And Happy Birthday Dr. Dre!
Yesterday night was a Holliday and I enjoyed it! On this very cold and windy Monday night, with a few friends of mine, we went to 285 Kent Ave in Williamsburg. This amazing hip-hop night, the Dre Day -celebrating Dre’s birthday- was set up in this place. I had never heard of that show before. This night happens every year in several cities all over the world. It gathers several great Djs with impressive selections, and it makes you dance in a cool vibe on all the best classic Hip-Hop bits. It was a great spot: not too big and not too crowded, nice people, the beers were cheap, and the music was so good!
I also really appreciated the projection of music video or film’s extracts behind the DJ’s. The whole décor was very cool.
Don’t miss it next time this authentic Brooklyn night party!
Here’s one of the facebook event : https://www.facebook.com/events/293782847410009/
If there is one thing I can say will never change, it’s my love for music. I do not have a favorite genre or anything like that. I have music for what ever type of mood I am in. I got into a conversation just the other day about the big difference in Hip-Hop music.
Anyone who has listened to hip-hop throughout the ages can tell you how much of a disgrace the music has become. Hip-hop use to have a bigger meaning where poets could share their thoughts into music. Now it’s all about who has the most girls and music. There was a time where being “lyrical” or creative with your words could get you far in music. Artist had to be able to tell a story in rhythm to catch a crowd’s attention. Today anybody who can read up to a 3rd graders level can be considered an “artist”.
People like to blame southern Rapper/Producer “Soulja Boy” for single handedly destroying hip-hop. In 2007, Soulja Boy released a single called “Crank That” which featured a dance move that flooded the internet. Reaching #1 in the top 100 billboards in the country Soulja Boy continued to make all his own original tracks giving inspiration to those who wanted to make it big on their own. The thought of this inspiration sounds good until you hear the nonsense that comes out of it. With young minds now making their own “beats” and lyrics anything that sounds catchy enough was able steam all over the country. Hip Hop “artist” today are as young as 16 years old, putting on an image for themselves that will not get them any further then where they are now.
Even older rappers are making a return to fame like G.O.O.D Music’s own 35 year old 2 Chainz. 2 Chainz, a college graduate who wasn’t so successful when he first started his music career. After adapting to the less lyrical style of music, 2 Chainz became an instant hit in today’s hip-hop industry.
I honestly believe there is no future hope for the music industry. The only way one can relate to what was once good music is to listen to underground music. Underground music contains many new and old artist who still use the older style of hip-hop and are only underground because there hits will never make it mainstream.
Hey everybody, let me introduce you to my favorite singer.
I’ll will talk about BOOBA. He’s a french rap singer. He is from Boulogne billancourt (92). He was born on December 1976. His real name is Elie Yaffa. He’s one of most famous rap singer in France.
His first CD was call “Temps mort” (2002) and the last one is “Futur” (2012).
Last week his last clip was realease. Here you can find the link.
Moruf is an up-and-coming ‘hiphop groovy rapper’. I dont know exactly how or what to label him as but his music isn’t like anyones ive heard before. Hes come straight from New Jersey. Part of a group of young musicians named Jersey Klan, he definitely stands out. This past tuesday Moruf performed at the Dominion NY. More and more he is poppin’ up, performing at New York and New Jersey venues. Have a look & listen below.
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