Problem

Problem (11:30 PM)

Gizzle (11:00 PM)

Jevon (10:30 PM)

K-Mex (10:00 PM)

Tony2Real (9:30 PM)

Kasper (9:00 PM)

Fri, February 17, 2017

8:00 pm

$20.00-$30.00

This event is all ages

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Problem - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Problem
Problem was born in Germany, raised in Compton. He entered the industry writing a verse for a producer & friend Terrace Martin, for a song called "Be Thankful", featured on Snoop Dogg's compilation album "The Big Squeeze". The track garnered praise from notable artist such as Nas and Talib Kweli amongst others. Problem began recording records with various West Coast artists such as Daz, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, and DJ Quik. Problem's first big break was when Snoop Dogg heard a record which was also produced by Terrace Martin called "Neva Hafta To Wurry About That". He went on to write three records on Snoop Dogg's "Ego Trippin" LP. His breakout was when he was featured on E-40's "Function". Since that time Problem has worked with the various artists such as Jamie Foxx, Jim Jones, Game, Wiz Khalifa, Bobby Valentino, 9th Wonder,Chris Brown, Nipsey Hussle, Warren G, YG, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, Travis Barker, and John Legend among many others. Over his career Problem has dropped seven mixtapes, he was signed to Universal & has experienced success with the release of his party anthem "I'm Toe up". On February 13, 2013, Problem released a collaborative mixtape with Iamsu! titled Million Dollar Afro with guest appearances from Juvenile, Too Short and Omarion. On June 13, 2013, he released a mixtape titled The Separation with guest appearances from Wale, T.I., Snoop Dogg, Game, Chris Brown, Tank, Tyga and Wiz Khalifa among others.
Gizzle - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Jevon - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
K-Mex - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
K-Mex
In an industry overwhelmed with emcees pretending to be musicians and bubble-gum artists, true talent has become a rarity. Hip Hop has always been recognized as a creative outlet, capable of displaying the most passionate of expressions, however with the new wave of “unarmed rappers” with disappointing lyrical skill and content in addition to cookie cutter production and make believe affiliations, the game is on a serious decline.

Music finds serenity in the form of an “artist”. With the inability to be pigeon held as a Hip Hop or rap emcee, he simply makes dope music, period. The lyrically intense K-Mex was born into a rap scene divided between real Hip Hop and the commercial. Hailing from Guadalajara Mexico, Raised in NY and now residing in Los Angeles, K-Mex has been writing and putting tracks together in English and Spanish since his early teens, with major focus on his last few years of being a complete artist. He credits artist of all genres as his influencing forces and you can hear that through his sound and songwriting.

With his live band, K-Mex has performed all over the NY and Los Angeles music scene with impressive flair and passionate artistry. After releasing over a dozen mixtapes, his 2007 release of “What You See” is a coming of age tale, which shows the transition from a freestyle emcee to a songwriter. All music (not just Hip Hop) is about forward progression and between "What you See" to His 2009 Spanish collaboration album "El Clasico" to his following release of "The Prequel" in 2012. The current Los Angeles resident, has been one of the top growing artists in the LA area, gaining radio play for his popular single “Dying to see you”, leading to Major Label attention from Warner Music Group, Universal, and Capitol Records, and recently laying a track down for the LA Dodgers.

2015 has proven to be a milestone year for K-Mex as his fans anxiously awaited the recently released "Beautiful Anger" Album. This was also a heavy year of touring for K-Mex as he shared the stage with acts such as “Juicy J”, “BadFish”, “Warren G”, Rittz”, “Crooked I”, “Joell Ortiz” and many more. With a Brand new album, music video releases and FM radio play of his New single “Push It”, It is no doubt going to be a busy yr for the prolific MC.
Tony2Real - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Tony2Real
Born in Los Angeles, Tony Williams dreamed like any other child. He loved music, he loved basketball, and he even dreamed of becoming a pediatrician. At an early age, his family moved to the valley and at 15, feeling unwanted and alone, he ran away from his abusive family life. Apprehensively, he returned home. Even though he had 2 younger siblings, Ryan and Erin, Tony sought family connection with Los Angeles gang bangers. Fighting and manifesting trouble became his life. At 17 years old, he was kicked out of his home. Abandoned, he experienced homelessness and dark depression.



Nevertheless, the dreamer Tony received a basketball scholarship from the University of Washington Huskies. However, not having the proper guidance and not understanding the importance of a scholarship, he didn’t pursue it.



In the streets, Tony had a reputation for passionately expressing himself and helping his peers see from a new perspective. Word in the hood about him was “that nigga’s too real”. He decided to keep the nickname and “Tony2real” was born.



Tony’s genuine love and concern for his younger brother, Ryan, helped balance him and he eventually chose to step away from the gang environment and became a licensed barber. As his skills superseded others and his barbering gift exposed his creativity, his love for rap flourished after listening to Snoop Dogg’s smooth flow on the “Doggy Style” album.

It was a basketball tournament hosted at Jamie Foxx’s house, where Tony sat beating on a table that Jamie asked, “What are you doing?” Tony responded, “Rapping.” Jamie immediately walked Tony into his home studio and said, “Rap.” Tony rapped a few lines but didn’t have enough material. That’s when Jamie told him to ALWAYS BE READY. This advice lit his rap flame.



With the help and support of his brother, Ryan “OneTruth”, Tony began writing raps, producing videos, and they created T$M (Ten Step Mafia). The “T” represents ten toes down for you and yours (holding your own ground) and 10 steps ahead of the game (of life), the “$” is for stacking and stepping. The acronym for Mafia meaning: Money And Family Influencing All.



When they began, Tony didn’t know anything about music production. Driven by ambition and determination, this self-taught man purchased equipment and learned how to create beats, use the mics, write lyrics, shoot videos and edit them. Was it easy? No. Did he fall? Yes. But with each new song he knows that he can only fall forward. It’s all a lesson.



Now Tony realizes life is not about gangs, red or blue colors. It’s not about separation but about coming together. It’s about creating a loving family and having the financial means to take care of them. Tony desires to uplift and inspire everyone who crosses his path. He knows his purpose is to help others and for this knowing he is eternally grateful.
Kasper - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Rebel Music is an underground rap label out of the Jersey Shore. Originally formed by Kasper aka Dylan Veit, to start his rap career. Since then, they've tagged on Conic aka Alex Skola and DJ Crochet aka Joey Crochet and they're taking the scene by storm.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

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