Tuesday, February 27, 2007

SXSW: Hip Hop - Austin, TX - March 13 - 18, 2007

The SXSW buzz is buzzing... tickets have gone on sale... the Hip Hop list is up! Finally!

Representin' the ATX...

- Basswood Lane
- Carnival Beats
- DJ Grip
- Dj Spinner T and Dj Crop Diggie of the Superstardjs
- Dok Holiday & Set 4 Life
- KJ Hines
- J. Kapone
- MC Fatal
- Public Offenders
- Rapid Ric's Whut it Do Family
- Ryno
- SouthBound
- V.I.P. - Versace Ice Platinum
- Zeale 32

Now if only someone would give me a free wristband...

More info:

South by Southwest (SXSW) is an interactive, film and music festival and conference that has taken place every spring in Austin, Texas since 1987. The music festival is one of the biggest in the United States, with over a thousand performers playing in dozens of venues around downtown Austin for a week in March.

1994 saw the addition of SXSW Film and Interactive. SXSW Film has become one of the world's premiere film festivals, focusing on new directing talent. Likewise, SXSW Interactive has attracted a strong following amongst web creatives and entrepreneurs.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

SXSW: Public Enemy - Auditorium Shores - March 16, 2007

Oh lord... time to strap up and fight the power...

Public Enemy coming to Auditorium Shores... March 16... part of SXSW and Beats to Mecca Tour... daum. More here.

Does anyone else watch "I Love New York"?!? besides me? It's the most entertaining show on the tube these days... :)

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Public Enemy, also known as PE, is a seminal hip hop group from Long Island, New York known for their politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media, and active interest in the concerns of the African American community. Their latest LP, a collection of unreleased tracks, "Beats and Places," was released on the 8th of November 2005.

They will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame [1] in 2007. They are ranked #44 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.[2]

Saturday, February 24, 2007

DJ Babu - Whisky Bar - February 24, 2007

Tonight, Feb 24th... DJ Babu... DJ Tats... Prince Klassen... Whisky Bar... dope...

Sorry for being terse... but I'm damn hungry... need food... whithering away... slowly...

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DJ Babu (born Chris Oroc) is a Filipino-American DJ and is a member of the Beat Junkies, a crew of DJs which includes others such as Melo-D, Rhettmatic, and J-Rocc. He is a member of the hip hop group Dilated Peoples, along with Rakaa Iriscience and Evidence.

DJ Babu (under the alias "The Turntablist') was the creator of the most widely used Breakbeat album Super Duck Breaks (1996 Stones Throw Records) and its follow-up Super Duper Duck Breaks.

Friday, February 23, 2007

SXSW: UGK - Fox and Hound - March 15, 2007

Let's get the SXSW Hip-Hop talk started...

UGK coming to Fox and Hound March 15th! More here.

Last year all the artists were nicely placed into their respective genres... maybe i'm just lazy... do the work for me!

Anyways, more to come...

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UGK (short for Underground Kingz) is a hip-hop duo from Port Arthur, Texas. Formed in 1987 by long-time friends Chad "Pimp C" Butler and Bernard "Bun B" Freeman, they are highly respected by many of their peers, due in part to their longevity and their entrenchment in hip-hop's underground.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Battle Style of the Sexes - Ruta Maya - March 10, 2007

Battle Style of the Sexes @ Ruta Maya with Jonny Danger on March 10th. Doors open at 1pm through 9pm. If you're battling... signup ends at 3pm.

How dope was Lupe last night at Stubb's?!? And The Roots...

The portopotty was a constant source of entertainment last night...

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A B-boy/break-boy (male) or B-girl/break-girl (female) is a term for a person who is devoted to hip-hop culture. The term has come to refer more specifically to a male who practices what the media refers to as breakdance. A B-boy is an individual who has the ability to express their feelings through rhythmic dance which combines a variety of other dance forms with gymnastics and original b-boy body movements. These stylized movements are commonly known as breaking or breakdancing. B-boys are often known as breakdancers.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Damian Marley - Antones - May 3, 2007

Just when you thought life couldn't get any better... then comes this...

Yup you got that right... Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and brother Stephen Marley @ Antones... May 3rd!

Can you say whoa?!?

So I'm sitting at work today and I read something that got me to thinking... what is the purpose of pubic hair? If you think about it... it's pretty useless right?!? I mean alot of the hair we have is to keep dirt external to our bodies... like nose hairs... eye brows... ear hairs... etc... for girls you could give that argument... but for guys... it just doesn't add up... because if that was the case... you would have hair all around the tip... and you don't... the hair covers all around the base... these are the things that make you go hmm...

