Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Cipher - Red 7 - October 29, 2010

From the tears for fear department... The Cipher @ Red 7 tomorrow night, Oct 29th!

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The Power of Hip Hop Continues Changing Lives With The Cipher’s Second Album Release

Austin, TX- The non-profit organization The Cipher: Austin’s Hip Hop Project, is set to release their new album, Lyrical Lessons, on Friday, October 29, 2010, at Red 7 at 7:00. All proceeds from the event support the program’s mission to empower and inspire East Austin youth through music, poetry and community involvement.

A 2007 documentary of the original Hip Hop Project (produced by Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah) sparked the creation of The Cipher. The participants, ages 16-21, meet twice weekly, complete writing exercises, partake in sociopolitical discussions, attend workshops lead by community leaders, and perform live all over Austin. From community events to festivals, The Cipher has appeared in over 85 live performances.

Overcoming many challenges, The Cipher members were responsible for and followed through with every aspect of the album: writing lyrics, creating songs and beats, album concept, and marketing and promotions. Through the process, the youth gain confidence in their abilities, higher knowledge, community connections, and many life skills essential for a positive future.

The album was produced by Cipher member Micah for RKive Productions and Tmo of Trak Majors. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Ter'ell Shahid for Urbanian Entertainment with additional assistance from g. LeDaris for Weighted Keyz. The 19 tracks on the album focus on the experiences of the youth. The Artistic Director of The Cipher is renowned interdisciplinary theater artist Zell Miller III.

The organization and production of the album is made possible through continuous community support from Space 12, Southwest Key Programs, Start Strong Austin, mindPop, A Glimmer of Hope Foundation, The Charles and Betti Sanders Foundation, Give Realty, Charity Bash, Swinging Fore A Cause, The Cipher board members and numerous volunteers.

Performing along with The Cipher is Gidon, The Outta Kontrol Dance Crew, and DJ S.T.A.T.I.K, with Zell Miller III hosting. Red 7 is located at 611 E. 7th St. and festivities begin at 7:00pm; $5 cover. The venue is all ages. The album sells for $10 and will be available at the release party, Music Mania, and Waterloo Records. For more information, visit www.thecipheratx.org or contact Shannon Sandrea at 512-917-2714.





Tuesday, October 26, 2010

illscene.com Presents... RHYMEFEST - Beauty Bar - November 13, 2010

From the augmented breasts department... illscene.com Presents... RHYMEFEST w/ CREW54, 20/20 & POISE
STORMSHADOW, & DJ SIMIYU @ Beauty Bar on Nov 13th!

Get your tickets here! http://rhymefest.eventbrite.com





More info:

Che Smith (born July 6, 1977), known by the stage name of Rhymefest, is an American hip hop artist from Chicago, Illinois whose first official album, Blue Collar, was released on July 11, 2006. He co-wrote Kanye West's "Jesus Walks", which won a Grammy at the 47th Grammy Awards. In October, 2010, Rhymefest announced his candidacy for Chicago's 20th ward alderman.[1]

Fest was seen on the MTV show Punk'd when Kanye West was the subject of a practical joke on the set of his second music video for "Jesus Walks." Rhymefest was the first to greet West as he stepped out of a van after it had been revealed to him that he had just been "Punk'd." Rhymefest was on the set of the video to give his input as he was writing the track. Also appeared on TRL along with Kanye West and other stars introducing new artists to the game such as Pharrell Williams introducing Robin Thicke.

Rhymefest was also featured heavily on the episode of the VH1 show Driven that dealt with the life story of Kanye West as told by his family, friends and colleagues. They met as 15 year-olds in Chicago and have been close friends ever since.

Rhymefest guest starred in an episode of the second season of Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out on MTV, originally aired on Thursday, February 23, 2006. During the "Wildstyle" segment of the show, Fest freestyled to Nick Cannon, "The black team, a real hard team to deal with, what the hell is this? A little baby Will Smith? I don't understand, by all accounts, Nick Cannon, get out of here, you need to Roll... Bounce!" After that, in response to a rap about his lisp, he rapped, "Yeah I got a lisp, I understand this, but why you look like a piece of big Suge Knight's shit? I don't understand, wait a minute, don't buzz me, Celie from The Color Purple, 'You sho is ugly!'" He also performed "Brand New" with Kanye West on the episode.

Monday, October 25, 2010

DJ Protege - It's My Birthday - A Fundraiser for the Humane Society - Lucky Lounge - October 26, 2010

From the Good Cause department... Join DJ Protege for his birthday tomorrow night @ Lucky Lounge and 100% proceeds go to The Austin Humane Society! And by the way, it's a free event!



Sunday, October 24, 2010

ScoreMore Presents... Chiddy Bang - Republic Live - December 3, 2010

From the back from Cali department... Score More Presents... Chiddy Bang @ Republic Live on Dec 3rd!

