Jun 232015
 

For the Love of Hip-Hop
Summer Concert Series returns downtown plus lunchtime workshops at “Top of State”

MADISON, Wis. (June 19, 2015) Learn about hip-hop culture from industry professionals, and groove to the beat of rappers, dancers and singers with the Urban Arts Community Network (UCAN) Summer Concert Series in downtown Madison.  All events are all ages, and celebrate positive urban arts, creativity and collaboration.

For the Love of Hip-Hop Summer Concert Series

30 on the Square, 30 W. Mifflin St. (outdoor stage at corner of State St., N. Carroll St. & W. Mifflin St.)
Presented by the Urban Arts Community Network (UCAN).
Rappers, dancers, singers and more. All shows are all ages.

  • Saturday, June 27, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 5, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

More dates to be announced!  See urbancommunityartsnetwork.org or call (608) 561-UCAN for information.

“Learn at Lunch” Workshops

Presented in partnership with the “Top of State” summer program series.  See top-of-state.com for details, or call (608) 512-1342.  (May be cancelled or rescheduled in the event of rain.)

Learn at Lunch: Hip-Hop History
Wednesday, July 1, noon-1:00 pm

Philosopher’s Grove (100 W. Mifflin St.)

ShaH Evans describes the elements of Hip-Hop over the past few decades, taking you from old school to new. DJ Pain 1 spins all the hits on this walk through time.

Learn at Lunch: Beat that!
Wednesday, July 15, noon-1:00 pm

Philosopher’s Grove (100 W. Mifflin St.)

Have you ever wondered who makes the music in rap songs? DJ Pain 1 will walk you through the steps of beat production. Attend this workshop and give feedback to help him produce another hit!

About the Presenters:

ShaH eats, sleeps and breathes Hip-Hop, and has been booking local and national acts for years. He is the owner of music blog, Get Your Buzz Up.com and ME Management and Consulting. ShaH also speaks about positive life choices with youth and young adults in Madison and surrounding areas.

DJ Pain 1 is a platinum-certified professional Hip-Hop producer, DJ, and certified secondary educator, who has produced records for artists such as Ludacris, Public Enemy, The Game, and Jadakiss. DJ Pain 1 recently completed the Teaching Artist Training program through Overture Center for the Arts in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

 The Urban Arts Community Network (UCAN) works to empower and unify youth and adults through urban arts, specifically Hip-Hop, by creating live music events in the community, promoting professional growth, and building sustainable and safe performance opportunities for all local Hip-Hop artists.

 The BID “Top of State” summer programming series feature an eclectic mix of music, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and pop-up or drop-in events, June through September, where State Street meets the Square, in Philosophers’ Grove (100 W. Mifflin St.) and 30 on the Square (100 N. Carroll St.).   Find more information and a schedule at top-of-state.com or call (608) 512-1342.  The Top of State summer programs are presented by Madison’s Central BID in partnership with the City of Madison, Madison Parks Foundation and Isthmus.

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Media Contacts:

Karen Reece, PhD
President, Urban Community Arts Network, Ltd.
608-561-UCAN
karenreece@yahoo.com

Mary Carbine, Madison Central BID (Top of State)
(608) 512-1340
mcarbine@visitdowntownmadison.com

Apr 092015
 

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Producer vs. producer

See producers go head-to-head, beat-for-beat

Producers and fans of great Hip-Hop beats:  The Urban Community Arts Network invites you to an evening of hard-hitting tracks, networking and a professional development panel from industry experts.  This year’s celebrity guest judge and speaker is D-Teck, the director of A&R of Akon’s Konvict Music label.

  • From 4-5PM, discuss production and music business with our judges D-Teck (Konvict A&R), DJ Pain 1 (Platinum producer) and Godxilla (Engineer, producer, professor).
  • From 5-9PM, watch producers battle for $200 cash and prizes from Icon.

