May 10, 2011
Today, two exciting musical projects were released by hip hop’s very own living pioneers, Elzhi (formerly of Slum Village) & DJ Rhettmatic (world famous Beat Junkies). Elzhi’s Elmatic is a tribute record to the classic Nas debut, Illmatic, & features the talent of Detroit’s own Will Sessions on live instruments, DJ Dez on wax, Amp Fiddler on keys, & rapper Royce Da 5’9″! Rhett, for his own birthday, released Wonderlove as a dedication mix to fellow Taurus, the wonder himself, Stevie Wonder. Get your free downloads right unda.
- “XXL and Elzhi.com are proud to present Elzhi’s new mixtape, Elmatic, for free download. [Cop it here ***Fixed]
The 10-track offering—which finds the Detroit lyricist paying homage to Nas’s classic debute LP, Illmatic—was produced entirely by Will Sessions. Fellow D-Town MC Royce da 5’9” and Illmatic beatmaker Pete Rock also make appearances.
Fans can pre-order limited edition physical copies of the disc and other merchandise at elzhi.com. now. —XXL Staff”
“Beat Junkie Sound presents:
“Wonderlove” – A Tribute Mix to Stevie Wonder
Mixed by Dj Rhettmatic for Beat Junkie Sound
Recorded at The Sound-O-Matic Lab – Cerritos, Ca”
For full tracklisting, click photos for source site!
May 4, 2011
honeyBOOM vintage sportswear will be setting up shop at this year’s KING MI Bboy event. Come see the battles & exhibitions while you shop with vendors like myself, or other sportswear brands like Kings Without Crowns & Hardcore Detroit. There will also be a “Flyest Kicks” contest with a $100 footlocker giftcard to the person with the freshest footgear! Dope right? Come through! Then come party with Afrika Bambaataa afterwards!
MOTOR CITY ROCKERZ PRESENTS:
Saturday, May 7, 2011
8701 W. Vernor
Detroit, MI 48209
$8 with donation to rec center: art supplies, sports equipment, etc.
$5 with high school I.D.
Free for 13 years and under
May 4, 2011
March 18, 2011
My homegirl, Bgirl Ma-Ma of Hardcore Detroit breaking crew (in black hijab), came through for her exhibition battle against Bgirl Maresco from Virginia (in teal beanie). The event took place at the University of Michigan for Master the Art 8 (MTA8) on Saturday, March 12th, where both ladies ripped it on the floor as they displayed their skills and musicality in a featured exhibition battle. Maresco kicks it off properly: rockin’ the beat up & down, going in for the kill, giving us a full-length set. Ma-Ma was on complete battle mode, unleashing each round with full ammunition, she responded to Maresco with corresponding floor tricks & beat hitting.. & then some. Big ups to both bgirls, held it down to the fullest, without doubt! See for yourself, check the full five-round battle here.
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February 1, 2011
Hip Hop’s ultimate pioneer, the late, great, Dilla Dawg’s life is reflected through the video documentary, “Still Shining” directed by B. Kyle Atkins. The doc is to be released online on February 7, 2011 at The J Dilla Project & features rare footage of the legend himself, friends, fam, & musical colleagues of the same league. Turn it up louder! R.I.P.
January 18, 2011
URBAN FASHION WEEK PRESENTS:
DETROIT URBAN FASHION AWARDS
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Vondies on the River
260 Schweizer Place, Detroit, MI 48226
Red Carpet 7:00pm
Fashion Show 8:30pm
After Party 10:30pm
Cast your votes at: www.urbanfashionightout.com
More info: www.theurbanfashionweek.com
Awards will be handed out to the top urban designers, retailers and stylist throughout the City Of Detroit (Over 10 Awards will be handed out, nomination announcements will be made on Jan 3, 2011). Detroit is known for being one of the most fashionable cities in the country, let’s stand up Detroit!
UFW will present 4 Honorary Awards, starting with International Leather Designer “Al Wissam” and showing homage to the Golden Scissor Award Winner Detroit Hairstylist Icon “Little Willie”. The next area is retailer Pretty Pieces Clothing, and Urban Fashion Icon London “Deelishis” Charles for their outstanding craftsmanship in the Urban Fashion Industry. UFW will provide United Negro College Fund a percentage of profit from this event to assist Young African American to further their education. Saturday, Jan. 29th is the date for Black Hollywood will be in the Detroit Metropolitan Area.
Sponsorship, Fashion show participation and exhibit spaces opportunities are available for this exciting event. Please call 404-391-6895
December 9, 2010
CROWN ROYALE & MAGESTIK LEGEND
DOUBLE RELEASE PARTY
Thursday, December 9, 2010
208 S 1st St, Ann Arbor, MI
$5 / $8
“Join us to help celebrate Buff1 & DJ Rhettmatic’s self-titled debut album “Crown Royale” and Magestik Legend’s release “The Great Escape.”
There will be trivia questions for special exclusive prizes.
WSG: Danny Brown, Vaughan T. & T. Calmese aka New Jack Kings, Tres Styles and DJ Graffiti”
Pick up ‘The Great Escape’ by Magestik Legend at itunes
December 9, 2010
DREAM HAMPTON & THE MALCOLM X GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT PRESENTS
HIP HOP PROJECT
A HIP HOP BENEFIT CONCERT
DIRECTED BY DREAM HAMPTON
Friday, December 10, 2010
Charles H Wright Museum of African American History
General Motors Theatre
315 E Warren Ave, Detroit MI
$5 for members
$7 for non-members
brownpapertickets.com / 1-800-838-3006
Featuring exclusive interviews with exiled activist Assata Shakur, former Black Panther Kathleen Cleaver, political prisoner Mutulu Shakur, & others. Black August: A Hip-Hop Benefit Concert documents the movement behind the annual event that the non-profit Malcolm X Grassroots Movement produces, for more than a decade, to raise awareness about & support political prisoners in the U.S. Part concert film, Black August highlights performances in New York, Cuba, & South Africa featuring Mos Def, dead prez, Talib Kweli, David Banner, Common, & others.
November 30, 2010
Magestik Legend is nothing short of his name. The release of “The Great Escape” is now available for your audible pleasure, AND the first 250 copies each have a personalized autograph, appropriately named the “Signature Series.” The entire project was produced by Astronote & 14KT. You can copp your cd at magestiklegend.bandcamp.com for only 10 bones. Purchases also include a bonus copy of “Free Magestik Legend,” so nice!
Visit magestiklegend.bandcamp.com for all the deets!