Adhoc Live x Out Da House Prod Presents...
ILL BILL live in OC
Q-Unique, DJ ECLIPSE, Rhythm Writers
1700 Placentia Ave
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Ill Bill initially was the main voice behind the now disbanded Non Phixion, and is currently involved with La Coka Nostra, along with Slaine, Danny Boy and DJ Lethal of House of Pain & Limp Bizkit fame. In 2004 he released his debut solo album What's Wrong with Bill? and has since released various solo mixtapes and collaborations in anticipation for his second solo record and the upcoming La Coka Nostra album.
On September 16, 2008, he released his second album on Uncle Howie Records, entitled The Hour of Reprisal. The album includes appearances from Necro, Tech N9ne, B-Real of Cypress Hill, Everlast, Bad Brains, Max Cavalera of Soulfly, Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks, Howard Jones of Killswitch Engage, Immortal Technique and Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan. It also features production by DJ Muggs, T-Ray, DJ Lethal, Necro, DJ Premier and Ill Bill himself.
He released an album with Vinnie Paz as the Heavy Metal Kings. Ill Bill was supposed to release a collaboration album with rapper Crooked I and production team Blue Sky Black Death, but the project was cancelled.
During Spring 2008, Ill Bill joined Tech N9ne and Paul Wall on a nationwide tour. The Hour of Reprisal was released on September 16, 2008 by Uncle Howie Records and Fat Beats.
In an October 31, 2010 interview on Conspiracy Worldwide Radio, Ill Bill discussed his relationship with his brother Necro and his range of albums expected in 2011 including La Coka Nostra, The Pill album with Sean Price and his Heavy Metal Kings album with Vinnie Paz set to release April 5, 2011.
His third album, The Grimy Awards, was released on January 29, 2013. The album includes appearances from H.R. of Bad Brains, A-Trak, El-P, Jedi Mind Tricks, O.C., Cormega, Meyhem Lauren, Q-Unique, Shabazz the Disciple & Lil Fame of M.O.P. and production by DJ Premier, DJ Muggs, Pete Rock, Large Professor, The Beatnuts, El-P, Ayatollah, MoSS & Ill Bill himself. The first single "Severed Heads Of State" featuring and produced by El-P came out on October 29, 201
To simply label Q-Unique as just an "underground rapper" is doing a great injustice to his contributions to several genres of music. Q has written, produced and performed in countless areas of music and entertainment from his early years with the legendary Rock Steady Crew to the indie rap group the Arsonists to becoming the lead vocalist in the super hard rock group Stillwell along with Fieldy from the multi platinum metal band Korn and Wuv, also from a multi platinum band known as P.O.D.
Q-Unique's career began in the Bronx NY, where he was surrounded by the early forms of Hip Hop. Q instantly took to the culture finding a creative outlet for his soul. It wouldn't be long before his demos would find their way to Crazy Legs, president of the iconic Rock Steady Crew. Seeing potential in Q, Crazy Legs would be the first to show Q-Unique the ropes as far as dealing with the music industry, and provided Q with several career changing opportunities, from becoming a cast member in the off Broadway production of "Jam On The Groove" to appearing in music videos like "Rappers Delight" with Redman, Keith Murray & Erik Sermon, to scoring a #1 Billboard hit with the multi platinum dance / pop group C+C Music Factory.
Next Q-Unique joined forces with indie Hip Hop group The Arsonists. Together they recorded 2 critically acclaimed albums, and toured the world earning a reputation as one of the best live Hip Hop acts. Rage Against the Machine's Zack De La Rocha is quoted in Rolling Stone magazine stating "The Arsonists are seeing Hip Hop again as a vehicle by which to engage in things that are substantial in people's lives". The Arsonists music started to spread everywhere from Fox Sports' extreme sports show, "Bluetorch TV," to movies like "Restaurant" with Adrien Brody and "Empire" with John Leguizamo. The Arsonists thought outside the box when it came to music, collaborating with the electronic band Atari Teenage Riot on their "60 Second Wipeout" album and Q doing a remix for the alternative rock band Yo La Tengo.
Q-Unique was approached by fellow lyricist Ill Bill who became Executive Producer to Q-Unique's solo debut "Vengeance is Mine" which is considered an indie Hip Hop classic. During this time Q would produce for and collaborate with artist like La Coka Nostra which featured House of Pain, Raekwon of the Wu Tang Clan, DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill, Necro, Immortal Technique, the Beatnuts, Tony Touch and Pitbull. Q released his 2nd solo album "Between Heaven & Hell" on his own label capital Q music partnering up with Fat Beats records, again earning Q-Unique praise for a solid performance both lyrically and production wise.
Shortly after Q released his first solo album he received a phone call from Bobby Ruiz, the President of Tribal Gear clothing that would again change the course of Q's life and career. Bobby had asked Q if he would be interested in working with Fieldy from the world renowned Nu Metal group Korn. The result was Q and Fieldy forming a super group called Stillwell, along with Wuv, the drummer from the Metal band P.O.D. and new comer to the scene, Spider, on the bass. Q reinvented himself in a new position as the lead vocalist for the band. Their debut album "Dirtbag" has a raw, real, and rugged sound. Fieldy describes it best, "It's bluesy metal with a street edge. It's a little dirtier and heavier than your average rock band is." With the combination of Fieldy's Metal background and Q's roots in street music, Q came up with the genre, Street Metal to give their sound a lifestyle and its own lane.
Q has recently co-produced Fieldy's solo bass album "Bassically" a collection of bass driven music that includes funk, jazz, break beats, electronic and world music, all instrumental and will be released in the near future. There's no telling what Q-Unique will get involved with next, a true renaissance man who simply cannot be labeled or placed into one box.
DJ Eclipse is a renowned Rock Steady Crew DJ, radio show host, music producer and talent manager. He first gained national notoriety while DJing for 3rd Bass front man MC Serch in the early 90's before going on to manage the vinyl haven, Fat Beats. Currently hosting "The Halftime Show" on WNYU and "Rap is Outta Control" on Sirius XM, DJ Eclipse continues to play the best of underground and mainstream music, maintaining his presence on Hip-Hop radio. He currently manages Heavy Metal Kings, ILL BILL, La Coka Nostra, Q-Unique and Rasheed Chappell.
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