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

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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.

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Tonight at Black Sheep: Rock The Mic Artist Showcase

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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

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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)

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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”

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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.

Hip Hop Matinee Show Today at Dumb Records With L-Smooth, Mainframe, Nefarious Cloud, DJ Tariq

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We hope you all are having a great weekend. If you don’t have anything going on this beautiful Sunday afternoon we have just the perfect thing. And it’s free! Happening inside Dumb Records (1107 South Grand Ave East) today only – we have a few hip hop acts – two from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and one local. The two from OKC are “L-Smooth” and “Mainframe.” Check out a music video from L-Smooth at the bottom of this post to get an idea on what that’s all about. In addition to those two touring acts, we also have local performer Nefarious Cloud on the bill. Nefarious is also playing Black Sheep Fest this year on August 5th. Last but not least we have DJ Tariq playing some mixes throughout the duration of the show. Tariq actually put together the flier for the show!

The show again starts at 3:00 pm and is free (just donate to the touring acts, okay?). Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to take a peak at what else is coming up in Southtown this summer. See you today!

Hip Hop Matinee Show at Dumb Records This Sunday

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We are once again trying out new things at our record store Dumb Records, and this upcoming Sunday, July 9th we will be hosting the first hip hop show inside the store. It’s going to be a matinee show too – starting at 3:00 pm in the afternoon – and guess what, it’s also free! You have no reason not to come out! For this show we have two touring acts both from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Those are “L-Smooth” and “Mainframe.” Check out a music video from L-Smooth at the bottom of this post to get an idea on what that’s all about. In addition to those two touring acts, we also have local performer Nefarious Cloud on the bill. Nefarious is also playing Black Sheep Fest this year on August 5th. Last but not least we have DJ Tariq playing some mixes throughout the duration of the show. Tariq actually put together the flier for the show!

The show again starts at 3:00 pm and is free (just donate to the touring acts, okay?). Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to take a peak at what else is coming up in Southtown this summer.