Hip-Hop LIVES in the Central Valley

This section is usually called Hip-Hop Visits the Central Valley, but this month we were inspired by the local shows and homegrown Hip-Hop events that happened in Modesto and Stockton recently. Check It Out:

l_cbf219595d9342529a6219ede56b5cc6209 IndieFest-  On Thursday April 2nd downtown Modesto’s “Virtual” was the setting for the 2nd annual 209 Indiefest 2009. “The 209 Indiefest is meant to showcase underground hip-hop artists in the 209, starting with ourselves in Modesto and then including cities  like Stockton, Tracy, and Merced” said  local rapper/promoter and organizer of the event Cob@lt “we just want to showcase the local scene like we have been for the last 10 years.” The shows line-up included Central Valley heavy-hittters like Fig.Mutant, NikFuq, Grains of Sand, PenPoint, Doja Clik, SamRaw, The Thurd, Ill Crew, Ruff City, JabberJawz, and Living Proof. More local Hip-Hop shows from Cob@lt and Virtual are soon to come. The next show is scheduled for June 19th. For more info visit myspace.com/cobalt

Anarchist Café– On Saturday April 25th Modesto’s downtown 10th street File0111plaza (in front of Brenden Theater) became a  “space to reclaim downtown from police and business interests and give out some reeal revolutionary literature to the people” according to Modesto Anarcho group member and Café organizer Crudo “we brought in a hip-hop group from the bay area this time and it really brought a large and diverse crowd.” Beltaine’s Fire (beltainesfire.com) was the Hip-Hop group that provided much of sounds for the event. This Celtic rap group’s MC spit smart and sharp lyrics to a live band complete with a drummer, bassist, and violinist.  The evening also included political spoken word, and presentations from CopWatch, The Needle Exchange, and more. The Anarchist Café is put on twice a year. For info on the next café and other Modesto Anarcho events visit myspace.com/modanarcho   

l_3b0d8e34f7724faa92096092667cfb4eThe Local Express Tour– On various dates from April 7th to May 26th in various places in Stockton such as the Matinee Bar and the Regal Theater plaza. UOP student and event organizer Apex (from the Hip-Hop group True2Life) stated “we are a traveling showcase of local unsigned artists, we’re basically trying to form a coalition, a pact with artists all over California and all over the country to create shows for our local artists give them a buzz and move forward in their musical careers and growing their fan-bases together and plan events and shows together.”Other local rappers, singers, and DJs that performed include Sway-Z (from True2Life), Lunnie, Simone Nia Rae, The Missez (Phantom Hip-Hop), DJ Dupree, TKiz, Duce, Radio 3000, & Miko J. For the latest about Local Express go to myspace.com/thelocalexpresstour

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