Oscar Goldman, Mr. P Chill, Cleen, Sketch Tha Cataclysm, DJ Mo Niklz
250 State Street
New Haven, CT, 06511
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Oscar Goldman’s music can best be described as hip-hop with a splash of poetry. His album Six Finger Discount is two and a half years in the making. The Los Angeles native took to the hills of Sonora, CA and began his craft in 2003. What began as a hobby turned into a challenge to create something better than the status quo. Every word has a meaning and a place in his rhymes. His lyrical stylings evoke vivid images personal to him yet anyone will be able to relate. Oscar Goldman is a unique artist in style, sound, and subject matter which speaks volumes.
Mr. P Chill
Mr. P Chill is a solo emcee, songwriter and producer that has independently released 10 albums, performed hundreds of concerts, and fronts his live backing funk/soul band, Trunk of Funk. For over 20 years, the evolution of the rapper known as Mr. P Chill has had one constant: an almost perverse obsession with the art of emceeing and a profound embrace of “real hip hop.” To define what Mr. P Chill is today starts with eliminating what Mr. P Chill is not—which is best described as a rapper that fervently rejects contemporary trends for weak rhymes set to commercial beats. There’s no delusion of grandeur with Mr. P Chill. There’s no bling. There’s no gangsta posturing. There’s just the man that fell in love with rap during its “golden age” when it was about “two turntables and a microphone,” and maybe a well-worn pair of Adidas sneakers. However, Mr. P Chill is not stuck in a time warp. Just as comfortable in a traditional setting with a DJ as he is with a full instrumental band that adds new textures to his music, Mr. P Chill is simply an ambassador of real hip-hop music.
Mr. P Chill is based in Sacramento, California, where he has anchored a thriving underground scene that has garnered him 6 nominations for the city’s highest honor, the Sacramento News & Review’s SAMMIES Award for Outstanding Emcee. A frequent guest of stages throughout the United States, Chill has gained a loyal following from coast to coast.
Since 1992, there has rarely been a day when Mr. P Chill is not doing something related to his hip-hop career. If he’s not performing onstage, he’s busy in the studio, promoting shows and albums, or booking tours.
A decade or so ago, Mr. P Chill mattered because he was good. Today, he matters because he is a link to hip-hop’s glorious past when the music was designed to move the crowds and feed their minds.
Sketch Tha Cataclysm
Sketch tha cataclysm is the pen name of Waterbury, CT born MC/Producer/Poet Armando Acevedo II. Through 14 projects of artful indie hip-hop, he’s unleashed torrents of multi-syllabic introspection and emotional release over canvases of funk, rock, salsa, and more. Whether solo, backed by a dj, or a full band, the stage show is always a dynamic and full bodied experience seeking to connect and move audiences all around.
DJ Mo Niklz
Live audio video dj. Djs with music videos and edited videos in a turntablist style fashion. Spins mostly Hip Hop (90s and underground), Rock and Funk. Based out of CT