2nd Annual Legends of the Fall Jam w/ Rakim, EPMD, Biz

Friday, October 2 at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Long Island legends Rakim, EPMD, and Biz Markie will be joined on the bill by Doug E. Fresh, Mister Cheeks of the Lost Boyz, Rob Base, Onyx and Black Sheep. Tickets don't go on sale to the general public until Friday, August 21, but you can get yours early via Live Nation's pre-sale by entering password CROWDSURF. Pre-sale begins tomorrow, August 19 at 10AM, and runs until Thursday, August 20 at 10PM.


John Jigg$ - "Bill Cosby" (special cameo by 50 Cent)

Imagine you're a Riverhead rapper filming a video for your new song "Bill Cosby" on Guy R. Brewer Blvd. in Queens when all of a sudden a black SUV pulls up on the curb and out jumps 50 Cent. And then, after listening to the song, 50 decides to do a cameo on the spot. That's what happened here, according to DJ Mickey Knox of the Bash Brothers, who worked with Jigg$ and Port Jefferson Station-based producer DJ Six3One on the video for "Bill Cosby" off the #51631 album, a work designed to "put Long Island back on the map." Guess fortune does smile upon the brave. Stream both the video and the album below.


Jiggy Pook - P.O.M.E. Carlton Ave. Edition

Jiggy Pook's 2015 opus Product Of My Environment Carlton Ave. Edition is a hard-nosed love note to Central Islip that stays off the hook (get it?) across all 14 tracks. Stream below, download via datPiff, and check the video for some insight into the 49 Fly philosophy.


Public Enemy - "No Sympathy From The Devil"

Less than one month after premiering the video for "Man Plans God Laughs," Public Enemy punches you in the head with a second video, this one for "No Sympathy From The Devil," another one of the strongest songs on Man Plans God Laughs, which is out now on RCS Music.

The Planets - Planet Roc (Produced by Roc Marciano)

Even casual fans of Roc Marciano know he's nice with the beats. What many don't realize, though, is that apart from his own projects he's also done production work for a few other artists. Of those, perhaps the least well known (at least on this side of the Atlantic) would be The Planets, a UK-based Muslim hip-hop duo consisting of Ayman Raz a.k.a. Forever Bin Rhymin and Nomadic Poet a.k.a. Rapastani. Somewhat ironically, this is the only full project Roc has produced for artists other than himself, and having dropped on October 22, 2010, it even predates the Marci Beaucoup production album by more than three years. Stream or purchase the full EP and watch the video edit of the title track below.


Cryptic One - BEATADAY 2 Trailer

If you know the name Cryptic One, it's most likely as a member of the legendary NYC crew Atoms Family. What you might not realize is that Cryptic One actually spent most of his life in Westbury, having grown up just down the block from the Westbury Drive-In Movie Theatre. No word on how, or if, his experiences sneaking into flicks there inspired the visuals of his BEATADAY series. For the uninitiated, BEATADAY features Cryptic One producing one beat per day for 100 days and posting each to his Instagram account with a 15-second video. The second installment, which you can preview below, starts Monday August 10. Until then, visit CrypticOne.net to check out the original series, as well as his Cryptstrumentals and other music.

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Busta Rhymes Got Patchogue In Check

That's right. The dungeon dragon himself, the mighty Busta Rhymes will be performing at The Emporium in Patchogue this Saturday, August 8.

The party starts at 10PM and goes all the way until 4AM.

Advance tickets are still available via ticketfly for $22 or $60 for Express Entry. Come Saturday, they'll cost a minimum $35.

If you'd rather "Pass the Courvoisier"  than "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See," call 631-275-6200 to reserve your VIP table.

Yes, this is our first Busta Rhymes post to date.


DJ Johnny Juice - Break Beat CD#1

The Bomb Squad's DJ Johnny Juice is as active as ever, having produced no less than 3 albums this year alone. In addition to PE's Man Plans God Laughs, he also did the X-Vandals Ghettoblaster and Illus's Kaboom. Above, listen to a break beat mix he made last year.