**All shows 21+—valid ID required** Doors: 7:30 PM Show: 8:30 PM CupcakKeBold and outspoken Chicago rapper CupcakKe achieved viral success and critical acclaim with her brazen, unapologetically explicit songs and videos that channeled the likes of Lil Kim, Foxy Brown, and Gangsta Boo. Her work explores sexuality in graphic detail, and while many of her songs are humorous and playful, she has more serious, introspective material that deals with sexual abuse (“Pedophile”), racial issues (“Picking Cotton”), and LGBTQ empowerment (“Crayons”). She debuted in 2016 with a pair of raunchy EPs and a full-length, Audacious, following with the critically acclaimed Queen Elizabitch (2017) and Ephorize (2018).

KINROSE ~ Malik Elijah

**All shows 21+—valid ID required** Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PM Kinrose Hailing from the DMV, Kinrose embodies everything that makes the region a budding hotbed of rising hip-hop names to know, the quirky and confident style combined with lyrics that are cheeky, off-center, and stacked with flavorful entendre. The ultra-fresh and independently magnetic sound promises to spellbind your ears on any spin. His debut EP easygrowing saw critical acclaim across the playlist and blogosphere and announced Kinrose as a rising star in alternative hip-hop.    Malik Elijah Malik Elijah is a Maryland – born musical artist whose sound is difficult, in the best way, to put in a box. Pulling inspiration from a wide range of musical styles, he has something in his bag for everyone. 2022 was a year of growth for Malik, opening for EARTHGANG on their BIODEGHETTABLE tour as the Pigeons & Planes select artist, dropping sophomore mixtape DETOUR that reached 1 million streams within the first two months of release, and growing his monthly listeners from 30L to a consistent 150K+. According to This Song Is Sick, he is one of the “Independent Rappers You Should Know”, and has received co-signs from outlets such as Daily Chiefers, Show & Tell, ShrekKnowsRap, and more. 2023 will be a big year, so get your ticket now to hop on board the Lijah Express.   

Mandy Mayhem ~ Keith Shocklee ~ Le Phantom

**All shows 21+—valid ID required** Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PM Mandy MayhemMandy Mayhem aka Meryl Street aka Old Dirty Betty aka Grey-Z is an internet famous rapper. She has performed alongside hip-hop legends, such as Das EFX, the Pharcyde, Naughty by Nature, Lords of the Underground, Maestro Fresh Wes, the Wu-Tang Clan, Michee Mee, and Socrates. Mandy wrote, created, stars, and executive produced the comedy series MUTHA, which is currently airing on truTV and HBO Max, about a housewife who fantasizes about being a rapper. She also stars in Mandy Mayhem’s Rapping with Actors a talk show, currently airing on Amazon prime & Tubi. In this special Philly show you will be taken on a rap rollercoaster. Better do as Mama says and buckle up. ShockleeLe Phantom***Ticket buyer data – name, email, and phone number – will be shared with Mandy’s management after the show**

Chiddy Bang

**All shows 21+—valid ID required** Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PMChiddy BangChidera Anamese, now known by his stage name Chiddy Bang, is an American rapper from Philadelphia, PA. Chiddy Bang’s original member makeup disbanded in 2012, when he and his partner released their first studio album, Breakfast. Since splitting from his producer, he has continued release music on his own. Baggage Claim, his second studio album, was released in 2015 and in 2022 he’ll be releasing his long awaited next project.


**All shows 21+—valid ID required** Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PM KNEECAPCondemned by politicians, beloved by fans, kicked out of their own gigs, and packing festival tents to overflow, Kneecap are a cultural phenomenon. Since they emerged from a squat in West Belfast (Ireland), Kneecap have created their own genre of Irish punk rap, melding the Irish and English language with electrifying energy, and spearheading a cultural revival. With shows and tracks that flip between satirical performance art and rampageous raves, meet Móglaí Bap, Mo Chara, and DJ Provaí. Crashing into the consciousness with the release of, C.E.A.R.T.A., a track and video inspired by a police chase while protesting for Irish language rights, they’ve proceeded to run rampage across small rooms and massive festivals in Ireland, the UK, and the US, leaving a bemused media and captivated followers in their wake. Heralded by the New York Times, the LA Times, Dazed, Vice, i-D, the Guardian, and others, Kneecap’s irreverent, complex, and potent lyrics speak to a time of political upheaval, youthful rebellion and discontent, and a renewed urge to party. Kneecap is a movement, one about upending preconceptions about language and place, and reimagining what rap can be as a creative and cultural force, rooted in community, craic, and defiance.

