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Big Hop & H2OKZ – That’s My Sh*t (Live)

We put this clip out awhile ago, but it had never made the blog, so I decided to post it today. Shouts to Herb Skee for filming this joint. It came from a show we did in Greenville last October. Make sure you check it out, and make sure you download the mixtape, Local Celebrity Status…

 


GreenStar Clothing

Super Shoutout to Drew from GreenStar Clothing for sending over a package of their first line of T-Shirts. The great thing about GreenStar is that all their clothing is made from recyclable goods, therefore helping the environment. The shirts feel dope, not some super-slim BS that you come across in recycled Tee’s. You will definitely catch me out and about rocking GreenStar Clothing, that’s for sure.

Make sure y’all hit up Drew if you want to purchase tee’s or hoodies. New designs & website are coming soon! Do your part & support the cause. Stay tuned for future events that I will be partnering up with GreenStar for. Hit up their facebook page and “like it.” 2011 is gonna be BIG!


Shakedown Street Blog

Shoutouts to ARobb & Eargasm Entertainment for having us out to the their Sucker Free Sunday last November. It’s a dope event, a weekly every Sunday night in the heart of Hillsborough St in Raleigh, NC. I highly suggest any artist to go out there and network, and show your skills.

This video features appearances & performances from Tuscon, S.Gold, AP, Seven, and yours truly. Make sure you check it out…

Filmed by Herb Skee of Tandem Productions. Edited by Giant Leap.


Kelsey Lu Interview/Performance

This video was taken in Winston-Salem at the show we did together at The Garage. “Drunk” doesn’t explain the state we were all in, by this point. Regardless, this interview makes for some good comedy.

 

All jokes aside, Kelsey Lu is one of the hidden gems in NC Hip Hop & music in general. I think that in a few years, we will all be looking up at her. So stay posted, and I will keep you updated on new music from her…


Holiday Hip Hop Show Blog(Greensboro,NC)

The Holiday Hip Hop show took place Thanksgiving Weekend, 2010  in Greensboro, NC. It was an event put on by Kotix aka Don DiGiorgio, featuring his parter-in-crime, Raw English, Lazurus & S.Gold, H2OKZ & yours truly. It was a fun night and the crowd was dope. Shoutouts to the 336 for coming through, as always. Sorry about the quality of this one compared to the last few. This was shot on a FlipCam, and iPhone.

Check it out tho, and see Kotix & Raw English perform “EppyVille,” Lazurus & S.Gold perform “So Raleigh,” & me, H2OKZ, Kotix perform “Dressed to Kill.”

 


Big Hop & H2OKZ – Ridin’ On That Wave(ECU Tribute) Video

I put this video montage together a little while back. It features random footage from various East Carolina University tailgates. If anyone reading this has ever been to Greenville for a football game, then they will tell you that making it in to the game is optional, however, getting crunk at the tailgate is a necessity. Check out and enjoy the college drunkeness. Local Celebrity Status is available for FREE download here…


Winston-Salem Tour Footage

Check out this short doc put together about our show in Winston-Salem last month with Scottie Flippen. It was filmed and edited by Herb Skee of Da Tandem Productions. Shoutouts to everyone who made the trip and performed that night. It was dope…


Big Hop + X3M – Everything Is Impossible (Free Download)

2010 marked the release of the long awaited collaboration EP between Serbian producer, X3M, and yours truly. The project was recorded from 2008-9, but finally got mixed and mastered late this year.

The project came out and was acclaimed by the critics and bloggers across the globe. We received lots of downloads, views on our video, and were posted on over 30 blogs. Overall the project was a success and opened a lot of doors for both X3M & I. Everything Is Impossible featured songs such as “I Changed My Life,” “What It Is,” & “I Don’t Make Sense.” This project was also full of dope guest appearances including, MindsOne, Diablo Archer, & L.E.G.A.C.Y. Make sure you download it for FREE here…


Big Hop – I Changed My Life (Video)

This video marked a special day for me. It was the first time I put together a video in HD for myself. My homie Herb Skee of Da Tandem filmed it, and I edited it. It did fairly well online and we got a lot of good feedback. Shoutouts to everyone in Greenville who let us film in their locations(East Coast Music & Video/Rehab Bar). We actually weren’t sure what song we were gonna shoot the video right up until we shot it. So for the lack of preparation, I think it turned out great. Haha. Make sure you check it out and rate it, leave commments, and enjoy…


