This Saturday, to celebrate the life of the Notorious B.I.G. and the launch of their brand new website, the @expwithus squad is hosting “the B.I.G. Debut.” The EXP gang will be staying true to their mission of exploring, exposing, and expanding the reach of musical talents in NYC as they feature Flamingosis, Lege Kale, Airwav and more up and comers at the Wintercheck Factory tomorrow. Do yourself a solid: pull up! You might even catch a few of us there!
Happy belated birthday to a true visionary, Stevie Wonder! What? You forgot? No worries, @UncleSego didn’t! This SoundCloud Sunday we’re fixing our ears on an awesome tribute the @TrapHouseJazz artist put together.
The now 65-year old musician has been making hearts melt and ears cry tears of joy for decades! The soul singer/songwriter has legitimately been helping us and our parents, and even some of our grandparents, get over heart break, groove at family functions & weddings, learn new ways to get funky, and spread love. To say we’re thankful for the ultimate message of compassion, amazing records, timeless sounds, and an unmatched legacy of philanthropy is a serious understatement.
His legacy is very much alive throughout the world of music, but the homie Masego is definitely the first that comes to mind. The omni-talented musician paid homage to the Man of Wonder himself in ways that only he can. In the “Stevie (Tribute EP),” Masego uses his talents as a saxophonist, vocalist, and producer to bring the melodies and vibes of Stevie Wonder’s music into a new era. Check out the super rewarding 4-track EP in celebration of the wonderful, Mr. Wonderful.
The @expwithus team is on a mission to explore, expose, and expand the reach of musical talents while using NYC as it’s home base. They officially launched their website in April and are hitting the ground running. They have a pretty BIG debut show coming up next week at Wintercheck Factory in Bed-Stuy! Their first ever show will be celebrating the Notorious B.I.G.’s birthday in the Brooklyn legend’s neighborhood. The likes of Flamingosis, Lege Kale, Airwav and more will be in attendance so come celebrate Big Poppa’s big day with the EXP crew on May 21st.
Starting next Saturday, Reed Space will be hosting an artist exhibition of fine art photographer @JohnnyTangPhoto. On display until May 31st, Tang’s specialty image manipulation of Hip-Hop dancers or B-Boys will be showcased here at the shop. Join us for the opening artist reception on May 14th starting at 4 PM.
Earlier this week, the music world was shocked to the core by yet another idol’s passing. We’ll never forget the artistic royalty that is, was, and will forever be formerly known as Prince Rogers Nelson. This Sample Saturday, we’re paying our respects to the legendary musician. Listen with us to:
Kanye West’s “Big Brother
Could today get any sadder? Today, we lost royalty manifested. The iconic musician Prince was pronounced dead at the age of 57 this afternoon and all we’ve got to remember him by is the music not of this world and the legends not even conceivable by imagination. We’re thankful to have had Charlie Murphy and Dave Chappelle to retell one of his most memorable fables.
This Sample Saturday, we’re paying our respects to the co-founder of the dopest tribe in all the land: Phife Dawg. Phife Diggy. The Five Footer. The Funky Diabetic. Today we’ll be nostalgically vibing to:
A Tribe Called Quest’s “Electric Relaxation.”
Happy Birthday to the Underground King himself, @TrillOG! This Sample Saturday, in celebration of the legendary Hip-Hop historian who can quite literally teach a class on the cultural marvel from past to present, we’ll be listening to: “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)” by UGK featuring OutKast.