Archive for May, 2011

Phene and W.O.P.

Phene poses in a b-boy stance at a concert. Photo from Phene’s archives.

Not sure what to do this Memorial Day weekend? Support local hip-hop today. Phene (and other York-based artists) will celebrate the release of his God on a Greyhound CD. R.E.A.L. Entertainment rapper W.O.P. will be celebrating his birthday north of York—or Harrisburg to be exact. See below for more details on these events. Continue reading ‘Phene and W.O.P.’

DJ Image’s mix


As noted in this story, DJ Image’s music collection is eclectic. Check out his hip-hop/reggae fusion. Nuff respect to DJ Image.

Trincity sues Soulja for $1 mil


As the publicist for the Soulja Boy concert in Harrisburg, I saw the cancellation unfold before my eyes. Continue reading ‘Trincity sues Soulja for $1 mil’

Cassidy freestyle


Cassidy drops some bars on the heels of his probation violation.  The freestyle took place on Cosmic Kev’s Come Up Show on Philly’s Power 99.

‘Songs for Women’ video


Some songwriters-turned-singers have the knack to make songs where the lyrics and production are equally pleasing. Frank Ocean is no exception. Ocean is part of the alternative collective Odd Future—hip-hop’s next big thing. (Lead lyricist Tyler the Creator dropped his Goblin album last week.) Continue reading ‘‘Songs for Women’ video’

Dennis ‘Aganee’ Jenkins


Aganee produced Donnis’ “PSA,” the song above.

All he does is win
After the intro for ABC’s defunct World Wide of Sports aired, the word “agony” became associated with the word “defeat.” But Harrisburg-based producer Aganee (born Dennis Jenkins) has always been a winner.

Continue reading ‘Dennis ‘Aganee’ Jenkins’

‘Everyday (Coolin’)’ video


For 11 years, Swizz Beatz has cooked up some ill productions. His lengthy production discography includes everyone from Beyoncé to Cassidy to wifey Alicia Keys. Continue reading ‘‘Everyday (Coolin’)’ video’

D. Rose and J. Cole


Shout-outs to Derrick Rose for earning the MVP title. Continue reading ‘D. Rose and J. Cole’