Sunday, February 28, 2010

Revolutionary Microphone - Aces Lounge - February 28, 2010

From the sleepy department... Revolutionary Microphone @ Aces Lounge tonight, Feb 28th with performances by Gidon the Mighty Warrior, Public Offenders and The Cipher.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Austin Hip-Hop Scene iPhone App Released!

From the Available on the App Store department...

It's official. The Austin Hip-Hop Scene iPhone App is now on the App Store! Now you can get your Austin Hip-Hop News on the go!

The app is free so go download it now!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/austin-hip-hop-scene/id329790289?mt=8

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Also available, the 08IsSoGreat iPhone App is also in the App Store!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/08issogreat/id323508391?mt=8

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Common - Corbin J. Robertson Center - February 26th, 2010

From the big up Southwestern U department... Thanks to Katie for the shout out! Common @ Corbin J. Robertson Center this Friday, Feb 26th!

Details here!

Doors Open at 7:00pm, Show Starts at 8:00pm

Tickets:
$10 with Southwestern Student I.D.
$15 with Southwestern Faculty or Staff I.D.
$20 General Admission
Call (512) 863-1345 for more information





More info:

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. (born March 13, 1970), better known by his stage name Common (previously Common Sense), is an American rapper and actor.

Common debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? and maintained a significant underground following into the late 90s, after which he gained notable mainstream success through his work with the Soulquarians. His first major label album, Like Water for Chocolate, received widespread critical acclaim and moderate commercial success. Its popularity was matched by 2005's Be, which was nominated in the 2006 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album. Common was awarded his second Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, for "Southside" (featuring Kanye West) (from Finding Forever), his first awarded in 2003 for Best R&B Song for "Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop)" with Erykah Badu.[2][3] His best-of album Thisisme Then was released on November 27, 2007. Common has also initiated a burgeoning acting career, starring significant roles in such films as Smokin' Aces, Street Kings, American Gangster, Wanted, and Terminator Salvation.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

TRUE - South Austin Soul - February 26, 2010

From the what's this white stuff department... TRUE presented by Mofoz Visualz and South Austin Soul @ South Austin Soul on Feb 26th!

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MOFOZ VISUALZ and SOUTH AUSTIN SOUL present TRUE.

A night of Hip Hop with a house party vibe...just like the good ole days.

Enjoy some of Austin's most prolific hip hop acts such as
Phranchyze, Dubb Sicks, Crew 54, Jaysin and Muggsy Flows of The Word Association and hip hop band CO Jack Crew ( feat Khalil formerly of Breakfast Club Crew)...all this and the homie DJ Rock Well holding down turntable duties.

This event will start at 9pm and go on til it stops....some say it never stops.

Complimentary Refreshments and BYODrinks.
2801 Manchaca pretty much where S.Lamar meets (located behind Far Out Furnishings)

Preferred $5 donation to benefit the non-profit venue/art space South Austin Soul

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

1 Take Live Mixtape - The 5th Gallery - February 19. 2010

From the it's Friday department... Check out The 5th Gallery tonight for a live mixtape online streaming!

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ONE TAKE live mixtape is coming at you webcast live from THE FIFTH GALLERY...yet again!
FEB 18 2010 9pm-10pm Central Time.

This 2nd edition of the mixtape series will feature Austin MC's Dubb Sicks, CREW 54, Japanese Jesus, and Lowkey of SOUTHBOUND.
DJ JAZZ ONE will be providing beats.

The event will be webcast at 9pm central time.
OFFSHOOT MEDIA will be in the house to shoot the event....website information coming soon for the webcast...stay tuned

Mystik Journeymen - The Independent - February 19, 2010

From the it's nutts out there department... Mystik Journeymen @ The Independent tonight, Feb 19th!



Wednesday, February 17, 2010

In the Pink - Aces Lounge - February 18, 2010

From the wake up call department... In the Pink @ Aces Lounge tomorrow night, Feb 18th! Also in the house, Phranchyze, Tee Double, A.U.X. and DJ Rock Well.



Monday, February 15, 2010

D-Madness, Brannen Temple & Bavu Blakes - The Parish - February 17, 2010

From the I hate this weather department... D-Madness, Brannen Temple & Bavu Blakes @ The Parish on Feb 17th!

Unexpectedly caught Brannen Temple last night at The Elephant Room and what a treat! So this show at The Parish will definitely be a hoot with 3 of Austin's own.



Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wale - Republic Live - February 12, 2010

From the lookin' at me department... Wale @ Republic Live tomorrow night, Feb 12th!





More info:

Olubowale Folarin (born September 21, 1984), better known by his stage name Wale (pronounced /wɑːleɪ/), is an American hip hop artist from Washington, D.C. He rose to prominence in 2006, when his song "Dig Dug (Shake It)" became popular in his hometown. Wale became locally recognized and continued recording music for the regional audience. Producer Mark Ronson discovered Wale in 2007 and signed Wale to his Allido Records in 2007. While signed to that label, Wale released several mixtapes and appeared in national media including MTV News and various urban magazines. In 2008, Wale signed to Interscope Records, and his debut album Attention Deficit was released in 2009 with the singles "Chillin", "World Tour", and "Pretty Girls".

