Dres, CL Smooth & Special ED Tapped For The National Hip-Hop Museum’s Grand Opening & Induction Ceremony

Approximately one week from today, hip-hop lovers across the U.S. will gather at The National Hip-Hop Shop – 1919 18th Street North West – in Washington, DC, for the Grand Opening & Induction Ceremony. The exact date is Saturday, March 11th from 4 to 11pm.

Tickets for the event, which are available via eventbrite, are going fast, as Dres (from Black Sheep), CL Smooth and Special Ed are all honorees. Several other hip-hop legends will be in attendance.

Eric Darius Sells Out Yoshi’s (@ericdarius)

Saxophonist, vocalist, songwriter, producer, and educator – Eric Darius – has two sold out shows at Yoshi’s in Oakland, California, this Friday, March 3rd. The performances are at 8 and 10pm.

Darius recently released his new album, Unleashed, which was produced by Grammy Award-winning musician, Philip Lassiter. It features Eric Roberson, Justin Lee Schultz, MonoNeon, Metropole Orkest, Rebecca Jade, Paul Jackson Jr. and Josje. These concerts are in support of the new record.

Experience Kenny Lattimore Live In San Leandro This Weekend

This saturday, March 4th, traditional R&B and contemporary artist Kenny Lattimore will be live in concert at the historic Bal Theatre – 14808 East 14th Street – in San Leandro, California.

The mega star, who has crossed musical genres from soul to jazz to gospel, will do a full set, starting at 8pm. Tickets for this event range from $40 to $100 USD, depending on seating and time of purchase. Get additional information here.

Bryann Trejo’s Story (@Kingdomuzic)

Bryann Trejo is the founder and president of Kingdom Muzic, one of the most authentic Christian hip-hop labels in the U.S. In addition to his role as chairperson, he is also an active MC (rapper) and pastor who is literally changing lives with both his music and ministry.

Born on July 4th, 1980, in Corpus Cristi, Texas, Bryann Trejo was one of 2 identical twin babies. He spent most of his teenage years in juvenile detention centers for armed robbery and trafficking in narcotics. By his early twenties he was constantly in and out of lock-up, and at the age of 23 he was facing thirty years in prison for two attempted murders. By the grace of God the charges were reduced to aggravated assault, and Bryann pleaded down to seven years, and ended up serving only four before getting out on probation.

Shortly after leaving prison, Bryann joined his twin brother in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Alas, in May, 2013, his brother was shot and killed in a retaliation shooting stemming from the murder of a juvenile one week earlier (something Bryann‘s brother had nothing to do with). At the time he could have exacted revenge on his brother’s killer, but he chose to love and forgive instead. That’s now his sermon.

Legends Of Hip-Hop Concert Set For Sunday In NJ

This Sunday, February 26, producers of the TV series Reunions will present a Black History Month show dubbed Legends of Hip-Hop. It will be held at the Ritz Theatre – 1148 E. Jersey Street – in Elizabeth, New Jersey from 6pm until…

The lineup includes KRS-One, Kool Moe Dee, Nice & Smooth, Roxanne Shante, and DJ Cool V. Several surprise guests are also on the schedule, with hosts Grandmaster Dee and Doctor Bob Lee. Get tickets here.

Lil Mo & Kid Capri Will Perform At Rams Head Live This Saturday

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA)’s Official Day Party is this Saturday, February 25th, at Rams Head Live – 20 Market Place – in Baltimore, Maryland. Patrons will be treated to performances by DJ and rapper Kid Capri, as well as recording artist, songwriter, TV and radio host Lil Mo. Starting time is 1pm.

Elboe Releases Visuals For His Inspirational Single “Battle4Life” (@djelboe)

Birmingham, Alabama native, Elboe, has kicked off 2023 with an inspirational hip-hop track called Battle4Life. The record, which encourages listeners to never give up regardless of what they are confronted with, was independently released in mid January.

A few days ago he shared the official video on his YouTube channel. Click here or on the image above to check it out, and remember to like, comment and share.