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OKG Newsletter


Topic: hip-hop

VOTD: Addy power!

Experience local rapper Jabee’s love letter to OKC.

So this way-cool, beautifully shot Jabee music video premiered at this past weekend’s 2012 Addy Awards as part of a campaign “to educate advertisers about the wealth of quality original musical available to them for their local advertising campaigns.” To date, OKSee has never agreed more vigorously with a press release.

It goes on: “When musicians are supported by the arts AND the business communities, the likelihood of them being able to attempt to make a full-time career in music here, rather than Nashville, Austin, LA, et al goes up = economic and cultural stimulus.” Boo-yah!

So yeah, 200 thumbs up to producer/director Digital DK and creative director Robot House Creative for this one, which has Jabee spitting his love for his hometown all over said hometown.

The fun doesn’t stop there. The aforementioned campaign came with a two-disc, 37-track compilation of local songs that you can download for free! Artists included are Broncho, Sherree Chamberlain, O Fidelis, The Rockettops, Horse Thief, Zach Winters, Crocodile and plenty more!

Speaking of Jabee, dude’s just announced a Kickstarter project to fund his next album, and he’s aiming high. Like, $25k high. Watch and donate:



by Matt Carney 02.22.2012 2 years ago
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Soundcheck: Beetyman — Underdog


Music

Matt Carney
It’s refreshing to hear earnest backpack rap at a time when some of the most topically vile, base and offensive music in the genre’s history (read: Odd Future) is what’s buzzing.
 
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Kick it

Thanks to the website Kickstarter, local musicians increasingly find it easier to fund albums before recording a single note.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Most local musicians don’t live like rock stars. It’s usually a part-time gig, more about the passion than the luxuries it brings.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Rap this


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Hip-hop isn’t all about guns, drugs, bitches and boasting.
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hip anatomy

No decoding necessary: Art and hip-hop collide in 'Cipher,' an exhibition exploring lyricism and urban poetry.


Visual Arts

Mia Cantu
Cipher
through May 5
Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery
706 W. Sheridan
iaogallery.org
232-6060
free
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lil’ unprepared


CFN

Gazette staff
Lil Wayne is no Charles Barkley. The rap star, unable to get into the May 31 NBA Western Conference playoff game in OKC, took to Twitter to claim he “was denied by the team to be in their arena.”
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Hey, Mon!

Emerging amid a thriving local hip-hop scene is Damon Johnson, aka Mon. When an injury forced him from football, he turned to rap.


Music

Joshua Boydston
Pairadime Music Summer Showcase
9 p.m. Friday
Kamp’s Deli & XIII X Lounge
1310 N.W. 25th
kampsok.com
819-6004
$10
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wayne's whiny world


CFN

Gazette staff
What is Lil Wayne's problem? Once again, the rapper took to his @LilTunechi Twitter account today to moan about his experience sitting courtside yesterday at Game 1 of the NBA Finals series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

CFN’s favorite recent tweets by lil wayne (@liltunechi) not


CFN

Gazette staff
1. “I do LIV on sundays I say chuuuurch!”
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Freak Dance


Comedy

Rod Lott
It pains me to say that Freak Dance, a film from the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe, isn't much better than the Wayans brothers' dreadful 2009 Dance Flick. Both parody dance-off movies (duh), but only one earned a nationwide theatrical release. Freak Dance's DVD debut comes two years after its completion; it's not that bad, but yeah, it's bad.
 
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
 
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