Peace and blessings!!! Back with another edition; hope the last edition reminded you of the greatness of Nathaniel â€˜Nate Doggâ€™ Hale and his influence on music; he will be sorely missed. I know all of you had a safe and happy start to spring. Spring Break is underway, so be sure to enjoy yourself. Columbia has had many great artists grace its various stages over the years. Artists such as Luther Vandross, Kenny Chesney, Prince, Maze, KRS-ONE, Hootie & The Blowfish, and so many more just start the conversation. On April 16th Columbia, South Carolina will host another great concert (@ The New Brookland Tavern) that Iâ€™m sure will not disappoint. Columbia and all surrounding areas would like to welcome The Mash Out Posse aka M.O.P. to the â€˜Capital Cityâ€™. Letâ€™s get it!!!!
THE MASH OUT POSSE (M.O.P.) LIVE APRIL 16 in COLUMBIA, SC!!!
Since the early 90â€™s (â€™92 or so) M.O.P. respectfully known as the â€˜First Familyâ€™ has really laid down a foundation in Hip Hop that few have been able to rival. From certified classic songs, blockbuster collaborations, and contributions to albums that are certified classics, no other group in Hip Hop history has done it like the Mash Out Posse. Their story has its beginnings in the struggle of many Black youth growing up in the poverty America offers people of color. Residing in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York, and learning the â€˜code of the streetsâ€™ at young ages; Billy Danze & Lilâ€™ Fame used their surroundings as a spring board to sharing their talent with the world. From the lack of opportunities that many face to the loss of close family and friends through senseless acts of violence; M.O.P. have witnessed and endured countless situations that have provided fuel to the fire that is their â€˜Rapid Fireâ€™ sound. In their career they have released seven official albums, 1994â€™s â€˜To The Deathâ€™ and 1996â€™s â€˜Firing Squadâ€™, 1998â€™s â€˜First Family for Lifeâ€™, 2000â€™s â€˜Warriorsâ€™, 2004â€™s rock infused â€˜Mash Out Posseâ€™, 2005â€™s â€˜St. Marxmenâ€™, and the appropriately titled 2009â€™s â€˜Foundation.â€™ Along with these records, they have released a slew of mixtapes and bonus material throughout their career. M.O.P. always kept in step with their signature back-to-back high energetic flow from their debut single â€˜How About Some Hardcoreâ€™ to the latest single â€˜Blow The Horns.â€™ Classic songs such as â€˜World Famousâ€™, â€˜Blood, Sweat, and Tearsâ€™, â€˜Cold As Iceâ€™, â€˜Rideâ€™, â€˜Hilltop Flavaâ€™, â€˜Rugged Neva Smooveâ€™, â€˜Downtown Swingaâ€™, â€˜Put it in the Airâ€™, and of course â€˜Ante Upâ€™ are just a few of the songs destined to make the play list on the night of April 16th. If you are familiar with this groupâ€™s work, you know there was never a shortage of banging artists or songs that M.O.P. have worked with. Comrades of M.O.P. are both numerous and respected. Busta Rhymes, Heather B., the late Big Pun, Termanology, Bun B, Naughty By Nature, Bumpy Knuckles aka Freddie Foxxx, KRS-ONE, Redman, Kool G. Rap, Jay-Z, the late Olâ€™ Dirty Bastard, Foxx, Teflon, Remy Ma, and of course GANGSTARR are just a few of the artists who have shared the stage and vocal booth with M.O.P. The songs and artists above were just the tip of the iceberg of the prowess of M.O.P. M.O.P. have been featured on classic albums such as Gang Starrâ€™s â€œMoment of Truthâ€, Bumpy Knuckles â€œIndustry Shakedownâ€, Pharaoh Monchâ€™s platinum â€œInternal Affairsâ€, Termanology & Statik Selektahâ€™s debut â€œ1982â€, and so many more.
Making this only their 2nd trip here to the â€˜Capital Cityâ€™, M.O.P. will be live and direct at The New Brookland Tavern (122 State St., West Columbia, SC 29169) on April 16th, 2011. In celebration of co-founder Shekeese Tha Beastâ€™s Birthday, Non Stop Hip Hop Live have joined forces with Official Block Bangaz Promotions to bring M.O.P. here for the people of Columbia and surrounding areas.
Along with M.O.P. that night, Fat Rat Da Czar (still riding the success of â€˜I Know You Donâ€™t Love Me Reloadedâ€™) and up and coming Ben G will both grace the main stage. Sounds will be provided by DJ Peoples of The Cut Fresh Crew & DJ Kingpin-Villain Of Vinyl all night!!!!
Doors at The New Brookland Tavern open at 8pm; Showtime starts at 9pm. Advance tickets are currently on sale at the following places: Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, Scratch Nâ€™ Spin Records, and of course The New Brookland Tavern. Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door. For any Will Call/Phone orders call â€“ 803. 791.4413
For more info: NON STOP HIP HOP LIVE on FACEBOOK, Call 803-546-2319, or Email HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com" firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you are in The New Brookland Tavern on April 16th for this concert. It will be packed wall to wall with energetic and endearing fans of the legendary Mash Out Posse aka M.O.P.!!!
WORDS OF WISDOM
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