DJ Vadim RMX (streaming)


Lady Daisey has rocked venues around the globe - from small smokey clubs to massive hip hop festivals - her message is one of love and inspiration, soulfully presented over head noddin' Batsauce beats. Singing since she was 5, Lady Daisey has developed a playful powerhouse style that's sure to grab the attention and steal the hearts of everyone within ear's reach. It's like sunshine for your soul... This is Daisey & Batsauce's first BBE release and features many special mixes including one from DJ Vadim. Debut album "In My Pocket" due May 7th 2010.

LL COOL J Shuts Down Sarah Palin & Fox News

Eat 'Em Up L...Chilll!

HUFFINGTONPOST reports on a battle between LL Cool J and Fox News stemming from a current promotion for an upcoming Sarah Palin special. Fox promoted the show to appear as if LL Cool J was going to be one of the subjects interviewed by Sarah Palin. LL tweeted, "Fox lifted an old interview I gave in 2008 to someone else & are misrepresenting to the public in order to promote Sarah Palins Show. WOW,". Fox News responded Wednesday morning, saying they would cut the footage of LL Cool J (aka James Todd Smith) from the special.

Read more at the link above.


MXTAPES: ASHER ROTH & DJ WRECKINEYEZ- "Seared Foie Gras w/ Quince & Cranberry”

Asher Roth & DJ Wreckineyez’s brand new mixtape. With features from Pac Div, Talib Kweli, Blu, Truck North and more.


Thanks to 2DopeBoyz

VIDEO: REFLECTION ETERNAL- "Strangers (Paranoid)"

VIDEO: KID CUDI- "Soundtrack 2 My Life"


WOW. I knew Erykah had a fattie but DAAAMN! In one of her bravest videos, Erykah Badu publicly strips down fully nude to the soundtrack of her current single.


I found an article on HUFFINGTONPOST.COM detailing Erykah's video shoot. The article also points to an interview posted in The Dallas Morning News. Here is an excerpt:

Q: To start, what can you tell me about the thought process behind the video for "Window Seat"?

EB: The song "Window Seat" is about liberating yourself from layers and layers of skin or demons that are a hindrance to your growth or freedom, or evolution. I wanted to do something that said just that, so I started to think about shedding, nudity, taking things off in a very artful way. I am from the theater, and this is just a part of expression to us, a part of art. And I saw a video by a group called Matt and Kim, and it was filmed in Times Square. And I thought it was the bravest, most liberating thing I've ever seen two people do. And I wanted to dedicate this contagious act of liberation and freedom to them. I hoped it would become something contagious that people would want to do in some way or another.

Q: And what was the thinking on the location and the Kennedy element to it?

A: Times Square is the most monumental place in New York, and when I was thinking of monumental places, the grassy knoll was the most monumental place in Dallas I could think of. I tied it in a way that compared that assassination to the character assassination one would go through after showing his or her self completely. That's exactly the action that I wanted to display.


Due to all the controversy and backlash as a result of her daring video, copies online have been removed from most sites. Erykah recently appeared on "Chelsea Lately" on the E! network. Check out the interview below. Thanks to mrworldpremiere.net.


Brooklyn Bodega SHOW & PROVE Reunion Concert


Wednesday, March 31st – Public Assembly – 70 North 6th Street – Williamsburg, Brooklyn

It has been one year since Brooklyn Bodega launched its first Show & Prove Hip-Hop Showcase… and we’re still going STRONG in 2010. On March 31st, we return to Public Assembly to celebrate.

Brooklyn Bodega’s ‘Show and Prove’ gives Hip-Hop artists from around the country and world the chance to earn a spot on NYC’s largest stage, The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.

On March 31st come join the Bodega Fam and Show and Prove Alumni, Children Of The Night, Brown Bag All Stars, Kalae All Day, brokn englsh, Aquil and more.


MIXTAPES: Fresh Vetz & HipHopDX Present DASHAH- Rap Burglar 3: The Final Apprentice

Last year, HipHopDX reviewed New York emcee Dashah's Rap Burglar 2.5. As a result of that coverage, the former Ill Insanity emcee opted to join Fresh Vetz in premiering his third volume right here to DX readers. Rap Burglar 3: The Final Apprentice is made available today.

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Rap Burglar 3 features production from DJ Pause and Natural Diggers, who worked with Long Island emcee on previous volumes in the series.
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