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’’

‘2 On’ freemix

NYC-based rhyme spitter Maxx Flair returns with his cover of “2 On.” Continue reading ‘‘2 On’ freemix’

Obama quote

“Hip-hop is not just a mirror of what it is. It should be also a reflection of what can be.”

Fun in Philly

Phonte. Photo by Leon Laing.

Phonte. Photo by Leon Laing.

The Foreign Exchange set the tone at the beginning of the concert with “Call It Home,” one of the standout songs from Love in Flying Colors. The neo soul, electronica, hip-hop group performed at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on May 4. Continue reading ‘Fun in Philly’

Reggae royalty

Stephen Marley. Photo by Leon Laing.

Stephen Marley. Photo by Leon Laing.


That’s what Karl Hertzog said when I asked him what he thought about Stephen Marley as an artist. Hertzog, a Philadelphia resident, has been Marley’s friend for six years. Continue reading ‘Reggae royalty’


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