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In The Clouds with Rhonda Jane Vol. 1 – Official Mix by Cyd 💋

Hey y’all!!!

Thanks for checking in and keeping up with ya girl, Rhonda Jane. There hasn’t been an official Illicit Activities mix since 4-20-2017, if my memory serves me correctly (I’m pressed for time, so I’ll check and update later if need be lol).

Long story short, its been too long without a dope mix to jam out to with ya crew, while you workout, by ya self or just in general.

Enjoy this official Quick Sesh Mix with my homegirl Cyd on SoundCloud (30 min) and the full length, extended playlist on Spotify (1 hour 30 min). It’s called In the Clouds with Rhonda Jane Vol. 1, and it’s like 420 in July. Look at this as dropping in time for 710 next month. Some chill, some upbeat jams of all kinds.

Please support the artists, if you rock with their track – find their Spotify & IG pages & tell them ya heard them with 2 Dope Chics, Rhonda Jane & Cyd!

Also take a moment to catch up on the past installments of Illicit Activities with Kenzo & DJ Tiger HERE.

More to come soon! More dope lady mixes!

Follow on Instagram @cydnieg @rhondajaneee @buffalowe716 @flagrantcity

Flagrant City: Tune in to Buffalo Hip Hop Artist Needo Stakkz LIVE on TMZ Wed • May 27th, 2020 7PM EST! [TV]

For Immediate Release:

On Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 • 7pm EST. Buffalo hip-hop artist Needo Stakkz will appear on TMZ Live!

Please tune in at 7pm EST/6pm CST! Check your local cable provider for listings in your city!

Also, make sure to keep up with Needo Stakkz on social media-

Instagram: @needoscagletti •

Twitter: @stakknicholson •

Snapchat: @needostakkz •

Facebook: Needo Stakkz


Media Contact:

Rhonda Lowe
BuffaLowe PR
FlagrantCity.com
Flagrantcity@gmail.com
Instagram: @buffalowe716 @flagrantcity

#AroundBuffaLowe: @dirtylogan716 x HHK Buffalo x @juugtalk presents More Tacos With More Friends! 5.5.2020 [Event]

Save the date. 5/5/2020. Dirty Logan & Juug Talk cliques up with Hip Hop Karaoke for an epic edition of More Tacos With More Friends for Cinco de Mayo.

Ticket info will be provided once available. Follow the gangggggggg: @dirtylogan716 @hhkbuffalo @juugtalk

Flagrant City Spotlight: Dough Van Gogh of Dirty Logan ENT [Interview + Video]

Back in September of 2019, my brother Derrick Brown, known to most by his nickname & rap moniker name of Dough Van Gogh, released a dope 4-track EP entitled Days of Rest.

This past January he released a visual single off the project, called “Pellegrino”, shot and directed by Cut-N-Shoot.

If you are a Buffalo native, you definitely may have stopped by, or at the very least, heard about the fly ass functions and parties my Dirty Logan potnas would curate solo, or in conjunction with our Juug Talk family. From Fun with Friends to Tacos & Tequila, The Brown Water BBQ, Holiday toy drives & more you’ve been influenced by this Dirty Logan wave in some way, shape or form. There’s actually a dope event coming up for Cinco de Mayo in conjunction with Juug Tall and Hip Hop Karaoke you need to definitely check out.

Today I want to officially introduce the world to the front man of Dirty Logan Entertainment, my boy, Dough Van Gogh.

Dough Van Gogh at Aunt Rosie’s in South Buffalo

Born, Derrick Brown, in the heart of Buffalo’s East Side, hip hop artist Dough Van Gogh didn’t exactly always start out rapping. Heavily influenced by player shit, money, cars, women, clothes, jewelry, eating & living good, not to mention the everyday gutter surroundings in Buffalo, the then-producer changed his style up and the rest was history.

BuffaLowe: The year was “fill in the blank” ________ when young Dough decided to pick up a mic and rap?

Dough Van Gogh: Around the end of 2010, I decided shooting videos & producing beats weren’t really for me.

It was at this moment that he decided to switch his music focus and dedicate more time to his craft and artistry as a rapper.

Dough went on to record his first nlmixtape, OJ Simpson and released it in November 2011, the same day OJ The Juice ran for 273 yards on Thanksgiving 1976 for the Buffalo Bills. With some help from Mackenzie Harris (Kenzo) and myself, Rhonda Lowe (BuffaLowe) of Flagrant City and Thomas Agnew of Jenesis Magazine, the OJ Simpson mixtape was able to get chopped and screwed by none other than Houston, Texas Chopstars DJ Slim K in April 2012.

BuffaLowe:   For as long as I’ve known you, you’ve always been Dough to me. When you started rapping your name evolved from FernanDOUGH, to Fernandough The Poet, and then finally what it is today, Dough Van Gogh- what was the significance behind the most recent change and the new identity?

