Tag Archives: Hip Hop


“Love Letter” Kixxie Siete and Bambeeno

Even though Kixxie Siete is practically a neighbor to Sacramento I only recently discovered his music through the Rent Money Tour with Bambu. Siete definitely gained some new fans in Sacramento after gracing the stage at Sol Collective… including me! Here’s a dope song off an upcoming collaborative project “The 7AM Mixtape” produced by Bambeeno. Be sure to check out http://www.7ammixtape.com/

What’s up this weekend?

As you can see lots is happening this weekend! Below are some events you may catch me at…

TONIGHT 8/6/10!
DLRN has released their second album “The Bridge” (See previous post) and the Official Release Party is TONIGHT! Come to Beatnik Studios and celebrate with us as DLRN and lots of special guests rock the stage. DLRN Apparel will be available as well as lots of FREE GOODIES (Beer, Tequila, Sushi, Cupcakes, oh my!). If you haven’t downloaded the free album please do so at www.dlrnmusic.com if you love GOOD MUSIC you will not be disappointed.


QUALITY is BACK! *in yo face* hehehe Tomorrow Roc C & Oh No from Stonesthrow will be performing at Club 21, an 18+ venue. Don’t miss it! Local favorites will also be rockin: #Skynet, J Ross Parelli and Lady Blue… DJ’s on deck are the one and only DJ Rated R and also DJ Ccoubz. #RealHipHop If you appreciate great music you will not miss this! This is a www.TheMashUp.net event.

City of Trees Tour is hitting Capitol Garage with JRas from SouLifted, Tribe of Levi and DJ Wokstar. If you’re in the mood for some Reggae vibes with a splash of Hip Hop be sure to pop up here!

What’s also gonna crack tonight? The Beatnik! KNGDM has released their mixtape “The Goodbye Mixtape” and is celebrating Saturday night with special guests: Nio The Gift, The Insomniaks, Nick Ngo, Doey Rock, Rae Rosero and DJ Emon. Melkez will be the host for the evening, 18+ event, 21+ to drink. Come party with the KNGDM fam!

SUNDAY 8/8/10

The REMIX! A unique event where 10 emcees will compete to write and perform the best 16 bars on the spot to a J Ross Parrelli Beat. They will compete for a CASH prize… $10 to enter the contest, $5 for general entry. A special performance by Lefty Rose and Crush from the Cuf will be the host and judge! DJ B-Phlip will be spinnin that good Hip Hop! This is a Hip Hop Congress event and a fundraiser for this Non-Profit organization. Come support!

MONDAY 8/9/10
(The weekend continues for some!)

Northwest Hip Hop is invading Sol Collective… Sapient of the SandPeople and DJ Nykon, both of “The Prime” present “WE OUT HERE TOUR” also performing: HalfManHalf, Task1ne, iSelf and hosted by NorCalChika. This event is ALL AGES, come see some dope Hip Hop for just $5! Show starts at 8PM.

(ok for some the weekend is even LONGER =)

The finals to “DJs on the Decks” DJ Battle will be this Tuesday. This should be very dope… See my previous post for the rundown of the first round.

I hope I see you at one of these events, Sacramento! Feel free to check out the rest of the events under “Upcoming Events” on the sidebar. If yours is missing or know of one, hit me up!

DJ ON THE DECKS: DJ Battle 8/3/2010

Tuesday Night some of my favorite local DJ’s were on deck at the Powerhouse Pub in Folsom for a battle.  The format was different from the last DJ battle I attended here which was tournament style. For this competition each DJ had 3 1/2 minutes to wow the judges and the audience. I gotta say, each set was quite unique.  Next week is the final competition, Hit up BIG AL for free guestlist before 10:30, or if you know any of the DJ’s in the competition they also have free guestlist.  

I was able to get some footage of some of my favorites.. check em out:

DJ Nita

DJ Lahn

DJ Rated R

DJ Kool Kuts

DJ Nocturnal

FreshFest 2010: A Green Festival for the People

(Oakland, CA, July 23, 2010) – On August 14, 2010, youth-oriented social media platform Get Fresh, in collaboration with Grind for the Green, Conscious Youth Media Crew, Youth Movement Records, Livity Outernational Clothing, Global Exchange, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Oakland Green Youth Media Arts Center and others, presents the 2010 FreshFest, a solar-powered eco-music festival which makes its East Bay debut in Oakland’s Mosswood Park.

