Yesterday I left England behind for a month and headed out to New York for various reasons. One of the main, was to come to the CMJ Music Marathon. CMJ is an inner city music festival playing host to over 1,200 acts, artists and DJs from all over the world playing in venues all over the city. I'm going to cover some of the event for BNTL. Looking at the long list of acts playing, some jump out at me more than others. I'm especially excited about The DuckDown Records vs Blacksmith Records showcase, artists included Jean Grae, Pharoahe Monch, Pete Rock, Sean Price, Heltah Skeltah, 9th Wonder, Boot Camp Click, Marco Polo, Strong Arm Steady, Buckshot, Torae, Ruste Juxx, Team Facelift and Skyzoo & !llmind. GZA is also doing a solo show as is Ghostface killah. Besides the Hip-Hop, Four Tet is Djing as is Drop the Lime plus so so much more. Hold tight for flicks and words on the event..
go to http://cmj2010.com/ for more info