Archive for May, 2010

Dexter Kendrick’s ‘Hope’

Dexter Kendrick, who formed the songwriting group Polarity with Lei Row, said he wants his music to be current yet timeless like a soul classic. I’d say he’s going to attain that goal. Continue reading ‘Dexter Kendrick’s ‘Hope’’

The champ was here

In the photo, from left to right: LeRon McCoy, Jadakiss and LeSean “Shady” McCoy shoot the breeze. On May 15, Jada visited a Harrisburg-based party promoted by Shady and Dream Catcher Entertainment. Jada just dropped The Champ is H3re mixtape. On this latest mixtape, he collaborates with DJ Drama and DJ Green Lantern. Photo above taken from Dream Catcher’s archives.

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Local CD releases this week

Last year, Nino Marron and his V.S.O.P. collective opened up for the Lil Wayne (see video above) and Trey Songz/Fab concerts. Now the local rapper, who exudes swag, will release his Gold Bottlez: The Rose Mixtape on May 28th. Continue reading ‘Local CD releases this week’

Upcoming events

Jill Scott will perform in Philly on June 19th. Photo by Leon Laing.

May 29
: N.O.R.E. Doors open at 9 p.m., Baja Nightclub in Lebanon. Phone: 717.383.7202 or 724.970.9728.
May 30: Teairra Mari. Doors open at 9 p.m., Dragonfly Nightclub in Harrisburg. Phone: 717.383.7202 or 724.970.9728. Continue reading ‘Upcoming events’

Phene overdoses

York native Phene made his mark in Central Pa. Now the rapper resides in the A-T-L and is collaborating with national recording artists, such as Laws, who inked a deal with Asylum/Warner Bros. Phil Nash, Esso and Cambatta also go in for a song named “Overdose.” Produced by Jaisu and S-Type, “Overdose” is the 16th track on Hip Hop Docktrine 3 (Boondocks mixtape). DJ Dub Floyd and DJ Wally Sparks present the mixtape, which is hosted by artists David Banner, Killer Mike and Asheru.

Hathaway to give local concert

Neo-soul crooner Eric Roberson rocked the house last year in Harrisburg. Now his previous collaborator, Lalah Hathaway, will perform in Harrisburg on June 5th. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center. Hathaway is the daughter of the late soul legend Donny Hathaway. Tickets cost $50. Call 717.651.9280 for more info.

Gucci is free

Hotlanta-based rapper Gucci Mane was released from jail this morning after serving a six-month bid. Click here to see footage from the press conference.

‘The Other Side’

B.o.B. (left) and Bruno Mars

Check out and download “The Other Side,” a track from Bruno Mars’ upcoming EP, It’s Better If You Don’t Understand. Previous collaborator B.o.B. and the eclectic Cee-Lo Green assist Mars on this Gnarls Barkley-esque song.

Jadakiss to visit ‘Burg

Photo of McCoy (left) and DJ Drama by Louis McKinney.

What do LeSean McCoy and DJ Drama have in common? Jadakiss. McCoy and Dream Catcher Entertainment will hold Community Day at 11 a.m. in Harrisburg on May 15th. The event will offer acitivites for all ages. McCoy will cap the night off with a performance by Jada at Eclispe Nightclub in Harrisburg. Doors open at 10 p.m. Continue reading ‘Jadakiss to visit ‘Burg’