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Oct 02

Culture Clash SF was a veritable who’s who of Bay Area hip hop last night at the Regency Ballroom. Triple Threat (Apollo, Shortkut & Vinroc) took the top spot.  B-Love took some pics.

Dirty Bird brought out Pharoahe Monch & Too $hort

(crazy filming from the crowd courtesy of Boogie Brown)

Triple Threat surprised the crowd a personalized version of “Nuthin’ But A G-Thang”  and an appearance by Crystal Waters


(side of the stage filming is never the greatest, but you get the idea…)

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Apr 20

You know a bunch of our folks are celebrating.  594 reprinted their classic shirt “Bomb City”.

Opio x Equipto did a special mix tape available on their bandcamp page. The first 50 downloads are free, the rest are $4.20 (edit: the page is now live).

And Billy Jam has been busy posting up related videos…

 

 

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Apr 29

Sorry, we were seriously snoozers on posting this.  Opio & Unjust’s tribute to the Big Lebowski.  Click image above or http://opio.bandcamp.com/

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Feb 24

More Bars in More Places Tour 2010 Kickoff Show

The Second Annual More Bars in More Places Tour kicks off at The Rockit Room in San Francisco with a strong line up of thought-provoking Hip Hop artists of substance.  Headlined by Hieroglyphics artists, Casual, Opio, A-plus and Knobody, alongside Germane, Sellassie, and DJ Lex, as they promise to bring authentic hip hop with a commitment to quality music and a live show!

$8.00 PRESALE TICKETS HERE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/100402

THIS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28th at RUBY SKYY, DOWNTOWN SF

SELLASSIE to support THE GOODIE MOB REUNION and THE JACKA!

** special $15 presales.. (DONT SLEEP):  http://goodiemob-weallwegot.eventbrite.com

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Feb 09

“This particular song is about elevating your art form past the norms and standards of an industry with an ever narrowing emotional range.” – Opio

The Video:

West Coast/Midwest trio Chosen Few (comprised of MC’s Cold Showda, Charles “Chop” Cooper, and producer Unjust) are preparing to drop their highly anticipated Hiero Imperium Records debut, New World Symphony, on April 6th. The first official single, “Elevation,” hits the streets  today, and the crew have been hard at work finishing their chilled-out, yet heavy-hitting new video to go along with it. Shot up close and personal with the emcees spitting to the camera, the video takes place in a small and shadowy room – representing feelings of isolation, confusion, and loneliness that so many can relate to feeling at some point or another. But on the flipside, despite the track’s dark and almost bleak feel, listen closely, because the message is one of motivation rather than misery.

“Elevation” features a guest appearance from lyrical maestro Opio of the Bay Area’s Souls Of Mischief, who true to form, delivers a tight package of carefully crafted lyrics that get straight into your head. “The idea of always elevating, getting better, wiser and stronger is something I always try to do in all aspects of life, music, art, business, spirituality” says Opio. The song is about taking a stance, being aware of your surroundings, and elevating past limitations.

Buy the song at itunes.

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