Dough Van Gogh: I chose to switch names because I wanted a fresh start. Something fresh, I felt Dough Van Gogh was me, vivid with painting portraits on tracks. The narrative of Vincent Van Gogh holds similarities to my own, he wasn’t appreciated till later on in his life, really damn near after his demise. I feel like I’m doing shit people aren’t too familiar with yet but they will & they’ll be like damn you been doing your thing for real all this time.

Dough with the Dirty Logan rag

BuffaLowe:  Tell me what Dirty Logan is in your own words for those who may not know you personally or the affiliates of DL? 

Dough Van Gogh: Dirty Logan is a family & a representation of love for where you’re from. Hometown pride. Showing we have a culture out here in Buffalo too. There’s so many elements to us.

The very first Dirty Logan hosted Fun With Friends event was at Think-A-Lot Studios in May 2015 and featured other local hip hop acts such as Billie Essco, Dr. Woo, Truey V and WZA. The Fun With Friends Bonfire kicked off the next month in June 2015, Tacos With Friends in August 2015. Then Dough performed in Pittsburgh, PA at Boom Concepts in conjunction with Jenesis Magazine for the August Agenda in late August 2015. The Fun With Friends event series now had some traction. To this day you can turn up at a dope Dirty Logan function in Buffalo. They just did a kick back mixer event with Juug Talk for Mardi Gras.

BuffaLowe:  What single, feature or project means the most to you right now and why?  Which one speaks most to where you are right now? 

Dough Van Gogh: I would say Days of Rest, definitely. I’m just talking my shit about my day to day ups & downs. Shit me & the homies going through, being genuine. Loving the shit we’re up to & striving for more.

BuffaLowe:  How would you say your style has evolved since you first started doing music?  Flow, beat selection, method of recording? 

Dough Van Gogh: I’d say that I’m more open to telling my story & things I’m doing. Not worried about feedback & others opinions, just doing what feels & sounds right to me. My ear is sharper I know what fits & what doesn’t, wasting less time on shit thats forced. Real comfortable. On my player shit.

BuffaLowe:  Who or what influences your craft?  What motivates Dough Van Gogh?

Dough Van Gogh: I’m honestly influenced by player shit, money, cars, women, clothes, jewelry, eating & living good, the homies, my surroundings etc.

BuffaLowe:  How was 2019 creatively & musically for you? Any personal or professional accolades and accomplishments,  that you would like to mention, feel free to talk yo shit one time.  What did you release (events, performances, merch, singles, videos, EPs, albums) and what can we expect the rest of this year?

Dough Van Gogh: 2019 was real good. Eye opening. I’ve seen what being consistent & moving around can get you & the positions you can find yourself in. Dropping projects after projects I’ve seen the support step up so that’s definitely in my formula for this year just more & more, music & videos. Merchandise too, the creative eye enhanced, people feeling damn near everything, so I’m stepping up there too. The gang just out to bring a new energy & experience from Buffalo, that cool player shit. It’s around but it needs more of light shined on it. Trust it’s more niggas out on that type of time & the ladies feeling it- opposed to everyone forcing shit they aint.

BuffaLowe: Damn right Dough, damn right. Make sure you follow Dough Van Gogh on Spotify, Twitter, Instagram, Apple Music! He released the Pellegrino video single this year, the solo projects Round 2 EP, Days of Rest dropped towards the end of 2019, along with a few collaboration projects, one with Don! called Situations and a group project with Don! And Needo Stakkz entitled Player Shit Vol. 1.

Dirty Logan: Dough Van Gogh – Pellegrino (dir. Cut-N-Shoot) VIDEO]

New visuals from Dirty Logan playa Dough Van Gogh off the Days of Rest EP entitled “Pellegrino” shot, edited and directed in the Queen City by Cut N Shoot. Check it out. The video features a few cool & casual cameos from some of the Dirty Logan gang, Don!, Needo Stakkz, Kenzo, Bones, Tone and a few affiliates as well. Shout out to Juug Talk!

Shot & directed by Cut N Shoot
In Loganberry We Trust
Pellegrino
Dough Van Gogh
Don! & Dough Van Gogh
Kenzo
Needo Stakkz of Heavy R
Dirty Logan Gang
Bones

Situations EP by Dough Van Gogh & Don! out now!
Situations 2 on the way.

Make sure you’re following them on social media: @doughvangogh @geist_mode @taylorport_papi @needoscagletti @uoenobones @dirtylogan716

Dirty Logan: Dough Van Gogh – Ragnarok (dir. Cut N Shoot [VIDEO]

Ragnarok visuals by Dough Van Gogh, directed by Cut-N-Shoot, off the Dirty Logan Dough EP released back in March of this year!

