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REKS – Newport, RI | 10.6.17

REKS – Newport, RI | 10.6.17

Hip Hop legend REKS returns to Newport, RI on Friday 10/6/17! He’ll be appearing at Jimmy’s Saloon with Evans Vinyl Collection feat. DirtyDurdie, Freddie Black,NEED, Kee-Words, KEVdiggs, AfterLife & Lady Guenevere and DJ D-Napp! $10. 9-close. Strict 21+ RSVP on Facebook Brought to you by House of Lyrics, RhymeCulture, AfterLife, Fine Malt Vintage & Iced Down Entertainment. REKS rekshiphop.com Corey Isiah Christie (born August 24, 1977), better known as REKS, is an American rapper. REKS emerged from Lawrence, Massachusetts’ underground rap scene. REKS was a breakdancer in his teens and was part of a local B-boy crew called Funk Town Connection. By the time he entered college at University of Massachusetts Amherst, REKS had built a reputation for himself in the local Boston rap scene, but then eventually quit school to begin recording for Brick Records. A few 12″ singles, “I Could Have Done More” and “Fearless,” arrived first in early 2001, before Brick issued his debut LP, Along Came the Chosen, later that year. This earned him nominations for Hip-Hop Album and Artist of the Year by the Boston Music Awards. REKS worked with DJ Premier, Styles P, Alchemist, Hi-Tek, and many others on his 2011 album Rhythmatic Eternal King...
Cannibal Ox – Newport, RI

Cannibal Ox – Newport, RI

Profit J-Med presents the legendary underground Hip Hop duo Cannibal Ox at Jimmy’s Saloon in #NewportRI on Monday 6/19/17 as part of their Iron Galaxy Tour! Arcade Generation will have a bunch of video games set up so get there early at 6pm for the VIP meet & greet if you want to play a few rounds with the artists. Also featuring Crimson Godz (Double A.B., Kenyattah Black, REALZ aka Realio Sparkzwell, DJ Lokash) and local support from DirtyDurdie, Sincere Da Emcee, Playboy Nyse, J-Flizz & Chubs! THUG funny on the 1s & 2s. $15 tix. $20 door. $25 VIP. RSVP on Facebook Sponsored by Empire Studio – RI. Tattoo raffles all night! Strict 21+ Make Hip Hop great again – support the...
Micfest Legacy Tour – Newport, RI

Micfest Legacy Tour – Newport, RI

Poe Mack, Case Jones and S. Gold are hitting #NewportRI on 5/2/17 as part of the Micfest Legacy Tour! They’ll be joined by Sincere Da Emcee, J-Earn, Sheezac, Lex Diamond, Jazzmyn RED, Mistah Fitzgerald, Ding, Swag High and more for this night of live underground Hip Hop! $5. 9-close. Strict 21+   RSVP:...
Sadat X @ Jimmy’s Saloon | Saturday 5/13/17

Sadat X @ Jimmy’s Saloon | Saturday 5/13/17

Sadat X from Brand Nubian is performing live at Jimmy’s Saloon in Newport, RI on Saturday 5/13/17! He’ll be joined by Freddie Black, Marvalyss w/ DJ Sabotage, Divine Ways Earned, Universal ZU Disciplez, Highlifehalf and The EarDrugz for this incredible night of live Hip Hop! Hosted by D-Rock The District Epitome & DJ Boomer from the LS Camp. $10 tix, $12 door, $25 VIP meet & greet from 7-9pm. Strict 21+ RSVP on Facebook Brought to you by Heatmizer Productions & rhymeCulture. Sponsored by 401 Hip Hop, Rough Draft, Ascend Athletix Apparel, CSPtv401 and UZN – Rhode Island....
Rebelmatic – NYC Hardcore Punk / Hip Hop

Rebelmatic – NYC Hardcore Punk / Hip Hop

NYC’s Rebelmatic is playing at Jimmy’s Saloon in Newport, Rhode Island on Saturday 4/8/17! They’ve been featured on AFROPUNK and their sound is described as “James Brown in a Mosh Pit”. They’ll be joined by The Black Kennedys, The Skinny Millionaires, United Soul Alliance and Universal ZU Disciplez for this genre-defying night of live music! $7. 9-close. Strict 21+ RSVP on Facebook REBELMATIC rebelmaticnyc.bandcamp.com Firmly rooted in New York’s Punk and Hardcore ancestry, Rebelmatic has self-sworn hip-hop purists, moshing alongside skate punks. They’ve got the respect of the legion of hardcore kids stashed away in the wilds of Brooklyn and Long Island. They can cast a wide net, with successful results because their personal brand of Brooklyn rock has more NY hard-knocks authenticity than most. Despite their NY pedigree the band’s sound is a trippy “what-if” game.   Judas Goat by...
Masta Ace @ Jimmy’s Saloon | Friday 3/17/17

Masta Ace @ Jimmy’s Saloon | Friday 3/17/17

Hip Hop legend Masta Ace is performing live at Jimmy’s Saloon in Newport, RI on St. Patrick’s Day, 3/17/17! This highly influential emcee has worked with Juice Crew, Marley Marl, Special Ed, Buckshot, MF Doom, Edo G, R.A. The Rugged Man, Cormega and many more over the years. He’s a University of Rhode Island graduate and has never performed in Newport so it’s definitely going to be a historic event. MA / RI artists LS Camp, DirtyDurdie, Kee-Words, Weapon E.S.P and DJ Boomer are all rocking throughout the night too! 9pm-1am. $10 tickets, $12 door. Strict 21+ RSVP on Facebook | tix: mastaacenewportri.bpt.me brought to you by Heat Mizer & rhymeCulture sponsored by 401 Hip Hop, Rough Draft, Ascend Athletix & CSPtv...
ATTN #RAPPERS #PRODUCERS The Shelter [Open Mic + Concert Series] Episode 1 is LIVE 1.31.17

ATTN #RAPPERS #PRODUCERS The Shelter [Open Mic + Concert Series] Episode 1 is LIVE 1.31.17

ATTN #RAPPERS #PRODUCERS The Shelter [Open Mic + Concert Series] Episode 1 is LIVE January 31st 9:30pm [$2 at Door] at AS220 @as220providence [featuring]: FTTD @kingfttd Krews @itskrews Nino Green @AlmtyNino • • Sponsored by: D’s Spot @ds_spot Real Rap Radio @real.rap.radio Rhymeculture @rhymeculture • • The Shelter was created by @dvalorofficial and @kingfttd as a low-cost alternative to highlight stars in the city as well as giving a open stage to rising talent. If you are an emcee or producer of any sub-genre of hip hop looking to network, develop or showcase your skills this is the place to be. • • RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1656051978020881 For open mic sign up or more information email...
NYE 2016 w/ DJ Blademon @ Jimmy’s Saloon

NYE 2016 w/ DJ Blademon @ Jimmy’s Saloon

2016 has been a crazy year – close it out with WRIU 90.3‘s DJ Blademon at Jimmy’s Saloon in Newport, RI on 12/31! He’ll be spinning Reggae, Hip Hop and more all night for your listening and dancing pleasure. Also expect special guest performances, giveaways and a free glass of champagne at midnight! $10. 9-close. Strict 21+ RSVP on...