Last weekend, DonChe (pronounced Don-Shay) did the dang thing during his production set at The Basement Vol. 3 in Jackson, MS. DonChe, who is a featured producer on the soon to be released album No Good Nick by Jaxx City, plays some funky throw back joints that got the crowd moving. With the Blackploitation theme running through out the set DonChe takes the listener on trip down memory lane. Although some of the listeners were merely a thought before a thought before a thought when these joints were dropped. Enjoy.
This Friday night,June 20th, in the year 2014, Jackson will be in for a treat as the third installment of native musician, 5th Child’s event The Basement. The Hip-Hop showcase live performances from emcees Kamikaze, Skipp Coon, and Dolla Black; producers Ace Of Spades, Donche, and Loki; as well DJ sets from Sean Mac, DJ Ron, and DJ Young Venom. On top of all that talent there will also be local graffiti artists on scene painting the building, YES painting the building.
The spot is The Corner located at 303 North Farish St. in Jackson, MS. The show starts promptly at 10pm and is over when it’s over. It is a 21 and over event so make sure you bring your identification. Tickets are $10, which is basically $1 per performer. That’s a crazy ratio, you would be foolish not to show up. It is fitting that the show is happening in Jackson’s historic Farish District, a place which was once the music hub in the capital city. The building Trumpet Records was housed in is located right next door to The Corner venue. Trumpet was the early home to Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Milton, Elmore James, and a host of other influential musicians.
If you had the opportunity to attend one of the previous Basement installments then you already know that you are in for a treat. If you have not had the chance to make it to one of the other events, then check some of the video links below for an idea of the awesomeness that goes on. This is vital for the Hip-Hop community in the city of Jackson as well as the state of Mississippi. The unity shown by the fans and the artists prove that the people want the movement. This weekend is stacked full of things to do as Friday night we will have The Basement, Saturday will be the second New Jacks Show (another 5th Child creation), and Sunday will be SippHop’s Super Showcase 12 open mic and beat battle. It is nice to see people gathering and enjoying the events. Supporting the artists and contributing the grass root movement happening in Mississippi, the birthplace of America’s music.
I do not make a lot of assurances in life, but I guarantee that if you make it out to The Basement Vol 3 on June 20th you will enjoy yourself. Come and get your fix of all things Hip-Hop related.
Check out links and music and videos after the jump
Okay, so let’s get the disclaimer out of the way real quick, I do not support Rich The Kid, nor do I support Migos. I honestly would have a hard time picking any of them out of a crowd. That being said, THIS MEGA-MAN REMIX? Donche did a little something something here, if you can make me WANT to listen to anything with these fellas on it. So check it out and get your video game geek on….
The past Saturday marked the debut of “The Basement”, a hip-hop exhibition of sorts located in Jackson’s historical Farish District. The showcase featured on the turntables DJ Young Venom (Violator DJ), Scrap Dirty (Violator DJ) and Brik-A-Brak. On the micro 5th Child and Jaxx City, with some guest mic appearances by whoever happened to be in the house who wanted to get up and spit. As an added bonus producers DonChe, Alumni Beatz and D.Banks played some selections from their production catalog live. With the weather being a bit crazy outside and the venue being an old abandoned building you can imagine the scene. It reminded me of something you would have probably seen back in the day in New York. People were rocking regardless of the weather, they were enjoying the music. Breakers were taking advantage of the linoleum on the floor, some people were huddled around the heaters and the rest were sprinkled through out the venue. The one thing they all had in common was their heads were noddin’. The people were thoroughly enjoying themselves. The fact that this took place on the same street as so many other historic musical sites is even more telling of the power this event could wield. Hopefully this becomes a regular occurrence as I can see it becoming an excellent platform in a city which is in need of some Hip-Hop UNITY.
Below is a selection of photos taken from the event thanks to First Lady of Southern Arts.
Enter a new era in Jacktown Hip-Hop shows. Witness a showcase of Mississippi talent the likes that Jackson has yet to see. With live performances by emcees 5th Child, Coke Bumaye & Jaxx City, live exhibitions by producers D.Banks, Alumni Beatz & Donche, and sets from DJs Young Venom, Scrap Dirty & Brik-A-Brak. The show will be at The Corner (303 N Farish St. Jackson, MS) doors open at 8pm with the show starting at 10pm sharp and entrance is a mere $10.00. Click on the Facebook page below for more details.