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Aug 27 – Sep 2 : The Next Stop Is…




U.S. Open – If you like seeing humans hit yellow balls at each other, come to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to see the biggest names in tennis and enjoy some live music, food and drink while you’re at it. 


J.B. Smoove – Most people know him from Curb Your Enthusiasm, but J.B. Smoove was also a writer on Def Comedy Jam in the 90’s. See him live at Carolines on Broadway


Mixography: The Collectives, Volume II – Native Tongues – Dance and drink the night away to some of music’s greatest collectives like De La Soul, Mos Def, Busta Rhymes, and more.


Waku Waku is a new Japanese pop culture festival bringing anime, manga, music, food, film, and fashion to Greenpoint and Williamsburg. 


Veggiepalooza – at Brooklyn Grange operates the world’s largest rooftop soil farms located on two roofs in New York City. This harvest meal is bound to please, and you’ll need to bring your own plate. 


Marvel Remembers Stan Lee



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You Made It A Hot Line



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OTM Media Group has announced You Made It A Hot Line: The Most Influential Lines in Hip Hop by Alfred Obiesie. This book highlights the social significance of each line and its impact on our culture through savvy commentary and dope illustrations.

Those familiar with One Track Mine may know Alfred (Alf) better as Crazed Afrykan, our friendly neighborhood hip hop aficionado, whose wry wit and penchant for biting social commentary is legendary around these parts. As a hip hop producer (Nas, Damien Marley, DV Alias Khryst, King Prince) and super-fan for over 30 years, he’s intimate with the motivations, rhymes and reasons for one of the most revered genres in modern music.

Last year Alf suffered “sudden cardiac death,” spent two weeks in a medically induced coma, and not only lived to tell the tale, but wrote the hysterical and insightful You Made it a Hot Line in the months that followed. And you thought you were busy.

With over 30 radio stations blogs, podcasts and hip hop publications praising the book (Vibe, Sirius XM, This is, Jack Thriller, Beat Minerz Radio, 90.3 FM, 88.7FM, etc…) You Made It A Hot Line is rapidly making a significant imprint on hip hop culture. The book was recently requested by the Brooklyn Public Library and has since been added to their catalog in multiple branches borough-wide.

You Made it a Hot Line is available in eBook ($9.99) and hardcover ($19.99)  in our shop, Amazon, Politics & Prose (D.C), Black & Nobel (Philly), and Greenlight Bookstores (Brooklyn, NY). Read an excerpt from the book HERE. Enjoy! #hotline21 

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Crazed Afrykan is a writer / hip hop producer (Nas / Damien Marely) and aficionado of hip hop culture. For over 30 years, he has gained personal introspective into the motivations, rhymes and reasons for one of the most revered genres in modern music. He is also a smug, smart ass with a perplexing penchant for alliterations. You’ve been warned.

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Oct 1-7: The Next Stop Is…





New York Film Festival
The 53rd Annual New York Film Festival promises highly anticipated films from Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis and bio-pics on Steve Jobs and Miles Davis, among many others.


The Art of John Lennon
Apart from being one of the best songwriters in the universe, Lennon also channeled his creativity into delightful doodles.  


The Gin Game
James Earl Jones and Cecily Tyson bring their gravitas to Donald L. Coburn’s two act play The Gin Game at New York’s The Golden Theater.


Check out San Diego rock band Wavves at St. Vitus Bar rocking tunes from their brand new CD V


NYC Craft Coffee Festival
The NYC Craft Coffee Festival is the official kickoff to NYC Coffee Week. You didn’t even know that was a thing. 

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