Blaze Ya Dead Homie
Ya Ya The Gremlin, Downtown & Gemini Genesis
45 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ, 07874
Doors 5:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
Blaze Ya Dead Homie
From his early days as an aspiring rapper from Mt. Clemens, Michigan, Blaze has assumed many aliases as he virtually clawed his way into the Underground Hip-Hop Scene, with merely a dream and an undying love for Rap to accompany his supreme skills.
After a brief encounter with Jamie Madrox & Monoxide of Twiztid in the early 1990s, an immediate friendship was born, which would later lead to Blaze working for the legendary Psychopathic Records (former label of Twiztid, as well as Insane Clown Posse) toward the end of the decade. Blaze quickly worked his way up through the company, all the while honing his craft and developing a concept for his soon-to-be persona.
One late evening, while attending a recording session in 1999 for the Island/Def Jam reissue of Twiztid’s acclaimed album Mostasteless, Blaze was asked to kick a verse for the track “Hound Dogs.” It was on that historic night that the notorious undead gangster known as Blaze Ya Dead Homie was born.
Shortly after, in 2000, Blaze released a self-titled EP that become so popular among his new and ever-growing fan base that he was invited to join Twiztid on their U.S. “Rock the Dead Tour.” He took to the stage each night with his newfound and unique brand of “dead gangster” theatrics, complimenting the image with shirts riddled with bullet-holes, wearing a blood-soaked clock rumored to have stopped on the day of his “death.”
Just as the fans welcomed Blaze with open arms, Psychopathic released his first full-length album 1 Less G In Da Hood in 2001. The record quickly became a landmark in the saga of Blaze Ya Dead Homie, establishing who and what the character is, and laying the groundwork for what he would become.
Ya Ya The Gremlin
Downtown & Gemini Genesis
$18 in advance, or $22 cash at the door
$5 Food & Beverage minimum collected in cash at door for all guests under the age of 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant.