Hip Hop / DJ
DJ Chonz Foundation launch Party with DJ Maseo, DJ Rectangle and more!
DJ Rasta Root, Cyberkid, The Reminders, 2MX2
1215 20th Street
Denver, CO, 80202
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
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1/3 of DE LA SOUL
DJ Rectangle is an American DJ/turntablist and multi platinum producer.
In 1993, DJ Rectangle won the US DMC Championship and the International DJ Search, sponsored by The Box Television, to become the official DJ for Def Jam recording artist Warren G. He then toured with Warren G on his Regulate tour, and continued to appear on various television shows including Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Jon Stewart Show, Late Night with David Letterman, MTV Spring Break, and London’s Top of the Pops, to name a few.
DJ Rectangle has also toured with other established artists, including R. Kelly, Heavy D, Montell Jordan, Monica, Bone Thugs n Harmony and Ice Cube. He has also performed with Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, The Lady of Rage, Foxy Brown, Tha Dogg Pound, The Luniz, Ron Isley, and many more.
He was one of the first DJs to integrate original freestyles from major recording artists into his own mixtapes and has released an extensive set of battle records used by many successive DJs to win DMC World Championships. His mixtapes have reached over 125 countries, including Russia, Italy, New Zealand, Japan, France, China, The United Arab Emirates, Australia, Spain, and Germany.
DJ Rectangle went on to become a Grammy Award nominated producer. He has produced records that have sold over 3 million copies, including releases by Eminem, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake, Dirt Nasty, Mala Rodríguez, and Xzibit. Additionally, he has produced tracks used on television shows such as E! True Hollywood Story, Saturday Night Live, and Super Bowl XLIII as well major motion pictures including 1996's Set It Off starring Jada Pinkett and Queen Latifah, 1997's Fakin' da Funk starring Pam Grier and Dante Basco, The Big Hit starring Mark Wahlberg, and 2005's Get Rich or Die Tryin' starring 50 Cent.
He attended San Diego State University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
DJ Rasta Root
The Reminders are a rare and remarkable musical duo seamlessly blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. The group consists of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black, a collective creative force that’s hard to beat. Big Samir weaves intricate rhythmic patterns with a bilingual French/English flow, displaying his street-smart credibility in both his lyrics and cool demeanor. This is beautifully complimented by Aja Black's confident delivery, diverse cadences, and unique vocal stylings. The two have an undeniable magical chemistry as they share more than lyrical abilities and stages; the couple shares a partnership in both music and life as Samir and Aja have been married for a decade.
Releasing their debut album 'Recollect' and their latest “Born Champions”, the Reminders have been recognized and applauded for their work internationally through concerts, tours, music awards, TV and radio appearances, and their incredible and dedicated fan base. Having shared the stage with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Nas, Mos Def, Big Boi, and touring with Ms. Lauryn Hill, the Reminders have established a firm place in today's ever-evolving music scene, garnering international acclaim while paving a path all their own. Beyond performances and appearances, the duo is constantly and actively engaged with community organizations, schools, and universities delivering workshops, talks, and specially catered performances.
More than a shade of the same color that we see time and time again, The Reminders transcend the bounds of what is expected. Their stage presence and high energy shows leave crowds in awe the world over, allowing the duo to uplift and entertain all at once. Their unique mashup of razor sharp rhymes; raw, soulful vocals; and reggae-tinged hip hop beats form the perfect backdrop for their relevant and inspiring themes, leaving a lasting impression on listeners with audiences always wanting more. The Reminders take their hip hop foundation and move it beyond genre, time, and space to create a global musical experience that is classic and speaks to all those willing to participate.
2MX2 is an Alternative/Moombahton Hip Hop group out of Colorado. They are well known for their modern renditions of traditional Latin music as well as their focus on political topics such as immigration, health, education reform, and other important matters of our times. The band consists of members Owen Trujillo who was born in Zacatecas Mexico, and Denver native, Juice ET Hugo. Both members are bilingual emcees with a passion for conscious lyrics. Although both emcees have had their own unique struggles, they are not afraid to share their experiences with their listeners. Owen Trujillo an “illegal immigrant” who came to the United States as a child to save his younger brothers life, often speaks about his struggle growing up in a society that fostered cultural shame. Although Hugo, a health advocate, and a cancer survivor was born a citizen of the United States, he also struggled with immigration issues when he was separated from his father due to immigration laws. This dynamic duo strives to inspire through their music by sharing their personal stories with the intention of empowering their audience to a rhythm that will make you dance.
$15.00 - $35.00
Come join us for an unforgettable night as the DJ Chonz Foundation kicks off with the best of hip-hop and old-school deejays from Brooklyn to Cali and Atlanta – as they support the launch of the foundation of Denver’s best, DJ Chonz. Held at Denver’s hottest music venue, Ophelia’s, the event will host over 500 anticipated attendees from Millennials to Gen-Xers with the best in hip-hop, food, and drink, as well as a silent auction.
HEADLINERS: Performances by DJ Chonz’ special guests DJ Maseo from De La Soul, DJ Rectangle, DJ Rasta Root, Cyberkid, The Reminders, 2mx2 and Emcee Supernatural will help celebrate an unforgettable night at Ophelia’s as we launch the DJ Chonz Foundation. This event will benefit the DJ Chonz Foundation as it distributes music scholarships and contributes to its local charity partners including Colorado’s SOS Youth on Record