• All Ages • Free Event • • Outdoor Concert • Live Performances • Food Trucks • Youth Performances • • Local Vendors • Children's Activities • Garden Installations •
This is the inaugural event for what will become an annual celebration showcasing a diversity of innovative, multicultural and local music. The festival will host Bay Area-based acts on the main stage located at the intersection of San Pablo and 17th Street, two blocks away from City Hall in the heart of Downtown Oakland. The block party is designed to celebrate Oakland, support local business, community and underground Hip Hop culture. The all-ages, free festival will set itself apart by showing a commitment to booking independent and emerging artists who live and work in the community. Recognized for fostering a unifying atmosphere while maintaining a commitment to groundbreaking music, Hiero Day is a local event with a citywide appeal and audience. The festival will remain free and accessible to all, regardless of income, thanks to generous sponsors who are recognized at the festival and in the lead-up to the event.
Location: On San Pablo Between 17th & 18th, Oakland CA
Hiero Day Line Up:
Hieroglyphics Blackalicious Planet Asia Equipto Moe Green Kev Choice Z Man Honor Roll DJ DSharp
Mercury Retrograde, the new full-length album by Beatrock Music's own 6Fingers and his longtime collaborator Topkat, is now available! With noteworthy features by artists such as Del the Funky Homosapien, Bambu, Exile, Johaz, Rocky Rivera, Moe Green, Hopie, Do D.A.T. and more, this album promises to entertain.
L.A. Rapper Eternal Swyft Score Big w/ "Plan B" Mixtape
Courtesy Yo! PR.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Los Angeles born rapper Eternal Swyft takes you on a journey that sees and experiences many different issues from all walks of life on his debut mixtape, "Plan B". The project overall has a conscious, self-reflecting, and inspirational theme to it -- something rare to find in today's Hip-Hop game where money, cars, drugs, and women plaque rap music. Only once in a while someone comes along and creates music that is filled with truth, integrity, and has meaning and depth to it like Eternal Swyft is offering with "Plan B".
Spearheaded by Eternal Swyft's hit single "The American Dream", his mixtape "Plan B" was positioned at #23 on DatPiff's toplist for the most popular mixtapes last month, outranking Hip-Hop stars such as Yelawolf, OJ Da Juiceman, Trick Daddy, Lil B, G-Unit's Tony Yayo, Azelia Banks, Honey Cocaine, and Teairra Mari. Scoring impressive results with over 32,000 Views, 25,000 Streams, and more than 10,000 Downloads, "Plan B" is Eternal Swyft's most successful work to date.
Known for his raspy voice and distinguished lyrical ability, Swyft's first single, "The American Dream", received heavy radio airplay in the United States and charted in the Top 40 for Satellite, College, and Internet radio. The music video received international love when it was aired on one of Europe's biggest and most popular music TV networks, iMusic1.
On a powerful course to break the stereotype of gang banging and drug dealing that are so commonly associated with West Coast Hip-Hop, Swyft's musical sound and lyrical content has been compared to Hip-Hop artists such as Lupe Fiasco, J. Cole, and Jay Electronica.
Eternal Swyft's "Plan B" is Hip-Hop at its best! The project is intriguing and inspiring its listener to examine the world in a more meaningful way.
Audio: Black Rob f/ Trife & Cyrano - "Clips & Magazines"
Courtesy A Robb.
In 2005 Jemal Mosley started managing Black Rob's career. In 2010 he parted from Bad Boy, and signed to independent label Duck Down Records, and is working on a new album titled Game Tested, Streets Approved due to be released July 26, 2011. Black Rob also started his own independent label, Box and One with Jemal Mosley. His first artist off the label will be Ray Diamondz.
Black Rob is back with a brand new single titled "Clips & Magazines" featuring New Jersey rapper Trife & NC native Cyrano Sinatra. This flamer is produced by Centric and is a sure banger for the streets.
Visual to the first official release from the new Hodgie Street Mixtape ":The Go In Part Deux" with DJ EV. "Kush" was produced by fellow Ohioan Rashad (STALLEY Lincoln Way Nights, Curren$y "Privacy Glass" etc) and features the hip-hop/R&B crooner on the hook. "Kush" definitely has a summer riding feel to it. It's a joint the homies can roll up too, and the ladies can appreciate. The Go In Part Deux is coming soon, featuring guest appearances from Rashad, Jerreau of Fly.Union, The Kickdrums, and Bakers Club member P.Blackk to name a few. Check out Hodgie and Rashad on twitter @HodgieStreet & @Rashadmusic.