Filed under: Cool ppl, Jamz, Uncategorized | Tags: exposed expressions, Hip Hop, live performances, music videos, rap, Slap City, the bay
Last month I traveled to lovely Sacramento, California and got in touch with an old friend who put me up on the Exposed Expressions movenment. I got to view the Slap City Mix Show dvd still in post production stages and it was fire. Fast forward, everything that needed to be tweaked has been tweaked and the finished product is ready for consumption. If you’re hungry for fresh hip hop then you need look no further. The show is going to be broadcasted on the internet, and you can watch it here
7/29- 4pm pdt/ 7pm edt, 7:30pm pdt/10:30 edt, 9:30pm pdt/12:30am
8/1- 5:30 pm pdt/8: 30pm edt
8/5- 4pm pdt/7pm edt
8/6- 9:30pm pdt/ 12:30am edt
8/8- 5:3opm pdt/ 8:30pm edt
For all other inquiries about the Exposed Expressions Network of how/where to purchase the dvd hit them up here
A lil taste for ya….
Filed under: Dopeness, Life....I wonder... | Tags: california, exposed expressions, music, the bay
California did not dissapoint. From the quaint suburbs of Antelope, the hills of Oakland and the city lights of San Francisco, it was everything I expected and more than I had hoped for. First off let me just say that as a Carolina girl, I rep hard for our landscape. It used to be a common saying of mine that alot of other states may have more to do but they can’t touch the beauty of Carolina’s flora and fauna. Upon returning from the west side I have to say that my thoughts have changed. If the cities I visited are any indication of what California is like on the whole, then Cali’s got Carolina beat by a long shot. I saw plants I’ve never seen before, big bushy trees with purple flowers, willows, sunburst roses, and plenty sunshine. Most of the time I couldn’t even get my camera out on time because I was too busy staring. Aside from basking in the tropicalness of it all, I was put up on some of the local culture.
My boy is from the bay and he made it a mission to show me around and let me see the city like he know’s it, not how they portray it. Now I know the Bay has a reputation as an epicenter for quality music and I got to experience the artistic and creative offerings of the Bay firsthand. I was there to witness the birth of the Exposed Expressions Mix Show. As it was put to me by my homie, this mixshow is just a small taste of what the whole exposed expressions movement encompasses. Reminiscent of BET in it’s heydey, the mixshow brings the viewer hip hop at it’s finest, in it’s element. Not only do you get put on to some artists you may not have heard before, you get to experience the music, peep live performances, and get to know the artists through interviews. One of the key elements that makes hip hop such a valuable force in the community, in our culture, is the diffusion of knowledge from the artist to the listener. One of the most refreshing things about watching the show was the jewels some of the artists dropped on unssuspecting ears. These days it seems as far as mainstream music is concerned stupidity, foolishness and trends equals dollar signs. Things progress as they should, it’s only natural, but one should never forget the origins of a thing. This music that we love, rap, hiphop at it’s core was about keeping it real. Bringing the truth to the public whether it be sexual, political, racial, or economical, whether it be from a brownstone in brooklyn, the projects in Los Angeles, a traphouse in Louisiana or a suburb in Texas. From what I was able to see, the Exposed Expressions movement aims to inject a much needed dose of realness and creativity back into the main artery and you can’t help but love that.
Check out more vids on EXPOSEDEXPRESSIONS youtube channel, and hit up myspace.com/thexposedexpressionsshow