|Last night's tribute to Backland turned out very nice. The B'more Blocks representer was most definitely in the building. It was so good to see that so many people came out to show him love.
Part of the evenings show was the "beat brigade". Baltimore producer heavyweights Ms. Tris Beats, Samir, Ray Lugar and Kariz
were all allowed the opportunity to showcase their new fiyah.
A few MCs even spit freestyles ova the tracks. This is a great idea
and I hope it continues. The producers deserve some love too...I think that events should find more
ways to incorporate everyone into the mix. I also found out the Samir made the D.O.G. f/ Jim Jones track "I Get Doe"
....That was very cool.
I was right next to the stage when Ms. Tris was showcasing and I was observing how she delivered her own melodies over her tracks. She was rockin'. LOL! I guess Ms. Tris is one of the those producers that knows what will sound good over her music or perhaps she has not revealed all her cards yet. mmmmmh?
Low Key God and Ray Lugar delivered the J.R. Lanier Award, named in honor of his mother, a prominent historian, for his contributions to Hip Hop History. Low Key delivered a fitting speech that highlighted among other things the amount of pride the city felt while he was shutting down all competition during his run on 106 & Park's Freestyle Friday. He spit a 16 that took me back.....WE MISS YOU BIG GUY!!!! Oh yeah! Per Backland, "B'more Blocks" (his first release since the accident) will be out NEXT WEEK!!!!
were most def in the building! The guys tour it down. I was so glad to see the "Free Tone"
campaign was successful. It was sooooo good to see him. He looked like he gained some weight, but that's aiiiight. I guess it was all the good eatin he did while he was on vacation he he
!. I can't wait for his new CD to come out. He ALWAYS has a lot on his mind. Karlito and Sha got it LIVE
in there. I love the facial expression that Shakeen makes when he raps....it is a site to see. My guys, the 100 Boys killed it. I love these lil young guys.
I found out that the main guy Rico is locked up right now. That kinda messed me up....I like him a lot. Free RICO!!!! why not, everyone else does it. LOL!
The Black Family performed....what up J Nina. I was glad to see Nina out. This was my first time seeing him perform and I was thoroughly impressed. I look forward to hearing more of you and the BF's music.
Big Ups to Ms. Tris, Keebe, Kelly, Karen
, Kariz, Tim (M.O.L.), Little ClayWay....good seeing yall!
& while you're at it....FREE SKINNY SUGE he he!