Last night, The J. Dilla Foundation hosted its first annual tribute concerts to the late J. Dilla at Webster Hall. Featuring hip-hop’s highly respected and endearing pioneers like Jarobi from A Tribe Called Quest, Talib Kweli, Pharaoh Monch, 88 Keys to young and promising artists like YC the Cynic and eclectic soul-hop band, Phone Ppl.
Check out my exclusive interview with the mastermind of Slackgaze, a DIY-zine dedicated to youth culture and community building through music and the arts. EARFLOAT TV exclusive clips from Slackgaze’s grand opening show last week included.
Tonight, I attended a private listening party to celebrate Anthony Flamma’s latest project, Ups & Downs, at Daddy’s House Recording Studios. Musician, singer, songwriter, and producer, Flamm is set to release this most anticipated body of work on Friday, February 14th. The party began with a fun introduction to Flamm’s skills of live voice track building and vibing off intimacy shared with the audience, crowded tightly inside the studio.