Hip-hop Buffet Series is a monthly live venue series. JPB, INC
assembles underground Hip-hop groups from Pittsburgh and other
cities to come out and showcase their brand of Hip-Hop. The
show never repeats the same acts in one series so the talent being
displayed is always new and fresh. The Hip Hop Buffet Series is
about hot performances and we encourage underground raw acts to
participate. The series runs from April-February. We have (3)
specialty shows - In October, The All Female, In January the HHB
Rookie Show and in February the HHB Veterans Show. In March, we
have our Annual Hip Hop Buffet Series Awards, which are performance-based
- all votes came from the crowds at shows. This year crowd votes
get artist nominated - but video will play a large factor in the
2009 Hip Hop Buffet Series Awards.
a year Just Pressin’ Buttons, INC holds a show featuring
female hip-hop artist from Pittsburgh and other cities. She wants
to showcase talent from females who can perform on stage in front
of live crowd. She also wants everyone to know the underground
hip hop is still a live and it is not going anywhere.
We have a format where women can rock all the time on a regular
basis. We always have women who are surrounded by men. We have
very few women groups out here that do Hip-hop. What JPB does
is put together a forum where all types of women can feel comfortable
with coming through doing the music or poetry they love to do.
is the very first instrument that I seen what "TRUE EXPRESSION"
could be. There are plenty of instruments that others
use, but what stuck out for me when I was growing up was Hip-hop.
KRS-ONE and Queen Latifah were artists I listened to. I love the
fact that I am able to do this. I want people to know the importance
of supporting the Hip-hop Buffet Series.
others in Pittsburgh doing Hip-hop shows. Those same people want
support from us, but they do not want to give it back. It is tired
because I have been doing this show for three years by showcasing
beautiful talent. Some may not like me, but do not let that affect
the talent that comes to my show. You do not have to like
me, but embrace the movement. If you are down with the
movement, get up and move. You must not be moving if you are hating
on me. People who are moving and shaking do not hate on each other,
you embrace one another.
is amazing and I love it. We have a site where everything JPB
touches is documented. The Ripple Effect, Rockin Live
with Da Button Pusha, The Culture in Me all showcase underground
talent and we bring groups from out of town also. We have created
a platform not only for our local artists but also for groups
who are looking to get their music outside of their city. Out
of town artist now want to come to Pittsburgh because of this
now broadcast live. We also have the "Think You're Hot Videos"
where I am at shows supporting other artist. I pay to get in these
shows and I support. Documentation is the key to our existence.
Look at the NFL and you'll see that they have tapes from 1950
documenting the games and we have to do the same in Hip-hop. Our
story has to be told the way we did it and not the way someone
else wants to tell it. JPBTV.COM
documents and showcases videos.
Ross - The females that are in the game are not
really putting their down like they should. It is still good that
Da Button Pusha is doing this event. I have been in the game for
over 10 years. I am doing shows and I have all kinds of things
It is important because we are the nurturers and the
life giving to the planet. Without having females energy it would
unnatural. We have to represent to ourselves in a good manner
to let cats know that we are here. Hip-hop is a cultural and it
represents a generation of change and freedom of expression. I
was ordained to do this and give my expression and I give out
good vibrations to let to uplift and let them know that they are
not alone. It is my gift from the creator to the people.
Finding female representation for the art that I produce, which
is a little bit of everything is very important. From jazz, spoken
word, hip-hop and soul are all a part of who I am. Divine Seven,
who is my husband, produces all of my tracks. I write my own songs
and I do sing sometimes.
Da Button Pusha let me know that I inspired her to do something
for the female hip-hop artist in Pittsburgh. If I am her inspiration
for putting a show together featuring females then I should also
support and perform at her show. Everyone talks about what others
are doing or not doing in hip-hop and that is what separates the
ladies from boys. We get along with each other without cat fighting.
Right now I have the time to perform and I want to be a motivation
to other artist who come after me. I have to set an example for
them so they will know what it's all about.
- Hip-hop is vital and this event is very important. You usually
do not see events like this where all the females can get together
and hear different types of music from one another. My style is
different because everything I talk about is real. Brixx produces
my tracks and we have shows coming up at the "Grown and Sexy"
featuring Ladi Homi and others.
- Females are underrated in the game right now. We are showing
the dudes that we can come together and hold our own. It is important
to support local hip-hop. You are going to see a lot of me around.
I can be reached at www.myspace.com/carmablackinc.
- Hip-hop has been with me since I have been loving basketball
years ago. We are letting people know that the females can rock
and it is not all about the fellas. It is very important that
everyone understand that "WE ARE HERE".
Hip-hop is vital for urban voices to be heard. It is also important
for people who can not speak for themselves. I've been performing
for two years. In a male dominated field like hip-hop, you need
an event where a woman is able to speak her mind. Just because
she is a female does not mean she cannot express her art to the
Money and Corona Biggs
MM - We have to show how females represent, in hip-hop because
we live a life just like men. Everyone comes from a different
background. I am different from a lot of females that rap because
I am more of a masculine female hip-hop artist that spits. (BG)
- Seeing females perform together in Pittsburgh is something big.
We are currently working on a "Ghetto Twins" albums.
Anything that brings all females together is powerful whether
it is comedy or hip-hop. Hip-hop is more than just a beat and
rapping. It is a culture that is affecting our kids and our livelihood.
As a comedian I am diverse. You can put me in a box and I always
come out with something different. I can host a hip-hop show or
tell jokes on the comedy scene.
(pronounced Ecstasy) - Every one thinks that Hip-hop
is dead, but it is alive and it will continue to grow. Female
hip-hop artist do not have support from the streets. It would
be appreciated if we had the support at all shows.
Hip-hop is my mode of personal expression. It is important to
keep hip-hop alive. Getting moneys, cars and all of the things
that are rapped about so far, I am hoping to see go away because
it is all commercial. The females coming together are important
because women in general need to be heard. It is a good energy
to have all women on the stage.
Hip-hop has been male dominated. You rarely see all females together.
I have been into hip-hop since I was a young tot. There is no
stopping hip-hop. I am apart of it until I die.
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