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Who) Can ! Liv presents: Blue Collar Boyz
Whether in the basement or in the building... the Blue Collar Boyz, aka BCB formed in the summer of 2008... initially rapping @ back yard BBQ's, or in Raw Dawg's basement, they began performing at several small venues in 2009... A January show at the former 414 Sound Bar was the BCB's first known gig. G Money opened the set w/ a solo track titled "There He Goes", accompanied by Dre's harmonic backing. Many were shocked by the performance, prompting a wild ovation. $ then teamed up w/ Raw Dawg & Eyebrow Eddie on a rendition of a track now commonly known as, "Make Way For The Bad Guys". Another highlight came w/ a spot on the Devin the Dude ticket @ BarFly, while the lowlight of the year came when a female riot broke out @ a Red Room show... Now in Twenty Twelve, the BCB have opened for many notable acts. Our first big show was w/ the Legendary Coolio at the Fineline in January of 2010... Also appearing was Hip Replacement... We all rocked the stage that night to a near sell-out crowd! The BCB made a splash a week later, seen bowlin with, cookin with, and clubbin w/ Coolio!! Next up was a mid-summer show @ Epic w/ the G child, Warren G... This was a very powerful and emotional show in honor of our fallen friend Lorenzen Wright... R.I.P. Also performing were Heatbox and Toki Wright... On 9/11 the Cabooze opened their doors to the BCB as an opening act for the man behind the Humpty Hump, Shock G of Digital Underground. We also got to meet Joe Finnegan that night and share the stage w/ St. Paul's own, The Homegrown Crew... they performed an eye-opening set WITH Hip Replacement!
2011 was a quiet year for Dem Boyz, amidst changes in the group, and other business to take care of... We still managed three Live performances, 2 of which being out-of-state shows... In March we hit the road to Memphis spending St. Patricks Day morning in Chicago on the way... The Club Insight show was a homecoming for everyone in the group except G$ & DJ Foulkes, who had an interesting, but great time to say the least... the Blue Collar dancing on Beale Street was another show in its own... After striking up a pretty good friendship w/ Coolio the first go-round, The Partier hooked up another show in April, this time @ The Lounge. Yo made news that night, national TMZ news to be exact, and any press is good press, I guess :) Homegrown Crew also came along for the ride that night. Bags were packed again a few months later as Dem Boyz traveled to Souix Falls, South Dakota, to rock Club David! Highlights of the trip included a victorious rap battle for our very own BBS! Most recently , on March 9th, 2012 ThePartier.com and Trilogy Productions teamed up once again to put on one hell of a show! We played over a half hour to a crazy crowd of pink collar girlz and Blue Collar Boyz!! The mood was set for a killer set from ATL's Ying Yang Twins... all of this leading up to the arrival and Touchdown of fellow Memphis-fueled Three 6 Mafia... They absolutely murdered it, & Juicy-J was rockin his Blue Collar Boyz gear, icing on an epic evening at Epic!
Our first CD was released Friday, July 30th, the Night of the Warren G show: Can ! Liv Presents: Blue Collar Boyz... a first volume mix tape from the hottest new rap group in the twin cities...
Coming soon in the near future will be 2 more releases, "Futuristic" and "Out of The Blue" a side job from the fam called "From the Bricks" is also in the works, as well as Raw Dawg and BBS solo CD's
BIG THANKS to everyone behind our opportunities, appearances, and successes.. namely Soda Partier, Sound Bar, Epic, Cabooze, Fine Line, Bar Fly, etc etc
Movin' @ the Speed Of Light
Can ! Liv
Where) St. Louis Park, (West Minneapolis) Minnesota, Memphis, Tennessee, & New Orleans, Louisiana
When) Formed in the basement in 2008, the BCB now rocks large buildings on a semi-regular basis in 2012.
Why) The Can ! Liv movement began as a clothing line several years ago and just recently evolved into a major label featuring the Blue Collar Boyz rap group... The BCB has set out to promote and celebrate life through their music and actions in an effort to strengthen our country and its youth.
How) Whether its through the message "Can ! Liv" itself, benefit concerts, fundraising, or awareness efforts, them boyz look to send a positive message to their followers young and old.