This is a recap of the 5th Annual Roots Picnic on Philadephia’s festival pier at Penn’s Landing. On-stage acts riding with The Roots included De La Soul, Yasiin Bey, and Rakim! Certainly one of those you-had-to-be-there events, but this recap video gives you a good taste of what went down.
We talk to three strong brothers from Co7 about their annual event in Atlanta as they present ‘BRONX IN THE CITY 2012′. We play music from Fred Da Godson and a new track from our homie StaHHr called ‘Crown’. They cover all the events including a daytime bar-b-cue and even a skate party. From the Sunday Brunch to the All White party, they still focus on community based efforts for families and children in the summer.
JayForce.com + LoveUltra.com will be there! for more info, www.bronxdayatlanta.com
Listen into The Beatz & Lyrics Show with Jayforce this Saturday night 10pm-1:00am EST on WRFG 89.3 FM or online right here at JAYFORCE.COM to win a pair of passes to see Raekwon, Freddie Gibbs, Marq Spekt, & more at the Masquerade in Atlanta Wednesday April 4th……
Many artists are making their way to the SXSW festival in Austin Texas this week & I’m positive there will be more than enough instances of indie rappers doing the things parodied in the above video. Fans heading to SXSW this week may want to avoid the lameness of what happens in the above video & just go check out Buckshot, Statik Selektah & Iron Solomon performing at the Duck Down x Blacksmith showcase on Friday, March 16th at La Zona Rosa.
All this week the SXSW Music Festival will be taking place in Austin, TX & there is an overflow of performances & events taking place. If you are traveling to the “South By SouthWest Festival” as an artist or fan the information & links below should be helpful to map our your itinerary for everything taking place. We’ll comeback from time to time to update it with new information…
Rick Ross NBA All Star Weekend 2012 in Orlando Florida finds the boss and AMBER ROSE hosting a party at the Roxy Friday night. Saturday Morning Ricky Rozay hops on a private jet to perform at the Blizzard Ski Trip & does a brief interview on the plane. That same evening the Bawse arrives at the Orlando Executive Airport & host “HANGER 12″. Sunday night he caps off the weekend with a party at a club called “BEACHUM” – Maybach Music Group
Long time no see. So I’ve come across something incredibly interesting that is planning to happen February 18th in the ATL. Artist Brian Donnelly, also known as KAWS, will be joining his “Companion” at the High Museum of Art here in Atlanta, GA. For those that are not hip to former New Jersey/ New York Graffiti writer KAWS, he is a prolific pop artist that has done work for Kid Cudi, Pharrell Williams, Bape, Hennesy, Dos Equis, and most notably Kanye West‘s fourth studio album “808 and Heartbreak”. Kaws who worked as a background designer for Disney often uses bottom half of Mickey Mouse for his “Orginal Fake” collectibles and of course the four finger gloves on most of his printed and painted work as well. There will be a “Culture Shock” social after the already SOLD OUT lecture The High Museum will be conducting February 16th 2012. You can purchase tickets online for the event HERE. Be sure to visit the exhibit but most importantly support your local artists!
The soulful voice behind classic albums Brown Sugar and Voodoo seems to be finally back after an 11 year hiatus. Even though D’Angelo’s absence had much more to do with personal troubles than lack of musical inspiration,it looks like the good brother is back on the right track. He was spotted at Filadelfiakyrkan in Stockholm, Sweden performing new joints along with classic joints like “Chicken Grease” and “Shit, Damn, Motherfucker” to a lively crowd, with the energy and passion that we grown accustomed to from D’Angelo. I also see the homie Kendra Foster doing her thing signing background!! No word on an album just yet, but things are looking up. We need you D!!!
Episode #3 brings you behind the scenes of a recording session for the 2011 A3C Beats & Lyrics 2 Go Mixtape, followed by a ride through York City, & a radio interview with 89.3FM The Show in Atlanta.
DJ Rasta Root & Jah Prince’s 6 Year Anniversary of “Face Off Fridays” at MJQ Concourse in Atlanta brought out a large of number of celebrity guests & djs but most importantly record numbers of fans of real music. Ras Goldie held down the majority of the emcee duties for the evening while Jayforce introduced Killer Mike who hopped on stage to perform & alongside legendary West Coast emcee Ras Kass who came on stage to rep for a few bars as well. Guest djs included the Beatminerz, DJ Maseo of De La Soul, & a few others. 9th Wonder & his entire Jamla family, DJ Statik Selektah, Termanology, Joe Scudda, GLC, DJ GreenLantern, & many others fell through & enjoyed themselves as well for the jam packed evening. If you’re ever in Atlanta every second friday of the month make sure you stop by MJQ on Ponce De Leon. This Friday they will be celebrating the birthday of Phife Dawg of the legendary group A Tribe Called Quest so expect more madness & surprise guests to come through.
Party for the premiere of Beats, Rhymes & Life, the documentary centered around A Tribe Called Quest. The
group Phife performs and the affair is hosted by director Michael Rapaport.