PICTURES: Rock The Bells 2013 Los Angeles…

RTBXDayOne_71I know it’s been AGES since I’ve posted pictures, let alone anything on here. More recently, I’ve been sicker than a dog with strep throat. I’ve been out for the count (and still am), but somehow I’ve managed to muster enough strength to get my ass out of bed to do this. Anyhow, here are some pictures I’ve taken when I got the opportunity to shoot Rock The Bells for the second time. Check out some below, and read my write-up on Word Is Bond.

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Come See Pete Rock, CL Smooth, & Camp Lo At The Roxy This Saturday!

Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Camp Lo, Zoolay

In celebrating their debut release of Mecca & The Soul Brother, Pete Rock and CL Smooth embarked on a tour earlier this month. This Saturday night, they will be here in Los Angeles. Joining them will be Camp Lo, who are also celebrating their release (w/Pete Rock) of Breakfast at Tiffany’s Pt 2 mixtape! Guests for the night will include LA’s own ZOOLAY and Dawn Gun. Tickets are currently $20 online and they will be $30 at the door. Get them while they’re still available!

Two More ‘Bodega Sundays’ left for the season, starting tonight!


There are two more Bodega events for the season, and that will be it until next year! Starting tonight, you have the homies Ervin Arana & DJ Lu Man on the tables alongside Mor Elian, and in two weeks it will be Cut Chemist and a special guest! In addition, it will be the celebration of DJ Melaaza‘s birthday! So, grab your dancing shoes and head on out to Senor Fish!

Next season, Senor Fish will no longer be on 1st street; it will have been moved to the location where Tony Touch has celebrated his album release party, so stay tuned as this story develops.

The 4th Annual Western Awareness Conference Takes Place This Weekend!


If you haven’t attended the conference last year, then here’s your chance to make your way to this one, starting tomorrow! If you’re in the need to network and make opportunities happen, then register now, and get the ball rollin’!

The Western Awareness Conference (WAC) is hosted by Home Grown Radio’s Chuck Dizzle, and is located in beautiful LA Live at the LA Convention Center. There will be 6 in depth panels discussing fresh and innovative marketing strategies, breaking down digital distribution, record deals, publishing, sound scan, TV & film placement and valuable information needed to take your career to the next level. Saturday September 28th they’ll welcome The Producers Suite to WAC. This segment is hosted by KG and features a panel full of today’s top Producers.

Tune into 102.3’s (KJLH) Saturday night mix down 8pm to 12pm and hear their exclusive Western Awareness Conference commercials.

2NITE: DA ILL SPOT with VerBS, Gold Rush Kings +more!


Tonight, the homie is bringing you a dope ass showcase with VerBS, Gold Rush Kings, Gavlyn, and more! Taking place over the Machine in Pomona, this event will have a variety of things for you to get into! From the art show to a photography exhibit, this event has more than enough reasons for you to come out! Support your local hiphop events!


FIRECRACKER’s 15th Anniversary tonight!


Tonight, the legendary monthly FIRECRACKER (that used to take place over at Grand Star many moons ago) is taking place tonight over in Downtown LA. Celebrating fifteen years, the original residents will be spinning a diverse array of music, as well as celebrating Coleman‘s birthday tonight. Guest DJ will be the legendary Battlecat! It’s $10 for the cover all night, so make sure you are wearing your dancing shoes when you attend!

The Good Foot Returns To Being A ‘Monthly’ Starting This Friday!


After a two-year hiatus (with the exception during the Christmas holidays), by popular demand The Good Foot returns this friday, and most importantly, as a monthly event! I can’t believe this, this is what I’ve always been hoping for; Long Beach needed this…

Thank you Dennis and to all of you involved in bringing this event back to a monthly. Check out their facebook page!