Published August 9, 2015
Celebrities , Local people
Photographer Hairston has known Rob Base for years. Photo by Leon Laing.
Sawyer’s continues to offer free —and worthwhile—concerts downtown.
On July 24, Rob Base performed at the Harrisburg-based venue. Base is mostly known for his 1988 party anthem “It Takes Two.” Horan Thomas attended the concert. “The show was a true party,” Thomas said. Thomas is a local DJ and producer.
Michele “Zulu Queen” Hairston has known Base for years. Hairston, a hip-hop educator/historian, member of the Universal Zulu Nation and photographer, reflects on Base’s visit to the Burg. Continue reading ‘All about that Base’
Published July 18, 2015
Dark Obsidian Foamposite Pro in Shoe Exhibit display. Photo by Leon Laing.
Maurice White made good use of his time while he was incarcerated in 2012. Continue reading ‘Expo offers kicks, displays and more’
Published June 18, 2015
“This easy access to social media platforms and the ability to be a cloak-and-dagger commenter has created people who are so callus and arrogant in their assertions that their right to inject their inappropriate opinion usurps common courtesy and decorum.” This is part of Isoke’s commentary about Rachel Dolezal, the news and online comments. Isoke was appointed twice as the poet laureate of Harrisburg.
Published June 16, 2015
Harrisburg’s own Cordell digs in the crate to borrow a beat from Master P’s classic from 20 years ago.
Published June 8, 2015
Cover art for “Go Girl.”
It’s been five years since we interviewed Kevin “Gripp” Gripper. Since then, the former Harrisburg resident moved to Atlanta. Gripp, a producer/rapper, does marketing and PR for artists Bankroll and Class Smalls. Continue reading ‘Gripp introduces Bankroll x Classic Smalls’
Published May 17, 2015
With his witty wordplay, rapper Wati Heru reminds listeners that his hometown of Brooklyn breeds hip-hop wordsmiths. Continue reading ‘‘BKWYA’ video’
Published May 7, 2015
Leon Laing (left) and PND. Photo by a person from PND’s entourage.
On the heels of Drake’s surprise release of his If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late mixtape, PARTYNEXTDOOR performed at Philly’s Theatre of Living Arts on March 3. Continue reading ‘PND live’
Published May 7, 2015
Amir Obe. Photo by Leon Laing.
Rapper/producer Amir Obe opened up for PARTYNEXTDOOR at Theatre of Living Arts on March 3. Obe helped to produce Drake’s “Star67.” Check out Obe’s dope Detrooklyn project here.
Published April 18, 2015
Niagra poses at the Harrisburg Mall. Photo by Leon Laing.
Me, Myself and Niagra. That’s the tentative album title Niagra revealed to vigoronline.com. There’s no release date yet. She said her new album will be a blend of rapping and singing. Continue reading ‘Femcee preps for new album’
Published February 22, 2015
Till the End of Summer album.
It’s Feb. 18. Villz calls me a few minutes before our 1 p.m. phone interview. He’s professional, humble—an artist’s artist. His dreads are faded on the sides à la a rapper from the late ’80s. He told vigoronline.com that he named his next album Ego, and “By Myself” will be his next video. Continue reading ‘Artist on the rise’