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Every once in a while, I’ve gotta go into hibernation.  Just get away from the noise, the saturation, the bad vibes.  A cleansing, of sorts.  I’m not quite over my respite but I had to resurface to share this with y’all.


Every Friday someone asks me, “what’s happ’nin’ this weekend??”  This will be the place for you to find out.  If you have an event you’d like to submit to be featured, email me with the subject “Event Submission.”  I’ll feature it, along with other events happening within the same time frame. If it’s particularly dope, I’ll feature a more detailed write-up of your event.

(Right now, most events featured will be in Atlanta, since that’s my base.  I’m open to events country and world-wide though!)


A3C Vol 4



What better time to emerge from my hiatus than with this new joint from blctxt and producer King I Divine?  In the midst of a turbulent sociopolitical time, “The Roots” is a thoughtful narrative reflecting this nation’s unjust timeline.  “I’m a mortal man that wishes he had answers/I’ma have some kids I hope that they stand up/to the man with the gun in his hands/whose agenda is to wipe them off earth cuz he can.”  Over King I Divine’s hypnotic sounds, blctxt’s insightful lyrics can’t help but resonate with folks that understand this struggle.


This song is from the A3C Vol. 4 compilation mix, which dropped today.  The mix is full of dope artists: new ones you need to know and familiar ones you’ve been diggin’ for a minute.  You can stream it here and cop it here.



We the people have the power, we can shut the system out
Cut the strings and pull the curtains
Show’em we ain’t playin’ ‘round

This new joint comes from the homie blctxt contxt.  It dropped last week, but best believe that a message this real will always have relevance.  “Warning Signz,” produced by AWOL, is a call to action, a rally cry to inspire the masses to pay attention and act.  Absolutely relatable and necessary, blctxt delves into subjects that touch every facet of our lives: government involvement, propaganda, and plain old brainwashing via media infiltration.  The revolution is stirring.  Y’all feel that?


The Do For Self Initiative hosted another live event on Wednesday, this time featuring soul and funk as the highlighted genre of choice. Usually, Do For Self gears their productions more towards hip hop acts but since hip hop has much soul, the natural order of thangs would eventually lead the initiative towards funky rhythms. Hosted by blctxt, the night featured performances from Jack Preston and the Dojo Collective, Richelle Brown a.k.a. Cornbread, and Naira. Each set was steeped in a beautiful cosmic energy. While all the performances were magical, I was particular fascinated by Cornbread. Shawty bad. Her presence on that stage made me wanna kick off my shoes, light a j, and engulf myself in the sounds. Also, T-Bird and the Breaks travelled from Austin, TX to headline and inject their own brand of funk onto the scene. They played a mean cover of Aloe Blacc’s “I Need A Dollar.”

I told y’all last time about how a Do For Self production is laid out: collectiveness, unity, and dope energy. Ain’t nothin’ changed. Definitely be sure to check out each artists’ Twitter to find out more about them. You are welcomed.

*All photos courtesy of Underexposed’s Instagram and Facebook pages. ‘Preciate ya!*

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“Cooking Up” was the first track I heard from blctxt’s EP A Smart Black Boy | The Sonic Inception back in October 2011, and I’ve been hooked on this track ever since.  Produced by Illastrate, the homie blctxt spits so much fire, it’s impossible not to feel this one.  My favorite line:

“I kicked the bass in the face, slit the wrists of the sample, harmonies are leaking everywhere/that’s just an example of what I’m able to do, when given time in the stu”


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