AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PM Sir E.U Washington D.C. emcee whose high-level lyricism and diverse beat selection transcends music genres. The raw genius that emanates from Sir E.U’s live shows is something one truly has to see to believe. “I’ve seen Sir E.U rap with a Helly Hansen jacket draped over his face. I’ve seen him rap supine on the sidewalk. I’ve seen him rap clutching three microphones in his hand, as if hoping to triple the size of his voice. I once saw him rap in a state of blinky delirium during the final moments of a 25-hour concert when he only ever stopped rhyming to drink water. These performance modes might sound like stunts, but in a cumulative sense, the D.C. rapper appears unable to stop himself from broadening the critic Kodwo Eshun’s beautiful idea of hip-hop as “omni-genre.” -Washington Post https://sireu.bandcamp.com Jah$tar The Northeast Philly avant-garde rapper is one of the most versatile artists in the city. Whether he’s rapping over production with intense 808s and cosmic melodies, or a traditional boom-bap beat, Jah$tar is always gonna body his verse. His dedication to remain fiercely independent as a musician represents a new generation of artists who are retaining ownership of their work and building truly authentic following. https://soundcloud.com/jahstarshi Airospace Airospace is a revolutionary artist, musician and photographer creating multidimensional raps for the people still living in the BPM of sensitivity. If their thought provoking lyrics and elevated, layered beats weren’t enough to bring catharsis – their vocal range is sure to invite the most hesitant and unlikely listener. Born and raised through the traumas of the trenches in Southeast DC, Airospace has made the most beautiful of their harsh reality with the medicine of honest expression. Bridging connections between anime, Japanese culture + HipHop, Airospace influenced the genre we know today as LoFi. https://open.spotify.com/artist/6gnWD8bGyUUn1H9j87F0B Fast Car Slow Car The Philly-based Electro-indie band has been on a musical tear this past year, captivating every DIY space, club, and venue graced with their presence. With the breakout album Phases Of Departure approaching its one year anniversary, Fast Car Slow Car plans world domination. https://fastcarslowcar.bandcamp.com Ren Cinema The Northeast Philly creative’s art is as eclectic as it is engaging. Whether it’s video editing, graphic design, acting, or rapping, Ren Cinema is going to find a way to connect with his audience. His 2022 release The MID Mixtape, which was made in a single day and featured over 30 local artists, is just one example of Ren’s pure creative and collaborative energy. https://soundcloud.com/ren-cinem Sounds for the night will be provided by CYB3R TONIN
AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PM LITFRANKhttps://www.instagram.com/litfrank/Ernie Waynehttps://www.instagram.com/erniewayne/?hl=en
AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PMMaxoWebsite | Instagram | Spotify | Apple Music | YouTubeSideshowhttps://ghettosoundz.bandcamp.com/lojiihttps://open.spotify.com/artist/2N2l2BR0KlnQrFnOn7ntEN
AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PMRicky Hilhttps://www.instagram.com/rickyhil/?hl=en NØTHIN MATTERShttps://soundcloud.com/n0thinmatters
AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets. Doors: 10:00 PM Show: 10:30 PMBilly WoodsNYC rapper billy woods and LA producer Kenny Segal are back with their first collaboration since 2019’s Hiding Places; their new album Maps drops May 5th on Backwoodz Studioz. At heart, Maps is a story of the road, and fittingly, in support of the project, Kenny and woods will be touring together for the first time.ShrapKnelCurly Castro and PremRock; a duo as dissimilar as they are made for each other. The two artists are a veritable study in contrasts and contradictions, Castro was born and raised in Brooklyn but lives in Philadelphia, PremRock grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania but has been in New York since ‘08. Castro’s militant wordplay, reggae-influences, and booming baritone somehow perfectly balance PremRock’s silver-tongued flows, literary allusions and deadpan humor. ShrapKnel is a Venn diagram of ill communications; Schooly D to Stromile Swift. Def Jux to Detlef Schremf. Students of Black Uhuru and Breeze Brewin, Baldwin and Bukowski. Steel sharpens steel and this blade is as sharp as it gets. It has been more than two years since ShrapKnel’s debut album, during which time the duo of Curly Castro and PremRock have individually released successful solo albums with Backwoodz Studioz. Fittingly, these two albums were nothing alike; Castro’s incendiary Little Robert Hutton is an high octane soundclash, a stark contrast to the knotty intimacy of PremRock’s Load Bearing Crow’s Feet. A new ShrapKnel album means a return to foundry and forge, the alchemy of turning two into one. Carbon and Iron make steel, rest assured, there will be no sophomore slump. Metal Lung is the evidence.https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/shrapknel-a-tribe-all-stressed-new-song-listen/
