Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Last Hustle In New York

Shout to our neighbor Mannie... Cop n GO!!!

Tonight = Cindy SugaRush x SoleFood NYC

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Puerto Rican Freedom Project Fundraiser!!

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Latin Mixx 2009: Why It Matters

Check out who was at the Latin Mix 2009 Conference in NYC this year, our very own PattyDukes and Rephstar of Circa '95 reppin for Latinos in Hip-Hop.
Also, peep the this new website we found out about at the conference for Latinos to get together online check it out here:

PattyDukes & Rephstar - Circa '95 the album coming soon!


Rockin' At The Garden...

Recently, Rebel Diaz co-sponsored Family Day @ The Rock Garden. Here are some of the visuals. Good times, people...good times. <-- Check our peoples out and stay up on what's happening...

Fresh Daily Rockin wit Black Thought

Monday, July 27, 2009

Summertime - New Music Video from Dead Prez

peep the new music video from Dead Prez - "Summertime"

-Circa '95

Thursday, July 23, 2009

When The Mystery of Chessboxin' meets The History of Lego Blockin'

The Rock The Block Fest Aug. 7th/8th

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July 24th- TTK: 30 Years on Planet Earth @ SoleFood NYC

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Don't forget, tomorrow night at SoleFood NYC, Painter and Sneaker Customizer TTK is celebrating his birthday with a crazy gallery show. "30 Years on Planet Earth" will feature all new paintings, customized sneakers and photography influenced by TTK's 30 years...
7pm - 11pm
SoleFood NYC (38 Lispenard St betwn Broadway and Church)

Free Admission
Music by the INCREDIBLE DJ Kraff Swagger
Alot of good people

See you tomorrow!! (Rain or Shine)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Freestyle Files Vol. 1 ....... (DJ J-Ronin & DJ Snips with DJ Nino Carta

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1. Intro ft. DJ Nino Carta, DJ J-Ronin, DJ Snips, DJ Premier, DJ
Mister Cee, Kid Capri, Tony Touch and Doowop
2. Jaz-O - Black Republican Freestyle
3. Planet Asia - Fish Freestyle
4. Hell Razah and Killah Priest - Young Gifted and Black Freestyle
5. Ill Bill - ALL ELEMENTS 8 freestyle
6. Teflon from M.O.P. Sav Killz, Shabaam Sahdeeq and Steele from Smif
N Wessun - ALL ELEMENTS Crooklyn Dodgers 07
7. Royce Da 5'9, AZ and Sav Killz - Success ALL ELEMENTS Blend Freestyle
8. Donny Goines - ALL ELEMENTS 10 Freestyle (prod. by DJ Snips)
9. Raze - ALL ELEMENTS 5 Freestyle (prod. by Magnetic)
10. Steele from Smif N Wessun - Who Shot Ya Freestyle
11. Timbo King - ALL ELEMENTS 9 Freestyle
12. Sav Killz ft. Spit Supreme - Hoodlums and Crooks Freestyle
13. Poison Pen - The Brooklyn Way Freestyle
14. Killah Priest - The Letter Freestyle Session
15. Mistah Fab - J-Ronin Freestyle
16. Strong Arm Steady - ALL ELEMENTS vol.10 Freestyle (prod. by DJ Snips)
17. Naledge of Kidz in the Hall - J-Ronin Freestyle
18. Hell Razah - Verbal Intercourse Freestyle
19. Phantasm of the Cella Dwellas - We Made It Freestyle
20. Killa Sha - Grimey Way Freestyle
21. Sav Killz - Danger Freestyle (prod. by The Molemen)
22. Famoso - Hardcore Freestyle (World Premiere)
23. Shabazz the Disciple - Children's Story Freestyle (World Premier)
24. Gutta of the VietKong - This is My Life Freestyle
25. Miz - Hit Em Freestyle (World Premier)
26. Jeru tha Damaja - J-Ronin Freestyle
27. Skeem ft. Mz. Hustle and Paladino - Talk to Em Freestyle
28. Thirstin Howl III - Been Fresh Freestyle
29. Letia Larok - Rok Freestyle
30. J.ARCH - Staples Freestyle (prod. by DJ Snips)
31. Akir - Funk Died Freestyle (prod. by DJ Architect)
32. Outro ft. DJ Nino Carta, DJ Snips and DJ J-Ronin

Click the mixtape cover for the FREE download...

