Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Scarface - Spiro's - August 8, 2008

From the Last Lecture department... Thanks to Andy for the heads up! Scarface @ Spiro's on August 8th!

Tix are $15 and you can get them here.


I'm a computer scientist / software developer, so the passing of Randy Pausch really hits home. Randy Pausch is a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He is very inspirational and everyone should definitely watch The Last Lecture on YouTube.

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Brad Jordan (born in New Jersey[citation needed]), better known by his stage name Scarface (and formerly Akshen) is an American rapper originally known for his work as a member of The Geto Boys.

He has been a solo artist since 1991, becoming one of the most popular southern rappers in the business, while maintaining ties to The Geto Boys.

Scarface began his career as Akshen (pronounced Action) recording solo for Lil' Troy's Short Stop Records, a local label in Houston. He would go on to sign with Rap-A-Lot Records and join a group who were collectively known as Ghetto Boys replacing one member who left, later respelled Geto Boys, and released Grip It! On That Other Level (1989), a highly successful LP that garnered the group a large fanbase, in spite of their violent lyrics keeping them far from radio and MTV.

Akshen changed his name to Scarface (he also changed his flow from a rapid-fire Kool G Rap-like delivery to normal flow, this time with a darker tone), after the film Scarface, saying he felt that the main character of the movie was like him in many ways.[citation needed] He then released his debut solo album, Mr. Scarface Is Back. The album was a success, and Scarface's popularity soon overshadowed the other Geto Boys. Scarface remained in the group while releasing a series of solo albums that kept him in the public view with increasing sales. This peaked with 2000s The Last of a Dying Breed, which received overwhelmingly positive reviews and sales, and earned him Lyricist of the Year at the 2001 Source Awards.[1]

Monday, July 28, 2008

Snoop Dogg - The Backyard - August 2-3, 2008

From the can't take a joke department... Snoop Dogg & 311 @ The Backyard on Aug 2nd & 3rd! The Dogg Father graces us for 2 days?!? Is that because we are the most "liberal" of all the Texas cities and you know what that means... puff... puff... pass...

I've heard that it's pretty dry these days, don't know why I know that. ;)

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Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr.[1] (born October 20, 1971), better known by his stage name Snoop Dogg (previously Snoop Doggy Dogg), is a Grammy Award-nominated American rapper, record producer, and actor. Snoop is best known as an MC in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of producer Dr. Dre's most notable protégés. His catch phrase is "-izzle," a slang term developed by Oakland, California rap group 3X Krazy in the mid-1990s and popularized primarily by fellow Bay Area rapper E-40.[2]

His mother nicknamed him "Snoopy" as a child because of the way he dressed and because of his love of the cartoon Peanuts; he took the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg when he began recording. He changed his name to Snoop Dogg in 1998, when he left his original record label Death Row Records and signed with No Limit Records.[3]

Snoop Dogg was born in Long Beach, California, the son of Beverly Tate and Vernell Varnado, who was a singer and postal worker.[4] He began performing at an early age in Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church church and began rapping in sixth grade.[5] He was playing piano at age five and doing plays. He credits this experience with helping him be comfortable performing in front of people and losing stage fright.[6] Snoop Dogg attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School,[7] then changed to Lindhberg High School[8] and was later convicted for cocaine trafficking and served six months at the Wayside County Jail,[9](Snoop mentioned in his reality show, "Snoop Dogg's Father Hood", that his uncle was influential in his family moving to Los Angeles from Southern Mississippi, proving the rarely mentioned rumor that he was originally from there). Snoop Dogg was a member of a local Crips gang in Long Beach.[10] Snoop Dogg's conviction caused him to be in and out of prison for the first three years after he graduated from high school. Snoop thus followed up on the homemade rap tapes that he had made with his cousin Nate Dogg and best friend Warren G (stepbrother of Dr. Dre of N.W.A). Originally, Snoop's and Nate's cousin Lil' 1/2 Dead was also part of the group, called 213, named after the Long Beach area code at the time. This was largely in homage to Richie Rich's group 415, which was named for the (then) area code of Oakland, California (now the area code of San Francisco and its northern neighbor Marin County). One of his early solo freestyle over En Vogue's "Hold on" had made it to a mixtape, which was heard by Dr. Dre, who phoned to invite him to an audition. Former N.W.A member The D.O.C. taught him how to structure his lyrics and separate the thematics into verses, hooks and chorus.[11] Several of his cousins also became hip hop artists and Aftermath collaborators, including RBX, Joe Cool, and his cousins, Nate Dogg and Daz Dillinger. He's also the nephew of Soul/Gospel singer Willie Norwood and cousin of his R&B singing children Ray J and Brandy and he recently released "Smokin Trees" with Ray J and a duet with Brandy was pre-recorded for Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, but was not part of the album.[12]

