Hypnautic and King Tef
Johny Rocketz, Slo Pain, TME
3263 South Broadway
Englewood, CO, 80113-2425
Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM (event ends at 11:59 pm)
This event is 16 and over
Some might know Hypnautic from his most recent accomplishments, Winner of the 2010 westword Best Hip-Hop emcee, Denver State Of Mind remix that has been featured in rotation on Denver's local KS 107.5 radio, from his sell out shows at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, housing over 3,000 fans for Halloween Bash 2009 and to ring in the New Year for 2010, or furthermore packing out the Gothic Theatre to almost full capacity of over 950 people and headlining the worlds largest 4/20 rally with over 20k heads. He simply attributes his success to hard work, great team (Top Fliteemp), good business and refreshing music.
Before the sold out shows, being featured on TV and radio, and opening up for seasoned artists such as Goodie Mob, Yuckmouth, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Pall Wall, Kris Kaliko and many others, Brian Godeaux, more commonly known to the public as Hypnautic, was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. This is known to many who listen to the words he preaches as his pride and community loyalty is no secret. He has been an inspiration from the beginning, drawing people to him at a young age, even before the true dawning of his artistic ability. Attentive listeners have heard his story and have been inspired from an early age by his free spirited flows at house parties to passionate masterpieces influenced by tragedy. Two days before Hypnautic's high school graduation, his life was suddenly changed with the news of his closest childhood friend's sudden death during a tragic round of Russian Roulette. This devastation and many other close personal losses that followed in a domino effect inspired his transformation from a seemingly negative influence to his peers, to use his talent to be a positive influence, giving those around him, also struck by these losses, a beacon of hope. He did what he'd done his whole life, but on a new platform, he lead his friends and audiences to the realization that they will survive, they can get through anything and God gave us all a reason, it's just about finding ours. more info go to www.hypnautic303.com
Tef is a Hip Hop artist representing the T.O.P. Flite Empire out of Colorado. He started playing sports and joined the entertainment industry at the age of 5; However due to a life threatening illness, Tef was hospitalized and unable to perform or play sports for a moment in his life. Using his unfortunate illness as motivation, he bounced back instantly and started perfecting his craft. He went on to win high school talent shows, other local talent shows, championships, sports awards and performed at an array of local events around Colorado.
After his brothers passing in 2002, Tef decided to take up rapping in 2004 which was originally his brother’s hobby. He started to make music with a small bunch of friends he grew up with and they created the “Warzone”. After a long stint as a group artist, Tef then decided to expand to a solo artist. After receiving good feedback from a demo disc he created, Tef decided to produce his demo. However, since he believed that education came first, Tef worked around his school schedule to create his first product by the time he graduated from Colorado College in ’06.
In the summer of ’06 Tef released his debut demo, Playa 101: Class is in Session. The album showcased his talent not only as a superb lyricist, but also proved that a new sound in hip hop was emerging. With his creative metaphors and confident persona, Tef received a great response to his debut demo. Then following that up with what he calls his debut album: Hip Hop A.D. (Hip Hop After Death)- The Rise 2 Power. Tef then independently distributed and promoted this album. From that point Tef along with his hype man/ business partner (Marcus Cox) and artist/business partner Hypnautic, created the T.O.P. Flite Empire which is an independent record lable based out of Denver CO. T.O.P. Flite has since then expanded with other artist and super producer Johny Rocketz to create an entertainment juggernaut in the Midwest region. T.O.P. Flite has released 3 strong albums including King Tef’s “Tha K.I.N.G”, Hypnautic’s “Purple Rain”, and Johny Rocketz’ “The Young James Dean”. These albums and artists have taken Colorado’s Hip Hop music scene to the next level with sold out performances on the local level at all the main performance venues in the state. In conclusion, with the looks the ladies love, the skills to pay the bills, humble personality, and the determination to succeed, the rise to power has begun, King Tef and Top Flite are the future of the music industry!!!!
Credits: Performed alongside the likes of the Tech9, Cash Money, Bone thugs and harmony, Ying Yang Twins, Lil Scrappy, Paul Wall, E-40, Goodie Mob, Jayo Felony, Baby Bash, Hector El Father. Multiple time talent show winner, endorsed by CBP clothing, endorsed by Nude Vodka, endorsed by Paco Chicano tequila, modeled for UCCS, performed at Denver coliseum, The Ogden, the Fillmore, the Aggie theater, Marquis Theater, Summit Music Hall, The Fox Theater, Rip the runway at Blue Ice, Bluebird, The Gothic, Palladium Night Club, Club Tabu, Vinyl, Herman’s Hideaway, The Black Sheep, Club Deep, Fashion with a Passion at The Loft Night Club, Club Grenade, Brunos Saloon, Bleu 32, Soul Mechanics, Colorado College, Johnson & Wells, Burnlounge featured artist at Club Shelter, and winner of the 2004 Hip Hop Summit in Colorado.
