JULY 14, 2004 "HIP-HOP FILM FESTIVAL" @ Oakland Box Theater Oakland, Ca
& "HIP-HOP NIGHT" @ JOHNNY V'S San Jose, Ca
Two sectors of the bay area were held down in the same evening as delmon's voltron split into pieces, rocking two shows in the same night. DJ Progress, Professor Pitt, Wisecrack, Shadowmonk, Stark, and Max Paz rocked the hip-hop film festival, giving the 30 something artsy fartsy crowd way more rocksteady culture then they expected. Wisecrack's "No Comprende" actually got the reluctant audience to stand up. Big up. Meanwhile, down in San Jose...Lush-One, Ajaxx, AC Mac, Natty Sacks, and Complex held it down as usual and rocked the crowd of predominantly drunken b-boys and girls and further expanded the delmon empire.
JULY 3, 2004 "THE VANS WARPED TOUR" @ PIER 30 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Amist a sea of corporate propaganda, larger then life mtv bands, and underage punk rockers, Delmon joined three piece rock outfit Gimik for an energetic and ecclectic preformance which combined musical ferocity and acrobatic MCing. Hot shit. The crew tore it up and it was an ill change of pace rocking with live musicians as opposed to instrumentals off of a cd. Props to Atmosphere, Non Phixion, Adeem, Boac of the Earthlings, and all the other dope artists that were kicking knowledge despite the odd environment. overall shit was hella fun and it gave delmon a chance to expand its ever growing family/fanbase. word up biiiotch.
JULY 9, 2004 "GOT FIRE?" @ THE OAKLAND BOX THEATRE OAKLAND, CA
The thugs in effect reppin the town to the fullest and boy was they goin stupid! In a good way that is. Mixtape king DJ True Justice presented some hot talent out the new bay. J.Official, hip-hop true schoolers Feenom Circle, and Delmon's Ajaxx, Lush-One, and Complexity tore through hot sets to give all participants in the hip-hop talent show some inspiration. Props to the special guests as well as the talent show participants. Delmon blazed their new joint "Gods Ramble" over a hot instrumental by Nick V of ILC.
JULY 3, 2004 "THE VANS WARPED TOUR" @ PIER 30 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Amist a sea of corporate propaganda, larger then life mtv bands, and underage punk rockers, Delmon joined three piece rock outfit Gimik for an energetic and ecclectic preformance which combined musical ferocity and acrobatic MCing. Hot shit. The crew tore it up and it was an ill change of pace rocking with live musicians as opposed to instrumentals off of a cd. Props to Atmosphere, Non Phixion, Adeem, Boac of the Earthlings, and all the other dope artists that were kicking knowledge despite the odd environment. overall shit was hella fun and it gave delmon a chance to expand its ever growing family/fanbase.
June 25, 2004 "The Fountain Pt. II" @ Club Essouria San Francisco, Ca.
They just do it and keep on doin the damn thang...Delmon and the ILC homies at a tiny and cramped little bar in the city spitting face melting hardcore hip-hop over high decibel boombap. The walls were drenched in sweat and the crowd (which had a very nice vagina to penis ratio i might add) had stupafied grins glued to their mugs. A festive environment for all to celebrate their love of hip-hop music. Every MC that rocked the mic blessed it with a unique style and the energy was high all night. Peace to ILC, hopefully there will be many more shows at Essouria and fun to be had.
MAY 21, 2004 "LOW END UPRISING" @ THE OAKLAND BOX THEATRE OAKLAND,CA
DM KEEPS ON DOIN THE DAMN THANG, Y'ALL LOCKIN DOWN THE POSTMODERN WORLD...04 TIL INFINITY BIIIOTCH! MAX PAZ GAVE THE EARLY BIRDS SOME ILL WORMS TO CATCH AS HE OPENED UP THE SET WITH A DAZZLING DISPLAY ON ESOTERIC AND INTELLIGENT LYRICS WITH DIZZYING RHYMESCHEMES. FORESNSIK SCIENCE KEPT THE ENERGY FLOWING WITH AN AMAZING SET WHICH INCORPORATED LIVE BEAT COMPOSITION ON AN MPC2000. ET CETERA, ORUKU SAKI, FOLSAFEE, ZEN, AND THE REST OF THE CREW HELD IT DOWN...HARD. ILC WORKED THE CROWD INTO A FRENZY AND THEN DELINQUENT MONASTERY CAUSED A NEAR RIOT WITH ONE OF THEIR LIVEST SETS EVER WHICH INCLUDED BOTH CLASSIC JAMS AND BRAND NEW JOINTS. WHEN THE BEAT DROPPED OUT OF PLEX AND LUSH'S "WEBEZ" JOINT AND THEY WERE JOINED BY LIVE BEATBOXING CORTESY OF OUTSPOKEN, IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL THING. AC MAC, AJAXX, SHADOWMONK AND THE REST ALL KILLED IT AS WELL. A GREAT EVENING, POPPIN AFTER PARTY
TONIGHT. TONIGHT! TONIGHT!!! LET THE MADNESS @ THE FOUNTAIN PART 11, WHERE DELMON WILL BE OPENING UP FOR THIER HOMIES THE INTERNATIONAL LOOSE CANNONS (POLTERGUYZ, J-BO, DJ EXPEL, AND NORWAY'S OWN CHRIS LEE) FOR A NIGHT OF SMOKIN BEATS, HARDCORE LYRICS, AND DRUNKEN DEBAUCHERY... INDEPENDENT HIP-HOP AT ITS FINEST CRACKIN OFF AT CAFE ESSOUIRA @ 14 VALENCIA ST. IN SAN FRANCISCO FROM 9PM TO 2AM. THE EAST BAY IS INVADING THE CITY TO HANDLE STRAIGHT TOWN BIZNESS CUZZO! ONLY $5 AT THE DOOR, ALL AGES, 21 + TO ENDULDGE IN CHEAP BEER.
