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QN5 Megashow 2011: Evolution (Flyer & Trailer)

QN5 MEGASHOW 2011 FLYER
Friday, Aug 19, 2011 9:00 PM (7:00 PM Doors)
HighLine Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St, New York, NY

The QN5 MEGASHOW is an annual destination event thrown exclusively by NYC’s independent hip hop label, QN5 Music, for their fans. It is the only time the entire label’s roster (Tonedeff, CunninLynguists, PackFM, Substantial, Mr. SOS & Kokayi) converges on the same stage on the same night.

QN5 fans (ie. Blue Schoolers) from all over the world make their pilgrimage to this event to celebrate all things baby blue and see one of the most energetic and entertaining shows in Hip Hop. This event has torn down legendary spots such as CBGBs, BB Kings, The Roxy (LA) and now makes its second visit to NYC’s Highline Ballroom. As usual, there will be no photography or videotaping of this event permitted, so you’ll just have to be there to see for yourself.

THE DETAILS:
QN5 MEGASHOW 2011: EVOLUTION
Friday, August 19, 2011

THE ENTIRE QN5 ROSTER LIVE ON STAGE PERFORMING ‘A HISTORY OF QN5’:
CUNNINLYNGUISTS // TONEDEFF // PACKFM // SUBSTANTIAL // MR. SOS // KOKAYI // DJ JS-1
+ SPECIAL GUESTS


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General Admission: $15

[MUSIC] Kokayi – “Summery” Ft. Substantial and Tamara Wellons

Kokayi pic
Kokayi “Summery” Ft. Substantial & Tamara Wellons.

Peace World. The weekend is here, it’s nice outside and it’s only right to have some music to go with all that awesomeness. Check out this track from my Big Bro, Kokayi, which features me and Tamara Wells.   If you haven’t picked up his amazing, critically acclaimed album, Robots & Dinosaurs, click the link and make that happen.  You won’t be disappointed.

There is no feeling like the first summery day after a long, arduous winter, and Kokayi’s latest single  “Summery“, is the anthem for that feeling. The Grammy-nominated Washington D.C. native has been shining brightly as a multi-faceted musician since he debuted in 2007 with Mass Instructions, with side projects ranging from recording tracks for ESPN with Stalley to becoming an in-house producer for QN5 Music. His last album, Robots & Dinosaurs, released late last year, was highly acclaimed across the board, and his video for “RoxTar” recently garnered a mtvU.com Freshman Five win.

Now, as Kokayi preps a remix EP for Robots & Dinosaurs, he’s releasing for the first time a song that had previously online seen release on vinyl, “Summery.” The track starts off with a “WOO!” which is the appropriate reaction to stepping outside on a warm day. “I wanted to try and capture that sunny feeling; I wanted people to pump this as they drove with the big 18′s in the trunk, so the bass knocks,” says Kokayi, citing The Fresh Prince & Jazzy Jeff’s ”Summertime” and the general feeling of the coming season as main inspirations for the song. Kokayi also brought on Baltimore MC and fellow QN5 label mate  Substantial and soulful songstress Tamara Wellons to complete the funky, carefree production. “Substantial is the homie; his perspective and voice always mesh well with the sonic creations I come up with,” explains Kokayi. “Tamara was a no-brainer. She is a good friend and I love the tone of her voice, it just oozes sunshine.”

Stay in Peace
Sub/Stan

Kokayi – “Summery” Ft. Substantial and Tamara Wellons

Gods’Illa “Everybody” ft. Substantial & Kingpen Slim

God's Illa Blendtape Front Cover

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Peace World.  So I’ve been waiting anxiously for this to drop since Ace of Gods’Illa let me know last week that this would be the next leak from the upcoming project The CPR Blendtape.  Everybody, produced by Joe.D, also features myself, and fellow DMV artist, Kingpen Slim.  To sum up how I felt when Ace first let me hear the track and me to jump on the song I’ll simply quote a segment of his verse…

“…I figure I’d get in it, get comfortable, kick my feet up/So I’m up in the studi’ with my feet up on the speaker/Got the gasface like “Joe.D turn the beat up/And open up the window ’cause we got  another heater!”

Click the link and check out what Gotti from The Smoking Section had to say and leave a comment HERE.

The Plague

The Plague -aka- Army of the 12 Monkeys

The Plague -aka- Army of the 12 Monkeys

The Plague is a crew of Hip Hop artists, formed in the late 90’s, whose membership has changed over the years. Current membership is GMS (co-founder), LR Blitzkrieg (co-founder), WildChild (co-founder), PH (co-founder), DJ DP ONE, PackFM, MrMecc, Tonedeff, Session, Substantial, Bad Seed, ArchRival and Poison Pen. Most of the Plague got their start battling and performing on the NY underground Hip Hop music. Although they have never released an official album together, they released two self-titled mixtapes in the early 2000’s and the crew is featured on individual members projects.

The Plague recently suffered the loss of one of their founders, PH aka Pumpkinhead aka Robert Diaz, who passed away due to medical complications on June 9th, 2015. PH was loved throughout the underground hip hop community, the battle rap scene and by friends and fans throughout he world. His passing was reported by major news and music outlets, including CNN, TIME, RollingStone, Billboard, Pix11, NYDailyNews, MTV, BET and every Hip Hop and battle rap website. #RIPPH was a trending topic on Facebook & Twitter in the following 24hours. Here are eulogies from MCMI & QN5.

The crew is currently working on a PH Tribute EP/Album to be released jointly through all of their labels and promoted by the entire collective, proceeds of which will be a future revenue stream for PH’s family. Saddened by the loss, the crew is nonetheless inspired and motivated to produce the best work possible, in the name of their fallen brother in arms.

Member Sites:

[PH] :: [Substantial] :: [PackFM] :: [Tonedeff] :: [MrMecc] :: [Session] :: [HYDRA] :: [Bad Seed] :: [DP ONE] :: [Archrival] :: [PoisonPen]

 

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