Bad meaning good

Joey Bada$$. Photo by Leon Laing.

Joey Bada$$. Photo by Leon Laing.

Jan. 20.

That’s the release date for Joey Bada$$’ highly anticipated debut album. Joey planned on releasing his album, B4.Da.$$ (pronounced before da money), this year. Now it’s slated to drop on his 20th birthday. As a protégé of Q-Tip, Questlove and J. Dilla, one could call Joey a Soulquarian. In the beginning of the trailer for B4.Da.$$, the rapper and Pro Era member Powers Pleasant ride skateboards, a visual that mirrors the cover of Joey’s classic mixtape 1999. The cinematic album trailer and No Regrets short film show that music isn’t the only medium on Joey’s artistic palette.

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The doobie brothers

Redman (left) and Method Man.

Redman (left) and Method Man. Photo by Leon Laing.

How high?
For the grand finale, Redman climbed on top of a large speaker onstage. To create some suspense, he stood from the elevated area, waited about a minute and dived fearlessly into a sea of fans. Method Man stage dived and crowd surfed, too. With oomph and classic songs, hip-hop’s Cheech and Chong connected with the crowd. Continue reading ‘The doobie brothers’

A thirst for truth

Mick Jenkins. Photo by Leon Laing.

Mick Jenkins. Photo by Leon Laing.

When I met Mick Jenkins backstage, I told him he reminds me of Jay Electronica. With voices as deep as James Earl Jones’, both rappers write thought-provoking lyrics against a backdrop of melodic beats. Continue reading ‘A thirst for truth’

Second time around

Haidon Clancy, left, and Austin Waters. Photo by Leon Laing.

Haidon Clancy, left, and Austin Waters. Photo by Leon Laing.

Our website thought the hunt for the Red Octobers was over. Jordan Stasyszyn told vigoronline that the Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red October is one of the only sneakers that could top the rare kicks from his last expo. One patron wore the Red Octobers at Stasyszyn’s 2 Annual Harrisburg Sneaker Expo on Sept. 7. A vendor brought a pair of those kicks, too.

We posted the photo of the patron’s Yeezys, but some people questioned the sneaker’s authenticity. Therefore, we removed the photo, and we offered this link to help sneakerheads identify fake kicks. Continue reading ‘Second time around’

Hunt for Red Octobers

Nike Air Mag from 2013 expo. Photo by Leon Laing.

Nike Air Mag from 2013 expo. Photo by Leon Laing.

In December 2013, about 300 patrons attended the first annual Harrisburg Sneaker Expo. So it’s no surprise that the expo returns to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg. Continue reading ‘Hunt for Red Octobers’

‘F**k the Summer Up’ video


Leikeli47 is becoming more of a household name with the “F**k the Summer Up” song/video. But according to online sources, she continues to wear ski masks and doesn’t do interviews, remaining shrouded in mystery. Continue reading ‘‘F**k the Summer Up’ video’

Boaz’s ‘Hard to Forget It’


Pittsburgh-based rappers Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller catapulted to stardom with the help of Rostrum Records. Continue reading ‘Boaz’s ‘Hard to Forget It’’



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