Today we are bringing you the first (?) local release of 2020 that we’ve had featured on this site? We know there are a couple of more releases that have already come out from local bands and acts this year, and we have some catching up to do! This one is from a local hip hop act that we have not yet covered on our site, called CHRxS. CHRxS just released a six-track, BLK HRT EP which you can find streaming on the Soundcloud player embedded below.
We don’t know anything about live shows for CHRxS just yet. This is the first one we are adding for 2020 for our Springfield album archive page. Nice.
Here’s another very recent local hip hop release that came out last month that we now know about thanks to Ken No of Hip Hop Humpday and Activator Magazine. It is a compilation of songs of artists – 27 songs in fact – put together by DJ Reco, called Dope: The Mixtape. The cover features a building we are somewhat familiar with. The mixtape is streaming on Datpiff.com and you can check it out right here. Can we embed players from Datpiff??? Let’s see… Yes!!? Does that player right down there work? Awesome!
We are adding this release to our Springfield album archive page, bringing us to 33 releases that we’ve kept track of so far this year and 459 total.
This one may be a pretty last minute announcement from our end, but we’ve got a pretty stacked lineup for the next hip hop show happening at our space on Saturday, August 10th. There are six acts performing from the area. At the top of the bill is Meezy Killafield, who has been making a splash as a rapper from our area recently. He released an album – “The Killafield Chronicles” within this past year. Also on this show is DreTheGuy aka “DeAndre”, another hip hop artist who has performed at The Radon Lounge and also recently Rock N’ Roll Hardee’s. He just dropped an album called “Lapis Effect” just a few weeks ago. Then we got 4usten… what’s up with the “A” in this guy’s name being a “4”? Come to the show and find out. For some of his set he will be joined by Brayden Schmohe. Pictured on the flier and also playing from Decatur is the rap duo “WeBackSoon Music Group“. You can also find them streaming on the player below. Also is more of an R&B act called “Torch_Nation“, familiar to a number of the Dumb Records and Black Sheep open mics. Great to finally get him on a show! Opening things up is A Da Real, another young up and coming artist we are pretty sure from Springfield High School. Nice.
For this show we are saying doors are at 7:00 pm and we are starting things at 7:30 pm. Admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good list at what else is coming up at Dumb Bread in the near future.
What a great weekend this is turning out to be! The official Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series had their kickoff last night which seemed like it was a great success, and we also have a pretty packed show next door to us. Tonight is the first ever hip hop show at the new “Bread Jammers” right next door to Dumb Records. Tonight at the top of the bill is Deezy Da Paperboy, very hard working rapper from these parts who is constantly putting out new music. Check out some of his stuff streaming on the player below. We’ve also got Cornbread – who’s been around doing his thing for a long time too – even since the early Bread Stretchers days. Then we got a few newer up and coming artists, including “DZY“. Also Otto San – who performed at Radon Lounge back in March. Then we’ve got “Bummygod” – younger artist who had performed at Black Sheep at one of our final shows there. And we’ve got Yung Pey opening things up!
This all starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our Bread Stretchers shows page for a look at what is coming up in coming months.
Look at those fancy tickets! Those are for a show that we’ve got going on at our place this upcoming Saturday, September 29th! You better be there! This event is a showcase of what looks like some of the best hip hop and R&B artists in the 217 area right now. Let’s look down the list:
Brandon Austin Entertainment
Shawn Push Freligh
Alex Whitehurst (YT)
with Special Guests:
Cool! You can stream some music from Vinal Luciano who is performing on the player below. Vinal was also featured on the cover of the July issue of Activator Magazine if anyone remembers or has that issue.
The show on Saturday starts at 7:00 pm. Admission is $10, and you don’t have to have an advance ticket to come out. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep this fall.
Tonight! At Black Sheep we do have a pretty big hip hop event going on. That’s right, tonight twenty different performers are going to be competing for a big $500 prize, a free video shoot and more. Judges will be Springfield hip hop performers Cornbread and Vinal Luciano themselves. The event will be hosted by Alexa Redd. Sounds like there may be open slots as well, so come out at 7:00pm if you are interested in performing.
All of this tonight starts at 7:30pm tonight. Admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep this fall.
Our next rap / hip hop show is happening as soon as tomorrow night! It’s another rap battle being called “Beat Bosses” Battle of the Beats” put on by Boss Tharrio. Any performers lined up at this point are unknown, but there is a grand prize of $200 and more.
Doors for the battle tomorrow open at 8:00 pm, things start at 9:00 pm. Admission is $5. There is no facebook event that we know of.