Substantial ~ EyeQ ~ Shinobi Stalin ~ Mental Advisory

**All shows 21+—valid ID required** Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PMSubstantialPrince George’s County, Maryland-born MC, producer, artist, and educator, Substantial, debuted in 2000 collaborating with the late Japanese producer, Nujabes, who later worked on the popular show Samurai Champloo. Legendary rapper and activist, Chuck D of Public Enemy referred to Substantial as “One of the great MCs of our time.” His soulful and introspective brand of Hip Hop music has received critical acclaim from, The Source Magazine, HipHopDX,, and His music videos have appeared on MTV, VH1, and BET and he is a two-time Hollywood Music in Nominee. Substantial has performed in nearly 20 countries and has collaborated with artists such as Kool Herc, L Universe better known as Verbal (M-Flo), Oddisee, Jeff Bernat, and more. Substantial has licensed music to major brands such as Ford Motor Company, Amazon, and UBER and also had his music featured in films and television shows such as Kevin Hart’s Laugh at My Pain, and the Daytime Emmy nominated show Tough Love. In 2021, Substantial was featured on an original song for PUBG Mobile’s short film The Growth and also Mobile Legends Bang Bang’s virtual group S.T.U.N.’s song and music video.EyeQEyeQ is an Orlando, FL based emcee, entrepreneur, event coordinator, content curator, and inspirational force of nature who consistently enraptures audiences around the US and internationally with his passionate live performances and powerful lyrics. Merging his wide assortment of musical influences and loves into one powerhouse performance EyeQ has developed his own national reputation as an esteemed hip-hop artist, winning awards and dominating main stages and after parties for some of the most important pop culture conventions in the United States. EyeQ co-curates the official soundtrack for CEO Gaming, one of the more prolific fighting game conventions in the US, and has actively worked to coordinate events for numerous conventions and organizations around the US most notably the Library of Congress. He is the founder of Bytes An Beats and a co-founding member of the Nerdy People of Color Collective, where he works with indie rap, gaming hip hop pioneer Mega Ran and WWE superstar Xavier Woods, as well as numerous other talented influencers, to advocate and create spaces for marginalized groups in nerd and geek spaces around the country.Shinobi StalinShinobi Stalin is a Beer Money UNLTD Emcee/Producer. The Bronx born, Orlando raised artist has been putting out critically acclaimed projects for many years. These include “Zombie Skool”, “Invisible Man”, “Scumbag Jazz Vol 1” (With Tek the Intern),  “Satsui No Hado” (With WordChemist), “Sun of Ozone”, and “11 Hours to Leicester” (With UK producer Traj P).  He is poised to drop a group project with Wordchemist and producer Tek the Intern called “Scumbag Beer Club”.Mental Advisory (R-SON the Voice of Reason and Dolio the Sleuth)An old dude with Philly attitude, rhyme skills & true school flavor adds 2 degrees in Criminal Justice & 40 years of comic book nerdery?   He puts a mic in his hands, links up with some of the dopest cats around & becomes R-SON the Voice of Reason!   An MC’s MC, delivering extraordinary wordplay & freestyle fire, alone, with Mental Advisory &the World’s Greatest bluegrass hip hop band, Gangstagrass!

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Pink Navel ~ Another Michael ~ Big Bill

**All shows 21+—valid ID required** Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PM Pink NavelPink Navel is a non binary rapper originally based out of the South Shore of MA, but has relocated to Maine to join Ruby Yacht at their headquarters. As a self proclaimed Nintendo and Disney collector, Navel’s music tends to blend the carefree cadence of cartoons with introspective lyrics on gender identity and mental health. Twitter: @pinknavelonline IG: @dotdev_ Another Michael IG @Anothermichaelofficial Twitter @anothermichaels Big Bill IG & Twitter @bigbillbeats

Schaffer the Darklord ~ Coolzey ~ Joe Jack Talcum

**All shows 21+—valid ID required** Doors: 6:30 PM Show: 7:30 PM Schaffer the DarklordSchaffer the Darklord (or STD) is a New York City-based rapper, drummer and comedian with material best-suited for nerdy and/or hedonistic audiences. With manic energy fueling a cartoonishly commanding stage presence, STD skewers such topics as substance abuse, sexual compulsion, urban anxiety and obsessive cat-enthusiasm. Imagine a Frankenstein-esque monster assembled from equal parts Bill Hicks, Adam Yauch, Joey Ramone and Prince, stitched together inside the shell of a maniacal heavy metal ex-patriot. STD has released nine albums and is a founding member of the touring nerdcore hip-hop collective known as the Four-Eyed Horsemen, along with MC Lars, Mega Ran and MC Frontalot. When he’s not on the road, he produces the NYC burlesque/wrestling hybrid event called “TasselMania.” STD continues to write, record and perform with great frequency and has no intention of stopping until his rock and roll lifestyle destroys him.CoolzeyGolden era hip-hop roots planted in black Iowa dirt and tempered by 90s alternative era rock influence yields a juxtaposition of the dark, horrific nature of life paired with a slapstick and comedic view of the world, allowing for a wide, unpredictable arsenal of material ranging from soul-spilling indie bedroom rock to wise-cracking battle rap and on to radio pop.Joe Jack TalcumJoe Jack Talcum (a/k/a Joe Genaro) is an American musician and songwriter who co-founded the Philadelphia-based punk rock band The Dead Milkmen. He has been performing with The Dead Milkmen since the early 1980s and has been performing solo acoustic shows since 2004 during which time The Dead Milkmen were on hiatus. Talcum’s songwriting and performing style is rooted in folk and punk music with an emphasis on punk while with The Dead Milkman and emphasis on folk music (or Americana) while solo. As a solo artist he has toured throughout the United States including in opening slots for the bands Pinback and The Presidents of the United States. He has also toured with nerd core hip hop artists Coolzey and The Bassturd, and low-fi singer songwriter Samuel Locke-Ward. His shows usually contain a mix of Dead Milkmen songs reconfigured for acoustic and his own songs.