Smash Magazine Presents
ABK's Underground Summer Jam Tour
DJ Clay, Gritty, War Paint, Donnie Menace, Ekoh, N E Last Words
1215 South Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89104
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
ABK, born James Lowery, was raised on the eastside of Detroit with an upbringing surrounded by his Native American culture. Being the son of a preacher, he got the advantage of always sitting up front, right next to the piano in church. It was there he began his love and passion for music. To hear the music from the piano, and the voices from the choir sending such strong messages, gave him such a feeling, that feeling gave him inspiration.
He started making music as a young child with anything he could find to make instruments. He participated in Native American schools and in POW–wow competitions. His techniques in traditional and fancy dancing gave him a rhythm to express feeling threw his music and began writing his own songs at 13 years old. By the age of 15, all the kids in the neighborhood were paying $2- $4, to watch him perform "live" in his garage. When they kept coming back for more, he took it to the streets and began starting a name for himself. In 1995 came Krazy Klan, a group formed by himself as Jaymo, and his childhood friend Lavel as J-ho. In that year they released their first album titled "Fustrationz", then releasing their second album titled "develop MENTAL", in 1999. During this time they were doing shows at local hot spots and underground basement parties. In the year 2000, the Krazy Klan broke up and ABK went solo, changing his name to Native Funk, and released his first solo album titled "Rain from the Sun".
After the album, ABK was introduced to Blaze and became his partner in crime, changing his name to Anybody Killa, who we all know today as ABK! In 2001 he began touring the country with Blaze as the opening act for I.C.P and Twiztid. ABK was getting such a huge response from the crowd; Psychopathic Records signed him to their label as a solo artist.
DJ Clay is the newest edition to the Psychopathic family, beginning his rise on the Hatchet with ICP on their Tempest tour, now Clay participates in most of the goings on at Psychopathic Records and the new branch-off label "Hatchet House". He now works on 3 exclusive mixtapes a year in his self-created series "Let 'Em Bleed."
What is there really to say ... peep the tracks and you decide what to think ...
War Paint emerges from the slum's of the gritty Las Vegas valley with a brand of underground rap that truly reflects on their rebel roots.. Influenced heavily by marijuana, politics, underground music, and the raw sounds of truth and freedom, these warriors seek to shine light on the ever growing darkness that infects our culture. A Movement in its own, War Paint is well on their way to becoming a voice and force to be heard in the underground.
Donnie isn't for everybody and he doesn't give a shit. He makes hardcore ,morbid, violent, brutally honest yet humorously witty rap music for the person who likes to hear something different than the monotonous music constantly being force fed to the average consumer through the radio and TV."
EKOH comes hailing out of Las Vegas, NV where the last thing the city is known for is a hip hop scene. "Nobody has put vegas on the map, thats what im trying to do without conforming to what mainstream tells people to listen to". Boasting heartfelt, true emotional lyrics, along with hard-hitting vicious raps and intricate beats, Ekoh has something that hip hop music hasn't seen in a long time, TRUE PASSION FOR THE ART AND MEANING OF HIP HOP MUSIC. "It's not all about how much money you make and how many bitches you can get.... How is it real to write about that when half the rappers out there dont have a dollar to their name and have been with the same girl for years (or can't pull one at all)? My music is about embracing REAL LIFE, the struggle, the good times, the frustration, the anger, the heartache. It's all real because its all true. I have felt and experienced it all" At only 21 years old, this groundbreaking MC is destined to make his mark in hip hop music. One listen and it is impossible to deny his lyrical skills. And after paying attention to the lyrics, its impossible to deny his ability to put feelings and emotions into words. We have only seen the beginning of what will be the next big thing in Las Vegas, his name is EKOH.
N E Last Words
A mix of vegas natives wanting to make a statement in the las vegas scene with a mixture of genres which consists of the The Jones brothers, JO JO blast, Axe, Jamie Jackson, JT davidson, and John aka Block beat Toth all who have ben in the vegas scene for years mixing it with bands such as GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION,SFT,AGE OF REASON,LAST RITES, now have decided to come as one to form NE last words just newly formed and working on a EP to get the the new world order out SILENCE is BETRAYAL is imperative in the day and age people get ready for the new sound !!!