Earlier this week, it was reported that former heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, lost his 4 year old daughter, Exodus, due to a treadmill accident. Today, West Coast rapper King T, buries his teenage daughter after she died from the result of a car crash on Tuesday, May 26th. Heaven McBride was only 16 years of age. We at THE ZRO HOUR send our condolences to King T and family during this terrible loss.
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I came across some of Naturally 7's music a couple of years ago and forgot to dig further. They are the Take 6 of the new millennium. In the above video, Naturally 7 ambush a subway car in Paris with vocal harmonies and beatboxing. They KILL Phil Collins' classic, "In The Air Tonight". More on them coming soon..
This was widely reported across the news services and it has resulted in a great tragedy for former heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson. Mike Tyson is experiencing a resurgence in popularity and visibility due to the recent release of his critically acclaimed documentary titled "TYSON" and his upcoming appearance in a new comedy, "The Hangover". Exodus Tyson was only 4 years old and her life was cut short in an accident stemming from Exodus' asphyxiation by a treadmill's cables. Our prayers are with you Mike and with your family.
Read the report from YAHOO.
Coming soon (in just a matter of weeks), we are about to release our promotional CD entitled "THE ZRO HOUR: Respect The Architects Vol. 1". It will be a compilation of some of the best freestyles and interview highlights of the past few years. The CD will feature Eternia, Point Dot Period, Dashah, Godhead The General, Bekay, Lin Que, Hasan Salaam, Chesney Snow, K Banger, Monster, Randy Mason, Knewdles from the Misnomers and others. The CD also features an exclusive track by Six Zro Entertainment's SAFARI, produced by EDAYE & Ambush, and two classic joints by ZEPS- "I Love NY" and "The Zro Hour Promo".
The brilliant artwork above was done by DUBELYOO. Dubelyoo's art has been featured in several magazines and corporate campaigns. DUBELYOO'S work appears in the 2006 full-length motion picture, ATL, directed by Chris Robinson. His work is also featured in the 2008 music video for Grammy award winner Alicia Keys' single, "Teenage Love Affair". I had been following Dubelyoo's work for a couple of years and Beth "The Superfan" suggested I contact him to see if he could do the cover for us. It was the best idea and resulted in the impressive painting above. Dubelyoo captured our personalities and the vibe of THE ZRO HOUR perfectly.
THE ZRO HOUR will be repping at this year's BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL (6/20) and will be distributing free copies of the CD there. More info coming soon-
Cymarshall Law Freestyle Over Nipsey Hussel "Hussle In The House" Instrumental
Courtesy of TOOLS OF WAR:
THE 2009 DMC AMERICAN BATTLEGROUND
MAY 29: SAN ANTONIO TX @ BLUE BUBBLE BALLROOM
The Official DMC Southwest Regional DJ Battle
Doors at 8pm. All Ages. $10 cover. Judges: DJs Kico, Manila Ice, Donnie Dee & AK. Performances by DJ Kico, Poet, Certain Sikness & Supa Smash Bros! Host: DJ Donnie Dee. Blue Bubble Ballroom 9315 Broadway San Antonio TX 78217. bluebubbleballroom.com. Please visit myspace.com/dmc_south +myspace.com/dmcusa + pur3lyroot3d.com
JUNE 13: NEW YORK CITY @ SANTOS PARTY HOUSE
DMC Battle for US Supremacy & East Coast Regional Battle
Two battles in one day! 4pm - 11pm. All Ages. Host: DJ FatFingaz. Judges include:
DJ Precision, DJ IXL and DJ Spictakular. House DJs: Rob Swift and Spictakular. Santos Party House 96 Lafayette St (betw. Walker & White) NYC 10013. 2008 DMC USA Supremacy Champion DJ SPS will be defending his title. santospartyhouse.com Trains: A, C, E, N, Q, R, W, 6, J, M, Z to Canal. $10 in adv. at ticketweb.com. $15 day of. More info and updates at myspace.com/dmcusa
JUNE 27: LOS ANGELES CA @ SABOR LOUNGE
DMC USA Team Battle + DMC West Coast Regional Battle
Judges include D-Styles and P-Trix. Tickets $15-$25. Ages 18+. 2008 DMC US Team Champions: The Angry Exs (DJ Lodus & DJ Etronik) will be defending their title.
Sabor Lounge 847 S. Union Ave. Los Angeles CA 90017. saborlounge.com.
For more info: myspace.com/bombandsystems + myspace.com/dmcusa
Competitors 18 yrs of age or under, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
JULY 10: NEW ORLEANS LA @ HOWLIN WOLF
DMC New Orleans Regional DJ Battle
9pm - ? 18+. Showcases by DJ Teeko and DJ I-Dee. Judges: DJs Shortkut, Teeko, I-Dee and DJ Spin. House DJ: Tony Skratchere. Host: Truth Universal. $10 tickets at Howlin Wolf 907 S Peters St New Orleans LA 70130. howlin-wolf.com. More event info at myspace.com/dmcneworleans + neworleansdmc.com + myspace.com/dmcusa. Competitors 18 yrs of age or under, please contact email@example.com.
AUG 1: NEW YORK CITY - SANTOS PARTY HOUSE
2009 DMC USA FINALS
4pm - 11pm. All Ages. Host: Kool DJ Red Alert (Kiss FM). House DJ: Lord Finesse (DITC). Judges include 2008 DMC USA Champ: DJ Slyce. Santos Party House 96 Lafayette St (betw. Walker & White) NYC 10013. santospartyhouse.com Trains: A, C, E, N, Q, R, W, 6, J, M, Z to Canal. $15 in adv. at ticketweb.com. $20 day of. More info and updates at myspace.com/dmcusa