Asylum Hill Artists Celebration 7:00 PM Spoken Word Performances by Self Suffice & Olusayna Bey Artspace Gallery 555 Asylum Avenue Follow link for more info https://www.facebook.com/events/978591655515030/
"Can A Song Change the World? Stories of Musical Activism." Dinner 5:30 / Panel 7pm.
21+ $7 A group of touring West Coast Hip Hop acts combines with CT's finest. Hosted by the brilliant Joey Batts. Dj Mo Niklz on the tables all night Self Suffice- CT, Positive, spiritual hip hop repping in his home town. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTXuh3ehQTg Awol One Awol One of the Shapeshifters has been instrumental in the indie scene of LA since the inception of his group with 2mex and Existereo, The Shapeshifters. He is also an accomplished author, artist and graphic designer who runs his Brainheart Company out of Ponoma. He has performed with Eminem, Sublime, Atmosphere, Barrington Levy and made music with legends like Krs One, Xzibit, B Real and indie stalwarts like Slug and Aesop Rock. Hes toured Europe, Canada and the US extensively for nearly 2 decades as a solo artist & with group projects and continues to release critically acclaimed, groundbreaking work in a variety of fields. www.awolonemusic.com www.fakefourinc.com/artist/awol-one Owl Hours album http://fakefour.bandcamp.com/album/owl-hours Gel Roc A Southern California native, Gel Roc is an emcee primarily known for his abrasive lyrics along side his EX2 (E Times Two) cohorts. A veteran street artist, Gel’s roots stem from b-boy, graffiti, and hip hop culture of the 80’s & 90’s. In 2006, he released his first solo album titled, “Laws & Flaws” and in 2010, Gel Roc and Mascaria released an avant garde named, “The Void”. Gel Roc also collaborated with Escape & DJ Drez on solo album “Beautiful Tragedy” in 2011. Gel has also performed with KRS-One, Mass Men, Awol One, Abstract Rude, Freestyle Fellowship, 2Mex, Xololanxinxo, Orko Elohiem, The Shape Shifters, Alien Nation, Massive, Daddy Kev, DJ Hive, Deeskee, Psycho Realm, L*Roneous, Global Phlotations, Escape Artists, Ellay Khule and Riddlore of Project Blowed, Tree Dusk Muir, Roach The DJ, Joe Dub & Megabusive. http://www.alphapuprecords.com/artistpage.php?ArtistID=53 gelroc.abolanorecords.com Cloaks (Awol One & Gel Roc) Rule By Secrecy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95yCIn52u6Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player Invisibility https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjiQ8jhq384&feature=youtube_gdata_player MINE+US mine+US (prounounced ‘minus’) hails from a small Petri dish of a town in the neo-conservative state of Arizona. Like most american born kids he spent most of his time as a child listening to crappy pop tunes and being a good little consumer. Though as mine+us grew older he began to develop a secret distaste for society and its oppressors. This disgust grew into hatred for authoritative teachers and fake friendly smiles. mine+US is promoting his latest album with DJ Hoppa 'Everything is A-OK'. Record Label http://brokencomplex.com/artists/mineus/ “Detox” video -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkdeftPRMYY “Everything Is A-OK” video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8SP17PUCkc ERASERFASE Eraserfase is a Los Angeles based producer/emcee that is currently promoting his debut full-length “Obseletism”. In the last year he toured with artists such as Del The Funky Homosapien, and Awol One. With a captivating live show, Eraserfase showcases supreme live production techniques with laid back grooves that blend into his quick and intricate rhyme patterns. http://www.eraserfase.com/ https://soundcloud.com/eraserfase “Obsoletism Album Trailer” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzw-rgD4MLE
Sounds Like: Mos Def Official, J. Cole, Bob Marley, Common, KRS-One
Bio: The Rapoet appears (performances, lectures, and workshops) at venues ranging from cafes to colleges, receiving praise from poets like Alice Walker and MCs like Talib Kweli. Recently, he performed at Yale University, hosted the Hartford Hip-Hop Festival with Rock Steady's Crazy Legs, rocked the In...See Full Bio