Friday Night Mics @ Spike Hill Hype: Jonifin Marvin

Blaqbook.com’s “Friday Night Mics” showcase is this Friday, Feb 8th at Spike Hill. Before every showcase we like to grab a few of the artist and give you a hint as to exactly what you’re in for.

Formerly a member of Red IDentity and SquadZilla, Jonifin Marvin a.k.a. King Geoffree reemerges on the Philly hip hop scene as a solo artist. Having been born in St. Catherine, Jamaica and being raised in Philadelphia, PA has created a fiery flow in this multi-faceted artist. Unbound by any genre, Jonifin transitions on stage between magnetic hip hop lyrics, to entrancing reggae vibes, to smooth soul vocalization. Inspired by late 80’s/early 90’s lovers rock, and roots and culture reggae, coupled with being influenced by hip hop monsters such as Redman, Wu-Tang Clan, B.I.G., and Blackstar, Jonifin Marvin has been a student of music during great eras.
Now associated with the TreeHouse-Coalition, Jonifin with all his contagious energy is set to engage audiences both live on stage and through their speakers. You can expect commanding beats and vocals on every track; truth and sincerity in every lyric.

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Blayer Pointdujour & Rockers Galore – Gunz of Philly

Philadelphia wanted to send Williamsburg some love. This is the newest video from Blayer Pointdujour & Rockers Galore. He’ll be playing some blaqbook showcases in Brooklyn in the near future so keep those eyes/ears peeled. In the meantime lets get acquainted with their tunes. Enjoy!

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Dewey Decibel – “Love”

I have friends all over the place. Philadelphia was my stomping ground while in college. I touch base with my people a few times a week. Particularly my boy John F and a lovely lady by the name of Ruth. On multiple occasions the name Dewey Decibel has come up. I was actually eating brunch a while back with the owner of Bold New Breed Records Rick Friedrich and he had mentioned Dewey as well.

On my lunch break one of my friends randomly sent me a video. It was none other than Dewey Decibel. Now that it was front and center I had to take the time to listen. I’m not one to believe the hype of anything until I listen for myself. I definitely agree, dude has skills. Wish I took the time to listen a while ago. Judge for yourself. This track is called “Love” by Dewey Decibel. I’ll keep you posted the next time he’s in NYC. Let me know what you think. Enjoy!