DX News Bits: S.O.B.'s To Host Concert Festival, Mobb Deep Remix The NY Knicks, "Groove Music" Hits Book Shelves
S.O.B.'s is set for a month of performances this April, Mobb Deep prepares a remix for the Knicks and a new book on DJing is set for release.
April is coming up next week, and S.O.B.'s is looking to celebrate the month in a major way. Beginning this April 3, the New York concert venue will be hosting a month-long concert series titled "I Love S.O.B.'s."
From April 3 through April 30, S.O.B.'s will be joining forces with music taste makers like Hot 97, XXL, 2DopeBoyz and more to bring the hottest Hip Hop acts to their stage. A number of artists are already slated to perform, including DJ Premier, Obie Trice, ScHoolboy Q and more.
Festival passes for "I Love S.O.B.'s" cost $100 and can be purchased through TicketWeb.
Amare Stoudemire may be out for the next few weeks, but that isn't stopping the New York Knicks on the court as of late. Now, the boys in blue and orange are getting an official co-sign from one of New York Hip Hop's best teams Mobb Deep.
According to a recent report from ESPN, Prodigy and Havoc are set to record a Knicks-themed remix of "Conquer" from their Black Cocaine EP. The QB duo learned that guard Iman Shumpert gave the team's second unit the nickname "Mob Deep," prompting the idea of a remix in honor of the Knicks.
"I've heard them play our music before at different games, maybe during the highlights on the news and certain things like that," Prodigy told ESPN. "But this is the first time where the team actually called something 'Mobb Deep.' That's the Knicks. That's what's up."
Finally, the art and history of DJ culture will finally be recorded in print with a new book. Author Mark Katz is preparing the release of his book about the wheels of steel, titled Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip Hop DJ.
According to a recent press release, Groove Music covers the history of Hip Hop and the evolution of DJing in the modern era. The book features dozens of interviews from legendary DJs like Afrika Bambaataa, A-Trak, Grandmaster DXT, Rob Swift and many more.
Groove Music will hit store shelves this May 3 in the States and June 12 in the UK, courtesy of Oxford University Press.