J-RO of Tha Alkaholiks aka Tha Liksjoins Mother Love in studio to drop some of his vast knowledge as a Hip Hop Ambassador. Celebrating 21 years in the industry doing everything from writing (since he was13) to performing,living in Sweden for 10 years to teaching Hip Hop Culture @ University there and coming back to his hometown LA to share that same knowledge with the next gen of business men & women.
He and his business partners are hosting the 1st Annual Hip Hop 818 Antics Music Festival. This family friendly 12 hour extravaganza of music, arts, food,live performances on 2 stages is Saturday 8/30/14 from 2PM - 2AM @9943 Canoga Blvd, Chatsworth, CA. Advance tickets are $20.00, $30.00 @ the door.
For ticket info: purplepass.com or purchase from the young street team members .
J-Ro started rapping at the age of 13 as a young multi-talented athlete and overall connoisseur of sports and verbal jousting was no exception. But even before blessing the microphone, like many B-Boys before his time, he started as a DJ and overall lover of Hip-Hop, but the mic was irresistible to MC. ‘I learned how to rap from my God-brother, Suave E.D. Brock (RIP) and then met E-Swift and Tash when I was 18 – we became the E.S.P. (Everyday Street Poets) Crew”, says J-Ro – now calling Sweden his home. He was competitive at a young age and his thirst for the mic would get him in special places with special personalities – like DJ Pooh, Scotty Dee, Cold Crush Chris and on tour with Hip-Hop legend, King Tee. ‘I would open for King Tee and after I introduced Tash and E-Swift to him, he renamed us Tha Alkaholiks’, says J-Ro. Tha Alkaholiks would go on to record a breakout single with King Tee entitled, “I Got It Bad Y’all”. The success of the single in tandem with the undeniable personality, of J-Ro, Tash and E-Swift as Tha Alkaholiks, prompted their immediate signing to Loud Records. What would follow is one of the most underappreciated, overwhelming, credible and amazing Hip-Hop careers to ever exist – Tha Alkaholiks earned universal respect as Hip-Hop ambassadors and aficionados around the globe and were never boxed in as ‘regional’ artists.
One cannot measure the value of a free man who has created and pursued his path like J-Ro has. More than a member of one of Hip-Hop’s most celebrated groups, more than a survivor of an area that has with drugs, gangs and social ills swallowed men and women of color alive and finally more than a B-Boy – J-Ro stands as an ambassador and representative of Hip-Hop’s best elements and of human relations around the world.