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

11/8/18 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez MOVIE TRAILER: For The Children: 25 Years of Enter The Wu-Tang 36 Chambers (Trailer)

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

Wu-Tang Clan revealed plans for a new documentary about their legendary debut studio album Enter the Wu-Tang 36 Chambers. Fittingly titled For The Children: 25 Years of Enter The Wu-Tang 36 Chambers, the film will thoroughly document the back-story behind Wu-Tang’s game changing first LP, and is being released to celebrate its 25-year anniversary.The documentary will feature A$AP Rocky, Joey Bada$$ and more. Continue reading

10/17/18 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: T.I. Says, “Dear 45 I Ain’t Kanye!”


T.I. is going directly after President Trump and the First Lady with a salacious video of a Melania look-alike stripping in the Oval Office.
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10/17/18 O&A NYC WALESYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: JAY-Z – Excuse Me Miss ft. Pharrell

Excuse Me Miss is a release by Jay Z. It released as a single for his seventh studio album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse.It was also co-written and produced by The Neptunes, whose Pharrell Williams sings the hook is a Falsetto voice. Continue reading

10/10/18 O&A NYC WALESTYLEZ HIP HOP WEDNESDAY: French Montana ft. Drake – No Stylist

No Stylist is a song by French Montana featuring Drake. The song samples Long Red by American rock band Mountain which has been sampled in many other hip hop songs like Barry Bonds by Kanye West featuring Lil Wayne. This song is featured on the No Stylist EP released on September 20, 2018. Continue reading

10/9/18 O&A NYC SONG OF THE DAY CONCERT: Travis Scott ft. John Mayer and Kevin Parker on SNL

Travis Scott stopped by the Saturday Night Live stage to serve as the long-running late-night program’s latest musical guest. For his performance, he decided to deliver live rendition of recently released songs from his Astroworld album. He brought some friends to perform with him such as John Mayer and Kevin Parker. Continue reading

9/19/18 O&A NYC SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: ReCap – ASAP Rocky Performing At His Sneaker Release

A$AP Rocky celebrated the release of his first Under Armour SRLO. While at the skate rave in Harlem, Rocky performs in a private setting before the sneaker release date.We had the opportunity to chop it up with the man himself to learn a bit more about the collaboration. Continue reading