Snak The Ripper & Ces Cru To Appear At TeamBackpack.net's "Mission Underground" Event

Exclusive: TeamBackpack.net's June 23 event in San Francisco will also feature Azizi Gibson, Duckwrth, Irv Da Phenom, Kung Fu Vampire and Bay Area icon Spice 1, among others.

Snak the RipperCes Cru, Spice 1, Azizi Gibson, Duckwrth, Irv Da Phenom, Nocando and Kung Fu Vampire are among the artists confirmed to perform in cyphers at TeamBackpack.net's Mission Underground show in San Francisco, California.  The event is scheduled to take place at the Mission Cultural Center on June 23.

The cyphers will all be done live, in one take, and over original production. “You get to see the artist live right then and there," says Nelson Silva, who co-founded TeamBackPack.net in 2010 with Armani Cooper and Dev Tejwani. "There is no ‘Hollywoodness’ to it. It's one take. This is them and their talent. It’s the most naturalistic way to show an artist and how they go in the studio and get on the track. We get to see it live.”

“We want to make it about the talent of the artist," adds Cooper. "We’re trying to get the dopest artists into it and make it about the art form.  When you make it about the art form, respect is coming back into Hip Hop and Hip Hop will be taken as a serious art form again.”  

Founded in San Francisco, California, TeamBackpack.net has posted several of their cypher videos online during the past few years. The Funk Volume cypher video featuring Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton and SwizZz has more than 1.6 million views on YouTube. A cypher featuring Irv Da Phenom and Aqualeo has more than 400,000 views, while another installment featuring Krizz Kaliko, Futuristic, Black P and Jeff Turner has more than 150,000 views.  

As for the Mission Underground show, Cooper says TeamBackpack.net had a specific goal. They wanted to “bring together artists from different sub-genres and people from different parts of the world to make awesome-ass music.”  

Tickets for TeamBackpack.net's Mission Underground show can be purchased at TeamBackpack.net. The three-hour event, which begins at 6 pm EST, will be streamed live at ustream.tv/teambackpack.

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17 Comments

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    Hate to break it to you all, but Ces Cru is going to dance around Kung Fu. He's good, really good, but not Ces Cru Good.

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