Planet Hip-Hop will be a panel discussion between Bajah, ?uestlove, Chuck D, and record exec Steve Stoute, moderated by the Journal’s culture editor Christopher John Farley, about why hip-hop has gone global and where it’s headed next.
The evening will wrap up with a DJ set by ?uestlove.
Tuesday, August 04, 7:30 PM
Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
Ticket Price: $20
($15 with Discount Code WSJ10)
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Seher Sikandar interviews Ragen Fykes about her single, upcoming projects and collaborators, and how Ragen first discovered Giant Step. Nothing like a shout out from two talented b girls!
92YTribeca is the 92nd Street Y’s new arts and entertainment venue, located in Tribeca, breathing new life into the downtown all-ages scene. Upcoming events include a record release party for Blitz the Ambassador and a panel with Peter Rosenburg and Raekwon.
Noisemakers with Peter Rosenberg Featuring Raekwon
Wed, Jul 29, 2009, 7pm Doors, 8pm Show
Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg hosts a night of music and conversation featuring famed hip-hop artist Raekwon, a member of the legendary group The Wu-Tang Clan. Rosenberg will sit down with Raekwon for a candid interview about the life and influences of this innovative musician, storyteller and entrepreneur. Jazz hip-hop fusion band The Cypher will perform throughout the night, paying tribute to Raekwon’s music.
Blitz the Ambassador Record Release
Sat, Aug 1, 2009, 8pm Doors, 9pm Show
Blitz the Ambassador’s Stereotype drops Aug 4– and 92YTribeca is where it’s all happening. Come celebrate the album release with special guests, DJs and a full band performance by Blitz and the Embassy.
Widely regarded as one of the premier selectors in the nation, Chicagoan DJ Heather graces the decks at Hudson for Giant Step’s Monday night party on August 10.
One of the Windy City’s main DJ exports, Heather’s released soulful house mix compilations for the Afterhours label and the much heralded Fabric CD series, for the club of the same name. She won the first ever Dancestar award for Breakthrough DJ in 2002 and now runs her own house label Blackcherry Recordings.
356 W 58th St.
New York, NY
7PM – 11PM