Archive for September, 2010

New local music

Here’s some new music from Harrisburg-based rappers Al Cloud and W.O.P. Al’s song, which samples Drake’s “Fireworks,” can be heard above. W.O.P.’s “Drunk Texting” can be downloaded here.

Common at MU

Rapper/actor/activist will give a lecture at Millersville University on Oct. 14. The event, titled “Soulful Expression with Common,” begins at 9 p.m. at MU’s Brooks Gym. The lecture is free an open to the public.
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Makin’ heads bop

Bop (right) and his homie Miguel chill at Midtown Soul. Photo by Leon Laing.

Brian  “Cuzzin Bop” Peterson  has persevered.

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Upcoming events

Marsha from Floetry poses for Photo by Leon Laing.

On the heels of her debut album’s release, Marsha Ambrosius will hold an inside-the-studio event at Warmdaddy’s in Philadelphia on Sept. 16. The singer with robust vocals is also a songwriter who wrote for the late King of Pop. Continue reading ‘Upcoming events’

‘Rain’ video

Here’s a steamy video by crooner Darien Brockington. After you peep the video, read our interview with D-Brock .

Rick Ross show cancelled, T.I. at PSU

Rick Ross was supposed to perform at the Liacouras Center in Philly on Sept. 17. But according to, the show has been cancelled. R&B crooner J. Holiday was going to open up for Ricky Rozay. Continue reading ‘Rick Ross show cancelled, T.I. at PSU’

‘Mic Titans’ by The Titans

Check out this new song by Central Pa.’s new hip-hop collective. The members feed off each other’s creative energy to create a banger. Rapper windchILL gives us the 4-1-1 on the group. Continue reading ‘‘Mic Titans’ by The Titans’

‘Nuthin But a Hero’ video

Beamer, Benz or Fuji
I had the pleasure of helping Tabi Bonney promote his concert in Harrisburg two years ago. Hailing from Washington, D.C., Tabi makes left-of-center music. Therefore, he doesn’t take the obvious route by driving a $300,000 car in his most recent video for “Nuthin But a Hero.” Tabi flips the script by riding a state-of-the art bicycle through his hometown. Continue reading ‘‘Nuthin But a Hero’ video’

J. Monday’s ‘The Sequel’

A life of crime and poverty forced J. Monday to grow up quickly. Fortunately, the Harrisburg-based rapper chose rap music as his outlet. And Monday doesn’t waste time conveying his troubled past on his new mixtape The Sequel. “I came from nothin’ at all,” he confesses at the beginning of the first song titled “Intro.” But the street narratives don’t end there. Continue reading ‘J. Monday’s ‘The Sequel’’

Waka’s ‘Hard in Da Paint’ video

This video has been out for a minute, but it still deserves a post. I’m not feelin’ the part of the song where Waka Flocka Flame says, “Waka, Waka, Waka …” in that corny voice, though.