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Event: West Coast Fest | E-40, Clyde Carson, DJ Quik & More
Diehard West Coast Hip-Hop fans will undoubtedly witness history at “West Coast Fest,” an inaugural musical event meshing the game’s most influential icons and hottest newcomers including headliners DJ Quik and E-40, joined by Too $hort, Warren G, Mack 10, Baby Bash, Clyde Carson, Problem and Skeme, with many surprise appearances. Hosted by Big Boy, Power 106 FM’s morning show celebrity voice, the first event of its kind will seamlessly bridge the gap between Northern and Southern California’s major West Coast superstars, with an evening of live performances of the biggest hit songs to come from the West. The highly-anticipated show will take place Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Club Nokia located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles.
“We want to give Los Angeles an amazing package with all of these influential artists in one night. I’m excited. I’ve been booking West Coast artists all around the world for a decade now, and it’s a great feeling to be able to have these artists I’ve grown up listening to, all perform under one roof,” explains Jamie Adler, West Coast Fest’s Executive Producer. In late 2012, Adler set the wheels in motion for this inaugural event citing a lack of shows with the purpose of uniting artists who have impacted the rap game for years with those making a new waves in the industry.
“These newcomers they deserve a shot to make it, so to have them perform with us shows us we didn’t waste our team making history with original West Coast Hip-Hop. We’re not trying to conform – we want to stay original and iconic. This will be a first to do this with all of these superstars in one show,” notes headliner DJ Quik, who will perform a one-man show. The influential artist plans to unveil new material including a new record titled “Burnin Up” featuring Mack 10.
Bay Area Ambassador and Hip-Hop trailblazer E-40 promises a unique show for West Cost fans: “You’re gonna to get a bit of vintage of E-40 and a little bit of current E-40 and I’m gonna mix that thang up like gumbo; hello hello,” says E-40.
West Coast Fest will kick off at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) and is open to all ages. Tickets are available at www.clubnokia.com. The event is presented by Bobby Dee, Clubben.com and Behind the Scenes.
Video: Hanz Gable f/ East Koast "We Are Young" (Fun Remix)
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Hamza Ahmad AKA Hanz Gable is a New York born Hip Hop artist of Palestinian descent who hails from Fort Greene Brooklyn New York. This 20 something artist first caught people’s attention with “Who’s Gonna Stop Me” which featured M.O.P.’s Lil Fame.
At just 18 years-old, Long Island native LBO is making a name for himself as a rising young lyricist who’s wise beyond his years. As an avid beat-boxer, LBO composed his first song at the age of ten, citing his lyrics as an ‘emotional outlet that was incomparable to the sensation of anything else.’ Since then, LBO has become accomplished and earned a following for shredding instrumentals on numerous freestyle tracks.
Video: Livin Proof f/ Maffew Ragazino & Chi-Ali "Better Known As NYC" (BTS)
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"Better Known As NYC" (Produced by Relavant Beats), will be featured on Livin Proof’s upcoming LP Die For A Deal 5.0; which is an extension of his recently released mixtape, but will include six brand new tracks as well (“Better Known As NYC” being one of them). Die For A Deal 5.0 is slated for release in early April.