Influences: Parents Walter & Barbara Garris, Brother Yahonne Garris (1975-2002), Tupac, Ludacris, Andre 3000, MJ, L.L. Cool J, T.I., Stevie Wonder, Usher, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Marvin Gaye, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Will Smith, Eminem, and Denzel Washington
A part of a new wave of music dynamos, Johny Rocketz is a one-man body of musical genius. Being an artist is not all it takes these days to be noticed in an ever so competitive world. Having the ability to be a rapper or a singer seems to have become more of a commonality these days. Digital music trends and tools have put music production in the fore front of almost everyone's home. With music’s modern day advancements it gives everyone the tools to make it happen, but to stand out is where a young Johny Rocketz breaks away as the first triple threat phenomenon to be unveiled.
As a classically trained singer, a completely well rounded producer , and of course with his rap ability. These three attributes are just breaking the surface of what this musical virtuoso entails. Johny was introduced to music at Hines Middle School in Newport News Virginia, where he learned the Viola in the School Orchestra. After learning and understanding music Johny learned he had a knack for playing most instruments by ear. Later in school he mastered his voice and received professional vocal training. Around the same time his brother introduced digital music production to him where he quickly caught on and was the only student in high school with his own CD. He did his own rap features and sang hooks to compliment his original production.
Now Johny has Launched Metro Area Music, a super producer team and studio facility based out of Colorado where music is created and is available to any one with an internet connection.
Performances include; Gothic theater, Fillmore, Wells Fargo theater, Casselmans, Virginia House of Comedy, D.M.R.C, Marquise Theater, Black Sheep, Jet Hotel, Club Alibi, Suite 200, Toad Tavern, Herman’s Hideaway, Stars Underground, Rock star Lounge, Civic Center Park, Marriot DTC, Hyatt DTC, Club Wish, Summer Jam, Jacksons Tavern W.Y., Keystone Event Center, Casper W.Y. Event Center, Three20South, Azlan theater, Sutra Night Club, Paramount Theater, Fox 31, 100 Octane, Red & Jerry’s, Wicked Garden night club, Summit Music Hall, Bruno’s Saloon, AF Rays, Beta Night club, GI Jodie’s, and more.
Troll, also known as SLO PAIN, started rapping in a jail cell in 2002.
With nothing to do but read books or write songs he developed a taste of rhymes similar to what he listened to while growing up. Troll thrives on music! Some of his most inspiring artists are Ice Cube, ICP, Tech n9ne, twisted, Sugar Free and even old school Easy E, 2pac and Brotha Lynch. When he got out of jail he went straight to a halfway house. While in the halfway house he would go to school and use the computers to look up other local rappers on Myspace and found the scene that best suits his genre. The Horror Core scene in Denver has a lot of underground talent and a huge fan base, but it was hard for Troll to adapt with such a large amount of underground rappers. Fans wouldn't listen to just anybody. That's when he started changing his style so he could gain a fan base and start making his name and record label (Slo Pain Reckordz) more known in the state of Colorado.
Troll calls his style of music Dark rap or murder music.
Dark rap is a compilation of several different styles of rap, such as Horror Core, Hip Hop, Gangster Rap and even Club rap. After a year and a half of promoting his name and his style of music he gained a fan base. As his fan base grew he booked more and more openings for shows. Troll has opened for many artists, such as Esham, Any Body Killa, Black Pegasus, Liquid Assassin Scum and more. He has also played at the Gathering Of Juggalo's 2008. Troll is known for his very hype and energetic stage performance and for the ability to get the crowd motivated to the point where the venue shacks and walls crack. He is also known to open and close the show all in one set due to draining the energy from his fans.
Troll now has 2 other artists on his record label, several different lines of merchandise, one CD produced and another CD about to drop in mid 2009 titled "HIGHWAY EIGHTY SICKS"! The new CD HIGHWAY EIGHTY SICKS is going to blow the doors off the hinges and knock any other CD off the shelf with its new flavor and fresh collabs with Colorado's sickest and biggest names in the game. Troll is currently seeking out-of-state shows that will get him promotions and more Colorado opening slots with bigger named artists. For more info on Troll or Slo Pain Reckordz please visit the myspace links listed below. For booking info please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
T.M.E is an acronym for many things… Time & Money Entertainment, Timelessly Motivated Entertainment, Taking Money Easy, Typical Monsters, Timeless Motivation, and more… T.M.E is a Hip Hop group out of North Denver, which is fresh to the scene, but one that does not lack talent. Its members consist of, Killu Silla, Big Beazy, Onit, and Saint Joe. T.M.E has been hitting the local scene hard, and has built itself a reputation of one of the hardest working groups in Denver. No looking back, as they focus on what’s to come. T.M.E is a group rooted in the people. Everything they do is done with the people in mind. From giving back to the community to releasing their first mixtape, “Riding High Vol 1”, free to all, T.M.E has proven time and time again, you are nothing without the people who support you. Right now, T.M.E is working on several projects. Upcoming will be a series of new mixtapes, among them is "Tampered Mindz Everywhere", followed by the "Mortuary Mixtape", "Typical Monsters" and "Thinning Out The Heard" the collaborated solo projects of Beazy and Silla, and a solo project by Saint. T.M.E is constantly grinding and is featured on several other projects locally. Keep an ear out for T.M.E, as they are the next big thing to hit the Denver Hip Hop scene…Big ups and much LOVE!!! T…M…E!!!!
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