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Jim Jones – “NYC” feat. Fat Joe (Video)

Go easy on ’em, Jim. Oh you got Joe on the track with you… well, easy just ran down the block. Jones and Joey Crack only know that HARD! Another banger off the “El Capo” LP.


– @ojones1

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For The NYC Title, Brooklyn Tech’s Team Will Step In The Arena (Documentary)

If you cannot wrap your head around ‘step team’ as a sports/athletic activity, look at this and reconsider. Just saying. They go in as hard as any team on the court (or anywhere else).

You won’t find the most successful team at Brooklyn Technical High School on the basketball court or on the football field. You’ll find them stepping in the cafeteria – sweating, laughing and striving to keep their crown as NYC’s regional champions. In this VICE Sports exclusive, we met up with the all-female Lady Dragons step team to see their pressure-packed final days of preparation for NYC regionals.

Great story, regardless of what you ‘decide’ about the nature of the competition.

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Incredibly Detailed Miniature Cities Modeled In The Middle Of Times Square (Video)

These miniature cities are their own marvel to be certain. A whopping $40 million to build; crafted by hundreds of artisans. They’re so detailed you can visit this one exhibit and feel like you have been to the sites; so many sights and wonders!

Gulliver’s Gate, a miniature metropolis now lives in the middle of Times Square, New York City. It features incredibly detailed miniature structures and figures representing many regions around the globe.
– Business Insider

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Behind The Scenes With Faith Evans & Jadakiss: The Making Of “NYC” (Video)

Who knew about this and when??? Talking about “The King & I” by Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G. Yeah, Biggie! Wifey is stepping up to the plate with a plate that will be expected to knock a homer out the park! You can pre-order the LP well before it’s May release via the link below. Will it live up? Well, how about taking a look at the BTS video with the first all-star add to the team, Jadakiss. A single off the LP – “NYC” – has J To Tha on there, with some DJ Premier scratches and production on there, all with Faith on there with B.I.G. peppered in there.

Hurry up Spring. HURRY UP!


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Classically Beautiful: The Discussion (Docu-Series)

Visuals for this “Classically Beautiful” series begins with the NYC discussion and continues after the jump, taking the discussion to New Jersey. Each discussion clip relates multiple perspectives from women who are learning to fully embrace who they are and what they represent.

To the core, this piece is a representation of how we manifest our truths and convictions, how we identify ourselves in the face of adversity, and the power of dialogue. Dialogue so powerful that it can influence, encourage, and inspire us to exist with purpose, or fire. The way that you communicate and the things that are communicated to you will shape and build you for the rest of your life.
– Coal Brown Creative

Gotta love this. There are only so many ways that we can tell our beautiful and incredible sistas how beautiful and incredible they are. Watch as they share how they have learned to tell it, to boldly declare it, to themselves!

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Perfect Powder For Skiing… Through NYC Streets Behind SUV’s?? (Video)

So… what are we gonna do with all that snow in New York? Same as they do in the Colorado resorts…go snowboarding! Check these daredevils out as they whoosh through the NY city streets (set to a Frank Sinatra beat) tethered to SUV’s decked with snow treads. Wow.

It’s fun; until the cops come. F— that! It’s still fun. Shout to these #1 snow stunters.

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Stay Melo: Carmelo Anthony Goes To Rikers Island (Video)

Great stuff! VICE is keeping the heat on the prison industry by taking the cameras back inside. First President Obama does a special at a Federal prison; now Carmelo Anthony visits Rikers Island for this episode of “Stay Melo.” Impactful, especially for Melo, touring the jail facility and meeting a group of young prisoners. Growing up, he knew folks who’d done time and came back home. But being inside like this, even knowing he would eventually leave, was very different.

I’m not sure what I expected. I knew it wasn’t going to be pleasant. And, it wasn’t. At all. It was extremely disturbing.
Carmelo Anthony

Watch above.


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Trying To ‘Stay Melo’ In New York: Speaking On The State Of The Knicks and The NY State Of Mind (Video)

“New York is the greatest city on the planet, I think. But you’re not a New Yorker if you don’t wake up some days and be like ‘man, f#ck this place.’”

Toto Melo, we’re not in Kansas Cuba Puerto Rico anymore. We’re back in the NYC for this ep; and we may as well get used to it…

In the third episode of Stay Melo we stick around New York City and hit Melo’s personal gym at Terminal 23 to see him get ready for the season with former teammate Iman Shumpert. Then we head to Red Hook, Brooklyn to track down Melo’s childhood home and visit the studio of street artist Swoon. Along the way Melo dishes on his relationship with New York and struggles with the media.

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Westside Gunn feat. Conway – “They Killed Pookie”

If you watched the new Skyzoo video for his track “Luxury” (you can check out on Click Here) you are familiar with Westside Gunn ripping the hook.  Well he just released some new heat where he gives you more than the hook over the nicely V Don produced track.  V Don also has been on his grind laying tracks for upcoming NYC emcees like Dave East and Bodega Bamz.  This is a sooth track served with gritty lyrics featuring Conway also on the mic and live sax played by Steve Reason!

-ArtByOdell Twitter/SoundCloud

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Joanna Teters Speaks On Her Band ‘Mad Satta’ & Their Performance During The Atlanta Jazz Festival (Video)

The 38th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival went down Memorial Day Weekend 2015 from historical Piedmont Park.  3 days of great music with talented artists from all over the US and the World performing for thousands of Jazz fans here in Atlanta, GA.  The opening night had only two acts the headliner Thundercat and the opening act Mad Satta.  If you are not familiar with Mad Satta they are a group out of NYC that have horns, keyboard, and bass players and a front lady named Joanna Teters on vocals.  They made their Atlanta debut and immediately had the crowd’s attention with their soulful original music.  They also did a classic Curtis Mayfield cover of “The Makings of You” that had the crowd asking to know more about them.  Well if you didn’t make their performance no worries the video below has live footage from their show along with an interview by ArtByOdell with Joanna Teters.