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Damian Marley (born July 21, 1978 in Kingston, Jamaica), is a Grammy-winning reggae artist and is the youngest male child (or 'veteran,' as stated in the song "Me Name Jr. Gong") of reggae legend Bob Marley, and the only child born to Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, Miss World 1976. Damian's nickname is Junior Gong which is derived from his father's nickname of Tuff Gong. Damian has been performing since the age of 13. He shares with most of the Marley family a full-time career in music. Unlike his brothers and sisters, however, his musical specialty is "DeeJaying," the Jamaican style of "rapping."

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Rapid Ric - The Parish - March 7, 2007

Daum... it looks like Rapid Ric is all over the place these days. But Wednesday, Mar. 7th, looks like it's going down with Woodgrain Wednesdays @ The Parish with Rapid Ric, Mr. Blakes and D-Madness!

Now that looks like a tight show!

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“Rapid Ric is one of the fastest rising DJ’s in the South right now, and it’s mostly because of the skill he brings to his art form.” – Chamillionaire

While Texas’ slow and soulful underground movement went mainstream in 2005, millions of CD’s by Texas artists flew off the shelves as MTV and even the New York Times co-signed the Lone Star State. Meanwhile, every mixtape Rapid Ric dropped (Z-Ro’s Greatest Verses, Whut It Dew 2, Afta Da Relays, Getcha Weight Up, King of the Trill, Whut it Dew 3) boosted his star higher as Texas stayed hot on Atlanta's heels as the next big thing in Southern hip-hop music.

In 2006, the 25-year-old set himself even farther apart from his peers with “Before Da Relays”, “Afta Da Relays”, Chalie Boy’s “Versatyle Child”, Magno’s “City Boyz” and the 4th quarter monster “Whut It Dew 4”. He mans the pipeline of the Lone Star State's top talent, furthering the self-made legacy of Screw, Swishahouse’s Michael Watts, Chamillitary and Slim Thug’s Boss Hogg Outlaws. Rapid Ric’s Whut it Dew series – the first of which was hosted by Chamillionaire prior to his platinum debut album – has solidified his niche as a trendsetter and tastemaker by progressing Texas’ regional underground sound.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Chingo Bling - The Parish - February 21, 2007

Our favorite Tamale Kingpin... Chingo Bling is comin' to The Parish on Feb 21st with Rapid Ric! RSVP here with ME TV.

Today was a good day... pretty much the first day that I've had without jet lag... I'm getting sleepy... just waiting for a nice good fart to close out this splendid day!

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Chingo Bling (born Pedro Herrera III) is a Mexican American rapper from Houston, Texas. He is known for his gimmick as a Tamale Kingpin, dressed with his notable cowboy boots adorned with the Nike logo.

Chingo Bling graduated from Trinity University (Texas) with a BA in business administration, was a member of the national business fraternity ΑΚΨ, and is CEO and founder of the record label Big Chile Entertainment.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Devin the Dude - Spiro's - March 2, 2007

Straight outta H-Town... Devin the Dude comin' to Spiro's on March 2nd... smoooooth... with Rapid Ric and Bavu Blakes... isn't that some shit. I only wish it wasn't at Spiro's... not too fond of the place... college burnout... know what I mean... but an exception may need to be made for Devin!

Man I got gas today. Must be that milk I drank... you know how Asians be reacting to that shit. ;)

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Devin The Dude (born Devin Copeland), is a hip hop artist from Houston, Texas. Though relatively well-known among the underground hip-hop community, Devin did not achieve mainstream success until his breakout performance on the single Fuck You on Dr. Dre's 2001 album, released in 1999. Devin has released four albums, The Dude, Just Tryin' Ta Live, To Tha X-Treme and Waitin' To Inhale He was also a member of southern rap groups "Odd Squad", "Facemob", and recently has released an album with his group, The "Coughee Brothaz" entitled "Collector's Edition". Devin's work is also light-hearted and comically self-deprecating.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Car Stereo Wars - Beauty Bar - February 10, 2007

Austinist is sponsoring Your Bloody Valentine with Car Stereo Wars @ Beauty Bar this Saturday, Feb 10th.

Ooo it got cold today... good timing since I'm on vacation for the rest of the week. So I'm cozying up to some Miles Davis and The Satanic Verses.

