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Jul
24
2014

RECAP: Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival Summer 2014

2 weekends ago I was honored with the chance to attend the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. Tickets were provided, so I had to make the pilgrimage to NYC to check it out.
The festival similar to the A3C Fest in ATL is celebrating it’s 10th year in operation this year.

Hosted in a vacant lot in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (right off the East River) it was a beautiful sunny day for an outside concert for sure. When I arrived Tanya Morgan joined by Spec Boogie were getting on stage. I dipped out and missed a few acts including Brand Nubian, Beatnuts, and who knows who else. Luckily I looked at the BKHHF website that morning, and noticed that Jay Electronica’s set time had been moved up to an earlier time. The post mentioned his set would be epic, and there would be special guests you didn’t want to miss.

30 minutes after his initial set time though, his DJ was still spinning his actual songs to the crowd. The host Uncle Ralph McDaniels and other staff looked like they were stalling, the sound engineer kept checking mics (as if the mics weren’t crispy already from the last performance). I started thinking to myself did this just turn into a Jay Elec listening party? Is he here? Will their be a show?

And FINALLY... Jay graced the stage flanked by a crew of brothers dressed in F.O.I (Fruit Of Islam) garb. Once he appeared, I must say he definitely gave the crowd a show. The hour long set featured all the joints you would probably expect to hear in a Jay Elect set: “Eternal Sunshine,” “Exhibit A (Transformations)”, “Exhibit C,” etc. Special guests included Mac Miller (who straight forgot whatever verse he was supposed to be spitting) which turned into freestyle session between the two. There was also Talib Kweli, and J-Cole who seemed to appear and disappear rather quickly. The show was going great and had no one else appeared on stage with Jay, I would of been perfectly fine with that.

But being the magician Jay Elect is, or course he had a trick up his sleeve and that was none other than Jay-Z himself. Hov didn’t just pop up to rock the couple cuts he has with Jay Elect, he set it off by his rendition of “Young, Gifted, and Black,” and even gave the crowd a treat of “P.S.A.” as well as his joints with Jay Elect including the latest “We Made It.”

I took a bunch of camera phone pics, and even got some video. Then I saw all these fly pictures and HD video, and put my stuff in the archives. HA.

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Oh… and before you see these videos, I must mention I ran into Spike Lee who had a 40 Acres Pop Up Shop set up at the fest. I treated myself to a T-shirt and a “Do The Right Thing” behind the scenes book which Spike actually signed… Not too bad considering where we were a few years back! HA.

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Jay Z Joins Jay Electronica For "Young Gifted… by BKHipHopFestival


Jay Z and Jay Electronica – "We Made It" at… by BKHipHopFestival

After this.. CJ Pro Era rocked, and Raekwon did his thing with a few brooklyn guest including AZ, Masta Killa, Troy Ave, and Papoose. But too be honest nothing quite surpassed the energy of the moment seen above.

Pics courtesy of Tyrone Z. Mccants of Zire Photography. Video from BKHHF
Shouts to the homie Navani, Suce, Dillon, E Holla, and everybody else I got a chance to connect with during my brief stay in NYC.
Until next time…

Jul
19
2014

Events: Marco Birthday Party Tonight @ 595 North

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of eating at Marco’s Pita on Ponce de Leon in ATL then you already know who this guy is. Tonight Marco is celebrating his birthday at 595 North Ave. With Deliver, JayCee, and Jah Prince on the wheels, you can’t go wrong. Check the flyer below for all the info. Shouts to all the Cancer’s out there.

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Need Tickets.

Jul
17
2014

ART: C.Flux Sing Website Launch Party Tonight (ATL)

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If you are in the ATL area. Make sure you come out and support by my big homie Flux, aka C.Flux Sing for his website launch party. Flux is one the best graphic and visual designers who is based right here in ATL. His signature style is always recognizable from it’s bold and bright coloring. The event will be held at TAB (corner of 14th & Peachtree).

Jun
21
2014

Events: Sneaker Friends ATL 2014 Today

For all the sneakerheads out there Sneaker Friends is happening today. Just another excuse to break out some of that heat.

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Jun
19
2014

Events: Outkast ATL Show Announced For September 27th

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Earlier this year it was announced that Big Boi and Andre 3000 better known as Outkast were reuniting to perform at the Coachella Festival in Cali. Shortly after more and more shows were announced across the U.S. including the Counter Point Festival which is about one hour outside of the city of Atlanta. I actually missed Counter Point due to being out of town, and proceeded to buy tickets in another city to catch Kast. From the beginning I was hoping there would be an Atlanta show (I mean this is the ground zero for Outkast right) but I was in fear that CP would be as good as it gets.

Last week it was announced via Creative Loafing that Outkast would be performing in downtown Atlanta on September 27th in Centennial Olympic Park. Tickets went on sale yesterday morning and sold out in a few minutes. Later a second show was announced for Friday September 26th. Those tickets sold out even faster.

