729 North 14th Street
Omaha, NE, 68102-4702
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is all ages
Whether he's cooking up beats in the studio or igniting a festival crowd, Carnage does so with a whole lot of "Guala."
"It's a new word for swag," explains the artist, producer, DJ, philanthropist, and RARE Festival founder. "It can stand for anything positive in your life. Throw some 'Guala' on whatever you do. For me, there are so many flavors in my soup. I'm black, and I make real rap music. I'm Latin, and I know dance music inside and out. I give both worlds a new voice and face. I proudly represent who I am."
Carnage found his musical identity at a young age. Born in Washington, D.C. of Nicaraguan and African-American descent, he spent the first nine years of his life living in Guatemala before eventually attending high school in Frederick, MD. During this time, he began creating music on his laptop influenced by producers such as Kanye West, Ryan Leslie, Shawty Redd, Marvelous J, and more.
"My roots were always hip-hop," he says. "I started networking with other people making music online and learning how to create my own tracks."
MadeInTYO (pronounced Made In Tokyo) comes to us by way of his young collective known as The Private Club of which he is CEO. MadeinTYO, does not have your typical backstory - son of a Naval Officer, he moved around frequently until his family landed in Tokyo during the start of his high school years. Influenced by the foreign culture around him and inspired by his brother24HRS (a successful artist in his own right) Madeintyo began to take music seriously. He uploaded a song to his brother's page & a movement was born.