Uptown Music

The Fix: Dyckman United – Where I’m From

The Fix: Dyckman United - Where I'm From


Room 28 Takes The NY Comedy Festival To The BX

Room 28 Takes The NY Comedy Festival To The BX

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


About Last Night – The UC Revue @ United Palace

About Last Night – The UC Revue @ United Palace

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 […]


The UC Revue – Audubon

The UC Revue – Audubon

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 […]


The UC Revue – Tess

The UC Revue – Tess

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 […]


The Fix: Dubwork – Midnight Summer Dream

The Fix: Dubwork – Midnight Summer Dream

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 […]


Uptown Video: Illuminaires – WHAT

Uptown Video: Illuminaires - WHAT


Mood Music: Lito Kirino – Atrapado En El Pasado

Mood Music: Lito Kirino – Atrapado En El Pasado


10/24/16: The UC Revue @ United Palace

10/24/16: The UC Revue @ United Palace

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 […]


NYC Rapper Audubon Explains Feeling ‘Exiled’ On New Mixtape | Vibe

NYC Rapper Audubon Explains Feeling ‘Exiled’ On New Mixtape | Vibe

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 […]


Mood Music: Dave East – Kairi Chanel

Mood Music: Dave East - Kairi Chanel

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 […]


Mood Music: Jarina De Marco – Tigre

Mood Music: Jarina De Marco - Tigre


The Fix: I. B. Manhattan & Buckshot – Uptown Bucktown

The Fix: I. B. Manhattan & Buckshot - Uptown Bucktown

Press play below to check out a cool collab between Uptown’s own I.B. Manhattan and Hip-Hop icon Buckshot of Black Moon.


Mood Music: Cruz – Supa Dupa Lova

Mood Music: Cruz – Supa Dupa Lova


My First Sofar Sounds Experience…

My First Sofar Sounds Experience...

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 […]


Mood Music: Lexiglass – Mobb Phonics – The Cubetazos Vol 2

Mood Music: Lexiglass – Mobb Phonics – The Cubetazos Vol 2

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, […]


Sofar Sounds: Win A Pair Of Tickets To A Secret Show In A Secret Venue

Sofar Sounds: Win A Pair Of Tickets To A Secret Show In A Secret Venue

That’s rights folks, the good people at Sofar Sounds are putting together a secret show Uptown this Saturday and you could win a pair of tickets to be in attendance. For those that may not know, Sofar Sounds is a global community that is dedicated to connecting really awesome artists with music lovers in unique […]


Mood Music: Audubon – Nothing Like Them

Mood Music: Audubon - Nothing Like Them


The Afro-Latino Festival NYC – The Recap

The Afro-Latino Festival NYC - The Recap

“This is a safe space for black and brown people,” affirmed Princess Nokia before sending a shout-out to Oshun, the neo-soul hip-hop duo with a cult following that performed hours before on the same stage at the Afro-Latino Festival NYC. The exchange captured the essence of the Festival’s 4th edition, where art and culture became […]


Mood Music: Sweet Spot Festival Summer 16 Mix

Mood Music: Sweet Spot Festival Summer 16 Mix

This is the Official Sweet Spot Festival Summer 16 Mix: Sweet Sounds curated by DJ CEO. The mix goes from classics to new faves and back without missing a beat. From 90’s Hip-Hop, to Soul music, to Salsa, to Dancehall, to sounds from the motherland. I’m talking Total, Sean Paul, Joe Arroyo, Blackstreet, Drake, Rihanna, […]


A bicultural Harlem rapper looks to conquer more than just the Latin rap market | Fox News Latino

A bicultural Harlem rapper looks to conquer more than just the Latin rap market | Fox News Latino

By Daniel Rivera When it comes to rap and hip-hop, Latinos making an imprint on the culture is not exactly a new phenomenon. In fact, Latino rappers in the United States with bicultural roots have been one of the many pillars that have stood firmly throughout the course of the 40-plus years the genre has […]


The Fix: April Oneill – The Word

The Fix: April Oneill - The Word


The Journey Within: A Q&A With Chazmere

The Journey Within: A Q&A With Chazmere

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) At a time when most of the Hip-Hop coming out of New York City sounds like it is coming straight out of the south, Chazmere’s music is a breath of fresh air. The multi-talented Chazmere raps, sings and is quite the musician. There is also a depth and clarity of vision […]


Spread Love: The Harlem Arts Festival

Spread Love: The Harlem Arts Festival

It’s that time of year again folks. The Harlem Arts Festival is going down this weekend. Festival Day 1 (June 25th) and Day 2 (June 26th), from 3:00pm-8:30pm in Marcus Garvey Park are completely free! Featuring the brightest talents of Harlem, the festival is a fun celebration of local arts for all ages and interests. […]

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