Wednesday, June 30, 2010

G-Baby - Fuze - July 1, 2010

From the to do it or not department... G-Baby, who's been blowing it up on 106 & Park: Freestyle Friday, performing tomorrow night @ Fuze!

Watch her freestyles here!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The 2nd Annual Board Design Contest - The U.S. Art Authority - July 10, 2010

From the wet department... The 2nd Annual Board Design Contest @ The U.S. Art Authority on July 10th!

However, if you have artistic skill, submit your entry by July 5th!

No-Comply Skate Shop and Art Seen Alliance Present...

The 2nd Annual Board Design Contest. At The United States Art Authority.

1. Submissions must be made using provided template.
2. Limit of two submissions per contestant.
3. Must be original artwork.
4. Submissions must be received by midnight on July 2nd.

1. Due dates EXTENDED to midnight JULY 5th!
2. Submissions may be received in .pdf and .jpg format.
3. Also now accepting original artwork that has already been printed or applied to a board. Please take a photo of your work and apply using the form below.

- The winner will be selected at opening on July 10th at USAA by a panel of judges.
- The winning design will be turned into a production board by No-Comply Skateshop!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Spill Dot Con - Austin, TX - June 25 - 27, 2010

From the patience department... Spill Dot Con is throwing a couple great after parties with Del the Funky Homosapien, Maseo, Rah Digga, Nottz, DJ E-Swift and so many more this Friday and Saturday at Aces Lounge and the Mohawk!

More info: puts a new twist on those run of the mill movie review sites out there. No more do you have to suffer through boring reviews that have you falling asleep at your computer - with Spill, you get animated, tell-it-like-it-is reviews that are irreverent and hilarious.

Spill's reviews are created by 'The Spill Crew', a motley band of self-confessed film-aholics, from Austin, Texas. The Crew's mission is not just to entertain you with their sparkling wit, but also to stop you from wasting money on movies that suck. That's why at Spill, our motto is 'If it's crap, we'll tell you'.

Along with The Crew's animated reviews, Spill also includes hundreds of thousands of pages of movie related content such as news and trailers as well as a buzzing movie community. So stop reading this boring page and get into it!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Raekwon - Emo's - June 18, 2010

From the hotter than hell department... Raekwon @ Emo's tomorrow, June 18th!

More info:

Corey Woods (born January 12, 1970)[1][2], better known by the stage name Raekwon (sometimes "Raekwon the Chef"), is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. He released his solo debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., in 1995, and has continued recording solo and with the Wu-Tang Clan since then. In 2009, Raekwon released the sequel to his critically acclaimed debut with the similarly praised Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II.

Corey Woods joined the Wu-Tang Clan, a nine-member hip hop group based in the Staten Island borough of New York City, in 1993. He went under the stage name Raekwon and aliases Shallah Raekwon, Raekwon the Chef, and Lex Diamonds.[3] Wu-Tang Clan debuted that year with Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers. Singles from the album included "Protect Ya Neck" and "C.R.E.A.M.", the latter of which reaching #8 on the Billboard rap chart.[4] Method Man became the first Wu-Tang member to release a solo album; his was Tical, released in 1994.[3] Wu-Tang Forever followed in 1997 and was certified four times platinum by the RIAA, quadruple the certification given Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).[5] Alongside other solo albums by its members, Wu-Tang continued recording as a group, releasing The W in 2001 and 8 Diagrams in 2007.[3]

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sounds of Freedom - Austin Community College - June 18, 2010

From the get edumacated department... Sounds of Freedom @ Austin Community College on June 18th!


More info:

Event Description
The Sounds of Freedom: ACC's Musical Celebration of Juneteenth

Austin Community College will host “Sounds of Freedom: ACC’s Musical Celebration of Juneteenth” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2010, in the courtyard of Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd.
The public is invited to bring picnic baskets and blankets to relax on the lawn and enjoy live performances by multi-faceted artists and some of Austin’s finest hip-hop musicians. All events are free; food and other refreshments will be available.
Juneteenth is a nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. The holiday celebrates the June 1865 arrival of troops on Galveston to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation.
ACC’s Juneteenth celebration is sponsored by the Community Outreach Office and the college’s Men of Distinction program, which provides support to African-American male students.
“This occasion gives us an opportunity to showcase Eastview Campus and spotlight our talented community,” says Loretta Edelen, director of community outreach. “We invite you to join us in celebrating our freedom and enjoy the talents of local artists.”

Intergenerational Juneteenth | 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Family-friendly entertainment and games for all ages.
Hip Hop Into College | 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Some of Austin’s finest singers and wordsmiths perform live, including Drastik, Raphina Austin, “3rd”, the Cypher, Loose Cannon, Finesse, and more.

Free to Rip the Runway | 4 p.m.-5 p.m.
KOOP radio host Brotha K emcees a fashion show.
There will also be college and financial aid information, tasty treats, and cool career demos.

