Watch: Raekwon Brings Out Troy Ave, Bobby Shmurda, AZ & More At 2014 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

raekwon-bk-hip-hop-festivalThis year’s tenth anniversary celebration of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival brought a slew of hip-hop heavyhitters to Williamsburg. Following Jay Electronica’s set featuring Jay Z, J. Cole, Talib Kweli and Mac Miller, the legendary Raekwon had a few tricks up his sleeve for his headlining set as well.

While fans may have anticipated a Wu-Tang reunion on the stage, Raekwon switched things up for the crowd by bringing out Internet rap sensation Bobby Shmurda. The newcomer performed his viral hit “Hot Nigga.” The Chef also brought out other natives of the borough: Papoose, Troy Ave, and M.O.P.’s Lil’ Fame. Fans of classic rap got a special treat as well, with an appearance from AZ, who took the stage with “Life’s A Bitch.”

As if seeing Raekwon wasn’t enough. Peep clips from his Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival set below:
http://www.vibe.com/article/watch-raekwon-brings-out-troy-ave-bobby-shmurda-az-more-2014-brooklyn-hip-hop-festival

Recap: Broccoli City Festival Feat. Cam’Ron, Just Blaze, Vashtie, And More

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A cool, calm, and collected Cam’Ron returned to Washington D.C. Saturday (April 19) evening for the second annual Broccoli City Festival. Cam was humble, and far less flashier than when he last visited the city — five years ago. No fur coats, no Lamborghini, and no cape. Instead, he arrived in orange reflective shades, a single gold diamond encrusted Jesus chain, and a bullet proof vest beneath his t-shirt.

He performed a medley of hits from his extensive catalog, inciting attendees with his verses from “Hey Ma,” “Oh Boy,” and the crowd-pleasing “Touch it or Not.” After DJing an energetic set before Cam hit the stage, Just Blaze joined his pal to perform their most successful record, “I Really Mean It.”

The hybrid festival, in its second year of existence, managed to round up a few thousand people in south east D.C. for a day filled with fitness, fun, food, and live music. City officials hope the newly renovated Gateway Pavilion will attract visitors to an area previously known for its high crime. Additional highlights from the day included D.C. natives Reesa Renee and Kelela crooning for the crowd, Karreuche Tran and Teyana Taylor sightings and the Zumba taking place on the lawn across from the stage.

In two weeks, (May 3) Broccoli City will trek across the country to host its second festival in L.A. Cop your tickets now. You won’t want to miss it.

New Music: Jennifer Lopez Feat. French Montana, Big Sean, Tyga And DJ Khaled ‘I Luh Ya Papi (Remix)’

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Here’s a true monster remix to set New York City off for the summer. Ms. Jenny From The Block has finally delivered her much talked about “Luh Ya Papi (Remix).” With DJ Khaled behind the wheel, JLo taps her boys French Montana, Tyga and Big Sean to turn this party up. Taking cues from Jay Z’s 2000-smash “Hey Papi,” Jennifer and the boys show out for the dancefloors. Jenny’s 10th studio album is set to be released on June 17 and features appearances from Robin Thicke, and a duet with Maxwell. Here’s a true monster remix to set New York City off for the summer. Ms. Jenny From The Block has finally delivered her much talked about “Luh Ya Papi (Remix).” With DJ Khaled behind the wheel, JLo taps her boys French Montana, Tyga and Big Sean to turn this party up. Taking cues from Jay Z’s 2000-smash “Hey Papi,” Jennifer and the boys show out for the dancefloors. Jenny’s 10th studio album is set to be released on June 17 and features appearances from Robin Thicke, and a duet with Maxwell.

Here’s a true monster remix to set New York City off for the summer. Ms. Jenny From The Block has finally delivered her much talked about “Luh Ya Papi (Remix).” With DJ Khaled behind the wheel, JLo taps her boys French Montana, Tyga and Big Sean to turn this party up. Taking cues from Jay Z’s 2000-smash “Hey Papi,” Jennifer and the boys show out for the dancefloors.

Jenny’s 10th studio album is set to be released on June 17 and features appearances from Robin Thicke, and a duet with Maxwell.

CHECK IT OUT ON SOUNDCLOUD BELOW:

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R.I.P. To The Godfather: Frankie Knuckles’ 10 Greatest Tracks

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There are musical innovators and then there’s Frankie Knuckles. The Bronx, New York born DJ/producer turned Chicago-based dance visionary, who is widely recognized as the architect of house music, died Monday afternoon at the age of 59. And with his untimely passing comes a flood of tributes from the U.S. (The Roots frontman tweeted of Knuckles’ death, “He was the DJ that DJs aspired to be. True dance pioneer.”) to overseas (BBC Radio 2’s Pete Tong added: “RIP gentleman genius, groundbreaker, inspiration. Blessed to have worked with you…”). And while Knuckles trumped his cult hero status as the man that made Windy City dance venues the Warehouse and the Power Plant landmark attractions in the ’80s—by the next decade he reigned as the go-to remix king for the headlining likes of Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson and Depeche Mode—his death is being felt the hardest back home.

“He made what I call wonderful garage music,” Southside Chicago native and local DJ Demetrius Lawrence tells VIBE. “He is one of the most original DJs that we’ve ever heard bringing in the establishment of house culture on multi-levels from music to fashion to philosophy. Frankie’s death is a huge loss.” Indeed, his impact on the EDM world and beyond cannot be overstated. VIBE presents the ten greatest Frankie Knuckles tracks of all-time. Dance on!