Friday, July 25, 2008

Killer Mike - The Parish - July 26, 2008

From the late to play volleyball but constipated department... Killer Mike @ The Parish on July 26th! Some of the heavy hitters are comin' out for this show, also performing will be Kush, Fat Tony, Dred Skott, Gerald G, Southbound, Fresh Boy Crew, DJ Dirk Diggla and DJ Rapid Ric.


Heading out to Zilker to see if I can catch some volleyball! Holla...

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Michael Render, better known by his stage name Killer Mike (born April 20, 1975) is an American rapper, signed to Grind Time Official through the SMC/Fontana Distribution. He made his debut appearance on "Snappin' and Trappin'" on OutKast's 2000 LP Stankonia, and also appeared on the Grammy-winning song, "The Whole World", the single from OutKast's greatest hits album Big Boi and Dre Present...OutKast. He was featured in the movies 20 Funerals, Idlewild, and ATL

Killer Mike released his debut album, Monster, in 2003. The album's lead single was "Akshon (Yeah!)", it featured OutKast on guest vocals, and was included on the soundtrack to the 2004 version of EA Sports popular video game Madden NFL. He even made a Madden '04 remix of "Akshon (Yeah!)" for the game. Following the release of his own material, he appeared on "Flip Flop Rock" and "Bust" on the Speakerboxx half of Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. He also appeared on "Southern Takeover" with Pastor Troy on Chamillionaire's CD The Sound of Revenge. His second album "Ghetto Extraordinary" has had its release date pushed back several times due to disputes between Big Boi and Sony Records. 1

Killer Mike has also performed as a voice actor. He plays a rapper/actor, turned President of the United States, named Taqu'il in the Adult Swim cartoon Frisky Dingo. According to an article published in the June 2007 issue of XXL, Killer Mike addressed why he left the Purple Ribbon roster. He stated that he felt as if Purple Ribbon was the equivalent to the "Clippers," while he wanted to join the "Lakers."[citation needed]

On April 21, 2008, Killer Mike performed at the 2008 National Forensics Association National Tournament at Tennessee State University.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Aesop Rock - Emo's - July 25, 2008

From the workin' like a dog department... Thanks to Randy G for the heads up! Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, DJ Big Wiz, and Perseph One @ Emo's tomorrow, July 25.


Went to a great session today at Austin Inventors. I highly recommend it for those who are inventors and want to network with other inventors. I however did recommend that they provide beer next time to boost attendance! :)

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Aesop Rock (born Ian Matthias Bavitz on May 11, 1976) is an American hip hop artist. He was at the forefront of the new wave of underground acts that emerged during the late 1990s/early 2000s. He is signed to El-P's Definitive Jux label and is a current member of The Weathermen.

A Huntington, Long Island, New York-born MC, Aesop initially recorded and released two self-financed records, Music for Earthworms (1997), featuring underground legend Percee P on two tracks, and the Appleseed EP (1999), while also working as a waiter. These two independent releases are widely sought after in the underground scene.[citation needed]

After moving to the Mush label, Aesop released his first major album, Float (2000), with guest appearances from Vast Aire, Slug, and Dose One. Production was split between Blockhead and Aesop himself, with one track by Omega One.

