PROJECT BLOWED THE AFTERPARTY (BONUS) PART 2
1994 post riot torn Los Angeles. The gang truce between Bloods & Crips that had been in place since the 1992 uprising after the beating of Rodney King was slowly fading yet underground hip hop was on the rise. Headed by Aceyalone of the freestyle fellowship and Abstract Rude of ATU, the moderately successful, mostly black and brown Arts collective of The Good Life Cafe, had migrated South to one of the last black-owned cultural and business hubs of South Central Los Angeles in Leimert Park. Film Director, Professor & father figure Ben Caldwell, the owner and operator of a then one room workshop venue on the corner of 43rd and Leimert, opened his doors to A-Team Productions, Afterlife Records, B-boy kingdom and DJ Kiilu to begin the first Project Blowed Open Mic Thursday nights. They celebrated beloved Good Life producer/MC NgaFsh of CVE's birthday as their first night on Dec 28, 1994.What these artists had already done was legendary not only in the streets & inner circles of the music industry in Los Angeles & Hollywood, but globally. Yet they couldn't have known that a 26 year and counting legacy would ensue from their relocation to Leimert Park. Every year since that first night, the collective successfully celebrates it's growth and inspiration at their annual Project Blowed Anniversary Concert.This year as another unfortunate impact of the Covid-19 plandemic, we can not gather in quite the same way as we could in previous years. But we can still joyously celebrate Project Blowed's 26 year contribution to hip-hop culture with a mixture of live cyphers in the park, and pre-recorded segments that include never before seen footage from last year's concert. We will also present a biopic recap of our Blowedian chronology. The original Project Blowed code is 7'26-4-18.104.22.168 those who know know. It's 26 letters A to Z so allow us to present:A to Z: 26 Years of Project Blowed. Written by Abbey Rizzle.Who and what is Project Blowed?Project Blowed is a hip-hop artist collective born out of the Good Life Health Food Centre's LA Underground movement that began in December of '1989. By Dec. 1994, they migrated south on Crenshaw to Leimert Park to continue a culturally impactful 26 year and counting legacy of their own. Writer Abbey Rizzle & other Artists discuss Project Blowed's legacy.Credits:Exexutive Producer: Aaron "Abbey Rizzle" PointerCo-Executive Producers: Edwin "Aceyalone" Hayes, Jr. & Ben Caldwell of KAOS NetworkAssociate Producers: Kim Huynh, Adrienne Storey,Maya Huyana, China Williams, Quess Coast, Big Bo, Shames Worthy & Alyson BrunoDirected by: Abbey RizzleCo-Directed by: Aceyalone & Ben CaldwellFilmed by: Kim Huynh, Brandon Petoc, China Williams, Quess Coast, Big Bo & Shames WorthyAdditional Footage: Courtesy of Blowed 26 artistsCreative Consultants: Myka Nyne, Flea Lee, Sonia Kifferstein, Phoenix Orion, Rifleman, ceSee & Orphius JonesHosted by: Abbey Rizzle, Ashley Dominique, Poetic S,China Williams, Phoenix Orion & Myka 9Written by: Abbey RizzleEditor: Alyson "B. Squid" BrunoPPV description:2 hour program includes:-A to Z: 26 years of Project Blowed documentary. Intermixed with never before seen concert footage from last year's anniversary concert.-Pre-recorded Project Blowed OGs & Next Generation rhyme cyphers in Leimert Park and at a film studio in North Hollywood.-Performances & videos by several Project Blowed artists-Presentation of the annual Ben Caldwell Award. Presented for Excellence in Black Arts that inspires your community.-Some of Project Blowed's special moments & fondest memoriesArtists:Abstract RudeAceyaloneAcid ReignAll City JimmyAlpha MCAnacronAshley DominiqueAwol OneBadruBen Caldwell AwardBeondBig ArchBorn AllahBrandi KaneceSeeCVEDJ KiiluDJ Soul LifeDJ ZoleDotted LineDr. OopDrizzy DroDumbfoundeadEllay KhuleEnkOne (live paint)FatjackFatlipFreestyle FellowshipFunky TrenHaiku d'etatHazerdJaber (live paint)Jah OrahJizzm HDJMDJrozJsmoovKailKAOSKokoScatterLA BreakersLazy B (Ras G tribute)LinaforniaLocal HeroesLongevityLyraflipLyraflipMaya HuyanaMaya JupiterMedusaMenacin JohnsonMister CRMonalisaMonstroeMyk Mansun Myka 9Nat The LionessNeb LuvNgaFshOmidOpen Mike EagleOtherwizePigeon JohnPlease Pass Da Mic 16sPoetic S. Project Blowed Battle League (Vision vs. Ohmz)PuzoozoowattQuaesarRedBangzDntBangRiddloreSachSathyreSBRCSeefor YourselfSesquapedalian Shames WorthySheena LesterSista EyerieSunspot JonzTasha HunterThe CloaksTomeicko (Watts1965)Tribe Unique2mexVerbsVolume 10WoesZagu BrownZulu ButterflyProject Blowed 26 documents the stories behind the underground movement and the history of the LA Indie Rap explosion. FleaLeeTV is proud to announce the exclusive release of this Hip Hop documentary.Thank you for taking the time to check us out and for your support of independent music and film.