Get your tix here!





More info:

Chiddy Bang is an American alternative hip hop band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The group consists of Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege and Noah "Xaphoon Jones" Beresin.[2] Both are 20 and met at Drexel University, in Philadelphia, PA. Their sound is based on the fusion of hip hop and unique sample choices from alternative leaning artists such as Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Passion Pit, and MGMT .

In late February 2009, the popular music blog Pretty Much Amazing showcased five songs by Chiddy Bang that were on their MySpace account. Because of this, the group gained some following in the underground among music blogs and local colleges, playing a notably packed show at Swarthmore College in April 2009. Pretty Much Amazing continued to occasionally release new Chiddy Bang songs, and in November 2009 debuted the group's first free mixtape, entitled "The Swelly Express." It presented the story of the group's experiences trying to break into the music industry. The mixtape quickly gained popularity online[3] and in January 2010 the group signed a record deal with EMI.[1]

Their first commercial single, "Opposite of Adults", which samples the Brooklyn group MGMT's 'Kids' was released on February 21, 2010 in the UK. (It had previously been released online under the name "Kids" in April 2009).[4] It reached number 12 on the UK Singles Chart. "Opposite of Adults" was released on April 20, 2010 in the US.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Free Tix: Heroes of Hip Hop with Prince Paul & Aceyalone - Club Deville - October 21, 2010

From the all together now department... For those looking to score some tickets for the Heroes of Hip Hop show with Prince Paul & Aceyalone on Thursday, Oct 21st @ Club Deville, go to the Austin Hip-Hop Scene Facebook page and "like" this post and PlanetRTH will give away a pair of free tix to one lucky winner.

Also, use code DOGSAREAWESOME for $5 off ticket(s) if purchased online

AND... there are six handbills out there with a signature. Show a valid one at the door and you can roll in with TEN friends. They're about to be all over town - record stores, music stores, bars, clubs, bookstores, etc. etc.

Props to PlanetRTH for setting all this up!

Remember all proceeds benefit the amazing Pawsitive Approach Program at Guide Dogs of Texas. Check them out: Guide Dogs of TX Pawsitive Approach. http://www.guidedogsoftexas.org/pawsitive-approach.htm

Monday, October 18, 2010

Terp2It: "Half Man Half Beard" - 4 days left

From the goin' back to Cali department... You've got 4 more days left to be a part of bringing Terp2It aka Chris Trew's project "Half Man Half Beard" to life. Support the project by going to the "Half Man Half Beard" Kick Starter Project!





Terp2it is a nationally touring comedian, rapper and improv teacher as well as the host of the wildly popular Air Sex World Championships. He's a regular performer at SXSW and comedy festivals across the country. His sketch comedy group Studio8.net has a pilot airing on Comedy Central this October and he is part owner of The Megaphone which operates comedy venues in Dallas, Austin and (soon) New Orleans.

terp2it.com
studio8.net
newmovementtheater.com


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Rakim - Aces Lounge - October 17, 2010

From the goin' back to Cali department... Rakim @ Aces Lounge tonight, Oct 17th!





More info:

William Michael Griffin, Jr. (later changed his name to Rakim Allah,[1] born January 28, 1968),[2] better known by the stage name Rakim , is an American rapper and one of the pioneers of the musical genre of hip hop. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and most skilled MCs of all time due to his exceptional flow and complex lyrical craftsmanship.[2][3][4][5]

Rakim is the nephew of American R&B singer and actress Ruth Brown. He grew up in Wyandanch, New York, and became involved in the New York hip hop scene at a young age. Eric B brought him to Marley Marl’s house to record "Eric B. is President." At the time Griffin was fresh out of high school and on his way to college, but he decided to forgo higher education and instead chose to record with Eric B.[2]

When Griffin turned 16, he joined The Nation of Gods and Earths (also known as the 5 Percent Nation) and legally changed his name to Rakim Allah.[6]

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

PlanetRTH Presents... Heroes of Hip Hop with Prince Paul & Aceyalone - Club Deville - October 21, 2010

From the for the good of it department... PlanetRTH Presents Heroes of Hip Hop with Prince Paul and Aceyalone @ Club Deville on Thursday, Oct 21st!

Get your tix here!

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Come out for a GREAT show for an even better cause! (Don't tell the performers, but the real heroes are the brand new puppies at Guide Dogs of Texas - they'll be 15 days old on the 21st!*) Let's welcome them with the kind of celebration only Texas can do right!

Producer/dj extraordinaire PRINCE PAUL,
legendary lyricist ACEYALONE,
Project Blowed's RIDDLORE,
Seattle's own V1RUS,
Yonkers underground king OMEGA JACKSON,
and a special late-night freestyle session with the crew from SOUND OF SYLLABLES Hip Hop Open Mic Night!

