Tag: hip hop

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REVIEW+PHOTOS: Mod Sun | The Roxy | 3/28/15

Late last year, I got to see a rapper named Mod Sun “light up” a stage at the Sunset Music Festival. A few weeks later, I read in a trade magazine that Rostrum Records (home to artists like Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller) had signed the artist to their label. It made total sense.

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PHOTOS+VIDEO: Dillon Cooper | The Roxy | 3/28/15

Rapping the east coast on the Mod Sun’s “Look Up Tour” was Brooklyn, New York rapper Dillon Cooper. His flow was on point and I was particularly impressed with the quality of his rhymes.

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PHOTOS+VIDEO: KR | The Roxy | 3/28/15

Los Angeles based rapper KR had one of the opening slots for Mod Sun’s “Look Up Tour”. He’s seems to be making some waves as of late, and was evening featured in an L.A. Weekly article for being a Soundcloud rap phenom. 

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Photos & Video: Karizma | The Roxy | 3/28/15

Hailing from the Twin Cities, Morgan Parriott p/k/a Karizma had one of the opening slots for Mod Sun’s Look Up Tour. He performed his set with DJ Gnash supporting him. His set was demonstrated energetic hip-hop that certainly got the crowd bouncing. We were able to catch a few photos and video clips from his set. Enjoy!

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Rae Sremmurd | Album Listening Party | Couture Lounge | 12/10/14

Words and Photos by Kate M.  Rae Sremmurd | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram It’s hard to explain how great these guys are . . .except for it’s easy because they’re so dope!  Their infectious sound and unforgettable hooks make people feel GOOD!   Flow is flawless, they party, lyrics are fun and transcend genres of audiences, and their hooks reach anthem status without the breadth of the Pop establishment, the … Read More Rae Sremmurd | Album Listening Party | Couture Lounge | 12/10/14

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SPEAK | The Wiltern | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/20/14 [Photos & Video]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE THE ACT: SPEAK |  Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: (Excerpted from the Full Length Concert Review that you can read by CLICKING HERE) “[…] Joey, Troupe, and Nick (bass, vocals, guitar) heralded three part harmonies that maintained the attention of an audience caught off guard by the band’s naïve appearance and … Read More SPEAK | The Wiltern | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/20/14 [Photos & Video]

Run The Jewels, Mystery Skulls & Thurz | Echoplex | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/13/14 [Concert Review]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught During Red Bull Sound Selects “30 Days In LA” CLICK HERE Two of the best hip-hop albums I’ve purchased in the past 5 years were released in 2012: Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid, m.A.A.d city” … and Killer Mike’s “R.A.P. Music”. “R.A.P. Music”, like “good kid, m.A.A.d city”, received widespread acclaim from music critics. Produced entirely by El-P, … Read More Run The Jewels, Mystery Skulls & Thurz | Echoplex | Red Bull Sound Select’s “30 Days In LA” | 11/13/14 [Concert Review]

Afrika Bambaataa and Gaslamp Killer | Low End Theory | 10/29/14 [Photos & Videos]

MEAR ONE is a contemporary American artist based in Los Angeles. Having been labeled as “The Michelangelo of Graffiti” and “The Salvador Dali of Hip-Hop” he is considered by many to be Los Angeles’ most prolific graffiti artist. When he invited me to his birthday celebration I was honored. When I was told that Gaslamp Killer and Afrika Bambaataa would be spinning the ones-and-twos, I was … Read More Afrika Bambaataa and Gaslamp Killer | Low End Theory | 10/29/14 [Photos & Videos]

Tkay Maidza | Culture Collide | The Echo | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

To Check Out Other Bands We Caught At Culture Collide CLICK HERE THE ACT: Tkay Maidza | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS  [Written by Kate M.]: A highlight of the day, and my personal highlight!  Who are you, girl!?  It’s pronounced “T.K.,” and readers, you should probably remember that – her rapping is pure fire!  She killed it!  She sings, too.  Tkay combines pistol quick rap and … Read More Tkay Maidza | Culture Collide | The Echo | 10/18/14 [Review, Vids & Photos]

Riff Raff | Sunset Strip Music Festival | 9/20/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At The Sunset Strip Music Festival, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Riff Raff | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Riff Raff. He started from the bottom now he’s here. He first came onto the scene as a contestant on MTV’s reality show “From G’s to Gents”, and he’s still a G. His eccentric style coupled with crazy lyrics are on full display … Read More Riff Raff | Sunset Strip Music Festival | 9/20/14 [Photos]

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Mod Sun | Sunset Strip Music Festival | 9/20/14 [Photos]

To Check Out Other Acts that I Caught At The Sunset Strip Music Festival, CLICK HERE! THE ACT: Mod Sun | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram SOUNDS LIKE:  THOUGHTS: Performing on the Murs curated hip-hop stage, was a rapper from Bloomington, MN named Mod Sun. When I did a little research to find out about him I read that his name was an acronym for “Movement On Dreams + Stand Under None” , and … Read More Mod Sun | Sunset Strip Music Festival | 9/20/14 [Photos]

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Lecrae | BET Experience: Music Matters | 6/29/14 [PHOTOS]

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE OTHER PERFORMANCES THAT I CAUGHT DURING THE BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE On the second day of the BET Experience at L.A. Live, I decided to watch the various acts performing on the main stage of the convention center. Each of the acts performed short sets to give the audience a sampling of what their music was all about. … Read More Lecrae | BET Experience: Music Matters | 6/29/14 [PHOTOS]