MilkBoy Anniversary Shows with Black Landlord, El Malito, Kim Jong Ill and Tony Sylvester of Turbonegro!

Black Landlord

Black Landlord is an exceptional new and unique sound in Hip-Hop today. It combines all the elements of an old Motown review with classic old-school Hip-Hop. Straight outta Philly, Black Landlord is set on collectin’ the rent. The motto — “Rent is due on the 1st not the 5th, bitches.”

The founder, Maxx, was a member and lead rapper of The Goats (Ruff House Records; Cypress Hill, The Fugees, Kriss Kross) where he became musically politically motivated and helped write their groundbreaking LP, Tricks of the Shade. After The Goats broke up in 1997 Maxx formed Incognegro with Dj Smoove and Mark Boyce, both of the Goats. After releasing one self-titled album, the group went on the road where Maxx met French electro producers Olaf Hund and Léonard de Léonard, and begun Maxx’s solo career.

Maxx then moved to Berlin, Germany (far from his hometown roots in North Philly), and began working on his solo album with Olaf and Leonard de Leonard. After the album was completed he left Berlin and moved back to Philly, album in hand. He then took these electro hip-hop tracks and began working with a few friends. They took these tracks and began to re-work them into what is now Black Landlord. These friends are made up of local musicians whom Maxx had worked with or partied with in some way, shape or form. Drummer Bob Bannon (Psyclone Rangers, Betty White Trash) and bass player Bruce Russell Rekon of Buffalo, NY (The Goats, Delta 72, Incognegro, Strapping Fieldhands) were among the first people Maxx called.

El Malito

el malito's alternarican music is the sound of the 33rd Century.This genre-mixing urbano pop artist has been building a solid fan base with his party-conscious lyrics while verbally juggling English & Spanish over top of big 808 bass beats! With the help of super producers Aaron Luis Levinson aka The Kosherican (Grammy-winning Salsa Dura Producer) and Starkey (US/UK Street Bass Superstar) el malito rides the crest of the super wave to the future. For those whose musical palates are familiar with 90's Hip-Hop samples, jazz riffs, reggaeton dembows, dubstep, mambo futuro, afro-beats, electro bleeps, southern fried bass... Esto es para ti!

Kim Jong Ill

Kim Jong Ill is a Philly-area Electro Rock/Hip-Hop act with a sense of humor. In purple and yellow outfits, they blast poppy, gritty, and sometimes experimental music at the audience with a force and enthusiasm that's hard to ignore. Armed with vocal effects and a myriad of sounds, they create songs that are easy to enjoy, but difficult to classify.

Tony Sylvester of Turbonegro (DJ Set)

Tony Sylvester of Turbonegro's "Frozen Love" & "Bear Your Soul" DJ sets.



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