SilaS Album Release Party
Aha Gazelle, DevMaccc, Vitamin Cea, Judson Wright
622 Duling Ave
Jackson, MS, 39216
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is minors under 18 with parent or legal guardian
Rising artist, SilaS is putting his hometown of Jackson, Miss. on the map with a powerful, urgent single that’s become a viral sensation since its release this past November. Inspired by the Nickelodeon kids’ show of the same name, “Gullah Gullah Island” is decisively entertaining, but equally significant to the issues of police brutality, racism, and oppression that plague our country.
To date, the tune is quick approaching a million plays across various platforms, and it’s even become a global phenomenon. As you can see here, it’s sparked new dance trend in African, amassing well over 22 million plays via Facebook. Back in the States, it’s gained SilaS national and local attention, with central Mississippi’s WAPT reporting on the artist’s ascent.
Above all the attention, though, “the most important thing is that the issue’s being talked about,” SilaS told WAPT. And today, that issue is brought to the forefront as the “Gullah Gullah Island” video has finally arrived.
Directed by the Dark Brothers, the video highlights the social commentary heard within the track by bringing it front and center. That’s clear from the jump, as we see the rapper portraying a young man slain by a police officer who mistook his phone for a handgun. But is it all a dream? Maybe so, but the reality of the situation hits immediately as SilaS gears up for his day amid voiceovers from news anchors discussing the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, and those lost in the Charlestown, S.C. massacre.
It’s a harrowing, albeit hopeful, outlook from the Jackson native. And it seems like he’s only just getting started. “Gullah Gullah Island” is off SilaS’ new project, The Day I Died, which dropped Feb. 16, and is amiable for free download, courtesy of AudioMack.
Mississippi-bred music artist Judson Wright has played in genres from Jazz to Rock to Soul to Hip Hop. His genre adventures have led him down deep paths of musical discovery that has sparked the attention of great blogs and tastemakers like Earmilk. Raised in Madison, Mississippi, Judson knew he had creative potential; but it wasn’t until he learned to solo on his high school saxophone that he realized music was his mission. He had a second awakening once he discovered Kid Cudi and Kanye West. Now, with an accomplished repertoire of musicality and styles, Judson is crafting his blend of Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, and Rock.
$10.00 - $20.00
Tickets are $10 advance until 11/21/2018, $15 between 11/21/2018 and 12/1/18, and $20 day of show.
This is a general admission, standing room only show. Any seating is general admission and available on a first come, first served basis.
Order tickets by phone at 877-987-6487.
There will be a $5 upcharge taken at the door for persons under 21.
**Show Presented in part by Capital City Beverage, Cathead Vodka, A2Z Printing & Find It In Fondren!