Peace to the God. Shamgod.

With the Nyc summer basketball tournament season soon upon us, it’s good to hear that God Shamgod is still on the radar. The former Nba player with the mystical handles, continues to light up all parks/gyms whenever he plays. The God’s rep is street-certified because he has the strength, speed and most importantly, a signature move that you’re always waiting to see (pause).

I remember going up to the Tristate Classic basketball tournament a few years ago to see the God’s team play against Kareem Reid’s team, which basically meant, God vs Reid! It was one of the most memorable recent basketball games that I’ve been to because the entire Harlem community came out to support these guys and they put on a great show. People were climbing trees and fences to get a peep of the action. I had a busted leg at the time, but stood for the whole game and gladly watched from outside the fence and behind the basket, since it was too crowded to get in. Peace to my dude Scram and his 2 boys who rolled as well.

As I continue to visualize my favorite street ball match ups, check out the commercial and if you aren’t up on one of Nyc’s most gifted and storied ballers, use Google my friend.

I also remember watching Shamgod’s son vs Kareem Reid’s son Uptown in a youth tournament and even the children knew they were a part of something special.

Energy 2 Burn. True School Hip Hop Party

Shout out to my man super Dj Eli Escobar. He’s a real cool cat, music encyclopedia, and for years, a cornerstone of New York City djing. When it comes to the sonic arts, he’s the real deal..O’neal. Aside from simply eating his vitamins, the combination of time, plus dedication has resulted in a successful dj career.

Also, for as long as I’ve known him, he’s never been shy to tell me why my favorite song sucks and time permitting, will possibly replace it with something more suitable.. for me.

DJ Eli aka The Cloud Kicker is akin to Nba coach Larry Brown, as in I can picture him many years from now, with gray hair and a pimp limp, encouraging young dj’s to “Spin Properly” and to “Spin the right way” .

Here’s your chance to see him play classic Hip Hop vinyl treats for FREE! And you know what they say, free rhymes with me.

From the promoters:

Two vinyl-addicted dj’s are going to bring a bunch of true skool hip hop party records and breaks circa “88-’92 to Trophy bar and play them..and YOU are gonna come out and dance, sing along, “Jump Around” “Pass the Mic” move “Back and Forth” get the Pic!!

Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 11:00pm – 4:00am
@Trophy Bar
351 Broadway (between Keap & Rodney)
Brooklyn, NY

Peace to TCK, 5MH, Family First, Nasty Vaz, Maestro, Sege, Doves, Angelo, Apex, Taboo, Host, Bobbito, Jise One and TBOT.

Footwork RIP!

Night Train Radio RIP!