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!
Tonight, all the marbles are laid out on the tables for the number one crown to represent the United States in this year’s Red Bull Thre3Style World Championship, which will be taking place at Lure in Hollywood. Event starts at 9pm, and tickets are still available for purchase.
I will be in attendance to take pictures for Word Is Bond. Expect my event recap for the blog to be posted next week (or in a few days, if I have time).
Tonight is the celebration of LA’s favorite dancer, Reggae Pops! Forget wherever you’re going to be; bring your asses here. For those of you who don’t know who he is, I’m sure you have seen him around in the scene dancing around at various spots all over Los Angeles. For those of you who came out last year, I know you guys are coming out tonight, so… you already know what it is! Tell a friend, tell anyone who haven’t got the opportunity to meet this man to come out and meet him!
Tonight in Santa Ana, Gangrene will be performing over at Malone’s alongside ZOOLAY among other opening acts. Today is also the celebration of The Visionaries’ own 2MEX’s birthday! Make sure you get there early, as doors open at 8pm.