Ah, Champion Sound. This weekly jam at Electric Pickle deserves ten gold stars for being one of the few regular parties in Miami where quality hip-hop lives. Tonight's edition is special for two reason: One, it's a birthday celebration for Crossfade/New Times music contributor Esther Park. Happy birthday, Esta!
Second, it also celebrates the release of local MC Dynas' new album, The Apartment. We previewed it a little while back (click here for that post, which includes a free MP3 of the track "Totally Tanya.") Although the album was originally scheduled for a September 28 release on BBE Records, it was worth the wait. Besides Dynas' worthy golden-age style rhymes, the record features contributions from marquee names like DJ Spinna, Jazzy Jeff, Rich Medina, Slick Rick, and even the late, great, Dilla.
Helping Dynas celebrate tonight are fellow local greats carrying a torch for quality hip-hop: Basic Vocab, Wrekonize, LMS, Streets Buchanan, and Mike Beatz. Of course, resident DJs Sire Esq. and A-Train will keep the party going, and there'll be a special guest set by DJ KNS as well. Plus, beers are only $5 all night. Do it.
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Wednesday, November 11. Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Doors open at 10 p.m., admission is $5. Ages 21+ with ID. 305-456-5613