Local royalty DJ DIGG (Table Manners Crew) and HOBO D (Peligrosa All-Stars) are going to play turntable tag team to keep those ears delighted.

But wait, there's more! The lovely ladies of BLACK WIDOW BURLESQUE will be putting on an exclusive show and brightening up the crowd all night!

Tickets $25 at the door so get 'em here for only $20.

*Proceeds benefit the amazing Pawsitive Approach Program at Guide Dogs of Texas. Check them out: Guide Dogs of TX Pawsitive Approach. Those dogs are changing the world.

21+ only, please. Happy dogs on leashes welcome!









More info:

Paul Huston, better known by the stage name Prince Paul, is an American disc jockey and hip-hop record producer. He was also a founding member of the Gravediggaz where he used the name The Undertaker.

Originally a member of Stetsasonic, he produced tracks on hip-hop albums such as 3rd Bass' 1989 debut album The Cactus Album and De La Soul's first three albums. After which he put together two solo albums: Psychoanalysis: What is It? and the hip hop opera A Prince Among Thieves, which featured Big Daddy Kane, Xzibit, Kool Keith and Everlast. He, along with Frukwan of Stetsasonic, Too Poetic of Brothers Grimm, and The RZA of Wu-Tang Clan, made up the Gravediggaz.

In 1990, Russell Simmons gave Paul an imprint under his Def Jam label. The imprint's only album, It Takes a Nation of Suckers to Let Us In by Resident Alien, was never officially released. In the liner notes of De La Soul's 1993 album Buhloone Mindstate, Paul hinted at his future projects with the Gravediggaz: "I would like to thank all my friends and business cohorts who dissed me, played me, and jerked me when times were hard. For you made me wiser, stronger, crazier, and, most of all, a Gravedigga!"

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Phranchyze - Klub Krucial - October 12, 2010

From the Herman Miller Aeron score department... Check out Phranchyze @ Klub Krucial tonight!

Event details here! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156001827768011

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He's coming out for dolo and he's 'bout to change the game. Austin's own Phranchyze will debut his new video for "Dolo" from his album 'The Black Larry Bird' (http://phranchyze.bandcamp.com/album/the-black-larry-bird) at Klub Krucial.

Joining him for the party and performing will be:
DJ Rockwell (http://soundcloud.com/djrockwell)
Zeale (http://www.zealerapz.com/)
Crew 54 (http://crew54.bandcamp.com/album/the-54-reality-show-tape)
Dubb Sicks (http://www.dubbsicks.com/)
Hour Band (http://www.hourband.com/)
Doc Deuce (http://www.reverbnation.com/DocDeuce).

This is gonna be one hell of a night for Austin Hip Hop so RSVP, invite your friends, share the link on your wall, and be at Klub Krucial on the 12th ready to hold it down for the ATX!



Monday, October 11, 2010

Terp2It: "Half Man Half Beard" - 11 days left

From the dope department... How awesome is this?! With 11 days to go, Terp2It aka Chris Trew's project "Half Man Half Beard" has reached the amount needed to produce the new album. You can still support the project by going to the "Half Man Half Beard" Kick Starter Project! There's 11 days left!





Terp2it is a nationally touring comedian, rapper and improv teacher as well as the host of the wildly popular Air Sex World Championships. He's a regular performer at SXSW and comedy festivals across the country. His sketch comedy group Studio8.net has a pilot airing on Comedy Central this October and he is part owner of The Megaphone which operates comedy venues in Dallas, Austin and (soon) New Orleans.

terp2it.com
studio8.net
newmovementtheater.com



Friday, October 08, 2010

Luckyiam - District - October 8, 2010

From the Wussup ACL department... Luckyiam @ The District tonight, Oct 8th!





More info:

Living Legends is a rap group composed of eight hip hop artists from California. Beginning in the early 1990s, the crew garnered a following by recording, promoting, and performing their music independently. The crew is considered by some to be "one of the biggest success stories of the indie-rap movement, [having] sold close to 300,000 units of their various solo and group efforts — all by them-damn-selves."[1]

The Living Legends Crew originally grew out of, Mystik Journeymen, composed of BFAP-Brother From Another Plant(now known as Sunspot Jonz) and PSC-Pushin Suckas Conscious(who is now known as LuckyIAM). Beginning in 1994, the Mystik Journeymen began cultivating a fan base by selling their own tapes on the streets and hosting "Underground Survivors" shows in East Oakland. In 1995 the duo met The Grouch, and soon embarked on the first of several of self-funded tours throughout Europe. In 1996 Mystik Journeymen and The Grouch joined with the trio, *Three Melancholy Gypsys of Los Angeles,and to form the Living Legends. The crew has since grown to include Bicasso,Aesop, and Arata. The group and its members have founded and operated several imprints, including Outhouse Records, Revenge Entertainment and their current label, Legendary Music. In 1999, Living Legends moved their base of operations to Los Angeles.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Ninjasonik - Beauty Bar - October 8, 2010

From the ... department... Welp... you all know what time of year it is... ACL Fest is once again upon us... get ready for the craziness... Ninjasonik @ Beauty Bar on Oct. 8th!





