Archive for the 'CDs' Category

‘Maintaining’ mixtape

Mazon performs songs from his new mixtape. Photo by Leon Laing.

Mazon’s recent listening session wasn’t held at a typical venue for a local rapper. Continue reading ‘‘Maintaining’ mixtape’

JE’s new mixtape

Jagged Edge topped the R&B charts in the 2000’s. JE will be dropping their new album, The Remedy, sometime this year. In the meantime, peep the group’s new mixtape. Love Potion: The Remedy Mixtape offers classic songs and snippets of new joints.

New Marley CD

Live Forever CD

Happy birthday to the late Nesta Robert Marley. And we’re a Pa.-based website. So in celebration of Marley’s and in support of Pittsburgh in today’s Super Bowl, we’re posting this new CD release. Live Forever features 20 songs from Bob Marley’s final live performance, which was in Pittsburgh on September 23, 1980.

Dec. 2010 events

Charles Miller launches his new line on Dec. 10. Photo by Leon Laing.

Fans will have to wait another month to see Soulja Boy crank that in Harrisburg. The promoter pushed the concert back to Jan. 22. Tickets for the original Dec. 10 date will be honored on Jan 22. Ticket sales will resume at, Mr. Mike’s, Music Man, and Xclusive Music on Dec. 24. Continue reading ‘Dec. 2010 events’

‘Oh Snap!’ mixtape

Femcee Miss Tiff just dropped her mixtape. Photo submitted.

Tiffany “Miss Tiff” Lassiter reps to the fullest for Central Pa. hip-hop. As a female MC, she refuses to focus on sex—an easy route some females choose in this male-dominated hip-hop industry. Continue reading ‘‘Oh Snap!’ mixtape’

Local CD review

Galaxy: A Memoir 2001-2010
Dexter Kendrick’s stars aligned during the production of Galaxy: A Memoir 2001-2010, making it one of the best current albums in the area. Continue reading ‘Local CD review’

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’

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’’

Local CD review

Falling Becomes Great
Falling Becomes Great by local rapper Apollo’s Sun is not your typical hip-hop album. One look at the album’s art (by artist Lakota Meyer) justifies that. On the cover, a drawing depicts a depressed  robot that sits in a desolate area. To the left of the robot, a tree withers. Continue reading ‘Local CD review’