914-319-9285 - Join the site!!!!

Osvaldo's (Trailer)

A NY Latino Film Festival submission starring our peeps!! Check out the trailer and be sure to look for it when it debuts...


THE LEGENDARY ROCK STEADY CREW invites you to CELEBRATE their 32ND ANNIVERSARY from JULY 22 - 26th in N.Y.C. & Newark, N.J.!!!

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4:15 - 5:45pm: Classic Party Dance Styles w/ Snapshot and WandeePOP
6- 7:30pm: Salsa w/ Steve Seda
$20 per class. 320 Studios 320 West 37th St. 14th Fl. (btwn 8th & 9th Ave.) NYC Trains: 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, N, R & Q to 34th St.

10-4pm. DJ Crazy Legs & DJ Fever One @ The Delancey 168 Delancey St. (betw. Clinton and Attorney) New York City 10002 Free!


2-3:30pm B-boy / B-girl Foundation w/ Crazy Legs
3:45 - 5:15pm Funk Styles w/ Mr. Wiggles
5:30-7pm B-boy / B-girl Master Class w/ Crazy Legs
7:15-8:45pm: Funk Styles w/ Mr. Wiggles
$40 class. 320 Studios 320 West 37th St. 14th Fl. (btwn 8th & 9th Ave.) NYC
Trains: 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, N, R & Q to 34th St.


3-9pm. $20. All Ages. Hosted By: The Rock Steady Crew.
DJs: Crazy Legs, DJ Jazzy Jay, Skeme Richards and Charlie Rock.
Every B-boy and B-girl is on their own! No preset battles. In the early to mid 80's, crews were rolling thick and a lot of them were at peace. The only time they didn't get along was when it was time to battle in the club. No one was worried about hurting someone's feelings or concerned with battling their own friends, but rather battled with a fierce will to win. We were all "FRIENEMIES". 'Frienemies" is the place to battle that person that you chill with on a regular basis and show him/her that they're not as good as they brag about all the time. Winner receives an all expense paid trip to rep the U.S. at the UK B-Boy Championships.
101 River View - Grand Hall - 101 Sixth Ave. (btwn. Grand & Watt) New York City
Trains: 1, 2, A, C & E to Canal.


3-9pm. $25. The Spy Award is being presented to El Nino & Bboy Crumbs.
Host: Crazy Legs. DJ's: Skeme Richards & DV One. Winner receives $2,000 cash & prizes. 101 River View - Grand Hall - 101 Sixth Ave. (btwn. Grand & Watt) NYC Trains: 1, 2, A, C & E to Canal.


12-8pm. Free Outdoor Concert & Food Drive. Plz bring canned goods! All Ages.
Hosted by End Of The Weak. DJs: Eclipse, Scratch, Swan...John Swan, Evil Dee and Q-Tip. Performances by Grand Puba, U-God (Wu-Tang), Roxanne Shante, DJ Premier & Blaq Poet, Masta Ace & Edo.G, Cormega, Sean Price, Tanya Morgan, Bishop Lamont, Tiye Phoenix, Dujeous, Kaze and many more!! Lincoln Park - 1 Lincoln, Newark, NJ (Broad St. & Clinton Ave.) Take PATH, Amtrak, or NJ Transit to Newark Penn Station. Buses: #70, #62 and #39 will take you from Newark Penn Station to the corner of Broad & Lincoln Park.
Cab fare from Penn Station is $4. Visit or call (800) 722-2222.

Adios Amigo...

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Gidget, more commonly known as "The Taco Bell Chihuahua", sadly has passed away at the ripe old age of 15 (105 in dog years). Don't front like you didn't love the "Yo Quiero Taco Bell" commercials...Rest in peace, little homie!!