Shortly after releasing Float, Aesop Rock signed to Manhattan-based label Definitive Jux (commonly shortened to Def Jux), where he released Labor Days, an album dedicated to the discussion of labor in American society and the concept of "wage slaves". This album was most well known for its single "Daylight." Because of its popularity, Daylight was re-released in 2002 as a 7-track EP, including an "alternative" new version of the song, "Night Light," whose paraphrased lyrics simultaneously refer back to, and stand in stark opposition to, the original's.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Nas - Emo's - August 24, 2008

From the girls from the 80's have a bush bigger than a thong department... Thanks to Raul for the heads up! Nas, Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica and DJ Green Lantern @ Emo's on Aug 21st!

Daum, tickets are $30! I'm gonna have to decide if I want Mario Kart! Get your tix here!


So Imma have a Saki and Wii party, so if you've got some good Saki choices, lemme know!

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Nasir Jones (born September 14, 1973), better known by his stage name Nas, formerly Nasty Nas, is an American rapper. The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, Nas is well known for his 1994 debut album Illmatic.[1] This album established Nas as one of hip-hop's most profound lyricists, introducing his alleged signature poetic style. He has since then been regarded as one of hip-hop's greatest MCs [1]. Raised in the notorious Queensbridge housing projects in New York City, he represents a continuation of a hip-hop tradition in Queensbridge that has spanned through early hip-hop, including the Juice Crew and Mobb Deep.

Nas, whose given name Nasir means "helper and protector" in Arabic, spent the first years of his life in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.[2] His father Olu Dara was a jazz trumpeter and his mother Fannie Ann Jones was a Postal Service worker. He has one sibling, a brother named Jabari who assumes the alias Jungle. While in Brooklyn, Nas would listen to his father's trumpet in his house's stoop at age four.[3] The family soon after moved to the Queensbridge Houses, the largest public housing project in the United States. Olu Dara left the household in 1986, when Nas was 13, and Ann Jones raised her two boys on her own. Nas soon dropped out of school in the eighth grade.[4] He educated himself, reading about African culture and civilization, 120° Lessons, the Bible,[5] and the Qur'an.[6] He also studied the origin of hip hop music, taping records that played on his local radio station.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Dizzee Rascal - Emo's - July 21, 2008

From the haven't had a proper meal all weekend department... Dizzee Rascal, Aaron LaCrate, and Crew54 @ Emo's on July 21st!


Damn, I'm starving over here! Outta groceries and I've been too lazy to go, it's really a sad, sad situation. :(

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Dylan Mills (born 1 November 1985 in Bow, East London[1]), known professionally as Dizzee Rascal, is an English rapper, record producer and occasional actor. His (largely self-composed) music is a blend of garage MCing, conventional rap, grime and ragga, with extremely eclectic samples and more exotic styles. His debut album, Boy in da Corner, won him the 2003 Mercury Prize.

Dizzee grew up in the East End of London in South Bow on a council estate. As a teenager, he was detained for stealing cars and robbing a pizza deliveryman, and expelled from four secondary schools.[1] Jeff Chang in his article titled Future Shock explains Dizzee Rascal as a "fatherless child coming up in the East London council estates, aimless youth failed by the schools and the system but saved by music, bedroom beat-head who went top of the pops by representing his streets but can't escape their judgment. Right outside his front door, mates have turned predators...Childhood school chums who grow up to knife and shoot each other. There are no great leaps here. The daily is never routine. There are only moments for Dizzee to capture, encapsulate, and preserve, griot-like." [2] A sympathetic music teacher introduced him to music production on a school computer.[1] He began MCing on pirate radio and at raves at fifteen, but since his mainstream success he has distanced himself from the now growing scene. He used to be a member of the Roll Deep crew, until a conflict with former friend Wiley.

Having participated in their summer programmes as a teenager, Dizzee is now a patron of Tower Hamlets Summer University[3].

His acting debut came in a cameo appearance in London-based black gangster film Rollin' with the Nines (2006) where he played a drug dealer.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ticket Giveaway: Hieroglyphics - Emo's - July 19, 2008

From the want to win free tickets department... Win tickets to the Hieroglyphics show @ Emo's on July 19th! Just email me by Friday @ emptyonline@gmail.com with why you deserve these tickets!

Special guests include Blue Scholars, Musab, Tanya Morgan, and Knobody!


So with the popularity of Guitar Hero and Rock Band, I am curious why there is no RapStar or Hip Hop Band. I mean you could perform on the Wii to Tupac on a mic and also have backup singers. And the best, have those Dance Dance Revolution pads and have backup dancers!

