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Bio: For nearly twenty years Head-Roc has been regarded as the best that DC Hip-Hop has to offer. Dubbed “The Mayor of DC Hip Hop”, Head-Roc has come to embody the passions, hopes and dreams of a wonderfully talented, and all too often overlooked DC Black music scene. His unparalleled ability to reach... See Full BioMore Info
11.19.13 Washington, DC: Head-Roc @ Marx Cafe. Special Live "Listening" Performace of Head-Roc's upcoming LP release "Black Leon" Prod. by Black Ink! (Listen to the Black Leon Project Here on Reverbnation!).
10.20.13 Washington, DC: Head-Roc Head-Roc @ Tropicalia w/ The Package, Top Rhythm, Noodles, Black Indian, Leftist, Uptown XO, Y.U., Enoch the 7th Prophet & DJ Ohlow! More Info TBA!!
After a recent and very successful run of the stage musical Anything Goes!, “THE RIOT ACT” an evening of comedy and hip hop comes to the New Embassy Theatre this upcoming holiday weekend -- August 31st 7:30pm (Doors open 6:30pm). Headlining the show is comedienne Elizabeth Croydon, bringing her "Riot Act" to downtown Cumberland's historic 1931 movie house, the New Embassy Theatre. Ms. Croydon is a homegrown Washington DC talent who has appeared on network television including the Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing, and National Lampoon's "Master Debater's". In fact, the funny lady is damed by National Lampoon in the name of Animal House's 25th anniversary. She grew up in Kensington MD, attended Duke Ellington School for the Arts in DC, and has produced three feature comedies: "Washington Interns Gone Bad," "Underbelly Blues" (sponsored by Frederick, Maryland’s own Flying Dog Brewery), and an upcoming Nollywood movie which is executive produced by Nigeria's movie star Saidi Balogun. Playboy magazine has touted her as “part Zen Master, part stand up comic.” Mentored by area comedy manager John Xereas, her headlining set, The Riot Act, is named for both the English law that remained on the UK's books until 1970 and her mentor's comedy club in DC. Ms. Croydon draws from family stories, one line zingers, politically 'erect' insights, and musical lyrics to weave an evening of edutainment. Joining her will be comic Joey G., local hip hop acts Lyricool and The Stoner Gang, videographer Ron Israel, International visual artist/ activist Cesar Maxit, and DC's own Hip Hop Ambassador Head Roc. Joey G will host the night’s activities with Lyricool and The Stoner Gang opening for Ms. Croydon. Cesar Maxit will be drawing live on stage behind Ms. Croydon and his work will later go up for sale. Ron Israel, a video artist from Baltimore will be taping the evening with his broadcast quality camera so wear your holiday best and brightest smile. Closing out the evening is Head Roc. Ms. Croydon calls Head Roc a 'Lyrical evolutionary'. "Really," says Elizabeth, "it's all about Head Roc and his positive hip hop heralding change. I am honored he chose to perform with me." Head Roc is Washington DC's mayor of 'chocolate city'. Recently returned from performing in New Orleans, Louisiana and Madison, Wisconsin, Head Roc's lyrics speak of the power of the individual to change political destiny, human rights, and universal harmony. "My secret ingredient is love. Black love. Chocolate City, baby," says Head Roc. Head Roc and Elizabeth have built a mutually supportive relationship since they were thrown together in 2000 during George Bush inaugural protest activities. "Croydon keeps me laughing. She has rock and roll in her blood and hip hop for her heart. She just keeps the beat joyful for everyone." Head Roc writes an editorial column for the Huffington Post and works with young artist entrepreneurs in DC. His band Godisheus also adds sugar to “Chocolate City's” local scene. This night at the New Embassy Theatre he is appearing solo. The upcoming holiday weekend of August 31st has a tradition of family and vacation. The Riot Act evening is not neglecting that tradition. Host Joey G. is Elizabeth Croydon's long lost brother. Joe, along with his two other brothers learned of their sister and were united seven years ago. Elizabeth had been put up for adoption and the boys grew up without their older sister. "To be performing with my sis’ is banger ang!" boasts Joe. Cesar Maxit also became acquainted with Elizabeth and Head Roc in 2000. Mr. Maxit has been featured in the Fridge Gallery on Capitol Hill, DC. He has painted DC store fronts, designed poster's advocating human rights, architected an action for human rights in Tibet outside the gates of the Beijing Olympics and most recently is responsible for the cross Country caravan called “Fishy Fleet” sponsored by Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps. “Fishy Fleet,” a cadre of cars with GMO "fanimals" (food/animals) recently returned to DC from the Seatle Hempfest. Cesar rarely appears in public to do art performance. He turns down most gigs. "I am appearing with Elizabeth because she inspires the best in people." The Riot Act takes place at Embassy Theatre August 31st. Tickets are $10 in advance (http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7582041089) and $12 at the box office the night of the show. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:30pm showtime. "Cumberland has captured my imagination since my fourth grade Maryland History class," closes Croydon. "I that train a coming... Coming round the bend," she ends quoting Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison. "The only good riot is a laugh riot." The New Embassy Theatre is located at 49 Baltimore St., Cumberland, MD 21502. More information on events is available on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/new.embassy), our web page (www.newembassy.org) or by calling 301-722-4692. If you purchase online advance tickets, you will receive a 50% discount on one cafe item purchase for each advance ticket purchased.
Press Release Date: January 25, 2013 Contact: Ninety-Nine dcbrand99.com For Immediate Release Next “ART of Go-Go” Event features GODISHEUS (WASHINGTON, DC) — The next “ART of Go-Go” will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio, 3804 34th Street, Mount Rainier, Maryland. Headlining the event will be GODISHEUS (gotta-see-us), trailblazers of DC’s funk rock explosion, who enjoy a cult following as a groundbreaking funk/rock/soul band comprised of highly esteemed go-go musicians. GODISHEUS employs the amazing musicianship of Dwayne Lee (guitar), Kenny “Kwick” Gross (drums), Byron Jackson (bass), Head-Roc (rapper), and Kal-El (vocals). This will be the second “ART of Go-Go” event promoted by DC Brand 99, with classic go-go, regional hip hop, and more music lovers’ music courtesy of turntablist DJ TDAWG, hosted by media personality Ninety-Nine (a/k/a the author Tahira Chloe Mahdi). These events support DC area artists by promoting their work and facilitating relationships to strengthen the artist community. DC Brand 99 is proud to feature the second “ART of Go-Go” in the Gateway Arts District in Mount Rainier, Maryland. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door on the day of the event. Advance tickets are on sale at Eventbrite.com. Guests can expect a two-level party experience, with cabaret style upstairs and ‘red light basement party’ style downstairs. Doors open at 9pm; GODISHEUS will perform promptly at 11pm, and the party will last until 2am. Limited refreshments will be offered. Door prizes are sponsored by local visual artists. DC Brand 99 will disclose more details as the event approaches. The first “ART of Go-Go” attracted many DC area artists to a packed house at the Tap & Parlour at Bohemian Caverns and featured a surprise performance by Grammy-nominated DC artist Christylez Bacon (video on YouTube). To get updates from DC Brand 99, follow the blog at DCBrand99.com, like facebook.com/brandnines, and follow on Twitter @DCBrand99.
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