Tag Archives: hip-hop

Snoop Dogg Closes Out 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans

He may have recently undergone an artistic, spiritual reincarnation as Snoop Lion, and even reinvented himself under his third alter-ego, Snoopzilla, this past year, but favorite Los Angeles rapper Snoop Dogg just can’t escape the demands for his classics. The west coast G-Funk original is scheduled to headline Sunday’s official NBA All-Star post-game concert at [...]

WIN TICKETS: Dam-Funk Returns to New Orleans, Plays Maison with DJ Soul Sister

When it comes to modern funk, there is one artist that seamlessly blends classic funk principles with evolving technology and contemporary dancefloor culture. He goes by the name of Dam-Funk and hails from Los Angeles, California. But he is no stranger to New Orleans, as he plays his fourth show in the Crescent City this [...]

Truth Universal: Grinding and Rhyming

If you had the time and the patience, you could find everything you need to know about life inside Jim Russell Records on Magazine Street. Racks and shelves brim with 45s, LPs, cassettes, and CDs. Concert posters and photos climb every horizontal surface. The Complete Riverside Recordings of Thelonious Monk stand atop an old speaker [...]

First Listen: OffBeat Premieres “Show Me What You Got” From Soul Rebels’ New Mixtape

It is safe to say that New Orleans brass bands are on the pop culture radar. It is no secret that one of the key links to the roots of hip-hop, and dance music in general, lies within the brass-drum rhythms of Crescent City second line tradition. Releases such as the Hot 8 Brass Band’s [...]

Photos: Robert Glasper Experiment, Civic Theatre, 11.07.13

On Thursday, November 7, modern jazzman Robert Glasper performed a much-anticipated concert at the newly renovated Civic Theatre, finally appearing in New Orleans for a headlining show. He and The Robert Glasper Experiment (RBX) played several cuts off the new album, Black Radio 2, as well as a few older favorites and some covers. Two [...]

Fourth Annual NOLA Underground Hip Hop Awards Honor Mr. Magic,
DJ Jimi, More

Hip-hop heads, music geeks, bounce fanatics and twerkers unite this Saturday, October 26 at the freshly re-opened Civic Theatre when the Fourth Annual NOLA Underground Hip Hop Awards take over the space. Part awards show, part concert, the NOLA UHHA has rapidly become one of the city’s key authorities on who matters in New Orleans [...]

Win Tickets: Soundclash 5th Year Anniversary Edition

Happy fifth anniversary, Soundclash! This Thursday night (October 17) at the Hi-Ho Lounge, New Orleans’ premiere beat battle and hip-hop showcase will celebrate five years in the game with a monster bill that includes spots from more than 10 of the city’s top producers, 3 DJs, an artist spotlight and sets from hometown heavyweights Truth [...]

Shuggie Otis:
Rare Talent You’ve Heard, But Never Heard Of

When people talk about iconic talents like Prince, it’s usually because of his uncommon ability to write, perform, and play multiple types of instruments, and do it all extraordinarily well. As far as pop stars go, indeed there are not many that rival The Purple One. But before Prince, there was an unsung maverick whose [...]

First Listen: Truth Universal and Sybil Shanell – “Motivated”
plus Album Release Party

This week’s “First Listen” comes from New Orleans hip hop artist Truth Universal, who has, without a doubt, been unwavering in his music’s message. Cheap thrills like auto-tune and easy trends like mash-up beats are just not his style. Nor are superficial rhymes about cash, females or rides. He delivers yet another thought-provoking hip hop [...]

The soundCLASH presents Nesby Phips and guests at 0017th Edition

This month, New Orleans’ premiere monthly beat battle, local hip hop showcase and networking event, the soundCLASH hosts one of the city’s favorite local hip hop producers, Hollygrove’s own Nesby Phips as September’s special guest on Thursday, September 19. Though he has a hefty load of diverse production under his belt going back several years, [...]