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Milez Grimez ‘Pearly Gates’ Release Party

Milez Grimez ‘Pearly Gates’ Release Party

Milez Grimez‘ newest EP is called Pearly Gates and is available now at his website: milezgrimez.com/store/pearly-gates-cd The release party’s at Jimmy’s Saloon in Newport, Rhode Island on Friday 12/23/16 and features additional performances from Alyssa Marie, Freddie Black, Ice (from DirtyDurdie), Kee-Words and Dutty! DJ Hendu on the 1s & 2s. $10. 9-close. Strict 21+ RSVP on...
Big Lo’s Christmas Rapped Tour

Big Lo’s Christmas Rapped Tour

Show some love and support for Big Lo as his tour rolls through Newport, Rhode Island! He’ll be performing here at Jimmy’s Saloon on Saturday 12/10/16 alongside United Soul Alliance, Ethyks, Bouty, GorillaSmooth and Infamous. $5. 9-close. 21+ RSVP on Facebook   BIG LO BigLoHipHop.com James “Big Lo” Lopez is an emcee and producer now residing in Pensacola, FL. Big Lo is primarily known for his hardcore lyricism and sample-heavy boom-bap production that is reminiscent of mid 90s acts such as Wu-Tang Clan and Boot Camp Clik. However, Lo’s high energy stage show coupled with strong wit and contemporary references makes his sound eagerly accepted by all audiences. Although Big Lo has been releasing music and performing live for over a decade now, his unprecedented work ethic since 2012 has earned him the buzz he has today. Just in that short time Lo has had the opportunity to open up for Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Geto Boys, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Slum Village, Rapper Big Pooh, Mobb Deep, Curren$y, Lil Kim, and Nappy Roots as well as playing the Vans Warped Tour in Orlando, Fl and being selected to play the prestigious A3C Festival & Conference. Additionally, he toured the East Coast multiple times, including stops in Atlanta, Tallahassee, Pensacola, Mobile, Panama City, Gainesville, Baltimore, Richmond, Nashville, Charlotte, Savannah, Washington DC, Trenton, Hartford, New Bedford, Narragansett, Manchester, and Portland. 2013 saw the release of Big Lo’s successful independent album, “Magnum Opiates”. “Magnum Opiates” received a plethora of praise from a number of Hip Hop pundits and bloggers including HipHopHotSpot.com, Skope Magazine, Take Cover and Shoot, Grip Squad, Act Live Music,...
Black Friday @ Alchemy | 11.25.16

Black Friday @ Alchemy | 11.25.16

Vibe out with some incredible live Hip Hop, Funk, Rock and more on ‘Black Friday’ 11/25/16 at Providence, Rhode Island‘s newest live music venue, Alchemy! The Black Kennedys, Universal ZU Disciplez, KALI MA, Product Of Amerika and PRONOUNCE w/ Bes Kep will all be performing throughout the night. DJ Blacklist on the 1s & 2s! $7. 9-close. 21+ RSVP on Facebook sponsored by Ascend Athletix Like this:Like...
Onry Ozzborn, Rob Sonic & more | duotour II

Onry Ozzborn, Rob Sonic & more | duotour II

Get ready to welcome Seattle, Washington‘s Onry Ozzborn to Aquidneck Island on Friday, October 21st 2016! This Fake Four Inc. recording artist is a co-founder of Grayskul, Oldominion and Dark Time Sunshine. He’ll be bringing NYC’s Rob Sonic & DJ Zone too – Rob is in Hail Mary Mallon with Aesop Rock! Upgrade (upstate NY) and Rafael Vigilantics (Portland, OR) will also be along for the ride. They’ll be supported locally by AfterLife, The Craft and CODY POPE! Hosted by BRZOWSKI $7 at the door. 9-close. Strict 21+ RSVP on Facebook   ONRY OZZBORN https://fakefour.bandcamp.com/album/duo Michael Martinez, better known by his stage name Onry Ozzborn, is a rapper and producer based in Seattle, Washington. He is a founding member of the alternative Hip Hop groups such as Grayskul, Dark Time Sunshine, and Oldominion. He has collaborated with artists such as Aesop Rock, Slug, Mr. Lif, JFK, Cage, and Busdriver. After being raised in New Mexico, Martinez went on to play college baseball in Arizona before finally moving to Seattle, Washington. Here he founded the Hip Hop collective Oldominion alongside Snafu, NyQwil, Dialog, and Sleep. Through Oldominion, he was introduced to another artist, JFK, who would later become a frequent collaborator and the two would go on to form the group Grayskul. Following numerous albums both with Grayskul and his own solo projects, Martinez would meet the producer Zavala and form the group Dark Time Sunshine. He is currently signed to Fake Four Inc. ROB SONIC https://soundcloud.com/robsonicofficial Robert Smith was born in Washington, D.C and grew up in the Bronx. As a child, he devoted himself to music of various...
Black Halloween @ Alchemy – Thursday 10/27/16

