Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Brooklyn represents hip hop

For the sixth year, Brooklyn Bodega is opening its Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. Headliners De La Soul will be rocking the spot. It's gonna be live! Check out last year's performance from Pharoahe Monch.

Line-up Smiff-N-Wesson, Black Moon, Black Milk and Masta Ace.

What's new? This year, Brooklyn Bodega has partnered with The J Dilla Foundation. On July 6th, the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival will host the Bodega Education Initiative (BEI) at the Brooklyn Historical Society to celebrate the legacy of J Dilla. Panelists will include Hip-Hop legend Q-Tip, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, DJ Spinna and more.

To celebrate the role the D.J. plays in hip hop, "Salute the D.J." is an evening dedicated to the best D.J.'s from NYC to LA. Check out New York's Bobbito and Spinna and Detroit's Waajeed diggin' in their crates (or their hard drives) to spin the best soul, hip hop, jazz and house. But top billin' has to be the four turntable extravaganza from New York's Rob Swift of The X-ecutioners and Los Angeles's DJ Rhettmatic of The Beat Junkies chopping up the beats. Check out a sample video below.

For a full list of the events and ticket prices click here.

Labels: , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home