FreshFest is a Green Festival for the people, bringing eco-sustainability and environmental awareness into an urban, community-oriented context. “We’re bringing back the old-school hip-hop concept of ‘fresh’ and adding an environmental, conscious twist to it,” says G4G co-founder and event organizer Zakiya Harris. “We’re basically saying, it’s fresh to be informed about environmental issues. Conscious lyrics are fresh, and so is organic, locally-grown produce and green fashion.”

Though targeted at youth, this all-ages event promises fun for the entire family. The FreshFest integrates eco-awareness and eco-education with entertainment, making learning about green practices, programs, and careers fun, while promoting sustainability through recycled materials, biodegradable foodware, and organic food. The event will feature a fresh food pavilion featuring locally-grown organic produce, hands-on demonstrations, health and wellness activities, Fresh Kids Zone, Hip-Hop Competition, and concert.

Special guests include NY hip-hop legend Pete Rock, who performs a solar-powered two-hour DJ set, and host/M.C. Boots Riley of Oakland hip-hop legends the Coup. “I’m down with the whole green hip-hop concept,” said Rock. “Our people need knowledge of self, but we also need knowledge of the best sustainable practices in our urban communities.”

“As a West Oakland resident, I see what’s happening every day out here,” says Riley. “It’s amazing to see the green movement take root locally. People are doing things like community gardens which make a huge difference in quality-of-life issues. It’s really inspiring to see this awareness spread to the young people, who will be the ones to take this movement into the future, and spread the message for the next generation.”

Engaging both youth and community residents, FreshFest 2010 is a reminder that social justice and environmental justice begins with awareness of one’s environment. Combining eco-sustainability with conscious hip-hop, Harris says, “brings together the green world and the hip-hop world into one organic, progressive cultural movement. The hip-hop community is telling us, we’re ready to go green, and we’re not only listening, we’re helping them get there with FreshFest.”

What: FreshFest 2010

When: August 14, 2010 12pm-6pm

Where: Mosswood Park , Oakland

Who: Hip-hop competition and concert; Youth Champion Awards; solar-powered DJ set by Pete Rock; hosted by Boots Riley (The Coup/Street Sweeper Social Club); eco-friendly clothing, food, and career fair; much more!

Why: Because it’s fresh

For more information, visit:

Media Contact: Zakiya Harris, zakiya9@gmail.com; 510-759-5326

(Via Hip Hop Press)

Joints and Jams.. new Hip Hop Monthy for Sacramento

thats the joint… thats the jam.. turn that shit up.. and play it again…..
(remember when the Blackeyed Peas were dope?)

Tomorrow The Sleeprockers (aka DJ Rated R and DJ Nocturnal) and DJ Mr Vibe bring you “Joints and Jams: The Live Mixtape Project.” This is the first of what they hope to continue as a monthly.  A unique event where the DJs play old school beats and invite emcees to rock to them either by freestyle or with some of their own original lyrics. The whole night will be recorded and given as a door gift at the next event. Volume 1 of Joints and Jams goes down TOMORROW at Capitol Garage. Don’t miss it!

DLRN presents: “The Bridge”

DLRN releases their 2nd album “The Bridge” available for free download now at http://www.DLRNmusic.com . Features on this album include: GeoLogic of Blue Scholars, Hopie Spitshard, Dahlak of Ill-Literacy, Iman, Chuuwee, AV, C-Plus, Task1ne, Illecism and Young D Scott.

Come to the listening party for The Bridge tonight at “Soul Cypher Lounge,” a hip hop weekly at Level Up 2431 J Street, Sacramento CA, 21+ Admission is FREE. Also, another Listening party will take place tomorrow July 21 “Beats and Eats” at Azul Bar & Lounge 1 Tillman Place in San Francisco 5PM-12AM.

The Official release party for The Bridge is on Friday, August 6th at Beatnik Studios 2412 17th Street, Sacramento CA. Doors open at 8PM. All Ages.

“For the record the album title doesn’t refer to any bridge in Sacramento …its an ode to the people that have keep us abovewater over the… Past year…that’s why its free. It’s a thank you to err’body who rocks with us. Look at the cover art. See the hands. Stop hating.” -5th Ave


I love Hip Hop. I love Neo Soul.

2 DOPE ass tours stoppin in Nor Cal…

Check out U-N-I’s blog, Click the Image Below.. Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek) and U-N-I tour dates announced! They shall be blessing the Fillmore in San Francisco on Monday, May 24th…

Another dope tour coming to Northern California is Maxwell and Jill Scott… If you love R&B, Neo-Soul/Soul.. this is NOT to be missed. Bring your boo… babies will be made this night.. This tour stops in Oakland @ The Oracle Arena on Friday, June 4th. Click the Image for more tour dates.