So coming back on the BART from the Giants championship parade last Wednesday, I had a chance encounter with Em Dub, the founder of the site Thizzler on the Roof, a phenomenal site for local Bay Area hip hop of all types. While I could speak a lot about the site’s features, I wanted to spread word about an upcoming show that he is sponsoring, the first ever Under The Bay concert, this Friday, November 12th at the Shattuck Downlow (2284 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley CA 94720).
The event features a massive lineup of underexposed talent:
The event is hosted by DJ Amen from KMEL. It is ages 21 and over. You can buy discounted presale tickets at thizzler.com/concert
Under The Bay is a weekly video interview series presented by Thizzler On The Roof showcasing Bay Area artists. See episodes of Under The Bay at his website y’all!
Check out Hip Hop for Justice, our first big event for the Fall semester, on Tuesday Oct 5h 7-10 pm in 2nd floor MLK at the Multi Culural Center. Organized by Students 4 Hip Hop @ UC Berkeley and sponsored by the Ethnic Studies 5th Account, this event is a celebration of music, poetry and dance in remembrance of Oscar Grant. This event is happening in solidarity with the October 7th Day of Action and will feature speeches and information from local organizers about how you can get active in your community. Admission and food is free and open to everybody.
Also features Cop Watch (an informational service on how to know your rights) and a performance from UC Berkeley dance troupe Berzerkeley
See ya there and spread the word!
RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=153553938012424
Bay Area hip hop heads unite. Rock The Block: The Bay is finally here! Check it out live and in effect this Thursday, February 4th, at 9pm in the UC Berkeley Multicultural Center. This time, Students for Hip Hop has partnered up with close friends CalSlam (on their way to competing in Boston at this year’s College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational) to put on what is promised to be a solid night.
Confirmed Artists include:
-Mandeep Sethi (Scroll down to check his promo with MC Sahku)
-Chuuwee (Scroll down to check his video for C.R.E.A.T.S.)
-As well as Student performers Alex Park and Riley Kovatch.
Of course, look to see this floating around the East Bay for the next few days. (*cough cough* Put together by our very own in house graphic designer, gabbyzuko)
Everybody over here at (S4HH) has put a lot of work into this and is excited to see it finally come together. In support for the relief efforts in Haiti, Cal Students for Hip Hop is donating all proceeds made by the concert to Partners in Health. $5 dollar donations (or more) are encouraged. It’s going to a good cause.
Help us make this live – The more folks that show up, the more likely (S4HH) will be able to put on quality concerts in the future. We’re doing this in conjunction with the University’s “Welcome Week” campaign so this is for the transfer students, spring admits, lower class men, upper class men, grad students, professor and most of all… the hip hop heads in an around the East Bay community. We hope to see you there.