One of NYC’s most underrated rappers, Cormega, is getting set to release a collaborative LP with another New York legend, Large Professor, entitled Mega Philosophy. Today the Queens duo drops off “Industry,” the first release from the project.
Cormega and Large Professor teamed up for Mega Philosophy, a kind of manifesto on the music today and the wheres, whys, and hows of its significance. "Industry" in particular is a great lead-off to these themes, both praising the genre for its ascendant ethos and offering some criticism of its contradictions. H/t to Drew Millard at Noisey for putting the light on this.
On Sunday July 28, 2013, the world renowned Rock Steady Crew held it’s 36th Anniversary celebration in Central Park, NYC. The event featured a reunion performance by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, as well as performances by Brand Nubian, Cormega, Special Ed, Craig G, The Arsonists, Homeboy Sandman and more. The show also featured DJ sets from DJ Premier, Tony Touch, Evil Dee, and DJ Eclipse, DJ JS-1. Of course, the highlight of the event was an incredible breakdance performance from the entire Rock Steady Crew. Click through this slideshow to see all of the highlights of that day’s event. All photos by Bernard Smalls.