Free! Today Aug. 23: DJs Lord Finesse, Jazzy Jay, GrandMaster Caz, Kool DJ Red Alert & Chairman Mao @ Digger's Delight

TOOLS OF WAR presents their weekly True School summer park jam, DIGGER'S DELIGHT featuring DJs Lord Finesse, Jazzy Jay, GrandMaster Caz, Kool DJ Red Alert & Chairman Mao.

Every Tuesday in August! 2011 Digger's Delight @ St. Nicholas Park - Harlem
Free! All Ages! 4 til 8-ish! Host Forever: GrandMaster Caz
St. Nicholas Park 135th St. Plaza & St. Nicholas Ave. Harlem NYC 10031
B or C train to 135th (it's right there) or check hopstop.com

For more info click HERE

VIDEO: ROYCE DA 5'9" & EMINEM Double Play- "Writer's Block" & "Lighters"


R.I.P. Singer/Songwriter/Producer NICK ASHFORD

I was watching the late news tonight when this came in. Very sad to hear that we lost another of our greatest talents from the world of music. Nick Ashford, known for his collaborative songwriting and group with his longtime wife Valerie Simpson, passed away after a battle with cancer at the age of 69. Nick and Valerie were two of the most prominent and successful songwriters at Motown. With hits like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing," along with "You're All I Need To Get By", the duo cemented their legacy. Nick and Valerie also wrote and produced hits for Chaka Khan ("I'm Every Woman"), Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Teddy Pendergrass and Diana Ross. They also owned several restaurant/clubs, including the 20/20 on W. 20th St. and the Sugar Bar on W. 72nd St.in New York City.

Read more about Nick Ashford HERE

Below is a video that I believe was filmed at the Sugar Bar in NYC. Ashford & Simpson sings my favorite, their biggest charted hit "Solid". He will never be forgotten..


After doing some online digging last year, I came across a site that listed 10 emcees to watch for in 2011. Danny Brown immediately caught my attention. There was a sample of his track "Re-up" and his first line threw me: "I used to get domed up by crackheads..." The production was WU-ish and the lyrics grimy and unapologetic. I rushed to download his street LP "The Hybrid" and later started telling peeps that this dude was the truth!

Flash forward to this year's release "XXX"(30). Danny Brown, now signed to DJ A-Trak's label Fool's Gold Records, returns with his first full length project since "The Hybrid". In between he has appeared on Black Milk's "Album Of The Year" and Random Axe's (Sean Price, Black Milk and Guilty Simpson) debut album. "XXX" ranks side by side with "The Hybrid" as Danny ups the political incorrectness and delivers jarring, spaced out flows. DOWNLOAD at foolsgoldrecs.com/xxx

Danny Brown "XXX" by foolsgoldrecs
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