Quick News on Grandmaster Flash, De La Soul and Cassidy

grandmaster-flash.jpgHip-Hop pioneer, Grandmaster Flash, will be one of the motivational speakers at the Open Showcase Night on June 30 in West Orange, NJ. The event, which takes place at the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, will feature performances by upcoming musicians, who will in turn, receive advice from the panel of judges. The event “is a chance for people to broaden their horizons and take a chance at getting exposure. Performers audition and then present their talent in front of judges who know the business,” Sondra Barron, assistant to the center’s executive director, told The Star-Ledger. “DJ Grandmaster Flash is a music pioneer [who] is a role model to thousands. His career is truly something to be admired and having him make a guest appearance at the event is inspiring.”

De La Soul will headline the sixth annual Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Ky. on July 27 and 28. Held at Louisville’s Riverfront Belvedere, the concert will feature over 40 independent bands and is geared towards raising environmental awareness. Last year, Forecastle Festival was named “one of the top 101 things to do in America” by SPIN Magazine. For more information, visit www.forecastlefest.com.

Last weekend, the And1 Mixtape Tour, which features the world’s best street basketball players, kicked off in Brooklyn, NY. Philadelphia MC, Cassidy, is currently embarking on the tour, performing at halftime of select locations. Cass will drop his still untitled third album this fall, which features the new Swizz Beatz produced single “My Drink n’ My 2 Step.” The album will also feature production from Just Blaze, The Runners, Neo Da Matrix, Hi-Tek and others. You can catch Cassidy performing on the following And1 Mixtape Tour dates.

June 23 – Boston, Ma – Bayside Expo Center
July 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier
July 21 – Washington, DC – City Center Parking Lot

  • BEANTOWCROWN

    1ST BITCHES!!!! (finally) lol, can’t wait till cass comes to Boston its a wrap

  • fireforreal

    I’m glad to hear some real hip hop news.Grand master flash is still making things happen on a real level called being an inspiration by helping others we need more of that.

  • doctor69

    real hip hop is back one love to cas hope they smack up the shop boyz

  • first

    first BITCHES!!!

  • hayta

    Cassidy’s gonna “hit the road” again? Hopefully not with his skull this time… LOL.

    “His whole head cracked like sunflower seeds.”

  • SOFA KING

    It’s DJ Quik not Quick!!!!!

  • Lil cass

    Yoooooooooooooo My dog cassidy is bak. Yea U rite doctor69 som1 need to smack shop boyz and add young berg and kinfolk kia shine on that list 4 those dum songs

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Damn Cassidy, you cant even get your own tour to promote your shit? *SMH*

    Probably have more people see em than if he did his own tour tho… I cant call it.

  • doctor69

    my bad lil cass I also left out the trill fam the dipset and the entire cash money when will these so called rappers stop ryhming about bullshit and rhyme about something real the middle and poor class is become an endangered species in nyc and all over where is hip hop nas gave her cpr now its up to the rest

  • Cuban Link

    Young Berg is the ugliest mother fucker ive ever seen.No homo, but I mean seriously he looks like some horrible mix between lil Boosie, Hurrican Chris, and Rich Boy

    Anyway, I cant wait for that cassidy album.It should be hot being its been 3 years since his last one.

  • b’z^

    Holla at ma boi cass…… shout out 2 u hayta just cuz cass been recoverin 4 a while don’t mean he aint hot……..cass will mop all dese niggas in a battle dat think dey hot…….

  • Lil cass

    These ppl hot Nas Jadakiss 2Pac Murda Mook Papoose
    The whole D block Larsiny wu tang Luda cassidy of course and more i cant think of now but this new snap music and these bull shi+ a$$ rappes need 2 stop cause its hurting my ears badly lol

  • Old Cole

    Shut up lil Cass…u a nate nadoum ass nigga that dont know shit about hip hop.

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