Mobb Deep "20th Anniversary Tour" w/ Lkeys, Anxious and Unspoken Words
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 16 and over
This rap duo, comprising Havoc (b. 21 May 1974, Queensbridge, New York, USA) and Prodigy (b. Albert Johnson, 2 November 1974, Queensbridge, New York, USA), made a colossal impact in 1995 with their hardcore hip-hop single "Shook Ones Part II". Compared in the music press to the experience of hearing Schoolly D for the first time, it saw the New York-based rap team propelled to the top of the Billboard charts and national fame. It accompanied the release of their second album, The Infamous, which offered a succession of bleak inner-city narratives such as "Survival Of The Fittest" and the Q-Tip-produced "Drink Away The Pain". Mobb Deep had first received attention in 1991 when US rap magazine The Source praised them in its "Unsigned Hype" column. Both partners were just 16 years old, but their first demo possessed obvious maturity and skill, boosted by their experience of watching MC Shan and Roxanne Shantï¿½ rapping in local parks. They met in 1988, Havoc having been tutored by his rapping cousin MC Tragedy. By 1992, they had secured a recording contract with Island Records' subsidiary 4th And Broadway, recruiting Large Professor and DJ Premier to help with the production of their somewhat listless debut album. Despite the initial momentum, however, the deal fell apart amid squabbles with an unethical manager. The duo regrouped in time for The Infamous, which was much-improved in terms of both production and lyrics. "Survival Of The Fittest" was promoted by a "paintball' competition in Long Island, with competing teams including members of the Wu-Tang Clan and Loud Records' staff. Ensuing releases have continued to earn the duo both critical praise and commercial reward, with 1999's Murda Muzik particularly successful. Prodigy, despite suffering from sickle cell anemia, found the time to work on his solo debut, November 2000"s H.N.I.C.
Rashon Butler aka LKeys is a 25 year old emerging hip-hop phenomenon who has opened for such acts as Trey Songz,GS Boys, Fabulous, Twista, Yukmouth,The Joker,Young Berg,Big Daddy Kane just to name a few. Among his various projects are his popular and sought-after Mixtapes: Street Chronicles Part I and II, Slapper House and Sound Click. When LKeys isn't performing he is in the studio creating, developing and adding to his collection of hits with his soon to be released Mixtape named "Street Famous". LKeys is positioning himself among a short list of up and coming rap superstars by offering a hardcore vision of what it takes to be a young rapper in a hip-hip culture dominated by the older and more experienced Rappers. LKeys is determined and motivated to become a key player of a culture that represents the harsh realities of life by incorporating his life experience in his music that continues to reach multitudes of people all over the world. Rashon Bulter aka LKeys is rising to the top fast and is definitely a artist to keep your eyes on, so don't blink because you just might miss him.
Anxious is a prolific MC who writes songs, freestyles and battle raps. He has shared the stage with MOBB DEEP, The ALCHEMIST, the FLOBOTS and many more. He has performed at the BOULDER THEATER, THE OGDEN THEATER, CLUB AVALON IN MANHATTAN NYC as well as many other venues.
His fan base ranges all across the U.S. and his style is unique and attractive to all different kinds of people. He is extremely talented and his music is incredibly impressive... ANXIOUS BABY!!
Unspoken Words is an unsigned rap group from Mile High Denver. Between performing with 3-6 Mafia, Petey Pablo, Young Buck, and Spice 1, they’ve released two well received mix tapes for the Denver area. They have just finished shooting their first music video for “Killarado” and are dropping their new mix tape “Nothing 2 Lose” hosted by Kris Styles of BlackWallStreet. Formed in 2005, longtime frien
ds ventured into the unknown to emerge on the other side as one of Denver’s most well respected professional acts. Backed by their DJ PaulEn and drummer JohnD, they have a stage presence to be reckoned with.
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