True Skool presents

The Big Payback 7 Year Anniversary

When
Sat May 7, 2011
Where
Mighty
Time
10pm-3am
Cost
$5
Tags
Music, Hip Hop

Description

Saturday, May 7
True Skool presents
Big Payback ($5 Party) 7-Yr Anniversary
{Golden Era Edition}

The legendary Non-Stoppin', Body Rockin', Recession-busting All Night Jam celebrates 7 years! True Skool is paying back the Hip Hop community for years of dedicated support with a $5 party showcasing an All-Star DJ lineup spinning your favorite hip hop, soul & funk classics 'til afterhours. Early arrival suggested to avoid waiting in line as a capacity crowd converges at this San Francisco landmark event! Doors open at 10pm.

Featuring:
Pam the Funkstress (The Coup)
DJ Platurn (Oakland Faders)
Davey D (Hardknock Radio)
DJ Zeph (Oakland Faders)
Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist (True Skool)
Franky Fresh (Sunset Promotions)


@ Mighty, 119 Utah St., San Fransico
10pm til afterhours, $5 All Night Long
Info: http://www.trueskool.com

ABOUT PAM THE FUNKSTRESS (THE COUP)
When you think about Heat, the San Francisco Bay Area is a not the first place that comes to mind. But when you think DJ heat the Yay Area is exactly where to find it. And it lays claim as home to one of the nations most recognized female DJs, Pam the Funkstress. As one of the true pioneers of all female DJs, the Hip Hop community has embraced the Funkstress for more than a decade not only as a club DJ but as a performing artist. She busted out on the recording scene as a member of The Coup in 1993 with their debut album Kill My Landlord. Filling a political underground void, the East Oakland based Coup, earned critical acclaim by following up withGenocide and Juice (1994), and Steal this Album(1998). But it has been her commitment to the underground, DJs, and the music they embrace that has kept her fans scouring record stores and trade publications to get the latest cuts and dirt on their favorite DJ. To call Pam the Funkstress a DJ/Recording Artist would be negligent. She is an advocate for female independence and the pursuit of civil rights. College campuses frequently invited her to speak at symposiums and on panels to spread her message of success by self-reliance to the next generation. The Funkstress has been featured in music publications such as Rolling Stone Magazine, 4080, Rap Pages, Ms., Fader and Wired just to name a few. As well as news feeds toped by a CNN story concerning a controversial album cover for the 2001 release of Party Music. Known for cuttin the wax with more than just her hands, she has been asked to grace the opening stage for the elite in Rap music. From KRS-One toGrandmaster Flash to Sean Puffy Combs in Europe, Pam the Funkstress has answered the call of duty to get the crowd fired up. And corporate America also got fired up when Sony Entertainment brought P Dub into the studio to lay down some cuts on soundtracks for upcoming PS 2 games. Not to be out done SoBe Beverages featured the Funkstress and the Coup among others at the 2002 SoBe Adrenaline Tour, blasting off a nation wide marketing Champaign for their new energy drink Adrenaline. From East to West, from studio to stage, Pam the Funkstress lights up the tables and always leaves the party smokin. And where theres smoke, theres fire. And where theres fire, theresHEAT!!!

DJ PLATURN (OAKLAND FADERS)
Man, who the hell isn't a DJ in the Bay Area these days? Every other person you bump into is on the tip. Just being a DJ isn't good enough anymore. It has to be, "I'm an intelligent down tempo booty rock electro-clash mash-up glitch-IDM DJ. Oh, and I also play Duran Duran." When was it decided that any jerk with 10 records (or 100 MP3s and Serato) is a DJ, and when was it decided that just being a good old-fashioned hip-hop DJ is pass? DJ Platurn is way beyond all of that. He's a real deal hip-hop DJ who rocks the party the original way: nothing but top-notch track selection and skills to back it up. Give the man two turntables and a mixer and stand back because you're going to witness some classic DJing. He'll not only serve the crowd what they're hungry for, he'll keep 'em dancing with all kinds of tunes they didn't even know they wanted to hear. Cutting up breakbeats, doing blends live and on the fly, scratching, mixingthe guy's got the full skill set to be a fully-rounded DJ, and he's good at everything. Not only is that increasingly rare in today's "instant DJ--just add water!" world, it's a strong and important tie to the Hip-Hop tradition Platurn comes from: In order to get on and really do a good job as a DJ, you have to be well-rounded. Being a good and well-rounded DJ also means being a top-notch selector. Platurn ain't fakin' the funk when it comes to his record collection and what he plays for the crowd. Well-known cuts, obscurities, remixes, hip-hop, funk, rock, disco, soul, and pop all expertly woven together. You want B-boy breaks? He's got you covered. Slow jams? Awwww yeeeeaaaah. Do you want old-school hip-hop? Break out the Gazelles, fool! Wherever the party needs to go, he is prepared to take it there. Word certainly spreads quickly; besides having been voted Oakland's best DJ by the East Bay Express and winning Scions Free Up Your Mix competition along with fellow Oakland Fader DJ Spair, Platurn has devastated crowds from coast to coast and internationally. In doing so, he's shared the stage with folks like Z-Trip, Krs-One, Mixmaster Mike, The Beat Junkies, DJ Premier, Slick Rick, Maseo(De La Soul), ZionI, Jazzy Jay, Quest-Love(The Roots), M.F. Doom, A-Trak, Afrika Bambaata, Pete Rock, and a whole bunch more. Not too bad for that tall skinny white boy from Iceland.

