August 20 - This was a very BUSY day from start to finish!
I accompanied DNA and Don Brody to the radio station. I've never been in the 92 Q studios so I jumped when DNA was like come and go with me. The station recently moved out to the Woodlawn area...not to far from Woodlawn HS and Security Mall. We were greeted by a white sock clad Porkchop looking as comfortable as a CEO ready to collect his pension the following week. Rod (Madd Flavor) was behind the glass doing his thing (early), but eventually joined us all in the studio for DNA and Don Brody's actual interview. I very much enjoyed the whole process. Pork Chop and Rod are very professional and after listening to them converse so naturally with DNA....obviously very intune with what is going on in the music biz.
DNA did like this live mixtape type of set up for all the songs he bought up there to be played....that was cool! I have no idea what it sounded like (I didn't have a head set), but the feedback has been really good! - HEY YALL NEED TO GET HIM ON THERE AGAIN REAL SOON!! The lines went crazy when DNA had them to play a few of NOE's new tracks. Everyone was calling up saying that he sounded so much like J or that they thought J had new songs.....LOL! I figured folk would do that, but the caller that bought the biggest smile to my face was the one that say,"Yeah he sound like Jay like a M*tha F*cka, but he is from BMORE so we ridin with him" - JEAH! Thats what I like to hear.
BIG UPS to my boy SL DANGA! I heard you boo, but couldn't get to the mic fast enough to scream at you! CALL ME!!!
Don Brody talked about his new CD and DVD ("HARD MONEY") ...which he will be OFFICIALLY releasing at WEDNESDAYS'S ITSBALTIMOREBABY! LIVE show. This will be his first time performing in Bmore and he is bringing along a few special guests to help make the show EXTRA memorable.
I took a few pictures, but I'll have to post them later. I am so behind as it is.........Ill be back wit them!
Later that same night:
@ Latin Palace
Street Radio Mixtape Release Party
Big Ups to everyone that was up in there (and outside) representing: Jahli and Reflect Son (GOLDEN SEAL), Jeneba Suma, Bunny, Tim & Fire Arms (TOH Records), Cart- Air, Jamal (Untouchable Magazine), Desert Red, Profound
EJ (HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOO), Mykeey (Pronounced like MY - KEY), Nicki (HGE) & Unreal (Unreality Ent), J Hunnie,
Kelly Connelly, Sonny Grams, Trey Born Star, Horseman Ent (I saw BJ in there cutting a RUG!), Ike from MYSPACE/HEAD NOD, Sonny Brown, Deep Flow, DJ Reddz, Ray Victory, Boogie, Bossman/Gator Management, Mal dot com, Fat Smoke, John Boh, Mo Banks, Debonair Samir, S&M Management, Karen, Kariz......
DJ 5 Starr & Lil Mic were on the 1s&2s...killing it at night long! I LOVE DJ LIL MIC!!!
Special Shout out to DJ Radio - he was supposed to be the co-host for the evening. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmh??? LOL! After the fact.... he told me he had the mic in his hand the whole time. I still don't know what to make of that.
Big Ups to all the performers: Che Ray, Ogun, D.O.G., Huli Shallone, CR, Shellbe Raw & Skarr Akbar. I got a few shots of eveyone except Shellbe Raw. DNA arrived with my batteries late.....SMACK HIM. The main person I was so pumped to get a picture of was Huli. I didn't even know what that guy looked like...LOL! Was that him or a body double (that would be gangsta!)....he looked nothing like his CD cover...LOL!
All in all...
the show was really good! I enjoyed myself and my people had a good time too. Ebony - I think ....you may have found the least likely hip hop junkie in Ebony! Check out the pics...she is the one person that has her hands up in the crowd...LOL! way to support your hometown hereos mama!
I am really upset that I did not get a gift bag tho. After my hosting duties ended, I ran outside with the intention of getting a few moments of fresh air before delving back in the smokey abyss that awaited my once back inside, but ended up being bombarded with questions and general well wishes! It was nice to meet some many good people. EH
, Mike Mc....I need one of them!
Sorry this is not as detailed as I usually give em, but hey.....after all this time I've beentalking about Baltimore Hip Hop....if you don't realize that you need to just get off your ass and come.....YOU HAVE A PROBLEM
. I need to save some info or this here rap thing will loose some of its magic.
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