Brooklyn’s Talib Kweli will headline the 2nd Annual Block Party LA Concert Series, presented by A. Glaspie Marketing. The event will take place on Saturday, May 9 at 12PM. Along with Talib Kweli, the lineup includes Terrace Martin, Preston Harris, NameBrand, Curtiss King, Jake&Papa, among others.

Block Party LA founder, Ashley Glaspie says she started the annual event to help support independent artists.

“My goal with Block Party LA is to give independent artist a solid foundation and space where artist have the opportunity to leave a legacy.” Glaspie says in a press release. “I was raised to give back and with that instilled in me combined with my love for music. Block Party LA has become my way of giving back to the community and helping my generation to feel empowered to chase their dreams.”

A portion of the proceeds will be dedicated to the Children’s Defense Fund’s “Beat The Odd” scholarship program.

The 2014 Block Party LA featured Kurupt, Ill Camille, DJ Hed, Thurz, among others.

For more information on Block Party LA visit its website and view the flyer below.

(April 6)


Update: Block Party LA announced today that OverDoz has been added to the May 9th lineup.

“I’ve been following OverDoz for years, it’s amazing to have the guys,” says Block Party LA founder, Ashley Glaspie via press release. “Seeing their progression and how hard they have worked, it’s a pleasure to have them grace the Block Party LA stage.”

Block Party LA will take place in Los Angeles on May 9.