Friday, September 30, 2011

@CMJnetwork Showcase with @Kendrick_Lamar @JasmineSolano Hosted by @KarenCivil

Monday, September 26, 2011

@EricSosa and The Maintenance Crew @ PUBLIC ASSEMBLY with @ninjasonik and @wordspit

Eric Sosa & The Maintenance Crew
September 28, 2011 | Public Assembly 70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn | 8pm | $15

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Que Griten Los Estudiantes! this Friday @REBELDIAZ @Intikana

Performing Live!!!
Divine RBG
La Bruja 
Rebel Diaz
Reyes del Bajo Mundo
Flaco Navaja

DJ Illanoiz
DJ Charlie Hustle

S10 Sliding Scale Donation
CoSponsored by:
Guerilla Republik and Da Urban Butterflies

September 23rd marks a historic date of struggle in Puerto Rico, it also marks the 6 year anniversary of the assassination of Filiberto Ojeda Rios by the FBI. Lately, there have been student uprisings there along with violent clashes with police, as students fight for equal access to education and against tuition increases. The global reality of education is that everything is being privatized. In Chile, students have also been uprising. Here in New York City, students all over face a grim future with less jobs and more debt. We want to commemorate the spirit of the Grito de Lares by doing a Que Griten Los Estudiantes! Hip Hop Concert, to show solidarity with these student struggles. In English it means, Let the Students Shout! For many of us, Hip Hop is our voice of resistance. We will be joined by MCs and DJs from all over who rep for Puerto Rico, The Bronx, Chile, EL Salvador and more!!!

We will also have the Music Video Release for "Yo Soy Boricua" (Filmed in Boriken). Featuring two Hip Hop artists from Bieke (Vieques) named Lady M and MC Natra. Produced by Rephstar of Circa 95.

All proceeds from this event will go to The RDACBX, the autonomous Hip Hip Communtiy space in the Bronx, specifically the Nuestra America Media Lab which we will be opening up soon!
Stay tuned for workshop schedules on Photoshop, pro tools, final Cut and more media!



Monday, September 19, 2011

@WordSpit RISE OF THE ILLEST Sept 26th @SOB

Wordspit The ILLest in partnership with Rocawear and MTV's Staying Alive Foundation
 present "Rise Of The ILLest", 
a concert benefitting HIV Awareness!  

Date: September 26th, 2011

Time: 6:30-11pm

Location: SOBS
204 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014

Age: 18 & up
Cost: FREE (suggested donation)

For more information on Wordspit & The ILLest please visit

For more on MTV's Staying Alive Foundation click: Here

To check out Wordspit & The ILLest's "That's Rocawear" Campaign Video ad click: Here

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Music Video: @EricSosa "CAME ALONG (WAY"

Peep the latest from Eric Sosa...
Follow him on Twitter HERE

Saturday, September 17, 2011

@Circa95 Making Moves in September

Greetings everyone,,

We've been busy getting ready to release our project, FREE LUNCH on 11.11.11. From running around to meetings, events, scheduling photoshoots, music videos and even a little time for yoga.. CIRCA '95 is getting ready for something epic! Here's a little of what we've been up to so far.....


We had a wonderful meeting with Porfirio PiƱa,  Senior Director of the Latin Division for BMI. He showed us around his new office at 7 World Trade Center.  Of course we played him some of our new tracks and in return he gave us some wonderful advice. Especially as independent artists it's important for us to take notes and continue to grow & learn. Thanks Popi and BMI for being so supportive of CIRCA '95. 



Patty has recenlty started practicing Bikram Yoga. From completing a 30-day challenge in August  (which means going every day for 30 days in a row) and continuing ever since.  Bikram Yoga is a system of yoga that Bikram Choudhury synthesized from traditional yoga techniques. Bikram classes are 90 minutes, 26 postures, 2 breathing excercises in a heated room  of 105°F. If you haven't tried it, we suggest you do! It's a wonderful experience and the benefits are too many to count. Check out  BIKRAM YOGA EAST HARLEM, a wonderful studio on 116th. They have an intro special, for $25.00 you can go unlimited for a week, includes a mat and towel. Just tell 'em Patty Dukes sent ya! 



SEED is a new play by Radha Blank, Directed by Niegel Smith brought to you by The Classical Theater of Harlem and The Hip-Hop Theater Festival. Last Night, Friday Sept 16th was opening night and CIRCA '95 was invited to the premiere! A great group of people turned out at the National Black Theater in Harlem.  The play runs till Oct 6th and is a definate must see. We won't give too much away but if you do go, just know you will be our dappie!  For more information and tickets click here 

(From Left to Right: Dairobi, Clyde Valentin, Paola Soto aka Dominican PiePatty Dukes and Reph Star)


HISPANIC/LATINO HERITAGE  MONTH is from SEPTEMBER 15th - OCTOBER 15th. To all our friends in Latin America, South America, Central America, Caribbean and all over the world - Saludos! Let's continue to unite and celebrate our cultures. 

