Bay Area Non-Profit HIP HOP FOR CHANGE Celebrates 6 Positive Infulential Years with showcase inc. Kaila Love & Senor GiGiO

Posted by Billyjam, April 26, 2019 01:47pm | Post a Comment

Hip Hop For Change (HH4C), the influential Oakland based grassroots hip-hop education non-profit, celebrates six successful years of positive impact on the local music and arts scene with a hometown showcase concert tonight (4/26) at the Legionnaire Saloon. Get advance free tix via Eventbrite or pay $7/$10 at door.  " Hip Hop For Change  do wonderful work as far as outreach and especially educating kids in classrooms [and] in six years  time they’ve definitely made an impact giving local artists like myself a platform and a purpose as well as opportunities to work and uplift the community, noted Bay Area emcee/producer/painter Señor GiGio.  The prolific multi-talented underground Bay Area hip-hop artist is among Hip Hop For Change's talent-packed lineup at tonight's showcase that will also feature Kaila Love, TONE OLIVER, UnLearn the World, Khafre Jay, Versoul, Jane the Message, JPZ, Evan Steel, RSB the Songbird, DJ Lex, and Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist.

Counter to that negative stereotype of so much of today's high-profile popular hip-hop acts been all about image and lacking in substance or any philosophy,  HH4C has been consistently making a commitment to nurturing and empowering under-the-radar, thought-provoking artists with positive messages to share. "They’ve promoted my music along with other local hip-hop acts in their campaign to turn people onto music that represents our culture properly, specifically music and content that doesn’t degrade black & brown folk," said Senor GiGiO who is part of a new under-the-radar Bay Area hip-hop movement that's making some incredible music. Like so many involved in this new Bay Area musical movement, Senor GiGiO is vocally supportive of his fellow artists.

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Longtime Bay Area MC Dub Esquire Talks About "Living The Struggle" And His Forthcoming Album, The Odyssey

Posted by Billyjam, August 24, 2011 02:15pm | Post a Comment

Dub Esquire "RapStarz (feat Dirt Nasty & Del the Funky Homosapien"

Dub Esquire (a.k.a. Dub Esq)
is one of those Bay Area hip-hop soldiers who has been quietly on the grind for two full decades.  Since the early '90s, the Oakland-born and bred emcee has been tirelessly putting his heart and soul into his favorite art form. He is one of those dedicated hip-hop heads who may not be known on a mainstream level but yet has been paying his proverbial dues since the early '90s when he first arrived on the scene in the long-defunct but oft-referenced underground Bay Area hip-hop group Misfitz Ov Stylz. More recently he's been getting props for his solo recordings -- recordings that often blur that division between so-called "rap" and "hip-hop" with the release of the album G-13 and the EP Rap Starz. However, soon both of these fine releases will be eclipsed when, in 2012, he drops his most ambitious project yet, his album The Odyssey with its impressive line up of guest spots that include such luminaries as The Grouch, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Sadat X.

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