BLOCK PARTY LA


Union Pacific, Los Angeles
May 9th, 2015 | 12PM - TIL

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ABOUT BLOCK PARTY


Block Party LA combines the excitement and inspiration of the new music culture with it’s original roots in the community by showcasing local talent in an energetic, fun environment that connects the artist with their local fan, while introducing them to new ones.

In an outdoor venue uniquely designed and decorated to bring back the feel of a traditional street party, the event also serves as a venue for local brands, vendors and other local artist talent, bringing the entertainment to a new level, which ensures every patron enjoys an unforgettable experience.

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View our official Block Party LA Videos and Cypher Sessions highlighting all the artist and their respective talents behind the mic.

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May 9th, 2015
Union Pacific, Los Angeles
12PM - Until

Sounds by DJ R-Tistic

The League LA
Young Rook
Craig Gillespie
Name Brand
Dean Risko
TassNata
Ramaj Eroc
Jake n' Papa
Curtiss King
Alex Isley
Preston Harris
OverDoz
Talib Kweli

Artists


  • Talib Kweli performing live at Block Party LA

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    OverDoz performing live at Block Party LA

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    Alex Isley performing live at Block Party LA

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    Preston Harris

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    Dean Risko

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    Ramaj Eroc

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    Craig Gillispie

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    Young Rook

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    Jake & Papa

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    Tassnata + Junia T

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    The Leauge LA

Talib Kweli
Talib Kweli Greene (born October 3, 1975)[1] is an American hip hop recording artist from Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Kweli also earned recognition through his work with fellow Brooklyn-bred rapper Mos Def, in East Coast hip hop group Black Star, as they are collectively known.
OverDoz
OverDoz. is a Hip-Hop /R&B group from Los Angeles, California. The group is known for their unique, fun, and honest lyrical content, as well as their energetic conceptual live shows and music videos. Their lyrics speak on subjects from drugs, life lessons, growing pains, and celebrating the complexity and beauty of women and relationships.
Alex Isley
Alex Isley discovered her love of music and passion for performing at an early age. She takes great pride in the influence and legacy of her family’s music; her father, Ernie Isley, and her uncles are collectively the Isley Brothers.
Name Brand
Namebrand, a native of Long Beach, CA and his producer John Ho, have shared those demons throughout their careers. From touring stints with bottle popping, gun toting-rappers to mass-producing Autotuned-pop songs for teenyboppers, the two realized that they weren’t making music that remotely represented their tastes.
Preston
HS87 recording artist, Preston Harris possesses a rare combination of soul-warming vocals and inspiring lyrics. From San Diego, California, Mr. Harris first came onto the scene having worked with fellow HS87 producer Haze Banga in a group called Special Order. His unique talent piqued the ears of the Grammy-winning producer Hit-­Boy ("Niggas in Paris," "Clique"), who produced the bulk of his debut EP, Love Crazy.
Curtiss King
With a Do It Yourself mentality, Inland Empire, California emcee, producer, graphic designer, video editor, marketing guru Curtiss King has rose up the ranks to become one of the west coast's most talked about independent talents in recent years. In 2012, with the support of his loyal fanbase, King used a predominantly internet based campaign 96 consecutive days to earn a performance slot on independent Hip Hop's biggest stage MURS 3:16's Paid Dues Festival.
Dean Risko
Dean Risko was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He and his parents moved to Salt Lake City, Utah when he was 10 years old and it was there that he began to discover his love for music and Hip-Hop. Beginning with the b-boy culture then becoming accustomed to the art of rhyme which finally led to the discovery of his gift to sing and write.
Ramaj Eroc
No two words can describe this Hip-Hop artist no better than "hard working" as he makes his way to the top. Struggling for some kind of publicity, his will to be heard is just the beginning of his story. Born in Chicago & raised on the south suburbs, its been 13 long years since he started on his path for respect, but it seems like it just haven't came yet.
Craig Gillespie
19-year-old Pasadena native Craig Gillespie released his new EP Gillespie. This self-titled “audio movie” is an in depth look into the evolution of the talent young lyricist’s life. Since his last project, Craigslist, released in 2012, Gillespie has shown that he has evolved tremendously as an artist.
Young Rook
Jake&Papa
R&B singer/songwriters, Jake&Papa, aren’t at all new to the music scene. The soulful Los Angeles brothers have been singing since they could speak, and have collaborated with heavy hitters like, R. Kelly, Ne-Yo, Fabolous and more. Along with hitting the stage all over LA and across the nation, these ASCAP-artists have also performed for Stevie Wonder, and the late-great Michael Jackson.
TassNata
Finding a balance between the insightful and the nonchalance, the mainstream, and the underground, rapper TassNata is an Independent solo artist. Born Justin Nerling in Vernon BC Canada, TassNata grew up under the care of his father who was an avid music collector and audio engineer turned carpenter to better support the family.
The Leauge LA
Music duo "The League" is composed of Los Angeles & Compton natives Phresco Cool (P. Cool) & Jurassic Wax (J. Wax), and frequently features a live drummer by the name of PDK. Quickly making a name for themselves throughout the underground for their genuine sound and incredibly energetic stage performance, expect the duo to invade the airwaves soon with their own personal brand of music.
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Spot Light LA || Talent Contest

CALLING ALL ARTIST!!! Want a chance to win a Free Music Video Free Photoshoot, as well as a "Spotlight Interview" and a chance to Perform on the Block Party LA Stage opening up for Talib Kweli?

One Grand Prize Winner will win the opportunity of a lifetime.

Here is how: Mi.De.Wa.Ju Films has partnered with Block Party LA for a chance for you to win an opportunity to be treated just like an already established artist. Here is what you have to do to win…


Rules:

  • MUST Live In The Los Angeles Area
  • Submit entry by emailing: TheSpotlightLA@Gmail.com
  • Mention @MiDeWaJuFilms and @BlockPartyLA in the same tweet
  • Tell your Friends/Followers to let @BlockPartyLA know that they want to see you perform on the Main Stage

To Enter:

  • A Photo (Group or Solo)
  • A short bio and the genre of music
  • The Song or Link to a song you would like a Music Video for.
  • Submit Social Media Handle: Instagram and Twitter
  • Repost Flyer with hashtag #TheSpotlightLA & #BlockPartyLA

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3200 Union Pacific, Los Angeles, Ca 90045
May 9th, 2015 | 12PM - TIL