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Hieroglyphics, also known as the Hieroglyphics Crew and Hiero, are an American underground hip hop collective based in Oakland, California. The collective was founded in the early-1990s by rapper Del tha Funkee Homosapien.

The Hieroglyphics are hip hop visionaries, combining fundamentally sound deliveries and intelligent lyrical content with smooth, original and sometimes jazzy or funky beats and samples.[1] Since their inception, Hieroglyphics have amassed a dedicated following of die-hard fans largely through their live concerts, podcasts ("Hierocasts"), and promotion through the collective's own website.[2]

The collective is also known for its ubiquitous, three-eyed, straight-lipped face logo that figures prominently on their albums, website, stickers, and clothing (worn by both the collective's members, as well as fans).[3]

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

B-Ball n Beats - Alamo Park - July 19, 2008

From the ... department... The Better Hip Hop Bureau is hosting B-Ball n Beats @ Alamo Park on July 19th. B-Ball n Beats is a a 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament for teens 13 to 17. Hot beats and a hip hop halftime show...

Catch more info here.

Soulja Boy - Travis County Expo Center - July 19, 2008

From the it's certainly a heatwave department... Soulja Boy, Paul Wall, Lil Boosie, and Lil Wil @ Travis County Expo Center on July 19th for the Heatwave car show. If I read that right, maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me, there looks to be a wet t-shirt contest @ Paradox. I'm all for wet t-shirt contests as long as it doesn't include dudes. Sorry ladies, either get wet or get your wet willies else where. :)


So it's been a minute since I've had the Wii and my back hurts and I think my elbow is out of socket and needs serious medical attention! If you've got a Wii, register mii and send a message! My Wii number is 4061 7816 2325 0660.

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DeAndre Ramone Way (born July 28, 1990), better known by his stage name Soulja Boy Tell 'em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper. In September 2007, his single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was initially self-published on the Internet, and it became a number-one hit in the United States for seven non-consecutive weeks starting in September 2007.

Early life

Born DeAndre Ramone Way in Chicago, Illinois on July 28, 1990,[1] Way moved from Chicago to Atlanta, Georgia at age seven,[3] where he became interested in rap music.[4] At age 14, he moved to Batesville, Mississippi with his father, who provided a recording studio for Way to explore his musical ambitions.[1][3]


In November 2005, Way posted his songs on the video-based social community YouTube. Following positive reviews on the site, Soulja Boy then established his own web pages on YouTube and MySpace.[5][6] In March 2007, he recorded "Crank That" and released his first independent album Unsigned and Still Major, followed by a low-budget video filmed demonstrating the "Soulja Boy" dance. By the end of May 2007, "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" received its first airplay and Soulja Boy met with Mr. Collipark to sign a deal with Interscope Records.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ticket Giveaway: Ice Mike - Whisky Bar - July 19, 2008

From the I used to misspell Whisk(e)y Bar too department... Richard Henry and Austin Hip-Hop Scene are giving away a pair of tickets and an autograph by Ice Mike @ Whisky Bar on July 19th! To win the tickets and autograph, all you gotta do is shoot us an email of why you should get the tickets by Wednesday night, July 16th! Send me an email @ emptyonline@gmail.com!

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It's goin' down my peoples! And I need your help spreading the word on this one for sure. Legendary New Orleans Bounce Music Originator ICE MIKE will be making his first Austin appearance ever on Saturday July 19th with special guests DJ Chill and Mr. Cree. Ice Mike produced a lot of the early New Orleans mega hits, most notably Bust Down's "Nasty Bitch," and his own "Slammin' Theeze Hoez." He's worked with legends like Tre-8, DJ Jimi, Joe Blakk, Code 6, Mystikal, Tim Smooth and More. His history is rich, and he's back hard in the game. Come check out New Orleans bounce music as it was meant to be presented.

DJ Chill used to share an apartment – and a set of turntables – with the Legendary DJ Screw. Screw made mixtapes, while Chill set the clubs of Houston on fire. He was one of the first to play New Orleans bounce in Texas and is hands down one of the best hype men on the club scene. He will spin an early set of classics, and also assist Ice Mike with getting the crowd hyped. A DJ Chill DJ night is not to be missed.