Wale was born in Washington, D.C.[1] His parents are of the Yoruba ethnic group of southwestern Nigeria and came to the United States from Austria in 1979. He has two older brothers, one of whom, Alvin, lives in New York City working for a record label. Wale's family first lived in the Northwest section of Washington.[2] His father worked as a cab driver in the D.C. area.[3] He graduated from Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg in 2001 and moved to Largo, Maryland in 2003.[4] Wale attended Robert Morris College and Virginia State University on football scholarships, then transferred to Bowie State University but dropped out.[1][2] Wale's boyhood love of the game of football and the Washington Redskins has led to a longstanding rumor that Wale has a tattoo of tight end Chris Cooley.[5]

KRS-One - The Scoot Inn - February 13, 2010

From the Temple of Hip Hop department... Check out KRS-One @ The Scoot Inn on Feb. 13th! Not every day you'll get to see a living legend! Definitely a must see!

Get your tix here!





More info:

Lawrence Parker (born August 20, 1965), better known by his stage name KRS-One, is an American MC and producer. Over his career, he has been known by several pseudonyms including "Kris Parker," "The Blastmaster," "The Teacha," and "The Philosopher."[2] At the 2008 BET Awards, KRS-One was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for all his work and effort towards the Stop the Violence Movement as well as the overall pioneering of hip-hop music and culture.

Parker was born in Brooklyn[1] but grew up in Soundview and Mott Haven (Millbrook Housing projects being directly referred to in his lyrics) neighborhoods of the South Bronx section of New York City. In his teenage years, he frequently accompanied the Hare Krishnas and was subsequently nicknamed "Krisna", hence "Kris". "KRS-One" was originally Parker's graffiti tag, short for "Kris Number One". He began using it as his stage name and later devised a backronym for the name: "Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone" or "Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everybody".
KRS-One has been a vegetarian since his youth[3].

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Myka 9 - Flamingo Cantina - February 8, 2010

From the tough questions department... Myka 9 @ Flamingo Cantina tomorrow night, Feb 8th! Early show!





More info:

Myka 9 (born Michael Troy) is a rapper from Los Angeles.

Originally known as Microphone Mike, in the 80s he was a member of the MC Aces with Aceyalone and Spoon Iodine. As one of the founding members of Freestyle Fellowship, Myka 9 was instrumental in the scene at the Good Life Cafe in the early 90s. (Timetable contains some of his live recordings from the Good Life Cafe open-mic.) As one of the most stylistically advanced rappers at the Good Life, Myka 9 has had a profound influence on L.A. underground hip hop and freestyle rapping in general. Discussing the influence of Myka 9's song "7th Seal," released in 1991 on Freestyle Fellowship's To Whom It May Concern, Ellay Khule said, " '7th Seal' blew everybody's mind for at least 2 years straight. People studied that shit backwards and forwards -- even we don't know all those words. That made everybody say like 'I gotta get a tape out' or 'I can't rap like so-and-so no more. I can't be in 80s, now we movin' to the 90s.' That totally transferred our musical thought." Drummer and producer JMD said, "Mike was like the Charlie Parker of all these motherfuckers."

He is known for rapid-fire, jazz-influenced, melodic rapping, often incorporating singing and occasionally scatting into his songs. Myka has said of his style, “My rhymes take the direction of a jazz trumpet or sax solo, like Miles or Trane, if I was to rhyme in the same meter as those notes . . . that’s my concept.”

Friday, February 05, 2010

arrhythmia - The Vortex - February 5–20, 2010

From the worth seeing department... arrhythmia @ The Vortex, Feb 5th - 20th! Great show. Definitely worth seeing.

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VORTEX Repertory Company and UpRise! Productions proudly present the world premiere of the newest hip-hop theater performance piece written and directed by award-winning playwright, Zell Miller III.

arrhythmia examines love, in all of its ugliness and splendor. This urban odyssey utilizes elements of hip-hop, contemporary movement, and lyrical slam-style poetry in this challenging, musical, political, breathtaking experience for all audiences.

Featuring performances from Ebony Stewart, Sean Tate, Aaron Sanders, and introducing Toni Ringgold, as four spirits on a journey: Love, Forgiveness, Remorse, and Elation. Original music by DJ S.T.A.T.I.K. and guitarist Buddy Cannon. Choreography from Ananda Mayi Moss. PR Photo by Bonnie Cullum.

Zell Miller III is an interdisciplinary theater/performance poet. His play, Radio Silence, premiered at The VORTEX last season and won the B. Iden Payne Award for Best Original Script. His one-man show my child, my child, my alien child, won the Award for Best Original Script from the Austin Critics’ Table in 2007. Zell is also the creator and co-producer of the Hip-Hop Theater Explosion which features poets, MC’s, DJ’s, dancers, and musicians in a theatrical variety show. He also hosts “Speaking the Spoken: The Art of Verse” a monthly open mic series at The VORTEX. He has been a featured poet at SxSW Fest and has opened for legendary artists such as Nikki Giovianni and The Last Poets. As one of the premiere hip-hop theater artists in the country, Zell is proud to bring this art form to his home city, Austin.

arrhythmia is a great way to honor Black History Month (February). Ask about Valentine’s Day Specials with Cake and Wine.

Tickets: $30-$10
Available on-line www.vortexrep.org or at 512-478-LAVA (5282)

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Help Hip Hop Help Haiti - Flamingo Cantina - February 4, 2010

From the hope department... Help Hip Hop Help Haiti @ Flamingo Cantina tomorrow, Feb 4th! Check out Higher Than Why, Ratarue, Parking, Stormshadow and Grimnasty! 100% of the cover goes directly to The Red Cross!