The soul of the event is as good as hip hop. And Triclops brings in the fresh-but-unpredictable-next-big-thing acts each year. Here is what the Washington Post said about Friday's headliner:
Who knew that one of the best examples of cutting-edge hip-hop would come in the form of a white kid dressed in a middle manager's thrift-store suit, sporting a hairdo that looks like a squirrel's nest?
But you must be present to win!
Here is your Convention Itinerary from the Producer hisself:
First off, let me start by saying how friggin excited I am about this weekend.!
Lots of hard work, brainstorming, and resource using has went into the last few months and I am very anxious to see the finished product. The promotions, community support, and content pre-game day has been the best I could ever ask for and I am very proud of everyone involved already.... this weekend is going to be awesome.
So just as a final run down-
start your weekend with
The Summertime in the City/ Fusebox Funk pre party @ Endo Exo 1224 Kings St. (San Marco) doors @ 8pm, $10 cover
get your funk on with some live band action featuring Hip Hop hybrid live acts Fuseboox Funk and STITC alumni
The Elevated Hip Hop Experience. Endo Exo is located right over the bridge on the Southbank, just minutes away from T.S.I.
Park downtown and take the skyway if you want! Endo Exo is a super nice club with a full liquor bar, a great way to start your weekend.
This Friday July 31 @ TSI 333 E Bay St. (Downtown)- Doors @ 9pm- $10 cover, $12 under 21
12:20-Edan w/ Dahga (Lewis Recordings, UK)
Edan aka Edan Portnoy is an American Hip Hop artist. He is an emcee, DJ and record producer.Edan is known for his unique/unlikely take on hip hop culture, where traditional rap songs are often skewed by 60's rock samples, tape echoes, and foreign language choruses, not to mention the off-beat humor and surrealist imagery incorporated via his lyrics. His mix-tape Sound of the Funky Drummer accumulates hip hop tracks that utilize James Brown's "Funky Drummer", which has been called the most-sampled record of all time. In 2005, he released the album "Beauty and the Beat", which drew approbation for its lyricism as well as the production, which was notable for its graceful marriage of hip hop and rock-based psychedelia.
Original Boston Chapter Zulu Nation Member and emcee Dagha has substantially contributed to Hip Hop over the past 15 years. From his popular guest appearance on Edan’s latest LP, the critically acclaimed “Beauty and the Beat” to numerous features on many Insight projects, Dagha has proven himself a versatile veteran with seasoned style and delivery. Dagha has performed and collaborated alongside pioneers of the culture and keepers of the sword to help solidify his status as an international Hip Hop heavyweight.
supported by Jacksonville's own:
11:50-Patan Locke (Tres Records, LA)
11:30-Willie Evans Jr. (HIP HOP HELL Records, Jacksonville)
10:45-Tough Junkie (Coalmine Records, Ohio)
9:00pm- Doors, $THE BIG BUCKS$ DJ Crew
Then we wake Saturday, meet @ The Riverside Arts Market @ 11:30am sharp for-
The Summertime in the City 2 on 2 B-Boy Battle
hosted by Kenski, Main Ingrediantz Crew, and Nuf Sed Clothing with DJ B-Ryan, Triclops I, Kidd Yzer, and guests on the turntables
this will be a 2 on 2 man B-boy battle with $400 plus prizes at stake. The turn tables will be set up by noon for warm ups, the actual contest will be taking place from 2-3:30pm. This is a family, kid, and dog friendly event- in addition to the B-boys there will be artists, organic food vendors, clowns, and lots more. As Biggie Tea says- a 17 ring circus.
This is not to be missed by anyone- bring your friends, grandmas, dogs, babys, all that!
so the B-boy contest will be packing up @ 4pm and headed to:
The Mellow Mushroom/STITC Pizza Party @ The BBB Complex, 1520 N Main St. 5pm No Cover
The BBB Complex is a workspace in Springfield that holds 3 entity's- HIP HOP HELL Records, Zombie Bikes Co-Op, and Burro Bags.
In the parking lot you will be able to catch a huge 20 foot spray paint mural being created live by artist Shaun Thurston and friends, live DJs including $THE BIG BUCKS$, Space Mike, Giz-Rock, and whoever else shows up with a crate (lol), and a special outside performance by The Elevated Hip Hop Experience.Burro Bags will be hosting an open house where you can enjoy enjoy a free keg courtesy of Shantytown Pub and perhaps best of all-
The Mellow Mushroom will be bringing their mobile pizza kitchen from Atlanta and serving hot slices in the lot!
and after that, head up the street to Shantytown Pub for-
The Summertime in the City Grand Finale Blowout! @ Shantytown Pub, 22 W. 6th St., 9pm $5 suggested donation
9 pm- Doors, $BIG BUCKS$ DJ Crew with special guests
10:00 pm- J-Biz
10:20- Arsun Fist
10:40- Mr. Al Pete
11:15- Dr. Sam Beckett
11:40- The N Word
12 Midnite- Dope Sandwich (Savannah)
12:20- Heavy Flow
12:40- Larry Otis aka Blak Hart
then more DJing, more rapping, and probably a huge freestyle session!
throughout the whole weekend look out for your free copy of the official Summertime In The City /Hip Hop Hell mixtape compilation sponsored by Scion! Look out for the Scion tent and table all weekend to get your copy- all you gotta do is sign an email list.
Its good! Real good!
for any more info and coverage check out these blogs-
finally, I want to thank in advance everyone who has helped pull this thing together:
all the performers, artists, B-boys, and DJs taking part in the festival
Adrien at Revolt Marketing/Scion
Joel and Emily from Reax Magazine
Jon Bosworth repping Mellow Mushroom
Ryan King at Red Bull
Tony Allegretti from The Riverside Arts Market
Kenski for the art direction
Ryan and Jason at T.S.I.
Grant with Fusebox Funk
Tom Pennington at Jax Scene
Joey Marchy @ urbanjacksonville.info
man, you all have been such a great help this year and I cannot that you enough! We have assembled a good team on this one, lets keep it moving.
Every flyer and piece of artwork I got is attached- feel free to spread wherever you can in these final days.
See you this weekend!
Ian Ranne dba Triclops I
HIP HOP HELL Records/Shantytown Pub
For those of you who read this far down, here is a bootleg special for you at the BG.
$5 Shipwrecks or Frozen Margaritas all weekend long (except happy hour when they are even less). Just mention that you are looking for the HIP HOP spesHELL! Best of luck to IAN and crew and heres to a great event! Love from the BG crew!