Friday, April 30, 2010

The Robot Parade - Beauty Bar - April 30, 2010

From the here i come department... The Robot Parade @ Beauty Bar tonight, April 30th! Zeale is releasing his latest album.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Nipsey Hussle - Aces Lounge - April 30, 2010

From the counting the days department... Nipsey Hussle @ Aces Lounge tomorrow night, April 30th!

More info:

Ermias Asghedom, better known by his stage name Nipsey Hussle, is an American rapper.[2] He was born and raised in Los Angeles,[3] the son of an Eritrean father and an American mother.[2]

In 2008 Nipsey released two mixtapes, Bullets Ain't Got No Name, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 [2] before signing with Epic Records.[4][5] Late in the year his debut single, "Hussle In The House," was released.

In 2009 he released a third mixtape, Bullets Ain't Got No Name, Vol. 3, appeared with Drake on the song "Killers," released on BAGNN Vol. 3.1,[6] and appeared on the song "Upside Down" on Snoop Dogg's album Malice In Wonderland [7] and on the official westcoast remix for Dorrough's single Ice Cream Paint Job. A first studio album, "South Central State of Mind" was expected in the summer of 2009 but was never released.[8]

In 2010 he appeared, unpaid, on the song We Are the World 25 for Haiti.[9] He was one of XXL Magazine's Annual Freshman Ten, a selection of ten up and coming artists.[10]

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Low Down - The Highball - April 29, 2010

From the changing times department... Low Down @ The Highball tomorrow night, April 29th!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

SXSW 2010 Hip-Hop Online Photo Exhibition

From the ouch department... OG Photographer of Luxury Mindz put SXSW 2010 Hip-Hop Online Photo Exhibition featuring Roc Nation artist J. Cole. Documenting the rising MC’s dynamic experience at this years' 2010 SXSW music festival.

Other artists included in the project are Nas, Bun B, Chamillionaire, Killer Mike, Yellawolf, DJ Quik, Talib Kewli, Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, Krayzie Bone and others.

The entire SXSW Hip-Hop photo project can be viewed at

I am continuously in awe with the work that is put out by OG Photographer of Luxury Mindz. Mad props!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hip Hop That Doesn't Suck - Plush - April 28, 2010

From the put that offer in writing department... Hip Hop That Doesn't Suck @ Plush this Wednesday, April 28th! A new monthy every fourth Wednesday.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - Emo's - April 24, 2010

From the smile department... Bone Thugs-n-Harmony @ Emo's on Saturday, April 24th!

Saw Bone Thugs at the Fader Fort SXSW Show. Unbelievably off the hook.

More info:

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American hip hop group, formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1991. It consists of rappers Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone, Flesh-N-Bone, Layzie Bone, and Bizzy Bone. Rapper Eazy-E of the group N.W.A signed Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to Ruthless Records in 1994, when Bone Thugs debuted with EP Creepin on ah Come Up. That EP included the hit single "Thuggish Ruggish Bone". In 1995, the group released its debut album, E. 1999 Eternal, which included hits "1st of tha Month" and "Tha Crossroads". A tribute to the recently deceased Eazy-E, "Tha Crossroads" won a Grammy award in 1997. The Art of War, the group's second album, was released in 1997. Bone Thugs released two more albums that did not generate as much hype: BTNHResurrection (2000) and Thug World Order (2002). The group went on hiatus and returned in 2007 with Strength & Loyalty, this time released by Swizz Beatz's label Full Surface Records.

Formed in 1991 as B.O.N.E. Enterpri$e, the group consisted of four members: Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, and Wish Bone. Their first album, Faces Of Death, was recorded in 1993. With new member Flesh-n-Bone added the same year, the group renamed itself Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. In November 1993, the group auditioned backstage for rapper Eazy-E, who was performing in Cleveland. After a second audition, Eazy-E signed the group to his label Ruthless Records.[1][2]

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Devin the Dude - Emo's - April 21, 2010

From the Happy Holidays! department... Just in time for the holiday season, Santa Claus is coming to town... Devin the Dude @ Emo's tomorrow, April 21st!

More info:

Devin Copeland (born June 4, 1970), better known by his stage name, Devin the Dude, is a Houston hip hop artist. He is best known for his unique rapping style, his long career signed to Rap-A-Lot Records, and 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] Devin is currently being distributed by E1 Entertainment formerly Koch.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Romeo Navarro Presents: BBoy City 17 - Austin, TX - April 23 - 25, 2010

From the too much coffee department... Well one of the biggest and baddest events you will ever witness in the ATX and the world, this coming weekend, April 23 - 25th, we will be witnesses to Romeo Navarro's BBoy City 17! Dust off your bboy stance. Pick your gear. Adidas vs Pumas. Let's get this week over with and bring the weekend on!

April 23, Friday
Film & Receiving Night
Premiering "Reppin Sin City" BBoy Documentary about Las Vegas BBoy Community. Before The fame And Glory
HighBall. 1142 South Lamar. 9pm-11pm.
Afterparty Next Door HighBall. 11pm-2am

April 24, Saturday
Preliminaries & Trade Show
Montopolis Rec-1200 Montopolis Drive. Austin, TX 78741
4pm-10:00pm. $20 Entry Fee $20 For Cams

AFTERPARTY @ Club Deville - 900 Red River. Austin, TX 78701
Cyphers,Graff,Mc's,Dj's all night.TBA

April 25, Sunday
Finals & Main Event
Parish-Downtown 6th Street. Austin, TX 78702
2pm-2am $20 Entry fee. Digital Cameras $20. No Video Cams

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Awesome Freestyle Rap Tournament - The Highball - April 18, 2010

From the hates unopened pistachios department... Awesome Freestyle Rap Tournament @ The Highball tomorrow night, April 18th!


You’ve done it in your car (and were awesome at it). You’ve done it at parties (and were even better). Now we’re giving you the chance to do it on stage in front of a bunch of screaming audience members for prizes, recognition and glory. It’s the first ever Awesome Freestyle Competition at the Highball, hosted by Austin’s Terp2it. (Streets is watching)

To sign up or if you have any questions contact Chris Trew ( This will be a bracketed tournament where participants will rap in special challenges (one on one! inanimate object rap! more!) to beats provided by DJ Mikey Felton.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Poise and 20/20 & TMC - Plush - April 17, 2010

From the blast from the past department... Poise and 20/20 & TMC @ Plush on Saturday, April 17th! Yep. This will be a dope show.


Poise and 20/20 invade Plush again to tear down the jawn with a live performance and a debut of their new single. Table Manners Crew on the 2x4 all night and Free Poise and 20/20 Mixtapes as well as copies of the TMC Radio Vol 1 Mixtape.

Thats 3 DJs, 2 MCs and 4 Tables. Plus mad free music giveaways and no cover early.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Friday, April 09, 2010

Girl Talk - 40 Acres Fest - April 10, 2010

From the pants on the ground department... Girl Talk @ 40 Acres Fest on the University of Texas Main Mall tomorrow, April 10th!

Have a good and safe weekend!

More info:

Gregg Michael Gillis[1] (born October 26, 1981 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), better known by his stage name Girl Talk, is an American musician specializing in mashups and digital sampling. Gillis has released four LPs on the record label Illegal Art and EPs on 333 and 12 Apostles.

Gillis began making music while a student at Chartiers Valley High School in the Pittsburgh suburb of Bridgeville. After a few collaborative efforts, he started the solo "Girl Talk" project. He continued making music under the Girl Talk alias while studying biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He produces mashup-style remixes, in which he uses often a dozen or more unauthorized samples from different songs to create a new song. The New York Times Magazine has called his music "a lawsuit waiting to happen,"[2] a criticism that Gillis has attributed to mainstream media that want "to create controversy where it doesn't really exist," citing fair use as a legal backbone for his sampling practices.[3]

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Video: Last Rights x Dre Films: SXSW 2010 Coverage

From the needle in a haystack department... I stumbled upon the blog hella filthy last night and came across this dope video of some great SXSW 2010 Coverage by Last Rights and Dre Films.


Last Rights & Dre Films teamed up to bring you this Official SXSW 2010 Coverage. Exclusive features from Bun B, Devin The Dude, Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa, Pill, Freddie Gibbs, Dom Kennedy, Stalley, Sugar Tongue Slim, Money Making Jam Boys, Ghostwridah, ¡Mayday!, Killer Mike, Rhymefest, Travis Barker and A-Trak, Paul Wall, Yelawolf, Esso, Aqua Force, Sean Falyon, Diz Gibran, El Prez, Dj Craze and more…

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Curren$y - Aces Lounge - April 7, 2010

From the Austinist department... Curren$y @ Aces Lounge tonight, April 7th!

More info:

Shante Anthony Franklin, better known by his stage name Curren$y , is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana.
As a teenager, he was signed to Master P's No Limit Records until 2005,[1] when he signed with Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment, where he remained until late 2007. While still at Young Money, Curren$y created Fly Society with skateboarder Terry Kennedy, first as a clothing company,he is also working with Tavoiras D on joint mixtape dropping fall 2010,then expanding to release music.[2]

After releasing a series of mixtapes, he released his debut solo album, This Ain't No Mixtape [3], through Amalgam Digital, in 2009. Amalgam has all of the mixtapes that led up to the release of This Ain't No Mixtape' [4].

Curren$y continues to release music through Amalgam Digital. Curren$y's latest album release is entitled Jet Files[5]. In 2009 Curren$y while working with Damon Dash at DD172.[6] Curren$y is also a part of a Hip-Hop supergroup with rappers Mos Def , Jay Electronica and Stalley called Center Edge Territory.[7]. The Album Jet Files serves as a prelude to his next upcoming album, "Pilot Talk."[8]

Video: Balcones Burner Bash - Graffiti Time Lapse

From the I'm in slow motion department... Several weeks ago at the Balcones Recycling Center we were treated to a special event where Austin's best graffiti artists spray painted the side of the Balcones rail cars. Here is an awesome video highlighting the event if you were unable to make it!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Best Austin Hip Hop Radio!

