Dr. Cornel West will autograph copies of his new Hip-Hop CD Never Forget: A Journey of Revelations during an interview session with talk show host Tavis Smiley tomorrow (Oct. 3). The interview/autograph session will take place at J&R Music and Computer World in Manhattan, where Smiley will interview West, who will also answer questions from the audience. Dr. Cornel West’s CD is the first release from the Hidden Beach Forum label, a new imprint from Steve McKeever’s Hidden Beach Recordings. Never Forget features a number of high profile appearances from artists like Prince, Andre 3000, KRS-One, Black Thought of The Roots, Talib, Kweli, Jill Scott and others. Dr. West is a world renowned professor and supporter of Hip-Hop music. Formerly a professor at Harvard University, West left the Ivy league school after a disagreement with then President, Lawrence Summers, who disapproved of West’s 2002 CD Sketches of My Culture. West is currently a professor of religion at Princeton.
Eve’s fourth album Here I Am has been delayed for a second time. The Philadelphia rapper’s upcoming album is her first in almost six years. Here I Am was originally due to be released in August, then October. Now representatives have revealed the album will not hit stores until 2008. Eve’s first single from the album was the Swizz Beatz produced track “Tambourine.” Eve recently released a new single titled “Give It To Me” featuring Sean Paul. In related news, Eve is gearing up for a high profile performance at Power 99’s annual Powerhouse concert at the Wachovia Center on October 19, where she will perform with Cassidy, Rihanna, Kanye West and others during the event.
Producer 9th Wonder has teamed with TeamBBC.com, Thisisrealmusic.com and True School to present and host The Brown Sugar Party Volume 3. in Philadelphia on October 6. The event, which will take place at the Mexican Post in Center City, will feature 9th Wonder’s traveling True School tour, which features 9th Wonder and DJ Cuzzin B spinning Hip-Hop music from 1980-1995. The event costs $10. To RSVP and/or to request VIP accommodations, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. On October 9, 9th Wonder celebrate his upcoming album with the The Dream Merchant 2 album release party at APT in New York.
Bay Area veteran Keak Da Sneak has inked a deal with Koch Records and will release a new album titled Deified. The new 20-track album features a diverse group of artists, including Daz, Mr. F.A.B., Alchemist, Chingo Bling, Jacka and others. The first single from Keak’s 23rd solo album is titled “In Front of Yo Momma’s House.” A video for the single will be shot this month and serviced to outlets worldwide. Keak, who is recognized for coining the term “Hyphy,” has sold over 300,000 units since his debut in 1994 at the age of 15 on C-Bo’s classic The Autopsy.
The tracklisting for Deified is listed below:
1. Intro2. In Front Of Yo Mommas House 3. Blurpt 4. The Sneak Come Out At Night 5. Quarterbacking (feat. Jacka) 6. That Go feat. (Lil Darrelle & Yaberation)7. They Don’t Make Em 8. 19 Dummy (feat. Daz Dillinger) 9. I’m A Stunna feat. Prodigy & Alchemist10. I Started This Hyphy S**t!11. All The Way12. Go Dumb Go Stupid13. X214. Oakland (feat. Mr. Fab)15. Her Name16. Drop It On The One17. Grand Daddy Smoking18. On Citas Remix feat. Chingo Bling19. That Go Remix20. Super Hyphy