Redd Roxx Rundown: New releases by Dionsyus, Supreme General; WITSGG events slated
blog by Maria Redd • June 30, 2012 @ 5:10pm
Dionsyus is a hip-hop artist from Buffalo who has been making a lot of noise lately, and the anticipation surrounding the release of his debut mix tape #FreshmanYear—which drops on the Fourth of July—is growing. Some of Dionsyus’s musical influences include Q-Tip, Consequence, Cassidy and Papoose. You can check out his music when he performs live at midnight on Friday, July 27 at Broadway Joe’s (3051 Main St., Buffalo). Cover: fellas are $8, ladies are two for $8.
In the meantime, you can check out Dionsyus’s music:
Another local artist you need to hear about is Supreme General. Born and raised in Buffalo, his musical influences range from Nas, Big Pun and Jay Z to Bobby Womack, Curtis Mayfield and Jimi Hendrix. He has an upcoming live performance and CD release for his latest mix tape entitled The BEST of the Champions at 12:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 at Sinful Nightclub (334 Delaware Ave., Buffalo). Doors open at 10 p.m.
Checking In: Greater Buffalo Metropolitan Crime Stoppers. I recently had the privilege to attend the Greater Buffalo Metropolitan Crime Stoppers Golf Tournament 2012. This event is the organization’s major fundraiser and included golf, great people (including Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills star Thurman Thomas), great food and a lot of fun.
The Greater Buffalo Metropolitan Crime Stoppers is an organization that is especially essential to the inner city of Buffalo, where crime is the highest in the area. According to BuffaloCrimeStoppers.com, “...Greater Buffalo Metropolitan Crime Stoppers, Inc. (Buffalo Crime Stoppers) is a not-for-profit public service organization that assists all law enforcement agencies throughout the nine Western New York counties and Ontario, Canada. Crime Stoppers was created in the Buffalo area in 1989 and went public in 1990. The organization assists law enforcement agencies through television re-enactments of old, unsolved felony crimes…Their objective is to make our communities safe from violent felons, educate students on crime prevention and remove illegal weapons from our streets.”
I had to honor of speaking with the current chairman Ronald J. Christopher. We discussed how Crime Stoppers works with local organizations to encourage citizens to come forward with confidential tips to help make their communities a safer place. Making sure that all tips are kept private and offering rewards to tippers has proven successful. There are two ways in which tips and info about Crime Stoppers can be obtained—visit Crime Stoppers online or call their confidential tip line at (716) 867-6161.
Women In The Spotlight Going Global (WITSGG) Summer In the City networking event—7 p.m. to midnight on Friday, July 6 at Rendezvous Nightclub / Statler City (107 Delaware Ave., Buffalo). Tickets are $15 presale. Contact WITSGG for more info.
WITSGG 2nd Annual Brunch—11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Acqua Restaurant (2192 Niagara St., Buffalo). Tickets are $50. The keynote speaker will be author, attorney and former project-winning manager on NBC’s The Apprentice, the lovely and talented Marshawn Evans. Contact WITSGG for more info.
R&B / soul music at it’s best is coming to Buffalo! The B.G.T.Y (Be Good To You) tour featuring Ledisi and Eric Benet will hit Buffalo for a 7 p.m. show on Sunday, July 29 at Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo). Tickets start at $35.
Don’t miss the Talk of the Town Hair and Fashion Show, a showcase featuring some of the top stylists and models in the region. This 6 p.m. event on Sunday, Aug. 12 will be held at Millennium Hotel (2040 Walden Ave., Buffalo). Hosted by Adri-V and music by DJ T-Jizzle. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at Doris Records (286 E. Ferry St., Buffalo). For more information, please contact Damone Brown at (315) 885-6343 or email
The stars will be out at Buffalo Niagara Summer Jam 2012—catch Future, Gucci Mane, Jadakiss and Cash Out at one spectacular event. The show starts at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 29 at the Niagara Falls Conference Center (101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls). Tickets start at $65.
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