IMG_9060-2Photos by Cheats (above) Stalley rocks RVA for Charged Up Ent. Birthday Weekend

Charged Up Ent. took over the Broadberry in Richmond on Friday and Saturday for their birthday weekend. You can say what you want about RVA’s hip hop scene but last weekend proved that all aspects of hip hop in RVA are alive and well, from the beat battle to MMG’s Stalley tearing down the stage. Charged Up Ent. hosted what can only be described as one of the best weekends for hip hop in the city this year. The weekend was well deserved celebration for Charged Up Ent.: Noah-O – Chubbs – the entire C.U.E. family represents a level of authenticity that is rare to find in Richmond’s hip hop community. It’s important to stress that Charged Up does what they do for the love of music and the love of family. The future is bright for C.U.E they just released Yung Yankee’s project and have a few more in the pipeline. I salute them for a successful birthday weekend and look forward to working with them again.

There were a number of opening acts before Stalley and they all represented hip hop to the fullest. OneTakeDrew, YoungN’, 3 Way Slim, Fatman Slim, Kane, Octavion Xcellence, Yung Yankee, Noah-O, and I know I’m missing one (somebody hit me up and tell me). The stage was hosted by Oktane and Samonay – And of course I saw you Black Reed…all over the mic. DJ Lil Jay held it down all night. And Stalley is truly a solid live performer. Any one that follows him, knows that he makes quality music, but his stage presence maybe underrated. He controlled the stage – even with way too many cameras – way too close. He interacted with the crowd and made all of RVA fans of his latest track “Ball” which he performed 3 times.  It was a great night.


IMG_9166-4More than a label – C.U.E Noah-O & Chubbs with Stalley #WESEEIT

IMG_9053-2#WESEEIT – Cheats with the official Stalley Cup

Slides-01Samonay (host) and DJ Lil Jay

Slides-04One Take Drew

Slides-05Fatman Hustle

Slides-09Cash & Bottles

Slides-10Streetz Deep – I got another one “Classic”

Slides-24C.U.E rolls deep #WESEEIT

Slides-12Octavion Xcellence will be back on the Broadberry stage for Fall Line Fest September 6!

Slides-14Fan me off…Cooley and Dr. Millionaire


Slides-263 Way Slim killed the crowd in RVA – Crazy performance

Slides-27I have a feeling this photo means a lot – #WESEEIT

Slides-18Yung Yankee is up next for C.U.E.

Slides-31I didn’t get a chance to meet Simon Kim but have great respect for his work #WESEEIT




I may have more photos – hit me up at: for for photos or to submit music. I’m looking for writers and photographers for the fall from every campus VCU, VUU, VSU, UofR #WESEEIT

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