I have always had

by April 1, 2004

I have always had respect for Kardinal Offishall & Choclair. Here are “10 Good Canadian Hip Hop Albums.”

The growing trend

· by April 1, 2004

The growing trend of M.C.’s slipping brand names into their rhymes makes me snicker. Rappers! Don’t insult my intelligence! You may like a Benz, but you getting paid for that endorsement (if you’re smart). I prefer my peer pressure straight up like the marketing team at Gold Teeth USA.

the Agricuture BBQ @Halcyon 04/04/04.

· by April 1, 2004

Halcyon is going out blastin’ with a packed schedule of events. They’ve even pushed back the furniture to make room for the dancing that will take place until they shut the doors next month. Sunday the Agricuture presents a record release BBQ for BBQ Beets 2: Return of the Yams. Kegs of good beer and if you bring food to share, you’re in for free. Generally an easy going BBQ.

El Negro Mas Chulo @Tribes Gallery 04/10/04.

· by April 1, 2004

Through their poetic rendering of literal, visual, and historic accounts, Ayana Velissia Jackson & Marco Villalobos trace the shaping of contemporary Afro Mexican roots while exposing the under recognized segment of the Diaspora of Afro Mexicans living on the Pacific and Gulf Coasts of Mexico. 7-9 PM. 285 West 3rd St. (Bet C & D). 212.674.3778. Free.

IG Culture @APT 04/13/04.

· by April 1, 2004

The Rude Movements 1 year aniversary party featuring the don, London’s IG Culture, for his first ever U.S. appearance. From Dodge City to Likwid Biskit, IG has been at the forefront of cutting edge dance music for years now, buy his new album. Open Courvoisier bar 9-10PM. 419W13th Street $10.

Tortured Soul@Joe’s Pub 04/19/04.

· by April 1, 2004

DJ Scribe and Staple Crops bring you a special Love Revolution with DJ Scribe and special guests Tortured Soul & Jeannie Hopper. 425 Lafayette Street, NY. $10 General admission. RSVP: info@staplecrops.com for $3 list. 11PM.