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Rafa remixes Goapele's new joimt with a few verses of his own. Sounds good! The Whoville EP is coming soon...
Goapele ft. Rafael Casal - Play 2.0 (Remix)
Rarely is an event so dope that immediately upon leaving I find myself thinking about when it’s gonna happen again. This Sunday’s Adidas "Earn Your Stripes" Cypher at the Adidas store on Telegraph in Berkeley was one of those occasions. What was billed as a free freestyle showcase hosted by Do D.A.T. and featuring artists like WordUp and C Plus, turned more into an opportunity for every type of MC imaginable, from all over The Bay, at all different stages of their careers, to come together, perform for each other, promote their music, and get to meet and hang out with other members of the community.
It's official! After weeks of fan voting via Twitter, Facebook, and email, and after gathering the votes of almost 20 Bay Area music professionals, the Bay Area Freshmen 10 of 2011 has officially been announced! But wait...there's 11 freshmen this year? That's right, since it's 2011, we had to choose 11 freshmen! So here they are, in no particular order:
The Bay Area Area Freshmen 10 of 2011:
For everyone who DIDN'T make the list: it was a tough & lengthy process to narrow down ALL the submissions to the final 11. We did our best to reflect the voice of the people, and obviously not everybody could make it. Remember, there's always next year, and not making this list doesn't mean you're wack.
Missed the announcement? Listen to it here:
Congratulations to everybody that did make it, and make sure to tune in to Thizzler.com for the next few weeks for spotlights on ALL of this year's Bay Area Freshmen! There will also be a Bay Area Freshmen 10 mixtape and mixer, to be announced soon...
This year we managed to get called up for 2 showcases at Austin's SXSW Festival. We brought out The Getback Band, and DROVE to Austin from California with our fam from Inglewood, the WOODWORKS camp, and Mariel Sarangay, lead singer of Fly By Night. We all put on an amazing few shows, played on the streets, and did it all in less than 3 days. Yes, 3 days. 30 hours driving each way, 14 hours total in Austin, 2 showcases, 12 people, GETBACK. Check it out, this is our trip in 1 Minute!