'Stand Alone Complex' Release Party

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Since Circa '95 is ALWAYS in the building, we certainly did our due diligence and rolled out to the Red Bull Loft Space to check out a listening event for Jet Audio's latest effort, Stand Alone Complex. Rubbing elbows with some of New York's other urban socialites while drinking free booze also counts among our favorite things to do. OutaSight and The Kid Daytona, who are both featured on the project, were on hand to rock out while everyone was speeding off energy drinks. A ton of folks showed up to support the project and were greeted by some great tunes, good-looking people and a dope vibe. Somewhere in between the vodka, Heineken and Red Bull, we managed to snap a couple of pictures, literally, which give you an idea of both the energy and intoxication levels (note to self: no more drinking on the job...smh)...enjoy. Be sure to check out Jet Audio's 'Stand Alone Complex' (click the album cover for the free download)...

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Poetry In Pink Fundraiser!!

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Great people with an even greater sure to support!! Camaradas hosts a ton of cultural events and this one benefits breast cancer research. Grab some food, sip some wine and chill with some of East Harlem's finest..

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Life Lacking Adventure...? Peep This!!

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City Chase USA, The World's Largest Urban Adventure Series, to make New York City It's Urban Playground!

750 New York locals to challenge mind, body and spirit!

The 2009 City Chase Series will turn NYC into a giant obstacle course as the stage for "The World's Largest Urban Adventure Series". Part scavenger hunt, part obstacle course and part urban adventure race, the City Chase Series will provide over 350 teams with a full day of laughter, adventure and discovery!

10AM: Taking off from Franklin Delano Roosevelt School (P.S. 34) 730 East 12th St. (between B & C) New York City

Go to to register

Press Contacts
Caren Anderson: 708.903.4625
Marcia Callaghan: 312.850.8166

Enter code TOW when you register your team and save $20!

Cargo: Shopper's Delight

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July 20th & 21st of 2009
12 to 8 pm
St. Patrick's at 268 Mulberry St. New York City
( between Prince & Houston )
BDFV trains to Broadway - Lafayette

Hard to get goods / Emerging designers / Sponsor products / Complimentary beverages...

Cargo has embraced change by redefining the fashion tradeshow. The Anniversary installment of Cargo will once again feature a lifestlye pop-up shop. Open to the general public, brands will now be able to sell discounted inventory directly to consumers.

By creating an atmosphere filled with music, gifts, drinks and shopping, established brands will be delighted to move inventory and emerging brands will have a chance to generate a buzz for their fresh product.

Screening Tomorrow for Estilo Hip Hop @ Barnes & Noble!!

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This Friday July 17, 2009 7:00 PM

Barnes & Noble y Latino Artists Round Table

Special Event!
Letra e Imagenes / Words and Images

Lectura y conversaciĆ³n con/ Reading and conversation with:

Raquel Z. Rivera, co-editor of the book Reggaeton
Loira Limbal & Virgilio Bravo, directors and producers of the documentary Estilo Hip-Hop filmed in Brazil, Chile y Cuba

Reading in English, conversation in English and Spanish
Estilo Hip Hop is in Spanish and Portuguese with English subtitles.

Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle
1972 Broadway at 66th street
TEL. (212) 595-6859

Reggaeton a hybrid of reggae and rap, reggaeton is a music with Spanish-language lyrics and Caribbean aesthetics that has taken Latin America, the United States, and the world by storm. Superstars-including Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, and Ivy Queen-garner international attention, while aspiring performers use digital technologies to create and circulate their own tracks. Reggaeton brings together critical assessments of this wildly popular genre. Journalists, scholars, and artists delve into reggaeton's local roots and its transnational dissemination; they parse the genre's aesthetics, particularly in relation to those of hip-hop; and they explore the debates about race, nation, gender, and sexuality generated by the music.

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Estilo Hip Hop by Loira Limbal and Virgilio Bravo chronicles the lives of three hip hop enthusiasts from Brazil, Chile and Cuba who firmly believe that hip hop can change the world. These three inspirational leaders mobilize young people to become politically active. However as the stakes assume greater risks, the leaders are faced with challenges and have to make a life-altering decisions that ultimately impact the course of their lives and of the hip hop movement. Co-production of ITVS.

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Hip-Hop Docs @ Littlefield!!

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cargo Sneaker Battle!!

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July 20th & 21st of 2009
12 to 8 pm
St. Patrick's at 268 Mulberry St. New York City
( between Prince & Houston )
B-D-F-V trains to Broadway - Lafayette
Vote for your favorite custom sneaker designer!

presented by

Join THE Battle!

