Monday, June 25, 2007

Royalty On The Rocks: The Smirnoff In The Mix Rap Up

As I mentioned, Smirnoff was so kind to put together a sick lineup for the night of June 21st - a Summer Launch of sorts. In The Mix was the event, hosted by Ed Lover and it featured Royalty all night long: DJ Premier, 9th Wonder and birthday boy Chocolate Boy Wonder bka Pete Rock.

NY would not be NY w/o drop in guests: Q Tip showed up to run a set, Kweli was also in the building as well as Agent Orange himself, Pharoahe Monch. Shouts to Donwill and VonPea of Tonya Morgan long side Che Grand who hung out w/a ninja that night...

The night itself was a highlight, though seeing Pete Rock blow out his 27 candles was a trip ;)... Hearing DJ Premier sing Happy Birthday to Pete Rock was another trip... But finding out that Ed Lover is a grandfather was bananas! Whoa. When did you last see your Grandpops w/ a Blackberry and a dookie chain getting faded off Smirnoff Red Apple? lol

Anyhow, before I forget, shouts to Harlem's most celebrated PhD for being such a great host even in absentia, Eternia (what a surprise), Shara who remembered (hey, we'll have a cake in Toronto as well!) and Expedia for keeping me moving along...

In any case, here's my megapixel dissertation. Enjoy - I sure did.

Hit the rd...

.. and up and away.

The Party.

Bumped in to...

Then spaced right out in Time Sq...

Now, in much honor of the night, you know I had to post some music.

So with that being said, enjoy the following 3 joints:

New Common, prod by DJ Premier
One of my fave street bangers by The UN - produced by Pete Rock, &
9th Wonder and Buckshot.

Click Play. Do it.

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