Location of battle: South Madison Center for Culture and Community, 633 West Badger Road Madison, WI.  $5 for general admission and $25 to battle (pre-register below or pay at door).

This is an all-ages event.  Producers are encouraged to pre-register to secure a spot in the battle.  Any businesses or individual interested in sponsoring this event may reply for details.

Click here to pre-register!

Format and rules

  • Free elimination round: One 60 second beat
  • Round 1: One 60 second beat
  • Round 2: One 60 second beat
  • Round 3: One 60 second beat
  • Final Round: Two 60 second beats

Producers will only pay $25 entry fee if they pass the elimination round.
Producers must have a separate beat for each round.
Please come prepared with your beats ready to play on either a CD or flash
drive. No exceptions.

Click here to pre-register!

Click here to view this event on Facebook!

Nov 052014
 

 

 

The 5th annual Madison Hip-Hop Awards is THIS SATURDAY at the Barrymore Theater at 8pm.  Come at 7pm and get your shine on the red carpet! You won’t want to miss this show. Tickets are $10 at the door or you can buy them in advance at the Barrymore or online by clicking the flyer below.MHHA Flyer

May 062014
 

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This is the first music video for Madison, WI hip-hop duo “neu dae”, consisting of rapper neumy and producer evaridae. They shot this video at Murphy’s Tavern with the help of Cal Beier. neumy edited it himself in Final Cut. The song is titled “drowning myself” and is all about drinking, we hope you enjoy!


Find out more about neu dae:

Feb 102014
 

Directed and edited by Chris Holland. Born.Alpha is back with “Paranoid” featuring Shake Stone’s little sister, Bunkie. Another video filmed with an iPhone. Born.Alpha blocked off two downtown streets and snuck into a closed parking ramp to shoot this video. They had a lot of fun shooting this video and on behalf of Born.Alpha, we hope you enjoy! #BA #608

Jan 132014
 
New production fresh off the burner from OX and RemedyBornMuzik!
From Joey V.:
I’ve been doing muzik with OX aka Julian Free since 2005, 9 years, on and off. My buddy Charlie introduced us and remember instantly liking the voice first. As an engineer/sound guy, it was perfect. The more I did music with OX, the more I realized I was capturing music from the heart. This is life, life  support muzik, and that on beat/off beat poetic flow grew on me. No fakeness, just Hip Hop. It’s been a bit, so we had to chop it up for the love of Hip Hop music and beyond. Timeless muzik! Enjoy you Hip Hop Heads..

On Twitter:

@RemedyBornMuzik

@midwestmachine

Jan 022014
 

Sole@frequencySee Sole live at The Frequency. Sole, a Hip-Hop veteran known for founding the Anticon label, his work with Deep Puddle Dynamics (along with Slug. Dose and Alias) and his 2003 breakout album “Selling Live Water,” has been called an “Indie hip hop legend” by The Huffington Post and a “true revolutionary” by Pitchfork Magazine. Frequent Sole collaborators DJ Pain 1 and Memory will be providing music.

Additionally, recipients of the 2013 Madison Hip-Hop Awards, UCAN’s flagship charity event, will receive their plaques on stage throughout the evening. Be on the lookout for your favorite local celebrities. $7, 21+

Nov 192013
 
Chris Holland (C4), member of the Born.Alphas formally known as The Black Assassins debuts his first video ever (shooting or editing). C4 filmed the video entirely on his iPhone and edited in iMovie. The video was shot throughout Madison’s South Side.  Born.Alphas, or better known as B.A, was one of Madison’s first groups in the late 90’s under the Moe World label and performed with Twista, Crucial Conflict, Do or Die and Bone.  Enjoy!

Oct 242013
 

New Music Video by Mike Scorpio, shot and edited by @Taylorfilms247. This song is for everyone struggling out there, trying your best to go out and get whatever you’re after, no matter the situation you’re in. There’s always a way out, if your willing to change. Go to Mikescorpiomusic.com for more

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