1. Attending SXSW Takeover tonight? Here’s what you need to know:
-Doors for the event open at 6:00 p.m.-Please bring a photo ID with you to the venue.-Tickets will not be available for purchase at the event, (be wary of people trying to charge you).-RSVP confirmation does not guarantee admission. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis so please make sure to arrive early!
The lineup includes: Nas, Flying Lotus, B.o.B, A$AP Mob, Thundercat, Captain Murphy, BadBadNotGood, Boldy James, Bishop Nehru, plus SBOE, Cali Smoov, and TJ Mizell. MICK is running the DJ booth and Sway will be handling hosting duties. So get excited, and follow Grooveshark and Mass Appeal for live info and behind-the-scenes updates.

    Attending SXSW Takeover tonight? Here’s what you need to know:

    -Doors for the event open at 6:00 p.m.
    -Please bring a photo ID with you to the venue.
    -Tickets will not be available for purchase at the event, (be wary of people trying to charge you).
    -RSVP confirmation does not guarantee admission. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis so please make sure to arrive early!

    The lineup includes: Nas, Flying Lotus, B.o.B, A$AP Mob, Thundercat, Captain Murphy, BadBadNotGood, Boldy James, Bishop Nehru, plus SBOE, Cali Smoov, and TJ MizellMICK is running the DJ booth and Sway will be handling hosting duties. So get excited, and follow Grooveshark and Mass Appeal for live info and behind-the-scenes updates.

  2. …and gives back.

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    Whether you’ve listent to Tupac Shakur’s heartfelt classic, “Dear Mama,” or recounted the instances Jay-Z has been extolled in any Kanye West interview,  it is inarguable that hip-hop heavy-weights give their mentors and communities of origin unparalleled praise and suport. However, despite the awareness that urban chart-toppers are bringing to each other, hip-hop radio personality, King Tech, believes it might be better if some of the spotlight were allocated elsewhere in the hip-hop ecosystem.

    Utilizing the power and listener base of his XM Radio broadcast, The Wake Up Show, King Tech along with MTV host, Sway, are showing that one of the most important aspects of the hip-hop community is giving back. The on-air duo have decided to focus their efforts on a cause and an issue that is happening behind the scenes of the hip-hop mainstream.

    Actor, producer, emcee, and hip-hop contributor Reggie “Saafir” Gibson, has recently experienced severe health issues that have left him unable to walk. After getting wind of Saafir’s health, and his even more crippling medical expenditures, the Wake Up Show hosts decided to create the The Will to Walk campaign. Through this campaign, King Tech explains that he hopes to alleviate some of the financial burden it will take to have Saafir back on his feet again. 

    Despite the beauty of this mission, getting this cause successfully funded is going to take an effort from hip-hop listeners and influencers around the web. To contribute to the cause, click the link below and join the The Wake Up Show in support of Saafir. 

    To read more on this story, head over to AllHipHop.com to read their interview with King Tech.

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