The folks over at Hush Money & Co. are bringing you this special summer weekly, starting June 6th. But, before that happens, right now there’s a special bon voyage tribute to the Umoja Quintet‘s beloved drummer, Ivan Cotton. Come out right now to Downtown LA for this special event! Ends at 10pm.
Yes, after so many talks with a few folks, I’ve finally decided to add something extra to the blog! For some strange reason, at this point, I’m still trying to figure out how to add a ‘like’ profile on the front page, but that will be fixed soon. So, yes… go ahead and ‘like’ it!
Tonight, Inka One, Ben Diggin, & DJ Analong is bringing you another episode of BOOMBOX. You will be seeing the return of DJ Babu & House Shoes, with your guest host, Bishop Lamont! There’s always a discount deal to get in, so be sure to get on it while you’re at it!
Spotted over at my friend Michelle’s page, I’ve seen this flyer with some horns on it. Then when I started reading the details, I just realized that I’m getting schooled in the history of the development of Little Tokyo, and what changes it went through in the 40s during World War 2 . Anyhow, this project started off as a fundraiser that ended up meeting their goal ($$), which in turn is putting together this event (which includes a play, an exhibit, and a musical which stars Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)!
HISTORY: This exhibit takes a dive into the relationship between the Japanese & African Americans during World War 2, after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. The United States then issued the Executive Order 9066 (the removal & incarceration of Japanese Americans all across the West Coast). Once that went down, LA Mayor Fletcher Brown wanted the Japanese Americans removed completely from the Southland, resulting in evictions wherever they stayed. All the locations where there was a high influx of Japanese Americans became ghost towns, and one place (in particular, Little Tokyo) became a huge migration place for African Americans (those from the Deep South), seeking employment. The reason they chose Little Tokyo? It’s simple. During these times, places like Watts, Compton (especially the Willowbrook area).. were all occupied by white people, and since racism was still alive & well.. there were strict rules that barred ‘color people’ from living in certain ‘specific’ areas.
To read more about it, and how it became a place named Bronzeville, continue reading here. Thank you, Michelle!
Ahhhh shit! My favorite party crew is returning with their first episode this sunday in Little Tokyo for Cinco De Mayo. Plus, it’s the homie Cee Brown‘s birthday, and my favorite mixtape DJ since the 80s is taking Senor Fish by storm! It’s going to be epic! FREE.99 all night! Starts at 8pm!
According to Steven, Large Professor and Cormega are collaborating on the album called Mega Philosophy, and so far they’ve released M.A.R.S. (which features Action Bronson, Roc Marciano, & Saigon). We (or should I say, I…) am not sure about what the details on this album are, but hopefully they’ll get into that tonight in Pasadena. Opening acts features my homies ZOOLAY and LA’s finest talented producer Dibia$e, among others. Unfortunately this IS an all ages event (meaning 18+), but then again, this is hiphop. Come out and support!