Archive for February, 2010

Obama in the ‘Burg

Obama visits Harrisburg on March 30, 2008. Photo by Leon Laing.

Today marks the last day of Black History Month. We also celebrated President’s Day in February. With that said, we dug into our archives to repost our story about Obama’s visit to Harrisburg on March 30, 2008.

Prime time
With the Pennsylvania Democratic primary being two days away, Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) have been scouring for votes in key areas. Harrisburg was no exception. Continue reading ‘Obama in the ‘Burg’

Local videos

North Philly-based rapper Meek Mill will rock the mic at Reading’s Silo Nightclub on March 13. Call 610.233.7381 for more info. In the meantime, peep his video for the song “Make ’Em Say.” Below are videos by other local artists. Continue reading ‘Local videos’

Drake at PSU, Cheyney

Drake is readying to headline his first tour while he prepares to drop the most anticipated hip-hop album of 2010. Today marked the first day of general-public ticket sales for his Home Away from Home Tour at Penn State University. Drizzy will perform at PSU on April 9 and at Cheyney University on May 6. Visit for more info. Details weren’t available for the Cheyney show at press time.

CD review

Ready to blow: windchILL in Harrisburg. Photo by Leon Laing.

Self Medication
Fist Up Records

Eminem named his last two albums Relapse. On those gripping albums, Em highlights some of his obstacles, such as drug abuse. windchILL — also a white rapper — links his new album title to medicine, too. There is a difference, though. On windchILL’s Self Medication album, the Mechanicsburg-based backpack rapper uses music for a natural high. Continue reading ‘CD review’

Spiz’ike sneakers

Michael Jordan, Spike Lee and Nike released the Spiz’ike kicks this month. Check out the commercial.

Upcoming events

Snoop Dogg
The year is young—but I think it’s safe to say that Snoop Dogg’s “I Wanna Rock” is going to be one of the best singles of 2010. Snoop, like Jay-Z, is a rap vet, but he’s agruably one of the most relevant artists in today’s rap game. Check out  Snoop when he performs in Philly on Feb. 28. You can also download his “I Wanna Rock” (remix featuring Jigga) right here. Continue reading ‘Upcoming events’