(Post by broken cool writer Maxine Ross...no Officer Ricky)
As we crossed over into Leimert Park it became clear this would not be a regular night in LA. The line to get into the MC thick Project Blowed was out the door and cats were squaded up 8-10 and sometimes more deep. An all female MC Song battle dubbed “The Female Perspective” hosted by the (Sis) Tem, a West Coast collective reminiscent of Wu-Tang, was a few minutes from going down.
The buzz in particular seemed to surround the Black Wall Street crew’s B-Fly, better acquainted as Los Angeles native The Game’s little sister who was entering the battle. Wearing a T-shirt brushed with the words “Thugs Need Hugs” burgundy hair streaks and two different rainbow dunks, one would imagine young B-Fly had swag to spare.
(Event recap and photos by broken cool writer ShaBe)
dead prez & DJ Green Lantern "Pulse of the People" Listening Session @ Chung King Studio 4/28/09
On a hot, spring evening while the rest of NYC was cooling off, Chung King Studios was heating up during a listening session of dead prez's latest album, Pulse Of The People. The iconic SoHo studio was packed to capacity with industry tastemakers, journalists, and other artists who wanted first dibbs on the next RBG classic. As the crowd indulged in their fair share of Heinekens and Coronas provided by the hosts, the beats pulsated and heads nodded in approval of M1 and stic.man's "Turn Off The Radio Vol.3", which was produced almost exclusively by the Evil Genius himself, Team Invasion captain DJ Green Lantern. On hand at the invitation only event were the creators of the musical masterpiece, dead prez, Green Lantern and Team Invasion, and Rack Lo of the infamous Lo-Lifes crew. Johnny Polygon, a guest MC on the album, blessed the guests with copies of his new EP, Group Hug on Invasion Music.
Read more and see additional event pics after the jump.
I'm sure Eminem is gonna be offended by that...seriously Officer Ricky. I realize the buzz will soon die off for "Deeper Than Rap" but this is pathetic. And who got dropped from Interscope? Did I miss something? What's he talking about?