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Biggie Day.

March 9th, 1997 I was in my garage cutting a friends hair when my neighbor came over and asked me if I had heard the news. I stopped the clippers to turn the radio on to hear this unbelievable story for myself. The anticipation of his new album was already growing, and to hear of his death on that afternoon was a blow to my brain.

I can remember being a young kid at 13 years old, listening to Ready to Die in my bedroom. I wasn’t supposed to be listening to that record, but I did because I was drawn to Biggie and his story telling. I felt like when I was listening to KRS-1 rap about selling dope in “Loves Gonna Get’cha” or Ice Cube in “Once Upon a Time in the Projects” or even Sick Rick in “Children’s Story” but for me, something about BIG rapping was much more vivid. I actually felt as if I was there, in the Brookly streets and on the subway. My love for Big and his music was so personal, I remember getting into arguments with my younger brother about his lyrics. “Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis…” was the lyric, my brother swear he was saying something else but I knew exactly what he was saying, and I would defend that in any way that I could.

Listening to Big’s album after he passed away was an unreal experience. I was blown away by “Life After Death” and even more so, I was thoroughly impressed with “Ten Crack Commandments” for again the full layout of the rules to the crack game. But of course “I Got A Story To Tell” was my absolute favorite and I listened to it over and over again. To this day he still has us wondering which one of the 6”5” Knicks it could have been, although John Starks says he will never tell.

See, big gave me that vision and confidence in his rhymes, and no one can take that away from me.  Long live Notorious.

Original artwork by Vincent Diaz.

The Notorious Biggie Tribute March 10th with The Waxaholics at Alley Kat Lounge.  3718 Main, 8pm.

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Waxaholics New Years Eve @ The House of Blues

This year we close out 2015 with a bang!  We have teamed up with The Suffers and Friends to be a party of their New Years Eve show, while The Waxaholic gang and I provide the sounds for the after party.  Sure to be a blast and a packed house, join us!

More information about the show can be found here, while tickets can be purchased here.

See you Thursday!

 

Update:  Here is a FAQ video for Thursday, check it out!

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Effen Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Eve with the homies Dj RedSoda and Say Blk.  Had a blast filming this short for the party, shout out to Coreigh Terry for bringing my vision to life.

Bar 5015, 5015 Almeda, Etta’s Food Truck providing the eats.

9pm…see you there.

 

 

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GRANDE Presents: Dj Wonder (Shade 45, Sway in The Morning)

Dj Wonder (Shade45, Sway in The Morning, Animal Status) joins us this month for GRANDE!  Super excited to finally have him down for my monthly party.

He was also a guest on my Wax Wednesdays show this week, that interview will be up very soon.

Dj Candlestick joins me on the decks, along with Dj RedSoda. Hosted by Say Blk, Ozzie Esco and Yves. Open Vodka Bar from 9pm to 10pm…see you Saturday!

 

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Waxaholics Thursdays (Video)

It’s been 9 plus months since we (The Waxaholics) relocated to Alley Kat for our Thursday ritual.  Since then, we’ve had guest spots from multiple deejays in Houston and across the states, plus performances by Cali Agents, Slum Village, T.H.E.M, Lyric Michelle, MDMX, and many more.

If you are new to us, or been rocking with us, we appreciate you….there is much more to come.

Video shot and edited by Danny Ocean.

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Camp Lo + GRANDE

Our monthly hip hop party just got a little twist.

Camp Lo will be performing this Saturday (August15th) at Fox Hollow.
Same great vibes from Dj BigReeks, Dj Candlestick, and guest Dj Big Wiz.
Vodka OPEN BAR from 9pm to 10pm…get there early!
Hosted by Yves, Ozzie Esco, and Say Blk.
RSVP Here.