Bomb Hip-Hop presents a night of live hip-hop music with Sweatshop Union, Kyprios, Phat Kat (of J Dilla fame), DJ Design, Celsius 7, Cambo of The Instant Messengers, and DJ Kevvy Kev (KZSU). Thursday, September 25th @ Rickshaw Stop - 155 Fell Street @ Van Ness - San Francisco, CA 94102. 8pm, $10, 21+ w ID.
Featuring the conscious hip hop and distinct musical sound Sweatshop Union is rapidly becoming known for, their fourth album Water Street is unleashed. The critically acclaimed crew, made up of Kyprios, Dirty Circus, Pigeon Hole, and Innocent Bystanders, have laid a solid foundation selling tens of thousands of copies of their previous albums. With a live show far beyond the average rap concert, they have toured relentlessly and performed with the likes of the Roots, Black Eyed Peas, Jurassic 5, Blackalicious, De La Soul, Swollen Members, and the Living Legends. Sweatshop Union are on the rise.
PHAT KAT & DJ DESIGN
Legendary Detroit emcee and original J Dilla collaborator Phat Kat brought the Detroit underground hip-hop sound to the forefront last year with Carte Blanche. Phat Kat will be in the Bay Area recording his new album Katakombz in September for Look Records and has agreed to bless the mic on this night. The Bay Area’s own DJ Design will be backing Phat Kat on the turntables. Design produced the first two Foreign Legion albums and also remixed a track from the Beastie Boys album Hello Nasty called “Negotiation Limerick File.” DJ Design’s new album Jetlag hits stores this month.
Celsius 7, one half of the veteran Bay Area hip-hop group Psychokinetics, has released his first solo project entitled WANDERLUST. Witness live why Celsius' writings have earned him a John Lennon Songwriting Award and also runner-up in the Independent Music Awards. By crafting intelligent, fun and heartfelt rhymes backed by the bangin' beats of some of the world's best producers, Celsius 7 and Psychokinetics have gained a loyal following from the U.S. to Europe to Japan and beyond.
CAMBO of the Instant Messengers
Unpretentious hip-hop that bleeps out testosteroned narcissism and puts a positive message in its place. Every song is a "slammer" with "break your neck" beats and jaw dropping rhymes designed to make the ladies move, and the fellas to raise a fist.
Bomb has evolved since it's humble beginnings in 1991 as a hip-hop publication to - one of the fifteen independent labels that matter, according to Rolling Stone. Bomb’s Return of the DJ series was ranked by Spin Magazine as #25 in their 90 Greatest Albums of the 90s. Having been credited with the revival of the D.J. as an artist in their own right for the Return of the DJ series, featured in the movie Scratch playing on the Sundance channel and available on DVD (Palm/WB), the label is also known for spotlighting Hip Hop from around the world. Bomb Hip-Hop has also produced various Bay Area concerts and club nights from the early 90s to the present including the legendary sold out "Bomb" parties at the DNA from '92-'95, the 2003 Bomb Hip-Hop Tour in Europe as well as the Return of the DJ and the DJ's & MC's tours in 2004. Some of the cutting edge hip-hop artists that have performed at Bomb events include; Jurassic 5, Pharcyde, Kool Keith, Dan the Automator, Aceyalone, Invisibl Skratch Picklz (Q-Bert, Disk, Shortkut, Mixmaster Mike), Blackalicious, Beat Junkies (Rhettmatic, J Rocc, Babu, Melo D), Mystik Journeymen, Supernatural, Volume 10, Schoolly D, Akinyele featuring Rob Swift, Shakey featuring Rahzel, Ultramagmetic MCs, Pete Nice & Daddy Rich, Alkaholiks, Masta Ace, Freestyle Fellowship, Nas, DJ Craze, DJ Swamp, J-Zone, Grandwizzard Theodore, DJ Shadow and House of Pain (with B-Real from Cypress Hill).