DJ Abilities, B. Dolan

DJ Abilities

B. Dolan

Cas One, Dope Knife, LTC, Zilla Rocca, Torito

Sat, May 6, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

DJ Abilities
DJ Abilities
Billy Freekin Dee. In the beginning… there were turntables on a hardwood floor. DJ'ing for the first six months was done on the ground with a case of beer. Eventually he got a table a mpc and better. With this betterness he was able to release 2 mixtapes, produce 4 full length albums, win 2 DMC's and play hundreds of shows. He is now combining all of these experiences together to create one performance that you can dance to or sit back and enjoy. or hate. Dj Abilities for 2011.
B. Dolan
B. Dolan
B. Dolan's latest record is the self-produced "KILL THE WOLF", a sweeping, powerful opus five years in the making. The album reinforces Dolan's status as a complex lyricist and introduces him as a ambitious, versatile producer, dedicated as ever to concept and vision over fleeting hip-hop trends.

This sophomore studio effort on STRANGE FAMOUS RECORDS / SPEECH DEVELOPMENT features a supporting cast of talent from a wide range of musical backgrounds, including AESOP ROCK, BUCK 65, ALIAS, CECIL OTTER (Doomtee), KATHLEEN STUBELEK (Circle Takes the Square), DS3K, BUDDY PEACE, and the late DAVID LAMB (Brown Bird) among others.

It would be easy for an album to go astray amidst such varying styles and contributors, but Dolan stays in firm command as an expert conductor, driving the album's layered and visionary sound. "KILL THE WOLF" sets out with a goal of demolishing the boundaries of what was previously thought possible in a B. Dolan record; bringing the best techniques from his catalogue into a new era of production value by fusing live guitars, analog synths, violins and upright bass with formidable vocals and intricate lyrics.

Five years after shaking the foundations of underground rap with his "Fallen House, Sunken CIty" LP, B. Dolan emerges from the earth, battle-tested, clear-eyed, and sharper than ever.

It's time to Kill the Wolf.
Cas One
Cas One
I sew together my monsters and make em look purty. It's hard to talk about yourself and not sound arrogant. It's hard to be a rapper and not look arrogant. I use an ego as a shield. Just like you. I just talk about it in my music. We can relate. I rap songs. I work slowly on projects. "I got more fans than the average man but still live check to check". I think about music 100% of the time but am a musician 25%. Listen to my songs. Hopefully you wont have to ask what they're about. I've put out an album called Liberation, Its gotten a lot of good reviews and one that wasn't all that great but not that bad.You should buy it and make me feel better about myself. I am working on The Monster and The Wishing Well with Eric Hunter being the producer. It's dark,ghostly but beautiful. I put a lot of passion into my music. I think it's worthless without. I tour from time to time, but not all of the time. I think you and I are a lot alike.
Dope Knife
Dope Knife
Dope Knife is a rapper/producer/illustrator and a founding member of the Savannah, GA hip hop collective "Dope Sandwich". Since his debut LP (2000 Yard Stare) he has released a slew of albums and EP's. A former multiple time Freestyle battle champion, he also took the helm as one of the main beat makers on Dope Sandwich releases... also, I ... I mean he, directs music videos, draws comic books and storyboards movies. He won 2015 Connect Savannah Rapper of the year.
LTC
LTC
Sleeps all day. Dwells all night. Probably why you don't know of him. LTC is an Emcee/Producer/Songwriter hailing from Levittown, PA repping Philadelphia.

Constantly reworking his sound, growing as a lyricist, and cutting his teeth since 2003, LTC embodies a style set apart from any other. The soft-spoken artist is currently working on a proper album release that will comprise of honest, in-depth personal trials, tribulations, and observations woven into a tapestry of original production and compositions. Don't be fooled by the reserved, and at times, bashful facade of this young man. LTC is a unique performer that stays in continuous motion provoked by vigorous and aggressive passion. LTC has shared stages with such renown artists as the late and great Eyedea & Ablilites, Sage Francis, Questlove of the Legendary Roots Crew, Gary Clark Jr., P.O.S. and Dessa of Rhymesayers and Doomtree fame, Mac Lethal, Astronautalis, Cage Kennylz, Yak Ballz, Reef the lost Cauze, Peedi Crakk, Lyrics Born, Kristoff Krane, Educated Consumers, Abstract Rude, and Busdriver as well as many of Philly's finest underground rising talents.
Zilla Rocca
Zilla Rocca
Zilla Rocca has pioneered a gravelly sub-genre of hip hop which he's termed “Noir-Hop.” He is both an emcee as well as a producer, influenced by the likes of Raymond Chandler, Tom Waits, David Lynch, Aesop Rock and Raekwon.

We also know that he's shared the stage with B.Dolan, Astronautilus, The Dopplegangaz, Rob Sonic, Milo, Elucid, Mr. MFN Exquire, Black Sheep, Nocando, K.Flay, Open Mike Eagle, Reef The Lost Cauze, and more.

Zilla has been featured in the Huffington Post, HipHopDX, Okayplayer, LA Weekly, Philly Weekly, Myspace Featured Artist of the Day, and more. He's performed in Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Oakland, Las Vegas, and beyond. He's no stranger to the highway,folks.

Our new intel says he's expanding his operation. Zilla Rocca and The Shadowboxers. That's what he's calling it. The Shadowboxers are a revolving collective. As far as we can tell, the collaborators are tailored to fit a certain aesthetic. They're planning something. He's pulled together a cast of players
that include Blurry Drones (producer of The Slow Twilight), Has-Lo, Floodwatch, Roc Marciano, Curly Castro and Geechi Suede (of Camp Lo) to concoct a product altogether different from Zilla's solo output. This stuff is forged in the violent South Philly crime scene. I've heard it being called “No Vacation For Murder”

Some sort of narrative. “No matter what your personal choices are towards revenge or mercy, the city doesn't care.”

I guess this guy thinks he's Aristotle. The phrase “Grit your teeth and think of Philadelphia” keeps coming up too. Mean anything to you all? Anyway, that's what we've got. Get out there and do your jobs.

Find this Zilla Rocca. Bring me his head!
Torito
Torito
Whether in his grungy basement studio or on the shoddy stage of a local watering hole, Torito provides a deluge of multisyllabic wit, absurdist imagery, personal musing, and societal reflection. It's a bit like observing a psychotherapy session in which the shrink foregoes the typical elevator music/Yanni/nature sounds playlist in favor of a carefully curated beat set, and the patient attempts to keep a partial grasp of reality, voices all of his thoughts in complex internal rhyme schemes, and wears a leather bull mask.
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/

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