Johnny Brenda's Presents
GrandeMarshall w/ Asher Roth & Special Guests
Pauly Sue, Nadus, Dutchboy, Rare MP3s
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
GrandeMarshall is Allen Iverson’s “Practice?” speech on wax: incisive, headstrong, and not here for your bullshit. From his teenage 800 and Mugga Man mixtapes to last winter’s My Brother’s Keeper LP, Grande has built a catalog of high-grade, highly personal Philadelphia rap music that answers to no one. RISK/REWARD is his latest statement piece, eight new tracks featuring likeminded Philly MCs (Tunji Ige, Pauly Sue) and producers (Noah Breakfast, HeavenInStereo) in the service of one singular, head-nodding vision. Trust the process.
Asher Roth is a suburban Philadelphia rapper whose career took off after he released his hit "I Love College", on which he, well, expressed his love for college.
Known for his tricky rhyme schemes and clever lyricism, the steady flowing Ash Roth has been a staple in the rap game since "I Love College" in 2009. Since then, the 2009 XXL Freshman Class member has collaborated with the likes of CeeLo Green, Keri Hilson, Akon, Meek Mill, Curren$y, B.o.B., Charles Hamilton, Consequence, Pac Div, Devin the Dude, Mac Miller, The Cool Kids, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Dom Kennedy, Smoke DZA, and Justin Bieber. He's also worked on full projects with producers Nottz and Don Cannon.
When it comes to Jersey club, Nadus is one of its most creative architects and steadfast ambassadors. Raised in the city of Newark, Nadus realized long ago that even though his hometown was once plagued with poverty and violence, it was also rich in a groundbreaking, hip-shaking culture that was meant to be shared with the world. Nadus avoids being pigeonholed into one genre by pulling influence from every corner of the world. It's this global state of mind that has allowed Nadus to share the stage with forward-thinking artists like Just Blaze, Rustie, and Nina Las Vegas, to name a few.
It seems like the autotune-crooner lane is especially crowded of late, but potentially prodigious talents always find a way to fight through all the noise. Recording artist-producer Dutchboy—born Ishmail Wells , 21 — born and raised in New Jersey, dove into the world of beat creation at 12 years old. He’s bringing a novel twist to a familiar sound.
Much of his persona remains in the dark. His musical experiments trace back seven years, yet his SoundCloud only stretches as far as last year. Save for a Complex premiere and close ties to the likes of Nova, Mulherin and in recent months, Omarion, his early success is owed to organically amassed streams. With a buzz brewing from notable melodics, the young artist’s has recently released his debut album When I’m Not Around , available on iTunes and Spotify.
$10.00 - $12.00
All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission