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.
IT’S MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!! SMILE, DRINK, BE MERRY…IT’S A CELEBRATION!!!
I kicked off my holiday weekend in a big way. Here is an inside look at my Grind Date Friday: Dropped The Passion of (The) Sleaze video trailer. I’m so excited to be shooting, directing, and editing a video from start to finish. I could not be working with better brothers than The Honorable Sleaze and Brad Ohbliv. S/O Just Plain Sounds. Check out the trailer and let me know what you think.
After the trailer dropped, I headed out to The Shop to meet Sleaze and Ohbliv to finish the video. It’s not done yet but we got most of the work done. Watch out for the full video in June!
7:00 PM It was time to hit West Coast Kix in Carytown to see more Cheats Movement Fam, the very talented Hamilton Glass AKA HAM?. HAM? was kicking off his Last Friday Art Show. I’d been looking forward to the show for about a month and it was great to see RVA come out to support. I also met the lovely Shannon Santiago. Shannon is a photographer extraordinaire that collaborated with HAM? for the show. She also comes with a very funny bodyguard – S/O Cindy (JRT). S/O to the amazing Glass family – Taekia and Sanaa I see you. And my man Distant Dee!
8:30 PM Off to Gallery 5 to catch the Richmond Comedy Coalition (Voted Best Comedy Group in RVA for the 2nd year in a row). Richmond Famous is one of my favorite shows because the RCC takes great stories from some of RVA’s most interesting peeps and do improv motivated by the stories. Last night’s featured guest were the ladies from Rumors Boutique. I’ve always been a huge fan of Casey Longyear and Marshe Wyche since I heard their story years ago. I met them both before but I’ve haven’t been able to land a The Cheats Movement profile with them just yet… but I have not given up hope :). The show was great – The RCC is always awesome. S/O to Dirty Richmond and Bree El – spoiler alert: the much missed (by me) Sunday Cypher will return! And word on the street…there will be a great comedy night coming up a Pie (on Lombardy). S/O to Kristen – Have fun in France.
11:00 PM Final stop of the night was at Belly Timber to meet up with Bar Codez and J. Bryant from Photosynthesizers. Photos had just played Friday Night Cheers earlier in the evening. I also caught up with the lovely Maat Free (2011 Vegi Iron Chief)…big plans in the works! All this and not to mention, I just spoke with Black Liquid and he said another great Face Melt Friday went down last night
RVA has some crazy energy right night now. And it’s all love. Go out and see it all – WE SEE IT! Enjoy your holiday weekend.
This is Hip-Hop. WE R-VA! Click Here to view more pictures from this post…
RVA creative blog maestro Johnny Hugel took this photo at RVA HOT SAUCE last Friday night. This photo really captures the vibe of the night: Brian McDaniel (Dirty Richmond Blog) freestyle rapping with The Honorable Sleaze (Just Plain Sounds) – In the background D. J. Williams (Def poet), ManlyMan (amazing comedy duo) and the young entrepreneurs from AUK/NT – and YES that is the one and only Mikemetic on drums. So much RVA talent – and everyone is together – under one venue – having a blast. What a great shot! Check out Hugel’s site HERE (Johnny was also a guest at RVA HOT SAUCE talking about the amazing project Feast RVA). Please if you have more photos or video sent them my way – Cheatsmwc@gmail.com.
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!!!
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.