Welcome to the new week everyone. This past weekend marked a first for me - my first Comic-Con. It was a moderately sized one in Trumbull, CT, going by the name ComiCONN, but there was no shortage of people in costume and cool things to see. I'm currently going through all the pictures I took and will have the best of the best up this week. One photo gallery that's already up is from Friday night's Steep Grade show in CT. There was no stage at the space at which they were performing, so many of these pics are very up close and personal. This week's update also features an interview with Lord Micah of the funk band Big Ol' Dirty Bucket, a party inspired Vid Pick from J.Mandela, and, of course, a fresh edition of Pop Shots with your daily minimum requirement of snark.
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Pop Shots - Seeing Things
Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, this week Pop Shots is hitting you with thoughts on everything from Taylor Swift seeing red, to Bryan Adams exposing himself, to Green Day’s view from the top, and since it’s Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude.
Lord Micah Brings The Funk w/ Big Ol' Dirty Bucket
Funk music has long been a staple of hip-hop. Some of hip-hop’s greatest songs have been the result of emcees rhyming over classic funk samples. The relationship between funk and hip-hop, however, is not completely one sided. Some funk bands have begun incorporating emcees into their musical mix. Boston based Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket is one such band, as two years ago they invited emcee Lord Micah to join the now ten piece group.
On the heels of Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket’s recently released self-titled debut album, I caught up with Lord Micah, who goes by Big Daddy Disco in the group, to find out about funk’s generation crossing abilities, what Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket is like live, and which member of the P-Funk All Stars once joined them on stage. Lord Micah also discussed why he prefers being in a band to being a solo artist, and why doing it all yourself can sometimes be a recipe for disaster.
To mark 12 months at East Village and 4 years since it’s launch at Bar Rumba (remember that?) The Doctor’s Orders monthly party On The Real are rolling out the red carpet for true Hip-Hop royalty, one third of De La Soul, the mighty plug 3, DJ Maseo!
Having played for The Doctor’s Orders before we know with Maseo we are guaranteed a packed house and a brilliant night of Hip-Hop new and old from the man that has done as much as any to influence a generation of music lovers with classic albums including ‘Three Feet High & Rising’, ‘De La Soul Is Dead’, ‘Stakes Is High’ & ‘Grind Date’. With a catalogue of his own music and influence to draw on he will be sure to bless the dance-floor with another firing set.
As always our headliner is supported by the strongest line up of residents in the country in the shape of former DMC Champion and your favourite DJ’s favourite DJ the one and only Mr Thing, the man behind the iconic The Doctor’s Orders Spin Doctor and of course the man with the fastest growing reputation in London Chris P Cuts. Making sure the party is in full swing all night is our host with the most the one they call the Trini Gladiata Mc Prankster.
This is certain to be one hell of a party with a true legend of Hip-Hop holiding it down so make sure you get ya tickets quick!
Par-City decided to take a break from recording their new content, to cover French Montana's "Pop That." "We just wanted to have fun on the record," said GiF of Par-City. Follow them on twitter @GiFTheGreat @WillyDope @iamyoungwit @youngLI
The A-side of the next installment in Mello Music Group’s 7” Series comes from Diamond District/1978er producer/emcee yU. The gruff DMV MC is known for philosophical street rap but “Dreams” takes a different route - the result a hauntingly beautiful track likely to end up on repeat.
Video: Chaz Kangas on Martin Sheen, Old Time Candy & More! (RR Interview Pt. 3)
Acclaimed hip-hop artist and "Freestyle Friday" guru Chaz Kangas joined us for an interview to promote his album "A Personal Reference" (free at http://chazkangas.bandcamp.com/ to download) and talk about various topics including (but not limited to) Youtube Younicorn Youterus, old time candy they don't make any more, Martin Sheen joining protests at random, and much more! Please like this video and subscribe for more videos from RapReviews.com.