Announcing "Being Beastie" | Cancer Benefit Event | September 7, 2012
The ground in Buffalo is still shaking following the highly successful event, "Being BIG", a hip hop karaoke-inspired, cancer awareness-raising benefit and tribute held this past March. On Friday September 7th at DBGB, longtime local producer-promoters Damon Bodine and Tony Caferro are teaming up to bring you round two of this dynamic fundraiser, and this time around they're calling it "Being Beastie".
Following his diagnosis and now remission of Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer, Damon Bodine has dedicated his life to promoting blood cancer awareness. "We want to raise as much money for leukemia and lymphoma and create another positive event that contributes to the nightlife of Buffalo, New York" states Bodine. The long time WNY concert mogul has completed several half marathons this year, all leading up to his participation in the 26.2 mile NYC Marathon on November 4.
DTR founder Tony Caferro adds "Being BIG was so successful that we wanted to figure out where to go with it next. In the wake of Beastie Boys founder MCA's untimely passing after his own bout with cancer, Damon and I both agreed it was a good time to pay tribute to one of the most popular musical groups in history… and Being Beastie was born".
GET INVOLVED 100% of the proceeds from Being Beastie will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Who can't get behind that? Everyone knows at least one classic or contemporary Beastie Boys song. Find a couple friends and sign up to be a featured onstage vocalist with local heroes Rhubarb and DJ Cutler, who will be provided the backing Beastie Boys track of your choice. You can even rehearse with them beforehand and steal the show!
New Audio: Fokis & RP f/ Rich Rivera - "Cake & Eat It Too"
“Cake & Eat It Too” featuring Rich Rivera (produced by Fokeezy) is the third official single off of Fokis’ upcoming The Vintage Album which is slated for release August 28, 2012. The Vintage Album Features Kurtis Blow, N.O.R.E, DMC, Spoonie Gee, Craig G, Kool G Rap, Brand Nubian, Mic Geronimo, and more.
Created with two purposes in mind, The Vintage Album was intended not only to salute Hip-Hop’s pioneers but also to re-create the sound and feel of the early 80’s through the mid 90’s.
Fresh off the release of his brand new EP SINCE THE LAST TIME WE SPOKE, TOPE is back with visuals for the Hi-Res produced track entitled, GOODNESS. Filmed in downtown Portland, Oregon by PortArea Production's Drew Martin and Will Corwin. GOODNESS originally appeared as an interlude on TOPE's full-length album, UNTIL THE NEXT TIME WE MEET and then later surfaced as full version on the STLTWS EP. GOODNESS marks the first collalboraton between TOPE and PortArea Productions and also serves as TOPE's (Anthony Anderson) directorial debut! Turn this one up LOUD and ENJOY!
MatchOne and Fresh 2 Go Productions present the new single from Evan Roberts entitled "Only 1" off of his up and coming album "Evan & Hell". For booking, writing, or production e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kottonmouth Kings DJ Bobby B Premieres New Track Shakedown Online Featuring Planet Asia
Kottonmouth Kings own DJ Bobby B has premiered the title track from his new digital EP "The Shakedown" featuring Planet Asia and Tristate online at http://bit.ly/MaHRts. DJ Bobby B's "The Shakedown" EP is now available digitally online at http://bit.ly/LBHdSf and features guest appearances by Planet Asia, Phil The Agony of Strong Arm Steady, Tristate, Rogue Venom, Minus One, and Dogboy. Bobby B will be chatting with fans on Tuesday June 19th at 4:20pm PST online at http://bit.ly/7EEkS .
DJ Bobby B and the Kottonmouth Kings are preparing for the release of their thirteenth studio album, "Mile High", on August 14th via Suburban Noize Records. The album is available online for pre-order with a number of exclusives online at http://bit.ly/IX7NlM. The Kottonmouth Kings' new video for "Hold It In" can be seen online at http://bit.ly/J8NxEH and has racked up 250,000 plays, as it continues to spread virally and intoxicate fans with the Kingdom.