The Crocodile & ReignCity Present
Xperience of Oldominion "The Revelations" [EP] Album Release
Vitamin D, Nissim, John Crown, Dice, Perry Porter, Hosted by Neema & Ceddy Fresh
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
This event is all ages
Preparing for the release of The Revelations [EP] (2013), Xperience just completed initial shooting of the music video for his upcoming single “New Religion” in Brooklyn, NY. Working with director Adam Besheer (Tribe: http://vimeo.com/46884155) and cinematographer Adam Weiss (XXL Magazine Photographer) the video is set to be a story-driven cinematic masterpeice.
A collaboration between Xperience and producer MTK, The Revelations [EP] (2013), is a dynamic new sound that XP has been searching for. He’s already recorded five of the expected eight tracks for the EP. He is planning to release three connected, story-driven music videos for New Religion, Natural Born Killa and Mascara River.
After touring with with Macklemore X Ryan Lewis for the last two years (2011 & 2012) Xperience has been releasing a stream of new media and is hard at work on several other projects. On their 2012 Heist World Tour they hit 41 cities in 60 days. His recent music video release “60/40” taxed over 3000 hits in the its ﬁrst month on YouTube and is nearing 10,000 views currently.
Xperience’s recent mixtape The Durden Papers Vol. 1 (2011) blends beats from BeanOne, Smoke and other producers with a selection of mainstream and un-derground instrumentals. Features from JFK (of Grays-kull), Sonny Bonoho, Grynch and Dice lend to a diﬀerent sound than his previous albums William the VIII (2010) and Soultree (2006). Always innovating new rhythm and sound, Xperience is working with Seattle’s BeanOne on a new album, tentatively titled Piscean, which can only be described as Soul Rap. You can hear a sample of this new sound from his live performances which encompass work from Piscean and tracks like “Coco Jones” oﬀ William the VIII and “60/40” oﬀ The Durden Papers Vol. 1.
Xperience was featured on Macklemore’s album Language of My World, and has worked with artists like A-Plus (Hieroglyphics), Grayskul (Rhyme Sayers), Bizarre (of D12) and Sleep. Not only is he a two-year touring artist with Macklemore but he’s opened for Snoop Dogg, Kool Keith, KRS-One, Hieroglyphics, Bone Thuggs-n-Harmony, Bilal, Brother Ali, Atmosphere and others. Calling Olympia, Washington his home he is part of the Northwest Hip-Hop crew Oldominion, working with the likes of Onry Ozzborn & JFK of Grayskul, Smoke, Candidt and others. Together with JFK and Candidt they are the group the TH3RDz and have toured the West Coast and to SXSW.
Vitamin D has been holding down the Northwest since early 1989. This established DJ, Producer & Emcee has opened up for nearly every significant artist that has come through Seattle. Vitamin has caught the ears of everyone from Hip Hop's underground to the Quincy Jones of Hip Hop himself, Dr. Dre. Vitamin has produced for Kendrick lamar,50 cent,Jon Connor,Wale just to name a few. Enjoy the Funk!
Nissim is a Seattle based recording artist/producer, who made his first impression nationally in 2008 as D.Black, on producer Jake One’s label, White Van Music, with the song “God Like”. While his earlier recordings were filled with tales of guns, drugs and violence, it was in 2009, with the release of “Ali’ Yah” that he quickly grabbed eardrums. The album was showered with accolades, such as landing the #12 spot on Amazon’s “Outstanding Album’s You Might Have Missed” list, it entered the CMJ Hip Hop Charts at #16, peaked at #4 for five weeks, and remained in the top 20 for nine weeks. The album’s first music video “Yesterday” made its debut on XXL.com and shortly after entered rotation on multiple MTV networks. He performed at some of the countries most esteemed music festivals including; CMJ, SXSW, Capitol Hill Block Party, and Bumbershoot as well as sharing the stage with NaS, Mos Def, Macklemore, Freeway, Rhymefest, Boot Camp Click and Bun B to name a few. As D.Black he teetered on the verge of becoming a household name in the underground, but something was missing, and the man who would become Nissim, found himself in the midst of a spiritual crisis.
After a two year hiatus and converting to Orthodox Judaism, Nissim dropped his former moniker, and adopted a new name, he began a new journey, and in his own words “to make music that inspires and elevates this world, to the world of spirituality and divine purpose.” Not your average MC, Nissim’s work is multidimensional, combining energy and passion, with a deep focus on personal growth through times of struggle. His self-titled album is set for release Summer of 2013.