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Check Me Out Tonight at The Berkeley Cafe in Raleigh, NC

Yoooooooo, if you are in the Raleigh area, you better be ready to party and enjoy this Holidaze… It’s gonna be crazy tho. The lineup is insane, it’s only $5, & we are all going to be throwing down. So if you are with it, show your face…

I am opening up for Big K.R.I.T. & Freddie Gibbs at the Soapbox in Wilmington, NC TONIGHT!

If you have hung out with me for more than an extended period  of time in the last year, ans we began discussing the “new” school of up & coming hip hop artists, two names easily came to mind. Big K.R.I.T., the Def Jam signee from Mississippi whose mixtape, KRIT Wuz Here, was the best project I heard released last year, and Freddie Gibbs, the gangsta ass muhfucka from Gary, Indiana, who recently signed to Young Jeezy’s CTE. Both of these artist possess the grit and lyricism that I crave when looking for new artists. So when I heard they were touring together, I made it a point to make sure I could be in attendance. It wasn’t until recently that I was blessed with the opportunity to actually open up for them. So thank you to Louis T & County Lines Clothing, and the Soapbox for making it happen. Pick up tickets here. Promote it on facebook here. THANKS.

I am performing tonight in Greenville, NC

Shoutout to GreenStar Clothing for putting together this event tonight at the Tank in Greenville. This is my first time performing in the 252 since a couple gigs last fall, and I am eager to get back to Pirate Country. G-Vegas always looked out for me in the past, so I am set to tear the roof off that biotch tonight. As normal for my shows down there, I am sharing the stage with H2OKZ & DJ Brillowhead. Also, Lamont Coal will be blessing everyone with his creativeness, performing beats and sequencing live, while bringing out NCHipHop monsters, K-Hill & J Capri. So make sure you come out and support a dope show with a dope lineup. It’s Greenville, so there will be insane drink specials and lots of women. Catch me on stage around midnight. See you there…

Chapel Hill is the spot to be at tonight….

Whoa. After the last two days of UNC basketball, I think it’s about time everybody exhales(after inhaling, of course), and enjoys life for a little bit. & where else better to do that then in the heart of Tar Heel country, itself. Chapel Hill is the move tonight if you are looking for a good hip hop event. Some of the state’s finest emcees will be in the building to put on a show that will leave you gasping for air. King Mez, fresh off of his first MTV appearance and the release of The King’s Khrysis, will be holding it down. 9th Wonder, and Kooley High prized pupil, Rapsody will be doing her usual murderous microphone routine, Lazurus, Poe Mack, IllPo, and others will also be out repping for NC. Lastly, I will be there doing my usual 2 step on stage. So if you want to get out and celebrate tonight, do it in a smart manner….WITH US! Come tru. Jack Sprat. Show starts at 10p…

Flyer by me.

I am Performing Tonight in Wilmington…

If you are in the Wilmington area, you need to come out to 16 Taps tonight for this international hip hop affair. The homie, Mandisi from Colour Culture hit me up awhile back about coming down to Port City to rock with them at their upcoming show. Being a major fan of ILM, I obviously jumped at the opportunity. Tonight is set to be crazy with Colour Culture, a crew of artists who come from various countries around the world, FineArts, who have ties to Philly, VA, and other spots, Roanoke VA’s Poe Mack, & yours truly(only god knows what area I am repping these daze, hahaha). The event is being hosted by AYPMedia’s The Original Mr. Neva Dedd, & you know how he brings out a good crowd. I am bringing the homie, H2OKZ down to rock with me, so on the whole, this is a show that you won’t want to miss. Shouts again to all my #910 people who are coming out tonight. Can’t wait to see everyone. 16 Taps, 11pm. Be there…

I am Performing Tonight in Roanoke VA…

Tonight is shaping up to be a crazy night. Besides such VA/NC artists, Poe Mack, Bo Jankans, Lazurus, and more, you have Rapper Big Pooh of the legendary, Little Brother, that will be rocking the stage. You can’t put a value on the motivation that LB has provided any true school fan, especially artists from NC. At Awful Arthur’s this evening, Pooh will be joined by HOJ teammate, Chaundon. The show starts at 10pm, sharp, and if you are under 21, you need to be there by then, to assure that you can get in. DJ Van Gundy is on the wheels, so you can expect a lot of wit on his end. Hahaha. But if you are in a 100 mile radius of the 540 tonight, you have no excuse as to where else you should be. Come rock with us, and have a great time, listening to great music…

Flyer design by me, ho…

Tanya Morgan is performing Tonight in Raleigh…

Dear Raleigh Brethren & Brethrenesses,

Please do the right thing tonight & go support a great hip hop act. Tanya Morgan is comprised of two artists, Von Pea & DonWill. They are a much heralded, underground group that has toured the globe in pursuit of musical domination. Early in their career they frequently collaborated with HOJ artists, won the Myspace unsigned artist contest, and built a buzz with their dope lyrics and golden era vibe. Tonight, thanks to AWOL at GetDownSon Entertainment, they are performing at the Berkeley Cafe with a stack of other dope artists. I saw them live the last time they were in Raleigh, and it was one of the best shows of the year. So instead of doing the same old thing, going to the same old bar, and listening to the same old music, hit up the Berkeley Cafe on Martin St. & enjoy a great show…

Artwork by me. Who else?!?

