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Sounds Like: Moka Only, Jurassic 5, Slum Village, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul
Label: Independent, Nasty Habits Entertainment
Bio: Elekwent Folk is a hip hop group consisting of emcee/producers A-Ro, AstroLogical, Free-D-ohm, and Slippery Elm. All four members were born and raised in Vancouver, and met in high-school where they would spend lunch hour freestyling. As Slippery began to develop a deeper interest in writing, and... See Full BioMore Info
Join us Friday, December 21 when the Waldorf and Glory Days present Main Attrakionz at RVPTUR3, a series of limited edition club events. With DJs my!gay!!husband!, Rico Uno, Cherchez La Femme and the Chapel Sound DJs Silence, A-Ro, Nick Wisdom and Dream Dior Brought to you by hustlers: Glory Days Cherchez La Femme Vancouver's Very Own $12 presale tickets / $15 at the door Purchase advance tickets here: http://main-attrakionz.eventbrite.com/ Or in stores at Beatstreet, Highlife, Red Cat and Zulu.
Blueprint LIVE & Soulgood present.. Delicious Vinyl presents Bizarre Ride II THE PHARCYDE Live (L.A.) Bizarre Ride II - THE PHARCYDE - LIVE featuring Fatlip, Slimkid3 (Formerly of the Pharcyde), J. Sw!ft, L.A. Jay & Special guests The band will be playing The Bizarre Ride ll Cd live from start to finish including the skits for their 20th Anniversary. SUNDAY/NOVEMBER 18th 2012 at VENUE Nightclub 881 Granville St. 19+ only DOORS at 9PM - SHOW at 10:30PM Tickets available online at Blueprintevents.ca NOW: http://www.blueprintevents.ca/events/71839/615/THE-PHARCYDE-%28Live%29---performing-Bizarre-Ride-II-----VENUE-Venue-Nightclub.html AND AT Beat Street Records 439 W Hastings (604) 683-3344 Zulu Records 1972 West 4th Ave (604) 738-3232 Dipt 819 Hornby St (604) 669-9990 Eastside Urban Wear 4700 Kingsway Burnaby (604) 451-3310 Perhaps the best way to describe this iconic hip hop group’s journey was summed up by their first album title “Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde.” In a way, it’s everything you need to know about them – A unification of dynamic personalities, equally complex, unique and vibrant, taken on a strange musical journey that became forever inducted into hip hop history. In the early 90’s, when gangsta’ rap consumed the airwaves, and the majority of West Coast rappers strapped on their Locs, Chuck Taylor’s & Ben Davis’, The Pharcyde decidedly maintained a willfully weird vision. Opting to stay true to themselves with their left field but still South-Central sensibility, rap had seen few groups so self-deprecating and so smart, a group of visionary rappers adroitly able to split the difference between helium-voiced and hard-core. Listening to “Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde” two full decades after its release, its sense of timeliness is unmistakable. Every song on the album inverts a hoary hip-hop cliché. With classics like “Oh Shit,” “Otha Fish”, “Ya’ Mama,” and hit single, “Passing Me By,” it is not surprising that it shipped over a million units, garnered comparisons to De La Soul and Tribe Called Quest, and everyone from Pitchfork Media to The Source has hailed it as one of the greatest albums ever made. Speaking on the passage of time, their second release “LabCabInCalifornia” has revealed exactly how far-reaching The Pharcyde’s vision was. From enlisting a young and then unknown James Yancey aka J DILLA to produce beats, the classic “Runnin” to collaborating with director Spike Jonze (“Being John Malkovich” “Adaptation”) on the video for “Drop,” it has consistently reinforced their steadfast refusal to tread familiar artistic grounds. Today, The Pharcyde is still performing and touring the globe. They continue to hone their individual abilities yet carry on the name & legacy in its original fashion. They still seduce their audience with the same boyish charm that founded them at the beginning. Now, it’s combined with the knowledge that has been bestowed upon them as men who have taken on, and rose to the challenge of the rap game. The end result of all this hard work is a band that’s still influencing the hip hop artists and sounds crowding our radio waves today and will continue to for many years to come. Keep it locked right here to stay updated on The CYDE! http://www.blueprintevents.ca/ MAKE SURE to Become a fan on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/blueprintevents https://www.facebook.com/VENUElive Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/blueprintevents http://www.twitter.com/VENUElive
Vancouver's Very Own & Republic present... PAC DIVISION (Los Angeles) SIR MICHAEL ROCKS (Chicago) With Special Performance by A-Ro (Elekwent Folk) & Ill Tone Alongside DJs J-Fresh, Seko, Unit & Shakespeare California trio Like, Mibbs, and BeYoung came together in high school to form Pacific Division. The group has crafted an original timeless sound that is influenced by the golden era of hip hop. Pac Div's mixtapes and releases (Pac Div EP & The Div LP) simply affirms that good music is timeless while their live show is, well, live Sir Michael Rocks is best known as one half of the rap due The Cool Kids along side Chuck Inglish. While The Cool Kids are on hiatus, Mikey has focused on his solo career and signed to Currency’s Jet Life Records. He has dropped 4 solo mixtapes over the past couple of years. 2011’s The Rocks Report and Premier Politics, and 2012’s Premier Politics 1.5 and most recently Lap Of Lux. www.itspacdiv.com www.sirmichaelrocks.com Tuesday October 9th – 9:00PM-3:00AM at Best of Both Worlds Tuesdays Republic Nightclub – 958 Granville St Advance tickets on sale in stores soon… Online at http://www.ticketzone.com/wafform.aspx?_act=eventview&_pky=138516 Twitter: @RepublicYVR @itspacdiv @sirmichaelrocks @VVO4Life @jfresh604 @djseko @deejayunit @DJGRatt @KimberlyFraatz @Donnelly_Group
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