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Hip Hop Events in the 919 Tonight…

If you are in the Raleigh-Durham area this evening, and you feel like you have nothing to do, well then you are utterly wrong. Not only is there one dope local event going on, but there is 2 dope hip hop events going on! Haha, here is the rundown…

First up is the Triangle’s bad guy, L.E.G.A.C.Y., performing alongside Sun Up, Son Down, Sleep Control, Garland Mason Band, and more. This show will actually be more of a mixed genre show with blends of hip hop and rock. Make sure you check out Sun Up, Son Down tho. It is the brainchild of former Plan B artist, Rivera with help from B-Wise formerly of Odd Numbers. They pack a lotta punch in their set.

If it’s not Raleigh tonight, then it’s gotta be Chapel Hill, as some of the hottest acts the Triangle have to offer square off in this hip hop extravanganza. See Tuscon, Lazurus, Drique London, Ease, SkyBlew, Azon Blaze and others tonight at the Library(in case, you couldn’t find it on the flyer/ahem cough cough, holla at me for your graphic design. haha).

Both shows are going to eb a great time with even better music, so make sure you hit one of them up tonight…

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…

Dj Noumenon & Tim Martell – Radio Hi-Jack Vol. 1

Shoutout to the homie DJ Noumenon, for this new mix that he teamed up with Tim Martell for. If you are unfamiliar with Noumenon, you might know him as longtime collaborator with NC Hip Hop group, MindsOne outta Wilmington. I met Noums at a show in Greenville many moons ago before he took his talents up to NYC. He is good peoples and an even more talented DJ. I have seen this guy pull tricks live that a lot of DJ’s couldn’t dream of. So make you check out this mix of classic Hip Hop from him and Tim Martell here

Azon Blaze – Kaleidoscope (Free Mixtape)

Shoutout to Azon Blaze for repping NC hard in December. First it was the collaboration mixtape with SkyBlew, now he drops his solo offering, Kaleidoscope. With features from NC Hip Hop staples like Cesar Comanche, Hiromenbipp, Sarah Kaboom and more, this joint is filled with talent. Make sure you download it for FREE here

Professa – For Mii (Free Download)

Shout out to Professa. He is a 252 representer who has been moving up the ranks of NC producers. With his new EP, he gives you a handful of Dilla-esque beats to rock out to. My favorite joint is Heavenly Moon Cutter. The sample on that track is crazy. Plus he remixes one of my favorite Jay-Z songs up here, Allure. Make sure you download this project for FREE here

“Blowed Away” feat. Ed E. Ruger (Free Download)

Check out this new banger from Tennessee artist Smurf Durrt featuring Knoc & NC’s own Ed E. Ruger. This joint has been nominated as “Banger of the Year” at the Knocdown Awards. Make sure you download it for FREE here

Carlitta Durand – Nostalgic Nights (Free Ep)

Shutout to Miss Durand on the release of her new EP, Nostalgic Nights. It’s a collection of Soul & R&B that will undoubtedly create the mood, if you know what I mean.

So support NC Hip Hop & R&B and make sure you download this project for FREE here

Mixed Solution & All I Can See, Is Tonight at 5 Star

If you are in Raleigh tonight and you are looking for something to do, make sure you hit up 5 Star in downtown for a dope, FREE, hip hop show. Mixed Solution is a mixed live band that has been throwing down in the Triangle for a minute, and All I Can See, Is is a side project of the uber-talented, Mic L!VE of the Balance. L!VE is a good friend of mine and he was featured on both Super High & Local Celebrity Status last year. Stop in for a great lineup, and some of the Triangle’s best food and libations tonight at 5 Star…

Murs & 9th Wonder – I Used to Love H.e.r. (Again)

Murs & 9th Wonder have proven to be a formidable duo. They have released a handful of albums over the last few years, and each one seems to get better & better. Check out this video form their last offering. It’s a remake of Common’s classic. Dope visuals and  dope rhymes…what else could you want?!?

MTTS presents Under the Tree (Free Download)

Shoutout to Ty Bru, MTTS, and Medly Records for putting together this dope ass Xmas mixtape featuring some of NC’s finest talent. I remember seeing when Ty initially said he wanted to put this project together, and in the time given, this mixtape is a masterpiece. Big ups to everyone who got involved and has a song on it. This joint will definitely do it’s part in lighting up the tree this Xmas. Get it for FREE exclusively here

Ricky Shabazz & The Boom Bap Boys – Free Shabazz (Free Download)

Make sure you download this project which features exclusive joints from some of the best up & coming hip hop acts out today, including the NC homies, Kooley High & Chaundon. You can download it for FREE right here

K-Hill – Millions (Prod. by Picasso) Video

Shoutout to K-Hill for this joint. I had the honor of editing it, and I really think it came out dope. Look for all the NC Hip Hop artists cameos at the club shot, that ish is bonkers. & shouts to Picasso for hitting K off with such a banger of a beat. Achilles Hill out soon…

Drique London x Pump It Up Media – “Award Tour”

Shoutout to the homie Drique for banging out another dope joint in his weekly series. On this round, he and Pump It Up Media team up to promote hip-hop by remaking Tribe Called Quest “Award Tour”. Tributing real hip-hop.Take a listen, like it, love it and download the track for FREE here….

MindsOne – “Break” (Prod. by Kev Brown)

Shoutout to my Port City brethren, MindsOne, for the release of their second joint off of their album, Self Reliance. As expected, this joint is a banger. Here is the info:
MindsOne has released their follow up single from the critically acclaimed album “Self Reliance” on Soulspazm Records.  ‘Break’, produced by Low Budget’s own Kev Brown, serves as an ode to rhythm.  While MindsOne crew Emcees Tronic and KON Sci detail crowd motivation and movement, DJ Noumenon sets up a platform for the technical DJ work which is strategically placed throughout the course of the song.  Fellow scratch masters Rob Swift (the X-Ecutioners), DJ Excess (Ned Hoddings), J Smoke and DJ Spictakular (the Allies) display an array of precise cutlery which justify their places as highly respected DJs in the international scratch community.
The single can be downloaded for FREE here
Artwork by Big Muhfuckin Hop.

Apple Juice Kid – Frank Sinatra Remixed

As I stated in a post a few daze ago, The Apple Juice Kid is a legend in NC Hip Hop. This cat was not winning, he was conquering beat battles before beat battles became trendy. With his mix of live instrumentation, and now collaborations with many well known artists, such as Wale, Mos Def, MC Lyte & more, The Apple Juice Kid has solidified his place among the best to do it. During the North Cack Tour 2007(County Lines Clothing), I got the chance to open up for his group, FreeBass 808, which he formed with Suede of Camp Lo. Make sure you download his new mixape here