On Wednesday September 11th, the September edition of The Music Exchange/Memphis Record Pool took place at the Hard Rock Cafe on Beale Street, bringing out an all-star crowd of Memphis’ best DJ’s and artists, including DJ 007, Gangsta Blac, Miscellaneous, Snootie Wild, Chiccen, Urban Jones and DJ Bay of Select-O-Hits. The restaurant was filled to overflowing, and was literally standing room only.
Memphis rap veteran Lionheart and the members of BHF (Brother Hood Family) were among the many Memphis artists, DJ’s and industry people who came out to the Music Exchange at the Sahara cafe and Grill in Hickory Hill.
Select-O-Hits employe Tha Boss King is also a part of Memphis rap history, having released his first album Political Views and Ghetto News in 2000 and his second Murder Verses in 2004. Boss King is now retired from performing, but he helps many other Memphis artists as an employe of Select-O-Hits Music Distribution.
The first record pool in Memphis in many years was launched last night, February 27, at the Sahara Cafe and Grill on Ridgeway. It’s called The Music Exchange, or TMXMemphis, and it’s being sponsored by The Mixtape Magazine. Last night’s hosts were Edward “Big Ed” Gardner and DJ Kojak, with music provided by Hot 107’s DJ J-Rock, and a lot of other DJ’s were in the house, including Memphis’ legendary DJ Care Bear, strip club DJ Herschel B, and DJ Bay. Memphis-based Select-O-Hits was also present, as well as a number of familiar and not-so-familiar Memphis artists. TMX Memphis offers artists a chance to get their music exposed to and critiqued by DJ’s, as well as a chance to network with industry movers and shakers and other artists. This event will be held six times a year in Memphis.