Fashawn Listening Session w/ Exile LIVE

TurnTable Lab instore: Fashawn This Saturday it’s goin down at Turntable Lab. FASHAWN’s upcoming album “Boy Meets World” listening session with a live performance by Exile. If you haven’t heard of Fashawn check out “One Shot One Kill” the mixtape to get yo-self ready for Saturday.  And if you’re diggin that, get a sneak peep at Boy Meets World on his MySpace page. BIG thanks to the fam at East of LA for the mixtape post, and Turntable Lab for the free show. Gotta love those in stores.

Boy Meets World out in September!

June 20th, Saturday 7-9pm, FREE

Turntable Lab (Los Angeles)

424 North Fairfax Ave.

cross streets: beverly + melrose, across from canter’s

tel.: 323 – 782 – 0173

The Foreign Exchange at The Roxy

june14roxy Are you a big fan of Nicolay’s beat makin?! You nod your head to flows of Phonte of Little Brother?! Then you must be a BIG BIG fan of The Foreign Exchange. When I bought Connected, I was hooked to that laid back easy goin sound.  The Foreign Exchange (Phonte + Nicolay) will be rockin the Roxy this Sunday with special guest YahZarah, Darien Brockington, Zo! & The ELs. End your weekend with a bang with The Foreign Exchange. Check out The Foreign Exchange on MySpace and see what Nicolay is up to on his site.

Sunday, June 14, 2009, 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
all ages, cover: $20.00

The Roxy Theatre
9009 W. Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069
tel. 310.278.9457

For more info check out Fuiscology.

The Rootdown: Breakestra

rd_la_breakestra_posterThe Root Down goes down every Thursday, but this Thursday Breakestra! Reminds me of when the Root Down was held at Gabah. Nothing but good times. Now at the El Cid, so come out and get your groove on to some Funk, Soul, Roots, and Hip Hop. For more info check out the Rootdownclub.com.

THURDAY, June 11th, 9PM – 2AM

age: 21+, & $7 cover

El Cid

4212 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029

tel: 323.668.0318

For more info check El Cid.

Z-Trip at the Natural History Museum FRIDAY

Z-Trip at NHMThe Natural History Museum presents Darwin’s Revolution! NHM is continuing their series of discussions with Darwin’s Revolution celebrating  the 150th birthday of  his book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, and the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth. What does this all have to do with Hip Hop you ask?!…lots. The Natural History Museum is also hosting live music performances by Z-Trip and Dam Funk. That’s right Z-Trip & Dam Funk with DJ sets from Gaslamp Killer, & The Phatal DJ. This is the last show of the season at NHM..so swing on by and get your groove on. BIG thanks to Rollo & Grady for the post.

Friday, June 5th

Book Discussion: 6:00pm & 7:30pm

Music starts: 5:30pm-10pm

Natural History Museum

900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007

For more info head to NHM.org

J. Bizness Pre-Release Party

Pre-Release PartyIf you were feelin “J.Bizness- Reason Beats & Pieces” when we first posted it, now’s your chance to feel his album live!  Head down to Long Beach tomorrow night for the album’s pre-release party.  It’s hosted by Brother Dvooa and also features performances by Rich For A Reason, Aspect 1, Soul Cal, Maestro Montana, and a bunch of other folks.  Click the flyer for a full list of artists, and head on over to Long Beach to check’em out.

Official release date: June 9th! Get out there and get it.

Release Party: Thursday, June 04, 2009
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
age: 21+, cover: $7.00

Blue Café (Long Beach)
210 The Promanade, Long Beach, CA
tel. 562.983.7111

Jay $tay Paid THIS TUESDAY!

Breaking Atoms - Jay Stay PaidThis is Beats+Crates 100th post and it’s only fitting that it is for a special event, Jay $tay Paid. Please take the time to read about Ma Dukes battle with Dilla’s legacy and her health. If you still haven’t discovered the genius of J Dilla, think of your favorite artist, and Dilla has most likely done a track for/with them. Come out and show your support to Dilla (G.O.A.T.). All proceeds go to Ma Dukes Yancey! Jay $tay Paid in stores June 2nd on Nature Sounds Records. BIG thanks for Fusicology for keeping the party going.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009
open: 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM, age: 21+
cover: $5.00 & $5 before 11PM & $10 after 11PM

Grand Star
943 Sun Mun Way (N. Broadway), Los Angeles, tel: 213-626-2285

For more info email Break Atoms or head to Grand Star site.
Check out: Stones Throw, Nature Sounds, and Fusicology

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J Dilla – Reality Check (ft. Black Thought)

the Do-Over


Just when you think your weekend is coming to a close, and you didn’t rock it like you thought. Well you’ve got the Do-Over, every Sunday! Ladies get your summer dresses on, Fellas break out your summer fedora and get your groove on. Hosted by Aloe Blacc, Strong, & Haycock and always have a special guest roll through. So turn your Sundays into your weekend highlights. BIG thanks to Fusicology for keeping the party going.

Crane’s Hollywood Tavern
1611 N. El Centro, Hollywood, CA 90028

2:00 PM – 9:00 PM, age: 21+, cover: FREE

For more info click here to check out the Do-Over. If you dig the Crane’s Hollywood Tavern check them out on MySpace.

Origami Vinyl: Grand Opening TONIGHT

origamiopeningflyer For all you crate diggas there’s a new spot opening up TODAY called Origami Vinyl! It goes by the same name as the record label, which is also owned by the same person. From what I gather on Thrillist, they have all kinds of vinyl.  Classic hip hop, underground hip hop, indie rock, and Jazz just to name a few genres. They also have exclusive gear like hats and record bags. I’ll be heading out there a little late to check it all out. You should too. BIG thanks to Nate for shooting me the info.


1816 W. Sunset Blvd, Echo Park

tele. 213.413.3030

For more info check out their site.

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