Things to do:
1)Check out The MUSEO DEL BARRIO, on Super Saturdays or SUPER SABADO: Target Free Third Saturdays once a month, lovers of Latino art of all ages can enjoy free concerts, exhibitions, gallery tours, art making workshops, film screenings, and spoken word! HERE

2) ZAGAT has released their list of the 8 best Mexican restaurants in NYC, see if your favorite made the list HERE 

3) Visit the Scholastic Teachers Page dedicated to Hispanic Heritage to learn about some of the contributions Hispanics/Latino's have made. HERE

Thursday, September 15, 2011

KNOW THE LEDGE, Album Release Show Hosted by @JeanGreasy

@ Southpaw 125 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(Btwn St. Johns & Sterling). 21+. $15 Admission.
$20 Admission + Album. Doors at 8pm. Show at

Hosted By: Jean Grae

Music by:
DJ Enuff (Heavy Hitters / Hot 97)
DP One (Heavy Hitters / Turntable Anihilists)

Special Guest Performances By:
St. Joe Louis, Team Homi, YC The Cynic, The Bad Seed, Hydra, Iron Solomon, Poison Pen, Pack FM, Thirstin Howl the 3rd, Daniel Joseph, Cortez, E.O.W., Math Hoffa, Ruste Juxx, & Nems. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Music Video Premiere: @MeLoXTRA "BK ALLNIGHTER"

ROYAL ELEGANCE, will be dropping soon!
Follow him on Twitter HERE



Latin Soul Brothers, Fresthetic & Rare Form
(a summer monthly affair)


FRESTHETIC | 552 Grand St
Williamsburg, BK | Trains: L to Lorimer

4-10pm * BBQ ALL DAY * food and drinks available!

music by Makossa resident DJ WONWAY POSIBUL
along w/ Rare Form's own DJ TARA & DJ SHINOBI SHAW

special guest sets by DJs TEEKO & SHAWN DUB
hosted by Rare Form's own DEE PHUNK

Food provided by LAS TAQUERAS

HEINEKEN open bar 4pm - 6pm

MUSIC: Jah C (@thegreathustler) & Jaison Spain :: CONCEPTION

Following up his successful, itunes charting release of SINGLES FROM "The Life", Producing & Performing in shows with Big K.R.I.T, Freddie Gibbs, Kendrick Lamar, Elzhi, Joell Ortiz, Idle Warship, KRS One and a whole host of others...

Producer/Songwriter/Event Producer Jah C has released the next component of his 3 part "The Life" series: "Conception"
"Conception" is the coming of age of two life long collaborators and friends,
Jah C & Jaison Spain (of Jah C & The Antidote).
This self produced Mixtape features Homeboy Sandman, YC The Cynic, Von Pea of Tanya Morgan, Kalae Allday, Warren  Britt, Grand Phee of Westoletheshow & Hotep Thom.


Red Bull Music Academy Feat. Black Moon & Big Daddy Kane

Red Bull Music Academy :: BROOKLYN
Black Moon
Performing "Enta Da Stage"
Big Daddy Kane
Performing "Its a Big Daddy Thing/Long Live The Kane"

Thursday September 29th @ Southpaw 
(125 5th ave Brooklyn NY)

8pm Doors
Tix $15.00 General Admission 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

El Museo: The (S) Files 2011 (@Toofly)

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 from EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO on Vimeo.

El Museo's Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 is El Museo del Barrio's sixth biennial of the most innovative, cutting-edge art created by Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American artists currently working in the greater New York area. This year's edition spreads all over the city, showcasing a record 75 emerging artists in seven different venues.
Aiming to expand the definition of contemporary Latino and Latin American art, The (S) Files 2011takes on a broad exploration of the visual energy, events, and aesthetics of the street. While considering the more conventional understandings of street art such as graffiti and mural painting, The (S) Files 2011 extends the definition of street art by also considering non-traditional art objects as well as works from other disciplines, including music and fashion.

For more info visit

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Music: Conception by Jah C & Jaison Spain

Conception Cover Art

Thursday, September 8, 2011

@Common Releases New Memoir "ONE DAY IT'LL ALL MAKE SENSE"

Hip-Hop Artist and Actor, COMMON is releasing his new memoir
"ONE DAY IT'LL ALL MAKE SENSE" out this month via Atria Books.
He reveals a lot about his life and personal family drama. We love it when artists open up and share their struggles, we know how much it benefits the next generation. Looking forward to reading the book and sharing it with the young people we work with.

You can get the hardcover now from Amazon click HERE 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

@femalesnkrfiend GIRLS GOT KICKS Book Release Party

Female Sneaker Fiend’s World Premiere Book Release Party for Girls Got Kicks is right around the corner!  Girls Got Kicks is the first ever photo documentary of females told from a unique angle: their passion for sneakers! Come get your book signed, meet the author and photographer, chill to some old school hip hop, and check out all the newest goodies at our favorite NYC sneaker spot, Goliath! 

Goliath, 175 E. 105th. NYC. Thursday, Sept 15th, 5-8pm, free. 

If your in Boston, don't worry they coming around your way! 

Friday, September 2, 2011


Check out husband and wife duo The Reminders (Aja Black and Samir Zamundu).
We've met them a couple of times at The RDACBX and seen each other at shows.
It's great to see groups from all over the United States sharing and creating awesome Hip-Hop music.
Representing Colorado, they are such a breath of fresh air. Enjoy their videos.

Follow them on Twitter @TheReminders  

P.S they have the cutest kids too!  =)   

"THAT SH*T!" Party Tonight @santospartyhaus w/ @stretcharmy @jasminesolano @kingsolomon

Come thru tonight for some good music and good times...