WIN Tickets to Sage Francis live in Johannesburg – Graffiti South Africa

// Graffiti South Africa TICKET GIVEAWAY \\

WIN 1 of 2 tickets to see Sage Francis – Live in Johannesburg –
South Africa at Iron Tusk!!

Full details here:

WIN Tickets to Sage Francis live in Johannesburg – Graffiti South Africa.

 Peace! ~dhh

“Black Ash Days” – New Music Video from Trademarc & DC – Out Now!

Trademarc & DC, two former members of East Coast Avengers recently dropped their incredible music video for their track “Black Ash Days”!!
Check it out here:

This is also the title track from their first full length album “BLACK ASH DAYS” and you can purchase your digital copy here:

You can also purchase the physical copy via Strange Famous Records here: http://tinyurl.com/BlackAshDaysSFR

“This album is an attempt to raise awareness and open a healthy dialogue pertaining to mental illness and suicide prevention. The balance of DC’s flawless production and Trademarc’s brutally honest lyrics and delivery make this a must have for any true hip hop fan”.

For more information and to stay in touch, you can check out:
https://twitter.com/mctrademarc

Peace! ~dhh

Sage Francis – Live in Johannesburg, South Africa – 6 August 2015!!!

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On the 6 August 2015, we will be hosting the international indie juggernaut Sage Francis at Iron Tusk in Newtown, Johannesburg!!! Beneath The Surface, dohiphop.com and Lalelani Studios have banded together in collaboration with TheFilmGuys and Caps and Cans to make sure that Sage Francis appears on Jozi soil.

Sage Francis is widely considered one of our generation’s greatest lyricists. His career derives mainly from gifted wordplay that creates vivid narratives to instigate as well as inspire, but since it often derives from an accumulation of public disdain and personal turmoil, it’s more about storming the castle than about watching the throne.

Dubbed as the “forefather of indie-hop,” Francis originally earned acclaim in the early 2000’s by winning the most highly coveted titles of the emcee battle circuit. With little to no funding, Francis sustained himself by selling his innovative “Sick of” mixtapes, all made by hand on the floor of his Providence, RI apartment. These were essentially bootleg compilations full of select recordings from his 12” vinyl singles, demo sessions, live performances and radio freestyles. The popularity of these tapes birthed Strange Famous Records (SFR); a meager, one-man operation in 1999.

Despite having no official distribution, Francis’ unique brand of music spread like wildfire via the advent of file sharing networks. This resulted in him attaining a massive cult-like following around the world, creating a demand for his albums and live performances at which point the bigger labels took notice. With his first studio album, Personal Journals (2002,) Francis daringly set aside the more boastful side of rap by catering to his poetic leanings and scathing socio-political commentary.

In 2005 Sage Francis was the first hip-hop artist signed to Epitaph Records and soon became one of the highest selling independent artists of his genre. Rather than abandon his day-to-day grind at SFR, he channeled all of his newfound resources into it, allowing the label to expand in staff as well as roster. Having fulfilled his contract obligations with Epitaph Records, Sage Francis has returned to releasing music independently as he gears up to defeat the odds. Once again.

“COPPER GONE”, Francis’ 6th studio album, dropped on June 3rd, 2014 via Strange Famous Records. This indie release managed to break Billboard’s Top 200 as well as iTunes top 5 for hip-hop in the US as well as in the UK. Upon the release of Copper Gone, Sage Francis has toured the world and he continues to tour extensively well into 2015.

In January of 2011 Sage Francis visited Durban, South Africa to help mentor and provide care for HIV-infected children. What he encountered inspired him to get involved and make a difference. Sage Francis made a song titled “Ubuntu”, which was released describing what he encountered on his journey and started a fundraising campaign with all proceeds collected from the song being donated to the children and their families. This year Sage Francis is back in S.A. to continue his charity work and we will be making the most of this international artist being on South African soil. Sage has returned this year to continue the work he did in 2011 and reconnect with the people he was involved with during his time in SA.

We have joined Sage on his initiative of giving back and in spirit with “The Community” – an initiative where clothes are collected for distribution to the less fortunate, we ask our attendees to bring through any old clothes they might have to donate to charity.

This is one of those historic events that will forever be remembered, and the impact of this initiative will not only leave its mark on the attendees, but set the example to promote others to do the same.

Tickets for Sage Francis – Live in Johannesburg are on sale now and moving fast… Be sure to get one soon to avoid disappointment!!

Book Now

 

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Copper Gone album: www.tinyurl.com/CopperGoneSFR
Tour info: www.tinyurl.com/SageShows

Sage will be accompanied by Johannesburg Indie Artists:

Power Of Thought
Yugen Blakrok
Soothsayers
Slege Lee
ThiNXx
S!ck

DJ: Tha Cutt

We look forward to seeing you at the show!!

Peace! ~dhh

“Today, I Wrote Nothing” – New Album from billy woods – Out Now!

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billy woods recently released his all new epic “Today, I Wrote Nothing”!
You can purchase your copy here:

For more information and to stay in touch, these are the spaces:
https://www.facebook.com/williambodega
http://backwoodzstudioz.com/portfolio-item/billy-woods/

Enjoy! ~dhh

“Rare Candy” – New Music Video from Sayth – Out Now!

New music video for Sayth’s track “Rare Candy”!
Check it out here:

You can also download the track right here:

For more information and to stay in touch, check out:
Twitter
Facebook

Peace! ~dhh

“Chickens in your town” – New Album from L’Entourloop – Out Now!

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French hiphop duo L’Entourloop (The Architect & Deej’o) recently dropped their slick new album called “Chickens in your town”!
Get your copy via Banzaï Lab Records here:

For more information, this is where to look:
https://www.facebook.com/LEntourloop

Facebook
banzailab.com

Enjoy! ~dhh

 

“Being Jon Darling” – New Music Video from Dope KNife – Out Now!

Fresh new visuals for Dope KNife’s track “Being Jon Darling” produced by Mammyth! Check it out here:

lifted from Dope KNife’s 2014 LP ‘Iconoclast’ available here:

For more information and to stay up to date, you can check out:
Dope KNife Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/knifeisdope
Dope KNife twitter: http://twitter.com/dopeknife
Dope KNife instagram: http://instagram.com/dopeknife


website: http://dopesandwich.com
Youtube: http://youtube.com/thedopesandwich
Facebook: http://facebook.com/dopesandwich
Twitter: http://twitter.com/dopesandwich
Instagram: http://instagram.com/thedopesandwich

Peace! dhh

“Eyedea: The Many Faces of Mikey” – Previously Unreleased Project from Micheal Larsen – Out Now!

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“Eyedea: The Many Faces of Mikey” is a collection of material the one and only Michael Larsen had been working on before he passed… This is one seriously epic project and a definite must have for any Eyedea fan.
Be sure to get your copy in various formats here:

For more information, this is where to look:
micheallarsen.com
Facebook
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YouTube
Instagram

R-Eye-P! ~dhh

 

“Going uP” – New Music Video from Optimystic(Lifted Mindz) – Out Now!

Check out the new music video from Optimystic of Lifted Mindz for his track “Going uP”!!

Lifted from the “Hennepin & Hyperspace” mixtape available here:

For more information and to stay in touch, check out these spaces:
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Lifted Mindz (LMZ)
Facebook
SoundCloud
SoundCloud

Peace! ~dhh

“Homie Garden” – New Album from Wool See – Out Now!

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“Homie Garden” is the new album from Portland hiphop artist Wool See!
Get your copy here:

For more information and to stay in touch, you can check out:
Facebook
Twitter
heavennoise.com

Enjoy! ~dhh