Blueprint + DJ Rare Groove w/ The Lynguistic Civilians, Maiden Voyage, Bless the Child, & Somewhere in the Solution |
When: 10/24/2014 @ 9:00 pm
18+ $7 ADV // $10 DOS
Blueprint (Columbus, OH) -
Blueprint (aka Printmatic), is an emcee/producer from the city of Columbus, OH who began his career with the release of a couple unassuming cassette tapes in 1999. The success of those tapes at a local level inspired he and his crew to form their own independent label, Weightless Recordings, and led to national and international distribution of their releases. Those early recordings eventually spread to the internet (still new at the time), and propelled the Weightless crew to national recognition, as a part of the fast-rising Columbus hip-hop scene that included acts like Illogic, Camu Tao, RJD2, Copywrite, Greenhouse Effect, DJ Przm & Spitball, J. Rawls, and The MHz.
Although his initial buzz came from his work as a producer, the formation of Soul Position with instrumentalist RJD2 pushed Blueprint into the spotlight as an emcee. The duo signed to independent powerhouse label Rhymesayers Entertainment, and released three critically acclaimed projects (Unlimited, 8-Million Stories, and Things Go Better with RJ & Al), that were featured in outlets like Spin, URB, XLR8R, and Hiphopsite.com among others.
In his 12+ year music career, he has been on the cover of the Columbus Alive three times, the cover of Ghetto Blaster Magazine, been on the front page of MTV.com, had his video in regular rotation on MTV & MTVu, and toured the United States (15x), Canada (8x), & Europe (5x). His Soul Position crew has headlined a sold-out nationwide tour, and he has toured with acts such as Atmosphere, Murs, Brother Ali, Living Legends, Evidence, Blowfly, Islands, Grieves & Budo, and Eyedea & Abilities on his way to becoming one of the most respected artists in underground hip-hop
DJ Rare Groove (L.A. / Cincinnati, OH) -
DJ Rare Groove grew up in Los Angeles, CA and moved to Cincinnati OH to escape the hustle and bustle of wild city life. After becoming a big part into the local scene by playing beats, breaks, and grooves back when nobody else was doing it, he crossed paths with Blueprint, who had recently relocated to cincinnati as well after college. The two immediately became friends and Blueprint told raregroove that if he ever decided to pursue a solo career that Rare Groove would be his DJ.
That day came in late 2004 and Rare Groove has been Blueprint's touring DJ ever since, touring the United States, Canada, and Europe together, rocking shows and making people dance.
The Lynguistic Civilians (BTV) -
Hailing from the green hills of Burlington Vermont, the Lynguistic Civilians have been making music together since 2010 being voted "Vermont's Best Hip Hop" by Seven Days VT three years running. Since their initial debut in 2009 Walshie Steeze, Mike Fulton, LC and Mr. Burns have performed over 250 shows all over New England. They are a focused group of individuals with a passion for Hip Hop and expressing it through their music wherever they can.
With all in house production and lyrics The Civilians have an approach on making music that allows everyones individual talents to flourish. A family of MC's and DJ's they have captivated crowds of all ages while having the honor of sharing the stage with some of hip hop's greats. They have two releases, 2011's A Hard Act To Follow e.p. and their 2013 full length album Better Late Than Never.
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