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This Saturday night, Car Stereo (Wars) is hosting a special Valentine's-themed party with yours truly at the Beauty Bar, with sets featuring shoegaze and r&b mash-ups, portraits by Courtney Chavanell, and other special surprises.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Clipse - Emo's - March 21, 2007

Just gettin' better... Clipse @ Emo's on March 21st!

Heater guy comes tomorrow... I've been freezing my ass off... I can't wait!

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Clipse began their career in music in 1993 when they met Pharrell Williams, one half of the production team The Neptunes. Impressed with their lyrical talents, Williams formed a working relationship with the duo. He eventually helped them secure a recording contract with Elektra Records in 1997. Under Elektra and with The Neptunes handling its production, Clipse recorded their debut album, Exclusive Audio Footage. Its first single, titled "The Funeral", helped generate interest in the album from fans, but failed to make a significant commercial impact due to poor promotion from Elektra. With "The Funeral" deemed a failure, Exclusive Audio Footage itself was shelved indefinitely. Clipse were released from their record contract shortly afterward.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Poetry on the Plaza: Jazz Poetry - Harry Ransom Center - February 7, 2007

The first Poetry on the Plaza event of the year. The Harry Ransom Center starts the year off with Jazz Poetry this Wednesday @ noon, in conjunction with The American Twenties exhibit. Featuring the poetry of Langston Hughes and other.

Tight right?!? Check it out if you've got time. I unfortunately will be at work. :(

Dude... so going to lunch today... we frequent Tan Tan on Peyton Gin. Well we were taking the Peyton Gin exit off of 183 South and this driver, right in front of us, literally right in front of us, swerves left to get off the exit ramp, then changes his mind and swerves immediately right to get back on the ramp. He loses control of the car and runs into the right barrier... then runs into the left barrier. Crazy!

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Poetry on the Plaza is a monthly noontime reading series sponsored by the Ransom Center. It is generally held on the first Wednesday of each month and features the works of authors whose papers are housed at the Center. Past poets read include William Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Anne Sexton, and Dylan Thomas. Readers are drawn from the local community and have included professors and students at the university as well as local actors and authors.

The readings take place on the plaza directly east of the Ransom Center's main entrance. The Center is located at 21st and Guadalupe on the southeast corner of the university campus. Poetry on the Plaza is free and open to the public. In inclement weather, readings will be held in the Ransom Center's Lobby.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Big Daddy Kane - The Parish - February 27, 2007

Dude... 2007 is turning out to be a good year. And guess what? It's another Scion event. And you know what that means... Free bitches!

Big Daddy Kane! @ The Parish on Tuesday, Feb 27th. With Connie Price & The Keystones, DJ J.Period, and Reach. RSVP here!

Just resetting my sleep clock... tired...

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Antonio Hardy (born September 10, 1968), known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a rapper from Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn. During his career, he has worked with artists including Biz Markie, Marley Marl, Teddy Riley, Rudy Ray Moore and Barry White. Heavily influenced by Grandmaster Caz in his earlier years, he continued to improve his fast flow and freestyle battle techniques. Part of Marley Marl's legendary Juice Crew, he also penned lyrics for fellow members Biz Markie and Roxanne Shante. Kane was responsible for jump-starting and being the archetype for the career of Jay-Z, now a hugely commercially successful rapper who got his start as Kane's hypeman.

Black Sheep - Emo's - February 15, 2007

M.O.S. of Crew54 wrote in to tell us about a bomb ass show! Black Sheep @ Emo's on Feb 15th! SWEET! Poise, Crew54, Notion and the Dirty Pirates Crew also holdin' it down. Thanks M.O.S.!

So I'm outta Zurich tomorrow bitches! Back to the motherland. It's been 3 f*ckin' weeks. I'm so glad to get back... home sick. You can't even understand the craziness going on here. Updates in coming days. But I will tell you this... I now know why cats (ie. ODB) go insane in the pen.

See you fools at home... and at the shows. Can't wait.

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Black Sheep is an alternative hip-hop duo from The Bronx, New York, consisting of Andres "Dres" Titus and William "Mista Lawnge" McLean. They were a part of the Native Tongues Posse, which included The Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. They debuted in 1991 with the hit song "Flavor of the Month" and later released their first album, A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, which gained them praise and recognition in the hip-hop community for its unique rhythms and intelligent lyrics.

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing charted three times on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart in 1992 with "The Choice Is Yours" (#9), and "Strobelite Honey" (#1). Black Sheep were also featured on Vanessa Williams' album, Work To Do (#8).