From the iPad? department... Ever since I moved to Austin from Houston, I've always been disappointed with the lack of a good hip hop radio station like 97.9 The Box. I remember my first semester at UT, I called into the "hip hop" radio station at the time and requested "Dear Mama" by 2Pac and guess what they told me?! It was too ghetto. Well, several years have gone by and Austin still hasn't progressed... until today...

The AHHS iPhone App now includes a radio feature that allows you to listen to Matt Sonzala's AustinSurreal and Eric Bullets' Hip Hop Building Blocks all on the go... connect it to your car stereo and now you can swerve like they do in H-Town!

Get the Free AHHS iPhone App here!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Bavu Blakes - HighBall - April 3, 2010

From the Approved. department... Bavu Blakes @ HighBall tonight, April 3rd! I thought we got rid of this guy?! Bavu, glad to see you're back even if for a day.

More info:

Webster defines wordsmith in the form of a noun as a person who works with words; especially a skillful writer. Defined by those who write professionally as journalists, authors, newscasters or spin doctors – it is very much a verb. They wordsmith documents, speeches, quotes and letters. Many times this action involves finding more powerful, meaningful words that paint a picture and more clearly deliver a message.

Dubbed “One of Texas’ brightest new stars” by legendary rapper The D.O.C. after releasing his debut CD “Create & Hustle”, Bavu Blakes is the ultimate wordsmith by both definitions. This University of Texas at Austin Broadcast Journalism graduate is a broadcaster, artist and writer so unique that he’s the only man born Bavu — meaning ‘force’ in Kiswahili — in American history!

Equally adept at writing, performing and freestyling, Mr. Blakes offers both clarity and hype. While words and rhymes are clearly where his talents shine, he places equal importance on beats. By defining tracks in terms of mood, rhythm and melody, he makes the music sound better. Creating a sense of cohesion between the lyrics and beats, Mr. Blakes’s music reveals this approach through clever, thought-provoking lyrics over diverse beats guaranteed to entice any listener’s ear.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Emerge Graffiti Art Show - United States Art Authority - April 3, 2010

From the it happens department... Emerge Graffiti Art Show @ United States Art Authority tomorrow, April 3rd!


Emerge Graffiti show is coming to the United States Art Authority on April 3rd!

Artists: Sloke, Spain, Niz, Belief, Tim Scott, Mez, Dave Lowell, Rei, Reks, Deko, Zach Mcdonald, Slie, Spik, Dusten Cook, Robem 1, Jsen,Jms, El Uno Nueve, Wake, Grnd Lifestyl, Gene Parmesan, Gaglia, Cactus Carl, Josh Row, Deform, And Saint.

Orion, Cauze One, Silent Rob, Chorizo Funk, Tako

Msg Crew, Co2, Ratarue

Romeo Navarro And Recon Present Bboy City's 1On1 Battle

Benefit for Austin EcoSchool

United States Art Authority
2906 Fruth Street
7:00 PM

No Cover - Please make a donation to help Austin Eco School!

More info:

Graffiti (singular: graffito; the plural is used as a mass noun) is the name for images or lettering scratched, scrawled, painted or marked in any manner on property. Graffiti is any type of public markings that may appear in the forms of simple written words to elaborate wall paintings. Graffiti has existed since ancient times, with examples dating back to Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire[1]. In modern times, spray paint, normal paint and markers have become the most commonly used materials. In most countries, defacing property with graffiti without the property owner's consent is considered vandalism, which is punishable by law. Sometimes graffiti is employed to communicate social and political messages. To some, it is an art form worthy of display in galleries and exhibitions; to others it is merely vandalism. Graffiti has since evolved into a pop culture existence often related to underground hip hop music and b-boying creating a lifestyle that remains hidden from the general public.[2] Graffiti is used as a gang signal to mark territory or to serve as an indicator or "tag" for gang-related activity. The controversies that surround graffiti continue to create disagreement amongst city officials/ law enforcement and graffitists looking to display their work in public locations. There are many different types and styles of graffiti and it is a rapidly developing artform whose value is highly contested, being reviled by many authorities while also subject to protection, sometimes within the same jurisdiction.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Skills - Club de Ville - April 2, 2010

From the Topeka department... Skills @ Club de Ville tomorrow night, April 2nd!


Skills is a once monthly event,on Fridays, highlighting Underground Hip Hop in Austin Texas. Our goal is to unify the hip hop scene in Austin, by setting a platform for local artist. We want to represent Austin Hip Hop and encourage MC's, Producers, BBoys, DJ's, and Graffiti artist to take advantage of our showcase by attending and performing. We will have an open mic for artist who want to perform a song or play a new beat from 9:00-10:30pm. All serious, and skilled, artist interested please contact for booking, or to book a full showcase or event.

Obama chooses Tupac for 2012 VP running mate!

From the April 1st department... In some very unexpected news, President Obama in today's press release announced that Tupac Shakur accepted the offer to be Obama's next Vice Presidential running mate!

Read the full press release here!