APRIL 24, 2004 @ THE OAKLAND BOX THEATRE "SIGHT BEYOND SIGHT"
Yeah y'all, I admit that the flyers were hella butt. Them shits looked like some straight raver propaganda. That aside, the show was off the richter. Max Paz opened up the show with pure knowledge dropping. That dude is the epitome of socially aware conscious hip-hop, with a heavy dose of poetix. The jazz prodigys hit the stage next and were joined during an impromptu freestyle session by Max and fellow cyphernaughts Lush-One and Professor Pitt. ILC blessed the stage with a high energy freak show examplifying raw boom-bappery. Big up. And as usual, Delmon and The Attik brought the 100 plus in attendance to a state of fulfilling hysterics. Good vibes and beautiful women all night aka HOT SHIT YO. Big ups to the whole fam for coming through again and again.
APRIL 10, 2004 @ 418 PROJECT (SANTA CRUZ, CA)-
This was a night of immense talent. From the densely poetic and intricite wordplay of opener Max Paz to the last bars of The Attik's freestyle session that ended the show, all in attendence felt the good vibes and creative energy (despite the foul-ass smell thanks to a not-so-fresh local homeless breakdancer). Funkification had a stellar performance which included a suprise contibution from Delmon's Professor Pitt. Santa Cruz's own Lost and Found Generation wrecked dumb-ass shop despite the absence of two of the crew MCs (big up Coley Cole and DJ Silly Kid for holdin it didown). The highlight of the Delmon set was when Ajaxx performed his b-boy anthem "Poppers" which inspired an ill ass breaking circle right in front of the stage. Uprock, pop lock, sure shot cause an aftershock...word. Over 70 heads came down from the O to show love for Delmon and vastly out numbered the Santa Cruz heads. The theme of the evening was TOWN SHIT LIKE WHAAAAT!!!
MARCH 12, 2004 @ THE OAKLAND METRO (OAKLAND, CA) - "OLove"
A short Delmon set, and spirited performances by beatbox guru Kid Beyond and Lila were the highlights of an otherwise wack and underpromoted event. Pretty much everything that cracks off at the Metro is uninspired and unorganized and I encourage all Delmon heads and music lovers alike to use discression when contemplating going to a show there...the acoustics suck and the soundman is partially deaf (or he doesn't like rap maybe). The headliners of the show didn't even show up and Delmon is too ill and has too many loyal fans to subject themselves to some bullshit like that, they still tore it up tho...word.
FEBRUARY 28, 2004 @ OAKLAND BOX THEATRE (OAKLAND, CA) "OAKLAND BOX GRAND REOPENING CELEBRATION"-
A unique and ecclectic blend of world trance groves, live funk, and groundbreaking experimental boombap sent the crowd into uproar. It was the strangest and one of the most appreciative audiences Delmon ever rocked. The evening started out with Hamsa Lila's hypnotic jam with otherworldly instrumentation skills. But the function really got crack-a-lackin when Santa Cruz funksters and Delmon collaborators Gimick hit the stage and played the musical accompaniment for some of the Bay Areas finest MCs and performer including Zion I and Deuce Eclipse, Company of Prophets, Nonameko, Carlos Mena, and many more (even Living Legends' Bicasso was in the house to support Delmon and the Oakland box). When the Monks took the stage it was their first time ever jamming with Gimick but no one would have known that considering how ill it was (peep the video in the video section if you don't believe me). The evening ended with Lush-One employing his fierce battle tactics to silence all adversaries. The cyphers were crackin all night. All praises to the Most High the evening was blessed.
UPCOMING SANTA CRUZ SHOW ALERT:
April 10, 2004 @ the 418 Project. Delinquent Monastery featuring Gimik, The Attik, Funkifaction, Lost & Found Generation.