DJ PaulAcademy Award winner. Reality TV champion. Platinum Plaque earner. With a resume like this, it would appear that there is very little DJ Paul, the co-founder of legendary Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia, has left to accomplish in his illustrious career. Paul has collaborated with a plethora of A-List stars and emerging talent, including the likes of 2Chainz and Future, French Montana, Leikeli47, Lil Jon, ASAP Ferg, U.K. Grime artist Giggs and many more. Coming off of a five-times Platinum project with Drake’s Scorpion album in 2018, Paul continued a hot streak with a #1 Billboard appearance on Trippie Redd’s A Letter To You 4 project. His 2020 releases included collaborations with Yelawolf, Riff Raff, T-Pain, Oplus Seed of 6ix and more. In 2021, Paul collaborated once again with Yelawolf on the Slumafia album, bringing fans an exciting array of tracks. New collabs in 2022 include Young Buck, Krayzie Bone and more, as he is also enjoying success with his contributions to Eastern Europe’s bubbling Phonk Music scene.Kidd KiddKidd Kidd is a rap artist with a truly distinctive approach. Hailing from New Orleans, he came up with a sound that could be described as spontaneous and unique, often inspired by the greats of the old school, while also giving his flow a more modern spin. Kidd Kidd’s story is almost the quintessential “rags to riches” tale, as he was literally discovered while he was performing on the streets of New Orleans and eventually got signed by one of the biggest record labels in the rap gain: Young Money, founded by the iconic artist Lil Wayne. He later joined forces with his label mate, Gudda Gudda, to form “Squad Up.” The project lasted until 2004 when the group parted ways with the label. However, Kidd Kidd eventually rejoined the Young Money family back in 2008, working as a solo artist. He stayed on for a couple more years until he finally decided to move to the notorious G-Unit label, operated by 50 Cent. This was a massive move for him, which really allowed him to fine-tune his career path and reach an even broader audience. As he started to gain more experience and knowledge in the music industry, as well as build a much stronger following, Kidd Kidd decided that it was about time that he too started his own label. This led to him starting “Reallionaire Records,” also known as RLLNR Records.DJ SUNSUN is a Baltimore born DJ who has made a name for himself up and down the east coast and beyond. With a foundation in Hiphop and Club Music, Sun’s turntablist sets are generally a healthy mix of genres and eras that engage and captivate audiences in a unique way. From top rated night clubs, legendary venues, 5 star hotels and more, you can find Sun setting the vibes and holding down crowds across the country, working with musicians and artists in the studio and coming together with local organizations to facilitate and curate events, concerts and showcases. Since 2021 Sun has been mentioned by multiple publications as one of the best DJs in Baltimore and the DMV, and has received awards for this recognition and for DJ Battles he has participated in. Hit these links to check out DJ-SUN’s live mixes, original music and to follow him on his moves:4kmichaelBaltimore-based, Nigeria-born artist 4kMichael has his hands all over the creative process, existing as a “jack of all trades” as a recording artist.Armed with production, visuals, and an aesthetic that ranges from the traditional trap feel to a more psychedelic, dreamlike atmosphere, 4k is able to draw listeners into his life with ease. Once they’ve arrived, they witness a distinct sonic palate and stylistic taste that focus on how the tenet of resilience and the ability to breakthrough can help lead to any of the goals you desire. Therein lies the magic of 4K’s artistry.
**All shows 21+—valid ID required** Doors: 9:00 PM Show: 9:00 PM DJ AssaultDetroit’s own Booty Bass pioneer DJ Assault has had a large hand in bringing ghetto-tech, aka booty music, from the urban streets of Detroit to the suburban club circuit. The incorporation of electro beats with hardcore, sometimes pornographic lyrics, is what makes ghetto-house highly distinguishable from its other techno cousins. https://www.instagram.com/djassault1/ Phreakwency Born in St. Louis, and raised in South Florida, Phreakwency seeks to offer East Coast clubs an authentic blend of midwest and southern sonics. Determined to strike a chord in the city, he made his debut across FM airwaves on WKDU Philadelphia 91.7 FM as the host of Dog Daze Radio, highlighting Black music and DJs from across the city leading to a residency at North Philadelphia record store, label, and streaming facility, Great Circles, hosting the show, Constructive Interference. Under the banner of the Bass Down Low party, he’s one of three DJs bringing Black electronic music to the forefront of the Philadelphia scene. One thing remains at the core of Phreakwency’s sound: bass, bass, and more bass. Blending the sounds of percussive trax from Chicago, hazy lo-fi crunk samples from Memphis, and the 808 bass culture of Miami, he crafts a sonic experience rooted in the spirit of Sankofa; taking elements from the past that are good and bringing them into the present to make progress in the future. Playing everything from ghetto house to jungle, Phreakwency provides a dancefloor experience you won’t find anywhere else in Philadelphia.https://www.instagram.com/phreakwency/JEWELSSEAJEWELSSEA is a rising star in electronic music, known for her genre-blending and boundary-pushing performances. Hailing from South Philadelphia, the 23-year-old has already made a significant impact on the local scene, co-organizing the groundbreaking ALT + ESC rave series to revive Philly’s underground rave culture. JEWELSSEA’s talent as a DJ and producer has earned her coveted spots at major festivals such as Adult Swim and Making Time, where she’s provided direct support for Overmono, Jamie XX, Tierra Whack, Zack Fox, TisaKorean, F1LTHY, and DJ SWISHA. With a diverse musical palette that spans across genres, JEWELSSEA’s electrifying performances and prolific writing and producing have earned her a dedicated following of fans who eagerly anticipate her next move. With her unwavering commitment to her craft and unique artistic vision, JEWELSSEA is poised for even greater heights in her career as a trailblazing DJ, producer, and tastemaker.https://www.instagram.com/jewelssea/
**18+—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).https://open.spotify.com/artist/76SlrtEaq2oViRXulxjfuM TimaLikesMusicSuzanne SheerSixteen Jackies
**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.
**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. https://youtube.com/@MandaMurhead Www.instagram.com/mandamurhead https://www.tiktok.com/@msmandymaycheethamKeith ShockleeLe Phantom***Ticket buyer data – name, email, and phone number – will be shared with Mandy’s management after the show**