We Made It! Friday! Let the champagne pour and the glasses fill. But before you do all that. Checkout another Tulsa Cypher by King Spencer. But this time it's the ladies turn. And they're out to prove that anything a man can do, that a woman can do just as well. As DJ Ali Shaw presents #FemaleSpittaz. So with a fist raised in the air these women show us all how it's done. OR as Tea Rush puts it, "You know how we go!".
It's Friday! You made it. I made it. We all made it! Those days are gone of hurrying home from school on Friday to catch 106 & Park's Freestyle Friday competition. Where stars were made. OK maybe not stars. But at least it was a platform for artists to get their 15 minutes of fame. Who could forget Jin?
"YOU BETTER LOSE YOURSELF IN THE MOMENT." This is from the chorus of Eminem's "Lose Yourself" that played at the end of 8 Mile as character Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith, Jr. walks back to finish his shift at his job after defeating rival MC and reigning champion Papa Doc. 8 Mile is a classic MC battling movie that is always brought up during any rap battle. So it's no surprise that the very beat used in the freestyle scenes of the movie would also be used during Lessons in Fresh Freestyle Battle that happened at the Tulsa owned and operated Chimera. The two competitors were Mr. Burns (aka Earl Hazard) and Bezel365. Both competitors are revered rap battlers that have been known to rip apart their competition. But what would happen when they went neck to neck?
The 2nd Annual World Culture Music Festival........ A hell of a good time. And if you weren't there then there's only 3 acceptable reasons for not. 1) You were sick. Not like ohhh I got a headache, but like I can't move at all sick. 2) You couldn't find a babysitter. (Even though you had a month to prepare, but I get it life happens). 3) You didn't know. Fuck that. That ain't acceptable. You seent that shit.
For a general who has seen many wars, coming home is something never to be taken for granted. But at the same time coming home can be just as hard as the same wars you just left. For when you come home the same burdens of life like getting a job, paying bills, supporting your family, the things that you left while away at war can become the war. For Pade, a general and Tulsa legend, coming home has been only half the journey, the other half he has been working to make this the "Best Year Ever" or as he has titled his album #BYE.
The only way to explain a Johnny Polygon show is to say that it's a Poly-Sided Experience. On one side you have the fans. Fans are what every artists needs, and I'm talking more than your grandma or your girl or the homies, I mean real fans. Within Tulsa there have only been a few select artists that have been able to develop a fan base quite like Johnny Polygon, and these aren't just your typical hip-hop fans...