Big Hop & Kotix – Super High (Free Mixtape)

The second joint I released in April of last uear was Super High, a mixtape I created with Greensboro legend, Don Kotix. It’s not too hard to tell what the theme of this project was…

Super High garnered a lot of attention online, with over 1000 downloads. I guess it makes sense after the revitalization of “Weed Rap” we saw last year with the likes of Wiz, Currensy, Smoke Dza & others. Our project featured a few new joints, a couple remixes of old joints, & more. HIGHlights include Earth2TheSeed, All Types, Roll The Haze Remix, The Apple Song Remix, among others. Production credits include D. Allen, DJ Pedo, StretchKnockS, etc. Guest appearances feature KONSci of MindsOne, L.E.G.A.C.Y., H2OKZ, Mic Savvy, & more. So be sure to download this joint and toast to it while you listen. You can download it for FREE here…


Big Hop & H2OKZ – Local Celebrity Status (Free Mixtape)

Today, I am highlighting the joints I released in 2010. First off is the collaborated mixtape with Greenville, NC H2OKZ (Pronounced Hooks).

April was a big month for me in 2010. I released 2 mixtapes and did a string of shows to promote the releases. LCS was a fun mixtape to put together with such favorites like, “It’s On,” “That’s My Sh*t,” “LCS,” “Party Life,” & more. The theme of the project was having fun and doing what you love. Guest appearances from Trigga, Mic L!VE, and Lady J. Production from StretchKnockS, Carolina Beats, L’O, Ill-It Beatz and more. Download this joint for FREE here


“Money, Money” feat. K. Hill (prod. by Ced Hughes)

Make sure you download this joint that I was lucky enough to get K. Hill on a few years back. “Money, Money” was the single off of my 2008 mixtape, The Self Portrait, which was the prelude to The Investment. Not only did K. Hill lay down a dope verse, but the beat was made by the supertalented emcee/producer Ced Hughes. If you like this song, you can download the whole mixtape here

DOWNLOAD “MONEY, MONEY” feat. K. Hill


K. Hill – Why Don’t Cha?

This video will always be a classic to K. Hill & I. & I hope the rest of the NC Hip Hop community feels the same. This video came about as Hill hit me up and told me he needed a quick, one-shot video done as promotion for a video that producer NickThe1der was putting together. He invited me to his homeboy, Ali’s crib, and after a quick sesh, we knocked out about 10 shots on the makeshift green screen that Ali had made in his garage. The kicker is that I had never worked with green screen before. But after a few tutorials and a little bit of creativity, the video for “Why Don’t Cha?” sprung to life. This was another one of my first videos that made a splash on the major blogs. Check it out…


S.Gold’s “The Forecast” Release Party w/K. Hill & more

Make sure you check out K. Hill this Friday night in Raleigh as he performs at S. Gold‘s mixtape release party at the Southland Ballroom. Besides Hill, you can catch Lazrso superstars, S.Gold & Lazurus, Drique London, Yours Truly, and more. It’s gonna be a dope night, so if you like what you have seen & heard from K. Hill today, make sure you are there…


O.N.E. Interview with K. Hill (2008)

This is an interview that I did with K. Hill awhile back when I was trying to get my initial blog started. Although I never got the ball rolling successfully with the site, K. still proved to be a dope interview. Listen as he talks about upcoming projects, the North Cack, and how he ended up on the Jean Grae album. There is also a performance from Local 506 mixed into the interview, and an intro by Skyzoo…


Wilmington Producer’s Showcase Blog/Video

Here goes the first video in a series I am about to release. Since the release of Everything Is Impossible, I have had the honor of doing shows in Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Greenville, Greensboro, Roanoke VA, & more in order to promote. I tried to get footage at almost all of the shows, and now I am putting them together for your viewing pleasure. This joint has appearances from Skates, L’O, DJ Pedo, DJ Bigg B, and Reece Beats. Shoutout to Herb Skee of Da Tandem Productions for coming along and getting the dope HD footage. Holla at that guy if you need some work done…