Tastemaker Live and Sean Healy Present
Bone Thugs N Harmony
Supa Knova with Cash Click, Ms. Be, Ruck Cole, DFLO & J. Price, Paydin Ca$h, dj jAck
444 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Bone Thugs N Harmony
They sold more than 15 million records. They recorded with The Notorious B.I.G. They recorded with 2Pac. They won a Grammy. They redirected hip-hop's sonic direction.
Only one rap group has these impressive feats on its extensive resume:
Bone thugs-n-harmony. Simply put, the Cleveland quartet is one of the most important groups in hip-hop history; breaking down doors for other Midwestern rappers; launching their successful Mo Thugs record company and introducing mind-splitting, rapid-fire rapping and angelic harmonies with melodic production to the genre.
This gem of an artist moved to Oakland California at the age of four. The daughter of a saxophone player, and granddaughter of a jazz manager; Ms. Be was introduced to several genres of music. "There wasn't a time that my father wasn't playing music. There was music playing from the time I woke up, to the time I went to sleep." At an early age Ms. Be was listening to artists such as John Coletrane, Thelonius Monk, Gil Scott Heron, Bobby Blue Bland, Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters, Doug Carn, and James Brown. "When I was about 7 my dad flipped the script. He began to bring home albums of my generation! I'd be walking home from school and I could hear the music blasting from my house from a block away. But the music wasn't always jazz or blues, sometimes it was Public Enemy, Whodini, Run DMC, and other artists of the 80s".
Ms. Be was also influenced by the story of Frankie Beverly & MAZE. Ms. Be's parents had a close relationship with the group before they became an R&B sensation. One of their popular hits "Golden Time of Day" was written by Frankie on the piano that still sits in Ms. Be's childhood home. "I remember visiting Frankie's house after the group had entered stardom. It was the 1st time I had ever been in a mansion. My mom used to drive the group to their local shows back in the day and I watched them transition to fame. Witnessing their success after such hard work of was inspiring!"
Rapping was natural for Ms. Be. "My grandfather would always tell me how important words are. He urged me to strengthen my vocab- always mailing me books and articles from the newspaper." Ms. Be developed a passion for words which soon grew into a passion for creating stories. It was only a matter of time before she learned to put a beat behind some of the vocabulary that was floating around in her brain. "Hell, I even remixed the Sesame Street song when I was a little girl!" says Ms. Be.
Jason Donnelly, aka DJ JACK (Jason the Amazing Cut King), has quickly spun his way to the top of the Bay Area music scene. Whether he's on the 1s and 2s at top venues or backing up the hottest acts in music, his passion continues to be connecting with crowds through music and getting them off their feet. As the go-to DJ for promoters who bring out-of-town artists to the music Mecca that is the Bay, JACK has opened for everyone from Mobb Deep to R&B crooners Miguel and Estelle, to new comers Iggy Azalea and Odd Future's
Casey Veggies. And, in sticking to his Bay Area roots JACK has also worked with The Pack, rapper/singer Erk tha Jerk, Lil' B, and Kreayshawn. JACK is sponsored by Adidas and serves as the resident DJ at the Adidas Flagship store in downtown San Francisco. He has rocked the Paid Dues Music Festival as well as Rock the
Bells with Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, and 9th Wonder, the BET Music Matters Tour with Estelle, Wale's Ambition Tour & most recently The-Dream's Kill The Lights Tour.