Nov 01

Marco Polo, DJ Premier & Talib Kweli – G.U.R.U.

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Dope new video for the Marco Polo/Premier/Kweli song honoring Guru.  Directed by Todd Angkasuwan.

Marco’s upcoming album PA2: The Directors cut will be on Soulspazm Records.

via Mass Appeal

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Oct 04

A3C Hip Hop Festival

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Folks have been crazy running around ATL this week at the A3C Festival.   There are a ton of performances and panels covering everything from building a buzz to how to be a better performer.  9th Wonder  and DJ Premier are  doing a panels tomorrow.  Talib Kweli is performing tonight.  J-Live is performing several times.  Aesop (w/ Rob Sonic & Big Wiz) and Madlib are playing on the Redbull Sound Select stage tomorrow night. Check out the schedule here.

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Nov 01

J-Live Free Download + Tour Dates

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As seen recently, live on the main stage at the A3C Festival, J-Live covers Dwyck in it’s entirety. This studio recording is from the highly anticipated, soon to be released mixtape “The Live Supremacy”. J-Live, in typical three man team S.P.T.A. fashion covers the classic Nice & Smooth Gang Starr collaboration. Complete with omage to the late great Guru. Listen at Soundcloud, or listen and download at Bandcamp

Dwyck (Nice and Smooth & Gang Starr Cover) by J-Live
New Tour Dates:

Nov 6, Albany, NY @ Academy Park
for Occupy Albany

Nov 14, Atlanta, GA @ 529
W/ Underground System Afrobeat

Dec 2, Johannesburgh, South Africa
@ Zula Bar

Dec 3, Capetown, South Africa
@ OST Newtown

Dec 8, Stuttgart, Germany @ Mono Bar

Dec 9, Bremen, Germany @ Lightplanke

Dec 10, Wil, Switzerland @ Gare de Lion

Dec 14, Belrin, Germany @ Cassiopeia

Dec 16, Paris, France @ la Bellevoise

Dec 17, Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala

Dec 21, Gothenberg, Sweden
DJ set @ Yaki-Da

Dec 22, Oslo, Norway
DJ set @ Fugazi

Dec 24 Leipzig Germany

more info:

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Oct 01

DJ Premier @ SOM

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Time to head over to SOM for the Mr. E Birthday celebration featuring DJ Premier with Apollo, Shortkut & Mr. E.  Hosted by Fran Boogie.

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Mar 16

Matt Africa’s Gang Starr-Gots to be the Sureshot

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Matt Africa’s  Gang Starr appreciation…

Click the cover for link.  To read the full track listing and some notes, click here.

There seems to have been a lot of drama surrounding Guru’s hospital stay.  Regardless, we’re hoping Guru is feeling better and on his way to making a full recovery.

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Feb 28

Concentrating all of our positive thoughts on Guru

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Hip Hop Wired has posted that Guru from Gang Starr has fallen into a coma after suffering cardiac arrest.  He is scheduled to go into surgery tomorrow, we are hoping everything goes well…

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