Zion I & Live Up Records Announce Hella Fresh Fest 2011-Zion I, Tha Jacka, The Husulah, & more
Courtesy of Ballin' PR.
August 2011 (Oakland, CA) Bay Area recording label Live Up Records and its founders Zion I are proud to announce the return of Hella Fresh Fest on Friday, September 16th at the historic Fillmore Ballroom in San Francisco. After a short hiatus, Zion I are bringing back the festival with an array of local talent from Tha Jacka & the Husalah of Mob Figaz, Latin hip-hop group Los Rakas, Trackademicks & the Honor Roll crew, and KMEL's DJ Amen.
"Hella Fresh Fest is one night where we give the fans a showcase of the diversity of our region's hip-hop scene," notes Zumbi, emcee of Zion I and resident of Oakland for close to fifteen years. "This year fans will get a taste of boom bap, conscious rap, turf music, fresh coast, Plena/Reggaeton, Spanish hip-hop, new school hip-hop, and champagne soul music."
Zion I have been holding down Bay Area hip-hop for close to two decades now, including their 2010 album, Atomic Clock. In addition, the duo have six critically-acclaimed LPs under their belt: Mind over Matter (1998), Deep Water Slang (2000), and True & Livin (2003), The Take Over (2008) and they've released two albums Heroes in the City of Dope (2006) and Heroes in the Healing of the Nation (2011) with hip-hop artist and Living Legends member, The Grouch.
“Rockin’ shows at the Fillmore is dope because of the legacy of acts that have been on that stage before,” explains Raka Rich, one-half of the Spanish hip-hop duo Los Rakas. “The fans are gonna get a dope show, and we get to show the whole Bay and the world how we get down on one stage.”
Video: Jackitdown Brown - "I'm Real" (prod. Stealf)
Courtesy of Park Street PR.
Defacto Entertainment (UK) and Money Made Musick (USA) team up for this excellent release. This collaboration sees the well-respected US rapper Jackitdown Brown team up with Stealf, one of the leading Hip-Hop producers in UK for a brand new EP entitled 'Beats & Rhymes Vol.1'. 'I'm Real' is the jump off track and comes with this excellent music video that is reminiscent of that 'golden era' Hip-Hop sound that we all love and adore. The six track EP is out digitally on August 30th 2011 distributed by Island/Def Jam and features a guest appearance from legendary New York emcee Kool G Rap.
Video: P-Reala, 50 Cent, Floyd Mayweather, DJ Suss One
Courtesy of SMG.
P-Reala aka @TheHarlemHotboy in the studio with 50 Cent, Floyd Mayweather, and Dj Suss One working on new music. P-Reala is gearing up for upcoming mixtape release "The Money Machine" dropping in September.
With this weeks events in London the whole of the UK is asking 'what is going on?' Here Skriblah DanGogh from Terra Firma gives us some food for thought as he releases this brand new freestyle about the riots.
Skriblah DanGogh 'The Little White Dot' album coming soon!!!