Saturday, September 29th at Black Sheep: 217 Showcase

41315565_2078393098872447_230553268923662336_o.jpgLook 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
Vinal Luciano
Meezy Killafield
Alex Whitehurst (YT)

with Special Guests:
Bethany Bantner
Kate Reynolds

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: “Where Da Cash At?” Hip Hop Contest


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.

Tomorrow Night at Black Sheep: “Beat Bosses Battle of the Beats”


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.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Rock The Mic Artist Showcase


Tonight happening at Black Sheep! We have a hip hop show going on tonight, we are sorry we didn’t give you all more of a heads up on this one but here we are! This is one being put on by Superior Sound Studios and Da Midwestconnectz. We only have three artists lined up on the flier tonight, but you can probably be sure to expect more. Those include “E Glizzy” from right here in Springfield, also “Pham Swampy” from right here, and “YAY”.

Doors for tonight are at 7:00 pm, however acts will start later sometime between 8:00 and 9:00 pm. Admission is $5. There’s no facebook event for tonight, sorry. Check out our shows page to see what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.

Tonight at Black Sheep: “Grind 2 Shine” Hip Hop Show / Contest


We’re sorry that we have been very behind on updating our calendar and giving you the heads on on everything coming up at Black Sheep – but tonight there is another hip hop show going on and it looks like it’s a contest of sorts! This one is being called “Grind 2 Shine” and it is being put on by “Straight Drop Media” and “Da Midwest Connectz”. It will be some sort of hip hop contest with 10 minute performance slots. We do not know what performers are confirmed for this right now, but we do know that winners will be given radio interviews and a free music video shot by Jay Wills.

That starts tonight at 7:00 pm. Admission is…. $5? We aren’t sure. There isn’t a facebook event for this one either. However you can check out our shows page for a good look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep this spring (we are working on getting that updated)!

Tonight at Black Sheep: “Talk To ‘Em” (Rap Battle Event)


It’s been a minute since we’ve had any rap battle events at Black Sheep. Tonight we have a night full of them, presented by The Real Uncanny, DJ Mimic, and Universal Bars. Let’s take a look at who will be going head to head tonight:

Illa vs Mr. Mills
Bobo vs Cashflow
Cari Martel vs Oozie
DP vs Zilla
Teddy Choppin Grams vs C4
Jack D vs T-rifik
Trigga2Tru vs Blacc Dynamite

That’s right. All of that is going down at Black Sheep tonight. The facebook event for this lists a start time as 6:00 pm, but we have a feeling kickoff will more likely be around 8:00 pm. (Sorry). Admission is $15 this time around, but $10 if you subscribe to “Universal Bars” on Youtube. Check out our shows page for what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.

Deezy Da Paperboy: “Under Ground Krown, Vol. 1”


We don’t post about new hip hop releases coming out of the 217 too often, so we definitely think it’s necessary to tell you about this newest release coming from local artist “Deezy Da Paperboy” who has performed a number of times at Black Sheep. Deezy also won the Illinois Times voting category last year for best hip hop artist coming out of Springfield. He may be currently based out of Decatur according to his bandcamp page however(?) Today we bring you a brand new album from Deezy Da Paperboy called Under Ground Krown Volume One. You can find it streaming on the player below. Head over to the bandcamp page to download the album for free.

There are currently no hip hop shows lined up at Black Sheep featuring Deezy Da Ppaerboy – there may be some other ones in the works though! Follow 217hiphop on facebook for more local hip hop news.