This Monday February 13 should prove to be a big night for fans of Dame Dash’s DD172 media collective and BluRoc imprint, as McKenzie Eddy will be hitting the Mercury Lounge stage on Monday February 13.
According to a recent announcement, the BluRoc Records president and singer/producer will be performing at the Mercury Lounge for the “BluRoc Magazine Presents McKenzie Eddy and Friends” event. Eddy will be joined by collaborators and fellow BluRoc alum Ski Beatz and Muscle Car Chronicles producer Sean O’Connell.
“BluRoc Magazine Presents McKenzie Eddy and Friends” will begin at 9:30 PM on February 13. Tickets are currently priced at $10 and can be purchased at the Mercury Lounge’s website.
In other news, veteran DJ Roddy Rod has announced the release of his latest album Oakwood Grain II for a March 13 release.
The Maspyke and Low Budget producer/DJ is ready to unleash the sequel to his ’05 Japan-only release. Roddy Rod’s latest project will feature guest like Finale, Muhsinah and Bilal Salaam and will come packaged with the first Oakwood Grain as a bonus disc.
More information about the project can be found over at Nature Sounds’s website.
Finally, Brownsville, Brooklyn rapper Ka has announced the February 14 release of his second solo LP Grief Pedigree. The former Natural Elements rapper – who most recently appeared on Roc Marciano’s Marcberg – explained that Grief Pedigree finds him looking back to the golden of Hip Hop for inspiration.
“I’m a raw emcee. There’s no flash with me,” says Ka. “My songs aren’t for everybody; they’re for just you. My music is for those who miss early ’90s hip hop. I’ve always tried to remain true to what I believe is the real spirit of hip hop. If you’re going to rhyme, you should have something relevant and unique to say. I decided a long time ago that I would make music for the love of it.”
Check out Ka’s website for me information on the LP’s release.