Monday, August 31, 2009

Invincible - Red 7 - September 3, 2009

From the Monday's department... presents! Invincible (Detroit, MI), League of Extraordinary G'z (Da COD, Dred Skott, Lowkey of Southbound) (ATX), Perseph1 (Houston, TX), Blacklisted Individuals (ATX), Crew 54 (Killeen, TX) and DJ Crop Diggie (ATX) @ Red 7 on Sept 3rd, 9pm, $7 at the door!

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"One of the most talented emcees I've ever heard black or white, male or female..."
- Talib Kweli

"One of the best-written Hip Hop – scratch that – best-written albums to come about in some time"

"Invincible is one part emcee, three parts revolutionary, but the recipe is all Hip Hop."
- Shook Magazine

It is truly rare to find an artist like Invincible. Her spitfire wordplay has gotten her acclaim from Hip Hop fans all across the world, while her active involvement in progressive social change has taken her music beyond entertainment, and towards actualizing the change she wishes to see. Repping Detroit, MI, many are already familiar with her work with Waajeed and the Platinum Pied Pipers, Finale, the all-female ANOMOLIES crew, Black Star, and many others. Dubbed by XXL Magazine as "every A&Rs worst nightmare" for rejecting major label deals and general industry politrix, Invincible started her own record label, EMERGENCE, self-releasing her long-awaited full length LP, ShapeShifters, June, 2008.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

MSG - Spider House Cafe - August 29, 2009

From the getting my hair did department MSG "The Giants" CD Release Party @ Spider House Cafe tonight, Aug 29th! The show starts at 10pm! With art and some great local artists this should be a great show! Can't wait.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Devin the Dude - Aces Lounge - August 27, 2009

From the tease is over it's raining department... Devin the Dude @ Aces Lounge on Aug 27th! Kevin Jack, KJ Hines, Sore Losers and Table Manners Crew also strut their stuff.

----- From the guys at Texas NORML -----

TX NORML is a smaller chapter of a national organization for the reform of marijuana laws (basically we're trying to get the legislature to reduce the penalties associated with marijuana convictions and overall, trying to get the stuff legalized).

Texas NORML will have a booth at the event this Thursday. PLUS if you want to go and contact us directly for tickets, Texas NORML will get a 20% donation from those ticket sales!! So, please if you like hip-hop and want to see a badass show while also helping to support Texas NORML, then just let me know!

Think about this; if just 50 of our supporters get tickets for the Devin the Dude show on Thursday, Texas NORML will get a $200 donation!!! So, if you want to get tix for Devin the Dude, just let me know by either e-mail or phone, and we'll see you there!

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Devin Copeland, better known by his stage name, Devin the Dude, is a Houston hip hop artist. He is best known for his unique rapping style and his long career signed to Rap-A-Lot Records as well as his 2002 song Lacville '79.

Copeland started out as a member of the Odd Squad, later known as the Coughee Brothaz, a group of rappers signed to Rap-A-Lot Records. The label is notable for being the home of hip-hop artists such as Geto Boys, Scarface, and Too Much Trouble. Copeland moved on to become part of Scarface's Facemob, before going solo in 1998.[1] Copeland has released five solo albums: The Dude (1998), Just Tryin' ta Live (2002), To tha X-Treme (2004), Waitin' to Inhale (2007), and Landing Gear (2008). He also made a number of guest appearances, including on Dr. Dre's "Fuck You" in 1999, and De La Soul's "Baby Phat" in 2001.[1]

In 2008, he ended his 15 year relationship with Houston based Rap-A-Lot Records because the label failed to renew his contract.[2] Later that year, he signed with indie label Razor & Tie.[3]

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Vote: Unspoken Levels - What We Do

From the can someone get me into ACL Fest department... Unspoken Levels needs your help in winning a spot at ACL Fest. Check them out. If you dig them. Vote.


Come vote for this new Unspoken Levels song featuring Gift of Gab from Blackalicious!

Austin's Unspoken Levels is trying to get as many votes as possible before Aug. 28 to win a spot at Austin City Limits! You can vote once per day, per account. Help spread the word and good music!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Skratch Karnival - Backspin Records - August 22, 2009

From the I've got an itch department... Scratch Karnival @ Backspin Records today, Aug 22nd! Been a while since I've heard the Scratch Karnival event throwing down. Now they've found a new home maybe they'll be regular again! BYOB and scratch records and watch the Austin scratch kings work. I'd be there but I've got a volleyball bbq to host today!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Music: DJ Protege - Remix Pack Vol. 5

From the my manager quit today department... DJ Protege puts out another Remix Pack Vol. 5! Listen to it below and leave some comments letting him know what you think!

B.O.B (DJ Protege Hip Hop Edit)

Dirty Diana (DJ Protege Dance Floor Edit)

I Got Soul (DJ Protege Blend)

Set Your Ocho Free (DJ Protege Re-Edit)

Weatherman (DJ Protege Blend)

You can also download here!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Gift of Gab & Mr. Lif - Aces Lounge - September 3, 2009

From the I'll be like your medicine department... HCB Productions Presents: A Meeting of the Minds with Gift of Gab, Mr. Lif @ Aces Lounge on Sept. 3rd! Also performing Crew 54, Kevin Jack and G.King and Pharo.

Get your tix here!

