*SPECIAL GUEST HEADLINER*
Gift of Gab (Blackalicious)
J*Ras of SouLifted
Landon Wordswell w/ Tim Hoke
Four of the North West’s freshest up & coming emcees are hitting the road together to bring their high energy live show from Washington to California. J*Ras of SouLifted, Task1ne,
Landon Wordswell, & the Cali Kidd bring four unique styles into one diverse and
highly entertaining live show.
J*Ras of SouLifted:
California’s next emerging reggae/hip hop artist J*Ras of SouLifted has been building up momentum on the National tour scene spreading his conscious blend of modern roots reggae, classic hip hop, & high energy dancehall to festivals, clubs, & events throughout the US. J*Ras has been perfecting his live show for over 13 years, and since 2008 he has consistently performed or hosted at over 60 events a year including Vans Warped Tour, NW World Reggae Festival, Lake Tahoe Reggae Festival, & many more! J*Ras is known for his high energy live show and postive vibes that captivate any audience. The voice of today for the people of tomorrow!
Eugene, OR resident by way of Illinois and St. Louis, Anthony "Youngs" Short aka Landon Wordswell’s official introduction to hip hop came by way of the Black Star classic cut “Re:Definition”. Along with the likes of Rakim and C.L. Smooth, the record laid the foundation for the budding rhymeslinger’s throwback approach to art to emceeing. Now, having already forming an international touring career, Landon has a seasoned performance tied together with an uncanny ability to relay his message to crowds favoring any genre of music. New to the west coast, Landon is looking to expand his fan base and message along the coast whilst collaborating with a few local partners!
Sacramento Area Music Award Winner for best emcee of 2012, Task1ne is known for his hype freestyles, witty lyrics, love for anime/superheroes, and an overall excitement for music that shines through his stage presence. When TASK1ne steps on the stage, he brings a crowd out of a boring haze to life with his energetic flow and complex rhyme patterns. With three albums under his belt and multiple tours, Task1ne is just getting started! Task Facts: Two wrongs don't make a right. Unless you're TASK1ne. Then two wrongs make a roundhouse kick to the face. When Arnold says the line "I'll be back" in the first Terminator movie it is implied that he is going to ask TASK1ne for help.
Cali Kidd is a Hip-Hop artist from Yuba City, CA known for fierce lyrics, creative delivery, and an exceptional live performance. He began writing lyrics at the age of 14 and released his first 15 track album at age 16. In 2010 Cali kidd joined forces with Nor Cal super group and Pacific Reggae pioneers Mystic Roots. He has toured with them full time for 3 years as Tour Manager and Emcee where he was blessed to play prestigious venues and festivals such as Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in Northern California. Cali Kidd is currently touring to promote the release of his third album entitled "Chasing Dreams".