Sorry I’ve been sleepin’ the past week on these posts, been a busy time for me and its only gonna get busier, but I got a lot I want to share with y’all. Tons of a great sites that support Bay Are Hip Hop
This week: Thizzler on the Roof!
What it is: A blog that is aimed to promote new/upcoming/lesser-heard artists from all over the Bay Area. Features new singles, music videos and other whatnot from artists such as The Jacka, Mistah F.A.B., DaVinci, Roach Gigz, Erk tha Jerk, Zion I, J. Stalin and much more!
Why you check it out: Not only for the new music, for helping hard-working local artists get more exposure, but also for the unique Under the Bay Interview series run by the website’s founder Em Dub. They are already at episode #46 and its a really cool way to get the know the artists. Here is the latest one with Oakland emcee GQ
I was lucky to not only meet Em Dub, but I also interviewed him on my radio show last week promoting his show last weekend, the first ever Under the Bay concert.
Check out this interview I did, and visit his website, a very cool place for everything thizz, fo shizzle!
I’ve decided to start a new weekly series where I acknowledge other blogs out there that DESERVE your attention. As a blog that represents the hip hop club on the UC Berkeley, we just don’t have the time and resources to provide everything for the hip hop fan, but luckily there are other sites that do the work for us! I think this will be a great way to get familiar with the ever-exploding hip-hop blogosphere and use it to your advantage.
This week: Viva La Hip Hop!
What it is: “Vivalahiphop.com is my labor of love for the Hip Hop culture. I was tired of searching for all the live underground,independent and mainstream performances and events playing in our area by going through weekly newspapers, artist’s sites, venues sites or hearing it through friends after the fact.
So in 2007 I decided that I wanted to make it more convenient for everyone to have access to all the information needed regarding local shows and events in their area so that they don’t miss that legendary show.
I do my best to find all the local events in the Bay Area and surrounding areas and update the calendar frequently. If you don’t see an event on there feel free to let me know.
Please send information or links to your event at firstname.lastname@example.org”
Why you should check it out: It has one of the best up-to-date calendars of hip hop events in our area. The posts not only include the event info, but also links to buy tickets and A/V of the artist to preview. If you ever get the feeling that nothing is going on in the Bay Area, or awesome acts never come up here, visit this site and if you’re like me, you will be quickly overwhelmed and your wallet will be emptying quick to order tickets =)
Word up to Viva La!