More info:

Ninjasonik’s music speaks for itself and while not defined to one genre it has the ability to perhaps be just punk, just hip-hop and just pop. Derived from the not-so subtle title “hipstersonic”, a comic reference to the lifestyle of Brooklyn’s innovative DIY musicians, the name Ninjasonik reveals more of the group’s vision and musical taste’s than they suspect. ‘Ninja’, a covert agent skilled in infiltration and speedy assassination refers to the group’s ability to skillfully override your initial perception of all things pop, punk and hip-hop. “Sonik” the exoticbooming sound created by supersonic flight refers to the musical magnitude of Ninajasonik’s stylistic approach to the punk and hip-hop inspirations of Slick Rick and the Sex Pistols.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Talib Kweli - Scoot Inn - October 7, 2010

From the extraterrestrial department... Talib Kweli @ Scoot Inn tomorrow night, Oct 7th!





More info:

Talib Kweli Greene (born October 3, 1974)[1], better known as Talib Kweli, is an American emcee from Brooklyn, New York. His first name in Arabic means "student" or "seeker"; his middle name in Swahili means "truth". Kweli first gained recognition through Black Star, a collaboration with fellow MC Mos Def.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Kweli grew up in a highly educated household in Park Slope. His mother, Brenda Greene, is an English professor at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York[2] and his father a sociology professor. His younger brother, Jamal Greene, is a professor of Constitutional Law at Columbia Law School, and former clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. As a youth, he was drawn to Afrocentric rappers, such as De La Soul and other members of the Native Tongues Posse whom he had met in high school. Talib Kweli was a student at Cheshire Academy, a boarding school in Connecticut. He was also a student at Brooklyn Technical High School, before he was kicked out. He later studied experimental theater at New York University (NYU).[3] When he was 14, his family moved to Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

The Smokers Club Tour - Aces Lounge - October 10, 2010

From the ACL Fest department... Score More presents The Smoker's Club Tour with Curren$y, Big Krit, Smoke Dza @ Aces Lounge on Oct 10th! Like all Score More shows, this'll be another dope one... pardon the pun!

Get your tickets now! smokersclubaustin-scott.eventbrite.com





More info:

Shante Anthony Franklin better known by his stage name Curren$y, is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Becoming a teenager, he was signed to Master P's No Limit Records until 2005.[2] He then signed with Cash Money Records and Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment, where he remained there until late 2007. While still at Young Money, Curren$y created Fly Society with skateboarder Terry Kennedy, first as a clothing company, then expanding to release music. He released the song, "Where Da Cash At" as the lead single for his Young Money debut, Music to Fly to, in 2006 but due to several push backs and lack of promotion, Curren$y decided to leave the label and venture off to do business on his own.[3]
For several months, Curren$y released a series of mixtapes to gain notoriety. His work was impressive enough to land him on the cover of the XXL Magazine Freshmen 10 of 2009.[4] Though he now had the cosign of one of the top hip-hop magazines, Curren$y was still overlooked by major labels. He then chose to sign with Amalgam Digital to release his debut album, This Ain't No Mixtape , in 2009.[5]

Monday, October 04, 2010

Terp2It: "Half Man Half Beard" - 18 days left

From the gimmie beard hair department... Support Terp2It aka Chris Trew's project "Half Man Half Beard" and go to the "Half Man Half Beard" Kick Starter Project! There's 18 days left!





Terp2it is a nationally touring comedian, rapper and improv teacher as well as the host of the wildly popular Air Sex World Championships. He's a regular performer at SXSW and comedy festivals across the country. His sketch comedy group Studio8.net has a pilot airing on Comedy Central this October and he is part owner of The Megaphone which operates comedy venues in Dallas, Austin and (soon) New Orleans.

terp2it.com
studio8.net
newmovementtheater.com



Sunday, October 03, 2010

Killah Priest - Ruta Maya - October 3, 2010

From the Kindle Rulez department... DJ Notion starts up a new weekly Sunday Sound Sessions with Killah Priest @ Ruta Maya tonight, Oct 3rd!





More info:

Walter Reed, better known as Killah Priest, Iron Sheik From The Middle East or Masada, 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 and 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, October 01, 2010

Texas Battle League - Karma Lounge - October 2, 2010

From the automation department... Texas Battle League doing it real big @ Karma Lounge on Saturday, Oct 2nd!