Summer Mixes

A LOT of hip hop music dropped this past week/weekend so I thought I’d give a little recap. Not only was was there Chip and Steph’s Independence Day mixtape, but also new music from Mick Boogie and DJ Jazzy Jeff, DC artist Phil Adé, and Value Pack 5 by Columbus natives Fly Union. Makes sure you catch up on all these mixtapes below, as well as grabbing an official copy of Big Boi’s solo record “Sir Luscious Leftfoot: the Son of Chico Dusty” which came out Tuesday. Pheeeew, come get you some… if you haven’t done so yet:

Mick Boogie x DJ Jazzy Jeff – Summertime

Phil Ad̩ РThe Letterman

Fly Union – Value Pack 5

Local Artist: Kick Flip B

Always trying to support local artists, rulofnext and AdAb productions shot this interview with Kickflip B.

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We had to get some photos as well. (Photography via AdAb). To get more familiar with Kickflip’s music you can download his “21 Ways Of Grindin” Pre Pack here. For those who don’t know you can also vote for your favorite local MC to open Summer Jam. Kickflip is currently in second place with 217 votes. So, if you like what you hear in his “21 Ways Of Grindin” Pre Pack, go support the kid with a vote.

Darren Anthony – The Rebirth of Fresh

Darren Anthony recently performed at Next during last weekend’s “He’s the Blogger, I’m the DJ” event, and here we have his newest mixtape entitled “The Rebirth of Fresh”. Make sure you support local music, the kid has talent.

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Saturday: He’s the Blogger, I’m the DJ Event

Another nice Saturday night event with some in-store performances by local artists, hosted by Steph Floss and Jameel of Eighty81. Make sure you come through 7-10PM for performances from Darren Anthony, 6S, and Tae 4rm da 50. It will be a great networking event and everyone will receive $20 their purchase. Hit the Jump for my recent review of volume 7, and the d/l link.

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“He’s the Blogger, I’m The DJ” Event @ Next Coventry

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Every second Saturday of the month from 7-10pm Jameel and DJ Steph Floss will have NEXT on Coventry jumping. There will be crazy sales and ladies receive $20 off any purchase. You never know who is going to stop by and hang out. We are listening to new music, lounging and just enjoying every bodies company. We will also be having artist perform each month. This month we got Bravo, Blac Cease and Kick Flip B. We want all ages and each month will be something to talk about. See you there.

The Return of DOXX

If you are unfamiliar, DOXX, is a local MC. He’s been in Toronto for the last 10 months, but has returned to Cleveland with some new music, and some serious steel toed boots. His new mixtape is entitled “Let it Be…Famous” and is a tribute to his favorite band of all-time The Beatles. This is the first re-mix project of Doxx’s career, so he wanted to make sure he did it the right way. He enlisted his partner-in-crime producer, Freeze, to help him bring his idea to life. You can download the mixtape here.

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I first met DOXX last week when Clipse was at Next Coventry. It didn’t take long for us to set up a photo-shoot, interview video, and in-store listening party. The in-store event will be at Next Coventry, and in collaboration with The Coventry Kids on May 21st . Stay tuned, more information to coming soon. Above is the photo-shoot at Next Coventry. Below is the video interview, with some nice stop motion editing courtesy of Sir William Productions and AdAb Productions.

Doxx at Next on Coventry from AdAb on Vimeo.

Also, DOXX has an upcoming show at the Grog Shop on June 3rd. Get your tickets ASAP. He has sold out there before he will sell out again.
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Is Bria Davis Cleveland’s Next R&B Sensation?

Wow! Thats all I could say after I heard Bria Davis singing while shopping at our Next Coventry location. Bria is an aspiring singer/songwriter who attends Cleveland School of Arts. Bria also impressed me with how professional she was at the age of 15 as she handed me her bussiness card. Her goal is to become an international performer in the arts of music and entertainment. I believe she has more then enough talent to achieve her goal. Just dont take my word, check out the video and see for yourself.

Local Music: Fresh Boy Steph


My buddy, Fresh Boy Steph, sent me a copy of his new song last week, and I wanted to get it on the blog to see what you think of it. I think it is pretty decent, and that Steph has a lot of potential, but that is just one opinion, and I am sure Steph would like to hear some feedback, be it positive or negative. So, I ask you, what do you think? What is your opinion of the song?

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100 Proof New Mixtape: “This Is Mile High Music”

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One word describes this mixtape, “crazy”. Shout out to the whole Cleveland Hts and S.F.S ent crew, 100 Proof represent them well with his new mixtape titltled “This Is Mile High Music”. In my opinion this guy is one of Cleveland’s best lyrical MC’s.

On his new mixtape 100 Proof produces 14 nice tracks such as #6 Jump Rope, #10 I Love U, and #13 Thanks, but the track that made me a fan was #9 Letter 2 Lou. Dedicated to his crew S.F.S and homie Lou Cal who past away two years ago. With all this said click here on and download this mixtape. Comment and let me know how you feel about 100 Proof new mixtape.