Archive for August, 2013

Lamar’s fiery verse on ‘Control’

Kendrick Lamar. Photo by Leon Laing.

Kendrick Lamar. Photo by Leon Laing.

To honor Big Sean’s recent release of his song “Control,” we’re sharing our previous concert reviews of Sean and Kendrick Lamar. “Control,” didn’t make the cut on Sean’s upcoming album Hall of Fame because of sample clearing issues. Continue reading ‘Lamar’s fiery verse on ‘Control’’

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Beat box bash

Doug E. Fresh. Photo by Leon Laing.

Doug E. Fresh. Photo by Leon Laing.

Dauphin County commissioner George Hartwick III did it again. Continue reading ‘Beat box bash’

The ruler’s back

Slick Rick. Photo by Leon Laing.

Slick Rick. Photo by Leon Laing.

The legendary Slick Rick rocked the house at the Pennsylvania State Museum on Aug 2. When Slick recorded “Teenage Love” in 1988, the debonair/reserved rapper was doing more talking than singing for his rendition of the “Theme from Mahogany.” But during his performance for “Teenage Love” in Harrisburg, he put more umph into singing the timeless Diana Ross song. Continue reading ‘The ruler’s back’

Hip-hop weekend


It’s almost here.

The Legends of the Summer tour — one of the biggest urban music concerts held in years in Central Pennsylvania — will feature megastars Jay Z and Justin Timberlake. The monumental show will take place at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey on Aug. 4. Showtime is 8 p.m. Continue reading ‘Hip-hop weekend’