Sean Healy Presents
TeeFLii, Bad Lucc, Eric Bellinger, Shark Sinatra, King Tahoe, Hosted By: DJ Amen, DJ Carisma
579 18th St
Oakland, CA, 94612
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Problem was born in Germany, raised in Compton. He entered the industry writing a verse for a producer & friend Terrace Martin, for a song called "Be Thankful", featured on Snoop Dogg's compilation album "The Big Squeeze". The track garnered praise from notable artist such as Nas and Talib Kweli amongst others. Problem began recording records with various West Coast artists such as Daz, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, and DJ Quik. Problem's first big break was when Snoop Dogg heard a record which was also produced by Terrace Martin called "Neva Hafta To Wurry About That". He went on to write three records on Snoop Dogg's "Ego Trippin" LP. His breakout was when he was featured on E-40's "Function". Since that time Problem has worked with the various artists such as Jamie Foxx, Jim Jones, Game, Wiz Khalifa, Bobby Valentino, 9th Wonder,Chris Brown, Nipsey Hussle, Warren G, YG, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, Travis Barker, and John Legend among many others. Over his career Problem has dropped seven mixtapes, he was signed to Universal & has experienced success with the release of his party anthem "I'm Toe up". On February 13, 2013, Problem released a collaborative mixtape with Iamsu! titled Million Dollar Afro with guest appearances from Juvenile, Too Short and Omarion. On June 13, 2013, he released a mixtape titled The Separation with guest appearances from Wale, T.I., Snoop Dogg, Game, Chris Brown, Tank, Tyga and Wiz Khalifa among others.
In addition to not subscribing to the cookie cutter mold of what an R&B singer is “supposed” to look and sound like, his music isn’t easily defined by the R&B genre- or any other genre for that matter. TeeFLii is navigating a lane all his own, one that takes you on a trip through the streets of L.A. and leaves you with an unparallelled, FLii&B experience.
Tee is a true musician who has taught himself, at one point out of necessity, but more so out of genuine curiosity, how to see the process of composing music from start to finish. His studio sessions rival the laboratory of a mad scientist as he handles everything from producing to writing his own tracks. He even goes so far as to move the microphone out of the sound booth in order to act as his own recording engineer while tracking his own vocals and then mixing down the final product, or as he calls it “blending.”
Like many artists, T comes from a musical background with many family members involved in the gospel music scene professionally. However, unlike many T-Fly is extremely talented- multi-talented. While most are blessed to be skilled in one respect TeeFLii humbly notes that he’s equally adept in playing the organs and drums, producing music and writing songs. He can hit dance moves as well as he can hit notes, and he can sing just as well as he can play instruments.
For him, each area of expertise mastered only enhances another. He’s such a great producer because his keen sense of rhythm and use of drums stems from his proficiency in dance and also because he has the distinct ability to make music from a songwriter’s perspective.
Born and raised in South Central L.A., Tee got his first taste of fame when he was featured in a segment of David LaChapelle’s 2005 documentary film Rize, which chronicled the dancers behind the rising street art form of Krumping and Klown dancing. At the time, T was just a young kid dancing his heart out. He’d later go on to appear in the 2007 film Stomp the Yard as well as work with Chris Brown and his choreographers Tone and Rich. Although he still dances, he took a step back from that to channel his creative energies into songwriting- an aspect of the music industry that dancing actually turned him on to. During that period he worked with artists like Sean Kingston and Omarion before pursuing a career as a solo artist.
The best taste of TeeFLii’s work can be sampled in his recently released project AnnieRUO’Tay. Released November 21, the project features verses from Badd Lucc, Problem, Skeme and Nipsey Hussle. Aside from himself, Tee chose to work solely with 1500 or Nothin and The Futuristiks, two of L.A.’s powerhouse production collectives, whom Fly regards as consummate musicians more than simply producers. The high energy album also got the turn up treatment from DJ Mustard who produced “Celebrate” and “This D*ck” on the mixtape.
If there’s any question as to how his unique sound was created, the answer lies in the fact that TeeFLii isn’t just from the streets, he’s of the streets. A lot of his life experiences and lifestyle choices play into FLii&B- an edgier sound than what any other male singers are releasing right now. With songs like “Annie” and “Furniture,” FLii takes you from the streets to the club to the bedroom and back again. Although his name may still be new to you, FLii is well known in the streets of L.A.
“When I first met him I thought everybody knew about him. So it’s funny looking back at it now because he’s so dope,” says Problem who enlisted FLii for his Welcome II Mollywood 2 mixtape. “With a work ethic like that how can you not be on top? Plus on top of that he has the talent? Flii could produce the record, write the track, sing it and probably choreograph a dance to it as well. And he just never stops, he’s always in the studio on the next thing, the next idea.”
And the next thing for FLii will be his upcoming mixtape project …. Be on the lookout in December 2013
Los Angeles born and bred singer-songwriter Eric Bellinger's destiny preceded him. Grandson of Jackson 5 hit making songwriter Bobby Day (Rockin' Robin, Little Bitty Pretty One), Bellinger has been singing since he could speak.
Captain of his high school football team, the day came for Eric to choose between a scholarship to pursue a football career at the prestigious University of Southern California or follow his passion in music. Not long after making the difficult decision to turn down USC, Bellinger joined the R&B group AKNU (A Kind Never Understood) and was soon signed to Epic Records by two of the music industries most successful executives, Max Gousse and Tommy Mottola.
After experiencing success recording and touring with AKNU, Eric returned home to work on new music and discovered another passion, songwriting. The exceptionally gifted singer and rapper mastered his natural ability to instantly hear melody and rhythm under the guidance of childhood friend and mentor Erika Nuri of The Writing Camp. To date, his songs have been recorded by UK rapper Chipmunk, which also features Eric as a recording artist, Nickelodeon teen phenoms Big Time Rush, Universal Republic breakout star John Brown, Disney's Selena Gomez and up and coming powerhouse Cymphonique.
A successful singer, songwriter, vocal producer and engineer Eric Bellinger is an all star talent who continues to deliver thought provoking lyrics with beautiful melodies over lush harmonies.
Shark, born and raised in the bay area, has always had music in his blood.. growing up with his moms record player left on, it was only natural that by the time he was in middle school he played percussion and saxophone and in both jazz and woodwind bands.. a huge fan of hip hop and r n' b, Sinatra looks back to when he wrote out all the lyrics to his favorite songs, from Mase to Dangelo.. the musician proved his love of music never stopped evolving into a recording artist of his own 2010 and has not let off the petal since.. after ups and downs in his own life.. the music has become actual true accounts though the eyes of this, 26 year old, artist.. it must be "shark week.. every week"
Hosted By: DJ Amen
5 Star General of The Imperial Guard™ - 106KMEL ALL STAR DJ - Bay Area Pillar
With a name that truly portrays her character, DJ Carisma adds much more than just charismatic flavor to every mix. The Los Angeles based DJ, whose style clearly reflects the diversity and culture of the city she represents, has continued to develop her craft through countless hours of spinning behind the decks. Her background in music and education has led to a tremendous amount of skill and talent. Undaunted by the limited amount of successful females, Carisma’s passion for music and unmistakable entertainment presence are undoubtedly a reflection of her talent, regardless of gender. DJ Carisma’s unique style and enthusiasm for music entertains all fans. Her diverse music library that ranges from Hip-Hop, R&B, Electro, House, Dance, Indie, and Top 40 has earned her fans and artist connections of many musical genres.