Thursday, July 5, 2007

The Street Money Tour at The Venue

I know I am a little lazy because this happened a few weeks ago, but it was still a good time had by all and personally a great time for me. As mentioned in the P Town Moe post, I was a little drunk but there is no denying Freeway, Hell Rell, Raw Dizzy, Snypa, P Town, Ms. Tee, and Tysen (new to me). They all went on and did their things, and despite the random fight onstage with Tysen and almost the whole crowd, it went down! I first heard of Ms. Tee from B.G.'s Chopper City album, so I was excited to see what she had in store. I know there was someone else there besides the above because Chopper City Boy Snyper was guesting on a song, and I didnt notice his face but when I saw his shirt I realized I had been standing next to him in the crowd. Interesting what the dark hides. But I definetly didnt miss the opportunity to shake Raw Dizzy's hand and K Gates' hand and P Town's and my barber was in the crowd too. If anyone from New Orleans is reading this, I may sound nieve, but I never thought that I would be meeting the people I listened to on my ipod in such close quarters. I have been a fan of Raw D.I. since I first heard him with Wayne and the Sqad, but I know I that there is a lot going on in New Orleans, with him and others, under the radar so I have been trying to find some new music.
Sam and I on the way. Waaaa!

Sam bored because yet again, we showed up an hour late but still managed to be 2 hours early.

It's....P Town Moe, and he was rolling with a lot of persons.

Bounce hoes

Chopper City Boy Snyper

Fight! Two guys jump on stage and start throwing money on the performers. Then all hell breaks loose.

Mr. K Gates, a great rapper and one time "Ultimate Hustler" competitor and owner of Gates Bank on Canal street. Also a fellow beard enthusiast!

Gettin highhh or not.

Fellow Super Dome employee, who I actually ran into today after working at Essence Music Fest.

Me and my personal best friend Raw Dizzy, it does not matter that I just met him.

Hell Rell spitin that hot fire. When I heard he was comin I just had to make it there but I was sort of confused at his performance. He forgot his lines a couple times. Still one of my favorite Dipseter's. I wish Killa Cam was there to do tha "Get Em Daddy" song.

Hell Rell with about 20 people who just appeared on stage, including Da Goonz who I see from Tulane to the Venue and all points in between.

Crunk Time Sam in the house! haha my only compadre. Still one of the funnest nights we've had.

This is one of my favorite photos of the night! P Town lookin through Hell Rell to the camera.

Then Freeway came out after afew minutes of chanting his name, and the crwod was just lovin every song he did like they had just come out.

Went directly from tha concert to the house to pack and then an hour later to the Aeropuerto to catch a flight to denver.....ugggh i am hung overrr.

A couple new favorites are Raw D. I.'s " Keep The Party Goin", which the beat is crazy in my opinion but never the less, I love it. I'm not sure if Raj Smooth (young money DJ/ Producer) produced it, but I wouldnt doubt it.

Next is not really that underground or that new, but "Where I'm From" off of Lil Wayne's Prefix mixtape features P Town Moe and his brother M. T. . Lil Wayne has a lot of material out from mixtapes to albums to features and everyone agrees he is fire, but the reason I liked this one besides the hot beat and Wayne's catchy hook, was P Town and M.T. who I haven't heard much from since the Soulja Slim remix. That could be because I am not thoroughly immersed in the local new orleans scene yet but either way a hot song, plus the hook speaks of "Carrollton", which was where I made my adopted home for a while.

Another Raw Dizzy song. One I just got my hands on, also with Wayne on the hook, "Ridin Wit My Pistol". Now I am really a sucker for delicious production, and this is jsut a perfect example right here. Yet again I haven't figured out the producer but the beat brings it back to some quality "musical" production with multiple layers of varied instruments and an awesome sample of some classical music with violins and the whole nine. You know what I'm sayin, a beat like the one for UGK's "International Players Anthem" is great too but you can tell how much is the sample and how much was added by the producer. And when you hear a track with that lil somethin extra you know it.

Any way next song. Raw Dizzy Featuring Nut Tha Kid from Sqad Up on "Tough Love". It's a song that has what I love lyriclly. A true emotional rap from Nut and Dizzy about their past together and the strains they have gone through with Wayne and coming from the same hood (9th Ward) and just trying to make it. I enjoy lyrics a whole lot more when they are talking about something new and especialy when that something new is something emotional, when you can just hear the raw desire to make it in their voice.

On another artist...this really isn't underground but it's Young Jeezy and B. Geezy on " Hustler" which i hear is off of the "Best thing smokin" mixtape from DJ Smallz. Just thought I'd throw that in there, eventhough I would take any of the above three over this one, I have been curious about what's goin on with Geezy so I try to keep it up to date.

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