Questions? Please call 512.223.5186.
Location Information:
Eastview Campus  (View Map)
3401 Webberville Rd.
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 512.223.5188

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sage Francis - Waterloo Records - June 15, 2010

From the hard times department... Sage Francis @ Waterloo Records tomorrow, June 15th at 5pm!

More info:

Paul "Sage" Francis (born November 18, 1976) is a hip-hop artist from Providence, Rhode Island [1]. He is credited with being one of the forefathers of the Indie Rap genre. [citation needed]

Francis is the owner/CEO of the independent hip-hop record label Strange Famous Records. This label first began as a way for Francis to bootleg his unreleased songs in the late 90's and has since evolved into an official enterprise with an expanding roster of like-minded artists. Francis is also part of the contemporary spoken word movement, performing often at poetry events. Francis' relationship with the Providence Poetry Slam community (he was on their 1998, 1999 and 2002 national poetry slam teams[2]) led to it being called "The House that Sage Francis Built."[3] From 2000 - 2002, he also DJ-ed for the NYC-Urbana Poetry Slam, a weekly slam series held at the legendary punk rock venue CBGB.[4] In May 2008, Francis represented "stage poetry" in a "Page Meets Stage" event at the Bowery Poetry Club, with Jeffrey McDaniel representing the "page poet."[5]

Prior to the last song during a set at The Glass House in Pomona, CA on June 9th, 2010, Francis announced an indefinite hiatus following the "LI(F)E On The Road" Tour.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Killah Priest - Club Deville - June 13, 2010

From the being Asian department... Killah Priest @ Club Deville tomorrow, June 13th!

More info:

Walter Reed, better known as Killah Priest, King Kong, or simply The Missing Link, 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, and followed this with two appearances on each of 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's group Sunz Of Man with rappers Hell Razah, 60 Second Assassin, Prodigal Sunn were signed to Wu-Tang Records and released three 12" singles through the label. Initially Sunz Of Man included Shabazz the Disciple, who had previously been in a duo with Priest called The Disciples, but Shabazz basically left the group before the contract with Wu-Tang Records was signed, thus only appearing on the B-side "5 Arch Angels".

Friday, June 11, 2010

Music: League of Extraordinary G’z - Concealed Weapons 2 Mixtape

From the TGIF department... Check out the latest mixtape by the League of Extraordinary G’z - Concealed Weapons 2 Mixtape!


The League of Extraordinary G’z is an amalgamation of Austin rap groups Dred Skott, Southbound and Da C.O.D. In full, League members include Reggie Coby, Esbe da 6th Street Bully, Lowkey, Sandman, Mr. Greezo, Lil J, S.Dot and Tukdgat. Their second edition of the Concealed Weapons mixtape series packs a mighty wallop and is currently available for free download.

Download here!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Stubb's - June 9, 2010

From the willy wonka department... Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley @ Stubb's tomorrow night, June 9th!

Is it just me or are the number of hip hop shows growing? I'm pretty sure it's the latter. Keep it up!

More info (Nas):

Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones[1] (pronounced /nɑːˈsɪər/; born September 14, 1973), who performs under the mononym Nas (/ˈnɑːz/), formerly Nasty Nas, is an American rapper and actor. The son of jazz musician Olu Dara, he was born and raised in the Queensbridge housing projects in New York City. Although he dropped out of middle school, his debut album Illmatic, released in 1994 by Columbia Records, was critically acclaimed and would go on to be widely hailed a classic in the genre. Nas was part of hip-hop supergroup The Firm, which released one album.

From 2001 to 2005, Nas was involved in a widely publicized feud with rapper Jay-Z; both rappers verbally attacked each other in their songs. The two formally ended their rivalry through duet performances at concerts sponsored by New York City-area hip-hop radio stations. In 2006, he signed to Def Jam, releasing his albums Hip Hop Is Dead in 2006 and an untitled album in 2008.

More info (Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley):

Damian Robert Nesta "Junior Gong" Marley (born July 21, 1978) is a reggae artist, a humanitarian, and also the youngest son of Bob Marley. He has won three Grammy awards.

Damian was two years old when his father Bob Marley died; he is the only child born to Marley and Cindy Breakspeare, Miss World 1976. Damian's nickname Junior Gong is derived from his father's nickname of Tuff Gong. Marley has been performing since the age of 13. He shares, along with most of his family, a full-time career in music. Unlike his brothers and sisters, however, his musical specialty is "toasting", a Jamaican vocal technique that is a predecessor to rapping.

Monday, June 07, 2010

NNEKA - Waterloo Records - June 9, 2010

From the paddle department... NNEKA @ Waterloo Records at noon on June 9th for a free in store performance!

If only I didn't have this damn thing called a "job", I would so be there.

More info:

Nneka Egbuna (born 24 December 1981) is a Nigerian-German hip hop/soul singer and songwriter. She sings in both English and Igbo.

Nneka is the daughter of an Igbo Nigerian father and a German mother[1]. She was born and grew up in Warri, in the Delta region of Nigeria. In Nigeria, Nneka went to the primary school of the Delta Steel Company, and later to the secondary school at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. Nneka relished the experience of singing from an early age in her school and in the church choir. After relocating to Hamburg, Germany, at the age of 18, she pursued a career in singing alongside a degree in Anthropology[2]. She now divides her time between Nigeria and Hamburg[3].

Friday, June 04, 2010

The 4 Elements of Hip Hop - Mohawk - June 5, 2010

From the company picnics department... The 4 Elements of Hip Hop @ The Mohawk tomorrow night, June 5th!

More info:

Hip-Hop is a modern sub-culture that originated in the 1970s in the inner city African American and Latino communities of New York City.[1] DJ Afrika Bambaataa outlined the four pillars of Hip-Hop Culture: MCing, DJing, B-boying/B-girling, and graffiti writing.[2][3][4][5] Other elements include beatboxing, hip hop fashion, and slang.

Since first emerging in the South Bronx, Hip-hop culture has spread around the world.[6] When hip-hop music first began to emerge, it was based around disc jockeys who created rhythmic beats by looping breaks (small portions of songs emphasizing a percussive pattern) on two turntables, which is now more commonly referred to as sampling. This was later accompanied by "rap", identified as the rhythmic style of chanting or poetry more formally in 16 bar measures or time frames and beatboxing, a vocal technique mainly used to imitate percussive elements of the music and various technical effects of hip-hop DJ's. An original form of dancing and particular styles of dress arose among lovers of this new music. These elements experienced considerable refinement and development over the course of the history of the culture.

The relationship between graffiti and hip hop culture arises from the appearance of new and increasingly elaborate and pervasive forms of the practice in areas where other elements of hip hop were evolving as art forms, with a heavy overlap between those who wrote graffiti and those who practiced other elements of the culture.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Kid Sister - Mohawk - June 4, 2010

From the picnic time department... Kid Sister @ Mohawk tomorrow night, June 4th!

More info:

Melisa Young (born July 3, 1980) better known by her stage name Kid Sister, is a rap artist based in Chicago, Illinois, well known for her single "Pro Nails", featuring Kanye West.

Melisa Young was born July 3, 1980 in Markham, Illinois.[1] Kid Sister started to rap in October 2005, becoming a MC at monthly dance parties hosted by DJ duo Flosstradamus who were featured in MTV's My Block that same year.[2] She made URB's "The Next 1000" cover in April 2007,[3] and was signed to Kanye West's DJ A-Trak's label, Fool's Gold, who released her first single "Pro Nails", which features Kanye West. Kid Sister later signed with Downtown Records,[4] who re-released "Pro Nails" to critical acclaim.

Kid Sister also appears on Tittsworth's "WTF", from his debut album 12 Steps, with Pase Rock.[5] She had also finished a mixtape with A-Trak.[2]

As of Fall 2009, Kid Sister has finished recording her debut studio album . The title has been changed from Dream Date to "Ultraviolet". The United States album release date is November 17, 2009. The tracklisting for the album is: 1-Right Hand hi, 2-Life On TV, 3-Big N Bad, 4-Step (feat Estelle), 5-Let Me Bang 2009, 6-Pro Nails (feat Kanye West), 7-Daydreaming (feat Cee-Lo), 8-Switch Board (feat DJ Gant-Man), 9-54321, 10-Get Fresh, 11-You Ain't Really Down, 12-Control [1] The tracks have been produced by dubstep artist Rusko, The Count and Sinden, XXXChange, and Disturbia producer, Brian Kennedy and the album includes a feature with British musician Estelle. The two have collabrated on a remake of Queen Latifah's acclaimed track, "Step" (formerly "Ladies First") off her debut album. It is titled "First Ladies".[6]

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Sound of Syllables Hip Hop Open Mic Night - The Hideout - June 3, 2010

From the plumes under water are cool department... The Sound of Syllables Hip Hop Open Mic Night @ Hideout Coffee Shop, is a new Hip Hop only open mic every other Thursday starting tomorrow, June 3rd from 10pm-Midnight!


Syllable hosts a hip hop open mic night where emcees may get on stage and perform writtens and freestyle to a beat or a cappella. It's every other Thursday starting June 3rd 2010 at the Hideout Coffee shop , located at 7th and Congress downtown (617 Congress st) from 10pm to midnight. No cover.

We like to keep it relatively conscious though all content is welcome, if you have skills.

In the spirit of the Good Life Cafe, the mike is open for you to wreck it and help Austin become more about hip hop.

In a city that has a million and one guitar open mikes the hip hop heads are left still wanting. Syllable aims to quench this thirst by giving rappers, lyricists, emcees or hip hop artist a chance to perfect their art and get props while doing so.