Champion Sound

Fran Boogie & Mr. E in Association with Fusicology Present

++SF x NYC x LA x DET++

Memorial Day Weekend
Sunday | May 30th
No Work or School On Monday

Sunday, May 30th will be the night we shut the City down. Memorial Day Weekend will never be the same. We present to you the sounds of San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Detroit.

2 of Detroit’s musical ambassadors will be rocking’ the 1’s and 2’s inside 111 Minna like they have never been rock before. WAAJEED super producer and DJ behind Platinum Pied Pipers, now NYC transplant and HOUSE SHOES, Los Angeles transplant via Detroit – hip hop beatsmith and DJ extraordinaire will team up and make this one memorable evening.

Alongside the Detroit dynamo, SF comes clean with our own homegrown legends…SHORTKUT of the Triple Threat DJs / Beat Junkies and Mr. E of Papalote Hi-F i/ The Foundation will be bringing the SF flava’ to the masses. DJs PRINCE ARIES of Distortion2Static, SANTERO, KOOL KYLE and RAJAH will be completing this stellar line up with universal sounds ranging from reggae, dancehall, samba and soulful house.

111 Minna Street
San Francisco | SoMA
21 + | Doors Open at 10pm – 2am | Dress Fresh
Cover is $5 Before 10:30pm

+w/ special guest DJs+

Platinum Pied Pipers | Bling47

Inventive, genre-defying producer Waajeed was cut from the same cloth of Detroit’s soul-driven hip-hop underground as its chief representative, Jay Dee (aka Dilla). After all, Waajeed — born Robert O’Bryant IV in Detroit in 1975 — and Jay Dee both grew up in Detroit’s Conant Gardens neighborhood. Assuming the position as DJ, Waajeed, along with Dilla and many others, formed a crew called Senepod, but when the group slimmed down to four people around 1991, they renamed themselves Slum Village. However, Waajeed’s parents disapproved of his involvement and pulled him out of the group. Although he went on to study graphic arts and design and photography at a local college, he still maintained a close relationship with the now trio. After Slum Village released their first album and rare underground classic, Fan-Tas-Tic, Vol. 1, in 1996, Slum went on tour throughout Europe and invited Waajeed to be their DJ again. Waajeed was so inspired by the experience that, when he returned, he spent countless hours (which turned into days and then months) perfecting his beat-making craft.

Over the next few years, the eclectic producer tried to break into the industry selling his music to other artists. Ironically, after Dilla left Slum Village in 2001, he found himself working next to Slum again, building tracks for their Dirty District mixtape and major-label debut, Trinity (2002). He also co-produced for Dilla on his 2001 solo debut, Welcome 2 Detroit. Due to growing interest in his work, he founded his own record company, Bling 47, which also served as a creative space for developing artists of all types. The first significant project of the new venture was the otherworldly Platinum Pied Pipers outfit, which included him and multi-instrumentalist Saadiq (although the first of the label’s releases were two beat tapes entirely produced by Jay Dee). The group was meant to be a vehicle for their artistic process and musical production, enlisting as many MCs, vocalists, and musicians as they saw fit. After cutting a few singles for Ubiquity Records’ acclaimed but underexposed Rewind! compilations, PPP debuted their full-length Triple P in spring 2005 to favorable reviews. In the wake of Dilla’s death early the following year, it was clear that Waajeed was still building on Dilla’s legacy of Detroit-styled hip-hop soul, collaborating with local artists like Monica Blaire, Dwele, and Invincible. – Cyril Cordor, All Music Guide

Fat Beats

Detroit Hip-Hop’s Ambassador to the World. Michael “HouseShoes” Buchanan has been an integral part of the long burgeoning Motown resurgence. Ask the people coming out of Detroit and they will confirm all of this. Houseshoes, a resident DJ at the Hip-Hop staple St. Andrews Hall from 1994-2004, has had personal influence over (at least) a full generation of emcees, producers, and then-future-DJs. Through House Shoes Recordings he pressed the now classic Jay Dee – Unreleased EP” (1996), Phat Kat – Dedication To The Suckers 12” (1999), and Houseshoes – Loungin’ (2004). The most recent House Shoes Recordings release The King James Version Vol. 1 (2008), his tribute to the late James “Jay Dee / J Dilla” Yancey, has sold well independently and received rave reviews. As a DJ, Shoes has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe with Hip-Hop acts (Percee P, Guilty Simpson, Illa J, Exile, Aloe Blacc, Phat Kat, Slum Village, and Elzhi to name a few) as well as on his own. He has garnered the respect of acts far outside the scope of Detroit Hip-Hop by taking crowds somewhere they never planned on going, helping them discover more about music in the process. As a producer Houseshoes has worked with some of Detroit’s elite musicians and emcees to help contribute to the soundtrack of his city. From the late and revered J Dilla and Big Proof, to Elzhi (Slum Village), Guilty Simpson (Stones Throw Records), Black Milk (Fat Beats Records), Ty & Kory (Buddha Brown / Sony), Now On (A-Side Worldwide), Phat Kat, Invincible, Finale, Big Tone, Ta’Raach, Marv Won, Danny Brown, and Stacy Epps. Houseshoes’ Podcasts (shoeshouse.podomatic.com) boasts holding one of the top 50 podcast portals (60,000+ subscribers) on a site of tens of thousands of hosted podcasts. He lives and works out of Los Angeles, California.

+along with DJs+

Triple Threat | Beat Junkies

Papalote Hi-Fi | The Foundation

Distortion2Static | The Good Foot

Santero Music


Soul Cocina

+Hosted By+

Distortion2Static | The Good Foot

+Crowd Control+


Thank you to our Sponsors & Supporters

+ Papalote + Distortion2Static + 111 Minna + Triple Threat + Beat Junkies + + Frolab + Fusicology + Family for your support +

Props: Fusicology Events

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