Black Halloween @ Alchemy – Thursday 10/27/16

Start Halloween weekend early on Thursday 10/27/16! Providence, Rhode Island‘s newest venue Alchemy is the place to be for BLACK HALLOWEEN. Prepare yourself for incredible live Hip Hop, Funk, Rock & more from Everybody Luv Black and The Black Kennedys! DJ Blacklist on the 1s & 2s! $100 prize for best costume & giveaways throughout the night! 9pm-1am. $10 cover. Sponsored by Ascend Athletix! Click on the poster to RSVP on...
Moodie Black, Ceschi, Warbler Roost

Moodie Black, Ceschi, Warbler Roost

Fake Four Inc.‘s Ceschi Ramos returns to Jimmy’s Saloon in Newport, Rhode Island on Sunday, September 25th 2016 with Moodie Black as part of their Acid Tour! They’ll be joined by Newport’s own Warbler Roost for this night of genre-bending live music. $7. 9-close. Strict 21+ moodieblackdeath.bandcamp.com ceschi.bandcamp.com...
End of Summer 2016 Throw Down

End of Summer 2016 Throw Down

Close out the Summer of 2016 on Saturday 9/17 at Jimmy’s Saloon with NeySean, Phokus401, Everybody Luv Black, Gorjus Killa and Dutty! Black Fridays’ DJ Blacklist on the 1’s & 2’s and hosted by Real Rap Radio‘s Jim Brows! $5. 9-close. Strict 21+ RSVP on...
Copywrite @ Jimmy’s Saloon – 8/10/16

Copywrite @ Jimmy’s Saloon – 8/10/16

Underground Hip Hop legend Copywrite will be performing at Jimmy’s Saloon in Newport, Rhode Island on Wednesday 8/10/16 as part of his Blood Bath & Beyond Tour with Coolzey! They’ll be supported locally by some of the area’s most talented MCs: Kee-Words, UZOO, Casual Karate, Hyest Percise and Oak Lonetree & King Author! Also expect a special guest performance from AfterLife! $7. 9-close. Strict 21+ RSVP on Facebook Blood Bath and Beyond by Copywrite COPYWRITE copywrite.bandcamp.com Peter William Nelson, better known by his stage name Copywrite, also known as Copywrite 78, Cwrite, Copy is an underground hip hop artist from Columbus, Ohio. His heritage is Irish-Italian American. He is 31 years old, born in 1979. A member of the Columbus crew MHz (or MegaHertz), Nelson emerged from the underground scene in 1998 along with his group “MHz” with a debut single on Fondle ’em Records,entitled “World Premier” b/w a solo song by the late Tero Alexander Smith, better known to the rap world as “Camu Tao” entitled “Camu” own by Bobbito Garcia & later went solo due to DJ Mighty Mi not wanting to sign his group, “MHz”. In 2000 he released “Holier Than Thou” with producer RJD2 on Eastern Conference/Rawkus...
Cesar Comanche – 7/19/16

Cesar Comanche – 7/19/16

  Cesar Comanche returns to Jimmy’s Saloon in Newport, Rhode Island on Wednesday July 19th 2016 as part of his Building Bridges Tour! He’ll be joined by Divine Ways Earned, Toska, Bee-West and A.D. with a production showcase – don’t miss this evening of live underground Hip Hop! $5. 9-close. Strict 21+ RSVP on Facebook     CESAR COMANCHE   Cesar Comanche is one of the founding emcees of North Carolina’s critically acclaimed hip-hop crew, The Justus League. Comanche, originally from Jacksonville, NC, began writing rhymes in 1994, but didn’t pursue rhyming as a career until 1996 his second year of college. In that same year, he met budding producer and fellow NC State student 9th Wonder for the first time, and began doing live performances and recording songs.   After a few years of perfecting his craft, Comanche along with 9th Wonder, organized their fellow friends and rap artists in the Triangles hip-hop scene and started the Justus League Crew in 1999. Since then, he has performed with Tha Liks, The Coup, Hieroglyphics, Z-Man, Dilated Peoples, Living Legends, Supastition, Faust & Shortee, Wordsworth, Kardinal Official, DJ Dez, DJ Houseshoes, Aceyalone, O.C., Louis Logic, Malay Sparks, Ghettosocks and many others.   In addition to touring USA, Canada, Germany, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Austria, Estonia, Sweden, England, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, and Croatia and performing with Little Brother and the rest of the Justus League, Comanche has appeared on television shows such as Time Warner Cable’s Music Choice Rap Channel, Hip Hop Nation (NBC), Distortion 2 Static (WB Network), and Little Brother’s “You Hear It First” segment on MTV2. He has...
Mic Life!

Mic Life!

rhymeCulture presents Mic Life! Close out spring with us on Saturday June 11th 2016 at Jimmy’s Saloon in Newport, RI. The evening will feature live Hip Hop, R&B and beat production performances from some of the area’s most talented acts: Left Wing Dynasty, Smooth Daniels, Hyest Percise (Sheezac & J-Earn), Funky MISFIT Productions, Risky Biz, kyle.tb and more! Kariim on the 1s & 2s. $5 cover. 9-close. Strict 21+ RSVP on...
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