Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist

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As a bay area resident (by way of New York), Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist made his mark by curating top notch events featuring hip hop legends and emerging artists from the Bay and beyond. In 2001, his True Skool events won the "Best of the Bay" in the SF Bay Guardian. Since True Skool's inception in 1999, his online magazine and newsletter has served as an information resource that covers hip hop history, politics, and events. As a DJ, he has spun alongside pioneers such as Mixmaster Mike, Grandmaster Flash, Jazzy Jeff, Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool DJ Red Alert, Q-Bert, Cut Chemist, DJ Premier, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, DJ Cash Money, DJ Bobbito, and Rich Medina. In addition, he shared bills with world-renowned artists such as The Roots, Erykah Badu, Lupe Fiasco, Wu-Tang Clan, Michael Franti & Spearhead, KRS-One, Lyrics Born, Pharcyde, and the list goes on. Ren is a professional party rocker who can put it down among the best of them with a vast arsenal of music to drop on any dancefloor, ranging from hip hop, reggae & soul to electro, house and breaks. Ren has appeared on numerous publications, such as the XLR8R, 7x7, SF Weekly, SF Magazine and SF Examiner, to name a few. He has graced the Bay Area with his non-stop seemless sets, making appearances at San Francisco's premiere venues such as Temple, Mighty, Mezzanine, Ruby Skye, 1015, The Independent, among a slew of other venues. In addition, he has appeared at Michael Franti & Spearhead's annual "9-11 Power to the Peaceful Festival", Outside Lands Music Festival, Myx.tv and KPFA's Hardknock Radio.
What type of music do you like?
hip hop, reggae, funk, disco, soul/R&B, breaks, electro, house
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http://www.trueskool.com
Myspace/Facebook:
http://www.myspace.com/trueskool
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DJ, Promoter, PR/Marketing
Location (City, State):
San Francisco, CA
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"Or probably heard that and said "Oh no, we're not having none of that - unity stuff" "
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San Francisco Business Times | 7/15/14 | via www.bizjournals.comIt’s the beginning of a new era at Yoshi’s San Francisco, the offshoot of 42-year-old Yoshi’s in Oakland, and despite the brand’s heritage as a jazz club and Japanese restaurant, there…See More
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Posted on August 22, 2008 at 2:04pm

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Promote, share information and join the discussion! Create a profile, add your music, videos & pictures. Embed your music, videos & pictures to your myspace. Upload DJ Mixes and up to 100 MP3s. Like Myspace, you can post bulletins in the Forum (which shows up on the homepage). Please post in the appropriate topic. You can include HTML and widgets (youtube, etc.) when you post a bulletin or reply. Upload your favorite videos (from YouTube or Google) in the Videos section. Happy Posting!

Posted on February 10, 2008 at 9:30am

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At 1:08pm on March 1, 2013, Ronald Luk said…

Thanks man.

At 4:31am on January 20, 2011, rafael Fierro said…
Hey Ren! Rafael Here from Electrik Kingdom.I appreciate you asking if we need additional promo.We may...but anyways Thank You for letting us post on you site:)raf
At 10:06am on April 4, 2010, BIG BANGG ENT said…
come check my music out..peace
At 11:51am on February 20, 2010, Kiaran aka Dj Kure All said…
Give thanks for this Platform Ren... I look forward to reading your Hip Hop/Events Calendar every time I see it in my inbox!!! Keep up the good works.

- Kiaran
At 8:52pm on January 7, 2010, Paul Lipsey said…
BRAND NEW MIXTAPE RELEASED JAN. 1... OVER 3,000 LISTENS AND OVER 1,300 DOWNLOADS...
At 1:25pm on July 6, 2009, UNAGI said…
hey ren - big show on sat july 18th @ cafe du nord, come thru if you can

www.unagi442.com
At 11:45am on April 7, 2009, TOWNTRONIKS said…
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Key Hudson - Red - EP - She's Falling Apart (feat. Kirby Dominant)
At 9:57am on February 19, 2009, Adia said…
I just got an e-mail that it's like all day long on Feb 28th at the Oakland Metro
At 4:41pm on February 18, 2009, Adia said…
Do you know anything about the battle of the bay mc competition at the end of February?
At 6:02pm on December 23, 2008, kodac v said…
yo wussup ren,got ur message on myspace...thanks for letting me know about qbert show..im trying to win these tix.
 
 
 

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