I’m Performing Tonight In Richmond…

Once again, Super shoutouts to Poe Mack for inviting me to perform at a couple events on the ShoeString Budget Tour. Tonight, we are performing at Alley Katz in Richmond. I have only performed in the 804 once before, so I am excited to get back. & not only do you have the excitment of seeing me rock, but Nickelus F. will be in the building. If you are unfamiliar with his movement, go to google and wikipedia his ass. You might be pleasantly surprised. Also performing tonight is Poe Mack, Bo Jankans, Jah-I-Witness, Black Liquid, and more. So get out there early and show some support for this dope ass lineup tonight. Hit me up for more info…

NC United Show Tonight (Greensboro)

Shoutouts to my brother Don DiGiorgio (formerly Kotix) for holding down Greensboro with the first ever NC United show tonight. Besides the Don, you can check out sets by his longtime collaborator Raw English, SkyBlew, Lazurus & S.Gold, Scottie Flippen & Kelsey Lu, AP & Seven, Celenski, & N’DngR Species. Mike Machete is holding down the DJ duties & the show starts at 10p sharp. That’s a helluva lineup, so if you are in the #336, there’s only one spot to be at tonight. & stay tuned for more NC United events & more. I got a feeling you will be seeing that a lot more in the future…

Flyer design by me.

For The Love of Music Show/Gone With The Wind (Video)

Super Shoutouts to S.Gold for throwing this NC star studded event tonight. For the Love of Music Show has been in the works for quite some time now. The plan is to shower all the ladies in the building with roses and enough hip hop flavor to kill a horse(haha, not really, but kinda). You know anytime a cast like S.Gold, Lazurus, 1100 Huntaz, Skyblew, the homie Don DiGiorgio(formerly Kotix), and others get together, it’s gonna be a crazy throw down. Well tonight is no different.

If you are in the 919, the spot to be at tonight is Southland Ballroom on West St. If you get there before 11p, you even save a couple dollars on the door charge. So get out there early, and have a blast. But before you do that, check S.Gold’s new video for “Gone With The Wind” featuring Lazurus, shot by Kent Willard of Depth of Sound…

For the Love of Music Artwork created by me, bitches!

The Complete Super Bowl Experience

Shoutout to the homie Lazurus for linking with Eargasm Entertainment, Hustlemill.com & others to put together a full day of events in celebration of the Super Bowl. It starts off with a video game contest, then there’s the Super Bowl Party, and lastly is Sucker Free Sunday, all in one spot! So come out early and stay late. It all takes place at the Black Flower in Raleigh. Here is more info about the festivities…
Lazrso & TheMediaJunkies.com presents

The Complete Superbowl Sunday Experience!

3 Events 1 Day
**The Madden Tournament Invitational**

Live Performances by
*Azon Blaze
*J. Capps

**The Superbowl Party**

with Live Halftime performances by
*Elliot Johnson
*& Ignite Minds

**The Sucker-Free Superbowl Sunday Night Sessions: Savvy Send Off Edition**

Combining Eargasm’s Sucker Free Sunday (Raleigh), HustleMill.com & SRC Universal’s Sunday Night Sessions (Chapel Hill) and & Lazrso’s Complete Superbowl Sunday Experience into ONE MASSIVE EVENT!

Live Performances from
*J Capri
*Skiip Luciano
*Mic Savvy

This is also ~The Official Mic Savvy Going Away Party~
so lets send Sav off to Charlotte in STYLE!

DJ Black Dragon, DJ Trizzack, & DJ Nyce Danger on the Wheels All Day Long


Nentendo Wii, PS3, Super NES, & Xbox 360 on deck ALL DAY LONG
(Bring whatever games you want to play)

Let US be your Superbowl Sunday plans this year!

The Black Flower
517 Peace St
Raleigh NC 27603


24/7 “Masters of Ceremony” Mixtape Release Party Tonight in Raleigh

Big ups to the homie, Chedda Chapp, and his movement 24/7. Tonight they are throwing down in Raleigh at the Berkeley Cafe, and it’s sure to be a big night. Not only is the 24/7 cast performing, but also my good friends, MindsOne, Scottie Flippen & Kelsey Lu and more. It’s hosted by Lazurus & Drique London, and Nyce Danger is on the 1’s & 2’s. If you are in Raleigh & love hip hop, this is the spot to be at tonight…

Murs Tour + Paid Dues Festival

If you didn’t know, I am a big fan of Murs. He has been doing his thing for awhile on the West Coast, from starring in the group, Living Legends, working on various other projects with various other artists(9th Wonder, Slug, etc) and running the very successful, Paid Dues Fest. In anticipation for this years festival, he has announced a 35 city tour. Among the spots he’s hitting this time around are Local 506(Carrboro, NC) & Awful Arthur’s(Roanoke, VA). I am definitely going to try & hit one of those up. I suggest you do the same. Murs puts on one of the best live shows of any solo hip hop artist. Here are the rest of the dates of the tour:

