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)!

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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.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Freddie Old Soul, Nefarious Cloud, Dooblavey, Swamp, Kabass

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Here we are, ready for our first show at Black Sheep after Dumb Fest? We have the space cleaned up and back into shape, it will be nice having a *chill* hip hop show tonight where we don’t have bands loading gear in and out of the venue, right? This one tonight is presented by Coosh*t clothing, the hottest local clothing label with the most style. This show features some local hip hop, techno, dubstep, and more. We got “Freddie Old Soul” on the top of the list known as “The Queen of Cooshit” herself. Stream one of Freddie’s hot tracks on the player embedded below. Up before that we have the one and only Nefarious Cloud– the artist behind Cooshit himself. Then the show actually has an out of town hip hop artist – and that is Dooblavey from Chicago bringing some excellence. We have another Cooshit artist “Swamp” on board. Then from the Dubstep/EDM scene in town performing this show is “Kabass” who we also saw at Black Sheep earlier this spring. Looks like the show will also feature some special guests- Nighthawk and Blakk Rose.

This show will be starting at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page where you can find a list of other events coming up in Southtown this summer.

April 15th at Black Sheep: “Koolin Wit Da Krew”

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Our hip hop show happening at Black Sheep this month is actually going to be happening this Saturday on April 15th! And hey! It’s the only show we have going on this weekend until Futuro from Brazil comes to our venue next Monday. This show is being called “Koolin’ With Da Krew” and features Springfled’s very own “Kool Krew” performing as one of the acts. We are only given two other acts right now. That includes “Tune Venswella” from right here in Springfield and also Nick Da Rula also from here. More acts will be performing as well.

This show will be starting shortly after 8:00 pm. Tickets for this one are $2 in advance and $3 at the door. For advance tickets if you want to save that extra buck, hunt down one of the performing artists or check out that number on the flier above! No facebook event for this one, sorry! You can check out our shows page on our site for a list of what else is coming up this Spring.