DJ Jus Rhyme of MTV Fame Kicks Off The Peoples Party, April 27
2013-04-23 · By Editor
MTV and VH1-featured emcee and DJ, Jus Rhyme, moved to Long Beach from Los Angeles in September of 2012, looking for a change of pace.
“I was tired of the Hollywood scene,” says Jus. “I was looking for a place where artists and activists regularly gathered to network, share ideas, and have a good time. Long Beach felt right.”
Since rising to national and international prominence on VH1’s “The (White) Rapper” show in 2007, Jus has been busy as an artist/activist traveling the United States creating People’s Parties as one-off events. He hopes to popularize the Party as a monthly gathering in Long Beach.
“The concept of The People’s Party is simple,” Jus recalls. “No cover, cheap drinks, all-request DJ, and free tabling for artists and activists. I see my role as host – the party is really about the people of Long Beach and what they want to see and experience in the space.”
Jus began The People’s Party as a house party among friends, but his unique combination of receiving music requests live over text message and his regular collaborations with local artists and activists demanded a bigger venue.
Long Beach dive-bar staple, Ashley’s Bar & Grill (established in 1938), took notice and invited Jus for a residency the last Saturday of the month.”Ashley’s was the perfect fit,” Jus said. “It is already recognized as a community venue; good food, cheap drinks, relaxed atmosphere. I’m just bringing the party.”
The People’s Party will debut at Ashley’s Bar & Grill (1731 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA 9082) this Sat, April 27th from 8PM-2AM. Free, 21+ with ID. Free tables for artists and activists (7PM load-in). More info: jusrhyme.com.