The Crocodile Presents:
Grayskul, Ra Scion
Continental Soldiers, Clutch Douglas, DJ Phil Anthony
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
This event is 21 and over
On their debut full length, "Deadlivers" Oldominion's Onry Ozzborn & JFK along side their partner in rhymefighting, bass player Rob Castro hit the proverbial phone booth and emerge as their respective Superhero alter egos, Reason, Fiddle Back Recluse and Phantom Ghost El-Topo. If this trio of visionaries were raised in a world before MPCs & Pro Tools, they might have found their creative outlet among the Stan Lees and Jack Kirby's of the world, spinning a new mythology centered around the heroics of their focal characters.
Rhymesayers Entertainment's latest discovery are in fact seasoned veterans of the rap game. Sharing stages with rap luminaries too varied to list entirely, suffice it to say they've spent the last 5 years touring extensively with their Oldominion crew as well as the Def Jux and Rymesayers camps. The Grayskul live show itself is unique in that it consists of 2 emcees (Reason and Recluse),live bass (Phantom Ghost El Topo) and a DJ. They're no strangers to the recording studio either. They've apparently impressed their peers in the industry well, as they've attracted guest appearances from the legendary Canibus, current teen idol Aesop Rock, Project Blowed heavyweight Abstract Rude and Howard Zinn's favorite rapper, Mr. Lif.
Asked for comment on the trio, Mr. Lif said, "Grayskul tends to consistently do things that other rap groups wish they could do even once in a while". Aesop Rock went on to say he felt they've managed to forge a sound and style that is as airtight as albums from hip hop's golden age like Atliens and Wolf In Sheep's Clothing. Atmosphere DJ, Mr. Dibbs states simply, "I like to beat up people to their music."
The world is once again safe from treachery. Grayskul's on the clock.
RA Scion and Vox Mod
Since his emergence in Seattle’s hiphop hotbed as one half of Common Market, RA Scion has consistently delivered dense lyrical subject matter over a wide variety of beats. Whether rapping under the superhero pseudonym Victor Shade, going raw, no frills on BEGXBORROWXSTEAL or riding Todd Sykes’ Dilla-esque production on Adding To The Extra, the emcee is steadily expanding an already impressive catalog of pointed socio-political commentary.
Native Seattleite Vox Mod has recently carved out a respectable niche for himself in the city’s electronic music scene. From his collaborative effort with Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler to his experimental, improvisational work with Lazer Kitty and Emerald Strata, Vox has proven himself to be amongst the deepest explorers of the illimitable synthesized soundscape.
The two combine forces to create Sharper Tool; Bigger Weapon, a 14-track warrior-style epic featuring guests Daniel Blue (Motopony), Blake Lewis, Romaro Franceswa and more. The album is lush and rich in texture, expansive and purposeful in its scope; an honest, impassioned reflection on the nature of the human condition and a bold declaration for the enduring spirit of man.
Live Hip Hop and Rock n Roll
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away there were some epic battles between good and evil.
Not so long ago in Seattle, Clutch Douglass was formed. Epic battles TBD.
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