Events

NYC: Antibalas, Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew & Prince Paul at Scotty Hard Benefit


This Saturday Brooklyn Bowl will host Music Frees All Festival for Scotty Hard, a benefit show featuring BK afrobeat-ers Antibalas, Sierra Leone's own Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, OG producer Prince Paul (Gravediggaz/Handsome Boy Modeling School) and plenty more. All profits will go to producer/engineer Scotty Hardsee a list of his extensive and impressive music work. The cause:

On February 16, 2008, as Scotty was leaving a late night session at his Brooklyn studio, a stolen car broadsided the taxi he was traveling in, paralyzing him below the chest, sending him into complicated spinal reconstruction surgery and hospitalization. To friends and admirers alike, Scotty is a true inspiration, and indeed, his spirits remain high. With his positive outlook on life and sense of humor fully in tact, he has made great progress. But there remains a long road ahead, and Scotty Hard continues to need our support.

Learn more about the Scotty Hard Trust. Buy tickets to the show and RSVP at the facebook invite. Check out all details for the show below!

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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