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Digital Music Pioneers Topspin Throw Parking Lot Party with Kogi BBQ, Pre-Viper Room Performance by Get Busy Committee

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Wed, May 12, 2010 at 11:30 AM

click to enlarge Get Busy Committee - ERIN BROADLEY
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Hip-hop group Get Busy Committee has no shortage of back-up these days. At yesterday's pre-party to hype tonight's May 12 Viper Room gig, the trio had major support from digital music pioneers Topspin Media, original game-changers MySpace Music, big man on campus Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, and perhaps the most popular and original "twittering tastemaker" in L.A. right now -- Kogi BBQ.

Despite only recently forming in 2009, the major show of support for Get Busy Committee on Tuesday evening came as no surprise when you take a closer look at the artists that make up this rowdy hip-hop group: Ryu (Styles of Beyond, Fort Minor, the voice of Crystal Method's "Name of The Game"), Apathy (Demigodz, Army of The Pharoahs), Scoop Deville (son of Kid Frost, producer of Snoop's "I Wanna Rock" and Fat Joe's "Ha Ha,") and most recently DJ Cheapshot (Styles of Beyond, Fort Minor, also the current touring DJ for New Kids On The Block).

The free food and music kicked off promptly at 6 P.M. in the Santa Monica-based Topspin parking lot, but if you were fashionably late like us (traffic, promise) then you missed out on surprise opening blues/mariachi band Trio de Deniro which included rhythm section Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta) and Jon Theodore (formerly of The Mars Volta) playing ZZ Top covers. Whoops.

After letting the crowd indulge in several rounds of spicy Kogi tacos, Get Busy Committee took over the parking lot pavement and kicked off a short set introduced by what we could have sworn was a "boys have a penis, girls have a vagina" sample from the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger gem, Kindergarden Cop. The group cites influences ranging from Eazy-E to Bell Biv DeVoe, so it's safe to assume that anything goes.

click to enlarge Waiting patiently in the long Kogi line. After all, it was free - ERIN BROADLEY
  • Erin Broadley
  • Waiting patiently in the long Kogi line. After all, it was free
click to enlarge GBC's Ryu - ERIN BROADLEY
  • Erin Broadley
  • GBC's Ryu
click to enlarge CEO of Topspin Media, Ian Rogers, watches Get Busy Committee - ERIN BROADLEY
  • Erin Broadley
  • CEO of Topspin Media, Ian Rogers, watches Get Busy Committee
click to enlarge GBC's Apathy - ERIN BROADLEY
  • Erin Broadley
  • GBC's Apathy
click to enlarge Ryu with DJ Cheapshot - ERIN BROADLEY
  • Erin Broadley
  • Ryu with DJ Cheapshot

Catch the Get Busy Committee for yourself tonight at the Viper Room. They go on at midnight but we suggest getting there early because you never know what kind of hijinks you'll end up witness to.

Check out more photos from Tuesday's party here:

click to enlarge Chicken or Pork - ERIN BROADLEY
  • Erin Broadley
  • Chicken or Pork
click to enlarge Fans check out the music while waiting in the Kogi line - ERIN BROADLEY
  • Erin Broadley
  • Fans check out the music while waiting in the Kogi line

click to enlarge Kogi's street cred - ERIN BROADLEY
  • Erin Broadley
  • Kogi's street cred
click to enlarge Taking a seat to grub outside the Topspin offices - ERIN BROADLEY
  • Erin Broadley
  • Taking a seat to grub outside the Topspin offices
click to enlarge Working the crowd - ERIN BROADLEY
  • Erin Broadley
  • Working the crowd
click to enlarge Working the crowd - ERIN BROADLEY
  • Erin Broadley
  • Working the crowd
click to enlarge Working the crowd - ERIN BROADLEY
  • Erin Broadley
  • Working the crowd
click to enlarge Ian Rogers, Ryu, Apathy, Scoop Deville - ERIN BROADLEY
  • Erin Broadley
  • Ian Rogers, Ryu, Apathy, Scoop Deville

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