"I want to give a shout out to all the rap legends in the building," Raekwon the Chef (pictured above) shouted Tuesday night at New York's 550-capacity venue Santos Party House, where he held the release party for his new album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II. Take a deep breath -- the list is long: Diddy, Ice-T, Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Q-Tip, Redman, Craig G, Melle Mel, Eric B., and Junior Mafia's Lil Cease were just a few of the big names helping the Staten Island rapper celebrate his new release.
BY: WILLIAM GOODMAN
Over the course of her nearly decade-long career as Grouper, Liz Harris has become a master of all things overcast. Her ambient compositions and waterlogged ballads are like fogged-up windows — bleary enough to indicate the bleakness inside, but only its vaguest outlines. There’s suggestion of something heartbreaking, but its true shape remains occluded, unobtainable,… More »