NEW BEAT TAPE FROM KC’S HATARAQQ, “LIFE AT THE MOVIES”

NEW BEAT TAPE FROM KC’S HATARAQQ, “LIFE AT THE MOVIES”

By | March 27, 2015 at 5:43 pm | No comments

In the name of creating a theme and spicing things up, Kansas City beat producer, Hataraqq, generally throws in movie quotes from black films into his beats. Without further adieu, he's presented his newest set on soundcloud called "Life At The Movies". It's a steep drop…

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GALLERY: JL OF BHOOD & INFO GATES @ RIOT ROOM [PHOTOS BY WHETSTONE PHOTOGRAPHY]

GALLERY: JL OF BHOOD & INFO GATES @ RIOT ROOM [PHOTOS BY WHETSTONE PHOTOGRAPHY]

By | March 26, 2015 at 3:44 am | No comments

On Saturday, March 21st, JL Of BHood and Info Gates razed the Riot Room's patio for a daytime party presented by Shameless Mgmt. JL and Info are about to officially release their Breaking Bad News joint LP, with Info holding down most (if not, all) of the production duties,…

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LEONARD DSTROY & DOMINIQUE SANDERS TEAM UP FOR “GOOD MEMORIES”

LEONARD DSTROY & DOMINIQUE SANDERS TEAM UP FOR “GOOD MEMORIES”

By | March 25, 2015 at 3:02 pm | No comments

Leonard DStroy and Dominique Sanders have been cooking up a lot of heat lately. The most recent public collaboration between the two Kansas City super-producers arrived online just yesterday in the form of a beat titled "Good Memories". Leonard DStroy, I must say, has a…

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JUICY J OF THE “ACADEMY AWARD WINNIN’ MAFIA” IS COMING TO THE GRANADA

JUICY J OF THE “ACADEMY AWARD WINNIN’ MAFIA” IS COMING TO THE GRANADA

By | March 25, 2015 at 2:10 pm | No comments

After winning an Academy Award with Memphis rap legends, and his formative group, the almighty Three 6 Mafia, Juicy J has gone on to create even more clubbing/smoking anthems as a solo act. On June 1st at the Granada in Lawrence, KS, rap fans will get blasted with a…

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MAKE-UP GAME MEMOIR #5 – “FIVE PICKOFFS”

MAKE-UP GAME MEMOIR #5 – “FIVE PICKOFFS”

By | March 23, 2015 at 10:32 am | No comments

Around the time I was in the 6th grade, I took catching lessons at the Mickey Owen baseball camp in the Ozarks. Kids from all over the world came to that camp to learn how to play better baseball. I think every single kid who played at Mickey Owen left as an improved baseball…

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THE RISE & FALL OF ART CLOSET STUDIOS [PHOTOS BY CODY LOHSE]

THE RISE & FALL OF ART CLOSET STUDIOS [PHOTOS BY CODY LOHSE]

By | March 20, 2015 at 10:06 am | No comments

(Angular math-rockers/metal-heads, Gatekeeper playing a white-knuckled set at Art Closet’s final show on February 28, 2015.) It’s Over (February 28, 2015) "The one thing I loved about this place: Everybody came here for the music, " Art Closet Studios co-owner/co-founder…

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REVIEW: LION – “DISQUIET” LP [DUSTY INTERNATIONAL]

REVIEW: LION – “DISQUIET” LP [DUSTY INTERNATIONAL]

By | March 19, 2015 at 4:59 pm | No comments

Sampling, it can be quite the controversial topic. One mainstream opinion is that if an artist didn’t exclusively create each and every sound, melody and rhythm on their own, that they should not be allowed to claim it as their piece of work. However, I’d like to challenge…

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THE ABNORM’S NEWEST VLOG, “FUCK PROBATION”

THE ABNORM’S NEWEST VLOG, “FUCK PROBATION”

By | March 19, 2015 at 4:03 pm | No comments

Kansas City rap word-smith, The Abnorm, released The Dark Ages LP just a couple of months back. That record caught Abnorm in one of his darkest places, mentally. We're not sure as to how much of that had to do with legal troubles, but his recently-uplaoded "Fuck…

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SATURDAY: DEMENCHA MAG IN-STORE @ 7TH HEAVEN ON TROOST [4-7 P.M.]

