Pasadena’s hometown hero FOCI is still continuing his trek with the JT Collective in pushing his latest release, The Achievement Gap across the country. Tomorrow night, he will be sharing the stage with hiphop’s favorite weed smokers, Method Man & Redman, at the Belasco Theatre. Next week, he will be in San Francisco sharing the stage with Pharaohe Monch at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco! Tickets are still available for both events, so get them while you can!
It’s been a couple of weeks since’s Yasiin Bey’s reign in Los Angeles. The house of the Belasco brothers has been painted with vibrant colors, with the red and blue lights creating a masterpiece that was in sync with what the tone of the show was expected to be. The first act to open up the show was my friend FOCI, who brought out Versis to perform illCANDESCENT, and Skyzoo, who smashed Jansport Strings on top of all the dome pieces of those who were in attendance. I caught a few flicks of the event, so check them out below! I’ve wrote about the show in its entirety; if you’re up for the read, check it out here.
Yes, Yasiin Bey will be coming to Los Angeles next week for an early show at the Belasco Theatre. The homie FOCI will be opening up for him as well! Doors open at 7pm, so be sure to come out early! Tickets are still available for purchase, so be sure to get them before they sell out!
Back at A3C last year I had a pretty brief conversation with Skyzoo about him coming to perform his first show in Los Angeles, and he basically said just try to get the promoters to work something out! Well apparently, things happen for a reason, and I guess the promoter gods were reading my mind, because all of a sudden a couple of weeks ago I got word that he’s coming out to perform (WHAAAAAATTT!!!!)!
This weekend, Los Angeles… you guys better show him some love and let the brother know that he definitely has fans out here! Opening acts include Foci (w/DJ Pops), Versis, Aspect One (special beat set), and a few others! Get there early as there will be a long line for this special show at Urban Underground!
Here’s the official flyer for to night’s party. Foci, along w/some other opening acts, will be setting the party up right for the Lo’s presence. Tickets are still on sale, so don’t forget to cop them while they’re available.
This saturday, XZIBIT will be live at the Key Club, performing tracks from his recently released new album, Napalm. Pasadena-native FOCI will be sharing the stage alongside the legend with a few other guests. Right now, you can get half off on the tickets over at Pros & Cons if you purchase some merch from their shop! Otherwise, get your tickets now! Saturday is right around the corner…
Hurry up and cop that Napalm now!
Elzhi returns to Los Angeles to perform in front of a packed house this thursday night over at the Key Club. Chances are, he’ll be performing tracks off his latest (and dope) effort, Elmatic. This show is what every Elzhi fan in Los Angeles has been waiting for. Also, opening up for Elzhi will be Foci, who will be performing a few tracks off his new album, due to come out this quarter of the year. Tickets are currently on sale right now, so get them while they’re still available.
I’m pretty sure that most of you hiphop heads have heard of the Universal Zulu Nation (DJ Kool Herc, ATCQ, Afrika Bambaataa, Soul Sonic Force, X-Clan, Zulu Kings, etc). If not, then you really need to pay attention to the hiphop culture and what makes it what it is, and the influence that Zulu Nation has upon it!
Anyways, DJ Mark Luv has made a huge mark on the Los Angeles scene for many years with his skills on the tables, as well as him being the king of the West Coast chapter of Zulu Nation. Now as of last year, 9th Wonder has became an official member through Mark Luv. So, it seems fitting that 9th will be in town to help ring in another year for Mark Luv becoming older. This is going to be a hell of a party, so if you already know how 9th gets down, then you dont want to be anywhere else but at the Urban Underground at The Airliner.
Special guests who will help with the celebration include DJ Numark, Dr. Greenthumb, and plenty of others! Emcees will include Foci & Deejay Gemini, E-Train, Sharard Baker, and much more! Make sure you get your tickets early while you can, cause otherwise you’ll be left out paying what you know will be some nosebleed prices.
Im glad that this is going down! Prodigy is out of jail, and so far from hearing about these two brothers doing shows out in NYC and other places back East I’m hearing that it has been a blast! Hope they pass the same vibe out here in LA! We miss these dudes being together doing shows. Anyways, the homie Foci is sharing the stage with them along with Kosha Dillz and a few others. Make sure you hurry up and get your presale tickets! Details down below..
This saturday, Foci will be sharing the stage over at the El Rey w/ Lex Diamonds. What a way to end the month! Go grab your presale tickets [here]!