2/17: San Diego, CA (House Of Blues)
3/12: Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
2/18: Fresno, CA (Starline)
3/13: Philadelphia, PA (North Star Bar)
2/19: Santa Clara, CA (Avalon)
3/15: Baltimore, MD (Ottobar)
2/21: Portland, OR (Hawthorne Theatre)
3/16: Roanoke, VA (Awful Arthur’s Seafood)
2/22: Seattle, WA (El Corazon)
3/17: Carrboro, NC (Local 506)
2/24: Vancouver, BC (Future Of Sound)
3/18: Atlanta, GA (Masquerade [Hell Stage])
2/25: Victoria, BC
3/19: St. Augustine, FL (Cafe 11)
2/26: Kamloops, BC
3/20: Orlando, FL (The Social)
2/27: Calgary, AB (Republic)
3/21: Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Culture Room)
3/01: Winnipeg, MN (Pyramid Cabinet)
3/22: Tampa, FL (The Crowbar)
3/03: Minneapolis, MN (Fine Line)
3/23: Gainesville, FL (Common Grounds)
3/04: Chicago, IL (Lincoln Hall)
3/24: New Orleans, LA (The Parish)
3/05: Indianapolis, IN (Earth House)
3/25: Houston, TX (Fitzgerald’s)
3/06: Pittsburgh, PA (Club Cafe)
3/26: Austin, TX (Emo’s [inside])
3/08: Ottawa, ON
3/27: Denton, TX (Hailey’s)
3/09: Toronto, ON (Wrong Bar)
3/29: Santa Fe, NM (Corazone)
3/10: Burlington, VT (Higher Ground Showcase Lounge)
3/30: Tucson, AZ (Club Congress)
3/11: Boston, MA (Royale)
3/31: Temple, AZ (Clubhouse)

Paid Dues Fest is an annual hip hop festival that takes place in San Bernardino, CA. There will be 3 stages this year, and each one is packed with dope performers including, Slaughterhouse, Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy Collective, Bun B, Black Star, Immortal Technique, Rawth(Asher Roth & Nottz), Dead Prez, Binary Star, Lil B the BasedGod, Shock G & Humpty Hump, Planet Asia, Blu, Fashawn & more. Check the flyer for more details…

Review & Video from the Move Mountains Release Party

Shout to Poe Mack for the release of his new KevinNottingham.com sponsored project, Move Mountains. Like many of y’all know, we celebrated the release with a show in Raleigh a few weeks ago. From that show came a dope review and video of my performance, shot by Kris of Oktobervision(www.youtube.com/oktobervision). Here are some of the kind words written about my performance from HypeNC.com & Ty Bru:

Third on the all-star lineup was well respected NC veteran and crowd pleaser, Big Hop, who is the true definition of an M.C. any way you look at it; a microphone controller, master of ceremonies, a mover of crowds, music commentator…he is all of that.

Hop’s set highlighted a few tracks from his“Everything Is Impossible” project, which is a collaborative effort with the hard-hitting Serbian producer, X3M.

On the track “I Don’t Make Sense,” Hop forfeited a performance verse to bring up another well respected and multi-talented emcee/musician Ignite Mindz in order to hit the audience with another completely original NC hip-hop flavor, which was an added bonus to an already stellar night.

Hop also dropped his crowd-catching favorite “I Love The 80’s” single, in which the entire track was purposely laced with countless references to sitcoms from that time period.

Prior to the start of the song, Hop invited the crowd to count the number of these references. If they got the answer correct, he would buy five drinks for them. No one could keep up. Perfect concept, perfect execution and above all, perfect bait for the next Big Hop performance.

Peace to Ty for writing such a kind words, as well as joining me on stage for a quick collaboration of the minds. If you want to read the rest of the interview, check it out at http://hypenc.com/2010/2011/01/25/move-mountains-release-party/.

& make sure you check out the video from the show:

AYPmagazine.com – 1 Year Anniversary Tonight!

Tonight marks a special night for the homies over at AYPmagazine.com. It’s their one year anniversary, and as you should expect from those guys, they are throwing a big ass party to celebrate. Reggae favorites, Selha Dubb, team up with hip hop acts like Scottie Flippen, Roddy J, SkyBlew, & Ty Bru, to create a helluva lineup. Dr. Jones will be manning the DJ duties, and it’s hosted by the Original Mr. Neva Dedd. So if you are in the 910, or Port City, there is only one place to be tonight…

Design by me…

Days 3: Old Hearts For New Lungs Benefit Concert Series

Once again, supershoutouts to Adam Rottin for throwing this string of events to help 14 year-old, Corey Gradin, raise money for her double lung transplant. Unfortunately, due to work, I am not going to be able to make it down to Raleigh to participate in the festivities, but I know my brethren will hold it down in my place.

Tonight’s show is at the Brewery and it features COOL KID COLLECTIVE, A TIND JINN, 1100 HUNTAZ, KNOCK OUT ROSES, DJ NONE ONE & 2PERCENT. It’s hosted by Rottin himself, and it’s going to be a marvelous time. So make sure you check it out tonight at the Brewery on Hillsborough St…