A tribute to The Beastie Boys

ABOUT SCHOOLLY D
Jesse B. Weaver, since christened Schoolly D, is one of the most iconic figures in rap music. Starting with his influential role in the creation of gangsta rap, Schoolly D has transcended the boundaries of genre and has created "rap" music that has been integrated in films, animated series, and sampled by some of the most prolific acts around including Lil' Wayne, The Chemical Brothers, and The Roots.

Deemed a "pioneer…" by Jay-Z (Decoded, 09) and credited by Ice T as having the first gangsta rap record (PROPS magazine), Schoolly D's career has given inspiration to countless musicians and fans alike. Songs like "Gucci Time", "Saturday Night" and "P.S.K. What Does It Mean?" have become classics and illustrate the uncompromising narrative that has become synonymous with the hardcore gangsta rap of the eighties. His true-to-life lyrics give a snap shot of the streets of his hometown, Philadelphia, and the influences that drugs and gang life had on him as a young man.

Today, Schoolly D has an almost cult-like following, as his music continues to be referential. Even younger generations have been turned onto him thanks to his work with Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Schoolly D's recently released "International Supersport" in June of 2010. The album is reminiscent of his early work and showcases his rhythmic raps, mastery of beats, and sometimes explicit lyrics and proves the lasting power of one of rap's legendary b-boys.

If you were at either sold-out performances of "The Nightman Cometh" starring the cast
of It's Always Sunny at the Tower Theater in 2009, you may have asked yourself, "Who
was the opening act who did the mash-up of The Action News Theme Song, White
Rabbit and Peter Gabriel's Games Without Frontiers? And furthermore, why?

The answer to the first question is Don McCloskey. The second question is harder to
answer.

There's a wide breadth to what this eclectic, independent, Brooklyn-based songwriter and
performer tackles musically and lyrically. McCloskey has developed a dedicated fan base
and has been selling out venues large and small in Philadelphia for almost a decade. His
music has appeared cross platform on Philly radio from WXPN to WMMR and has been
featured in everything from MTV's reality show The Hills to Michael Moore's Academy
Award-winning documentary, Bowling For Columbine. Several songs of his have
appeared in episodes of Sunny, including this season's upcoming "High School Reunion"
episode and his unabashed jock jam "Unstoppable" is played at every Phillies postseason
home game since 2009.

McCloskey manages to will these disparate musical worlds together to make for a
cohesive, energetic and compelling live show. In addition to his own national touring he
has toured in support of Donavon Frankenreiter and G Love and Special Sauce.

Hot on the heels of recording his newest album with Philly record producer, Bill
Moriarty, McCloskey brings his eclectic universe to Milkboy Philly for the second time on Saturday, June 23rd.

Purchasing advance tickets for this show is highly recommended.

"Kufie" has been making a name for himself as a member of some of Philly's most cutting-edge alternative rap crews; first as a founding member of the BurnDown All-Stars, and more recently, his own group, hip-hop/soul collective The Hustle. Knotz, a.k.a. Ty Green, is now making his solo career top priority, and with Boombox Logic, he's created a diverse, far-reaching collection that underscores the rapper's eclectic tastes.

Tom Charles

Nico The Beast

Chris Vance

In an industry overrun with unoriginal ideas and artist near-clones, this South Philadelphia-born emcee only draws inspiration from one source - his life experiences.

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A night with progressive and hard trance and house music!
DJ John Debo from Boston! DJ Hardware from Florida. Kelly Reverb from Texas.

Ticket outlets--Soul Flower Denver/Independent Records Colorado Springs and Pueblo/The Root in Boulder/ABCDs FT Collins/

For more inforamtion call- 303-352-0853 or 303-259-2982

$9 - $12

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A tribute to The Beastie Boys with Schoolly D, Don McCloskey, Cookie Rabinowitz w/ Cee Knowledge (Digable Planets), Kuf Knotz, Supreme ...

Wednesday, September 4 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Blockley