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History: 25th Anniversary Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince *He's The DJ I'm the Rapper*

History: 25th Anniversary Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince *He’s The DJ I’m the Rapper*

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the first hip hop album to be released on double vinyl and also garnered the duo the first ever Grammy award in the rap category. This album had plenty of jams and here are few my favorites including “Brand New Funk”which was filmed at the Capital Center in Washington...
Audio-Video: Listen to The ROOTS New LP *UNDUN* NOW On NPR

Audio-Video: Listen to The ROOTS New LP *UNDUN* NOW On NPR

Via:NPR The Roots are set to release their 13th album next week (12/6) an today NPR is giving us a sneak peak. LISTEN HERE Here are 4 short videos the group shot to visualize this conceptional lp.   Tweet
Audio: The Roots *Make My* Feat.Big K.R.I.T - New LP *UNDUN* 12/6

Audio: The Roots *Make My* Feat.Big K.R.I.T – New LP *UNDUN* 12/6

via:OKP Here is the first leak from The Roots new LP “UNDUN” out Dec 6th on Def Jam. Feat. Big K.R.I.T The Roots “Make My” featuring Big K.R.I.T. by okayplayer  Press Release for “UNDUN” This morning The Roots officially announced the December 6th release of their new LP undun on Island Def Jam. A sort of novel in audio form, undun is “an...
Jump N Funk LA: 10 Year Anniversary With Rich Medina 10/8/11

Jump N Funk LA: 10 Year Anniversary With Rich Medina 10/8/11

FOOTLONG DEVELOPMENT & FROLAB PRESENT THE ORIGINAL FELA KUTI TRIBUTE PARTY JUMP N FUNK DJ RICH MEDINA OCTOBER 8, 2011 VISUALS BY : Mark Hines of The Marksmen OPENING SET BY: Destroyer @ THE VANGUARD USE HOLLYWOOD BLVD ENTRANCE 6021 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 **FOR DISCOUNTED PARKING: tell the parking attendant that you’re...
ShuChef: New Balance "Where Are You Running To Next ?" Rich Medina,Cannon & Dj Mars

ShuChef: New Balance “Where Are You Running To Next ?” Rich Medina,Cannon & Dj Mars

(Photo Shot By Cognito-Culture Capture Champs™) Since growing up in the DMV New Balance has always been a classic sneaker for me. A lot of folks don’t know that DC is the New Balance 999 and 1300 champs. Nothing went better with a pair of Champion sweats or Brtiches Great Outdoors rugby (Circa 87-92) Watch...
Jill Scott - Light of the Sun - OUT NOW! + Leno Performance video

Jill Scott – Light of the Sun – OUT NOW! + Leno Performance video

Successfully releasing albums is tricky these days- but thanks to artists generously allowing free streaming of the FULL album before the release date – tomorrow June 21-, I think it relieves some of the “must find download link” feind-ish pressure created by the anticipation of this latest – been waiting OVER A YEAR for – Jill Scott album! SO,...
Philly:The 4th Annual "ROOTS PICNIC" Saturday June 4th

Philly:The 4th Annual “ROOTS PICNIC” Saturday June 4th

Via:Okayplayer Saturday, June 4 Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing – Philadelphia Tickets On Sale This Friday, March 4 at 10am! Starring: The Roots, Nas (backed by The Roots), Wiz Khalifa, Esperanza Spalding (backed by The Roots), Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Man Man, The Dismemberment Plan, Mac Miller, Yelawolf, Little Dragon, J. Period, Nicos Gun & Donn T....
Audio: Bilal "Restart"

Audio: Bilal “Restart”

The first single from Grammy-nominated soul singer Bilal’s forthcoming album, Airtight’s Revenge, is in stores now. The track, “Restart,” is produced by Bilal and Steve McKie (Jill Scott, Estelle) and is one of eleven new tracks on the album, which hits stores on September 14th via Plug Research. [display_podcast] Bilal’s also giving away the track...
Frophiles: "A Day In The Life of Questlove" NY Times

Frophiles: “A Day In The Life of Questlove” NY Times

Froto by @missfrolab- Culture Capture Champs™ Melena Ryzik follows Ahmir and The Roots around for a week for the NY Times Playlist video series. Via: Nahright Tweet

Video: The Roots feat. John Legend “The Fire”

Dir. By Rik Cordero Tweet
Preview: The ROOTS "How I Got Over" Album Sampler

Preview: The ROOTS “How I Got Over” Album Sampler

Get a 90 sec. preview of each track from the album befor it drops on Tuesday 6/22 PRE-ORDER HERE Tweet
LA: SUNDAY- Cognito's Bornday Celebray w/ DJ RICH MEDINA + just added: DJ SPINNA!!!

LA: SUNDAY- Cognito’s Bornday Celebray w/ DJ RICH MEDINA + just added: DJ SPINNA!!!

Sunday night we’re celebrating Cognito’s Bornday at Spaceland in Silverlake with Monalisa, a special appearance by Philly’s DJ Rich Medina and just added: NYC’s DJ SPINNA!!! This is a rare line-up so be sure to be there! Spaceland – 1717 Silverlake Blvd. –  90027 $5 Tweet