The Echo, IHeartComix, Top Shelf , & URB Magazine Present
Check Yo Ponytail 2 with Sage The Gemini
Iamsu, Finatticz, Kool John, Brrrang-A-Dang
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026
This event is 18 and over
Check Yo Ponytail 2 with
Visuals by Demonbabies
Sage The Gemini
Sage The Gemini’s goal in Hip-Hop is for Jay-Z to hit him up for some cash. Get familiar with this 20-year-old out of the Bay who recently landed on the Billboard Top 100 R&B/Hip-Hop charts for his single “Red Nose”.
Iamsu!, the 23-year-old producer and rapper with a mop afro and playful laugh, enjoys the challenge of bridging two worlds. Known both for his grounded storytelling and command of West Coast party music's slapping palette, he's a thoughtful introvert and high-energy leader all in one. Along with his crew HBK Gang, he's offering listeners a new brand of positive, pro-individuality rap that might be mistaken for preachy if it weren't so fun.
Though he was born in Richmond, California, the East Bay city where Master P hatched the blueprint for No Limit Records, Iamsu! spent most of his childhood in a neighboring suburb in the hills where he and his mother, a school teacher, moved in with his grandma. “On our street there were people driving Porsches, but I was sharing a room with my mom. That was hella culture shock. I didn’t know what crowd to be with,” he remembers. Unwilling to choose “skater” over “hood” friends or vice versa, Su and the HBK guys carved their own “middle” lane: growing their hair, making the honor roll and valuing self-acceptance and a good time above all else.
Iamsu! learned to make beats as a teen at Youth Radio, an Oakland nonprofit where he studied with hyphy hitmaker Trackademicks, brushed shoulders with a young Kreayshawn and tutored other kids. Eventually he and HBK Gang, now a 16-man crew, started holing up in HBK producer Chief’s basement studio, spending hours collaborating around a Pro Tools-rigged PC. Su credits the confidence of his recordings to the HBK guys, who created a comfortable environment where he could experiment with his raspy flow and expand his sound. “I’m hella shy, but not when we’re around each other. I’m more experimental with my style over there,” he explains.
From HBK’s humble mini-studio, Su has contributed to surprisingly wide-reaching songs, like “Function,” last Summer’s feel-goofy anthem with E-40, YG and Problem, Wiz Khalifa’s “Bout Me” and LoveRance’s “Up,” the spare sex ode Su produced and guest emceed on. “Up” shows Su’s talent for writing straightforward, easy-to-lock-into hooks, but he’s prouder of the detailed production and carefully arranged melodies on 2012’s introspective Kilt tape, where he boasts about being trustworthy, staying independent (“2 Milli”) and making honest money (“Mama I Made It”). “When I first started rapping, I tried to talk about hood shit and it was a flop,” he says. “I rap for people that wanna enjoy themselves and chill out. I make music for girls to get dressed to. Ultimately, it makes the most sense for me to be myself.”
Su’s four recent tapes (Kilt, bass-centric $uzy 6 $peed and Jay Ant collaboration Stoopid in 2012; Million Dollar Afro with rising LA rapper Problem in 2013) have spawned approachable street anthems like “Mobbin,” and a “100 Grand” remix with Juvenile, catching the attention of West Coast fans and national tastemakers alike. Stereogum named $uzy it’s Mixtape of the Week and SPIN ranked Su as one of this past June’s Best New Artists. He was nominated for XXL’s 2013 Freshman List and profiled in The FADER’s 2013 Spring Style issue. Currently putting together music for a Kilt sequel and taking meetings with major labels, he continues to generate new material, in the interest of delivering the best possible product to fans new and old. “I don't focus on the things that I've already done, I always think about what’s next and how I can elevate myself,” he says. “I want to inspire people through that energy. I feel like I was put here to connect people.”
Formed in 2009 in the heart of Los Angeles, The FiNaTTicZ are a Rap/Hip Hop group who represent the style and swagger of today’s youth and young adults. Their music is a combination of Street/Party anthems with heavy bass tracks, rhythmic melodies, and catchy hooks, that create a high energy atmosphere for its listeners.
Currently The FiNaTTicZ have a hit song titled "Dont Drop That" a.k.a the "Thun Thun Song"; a bass pounding track with an infectiously catchy hook, that is taking the nation by storm.
Presently, the song is in regular rotation, getting 30-40 spins per week on Power 106 and has spread to multiple radio stations nationwide. It has also been picked up by popular satellite radio stations such as "Music Choice" and "Shade45"; and the original bootleg Youtube video has reached over 1 million views, and continues to rise each day.
The FiNaTTicZ also just finished a 2011/2012 High school tour sponsored by Power 106, in which they performed "Dont Drop That" at over 25 High Schools in Los Angeles and surrounding counties.
Earlier this year The FiNaTTicZ signed a single deal with eOne music group, an independent record label, through known R&B platinum recording artist Ray-J Norwood. The official video for "Don’t Drop That" is scheduled to debut on BET's 106 N Park this summer of 2012, and will be played by various music video networks across the nation.
Though anxiously awaiting to drop their next hit single, The FiNaTTicz plan on riding this song out, as far as it can take them in anticipation of opening new doors for them in their career..
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