Digger’s Delight kicks off on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 with live DJ sets from Lord Finesse, Large Pro, Boogie Blind and Miss Shing-A-Ling. Head over to St. Nicholas Park on 135th St. & Saint Nicholas Ave in Harlem, New York. Take the B or C train to 135th. This free event starts at 4pm and ends at 8pm.
- August 6: DJs Miss Shing-A-Ling, Lord Finesse, Large Pro & Boogie Blind
- August 13: DJs Rockin Rob, Chuck City, Natasha Diggs & Irv
- August 20: DJs Supreme La Rock, Breakbeat Lou, Danny Dan & Chairman Mao
- August 27: DJs Jazzy Jay, Forrest Getemgump, Fabel & Looie Loo
Tonight vinyl lovers can party the night away at the Mobile Mondays party at Bowery Electric. Tonight’s featured DJs include Mr. Walt and DJ Evil Dee of the legendary Beatminerz. Address: 327 Bowery at 2nd Street in downtown Manhattan.
In the Spring of 2013, I produced an art event featuring paintings by TTK, Sam Woolley and Klashwon. The opening began with conversations about the paintings and turned into a musical celebration of the artists and their work. Watch the video below to find out more!
The 1Plus1Plus1 Art Show Event I produced featured artwork by TTK, Sam Woolley and Klashwon. Fuse Green, Andre LeRoy Davis, Big Daddy Kane, Cormega and more were in attendance! Press play below to view the video I commissioned from the opening night.
Being born on New Year’s Day usually means that people are sleeping off the festivities from New Year’s Eve. January first doesn’t lend itself to typical birthday celebrations. I was fully prepared to mark my birthday with a cupcake and a few friends at brunch, but an article in The New York Times changed my mind. The article, a story about teen mothers, touched me for two reasons: I used to work at the NYTimes and I live in Brooklyn. I had no idea that young mothers in the area faced such high levels of discrimination, frustration and alienation. Was there something I could do to help? It turned out there was.
Being a supporter of the most positive elements of Hip-Hop culture afford me a special relationship with notable Brooklyn DJs and producers, one of whom was adamant that I celebrate my birthday in a bigger way than just a lonely cupcake. I had declined the offer but, upon digesting the article, called up the deejays. “Would you still be open to throwing me that birthday party?” I asked. I explained my concerns regarding young mothers in Brooklyn and asked if I could turn my birthday into a fundraiser. DJ Akalepse, DJ Evil Dee, Lord Finesse and Rich Medina gave me free reign. I was responsible for the conception, publicity and production of an event to benefit The Brooklyn Young Mothers Collective and I am pleased to say we raised funds and awareness of the struggle that young mother’s in Brooklyn face. It was one of the most fulfilling events I’ve put together so far.
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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.