It has been a busy few weeks for Anaheim's Parallel. They were voted Best Hip-Hop Act of 2011 by the Weekly's readers in our Best Of issue in October. Now, they're on the heels of their record release, Dont Sleep [sic], set to drop Friday. The crew will celebrate the release at the Rhythm Lounge in Long Beach.
Dont Sleep was produced by Carling Edno, of Italy, and guest stars DJ Deprave. Parallel hip-hop collective is made up of: Airborn, Dope-1, Double J, Fatty B, Herrera, Holiq, Hyphen-Select and Lawjik One.
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The release party will have live body painting and an appearance by Girls Gone Graff. Rheteric Ramirez with DJ Nice Gi, Castor Pollux & Oddity with DJ Zoo, and Speech Impediments will open. Elusive will perform a live set, as will Solution. A 4x4 turntablism set will be performed by On Point Crew (Malice, Prolifix, Divas, Syndakit and Kenny Segal).
The first 100 attendees will receive a free Dont Sleep CD. Presale tickets are $5, and it's $10 at the door. It runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. and is open to those 21 and older.