RUSTY JABBZ NEWSLETTER
MAY 2011, ISSUE# 04
No one knows, how your day is going to turn out from the moment you've awaken. I wake up this morning, with a main agenda to enter, "THE BROWN BAG SEASON!" Live today at the Fat Beats Pop Up Shop. Fat Beats were two words that I thought I would never hear again in this hip hop media. After experiencing, the closing of both the New York and Los Angeles stores last summer. I thought Fat Beats would become nothing more than just memories to keep a legacy alive.
Today, I have the chance once again to relive, the realness of reality hip hop. Hip Hop for the conscious. Hip Hop for the talented. Hip Hop for the culture. Fat Beats have a lot in store for us this afternoon. Scheduled performances are Has-Lo, Blitz The Ambassador, Dinner At The Thompsons, Brownbag Allstars, Sucio Smash, Kooley High, Q-Unique, Erin Barra and Bio Ritmo. A lot of these artist I'm very unfamiliar with but I do not despair, unfamiliarity its a plus in music. Especially in Hip Hop music, its always good to learn about and discover new talent and sounds. As you've witness in the beginning of my editorial, a collage of the truly gifted and innovative artists. My only regret was not being able to get, The Brownbag Allstars placed within the collage. I missed the Brownbag season due to an impromptu event that tooken place earlier. This goes back to what I mentioned earlier about not knowing what to expect in a day once you've awaken in the early morning. I want to send my apologies to The Brownbag Allstars for missing your performance at the Fat Beats Pop Up Shop. I would like to think I have a good relationship with The Brownbag Allstars in terms of music. I really dig their music, videos and website. I knew them from the NYC store. Seeing they're squad always reminded me of how, young rusty jabbz began and the several other hip hop squads that elevated up, beneath the crevasse.
That is why we are here today, to witness, acknowledge and show gratitude to the men and women that are scheduled to perform here today. What you see here on the stage today, is only a beginning of what's yet to come. There is talent everywhere in the United States and outside of it.
Fat Beats have introduce to us the following in which I was fortunate in seeing and gaining pleasure from their music. The first group I witness of the day were, Dinner at the Thompsons. A rather unique and somewhat strange name I'm not quite sure where the thought of it came from. The music, however is rather a combination of funk and soul. Dinner at the Thompson's are a 2 person group, one male and one female. A similar comparison to the r n b group, Groove Theory. The female entertains with her vocals and the male entertains on machines. Machines such as mpcs, keyboards, synthesizers, drum machines and so forth. Together the 2 are splendid. The group being operated by vocal percussionist, Lucielle Tee and Machinist, Fab Live.
Another artist of great interests which I later found out is managed by an old friend, Fiona Bloom (formerly of Subverse Music) of the Bloom Effect. What a blessing it was running into her, its been a decade since I've seen her. It felt good to see her again. Right now, one of Fiona's artist is on today's roster. She goes by the name, Erin Barra. Erin Barra has a rock n roll, hip hop soul vibe. What amazes me is her Alicia Keys like abilities to play an instrument and sing at the same time. Its not as easy as it sounds thats why I try to acknowledge professional people who are able to hold a note and play a key at the same time. The only thing, Erin's form of playing is similar to a dj as she bang them keys on her board. She really let loose.
This next group I wasn't too fond of not because of their music because they were "RUDE!" The group is named, Bio Ritmo. Earlier, during Erin Barra's performance each member of Bio Ritmo kept walking back and forth in front of my camera while I'm trying to film Erin's performance. They knew I was there but they walked anyway and neither one of them bothered to duck down or apologize for disrupting my view. Those mistake will not pass judgement onto their music. Their music was spectacular, a Brazilian style bachata that will make you get up and move. Their music is def, literally deaf I thought I lost my hearing after their performance was over. The guys really went in on their set. I seen instruments I'm unfamiliar with and some I'am familiar with. By this part of the event it was just getting warmed up because after Bio Ritmo's performance playtime was over. It was time to get, "RUSTY!". Yeah, I said it time to get, "RUSTY!"
You know an event is going to get rusty when hip hop is involved. You get no more rustier than these characters... Q-Unique, D-Stroy, Jise One "THE ARSONISTS!"
Koolie High, from Raliegh, Va now residing Bushwick
Blitz The Ambassador with special guest dj, Hard Hittin Harry. Ghana's own, Blitz The Ambassador partially new to me but familiar with his material. This is my first time witnessing his performance and a moment in time since I've seen a past homie, Dj Hard Hittin' Harry who've dee jayed his set. I've heard many good things about MC Blitz The Ambassador, one of which the capability to spit dialogue in multiple languages. Followed by the art of bandship who is not present with us here today. Blitz and Hard Hittin' Harry are going to take it back to the original form of hip hop. (2 turntables and 1 mic) To witness Blitz The Ambassador in future performances with his band, he has upcoming events at the following locations......
June 4th at the Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11238, Blitz The Ambassador will be performing
August 7th at Lincoln Center 70 N. Broadway and W. 66th St. New York, NY 10023, Blitz The Ambassador will be performing
I would like to take the time to thank everyone who came out here today. Thank you to, Dinner At The Thompsons for an excellent performance for details on DATT you may continue to check 'em out sun., May 22nd @ Pianos (LES) and mon., May 23rd @ Fat Baby (LES). For further details see, www.myspace.com/dinneratthet.
Thank you to Erin Barra for her performance. Your performance allowed me to reunite with a good friend I once knew in Fiona Bloom. Fiona, glad to have run into you after all our time apart from the entertainment. Its nice to see you still got the same ol' "Bloom Effect" somethings just do not change.
To everyone else that participated... Bio Ritmo, The Arsonists, Koolie High, Blitz The Ambassador it indeed was an pleasure, thank you.
Peace to my dudes, Emmo and Sun for runnin' into them. Glad you both had an good time. Especially, my dude Sun I know we'll build again.
Peace to Joe, founder and proprietor of Fat Beats for putting this event together today. Thank you so much, definitely looking forward to any future shows to take part of in the spirit of hip hop.
01. June 04, 2011: Blitz The Ambassador live at Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
02. June 06, 2011: Erin Barra live at The Dubspot "THE GODDESS EVENT!" 348 W. 14th St.
New York, NY 10014 Doors Open at 6pm
03. June 18, 2011: Erin Barra live at Frank's Lounge "THE GODDESS EVENT!" 660 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
04. May 20th - July 5, 2011 Dinner At The Thompson's OFF THE GRID U.S. TOUR!
May 26, 2011 2Boots - Bridgeport, Connecticut
May 30, 2011 Bourbon Theatre - Lincoln, Nebraska
For more show dates: www.myspace.com/dinneratthet and
05. August 07, 2011: Blitz The Ambassador and his band live at Lincoln Center 70 N. Broadway
New York, NY 10023
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