Mr. Cree is a member of the Superstar DJ's, a highly active DJ crew based in Austin, TX. He was a member of one of Austin's earliest hip hop collectives – The Guarden – in the late 80's and later made a name for himself as one third of the ground breaking hip-hop trio Sociopath Left.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Ticket Giveaway: Devin the Dude - The Parish Room - August 1, 2008

From the puff, puff, pass department... N8Dawg and Austin Hip-Hop Scene are giving away a couple tickets to one lucky person to the Devin the Dude concert @ The Parish Room on August 1st!

Here's how you can win the tickets. Send me an email @ emptyonline@gmail.com of your funniest weed story (ok if you don't toke, just send me a funny story) by Monday, July 14th and the funniest, craziest story as determined by me will win 2 free tickets to the show!

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Devin the Dude (born Devin Copeland) is a Houston hip hop rapper, known for his long career signed to Rap-A-Lot Records. The New York Times called him "A brilliant oddball with a spaced-out flow."[1]

Born in St. Petersburg, FL, and later moved to Texas while in the fourth grade. As a child he went back and forth from New Boston and Houston and finally settled in the latter after he graduated high school. In the late '80s, Devin met Rob Quest, a blind rapper and producer who was part of a Houston crew called the Coughee Brothas. Later on, the duo formed a group named the Odd Squad and recruited Devin's long-time friend Jugg Mugg and a local DJ named DJ Screw. While not having been able to achieve mainstream success, Devin has developed a following in underground hip hop due to his relaxed and often comedic approach to lyrics and rhyming.

Copeland started out as a member of Odd Squad, a group of rappers signed to Rap-A-Lot Records, home of fellow rappers Geto Boys, Scarface, Too Much Trouble, etc. Odd Squad released their first album Fadanuf Fa Erybody!! in 1994. A follow-up has been rumored, but no official release date has been set.[citation needed]

Between 1994 and 1996, Devin made various guest appearances, most notably on "Hand of the Dead Body" (from Scarface's The Diary), where he sang the hook. In 1995, he was recruited as part of Scarface's supergroup Facemob, which released The Other Side of the Law in 1996 and the almost secret Silence in 2002, though the latter was created without Scarface and Devin.

The world got a first glimpse of Devin as a solo artist on Scarface's 1998 double album My Homies, which featured early versions of "Boo Boo'n" and "Show 'Em", and "Fuck Faces". Later that year, Devin emerged as a fully-fledged solo artist with the release of his album, The Dude.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Mic Skills - Troubadour Saloon - July 11, 2008

From the is that a dirty dump truck driving from Houston to Austin department... Mic Skills (H-Town), Mike & Ike (ATX), Global (ATX), and Hero (H-Town) @ Troubadour Saloon on July 11th! Free show!


So my coworker just found out that she is pregnant and some how the conversation led to how dirty the birth is. I guess it's pretty expected conversation with me. :) I continued to tell her how giving birth causes you to shit. And the best was when I told her that the piece of meat between her private and asshole sometimes tears apart and they have to sew it back together!

Freedom Summer - Historic Victory Grill - July 11, 2008

From the someone went photoshop crazy department... Thanks to Kenavon for the heads up! Freedom Summer: A Hip Hop for Justice Concert @ Historic Victory Grill on July 11th with Blacklisted, Global, Dred Skott, and Element7D!

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On July 11, 2008 at the Historic Victory Grill, the Austin chapter of the National HipHop Political Convention, Poder and the ACLU Central Texas Chapter will host "The Freedom Summer:" A HipHop for Justice Concert.

The Freedom Summer Concert brings together some of the Austin's' finest HipHop artists, social justice organizations, and activists to entertain, educate and organize members of the community around issues concerning police misconduct, racial profiling and the impact of the war on drugs.

Talented emcees such as Blacklisted, Element 7d, Global, Mirage , Rance Noble and Dred Skott, will rock the mic while licensed attorneys will present Know Your Rights and Cop Watch Trainings for all attendees. The Police Monitors office will also be on hand to inform attendees on how to properly file police complaints.

