AfriPOP! Does CMJ: OkayAfrica Showcase at Knitting Factory

Africans Represent at OkayPlayer Event By Nosarieme Garrick On our final night at was has become a blurry CMJ week, we took it to Williamsburg’s Knitting Factory for the Okay Africa Showcase.  Presented by Modiba and OkayPlayer, OkayAfrica featured Sierra Leone’s Bajah and the Dry Eye Crew, Rwanda’s Iyadede (pictured above), Brooklyn hip-hoppers Jahdan Blakkamoore & Matt Shadetek, and Ghana’s Blitz the Ambassador. BLITZ-Knitting Factory clip from Truth Films on […]


AfriPOP! Does CMJ: Global Hip Hop Throwdown @ 92nd Y Tribeca

[youtube=] CMJ’s winding down, but the shows just get better! Last night we got the pleasure of attending the international hip-hop showcase at 92YTribeca. Hosted by our boy, Blitz The Ambassador, we witnessed a plethora of global talent. Holland export and cute-as-a-button female MC, La Melodia, deceived us with her appearance. Her low, raspy voice boomed, sounding like Lil’ Kim and MC Lyte came together to make a Dutch love […]


AfriPOP! Does CMJ: Bilal and Shafiq Husayn at BLVD

Plug Research Showcase Takes Over NYC’s BLVD Nightclub Just two days into CMJ and we’re already yearning for our beds, although the line up last night at BLVD made the delirium from sleep deprivation worth it. Up to deliver an ear-orgasm were Blu & Exile, Shafiq Husayn, DJ Spinna, Pharoahe Monch and Bilal. Blu & Exile opened up, ripping the stage to shreds and turning the audience into a swarm […]


AfriPOP! Does CMJ: Tabi Bonney at Fat Baby 10/20

Tabi Bonney Rocks Fat Baby It’s officially CMJ week in New York City! The College Music Marathon and Film Festival is a week-long, city-wide music fest showcasing some of the most promising talent in the world. We’ve decided to hit as many shows as our bodies will allow us to.  So with a drink in our hand and our camera lens zoomed in we were all geared up for the […]


NYC Event: Alfaress, Blitz at 92nd Street Y Tribeca

Calling CMJ/New York cool kids! Check out Morocco’s Alfaress and Blitz at downtown NYC’s 92nd Street Y Tribeca this Thursday


NYC Event: Melo-X at CMJ

NYC peeps, check out Nigerian hip hop artist Melo-X at this CMJ party this Sunday. Plus Cubic Zirconia is fun. Taste usually does hotness so this should be a time.