Check it out below.

Dirty Logan: Dough Van Gogh – Round 2 [EP]

“Make it Dirty, yeah baby make it dirty. Aunt Rosie’s Loganberry make it dirty.” – Dough Van Gogh on the introductory hook on “Lights On” off of the player 2-song EP, Round 2.

After getting you right with the Days of Rest EP in late September, Dirty Logan Dough ain’t taking it easy on y’all in this 4th quarter.

2 tracks. 2 bangers. Lights On and Pretty Brown. “Lights On” is upbeat, and groovy. On the track “Pretty Brown” Dough slows it down real smooth as he describes his affinity for a local Buffalo Baddie who stands out in the town.

Make sure to stream the EP on Spotify or Apple Music here: Round 2 (Spotify) | (Apple Music)

Around BuffaLowe: Ghaf presents DEADLOVE2918 Costume Party & Live Music at Stamps Bar! [10.30.19]

Come out for some Halloween vibes courtesy of a local hip hop artist Marielle hipped me to, who goes by the name of Ghaf.

There will also be performances by Rich Slave, Desiree Kee, Mile High Muzik and more!

Event details below:

$10 advanced tickets

Doors open @ 8pm.

Follow Ghaf on Instagram and twitter at @ghafmusic for more information and ticket sales!

Dirty Logan: Dough Van Gogh – Days of Rest EP

Today is the day. Stream that new flame from Dirty Logan hitta Dough Van Gogh.

Stream/download “Days of Rest EP” by Dough Van Gogh here: Spotify | Apple Music

Around BuffaLowe: Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival [8.25.19]

2 WEEKS AWAY FROM THE BEAU FLEUVE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL AT SILO CITY!

Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival will host its 3rd Annual festival this summer on Sunday August 25th, 2019 entitled “The Ultimate Sunday Funday” at Silo City. Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Festival was created to celebrate the rich history of Buffalo’s arts scene and illuminate the resurgence of all forms of music , art , media and culture that resonates in and from Buffalo & WNY for one day only. Festival goers will experience a true multi-cultural experience serving as a melting pot of music, arts and culture.

This Year’s Festival will include attractions will include 3 performance stages of 30+ performers, Art Installations , Culture Exhibits , Fan Favorite Silent disco, Next Generation Festival of the Youth Stage Street-Art, Beer-Wine Garden , Food Trucks , Vendors Village , Attractions, Live to Air Podcast , Family Fun zone &more!

Festival Goers will be able to enjoy all mediums of art and music from Blues, Hip Hop, Rock, Country, Brass, Indie, EDM, R&B, Gospel, Soul, Trap and more. Some of this year’s performers consist of Headliner ZURI APPLEBY (Touring Bassist) who is currently on tour with National Recording Artist YUNA, CURTIS LOVELL (Neo Soul), MILLER & THE OTHER SINNERS (country), THE MOLICE (alternative), FLUSE (alternative) UNIVERSAL PHUNK (band) , FREAK THE MIGHTY (Trap) , HEATHER RUSSELL (Canadian R&B) , LOVE THE GENIUS (Hip Hop) and more.

Few new additions will be the “Next Generation Festival of the Youth Stage that will highlight youth musicians, poets, artist and entrepreneurs under 18. Ticket prices for all ages starting at General Admission tickets $10 also with a new group pack called “The Herd” that is buy 3 , get 1 Ticket Free. Sunday Funday Activities, attractions and games.

Beau Fleuve Music & Arts has been hitting the ground running in 2019 from hosting monthly events “Arts x Beats” Concert & Art Series to launching its Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Foundation , Sneaker Ball and recent announcement of development plans for the Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Center.

Also, special tees are available for purchase with a general admission ticket for $30.00!!!

No stranger to Flagrant City, my longtime childhood friend and current homegirl, Zuri Appleby (Bassist) born and raised in our hometown of Buffalo, NY is set to headline and close out the 3rd Annual Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival!!! Zuri, who moved over here to LA a few years back has been on tour with renowned National Acts such as Nick Jonas, Party Next Door, Brent Faiyaz, Duckwrth and NOMBE.

Photo of Zuri Appleby by BuffaLowe for Rhonda Jane

Zuri a renowned musician in the WNY area and comes from music family with her mother and Buffalo Public School Music teacher Linda Appleby and Father Rodney Appleby who also is a musician. Z, who just finished an International Tour with Yuna has been announced to close out this year’s Ultimate Sunday Funday Festival at Silo City.

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WHAT: 3rd Annual Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival

WHEN: Sunday August 25th, 2019 – “Ultimate Sunday Funday”

WHERE: Silo City

Tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/beaufleuvemusicarts/275776

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