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Hip Hop


Towkio released a new track this week called "Playin Fair" with fellow Savemoney member Joey Purp. The track will be appear on Towkio's new EP dropping next week.


The Bul Bey Opening for Black Milk at JB's June 16

With a youthful sense of intensity drawn straight from a soul-injected center, The Bul Bey strikes forth, converting listeners with a composed confident tenacity. Tapping into a tireless energy, Bey delivers authentic, smooth rhymes that echo where he’s from, while suggesting where he wants to go. That down-to-earth, daily sincerity, further molded by widespread ambition, creates a relentless follow-the-leader vibe that’s a mix of grime, celebration and ambition. With new material on the way, he hits Johnny Brenda’s this evening, slotted after local emcee Has-Lo, whom may have a new EP on the horizon this summer. They set the table for Detroit native Black Milk, who, with Nate Turner, develops an all-consuming, soulful brand of hip hop. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 8pm, $15, 21+ - Michael Colavita


New Music Video: "AlterNatives" - Carl Kavorkian

Filmed in The Panic Room, Renaissance man Carl Kavorkian's new music video does a great job at capturing the frenetic energy found on his latest track "AlterNatives". You really get up and close to Kavorkian; maybe a little too close. It's the first single from his upcoming full-length album that is due out later this year.

Tonight: Homeboy Sandman plays Irving Plaza with Aesop Rock and Creature

Tonight great show at Irving Plaza, where you can catch a NYC Hip Hop triple feature of ferocious linguistic swashbuckling presented by Pigeons and Planes. Hometown heroes Aesop Rock, Homeboy Sandman, and Creature (of Rebelmatic) comprise three courses of boom-bap beatification. Bring Aderol and a Thesaurus, and check out Homeboy's new video "Eyes. - BrokeMC

Grimace Federation Opening for Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman at Union Transfer June 11

Sometimes, the best option is to fall into a deep, funky, psych groove, and see where it leads you. With that approach, Union Transfer could be the destination this evening as Grimace Federation provide streamlined, spatial, scanning sonics that extend in a whimsical fashion, lifting the standard stressors, while dropping you in the trenches of those dance-inducing patterns. Tonight, the ever-evolving post-rock outfit will be armed with dual drummers, once again, and they'll be helping to set the table for Aesop Rock, who has collaborated with the gang in the past, like remixing “Strange Hours” and “Steamboat” for the band's latest release, The Measure in the Mix (Rhymesayers). Collaboration is the link that binds the artists this evening, which also features Brooklyn-based emcee Homeboy Sandman, whose eclectic jazz/soul-inflected new album, Kindness for Weakness, was released last month. And with Rob Sonic and DJ Zone in the fold, an old-school, Hail Mary Mallon sound may slip into action. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 8:30 pm, All Ages - Michael Colavita


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