TICKET GIVEAWAY | Official Bday Celebration for DJ @Blaqstarr at Paparrazi (#BlaqOut Thursdays KIckoff)


Enter to win free passes to Baltimore’s own DJ Blaq Starr’s official birthday party by emailing me at trudatblog@gmail.com! All of Bmore will be getting their life on the dance floor to some of the best Club, Hip Hop, Reggae, Afropop, Dubstep, EDM, Ppop, Trap, TrapHop, and Hardstyle while networking with notable producers and DJ’s. Shoot me an email now at trudatblog@gmail.com to get your free pass!

BLAQOut Thursdays Kick Off
Official Bday Party for DJ Blaqstarr (and shouting #BlaqIsBaq)
Hosted by @RealSupaMega 
Spins by
DJ K-Meta @djkmeta
DJ Amazin @djayamazin
DJ Akademiks @djakademiks
DJ Thunderbird Juicebox @tbjb
DJ BLAQSTARR @blaqstarr
+ Surprise VIP Guests 
Paparazzi Nightclub ( @PaparazziNightC)
407 E. Saratoga St 
Doors open 10pm
$5 at door 



NEW ARTIST: Jaye (@ThatKidJaye) – “Dreams and Nightmares” (REMIX)

I always tip my hat off to young artists pursuing their craft at an early age, and 17-year-old rapper Jaye is a prime example of one of them. Already having released his fourth mixtape “For the Moment”,  Jaye has been performing at multiple venues across Baltimore city (the most recent being Security Mall) all while maintaining a strong social media following. In this video Jaye covers the now popular Meek Mill tune by laying his own life experiences through on the track.

You can catch Jaye performing LIVE at Cre3sol’s “Autumn Dawn” on October 5, 2013.

NEW MUSIC MONDAY: @ComradeMuzic “Huey” (Directed by Abeni Nazeer)



Voted Baltimore’s Best Youth Activist by City Paper in 2008, Baltimore emcee Comrade believes in leading a revolution through his music. He obtained his lyrical inspiration from being a youth organizer and activist in high school and expressing his political frustration at rallies. Now he communicates this struggle to us through hip hop. Peep his latest single and video “Huey” which juxtaposes today’s black struggle with historical black revolutionist.

BALTIMORE EVENTS: @EthePoetEmcee Presents “Hustler of Culture”

THIS SATURDAY come witness the story of a hustler come to life at the Reginald F. Lewis museum. “Hustler of Culture” is described as an “auto-bio-graphic-COOL story” starring Hip Hop artist and organizer E the Poet Emcee and featuring a special performance from artist Wise Intelligent. Even with a trailer for the show released a couple of months back and a “Hustler of Culture” t-shirt line now buzzing on the web, still no one knows exactly what the show is all about. Messing around with E the Poet Emcee, though, you could be in for some surprises. Admission $25.

For tickets visit poetry.com/hustler.

BALTIMORE EVENTS: @Cre3sol X Furr Strings Presents “Guitar Hero”

Cre3sol continues their #SummerSol series with “Guitar Hero”, a live music event in collaboration with singer/guitarist B Furr. The event will feature performances from local artists and premiere Furr’s new line of customized guitars, “Furr Strings”. Vendor “Fresh Toppings” will be in the building selling their custom tees while DJ Nia handles the 1s and 2s. Admission $5.

For more information follow @Cre3sol on Twitter and visit cre3sol.tumblr.com.

NEW MUSIC MONDAYS: DP the Emcee (@dptheemcee)- “Sneakers & Cyphers 2: The Legend of Mars Blackmon”


 Sneakers & Cyphers was the much needed mirror of society we got from DP the Emcee, and now today we get to see his developments as a hip hop artist with the sequel Sneakers and Cyphers 2: The Legend of Mars Blackmon. 

[The mixtape] is a culmination of my life from a young child trying to find his way into Hip-Hop all the way through to me growing into a young man who gains knowledge, wisdom and understanding that this is a tool that we can use to change the world. – DP the Emcee


DP the Emcee is known on the Baltimore hip hop scene for his dope free styling skills (i.e. The Word Game”), street smart mentality, and his realistic perspective on societal issues in our neighborhoods. Check out his work:




EVENT RECAP: Scarlett’s (@NikkiGiovanni_) “Faded Memories” Listening Party


Rapper/Singer Scarlett


DJ Dezo on the 1s and 2s

Yesterday I stopped through the listening party for femcee Scarlett’s new album ” Faded Memories”, set to be released August 30 as announced by the artist at the party. The album is a very initimate piece and gives us a look into the life of Scarlett the person rather than the artist. “I’ve been through a lot” she described during the session.


Scarlett performing “Dreaming”


Scarlett and family

At the beginning of the event you could catch Scarlett dancing around the room to the tunes of DJ Dezo while entertaining her guests. The mood quickly shifted once the listening session began for the album. Similar to the feel of the project, Scarlett opened up her personal life to her audience and gave us a glimpse of some of the menories from her past. From her six year marriage to the pains of her divorce even to insecurities and dealing with being suicidal as an adolescent, Scarlett offered up all of who she is as a human during the session. “I had to relive a lot of painful moments from my past”, she said.

You could see the vulnerabilty and strength of a women who has evolved in her eyes the entire evening. “The person that I am today…cant nobody tell me shit. I’ve accepted my past. I am the queen of the universe.”


Scarlett’s manager (left) and producer Hatz (right)


Poet Golden Infamous


Scarlett and Father

Scarlett’s family, friends, management and production team, and journalist such as Your City Magazine staff came out to support her endeavours. After attending this event I can tell you that Scarlett is a very down to Earth, genuine artist. The album will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions with some tracks being very colorful and others being thought provoking.


Scarlett’s stylist @BaltimoresKimora, CEO of Habit Apparel and Syck Chic Jewels



Your City Magazine staff



The evening ended well with Scarlett giving two performances, including her hit single “Dreaming”. Look out for her album , “Faded Memories” on August 30th!