12/12/18 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: MeekMill freestyles over Back To Back

Robert Rihmeek Williams known stage name as Meek Mill, is a Hip Hop artist from Philadelphia. He embarked on his music career as a battle rapper, and later formed a short-lived rap group, The Bloodhoundz. Continue reading

12/12/18 O&A NYC REVIEW: Lazarus- Ailey American Dance Theater

By Walter Rutledge

Rennie Harris has achieved two “firsts” during the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60th anniversary season. Harris has become the first year-long Ailey Artist-in-Residence and his ballet Lazarus is the first two act ballet commissioned by the company. The hour-long work shows significant artistic growth and is less hip-hop and more Harris. Continue reading

12/11/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: Pusha T @ BAPE Show 2018 Madison Square Garden

Bape commemorates its 25th anniversary in a huge way.The Bape Head Show 2018 featured some of the most artist including Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Lil Yachty and DJ Chipa Sounds. Continue reading

12/5/18 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: J.I.D – Off Deez ft. J. Cole


Destin Route also known by his stage name J.I.D, is a Hip Hop artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He is part of the musical collective Spillage Village founded by Earth Gang in 2010. Continue reading

12/1/18 O&A NYC 24 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: California Philharmonic Dancers – The Nutcracker Live 2015

California Philharmonic Dancers CalPhil with “So You Think You Can Dance” and “America’s Best Dance Crew” dancers/choreographers Cyrus “Glitch” Spencer, James “BDash” Derrick and Kevin “Konkrete” Davis are featured on Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, op. 71 (1892). Continue reading

12/1/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY: Travis Scott – YOSEMITE

Astroworld is an album by Hip Hop artist Travis Scott. It was released on August 3, 2018, by Cactus Jack Records, Epic Records and Grand Hustle Records. Continue reading

11/30/18 O&A NYC DANCE: Harkness Promise Award- Recognizes The Future

By Walter Rutledge

The 61st annual Dance Magazine Awards will take place on Monday December 3, 2018, 7:30pm. at The Ailey Citigroup Theater. Since 1954 the award has recognized accomplished individuals who have made an impact in dance over the course of their career. This year the awards honors choreographers Ronald K. Brown and Crystal Pite and dancers Lourdes Lopez and Michael Trusnovec. For the first time emerging artists will also be recognized through The Harkness Promise Award, designed to spotlight and assist two young artists for the potential of their artistic work while investing in the next generation of dance makers. Continue reading

11/16/18 O&A NYC SHORT FILM: NASIR – The Film

Nasir The Film short film is directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat, where he touched on social and economic issues ingrained, including racism and police brutality.Each track off NASIR received visuals, making the film just an extended music video.In addition to Nas himself, NASIR – The Film stars Slick Rick, Demarius Mack, among others. Continue reading

11/10/18 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Notorious B.I.G. “Ready to Die”- 1991 Bed-Stuy Video Debut With The Kid Mero

The Notorious B.I.G. in 1991 video debut (at age 17) Ready to Die at a street party in  Bed-Stuy.  Continue reading

11/8/18 O&A NYC SPECIAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Wu-Tang Clan – Can It Be All So Simple

Can It Be All So Simple is the fourth and final single on Wu Tang Clan’s critically acclaimed debut album Enter The Chamber It features production from RZA that samples Glady’s Knight & Pips cover of The Way We Were. Continue reading