The Blue Note Presents
Kaper Lucero, NicDanger, Chef Noriega, The Pound Game
17 N 9th St
Columbia, MO, 65201-4845
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
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Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American hip hop group from the Glenville section of Cleveland, Ohio. They are best known for their fast-paced rapping style and harmonizing vocals. In 1997, the group was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance with their song "Tha Crossroads". Since its conception in the early 1990s the group has been honored with numerous other awards. Bone Thugs are also the only artist to do acts with Eazy-E, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., and Big Pun. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are also recognized as one of the most successful hip-hop groups selling 50 million records.
Kapers Music is clever, party inspired, lyrically forward hip hop. As one half of the rap duo The Cold Cuts, Kaper has spent over half his life creating music that drives his need to express his crazed antics while giving listeners the hilarious bars and punchlines he has become known for over the years. Growing up in the Midwest Kaper quickly rose thru the ranks of his local scene in Columbia, MO. Kaper and childhood best friend Teeper T started The Cold Cuts and together released 3 albums, 3 ½ mixtapes and a couple singles. The Cold Cuts have Headlined a numerous shows in their hometown and have also toured regionally all Independently. The Cold Cuts moved to California in 2012. Kaper’s popularity with The Cold Cuts led them to an apparel deal with internationally renowned Hat and Clothing company Grassroots California. In 2013 The Cold Cuts and Grassroots released a Hat together, along with an E.P entitled Grass Cuts. This put Kaper in a unique group of artist to have merch deals with Grassroots California that includes Method Man, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Spankalicious amongst others. Kaper Currently resides in the Midwest and Released a full length self titled debut album on 8/31/2014. He is able to book shows anywhere in the country on short notice and has performed alongside acts such as Tech N9ne, Girl Talk, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Mickey Avalon, G-Easy, Jedi Mind Tricks, Killah Priest, The Coup, Nappy Roots, Stevie Stone, Mac Lethal, Lyrics Born and many many more. With an ever growing fan base and list of accomplishments, Kaper is certain to continue dropping bars for hip hop heads world wide for a long time to come.
Raised in Columbia,MO mother from St.Louis father from South America. Born with a passion to perform and work hard. NicDanger started witting in the 4th grade during a poetry unit and ever since it's been history, music has been his soul. He Started in a band (Disruptedperceptionz) inspired by groups such as Rage against the machine,The Roots, and Arrested Development to name a few. It then turned into a solo rap act inspired by acts such as Tech N9ne, Brother Ali, and Atmosphere, just to name a few. Also inspired by funk, soul, and rock groups such as Sos band, Gap band, and Sheila .E.
It's been a come up ever since he started, from opening up for artist such as Tech N9ne of Strange Music, Kevin Gates to Steddy .P of Indyground entertainment to Bone,Thugs, and Harmony to Machine Gun Kelly.He is currently working on a mixtape called "Poetic & Ignorant" and an album in the works called "The Rude Gentleman".One of the singles off the mixtape is called "Blast Away"(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjtId6Nx4fY) Feat. Danny Sea. This track talks about NicDangers life, trials,and tribulations. He has a single called "Dump It" (https://soundcloud.com/nicdanger-music/nic-danger-dump-it) it's a dance track to get the party started and the crowd moving.
On 3/22/94 in Chicago IL, a Musician was born who later took on the name Chef Noriega. His plan was at first to make as much music as he rapidly could but later realized his goal was to be one of the first artists in Chicago to create a song of every genre effortlessly and creatively. He also plans to change the game into a realm of simplicity by means which cannot be leaked at the moment.
The Pound Game
Poundgame music originated in the late year of 2011, when Addison (CEO), and Quezo found their passion for music. In the early year of 2012, Poundgame later connected with the Team Topsider Group. Team Topsider’s originated in the late year of 2010 with Swaggified(CEO) by himself, until later that same year QU4D and other talented artist joined like DeeNasty, and T’ Raw. Jonny Lama was a competitor of the group until Mid-2011, when they settled their differences and he officially joined the TTS Group. Poundgame Music/ Team Topsider’s is a Hip-Hop/ Rap group out of Columbia, Mo that has grown a steady fan base by their creative style’s, clever lyrics, and affect they have on their audience.
PGM/TTS has headlined many shows at venues like the Blue Fugue, Mojo’s, and The Bridge in Columbia, Mo, and many more. PGM/TTS has open up for the likes of Stevie Stone, Bone Thugz and Harmony, Twista, and Nelly. Poundgame Music Group dropped their very first Mix tape called “All Star Rookies” on Sept, 14th , 2013. While artist Swaggified from TTS released his very first Mix tape “Champagne Year” on Sept 29th, 2013. Their our five major faces in the Poundgame/Team Topsider Group, which is Addison(PGM CEO), QU4D, Quezo, Swaggified(TTS CEO), and T’Raw.
Addison (Chris Addison) was born in Iowa City, Iowa. Moved to Columbia, Mo when he was 14 years old. Addison started rapping at the age of 13 years old when he would love playing drums in church, and would love making goofy flows to the beats he was playing. Addison Always had a love for music. He has always been creative, and unique, and always had a certain swagger that applies to his music and performances. Addison Inspiration for music is to follow his Uncle Stevie Stone footsteps, continue what his grandpa started him off doing, who died in Oct 2007, days before Addison Birthday, and has a unbreakable passion for music. QU4D (Quadree Rudd) was born in Hannibal, Mo, and raised in Columbia, Mo. QU4D started rapping at the age of 14 years old. QU4D has always been unique, and had a style to him that very few got. QU4D does not only rap, he is also an excellent singer. QU4D inspiration for music is because his mom was an inspiring rapper, and he just loves music.
Quezo (Antwon Turnage) was born in East Saint Louis, Mo. Moved to Columbia, Mo at the age of 14 years old. Quezo started rapping at the age of 15 years old when he realized he always started trends, and had that type of effect on people, and knew he would love giving people good music, and would have a steady fan base to start off with. Quezo has a unique swagger to him that most wish they had, his voice and creative flow is very applied to his music, and performances. Quezo inspiration for music is for the love and fun of music that he has had ever since his older brother started rapping and showed him the joy in creating music.
Swaggified (Anthony Mullen) was born in Saint Louis. He constantly moved back and forth between St. Louis and Columbia, Mo until the age of 12, when finally family decided to stay in Columbia. Swaggified started rapping at the age of 8 years old, when he frequently would just write random lyrics in class or draw pictures. Swaggified is very different from the rest of the group when it comes to his music. Swaggified pain and what he has been through in life goes into his music, and performances a lot. Swaggified does not name himself Swag because of the clothes he wears, but because his name stands for “Somebody with a Goal”. Swag inspiration for music is to be great, and to tell stories.
T’Raw was born in East Saint Louis, Mo. Moved to Columbia, Mo at the age of 4 years old. Started rapping when mentor/friend Swaggified enhanced his rapping talent, and showed him the difference in being just a rapper compared to being an artist. T’Raw inspiration for music is for the fun and the creativity he brings to the table.
The Poundgame/ Team Topsider Music Group all met in highschool and have been together ever since then. PGM/TTS has many others in this powerful music group that makes this group complete. Poundgame/Team Topsider’s has an amazing group of artist that all love music, and all have different styles, that combined makes one unique style that most groups don’t have.
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