Bulletproof Funk and Unofficial Project at Boston University Present:
OVRDRV 8.0: Jam & Dance Showcase
1v1 BREAKING AND ALL STYLE BATTLES & PERFORMANCES
OVRDRV Jam & Dance Showcase was created to promote authentic Hip Hop dance culture. Our mission is to bridge the gap between the different communities within our dance scene by showcasing the many styles of Hip Hop dance on the same stage.
OVRDRV is a TWO PART event:
PART 1: JAM - Doors/registration opens at 12pm
The day portion consists of All-Styles + Breaking Jam.
Venue: 808 Boston University Art Gallery
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215
$ TBA - Compete/attend day time battles/jam ONLY
$ TBA - (presale) Compete/attend day time battles/jam and night time showcase (non BU students)
$ TBA - (at door) Compete/attend day time battles/jam and night time showcase (non BU students)
Stay tuned for the ticket sales!
Prelims start at 1:00PM SHARP
Registration closes at 12:45PM NO EXCEPTIONS for both Allstyle and Breaking categories!
Allstyle Judges: TBA
1st place: TBA
2nd place: TBA
Breaking Judges: TBA
1st place: TBA
2nd place: TBA
Top 16 will be chosen during prelims and conclude with top 8. 4 semi-finalists will join the night time showcase and compete in front of 400+ audience members for the grand prize!
PART 2: SHOW - Night time showcase & finals at 7PM, doors open at 6:30pm
Venue: AT TSAI PERFORMANCE CENTER
685 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215
*The night showcase includes the semifinalists and finalists battles, performances from amazing crews and judges from all over the country, and dope exhibition battles!
$ TBA - (presale) Attend day time battles/jam and the night time showcase (non BU students)
$ TBA - (at door) Attend day time battles/jam and the night time showcase (non BU students)
All tickets are nonrefundable.
The Brooklyn-based MC earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years.
“I’m a touring artist. I’m an artist that’s internationally known. I’m not just a local artist at this point in my career. I’m cognizant of the fact that what I do is beyond where it started. I’m trying to reach the apex of where I am now, but without turning my back on or dismissing what I’ve done before.”
After nearly 20 years of releasing mesmerizing music, Talib Kweli stands as one of the world’s most talented and most accomplished Hip Hop artists. Whether working with Mos Def as one-half of Black Star, partnering with producer Hi-Tek for Reflection Eternal, releasing landmark solo material or collaborating with Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Just Blaze, J Dilla, or Madlib, Kweli commands attention by delivering top-tier lyricism, crafting captivating stories and showing the ability to rhyme over virtually any type of instrumental.
In 2011, Kweli founded Javotti Media, which is self-defined as “a platform for independent thinkers and doers.” Kweli has set out to make Javotti Media (which released his 2011 album, Gutter Rainbows, and is named after his paternal grandmother) into a media powerhouse that releases music, films and books.
NIKO IS… EVERYTHING
Music goes through many ups and downs…Moments when artists are inspiring and innovative, and moments when the industry is creatively stagnant. NIKO IS one of those musicians that restores your faith in the artistry of music. In an age where everyone is ‘trying’ to be different; Niko isn’t trying at all, he just IS.
Nikolai Paiva (NIKO IS) was born in Rio de Janeiro and moved to Florida at the age of 7. Niko has managed to create a distinctive sound and style that gained him recognition as a notable songwriter, witty lyricist, visionary and exceptional freestyer. NIKO IS, is a conceptual idiom symbolizing the many personas and identities one experiences and is reflected through his albums. NIKO IS’ recently (March 10, 2014) released his 1st compilation of 2014 “Good Blood”, a precursor to his long awaited BRUTUS LP.
The title is the literal English translation of the Brazilian term, ‘Sangue Bom’. Good Blood is mostly produced by Thanks Joey apart from a cut by Krikos and a self-produced NIKO IS record. Thanks Joey invokes the continuously evolving Brazilian sample-heavy style of hip hop production, for which he has become known for. The up and coming wordsmith is fresh off forging an alliance with industry veteran Talib Kweli and his Javotti Media imprint, alongside DJ Smallz and his Southern Smoke brand. With this sort of backing and a relentless ethic to get better with every release, 2014 will be nothing short of spectacular for the big haired Brazilian.
