Hip-Hop in the Central Valley (& elsewhere)

Hip-Hop in the 209…

The Bayliens (made up of Enzyme Dynamite & Jay Three) came to the 209 on The Close Encounters Tour. Along with Flossafee, The All Purpose DJs (DJ D & DJStyles), & Cobalt the bay-area crew represented at The Other Place on Yosemite Blvd. in Modesto on Saturday August 22nd. For more info check out myspace.com/bayliens

Existereo (of the Los Angeles underground super-group Shapeshifters) made an appearance in  Downtown Modesto at Copper Rhino’s Stout on Thirsty Thursday, August 27th. He was joined by Slop Opera, Cadalack Ron, Grains of Sand, & Ancient Mist for night of Hip-Hop in the 209.  Find out more at myspace.com/existereo

 Mistah FAB was in Stockton on Saturday, August 29th with P-Kiz. The Oakland MC performed at Maxims on Brookside Rd. FAB can be found at myspace.com/mistahfab

The Local Express Tour held their latest free concert at the Regal Theater Plaza in Downtown Stockton on Friday September 4th. The show featured True2Life (Apex & Sway-Z), Hit Kamp Boys, Mr. Goodbar, Lil Man, The Missez, Lunnie, Tecaree, Mac, Perry Zulu, BrownStar, RP-9, & Yung Joe (from the CBS Boys). Check out up-coming show dates at myspace.com/thelocalexpresstour

 Against All Odds was a night of Hip-Hop, spoken word poetry, and comedy brought to you by K-Cizzl Productions. The show went down at Modesto Virtual on Friday, September 4th and featured performances by Truth B Told, Fort Knox, Capital T, Juicealini, Da Goonz, Shawn Franco, Ed Jackson, Do-Dirty, Roberto, Isaac  Ames, Anthony K, Carlos Cano, & DJ 5on5. See what K-Cizzl has coming up at myspace.com/kcizzlproductions

Hip-Hop around Cali…

Anarchist Conference & Bookfair was the 2nd annual event of its kind in SoCal. Activists & organizers from the local area, out-of-town, & even out of state met for a full 2-days of workshops, info-sharing, speakers, literature, & of course music. A full-clip of Hip-Hop artists edutained the crowd at The UCLA Downtown Labor Center in Los Angeles. Sacrifice, Quese IMC, Guerrilla Queenz, Rebels to the Grain, Shining Soul, Sherman Austin, & Olmeca were some of the revolutionary artists who came in and rocked the mic. Go to anarchistconference.org to learn more.

Rock the Bells celebrated its 5th year of giving underground & conscious Hip-Hop a home on the stage. Whether you caught it on Saturday, August 8th at San Manuel Amphitheatre in Los Angeles or on Sunday, August 9th at Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco you were sure to catch a host of acts including Mystik-Journeymen, Buckshot, KRS-One, Psycho Realm, The Knux, Evidence & Alchemist, Chali 2Na, Slum Village, Eyedea & Abilities, Slaughterhouse, Raekwon, Rza, Tech N9ne, Reflection Eternal, La Coka Nostra, Big Boi (Outkast), Busta Rhymes, Common, The Roots, Ice Cube, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, & Nas. See what else is coming up at guerillaunion.com/rockthebells

Grind 4 the Green (the 2nd Annual) is a free, solar-powered concert that raises eco-awareness Hip-Hop style. It was held at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco on Sunday, August 30th.  This year’s event featured a “living-green” themed rap-battle, Lil-O, Flyawata, Mistah FAB, & Dead Prez. To see videos and more go to http://grindforthegreen.com

Send info on your show or event to RHHRorg@live.com

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