Many hip hop heads have had their ears on the ground listening for word on a movement that represents the core of underground hip hop in all its forms in South Africa, and the streets responded with silent whispers. In response to the hunger of the masses for the resurrection of the underground hip hop scene in all its elements, Back 2 Basix and Free Unlimited Creatures of Knowledge Entertainment (F.U.C.K Entertainment) have put their heads together and created a channel in form of an event called The Basement Raps Core, which is a portal for the underground hip hop movement to rise and claim its rightful place back on the streets
The Basement Raps Core is an event which is a channel that saw. a gap in the market to highlight the alternative underground hip hop scene on the streets of South Africa which has been shunned by the mainstream media. This event aims to house a melting pot of all the elements of underground hip hop which branch out from the rap music on the DJ sets to artists MC’ing on stage, graffiti, freestyle battle rap, B Boying, hip hop gear stalls, and lovers of this alternative lifestyle sharing knowledge and punch lines and having a good time. Bringing this movement back to the streets on such a large scale, The Basement Raps Core wants to create financial benefits for the artists whose crafted arts contributes towards growing the movement I n the country and beyond the borders, by creating a networking link between the artists who perform at The Basement Raps Core and independent media forums, giving more exposure to the artists, attracting larger numbers of crowds and paying artists at the events so that they too can have commercial benefits in the underground world.
Back 2 Basix who have partnered with F.U.C.K Entertainment are hosting their launch event of this movement on April 6 2013 at 15:00. The damage is R10 before 17:00 and R20 after at a place that has a true underground dungeon feel called Breakaway Nite Club(www.breakawayniteclub.wozaonline.co.za) Cnr 39 Koch Street and Claim Street, Johannesburg, opposite Gateway Lodge/ Mariston student Lodge near Joburg Art Gallery. The venues other greatest asset is that it is convenient to transport. It is just a block away from Noord Taxi Rank, there is a Rea Vaya bus portal just near the club, and it is also close to park station and also just a walk away from Bree Taxi Rank.
The performane line up for the event includes artists: The Hymphatic Thabz, Witchcraft, Dynamic Shapeshifters, Omega Zeph, Articulate Art ists, Robo Tech, Inco The Lock Myth, Anti Bullshit, Revivolutio n, Topaz, Smoke 45 Temple, Dark Chambers, Detailed Kadance, Mind Apacolypse, Bulmik The Illusionist. On the decks is: DJ Black Knight, DJ Sistamatic (True Art), DJ Hood and DJ Zakes. The freestyle battles will be Time Zone vs. Quaint, and Chro vs. Abominable. There will be an open mic session from 15:00 and the selected artist’s will warm up the mic before the event really gets heated up.
For more information check out the Basement Raps Core Facebook event page “Back to Basics: Rap Core” for regular updates or contact Anti Bullshit on WhatsApp: 079 823 5017, BBM: 2A52A4DF. The Basement Raps Core is a real hip hop event for real hip hop heads and if you have ever complained about the hip hop on mainstream media then you have no excuse not to be at this real raw raps event. This is the beginning of the take over of the underground.