The show was to start at 9:00AM and my set was to begin at 10:30PM.  It is typical of Los Angeles shows to never start on time.  Upon entering THE TERRACE (443 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena) early, we already knew Hip Hop was in the air.  The iconic movie “JUICE” was playing on the TV screens; specifically the scene where “Steel” Jermaine “Huggy” Hopkins is pouring Old English 800 into his scrambled eggs.  Being the only ones in the club at the time, we got free seating, and enjoyed the music from the DJ (Q.ROCK639).  The birthday man of the hour, BLAX ONE ILL showed up, instantly brightening the room with his aura of positivity.  Soon after, small crowds followed.  The lady and I had a drink.  She had a Whiskey on the rocks, $7.00 dollars, I had a bottle of imported beer, paying the same amount…$7.00 dollars.  Spent $17.00 including tip, for two drinks.  Not a ridiculous concern, because the show was FREE to get in…but typically hard liquor cost more than a beer, but like I said, it was a free show, so less of a concern.                                               It was already 10:00PM, but all of the artist had not showed up yet.  Justin Miller made his presence know, by floating into the building with his natural laid back attitude.  Soon the building began to fill up, and I started to broadcast it to the world using the HANG W/ application, which is for Androids and iPhones/iPads if you search for “therealKILLAHRONH” you will see the footage for the whole night.  Sadly, the Android version only allows you to record 3 minutes at a time, where the iPhone version allows up to 9 minutes.  That being said, Yung Einstein opened the stage the remaining artists had not stepped into the building yet, so Blax asked if I wanted to open the set.  I would have preferred to start when the crowd was warmed up, but I said what the heck, i’ll warm the crowd up.  Prior to my going on stage, various artists, including Justin Miller, Blax One ILL, SP, and a vicious spitter who went by the name of Twoo Nasty (spelling?), killed the stage with a cypher sound check session.  The first artist to start the show off was Yung Einstein; his affiliation is with Rough City.  If you watch my video “KILLAHRONH – BLIND SNIPER”, you will see him standing behind SP (Space Pimpin) at the 1:53 mark.  There were technical difficulties with his instrumental CD, so the DJ just put on some instrumentals and let him go improv.  He has a very articulate/intellectual rap style.  He reminded me of THE SAURUS & ILLMACULATE.  The next artist did not show yet, so I was asked to go next. “Coming to the stage, we got a man who was there from day one at the Vortex.  He is on his game with the Shameless Promotion, and has a phrase called No Pineapple Juice, which means no spittin’ wack ****!.  Make some noise ya’ll, for KILLAHRONH!”  From the jump, I shamelessly plugged the Drodians, the artists in the house, EHWHENKEEMDIE 4 RADIO, SHUT EM DOWN RADIO, and myself of course.  I was only to perform 3 songs, but EHWHENKEEM was double booked, so I had to stretch out the set.  The crowd  is all about the high energy music, not so much about the “stop and listen to the dope beats and clever philanthropy word play that’s being used“.  They felt my new song S.O.S, on a level of surprise to myself.  Dr. Dre said “The people will probably like the ones, that you don’t think they would, and will not feel the ones that you think are dope, so you’ll never know“.  One thing to mention is that crowds lose their attention, after 3 songs.  I noticed this with every artist that went on stage.  Followed by me was Justin Miller, he is about using his natural government as his stage name.  It works very well, because one,  it’s a really catchy name by default, and secondly it has music history in it, for his father is Byron Miller, #DoTheKnowlege (trademarked by Die4Radio C.E.O. Diar Lansky).  Justin blessed the stage with the joints that you can hear on the Drodian Podcast Episode #4, where he was the featured artist.  I don’t know about you, but I like to go to a show and hear the songs performed the way they are on the recording, that is just me tho.  Justin Miller achieved this.  If you were to close your eyes during the performance, you would think that you were listening to the CD/MP3/WAV.  Job well done, I look forward to hearing more, and a collaboration is in the works with Justin Miller and KILLAHRONH.  The next artist to bless the stage was ERIC VINTAGE, him and his entourage (DUSTY CRATES) did their thing, representing the city of Hacienda Heights/Los Angeles.  Another artist got on stage at the last-minute, but I couldn’t catch his name, if you watch the HANG W/ broadcast, he and his crew get on the camera, but it’s too hard to make out what they are saying. Finally the performance of the night went down…ROUGH CITY.  Rough City consist of BLAX ONE ILL, SP (SPACEPIMPIN), ILL SPEAK, AND MIKEY LO.  They won the Battle for Los Angeles, which landed them the opportunity to perform the KDAY KRUSH GROOVE, April 19th, 2014.  The crew rocked the stage, controlled the mic, and moved the crowd; everything MC’s are supposed to do.  As I said, crowds tend to get restless after 3 songs, unless your name is Jay-Z, Kanye West, or a stadium sell out artist.  From sitting in the back and getting footage, the crowd was thick, in the beginning of their set, but towards the end, it began to thin out, thus allowing me to walk to the front freely.  Rough City puts on an amazing show, hands down…I’v paid to watch them, I’v had them on the podcast, Iv collaborated with them with music, and they funks with me…In my opinion, they are the heart of the Pasadena music scene…If you consider yourself an artists representing the Pasadena music scene, and were not at this “FREE” show, in Pasadena, supporting this Pasadena crew, that has actually made a big move by making it to KDAY Krush Groove to be heard on a huge level…which ultimately is the sole reason we do this music..to be heard, then I find it hard to consider you a part of the Pasadena music scene.  Unless there were seriously more important task at hand, then I don’t see a reason why the claimed “Pasadena Scene” artists were not in the house.  They have a show coming up April 11th, 2014.  Featuring WILDCARD and ROUGH CITY.  Tickets are $10 pre-sale $12 at the door, not too bad, considering Rough City shows run at a minimum of $20, and worth every penny if you have never seen them perform before.  Sadly, they did not perform “Rhetorical Question”, which is by far their most epic song, and a repeater.  By end of the night, and after all of the performances were done, the Terrace turned into a big lounge party for Blax One iLL’s birthday, with Q.ROCK spinning energetic dance music, which resulted in twerkin, booty shakin’, and bouncin’ (lol).  All around, a great night for Hip Hop, and a great night for all of the artists that hit the stage.  Once again, Happy birthday Blax, l look forward to seeing you guys become a world wide name, due to your art, realness, generosity, and #NOBS #RCMK #KILLAHRONH #DRODIANPODCAST #DRODIANS #DIE4RADIO #SHUTEMDOWNRADIO






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