More info:

Gift of Gab (born Timothy Parker, in Panorama City, CA) is an American MC best known for performing in the Bay Area hip-hop duo Blackalicious with DJ Chief Xcel. He is also a member of Quannum Projects, a Bay Area hip-hop crew and record label, and has performed and recorded as a solo artist.

Gift of Gab is often praised by critics for his rapping skills – Allmusic says he is “one of the very finest MCs to ever pick up a microphone”[1], “one of the best underground rappers in the business”[2], “his raps are jam-packed with internal rhymes, allusions, metaphors, ten-cent words, and amazing tongue-twisting feats of skill” [3], and he has been able to “redefine the art of lyrical technique”[4]. Peter Shapiro describes him as “a walking encyclopedia of MCing styles”[5], Pitchfork Media refers to his “astonishing verbal dexterity and enunciation”[6], Popmatters says he has a “nearly impenetrable reputation for style and innovation”[7], and Stylus Magazine calls him “one of the top MCs in the game”[8].

Friday, August 14, 2009

Video: Crew 54 - Pay Us No Mind

From the WFH department... Check out Crew54's latest video, "Pay Us No Mind" then scroll down and watch the latest 54 Reality Show along with the Pac Div interview!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Killah Priest - Red Fez - August 13, 2009

From the Let's go back to MYSPACE and you can TWITTER all over my FACEBOOK department... Killah Priest @ Red Fez tonight, Aug 13th!

From The Gathering:

It's also Notion's Bday Bash, since he'll be out of town on his actual bday.
Red Fez has limited capacity & this will definitely sellout.

We dropped off 100 pre-sale tix @ Waterloo Records
& their will only be 50 more tix @ the door.
If u wanna go, get a tic cause we'd rather have all our
people at the show rather than a bunch of strangers!

More info:

Walter Reed, better known as Killah Priest or simply Priest, is an American rapper and affiliate of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. He is known for intensely spiritual lyrics loaded with metaphors and religious references. He is also connected to the Black Hebrew Israelites (specifically the Israeli Church of Universal Practical Knowledge) and the Nation of Gods and Earths (Five Percenters) through his rhymes, and is known for controversial, highly Afrocentric subject matter. He is also a part of supergroup The HRSMN along with: Canibus, Ras Kass, and Kurupt.

Priest first made himself known to the hip hop world rapping on two songs on the Gravediggaz album 6 Feet Deep in 1994 (1994), and followed this with appearances on two Wu-Tang Clan solo albums, Ol' Dirty Bastard's Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version and GZA's Liquid Swords, both from 1995 (see 1995 in music). Liquid Swords in fact included a Killah Priest solo track titled "B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)". Also in 1995, Priest formed the group Sunz Of Man with rappers Hell Razah, 60 Second Assassin, Prodigal Sunn. Initially Sunz Of Man included Shabazz the Disciple, who had previously been in a duo with Priest called The Disciples, but Shabazz left the group amicably a year after its formation.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Method Man & Redman - Emo's - August 9, 2009

From the paddle 12 miles department... Method Man & Redman @ Emo's tonight, Aug 9th! With Ghostface Killah, Duo Live and ATX own DJ Tats!


Hmm. Boy I'm gonna try to make this. Holla at me if you're going!

More info:

Method Man & Redman, also known as Red & Meth, Doc & Meth or Mr. Meth and Funk Doc, are a hip hop duo, consisting of rap superstars Method Man (of Wu-Tang Clan) and Redman (of Def Squad). The duo, who've known each other since they were kids, reunited in 1994 on tour and met again in 1995 in the recording studio of 2Pac's "Got My Mind Made Up" for his multi-platinum album All Eyez on Me. After this they had friendly battles freestyling with each other on Yo! MTV Raps which led to their collaboration single How High. They recorded many tracks together until they finally released Blackout! in 1999. A 10 years reunion sequel, Blackout! 2 was released in 2009.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Atmosphere - Stubb's - August 5, 2009

From the finding balance department... Atmosphere @ Stubb's tomorrow night, Aug. 5th! Also performing Eyedea & Abilities.

Get your tix here!

More info:

Atmosphere is an American hip hop group. The members are rapper Slug (born Sean Daley, September 7, 1972) and DJ/producer Ant (born Anthony Davis), former member and Co-founder Spawn (born Derek Turner), who left the group after the release of "Overcast!". Active in various forms since 1993, they are one of the most commercially successful and long-lived independent hip hop artists.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

De La Soul - Emo's - August 1, 2009

From the year rolls by department... De La Soul @ Emo's tonight, August 1st!

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De La Soul is an American hip hop group formed in 1987 in Long Island, New York.[1] They are best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap and alternative hip hop subgenres. The members are Kelvin Mercer (Posdnuos, Mercenary, Plug Wonder Why, Plug One), David Jude Jolicoeur (Trugoy the Dove, Dave, Plug Two) and Vincent Mason (P.A. Pasemaster Mase, Maseo, Plug Three). The three formed the group in high school and caught the attention of producer Paul Huston (Prince Paul) with a demo tape of the song "Plug Tunin'". Prince Paul was also sometimes referred to as Plug Four. The "Plug" names are alleged to come from the numbers that each bandmate's microphone was labeled on the soundboard. Posdnuos was always plugged into plug one, Trugoy was plugged into plug two, and so forth.