Saadi & Bajah (Dry Eye Crew): “Lights Up NYC” + MP3

Saadi & Bajah (of the Dry Eye Crew) released this single “Lights Up NYC” for download, along with a live performance video. Inspired by Pupa Bajah’s story of coming to New York with the Dry Eye Crew from Sierra Leone, the song relates to so many artists and their struggle to simply live and create in the bustling city. Bajah and Saadi met at an Antibalas show in Brooklyn, immediately went back to Saadi’s studio in the East Village and this track “Lights Up NYC” was born.

Saadi & Bajah – Lights Up NYC [MP3]
 

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Planet Hip-Hop: Summer Scoops Live

hip-hop-flyer1Planet 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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