DAVEY D (HARDKNOCK RADIO / KPFA)
Davey D is a Hip Hop historian, journalist, deejay and community activist. He's been down with Hip Hop since 1977 in the Bronx where he started out as an emcee for two crews; TDK [Total Def Krew] out of Co-op City and the Avengers out of the Marble Hill Section of the Bronx. Later Davey D came out to Cali to go to school at UC Berkeley and started deejaying in the Bay Area. His mobile deejay work and community activism eventually lead him deejaying at radio stations including KALX, KPFA and later KMEL Davey D is a proud member of The PROs Record Pool where he served as director for several years in the late 80s -early 90s. He is also a co-founder of the Bay Area Hip Hop Coalition [BAHHC] Davey D is also a member of the Bay Area Black Journalist Association [BABJA] Currently he's the webmaster for what is considered one of the oldest and largest Hip Hop sites on the web Davey D's Hip Hop Corner-- which can be found atwww.daveyd.com . The writings on his website are frequently referenced and quoted by journalists, scholars and professors and fans from all around the world. He writes for numerous publications and magazines and puts out a popular Internet newsletter called the FNV Newsletter which has a subscriber base of 100 thousand people. His newsletter like his website is also frequently referenced and quoted. Earlier this year [2002] Davey D launched another newsletter called HHPN [Hip Hop Political Newsletter]. He's been featured in documentaries, magazines, newspapers,videos and TV news shows like; Rap City Rhapsody, CNN's Talk Back Live, ABC's Nightline, Australia's Lateline, BBC Radio, Internet Cafe, Computer Chronicles, BET Television, VH1 Television, Soul Beat TV, KRON TV, KTVU TV, Bay TV, KPIX TV, KBHK TV, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Laura Flounders Show, E-40's Charlie Hustle the Blueprint of a Self-Made Millionaire, 2Pac'sThug Angel documentary, Straight From The Streets documentary, Jahi's Redefinition documentary, Impact Magazine, Radio Facts Magazine, Rollingstone Magazine, Washington Post, The NY Times, The NY Post, Oakland Tribune, USA Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian Magazine [London], The Vallejo Times Herald, The SF Bay Guardian, Vibe Magazine, Stress Magazine, Redeye Magazineand The Source Magazine to name a few. Most recently he was featured on the cover story of Urbanview Newspaper here in Oakland. He was also profiled in the January 2003 edition of The Source Magazine as being one of the Top 10 most Influential people in the country when it comes to dealing with Hip Hop and politics. In 2000 Davey D was nominated by the Bay Area's City Flight magazine as one of the Bay Area's Most Influential African Americans. In 2001, Davey D was voted by the East Bay Express Newspaper as the Best On Air Personality in the Bay Area. The daily radio show he co-hosts, Hard Knock Radio was voted Best Radio Show in the Bay Area Davey D is originally from the Bronx and now a native of California. He graduated from UC Berkeley. Davey D also pens a Hip Hop/Political column for the San Jose Mercury News. Davey D also hosts a weekly Hip Hop/Political TV talk show on Oakland's Soul Beat television... Davey D sits on the advisory board for civic organizations like Black Youth Vote as well as Rock the Vote. Davey D was also the guest curator for the Rock N-Roll Hall of Fame Hip Hop Nation Exhibit when it came to San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center in June of 2001. Davey D has been a featured speaker at high schools, universities and community centers throughout the country. He speaks on topics ranging from Hip Hop to Politics to bridging the Digital Divide.

DJ ZEPH (OM RECORDS)
"DJ Zeph, has been a tenacious disciple of music since 1982, starting off as part of a breakdancing crew from his hometown of Santa Cruz, Ca. Soon after, the eminent Kut Masta Murt took Zeph under his wing and often invited him into the studio. From that point on, Zeph began to concentrate on his skills as a DJ.

After aquiring a degree in Audio Production from San Francisco State University and a tenure at the university's radio station, KSFS, Zeph had become a prominent artist from the depths of the Bay Area talent pool. Now, as he steps in the spotlight, DJ Zeph reigns as one of the top Bay Area DJ's, and rightly so.

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  1. Mighty
    119 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA