Pawn Takes King presents
Homeboy Sandman, Open Mike Eagle, Random aka Mega Ran, Anthony Maintain, Chisme, Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice, DJ Digg
502 Brushy St.
Austin, TX, 78702
Doors 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 18 and over
Homeboy Sandman is New York City's premier talent based hip hop musician. Mainstream. Underground. Period.
His latest release "The Good Sun," reached #1 on CMJ's national music chart, and appeared on countless 2010 year end lists, (including HipHopDX's Top 25, #2 on Real Late's Top 30 on Hot 97.1 FM, and #1 on Billy Jam's Top 50 on Amoeba.com) . He has a video ("The Carpenter") in rotation on MTV and has been prominently featured in internationally recognized hip hop publications such as XXL and The Source, as well by non genre-specific press outlets such as FADER and The LA Times. On the heels of starring in an episode of MTV MADE (which documented him training a San Diego teen in the artform of hip hop), he has been handpicked by celebrated UK tastemaker Gilles Peterson (of BBC1) to perform at 2011's World Wide Awards, and is indeed on the cusp of going global. Prioritizing quality content, live shows, and fan building ahead of hype, he is the blueprint for the self-sustaining, landscape shifting, indie artist in the young millenium.
Open Mike Eagle
With eyes refocusing on the Los Angeles underground hip-hop scene, Open Mike Eagle is poised to become the latest in an illustrious line of MCs to step out of the Los Angeles underground and onto the national stage. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Open Mike cut his teeth rapping with fellow broad shoulder underground MCs before moving to Los Angeles in 2004. He has since settled in with LA's Project Blowed, co-founding the crews Thirsty Fish and the Swim Team, while earning a rep as both an intelligent rhyme writer and a formidable battle MC. Gifted with a facile style, knack for droll wordplay, and penchant for penning memorable hooks that recalls fellow Blowed alums Mikah-9 and Abstract Rude, Open Mike Eagle presents art rap for the masses.
Random aka Mega Ran
Random, aka Mega Ran, Big Ran or Random Beats. Teacher, Rapper, Hero.
Random, aka Mega Ran. Teacher, Rapper, Hero. A 14-year music veteran, middle school teacher and videogame aficionado, Random's songs are filled with all of the heartache, pain, triumph, tragedy and fun that come with everyday living. A Philadelphia native and Phoenix transplant, graduate of Penn State University and former middle school instructor, Random speaks to the everyman, transcending race or class barriers."I never want anyone to predict my next move," he says. You can, however, expect the unexpected from Random, hence the name.
Random made waves by going way left of his backpack roots when he released "Mega Ran" in 2007. It was an album completely comprised of sampled 8-bit beats from the hit video game series "Mega Man." The album (and its follow up, Mega Ran 9) virtually exploded after video game corporation CAPCOM offered Random a special licensing agreement, and calling on Ran to perform at Comic-Con and other special events.
Random's unique combination of fantasy and true to life music has garnered him respect and admiration from the genre's toughest critics; Not many independent artists can boast having music utilized in television (TNA Wrestling, Portlandia), videogames (Rock Band, among others), movies, and university courses in several colleges in the US (Temple, Virginia Tech, Miami among others). Now that's Random.
Random's critically acclaimed projects as Mega Ran include FOREVER FAMICOM, a tribute to NES classics, and BLACK MATERIA, an album based on the music of hit Final Fantasy VII. Ran continues to reach new heights after video game corporation CAPCOM offered Random an exclusive licensing agreement, leading to movie, TV and game soundtrack placements and tours of the US, UK and Japan and more. Catch Ran on the front of leading hip-hop and gaming publications and sites, or at a show near you.
Today, Random is no longer a teacher by title, but still travels the world to entertain and educate through the gift of music. From the clubs and lounges to the packed comic and gaming conventions all over, Random's music has managed game and movie soundtrack placements and press coverage in Playstation Magazine, Wired Magazine, The Phoenix New Times, URB Magazine, Game Developer, Nintendo Power, and more.
CHISME was born of back alley whispers and the heavy San Antonio night air. Their narrative hip hop inspires a riddled stir in your gut. A red bird whistle in the hour that no bird sings. It's an uneasiness left by the nightmare already forgotten. Lingering smoke in the form of a beckoning finger. Storytellers, simply the truth left untold.
Dj Digg is a member of TABLE MANNERS CREW, bringing beats to the Austin Social Ride.
Event will feature $5 personal pizzas and free beer for riders till its gone!~
$8.00 - $12.00
Tickets Available at the Door
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