Learn more about them at

ArtByOdell Twitter/SoundCloud

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J.Keys Performs ‘Keymo Therapy’ LIVE @ Pianos in New York City (Video)

J.Keys, an emcee originally from Detroit who now hails in NYC, recently headlined the MLK SOULstice (MLK Tribute Show).  He performed the track “Blow The Dust Off “ from his Keymo Therapy album live at Pianos in New York City.  J.Keys is backed up by a band giving the crowd a soulful energetic performance.  If you were at’s Beatz & Lyrics Show 15-year anniversary showcase then you caught J.Keys rocking the stage in Atlanta.  Whether it’s NYC, ATL, Sydney Australia or South Africa (all places J.Keys has performed at) you can expect a quality performance!

ArtByOdell: Twitter / SoundCloud

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Fresh Off The Boat: NYC (Video)

A three-parter following Eddie Huang (eh hem.. sitcom producer and chef Eddie to you) around one of the capitals of the world, New York City (NYC, USA). We start with some good eatin’ then go hang with Loopy (known for his Knicks rant on the ‘Net) in the Bronx. That’s Part 1 above. Continue after the jump with Parts 2 and 3.

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The L.O.X. – “New York City”

Damn this joint is a banger right here as Jadakiss, Styles P, & Sheek Louch get busy with the lyrics over this joint dedicated to ‘New York City’. Nice little lyrical appetizer before the trio hits the road to go on tour for several dates. Of course they begin their tour March 26 no where else but ‘New York City.’ This joint is ill! DEEEE-BLOCK!!!!

Jam Master Jay’s son ‘TJ Mizell’ Spins On NYC’s ‘J’ Train (Video)

Among the things that might fill your heart with joy on a cold morning. Think of hopping the train on a typical NYC day… getting into the rail car that just so happens to be being rocked by TJ Mizell, son of the legendary Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell (of Run DMC fame). Yooo! TJ does a run of Jigga joints – including a Trap remix of “Tom Ford” (Benzi Remix) and “Show Me What You Got” (DJ Green Lantern Remix).

Keeping it old school, the man powers his equipment using a car battery (sorry, no streetlamp poles on the train)! Great vid.

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The LOX Talks To Hot 97 NYC About The Trinity EP And More (Video)

Styles P, Sheek Louch and Jadakiss talk with Cipha Sounds and Ebro on Hot 97 about their new “Trinity” EP and a few other topics (solo work, lack of New York Hip-Hop on NYC radio and the impact of not having ‘The Tunnel’ or other such Hip-Hop venues).


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Comedy: The Daily Show’s Take On NYC’s ‘Stop & Frisk’ Issue (Video)

Who said hot women aren’t funny? Well, don’t say that anymore. Jessica Williams is hot… and hilarious in her skit on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. The Show is currently being anchored by John Oliver while regular host Jon Stewart is on break working on his movie. This ‘Frisky Business’ segment comes to us from ‘Wall Street’ (aka ‘Business Harlem’), as Jessica gives hardline on-site commentary about the need for MORE stop-and-frisk in this crime-ridden area. Boom!

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B.O.B. vs. Hot 97 NYC (Video)

I was one of the earliest supporters of B.O.B. in Atlanta & actively promoted him & his talent to anyone who would listen.  I’m still a supporter but this interview on Hot 97 brings up a serious issue amongst radio DJs that I can immediately identify with.

I’ve been in radio for 20 years & have interviewed many artists who have stopped by my radio show but most of the time when those artists get larger they never come back or send a thank you unless their careers are falling off & they are trying to reconnect with their original fans & supporters.

I never felt like B.O.B. was only reaching for a pop audience but I can understand 1000% what HOT 97’s program director Ebro is talking about because it happens all the time to me on the radio station I’m on.

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Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC (Movie Trailer)

There’s only one question in the street game (e.g. pick-up basketball): Who got next? Well, in the indie film game it’s Bobbito and Kevin. and their movie “Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC.”

“Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC” is an independent documentary directed by Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau. The film explores the definition, history, culture, and social impact of New York’s outdoor summer b-ball scene, the worldwide “Mecca” of the sport. In New York City, pick-up basketball is not just a sport. It is a way of life. There are 700+ outdoor courts, and an estimated 500,000 players, the most loyal of which approach the game as a religion, and the playground as their church.’

Enjoy the trailer above.

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The Real Wu-Tang: New York’s Shaolin Warrior Monk (Video)

(Video Courtesy: The Atlantic)

Shi Yan Ming has been in some action movies; but he is more colorful (and astonishing) in real life. At age five, he began training in the ancient Shaolin Temple in China’s Henan Province. He defected to the States in 1992, eventually founding USA Shaolin Temple in NYC, where he teaches philosophy and martial arts to kids and celebrities alike. What’s more, when interviewed for a documentary series (New Yorkers), the directors discovered a Wu Tang symbol in his studio… yeah, that Wu Tang symbol… as Yan Ming has RZA as one of his students. Check out the brief video expo on Yan Ming above.

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R&B/Soul: Bilal Performing Live at Le Poisson Rouge In NYC (Video)

Sam Wilson Photography gave us a good look on this one, y’all. Bilal did the damn thing on stage at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge (live performance shot September 6, 2012)! Nice video and cool pictures at the end make for a nice (very nice) presentation. Enjoy.
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