I attended a KRS-ONE show at SOBs recently and was surprised to see Hakim Green of Channel Live onstage. He performed a song with KRS, who described how they first met, back when Hakim was teaching 8th grade students. Now, Hakim is teaching outside of the classroom, in the streets of New Jersey where violence has had a grip for too long. In 2010, twelve people were killed in just a 24 hour period in New Jersey. Since then, Councilman Ras Baraka, has put together an annual “24 Hours of Peace, Occupy Clinton Avenue” event in Newark, with host Hakim Green.
24 Hours of Peace is an outdoor cultural event aimed at addressing violence through the performing arts. The overall message is to say “Time Out” to the community and to have 24 hours without any violent acts.
“It’s a small step in our ongoing commitment to increasing the PEACE!! We are Hip Hop and our ethic is Peace, Love, Unity and Safely, having fun.” says Host, Hakim Green of Channel Live. 2011 was our inaugural year for the 24 Hours of Peace Concert.
This year the entertainment roster includes artists such as Co Host, Tap Dance King, Savion Glover, DJ Antoine Qua of 107.5 WBLS, Rah Digga, former First Lady of The Flip Mode Squad, Hip Hop Greats, Treach of Naughty by Nature, Do It All of Lords of the Underground, Jersey Block Entertainment and a host of local artists.
To get to the event, take NJ Transit to Newark Penn Station then walk to Clinton Ave at Treacy Ave. Peace and love!
Catch Kendra Ross in The Singer/Songwriter Experience Live from historic venue THE BITTER END 147 Bleecker Street, NYC on Friday, August 16, 2013 from 8-9pm. The cover is $10. Kendra will be performing all new music from her forthcoming album featuring Christian Ver Halen (Guitar), Chris Rob (Keys), Shaun Kelly (Percussion)
Stream/Download/Share Kendra’s new EP, #REUPEP featuring fan favorites from her debut album, NEW VOICE reimagined and remixed by Daru Jones of Rusic Records.
Click the feather cover photo above to listen or download!
On Thursday, August 15, 2013 in NYC, legendary hip hop pioneer, KRS-One (Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone), will perform classics, as well as new songs from his upcoming project, ‘Never Forget’ (out this summer)!
As a veteran from hip hop’s formative years, KRS has been an integral force within the music and culture since 1985. He began his career as one-third of the group Boogie Down Productions (BDP), alongside DJ Scott La Rock and D-Nice, releasing five lauded albums with the trio, including the classic ‘Criminal Minded’ LP. KRS’s solo career spans two decades with a hefty catalogue of 14 albums.
The show will be at SOB’s, 204 Varick St – New York, NY 10014 – 212.243.4940 (directions) Thursday, Aug 15 2013 8:00PM doors / 9:30PM show $20.00 online – $20.00 at door (age 21+). The show is one night only.
If you are in Brooklyn, now is the time to hurry over to Wingate Field to catch Rakim and Big Daddy Kane live. The show is free!
The 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series performances are held Monday nights 7:30 pm at Wingate Field, which is located on Brooklyn Avenue between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street opposite Kings County Hospital.
On a cold day, I put the word out:
“I intend to start a coat drive. Who’s with me?”
The first person to answer was a recording artist with a big name and an even bigger heart. Together, we held a month-long coat drive, plus a benefit concert for Housing Works. Housing Works, is a not-for-profit group dedicated to helping people affected by the linked-crises of HIV/AIDS and homelessness.
Although it ran for an entire month, the biggest day of the coat drive was the final day. We organized an in-store party with music, food, drinks and more at Coat of Arms (43 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002). At the party, the community came out in one last push to collect warm outerwear for Housing Works. Each donor received free tickets to the wrap concert which took place later that night at Tammany Hall, a venue on the Lower East Side. Donors also received free CDs, Frank151 books, event-related t-shirts and other gifts from our sponsors.
The in-store closing party also featured an art auction of Brian Kavanagh’s urban photography, food from East Village purveyor Lil Frankie’s, and music from Mr. Walt and DJ Bazarro of the Beatminerz.
The after party and concert hosted by LES & VH1 personality Alexandra Estevez, featured a live performance by Cormega, backed by his live band The Revelations. The concert drew a diverse crowd from skateboarders and models, to Hip-Hoppers and downtown tastemakers. The best part? All of the proceeds from the door went straight to Housing Works, along with a large donation of warm outerwear.
Be sure to check out the Cormega ‘Rapture’ music video below. It was created from the live footage of the benefit concert.