In 2009, I was scheduled to play Wakarusa with Matisyahu and decided to skip my flight in order to enter a rap battle, which i qualified to play the finals at Giants Stadium. That year I won the championship, and a promotional deal with Duck Down Records.
After touring with Matisyahu the next fall for over 40 cities in 5 countries and playing SXSW, another year went by. In 2010 while i was sitting my couch, I got a call from hot 97 to play SUMMER JAM Festival Stage w/ J. Cole, Diggy Simmons, Gyptian, Serani, Sean Price and more.
This year on June 5th I will not play Summer Jam ( I know its sad)
over 1,000, 000 people will be in attendance. (woah!! x 2)
As this includes to be a monumental weekend for me in my career, I'd like to express my gratitude to Hot 97, Shemspeed, Diamond Music Group, Matisyahu, Diwon, Kyle Rapps, Flex Mathews for all being a part of those two years in the making.
June 5 Israel Day Parade 5th ave. NYC June 7 The Middle East Boston, MA June 8 Bishop Lounge Northhanmpton, MA June 10 Old Bay New brunswick, NJ June 12 Chief Ike Mambo Lounge Washington, DC June 13 Velvet Lounge Washington DC June 25 Central SAPC OY VEY LA Party #2 Santa Monica, CA June 28 South paw w/ Shemspeed Hip Hop Fest (Bekay, Y Love, Describe, Sneakas) Brooklyn, NY
Be sure to come to the shows and havea wonderful Shabbat Shalom, Israel Day Parade and Hot 97 Summer Jam weekend!
"Circus Act" is the second video off the Stereo Boyz' latest EP "Live from the Ghettoblaster". As the chorus goes "Rap is a circus of clowns", the song describes todays rap game as a colorful, corrupted gathering of puppets, playing the roles of rappers for fame, success and money.
The video reflects that same idea. Shot in Detroit, the Stereo Boyz put together a creative and entertaining piece of art, reminiscent of energetic 90s hip hop videos, to show that rap can be performed in a unique way, not following the instructions of a ringmaster.
The Stereo Boyz are currently looking for a label to release their upcoming LP "Radio Headz" on.
The Stereo Boyz consist of members Mixo (aka Applauze Beetz), Mic Audio (aka Perfect Hell) and Kid Boombox. Before becoming the super group Stereo Boyz the three were a part of the “Rhyme Asylum” (1999 - 2008), a group that claimed a reputation of being one of Detroit's most hardcore underground rap groups. Performing since a young age, the three have created an undeniable stage presence, they master the ceremony, and in countless freestyle competitions The Stereo Boyz have earned the respect of every emcee they came across.
With Mixo and Kid Boombox coming from Detroit and Mic Audio from Chicago they have created a perfect fusion of the Midwest. Combining strong lyrics with catchy hooks, their sound merges the best of both worlds: clever rhymes andCre beats that any hip hop fan will nod their head or move their feet to.
The mixtape “Sound Check Vol 1” was their first group effort and has earned praises from rap fans worldwide, as well as Mic Audios recent solo project “Biblical Fearical”. The Stereo Boyz dropped their EP “Live from the Ghettoblaster” on January 22nd and their highly anticipated debut album “Radio Heads” is set to be released in the summer of 2011. Constantly in the studio recording and working on new beats and rhymes the group has several mixtapes from all group members coming out, making it impossible to be slept on.
The Stereo Boyz represent the past, present, & future of Detroit Hip-Hop. Their combination of Detroit Motown and Chicago's House & Electro Pop sound has created a midwest masterpiece. Now it's time to share that masterpiece with the world.
New York, NY - Lil' Kim was cold as ice this past winter at Rockit for her Nicki Minaj diss; now she has her sights set on Club 57's stage for a scorching summer kick-off. Kim will invade FV's Saturday night sensation on June 11th, particularly eager to join forces with New York nightlife icon and FornabaioVoss regular, Amanda Lepore. A thoughtful pairing at the artist's request; it was in fact Amanda Lepore whose tracks inspired Lil' Kim most during her stint behind bars in 2005.
In addition to many of Kim's chart dominators, expect a special collaboration of Lepore's, "Champagne" for Tony and Brandon's devoted slew of night crawlers.
Information on the event below:
Saturday, June 11, 2011
CLUB 57 at PROVIDENCE 311 West 57th Street
(Between 8th and 9th Avenues) New York, NY 10019
For more information and to stay up to date on future events, please visit: www.fvevents.com .
St. Louis MC Celebrates Success With Second Single
Critical Praise for Rockwell Knuckles:
Rockwell Knuckles selected as the must-see artist out of all genres for The Riverfront Times annual "Best of St. Louis" Showcase.
"When I'm in a particularly good mood, I roll down the windows in my car, crank up either Choose Your Own Adventure or You're F*ckin' Out, I'm F*ckin' In and spaz out. I go into full Rockwell Knuckles mode: dramatic hand motions, drawn out syllables and what I consider to be a pitch-perfect live rendition of his music." - Smoking Section
Blowing up faster than a kid's science fair volcano, Rockwell Knuckles is excited to release his latest single, "Baking Soda," into the atmosphere. The buzz surrounding the St. Louis MC has been steadily building since the critically-acclaimed release of his 2010 debut album, Choose Your Own Adventure, and continues to rise in anticipation of his two new projects, first You're Fucking Out, I'm Fucking In followed by Take Me To Your Leader.
Although being successful is typically determined by dollar signs and multiple zeros, "Baking Soda" is a reflection on personal triumphs. "I'm coming from a place where success is sometimes determined by money," says Rockwell. "The type of success I'm talking about is being true to yourself." Especially in a time when there are more people talking the talk instead of walking the walk, Mr. Knuckles' makes it known that "This is what it feel like/ When you rap about it and you do that shit in real life," right off the bat. The MPC heavy production by Trifeckta amplifies that victorious feeling that Rockwell raps about and fuels his fire. "I'm just being confident about my future endeavors," says Rockwell. "Nothing says success like a celebratory mission statement."