4.20 may not be a “National Holiday” but it is celebrated by many nonetheless. My dude Black Liq brought a deep line-up to The National for a hip hop 4.20 celebration. Liq has been fairly quiet so far in 2012 but he let me know that he is not taking any time off and new material is getting done. Also, on the bill was Doe The Paper Boy. Doe continues to impress in 2012, his new music is on point, his new videos are some of the best I’ve seen out, and Friday he entered the stage on a chrome beach cruise bike – SWAG. Tox Sick came straight from the hospital (no really – he has a hand injury) and did his thing on stage. Onassis Music Group (O.M.G.) really shut it down Friday night. Paul Pace (O.MG.) is my man – he knows that I give him a hard time (a very hard time) about some of the internal workings of running a label (something I know nothing about and he does daily) – but he had the squad hitting on all levels Friday night and turned out a performance that could be a major move forward. Photo of the night had to come from The Honorable Sleaze – who did double duty as performer and host for the evening. DJ King James held it down (as always) all night – always check out what he is doing.
The second episode of Richmond Kids featuring Distant Dee (OMG), Cain McCoy, AUK/NT, DJ King James & Big Game James (Real Hip-Hop Radio), The Hon. Sleaze & James Dangle (Just Plain Sounds), and First Fridays Danger! The take over continues at the Cheats Movement – Tell a friend!!!
It’s not called Face Melt Friday for nothing! Last Friday, RVA Hip-Hop went in [once again] at Strange Matter. A strong show indeed – S/O to everyone that made the event positive, DJ King James and Big Game James were in the building! OMG, Juice Crew, HipHopVA, RT, everyone [too many to say everyone] was their to support their friends and support true Hip-Hop. It’s a beautiful thing! Check out FMF IV [The Photo Version] By Clicking HERE. And Please Share this Photo Page around FB and Twitter – Positive shows need to get out!
During First Fridays, I was on the streets with Black Liquid as he shot a “Guerrilla Style” video for, “Can I get a Deal.” Shout to Black Liq, Lord Slugg, who was actually shooting the “Official” video, Distant Dee, and the Just Plain Sounds crew for representing. And a huge shout to Steady Sounds for saving the day and letting VA Hip-Hop shine. Check out my behind the video clip and all the pictures from the day by clicking HERE Keep an eye out for the, Can I get a Deal “Official” video. And if you haven’t already, LIKE the Cheats Movement on Facebook by clicking HERE. And spread the word about this blog….it’s growing fast and standing up for RVA.