Philly rap icon Freeway – he of #TeamEarly fame – is celebrating the release of his latest LP, Diamond in the Ruff, tonight at The Blockley. The album drops on Tuesday, and features collabos with Musiq Soulchild, Nikki Jean and Wale. The 21+ show begins at 9 p.m., more information is available here. Below, dig on the ominous “Numbers,” Free’s collaboration with fellow Philly rapper Neef Buck.
Philadelphia MC Rone made his name in the battle-rap freestyle circuit, but the guy has tremendous pop sensibilities, nicely exhibited by his debut LP The First Story, released this summer on the Raw Life label. Tonight, he plays Kung Fu Necktie in Fishtown, opening for Spose, Cam Groves and Educated Advocates. Tickets and more information on the show can be found here. Below, watch an acoustic rendition of Rone’s song “Giving My Love,” performed with guitar accompaniment by Ricky Radio.Freeway, Kung Fu Necktie, Rone, The Blockley