Checked out Amadaye (top pic- white tee) and the Top of the World crew's performance at Sonoma's (Columbia, MD) this past Tuesday (12.21.05). Shout out to J-Optimo (No Allegance) who has been holding it down on the Hip Hop tip since the summer every other Tuesday. Amadaye is a very talented MC who is very soulful. IMO.... he makes grown folks Hip Hop. His production is out of this world. One of the men behind his sound is Bangin Beats' Karizz (Black jacket pictured with XO). This is my man yall! He and I are always wildin out at parties. He is also creating a theme song for me...so stay tuned! Its gonna be hot! A theme song you may ask...yes, every super hero must have one (FIRST PERSON TO TELL ME THE MOVIE THAT CAME FROM WINS 2 tix to STYLE WARZ!!!...LOL!) "Wildin" or "whilin" (for my ebonically challenged readers....although some may spell it differently...LOL!) means "to cut up or act a fool". We ALWAYS have a ball. Kariz is planning to open up a school of production in the near future. I will definitley give you all the info as soon as I recieve it. Big Ups to Finny (red jersey). I thought he was a producer. Glad I didnt walk up to him and hollar out, "Hot Tracks"! LOL!
The Night also featured a guy that has been making appearences on all the HOT mixtapes that have come out in recent months, XO. His voice is very unique and has a deep scratchy sound. Its's quite refreshing. Baltimore folk all seem to have this quasi-New York thing going on....& we Southern folk (but that is a different discussion). He is definitely on some grimy street ish--nuccas eat it up. I am expecting big things from him this year. His set was hot. He had the whole crowd throughing up their Xs for him. He did this song called "La da da" (I think that is what the hook says...LOL!). FIYAH! As soon as I figure out how to attach music to the blog....it is on and poppin!!! I predict that pretty soon...XO's name will ring bells around the city....
even had the groupie love thang going on too......Girls Gone Wild...4 serious! Side note: Peep my man Henny Lo out (blue shirt behind XO) ....dude is everywhere! That's the BIZ! Other acts for the night included 2 dudes who made absolutely no impression on me....shit, I don't even think they stated their names for goodness sake and Flawless Ent. My Naptown representers were in full effect.
Had a great time...thanks for lettin a sistah roll! 1
XO and Code Streetz