The Epic Fest photo vault is now open! This is only photos of Day 1. Photos of Day 2 are done but I need about 10 more likes of Facebook before I post them. So make sure you CLICK HERE to like the Cheats Movement on Facebook. Please share these photos online. I got some real special photos from a very special night. Enjoy – and like the FB Page. I can only keep this blog going with your support and support for content I’m posting.
Last weekend my dude Cain McCoy and Team Slapdash took over Strange Matter for two nights of events. I was able to make it out to Cain’s Birthday Bash. The event featured performances from Eli Dynamite, Sky Blew, Les La Britanica, Dr. Millionaire (Former Isaiah and Hovey), Rebel E, Conrizzle, and Suburban District.
It is always nice to see RVA’s hip hop community supporting each other. The more I cover RVA’s hip hop scene – the more I realize that everything is not always what appears on the surface but Friday night was more love than anything else and that was promising. I’ve said before and I say again now - The Cheats Movement Blog is really about the positive elements in RVA’s creative community. If you are on your grind and doing things the right way – that uplifts the creative community – hit me up. There is just something about that Cheats Movement Logo – it’s starting to catch on. #WESEEIT.
Conrizzle, Octavion Xcellence, Isaiah, and Hovey getting it in.
I’m always excited to meet young entrepreneurs in RVA. It doesn’t matter if you work in music – fashion – business – etc. – if you are doing something positive for the city and on your grind – I can appreciate that and, in a many ways, relate. I first worked with Slapdash at the RVA Music Fest: Hip Hop Hooray and it’s been love ever since. It’s one thing to be young and grinding in the hip hop scene – but what I respect about Slapdash is their work ethic promoting local hip hop events. Historically, RVA has struggled to maintain reoccurring hip hop events. That started to change in 2011 with the growing success of The Rebirth – FaceMelt Friday – and others that I know I’m forgetting (my bad). “Some” RVA venues (mostly notably The Camel – S/O to them) have really benefited for the attention that the RVA music is receiving theses days. That attention is also paying off for Slapdash creators Cain McCoy and Octavion Xcellence. Last weekend’s Slapdash event at the Camel, was not only supported by RVA hip-hop fans but also by some of the most talented hip-hop artist in RVA – (if they were performing or not). I will post all of The Cheats Movement Photos later this week but, “Why I Love RVA Today” — Team Slapdash. Below is a small preview of what is to come with my photos of the weekend — keep spreading the word about The Cheats Movement blog and LIKE THE CHEATS MOVEMENT ON FACEBOOK. RVA we are in this together!
CONRIZZLE – JUST RELEASED SOME NEW — CHECK THAT!
Face Melt Friday is always a fun shoot — a lot of love and support for each other and hip-hop. I’ve been crazy busy preparing for RVA HOT SAUCE on Oct 21st! Make sure you come through and support the fam. BUT I did manage to leak a preview of the Face Melt Shoot…for now click here to enjoy the leaked 6.
“We have created a historic night in RVA…something years from now I can tell my kids about and the folklore from this night will spread that September 10, 2011 was a great night for RVA Hip-Hop.” –Cain McCoy, Emcee & Slapdash Promotion.
Click HERE to see The Cheats Movement Photos from RVA Music Fest: Hip-Hop Hooray! Featuring: Cain McCoy, Artik Phreeze, Nickelus F, Conrizzle, SwordPlay, Noah-O, Streetz Deep, Young Richmond Outkast, Black Liq, Lord Slugg, The New Juice Crew, BC_Music1st, Emphasys, Lucy Freedom, DJ Dizz & more coming — check back often this week!