11.5.13 Grayskul x Maxilla Blue x Graves33 x Awthntkts Live in Iowa City

October 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Grayskul Gig

We’re looking to close the year out KO-Wrecked, starting with the upcoming joint @ the Mill in Iowa City featuring Grayskul and Graves33 celebrating the release of Grayskul’s newest album, Zenith (FakeFour).  The show also features Iowa City’s own homegrown hiphop heads, the Awthntkts along with the one and only, the “bums of lonely,” Maxilla Blue. For lack of a better way of putting it, none of these acts fuck around.  So don’t you fuck around and miss this.  Check the FB Event Page HERE for more details.


11.3.13 Qwel & Maker x Aeon Grey w/ Dj TouchNice x Jabee

October 13, 2013 Leave a comment


Plenty of illness to kick off November, for those in need.  Two days prior to Maxilla’s Iowa City appearance with Grayskul, Aeon Grey appears on the m-i-c in Des Moines with Dj TouchNice at the Vaudeville Mews, accompanied by crew and label brethren Qwel & Maker of Galapagos4 and Jabee of Okalahoma City .  Cost of the joint is only $8, for raw raps and fresh slaps.  Peep the FB event page HERE for more details and media links.

These two upcoming shows may be the last of the year as the crew returns to the lab to round out their individual album releases for 2014.

10.24.13 ASPHATE Joins Stay Tuned w/ Pete Rock & C.L Smooth, Camp Lo in Denver

October 1, 2013 Leave a comment




Does anything really have to be said here?  This is it, what?!  Be there… or they’ll reminisce over your absence.  

Sept. 21, 2013 – Asphate MC’s “I Oughta Wreck Always” 3 v 3 Bboy Battle

September 12, 2013 Leave a comment


Colorado Crush was jumpin’ as always, with a wealth of talent from around the country.  From classic FX affiliates Per & HEF, Tats Cru, TITS, WAI, X-MEN, TKO, MOR, ATT, FUA,  and many more were in the mix for a bangin’ weekend. Check back in the Leaks section soon, for photo follow up from this weekend.

But coming up!!!! Saturday September 21st, the bboy monsters of the UI Breakers once again are bringing a high quality 3 vs 3 battle back to the great state of Iowa, at I.O.W.A 5 (I Oughta Wreck Always).  This year’s battle nets a $1000 prize and will be Dj’ed by Los Boogie, judged by Mijo (Motion Disorderz), Jesse Jess (BoonRockers), Monki (Boogie Munstars Family) and emcee’d by ‘Phate of Maxilla Blue/Galapagos4.  The combination is deadly.  FB Event Link HERE for more details, including start time, admission fees, etc.

9.7.13 – Live @ Colorado Crush Graffiti Fest

August 27, 2013 Leave a comment


More than anything else, heads know ‘PHATE lives to rock the mic at graffiti festivals.  Somethin’ about burners and fresh imagery getting put up that sets me off.  Coming up, is something I and the rest of the MXB crew have been looking forward to since about September 8, 2012….the first time we visited, and heard of Colorado Crush, one of the country’s premier graff events.  This year’s event takes place again in Denver on Saturday, September 7th, and includes representation from the legendary TATS CRU, ICR, JHER, TOTEM, EWOK, TASTE, DREAD, SHEWP, and many more of the country’s freshest writers w/ Maxilla Blue providing the live soundtrack.  It’s a blessing and honor to catch wreck amongst these heads… Not to mention, Rakaa Iriscience & Dj Babu of Dilated Peoples on deck with People Under the Stairs, Inkline, Stay Tuned, Boogie Blind at the afterparty!  $250 Emcee battle, bboys on deck…. Man…. It’s a trueschool hip hop head’s dream… See you inside.  See the FB Link for more info HERE


Maxilla Blue x Toki Wright x Nappy Roots @ ACMF 8-23

August 21, 2013 Leave a comment


From New Mexico to Des Moines, we’ve played some dope festies this year, and Colorado Crush is yet to come….. but this one may be about to shut shit down.  3 days of nonstop music, riverside, with kayak and canoe action is hard to tussle with, though. The homies Toki Wright, Stay Tuned, PGHM, Haphduzn, Uniphonics and over 70 more  acts on deck.  Overnight tent action.  You know the time…….. Capacity is only 2000 ya’ll. Peep the FB event link HERE.  Grab tickets thru this WED, 8.21.13, HERE.


Maxilla Blue returns to 515 Alive Music Festival

July 12, 2013 Leave a comment

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The urban music and Dj fest that started it all is back, this time with new personnel at the helm.  Along with Maxilla Blue, catch greats like Dj Godfather on deck, live graffiti action from the Viral Visionz crew… As you can gather from the FB EVENT PAGE, the buzz is out.  See you there.