[News] Bay Area legend Keak Da Sneak got shot on January 21. 2017. He’s on crutches and doing ok. Get well soon Kneak!
[News] The one who brought the internet videos (WorldstarHipHop) before going viral has died January 25, 2017. Lee “Q” O’Denat, WorldstarHipHop founder, at the age of 43 died four days ago inside a shopping center inside a massage parlor in San Diego, CA. It was at this very spot Mr. O’Denat fell unconscious. Q became unresponsive to called paramedics trying to reviving him. He was pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m. “The cause of death” said the coroner “was heart disease, with obesity considered a contributing factor.”
[News] 19-year-old rapper Kodak Black turned businessman with the launch of his own clothing line (Sniper Gang), a website and merchandise brand. Kodack‘s website will not only feature his Sniper Gang clothes but also new music, upcoming tour dates and blog articles about himself & his lifestyle. Mr. Black also started a mobile app for his fans to stay in the know about all his projects.
[News] iLoveMakonnen shared with social media he is gay. In Makonnen‘s own words, “And since y’all love breaking news, here’s some old news to break, I’m gay. And now I’ve told u about my life, maybe u can go life yours”.
[News] This is not Kodak Black‘s first time taken aim at Lil Wayne. With Kodak‘s latest digital assault against Wayne “Tell Lil Wayne – fight me! I’m finna knock that stupid ass n-gga out. And if he whoop me, he’s the best rapper alive” states Mr. Black.
Who’s got next in the ring with Wayne in the same manner of the much talked about Soulja Boy vs Chris Brown boxing match…..yup Kodak Black.
Tomorrow June 11th we are back at Red House in Walnut Creek for Summer Bash 2016 Headlining Derek King, with additional sets from Gabe Tamariz, JT The 4th, 1 O.A.K., Cash Campain, TJ Bridges and Marko Penn.
Last year sold out, be sure to purchase your tickets here > TICKET LINK HERE!
MEET AND GREET- 5pm-6pm
PERFORMANCES – 6pm-9pm
Berkeley’s Caleborate Steals the Show Opening for OverDoz
By Justin Gold
There’s something special about stumbling upon an act during its infancy, and being able to watch that act gradually rise to prominence; that’s exactly what fans of L.A. based rap group OverDoz were treated to on Monday August 31st at the New Parish in Oakland, California.
The group, which consists of Rappers Joon, P, Kent Jamz and hype man/comedian Cream, had its genesis circa 2008, and started to rise in popularity in 2011 with the release of their mixtape entitled “Live for, Die For.” The aforementioned project turned out to be a pivotal turning point for the group as it opened up the door for a collaboration with Pharrell Williams on their 2013 hit single “Last Kiss,” one that has them teetering on the cusp of hip-hop superstardom and doubles as the namesake for their current tour which landed them in Oakland on tuesday night.
After eager fans and concert goers found their way inside the crowded venue, they were treated to a slew of opening acts to warm them up for the main event; none of which was more impactful than berkeley native rapper Caleborate. The up and coming bay area artist electrified the crowd as he performed cuts from his recently released album “Hella Good,” one that’s received a co-sign from artists such as P-Lo and G-Eazy! He kept the crowd in it the entire time as he eventually made his way into the audience causing even more commotion and excitement, while everyone sang along to the lyrics. Caleborate left no question as to whether or not his sound was well received by the crowd, as he exited to a roar of approval from the audience.
After the mood was set and the audience ready to go, it was time for the main event. OverDoz took the stage and immediately blew the roof off the place as they performed songs from their early mixtapes, as well as some from a project dropping soon entitled “2008.” Audience investment in the performance was evidenced by each crowd members whose bodies rhythmically swayed back and forth, while others writhed with glee the entire time. Weed smoke and good vibes seemed to punctuate a quality night rife with memorable moments for both the performers and those in attendance.
So while the L.A. group hasn’t quite made it just yet, it’d be foolish not to expect major buzz from them in the near future. OverDoz made sure that tuesday night was the best musical overdose anyone in the audience has had, and left them eagerly awaiting their next.
Photos by Stacey Allen
First Annual Thizzler Jam is A Success
By Justin Gold
Oakland California is home to a very rich musical culture; that culture got a whole lot more robust Sunday as the first annual Thizzler Jam kicked off in the downtown Oakland area, and if the events of that night are any indication, it is almost a given that it will be renewed for another installment next year.
The event, which was sponsored by Thizzler.com, took place on three different stages and featured a wide array of current bay area hip-hop stars and other budding sensations. Among the artists present were Kool John, Nef The Pharaoh, Show Banga, Mistah Fab, G-Val, Young Gully, Traxamillion, Erk Tha Jerk, Priceless Da Roc, HBK Gang, Janel Marisse, Loverance, Shmoplife, Symba, Bugzy, and Hollywood Keefy. In addition, a number of prominent bay area taste makers were in the building including WeTheWest.com, Young California.com, DJ Cos The Kid, and yours truly, The Muziczoo.
Thizzler Jam welcomed and united bay area hip-hop fans of all ages and walks of life; Anticipation appeared high as well , as the line for entry snaked around the block for what seemed to be an eternity thirty minutes prior to opening. Upon entering the venue, attendees were greeted with a slew of opening acts featuring local artists. Audience members were then funneled into another room where they were treated to headlining performances by Kool John and “Big Tymin” artist Nef the Pharaoh. The event was hosted and kept lively by bay area native artist Mistah Fab, who took the liberty of ensuring that the crowd remained enthralled for the entirety of the event, and classic bay area hits kept the crowd rocking during intermissions and other down periods, while merchandise was made available for purchase at a number of booths scattered throughout the area for fans looking to snag memorabilia of some of their favorite artists and performers.
In other words, Thizzler Jam was a success; pulling in over 700 hundred people for a night of great music and energetic performances, it isn’t too much of a stretch at all to say that people across the bay are anxious to see how next years event will top this one.
Photos by Stacey Allen
In celebration of our new website layout! There will be performances from Derek King, Symba, Nick James, Bugzy, Hollywood Keefy, and more. Hosted by comedian Lewis Belt! Come rock with us in Walnut Creek at The Red House, 1667 Botelho Dr. Walnut Creek, CA! BUY TICKETS HERE