The long awaited follow up to THE PEOPLE'S VERSES. Mikal Amin (a/k/a HIRED GUN) teamed up with heavyweight producer ZAQUAN (a/k/a ZQ) to bring you: #NICEGUYSFINISH - The second full length release on FRESH ROOTS MUSIC Mikal Amin teams up once again with his music ensemble NOMADIC WAX COLLECTIVE and friends to bring you a night of amazing soul stirring music. DOORS AT 8PM SHARP. First act goes on 8:30pm. More to be announced soon. the lineup: JIDAH Megaciph of that's Goodness Mikal Amin featuring NOMADIC WAX COLLECTIVE NICEGUYSFINISH ALBUM RELEASE Black Bear Bar 70 n. 6th Street , Williamsburg, Brooklyn cover: $12 dollars (includes a copy and/or choice of digital download of the album)
THE STOLEN LIVES INDUCTION CEREMONY The Stolen Lives Induction Ceremony is a solemn, yet empowering occasion at which recent and past victims of police killings are formally inducted into the roster of the Stolen Lives Project. The Stolen Lives Induction Ceremony is both an affirmation of life and a call to action. It brings together family members to a space in which there is an acknowledgement of the humanity of their loved ones whose lives were stolen at the hands of the police in contrast to the demonization by the powers-that-be. Since 1997, ten Stolen Lives Induction Ceremonies have taken place in New York City, in community spaces, schools, and churches in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Families and other loved ones of over fifty Stolen Lives, locally and from other parts of the country, have taken part and received certificates that marked the formal induction. At these ceremonies, families speak of their loved ones and their struggles for justice, their voices joined by community organizers and others in the fight against police violence, as well as artists who contribute their art and performance for healing, for strength, for empowerment. The ceremonies end with a pledge (see below) by all in attendance, as a (re)affirmation of our commitment to the struggle. Those who would like to help build for the event or contribute in any way, please contact Nicholas Heyward, Sr. at 718-688-4644 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Juanita Young at 646-294-8344.
If the A-Side is for the songs you know; the B-Side is for the deep cuts you wish you knew. And by deep cuts, we mean, improv, sketches and more that would never be on an album. For one night only, The Anthology presents: The B-Side. A Hip-Hop comedy show. This month’s muse is none other than that incomparable band from Philly full of “Adrenaline!”, The Roots! Featuring stand up by April Body (CBS), Story Telling by Jerah Milligan (UCB), music by Busta-A-Beat featuring Hired Gun and others TBD Plus YOU get to be a part of the show and win prizes, with our rap battle and trivia game segments! The Anthology Players are Michelle Francesca Thomas, Bernard Maynore, Monique Moses, and Abbie Harper. Hosted and Produced by Michelle Francesca Thomas Tech by Anthony Velez For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/theanthologypresents Next date: Friday, December 12th @ 11pm (Jay-Z)
*special guests include Hired Gun/3rd Party and more* The first headlining show for Darkside on this sacred stage. He will be joined by some of NYC's very finest musicians and special guests on the mic, supported by the powerful energy of The Peoples in attendance, all combining to form The Rebel Alliance. We will also be celebrating the release of the new music video “You & I & The Moon” featuring DJ Rob Swift (from the album "Prospect Avenue") and sending him off on the Fall 2014 Europe Tour, alongside IllSpokinn, where they'll be touring together as "Mission:Control.
Lyrical Blades (20 minutes at 4:00pm) Uno (20 minutes at 4:30pm) JD Nero (20 minutes at 5:00pm) Hired Gun (30 minutes at 5:30pm)
Label: Fresh Roots Music,Nomadic Wax, Emcees 4 P.E.A.C.E.
Bio: Hired Gun is the definition of emcee: party rocker, and ambassador for the art.He was raised on Black Pride, Middle Class numbness, a steady diet of racism, and DJ Red Alert. Beats, Rhymes, and Life for the everyman woman and child, “HG” can't be fit into a corner or a box. The “educated hater, e...See Full Bio