SATURDAY: DEMENCHA MAG IN-STORE @ 7TH HEAVEN ON TROOST [4-7 P.M.]

By | March 18, 2015 at 9:04 pm | No comments

RSVP HERE This Saturday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., we're hosting an in-store event at 7th Heaven on Troost, "beautiful 7621 Troost", to be exact. In celebration of our newly released print magazine, yours truly will be doing his best to mix up a variety of tunes via turntables…

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LOCAL SLAM POETS SET TO COMPETE IN “SLAM ULIT” ON MARCH 24 @ TANK ROOM

LOCAL SLAM POETS SET TO COMPETE IN “SLAM ULIT” ON MARCH 24 @ TANK ROOM

By | March 17, 2015 at 4:59 pm | No comments

The stakes are high for an array of Kansas City-based slam poetry artists. On March 24th, Nightlife Jones (pictured above), M'vyonne Payne and the Tank Room are throwing the final leg of their 3 round series of slam poetry competitions, which have been spread out over the past…

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KUTTY SLITZ IS PREVIEWING SONGS FROM “THE LENNYSLITZ PROJECT 3″ ON SOUNDCLOUD

KUTTY SLITZ IS PREVIEWING SONGS FROM “THE LENNYSLITZ PROJECT 3″ ON SOUNDCLOUD

By | March 16, 2015 at 5:01 pm | No comments

"Awakened by violence. Harsh white faces. Shoutin' out orders. Unknown Language." After two certified underground rap classics, it appears that the duo of Leonard Dstroy and Kutty Slitz are on the verge of releasing a third. "Our Struggle" is a two minute and forty…

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BEATS ON TOP OF BEATS [DOWNBEAT COFFEE TODAY, “MERGE” TONIGHT]

BEATS ON TOP OF BEATS [DOWNBEAT COFFEE TODAY, “MERGE” TONIGHT]

By | March 14, 2015 at 10:10 am | No comments

RSVP HERE to "Raw Soul" today at Downbeat Coffee & Tea (Leonard DStroy, Vertigone & More) RSVP HERE to "MERGE" tonight at Niche @ Uptown Arts Bar (Sigrah, Discoverer, Dominique Sanders, Madame E) Don't say there aren't enough beats going around today in Kansas City. …

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SIGRAH TALKS “MERGE”, SXSW, NET ELITE & MORE

SIGRAH TALKS “MERGE”, SXSW, NET ELITE & MORE

By | March 13, 2015 at 7:49 pm | No comments

Kansas City producer, Sigrah, has a brand new hard copy release out, titled Beats And B-Sides, on Intelligent Sound. You may have heard that I.S. and Demencha are putting together a brand new producer showcase. That is happening tomorrow night at Niche @ Uptown Arts Bar. We…

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DISCOVERER TALKS “MERGE”, NEW ALIASES, RAS G & MORE

DISCOVERER TALKS “MERGE”, NEW ALIASES, RAS G & MORE

By | March 12, 2015 at 7:04 pm | No comments

Demencha and Intelligent Sound are bringing out some really awesome producers on Saturday night at Niche @ Uptown Arts Bar. Everyone wants to know: How are you going to rock this show? I’m going to be laying down thick grooves to set the mood. Keeping the jamz sleek and…

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DOMINIQUE SANDERS TALKS “MERGE”, BEATS, COLLABORATIONS & IPHONES

DOMINIQUE SANDERS TALKS “MERGE”, BEATS, COLLABORATIONS & IPHONES

By | March 12, 2015 at 5:39 pm | No comments

Dominique Sanders, a Kansas City-based producer/musician/bassist, is ready to bring those heat pads out to MERGE on Saturday night. We just caught up with him through a Q/A session to find out whats on his mind heading into the show, and other things. RSVP HERE to Merge on…

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