March 21, 2016

Ric Scales – Hooptie (video)

Ric Scales just dropped a video for his track Hooptie, which is off the “Loogie” EP.

-Lesa J.

January 19, 2016

King Dice – Oroku Saki (free download)

Royal Gambling Club presents King Dice’s Teenage Mutant ninja Turtles inspired track about the infamous villain Shredder, also known as Oroku Saki (Prod. by King Dice)

-Lesa J.

January 9, 2016

D.I.Y Festival 2016 Competition!

Our D.I.Y Music & Fashion Festival will be on it’s 6th Annual this year. With the addition of the second stage this past year, we’ve added more competition slots. The competition will reward four artist a guaranteed slot on this years DIYfest2016! Two slots on the Do It Yourself Stage & two slots on the Party at The Moontower Stage will be up for grabs.

The competitions will be taking place at The Vibe on April 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th. The competitions will be 18+ from 9p-1a & tickets will be $5, door $7. Competitors will be judged on mic control, crowd interaction, stage presence & overall performance.

If you’re interested in competing, email itsthecommonground@gmail.com

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-Lesa J.

January 8, 2016

What is a Mixtape Style Performance?

Back in 2010, for the first anniversary of it’s The Common Ground, we had this idea of putting together a style of performance where you could see your favorite songs all done live back to back. *footage below, mixtape performance starts at 3:04 mark*

Just like how a mixtape is a DJ creating a playlist and mixing all the songs together, we curated a line up and had a DJ, mix each song in together live while the artists performed back to back. It’s something pretty dope to see live.

For Sundays first Common Ground of 2016, we brought back our mixtape style performance. Performing in the mixtape style performance are Pterodactyl Jones doing Shimmy Shimmy Ya, Faimkills doing F.I.U.M.S.N, Cam Archer doing Sailor Moon, Cam Gnarly doing Levitate, Aye Brook doing Give Me That, Trizz doing Just Wait, Andre Damar doing Get Away, Edgar Sosa doing That Designer & D. Brvss doing Ain’t Worried. This is going to be a dope performance along with everyone else we have booked for this Sunday!

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-Lesa J.

January 8, 2016

Kanye West – Real Friends & No More Parties in LA [snippet]

New Yeezy! What do y’all think about it? comment below

-Lesa J.

January 8, 2016

Audio Push ft BmacTheQueen – Servin’ (video)

Audio Push teamed up with BmacTheQueen for this heater! We’ve known Audio Push for many years, we first met them when they entered our emcee battles back in about ’07-’08, they had bars then & have kept growing into great musician. We’re very proud to be able to see their upcoming & can’t wait to see how far they go.

-Lesa J.

January 8, 2016

Edgar Sosa – Infinite (video)

Edgar Sosa dropped a new video for his track “Infinite” which is off his latest project Messcan Merican. get his project now here

-Lesa J.

January 4, 2016

Nocando – Last Man Standing (video)

It’s always dope to see an artist create their own route by┬átaking the road less traveled. Nocando continues to succeed by being him.

-Lesa J.

January 4, 2016

Murs & 9th Wonder – Brighter Daze (free download)

I guess it wasn’t the final adventures for Murs & 9th, glad to see theses two drop some more music together. If you haven’t listened to it, check it out below.

-Lesa J.

January 4, 2016

Calligraphy – Suburbs Album

Calligraphy has been putting in work out here in the I.E. from being an emcee, DJ & barista. He dropped his second project “Suburbs” on New Years Day. check it out below.

-Noa James