The Cargo team will select finalists to showcase their work during the two-day event and all participants attending the show will be able to vote for the 1st place winner. Finalist will be selected on the following criteria; originality, quality, cleanliness, design detail and custom packaging. The winning artist will be featured on Cargo's Manifesto monthly newsletter and website as well as a possible interview on Karmaloop TV. Please email jpegs of your custom kicks along with your name, email, phone, and url to to enter this competition. Good Luck!

Can't Stop The Rock Freedom Festival!!

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Come and the annual Freedom Festival @ The Rock Garden..Jardin De Roka on July 11th from 2pm-7pm!!

Performing LIVE 3pm-5pm:

Circa '95
Brio Award Winner, Don Knottz (of Waco Division)
Rodstarz & G1 (of Rebel Diaz)
Zera Priestess
and more!!

Hosted by Chris Diaz

LIVE DJ spinning music throughout the afternoon!!
FREE!!! It's a family affair, so bring out the children and enjoy the weather, BBQ and drinks!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Check Out...The Stoop 2009!!

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Hosted by PattyDukes and Rephstar!!

F.O.K.U.S. Presents: The Stoop 2009 on August 8, 2009

The Stoop 2009: A Free Celebration to Unite Community Through Art

Brooklyn, NY – A large part of what makes New York City so dynamic is that, with over 8 million people, New York’s true identity is really that of the many cultures these residents represent. Every summer, NYC provides some of the best programming for all to enjoy that cuts across many of these cultures. With this in mind, F.O.K.U.S. presents The Stoop 2009 hosted by PattyDukes and Rephstar of Circa ’95 on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 1:00PM in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, NY, – a FREE arts celebration featuring bands, vocalists and artists from a range of genres. This annual community gathering brings together talented artists, community organizations, and the people of NYC in a space that serves as a physical crossroads between individuals and their unique artistic expressions.

With a headline performance from the highly energetic, live remix band Keys N Krates, and supporting sets from emerging talents such as Belikos, Caleb Curtis, Gist aka The Essence, The Kid Daytona, and The Approaching Storm (a youth marching band) this year’s event promises to be a fantastic and unique addition to NY’s roster of summer events.

Organizations like The Orange Giraffe, New York Chess & Game Shop, Bowery Arts and Science and Yelp! will host information tables at the event, and Photo by TONE will be on taking pictures of the event and attendees.

The Stoop 2009 will also feature giveaways (including food and drink) from our sponsors IZZE, The Fader, NY Kings/Frank151, Robert’s American Gourmet , Yelp!, Staple Design and Fresh Industries.

The Stoop is a vital opportunity to see various genres of music, art and community in one setting. Many great people and opportunities are present throughout our communities, but without awareness we do not learn about them and leverage such relations for the betterment of our communities and our youth.

For more information visit

Monday, July 6, 2009

Day 9 "FIGHTING for FUTURES" 30Seconds for 30Days

Dope series of videos. Please check out Felicia Cruz's other works on her YouTube channel and be sure to visit her blog at!

NY Times Reviews Boogie Rican Blvd.

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The New York Times reviews Boogie Rican Blvd. in today's Arts section. Be sure to check the production out during its limited engagement through July at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater located at 304 West 47th Street!!

Box Office: (718) 855-2681

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Quality Control NYC!!!

Presented by Circa '95 and Live @ Best Buy
**Circa '95 had the MOST people attend an in-store performance
at a Live @ Best Buy event in NYC. Taking the record away from a rock group.
Hip-Hop is here to stay!

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Be sure to check out KA5P's channel on YouTube for additional videos from the Quality Control NYC event and more!!

El Bombillo (Kcamp Sushii) LIVE July 17th!!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Video: Drake-Best I Ever Had

Well it damn sure took a minute...definitely not the best wait time I ever

Directed by Kanye West

P. So Featured In Time Out New York

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The homie, AOK Collective member, P. So (formerly P. Casso) has a new video feature in Time Out New York's segment 'The Volume'. P. So is among the select artists slated to perform at this Independence Day's Quality Control NYC event down at Best Buy along with Circa'95. Download P.So's latest joint, 'Earthtones', for free HERE.

Boogie Rican Blvd.!!

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