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BY Led Black (@Led_Black) The Hamilton cultural juggernaut continues to conquer. How do you cap off a year that includes 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album as well as a Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Not too mention being one of the most successful and buzzed about Broadway […]
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) Uptown’s own Audubon is back with another super solid project. The long anticipated Exile does not disappoint. The project is lush, dense and downright dope. Audubon has bars, the man can sing and the production is top notch. What more can you ask for? By the way, […]
It’s time to get cracking – again. A groundbreaking holiday show which became an instant New York City classic will make its return next month. The Hip Hop Nutcracker combines the beloved Russian ballet’s classic story elements and Tchaikovsky’s famous score with hip hop dancing, while setting the story in modern day Northern Manhattan. The show returns for the […]
Written By Marjua Estevez “This is my happy place,” which is why Cardi B invites me to her grandmother’s home in Washington Heights and not her condo in Edgewater, New Jersey. Inside the prewar apartment there’s a musical number of clanking pans and plastic cups scrubbing under the rush of faucet water. There’s arroz blanco […]
Say Word? Room 28 will be getting down in the Bronx as part of the NY Comedy Festival this Saturday, November 5th at 7 pm. The NY Comedy Festival is presented by Comedy Central – this is a big deal folks. Get your tickets below ASAP! Get TIX: http://room28comedy.com/showtime
Words: Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) Sometimes you are involved with something truly extraordinary but you don’t completely register its importance until the next day when you have had the time to reflect. That is how I am feeling right now. What I have been envisioning for quite some time was made manifest […]
To say that Audubon is gifted is a massive understatement. The man can rap, he can sing and for the last few years has consistently put out projects that are multi-dimensional, complex and compelling. Not to mention that he gave our beloved Washington Heights a national and international spotlight with MTV’s Washington Heights show. This […]
Tess is not an artist you can easily put in a box. Her music is part R&B, part Rock ‘N’ Roll, part Hip-Hop and 100% badass. She is a bona fide rebel and her music is a testament to a free spirit that refuses to conform or contain her genius. Tess has rocked stages both […]
Uptown Hip-Hop is coming along nicely. It is a must that you spread that Uptown Love and check out the latest from Uptown’s own Dubwork of the mighty IOD camp. The highly anticipated project is available now on iTunes and is another important milestone for Hip-Hop coming out of Washington Heights and Inwood. Get up […]
The UC Revue @ United Palace Ft. Audubon – Tess – April Oneill United Palace (4140 BWAY @ 175th) Monday, October 24th – Doors Open 6 pm In our never ending quest to spread Uptown Love, we are proud to present the very first installment of The UC Revue at the magnificent United Palace on […]
BY Tony Centeno Jonathan “Audubon” Perez, former star of MTV’s Washington Heights, recently made the big move to Miami and, with an upcoming mixtape, reflects on his new life an as “exiled” New Yorker. After releasing Le Trap Affair last year, boasting production from “Cuffing Season” beat maker Sonaro, Audubon found himself craving new vibes and fresh inspiration before taking his Big Apple […]
Leading the charge for a resurgence in New York City Hip-Hop is none other than Dave East. His latest project, Kairi Chanel, is a super solid effort from the most promising emcee to come out of NYC in a long time. The fact that is he hails from the eternal capital of cool, Harlem, makes […]
Press play below to check out a cool collab between Uptown’s own I.B. Manhattan and Hip-Hop icon Buckshot of Black Moon.
BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Thank you to @ARMSongs @kerensound and @gracieandrachel for a memorable show #Sofarsounds #sofarnyc pic.twitter.com/mCiscUKXk1 — Sofar Sounds NYC (@SofarNYC) July 24, 2016 My first Sofar Sounds experience was everything I expected and more. First of all is the whole secrecy thing. You don’t know the venue until a day before the […]
Oh snap Lexiglass is back with Mobb Phonics, the 2nd installment in the Cubetazo series. For those that don’t know, Lexiglass is all about that raw, instrumental Hip-Hop and this time around they are taking you on a musical journey to Queensbridge. If you had the pleasure of peeping their first project in the series, […]