A holiday mash-up for the entire family, THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, sets out on a third national tour following the success of two previous sold-out tours. THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER is an evening-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, DJ and violinist. Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her Nutcracker prince, travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of sugarplums into 1980s Brooklyn. This new dance work celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year’s Eve. Special guest MC KURTIS BLOW, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, will open the show with a short set before rapping the introduction to The Hip Hop Nutcracker.
At Agganis Arena, Boston, MA
Friday, 17 November, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Buy Tickets From: https://goo.gl/2oPMe6
Come out and celebrate the release of Nick Sheas first album "All We Need Is Two Minutes"
opening set by Sway Casey
featuring DJ Slipwax
doors at 730
Sway at 8:15-ish
Nick Shea at 8:45-ish
tickets at the door are $10 or pay what you can.
limited CDs and shirts.
ticket preorders get a special gift
Harvard Breakers presents:
Battle for Boston, now a qualifier for BreaksU!
Saturday, November 11th, 1:30pm
Harvard QRAC gymnasium
4v4 collegiate breaking battles (Members must be from same college. # of alumni may not exceed number of current students)
-4 engraved trophies
-Free travel to BreaksU 2018
-Automatic top 16 spot at BreaksU
1v1 Bgirl battle (Open to whole community)
[Signups at the door]
Most Valuable Powerhead (Open to whole community)
3 round power competition scored dunk contest style
[Signups at the door]
MC Brian Pistols
Beats brought to you by DJ Razor Cut
- SUNNY (Freaks of the Beat, NYC)
- RANDII (Floor Obsessions, NYC)
- CANDY (Floorlords, Boston)
Admission: $10 per person, free with HUID
ALL CREWS MUST PREREGISTER BY NOV. 8th:
Crew Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/cPiy8sduZtIvaNUv2
Housing Request Form: https://goo.gl/forms/DOyWciFvv5oB46RK2
$20 / Age All Ages
All Ages -- Valid I.D. Required To Drink
The Middle East Presents: ANSON RAP$, Casso, Oompa, JPrizm, Billy Dean Thomas - All Ages, $20, 7:00pm doors
Peace Boston presents:
"Hip Hop 911; Black Spots On My Soul " is an interactive stage play written by Queen Viv, directed by Naheem Garcia and executive produced by Cindy Diggs. The message comes to life through various art forms which include actors, dancers, singers and film clips.
The script takes the audience on an intense journey highlighting social issues affecting young people and the community as a whole. The story is centered around a Scrooge-like character (Ebony) portrayed by Cindy Diggs, (Founder of Peace Boston) who is humored by the Ghosts of Hip Hop Past, Present and Future while confronting Ebony about her current attitude toward life.
This play encourages its audience to take a deeper look into the need for stronger advocates for arts programs in schools, increased funding for private programs that are struggling to keep their doors open to the community and non - profit organizations with the capacity to provide quality programming that receive little to no funding for the arts.
June Lyfe does it again. This is lyrical excellence right here. Give it a listen You're likely to hit replay.
This is a really personal track from Big Shug paying respect to his friend and Hip Hop legend, the late Guru of Gangstarr Foundation. Really laid back beat and Shug killed it with the harmony too.
I was buildin with TV Remi from Boston about the Freedom Cypher and he expressed that he enjoys the atmosphere we create and gives his support. He came through to the cypher a couple months ago for the 1 year anniversary and represented. TV Remi also expressed his interest in performing at The Formula in the future so I asked for links to his music to check out. Here's a little something I enjoyed... Let us know what you think of "Alley Smoke" off the Radio LP
The Park Street Cipher that is. Not a child of mine but a product of my mind, nonetheless. Since the spark at Park Street in February, with just a few people, the cipher now going 4 months strong has developed a following of local Hip Hop artists, musicians and spectators from all over. Since we meet at prime location for passerby's and our a-alikes to easily find the "sacred 360" as Mars Jupiter calls it.
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