Doors open at 7pm.

7-9Open mic, poetry and spoken word from The Young Scholars For Justice

10-2am HipHop acts/Know Your Rights trainings

5$ Donations.

The Historic Victory Grill is located on 1104 East. 11th Street, Austin, TX 78702

All proceeds from the show will go towards scholarships for young people to attend the National HipHop Political Conference August 1-3 in Las Vegas.

For more information about the National HipHop Political convention please go to www.nhhpc.org

For more information about the local Austin chapter of the National HipHop Political Convention please go to www.nhhpcatxloc.wordpress.com

Monday, July 07, 2008

Higher Than Why - Ruta Maya - July 10, 2008

From the draggin after the 4 day weekend department... Thanks to Nathan for the heads up! Higher Than Why @ Ruta Maya on July 10th! Also hittin' you with that progressive hip hop is Ratarue and Betaplayer!

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Born out of the improvisational recording project mweepo, Higher Than Why began in late 2003 as a three piece based in Austin, Texas. Consisting of the formerly untapped rapping menace-to-the-powers-that-be Josh Logan (Justice) and the innovative beat making and production collaboration of Zack Logan and Steve Varner (Dr. Delivery), Higher Than Why was originally only a recording project with beats, bass lines and melodies made from computer loop sequencers. Bear vs Shark is the trio's debut, and the incendiary album is a DIY labor of love - self-recorded, produced, printed and released.

In August 2004, the group decided to take to the stage. Because both Steve and Zack have been gigging musicians for years, the trio chose to use instrumentation to recreate their electronic album for live shows. With Justice on the mic, Zack on drums, and Dr. D on bass, they then recruited keyboardist Jake Kithcart.

In terms of content, they are still a socio-political, world-conscious hiphop band. Major lyrical influences include Chuck D, De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest. In terms of music their sound is now an eclectic fusion of hiphop, funk, soul, jazz and reggae. Their major musical influences include Beastie Boys, The Beatles, Blackalicious, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Pong and The Roots.

Higher Than Why maintains a focused mission to promote the spread of social discussion along with musical innovation. They regard music not only as entertainment, but also as a powerful tool for communication and for affecting change. This is evident in their lyrical message as well as their dedication.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

DJ Blurray - Bayou Lounge - July 10, 2008

From the straining to read the flyer department... Thanks to DJ Blurray for the heads up! DJ Blurray B-Day Bash @ Bayou Lounge on July 10th!

Green City, outta Killeen, TX, is about to drop a new album in collabo with Scarface. Catch them at the show and we'll be expecting great things from them!

There are many other performers, but the flyer's too hard to read for me.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Himself - Karma Lounge - July 10, 2008

From the meeting random ex's on facebook department... Himself @ Karma Lounge on July 10th!


Ah got the next 2 days off! What will I do? Anyone want to chill with me at a coffee shop? Does anyone know if Expose has wireless? :)

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Los Bad Apples - The Belmont - July 4, 2008

From the I bet she does the Superman department... Thanks to Anita Benner for the heads up! Los Bad Apples, a Latin Hip Hop band, consisting of Anita Benner, Zeale, and former members of Kumbia Kings, Menudo & Grupo Fantasma will be premiering their new music video "Don't Stop" @ The Belmont on July 4th!


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Los Bad Apples plays a high-energy fusion of Hip Hop with Reggaeton, Cumbia, Flamenco, Samba & Salsa. Band members include the sweet songstress, Anita Benner, critically acclaimed MC Zeale who was a finalist in the World Rap Championships of 2007, as well as former members of Kumbia Kings, Menudo & Grupo Fantasma.

Less than a year after coming together Los Bad Apples has managed to stir up an exciting buzz and garner unprecedented attention earning a spot opening for Grammy-winner Ludacris as well as the rising starlet Duffy at a private SXSW showcase. Since then the group has opened for Grammy winners Oscar D'Leon and Me'Shell Ndegeocello, they've gotten the crowd dancing at Pachanga Fest and Pride Fest and they've appeared on various radio and television programs. In March they released their debut CD, Los Bad Apples, and in July they'll unveil their first music video, Don't Stop – Muevelo.