Guerrilla Radio!!!! Turn that Sh*t UP!!!!

Tune in TONIGHT. Castro and Dj Ambush promo tour continues on blogtalkradio.com/abundancechild The lovely and intelligent Abundance Child will be interviewing the Phatman & Likkle bwoy. Don’t cheat your eardrums and miss this one. Bang Bang.

Pics from Mic King’s Album Release Party 12/11/09

Al Mighty

Al Mighty & Zilla Rocca

Has-Lo

Mic King (Formerly iCon the Mic King)

Mic King

All photo by Liz Padova.  Check out the full gallery here

And check out the new Mic King and Chum group album Flavor Aide,  a breath of fresh air in the world of self-serious indie hip hop.  Anyone else paying homage unironically to Fresh Prince and new jack swing?  Nada.

Beat Garden Among The Top 50 Hip Hop Songs of 2009

Passion of the Weiss unveiled it’s annual Best Of year end list.

MAGr (Al Mighty & Distant Starr) placed at #50 with their standout cut “Laminated Looseleafs” featuring Blu of the album No News is Good News5 O’Clock Shadowboxers came in at #31 with the recently visualized “High Noon”.  And Zilla Rocca contributed write-ups to cuts by M.O.P. and Blakroc featuring Raekwon.

Check the list here.

Pictures from the Benefit For Domenic Zarrella Jr. 11/28/09

Nico the Beast.

Clean Guns

Reef the Lost Cauze

Bianca Zarrella

The Zarrella Family

Visit Liz Padova’s Flickr page for all the photos.

Flyer for Curly Castro & DJ Ambush Mixtape Release Party

This Thursday night @ the revamped Arts Garage!

WORLD PREMIERE! 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers “High Noon” video

Directed by Zilla Rocca
Produced by Curly Castro
Filmed and edited by Jimmy Giambrone
Co-starring Nico the Beast, Jawnzap7, and Liz Padova

Taken from the 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers LP The Slow Twilight

Shadoxers + Beast = One of the Best Songs of 2009

When you gonna take a seat, dead queen?

In case you STILL haven’t check the 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers’ debut The Slow Twilight, fear not sleeping hip hop listener!  The good folks at Bloggerhouse have done you a favor and went ahead to list the track “Dead Queens” featuring Nico the Beast among the top 100 songs of the 2009.  Coming in at a cool number 77 (Ray Borque’s number to all 9 of you NHL fans left!), “Dead Qeens” along with the rest of the album is available for full streaming and DLing over at the 5 O’Clock Shadowboxers’ Bandcamp page.

Not to be outdone with just a simple mention of the Shadowboxers track, Dart Adams of Bloggerhouse penned an insightful essay on the Emergence of the Free LP and mentioned The Slow Twilight as the future of what “artists and bloggers are capable of bringing together” and how this means “deep shit” for record labels.

PS The long awaited video for “High Noon” off The Slow Twilight drops THIS WEEK!  It will premiere here at Beat Garden Site as soon as it’s ready!!!!