Andre Nickatina w/ Old Man Saxon, RimeS, LØS, A.W.A.R.E
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:15 PM (event ends at 11:30 PM)
This event is 16 and over
Born and raised in the Fillmore District of San Francisco, Andre Nickatina has been a Hip-Hop/Rap luminary since the release of his critically acclaimed debut, “The New Jim Jones.” A favorite at public venues and on college campuses, Andre Nickatina continues to sustain a loyal fan-base, while engaging new supporters throughout North America. Nickatina’s classic stage show combined with his rare interviews, maintains his mystery and unique musicianship that has spanned two decades.
The longevity of Nickatina speaks for itself. An award-winning MC and producer (2005 Bay Area Artist of The Year / Album of The Year for “Bullets”), Nickatina’s vision has expanded beyond the 18 albums (and hundreds of thousands of sales) that he has executive-produced. Also, a diverse artist, Nickatina has gained critical acclaim for his work and vision as a filmmaker, with more than seven films to his credit as either a director, co-director, executive producer, producer or actor.
Changing his name from Dre Dog to Andre Nickatina in 1996, he transformed his career to a plateau that has allowed him to create and develop an entirely new fan base with his original flow, distinct voice and lyrical explorations that few other MCs have displayed an ability to achieve. His third album, “Raven In My Eyes,” marked Nickatina’s shift as an artist and expanded his audience to the wildly enthusiastic college crowds that praise him with regular sellouts from coast to coast. In 2008 Nickatina completed a timeless masterwork that paired he and his friend, Mac Dre (R.I.P.) together with the new classic, “A Tale of Two Andres. ”
Nickatina’s business acumen is as sharp and honorable as his presence on stage. Nickatina’s vision as an artist has been admired by many of his peers as he is seen as one of the last Bay Area Legends who was not only present during the golden-era of Hip-Hop, but one of the few artists who has helped Hip-Hop grow and who has remained ultimately relevant with each successive album he has released.
Without saying so, Nickatina has had his finger on the pulse of what is raw, uncut and capable of capturing the mind and ears of listeners. Never one to follow or ride trends, Andre Nickatina is a rare breed of artist… one of the last original trend setters. Nickatina does not do what the people want… rather the people want to know what Dre will do next.
Old Man Saxon
Old Man Saxon grew up in the Park Hill neighborhood of Denver. He is a rapper and has been since he was 13. In the span of just a few years, Old Man Saxon has gone from broke & homeless to esteemed rap professor. His music has been featured in HBO's Silicon Valley and national Madden Football commercials. He's opened for Ghostface Killah, Hieroglyphics and Oddisee, and most recently performed at the Hip Hop Kemp Festival in Czech Republic. His music video for his hit single, THE PERILS, had over 100,000 YouTube hits in its' first 24 hours of release. He is the past and future of hip hop. Don’t be surprised if you are caught just staring at the Old Man trying to figure out what exactly you’re watching, leaving you confused and entertained.
RimeS, is a New age with an old school taste, up and coming rapper attracting national and international attention. Rimes has been featured on such blogs as world star hip hop, and made top 5 radio play on Denver's own KS107.5. His rhymes are clear, understandable, clever, and thought-provoking, attracting a wide audience from hardcore hip-hop fans to casual Top 40 listeners. Born in war-torn Bosnia, RimeS’ adolescence had many hardships that are not typical to many Hip-Hop artists in the industry. Consequently, this has turned him into a level-headed, real, and appreciative person whose charisma can be felt and heard through his music.
Colorado Native Hip Hop Artist LØS (Carlos Rivero)
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