I just learned yesterday about the opening acts that have been added to this show. Kid Cudi, Childish Gambino, and newcomer Raury who actually just performed his very first show a week ago are set to set the stage for Kast. I must admit I am a little puzzled about the opening acts for this event. Not artist I would necessarily associate with Outkast or think will be able to properly set the stage for the duo… Of course none of that matters if you didn’t get tickets already cause this baby is SOLD OUT and re-sellers are having a field day.

Will a third show be added for Sunday? Stay Tuned…

Apr
16
2014

Events: Spinderella & Monie Love In ATL

Spinderella DJing with Monie Love on the mic hosting this Saturday @ 595 North in ATL. Nuff Said.

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Apr
9
2014

Events: “Producer’s Polychromatic TruSkool” Tomorrow 4.10

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Some of ATL’s finest producers will be on display tomorrow night. When visual arts meets Hip Hop it equals, “Producer’s Polychromatic TruSkool’- The Ultimate Photographic Voyage Through the Producer’s Hiphop Expressionism

As a photographic account on Hip Hop Expression, this exhibit displays a keenly concocted photo- documentation, featuring 7 of Hiphop- Atlanta’s favorite groundbreaking sound- engineers: Amond Jackson, Illastrate, Yamin Semali (Clan Destined), DT (Left Field Experiment, Clan Destined), King I Divine, Rock Most (MSEIZE) and Floyd The Locsmif.

Admission is free, there will also be treats and music provided by some of ATL’s finest: DJ Rock Most, Yamin Semali and Floyd The Locsmif. The event kicks off at 7pm @ Department Store 467 Edgewood Ave.

Founder and creator Rim G says: “My ambition with this exhibit is to reach into the audience, and bring about an insight to the engineers’ personalities in the studio and out of session. Sound to me is more than what you can hear; it transcends to embody the producers themselves. I really just aimed to make people remember the classic definition of “TruSkool” in the Hiphop context– the fresh and infinitely authentic. I took that and applied it to the project because everything about it is original. It’s Hiphop, and the culture does not discriminate nor does clearly distinguish the visual from the musical. They are together, meshed as one flowing force, as the visual promotes the sonic, and the sonic in turn stimulates the imagination.”

Click HERE to learn more about Producer’s Polychromatic TruSkool

Apr
1
2014

Events: Señor Kaos Speaking At Industry Fusion Tonight 4.1

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If you’re in ATL. You can catch me speaking tonight at the monthly Industry Fusion event at Apache Cafe. The event is designed to inspire and connect the music and creative scenes here in ATL. Tonight I will sharing my story and touching on the importance of word of mouth marketing in building your brand in the digital landscape that we currently live in.

Emcee Great Scott & Allah’s Apprentice will be speaking as well. Add on to that an open mic after the speaking concludes. Apache Cafe is at 64 3rd Street in Midtown. RSVP at savagefam.eventbrite.com

Mar
19
2014

Events: Phife Dawg – “Dear Dilla” Video Premier

Last month before hitting the road for a minute I was invited to Phife Dawg’s (A Tribe Called Quest) video premier for “Dear Dilla” a tribute to the late great James “J Dilla” Yaney who would of turned 40 years old on February 7th, 2014. This premier marked the first time anyone had seen the new video before it was launched online on OKP. The premier was something like a reunion for ATL creatives. Artists, DJ’s, Marketers, & Scenesters all came out to catch a peep of the new video. The gathering took place at Midtown Art Cinema (aka Landmark) where guests were treated to food and beverages before being ushered into the theater for the videos premier.

Special guests for the evening: Chicago video director Konee Rok, DJ Rasta Root, 4-IZE (who actually plays the part of Dilla in the video), Boog Brown (who performed a piece of Dilla’s “The $” as a poetry piece), and of course the man of the hour Phife. In addition to seeing the video there was also a Q&A where Phife spoke about working with Dilla, his health situation (which is played out in the video), as well as why he felt it was important to create this track. He also mentioned he would be releasing a new solo LP entitled “MUTTYMorphosis” real soon. Well keep you updated on the new project when we learn more. For now make you check out the video for “Dear Dilla.”

Note: After the premier in ATL, Phife & DJ Rasta Root flew to Detroit the next day for the “Dilla Day” festivities where the video was then premiered to friends and fam in the Detroit City. All photos courtesy of Kat Goduco
View more info + press release Here.

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Feb
28
2014

Events: Boom Bap w/ Diamond D Tonight

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Going down tonight. Special DJ sets by Diamond D (D.I.T.C.), Case Bloom, Rate, & Gee Supreme.
Classic Hip Hop & Breaks.

@ The Basement behind Graveyard Tavern.

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