MUSIC VIDEOS

Joell Ortiz And Jay Electronica At Highline Ballroom

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/jay-electronica-x-mos-def-at-traffic-boutique-in-new-orleans"> Last Tuesday night, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/jay-electronica">Jay Electronica</a> was the slated headliner at the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/highline-ballroom">Highline Ballroom</a>.

The ArchAndroid

Janelle Monáe – “Tightrope” Live @ Highline Ballroom

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/05/janelle-monae-tightrope-live-at-highline-ballroom"> Three nights, three shows, three sell-outs. It’s been said that Janelle Monáe is quite the performer, so when she hit New York the first weekend in April in the lead-up to today's release of her full-length masterpiece The ArchAndroid, the crew at <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/north-tower-media">NTM</a> (editor Adrian Fernandez, cameramen Matt Mitchener and Eric Swiecinski, & myself) decided to document her Highline Ballroom gig, the first and largest of the trifecta.

Young Chris

Video: Freeway & Young Chris Revisit The Roc

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While most members of the Roc dynasty have chosen to air their grievances against Hov instead of putting in some actual work, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/freeway">Freeway</a> has been one of the few to move on and carve a strong following, going the semi-indie route.

The Stimulus Package

Freeway & Jake One – “She Makes Me Feel Alright” Live @ Highline Ballroom

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Last Tuesday, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/freeway">Freeway</a> and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/jake-one">Jake One</a> took to the stage at the Highline Ballroom for the "The New York Stimulus Package," which is coolspeak for the NYC stop on their city-to-city tour of album release parties.

Str8 Killa No Filla

Video: Freddie Gibbs Performs “The Ghetto” At Highline Ballroom

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In this second part of a documentary short covering <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/freddie-gibbs">Gibbs'</a> first headlining set here in NYC, he debuts "The Ghetto.

VIDEOS

Video: Freddie Gibbs x Pill “Womb To The Tomb” @ Highline Ballroom

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For his first headlining gig in rap’s capital, <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/freddie-gibbs">Gangsta Gibbs</a> didn’t play it safe.

MUSIC VIDEOS

Video: Jay Electronica Performs “Exhibit C” @ Highline Ballroom

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While <a href="http://differentkitchen.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-real-is-hype-behind-jay-electronica.html">everyone isn't sold</a> on the critical praise being lauded on <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/jay-electronica">Jay Electronica</a>, there's no denying "Exhibit C.

Midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik

Event Reminder: Freddie Gibbs x Mickey Factz @ The Highline Ballroom

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The last solo set delivered by <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/freddie-gibbs">Freddie Gibbs</a> on a New York City stage <a href="http://rapradar.com/2009/10/27/freddie-gibbs-gets-kicked-off-stage/">was rudely cut short</a>.

THE ROOTS

Video: The Roots & Joe Budden @ Highline Ballroom

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Mouse plays the front, doing his "Hottest In The Hood" freestyle.

WALE

Video: Wale @ Highline Ballroom

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My personal favorite interviewer, Young Sneek aka Jabari interviews Wale after his show at Highline Ballroom in NYC.


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