The Primeridian / Tomorrow Kings / Pugs Atomz / Hank McCoy & M.U.T.T. / hosted by Shadowmaster & DJ Epik 1
Friday, Nov 30, 2012 9:30 PM CST
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Don't miss out on a serious underground event. Things are getting more real every day on Western Ave. and Nov. 30th is no exception! THE PRIMERIDIAN are a conscious, obscenely talented duo comprised of SIMEON aka ‘V’ and DARSHON ‘RACE’ GIBBS, an electrifying and captivating combo from Chicago’s south side. The group has remained active in the community, working extensively with youth and anti-war groups, taking listeners on a soulful mental ride filled with honest, genuine, and inspiring critical lyricism that touches on politics, relationships and the present state of hip hop. TOMORROW KINGS is a group of seven emcees and one DJ with a wealth of musical styles and artistic directions at their command. The central aim of the collective is to break the typical mold usually prescribed to Hip Hop artists through creative deviations that shed light on life in a globalized and postmodern world. With several distinct styles of delivery and cadence along with their own varied influences, each emcee plays their part, be it traditional storytelling and skilled rhyming to vivid hardcore imagery and avant-garde soundscapes. Pittsburgh-born, Englewood-raised PUGS ATOMZ hits the stage tonight with his patented, laid-back style of rap that always stays true to the beat. A self-proclaimed “professional talker,” PUGS is known for creating lyrically braggadocios and socially conscious hip hop soul music with a touch of blues. His goal is to document himself, his friends and the like-minded experiences and individuals he encounters through video, art and music. Host for the night’s rap battle, HANK MCCOY will also be teaming up with M.U.T.T. for a duo-set to kick off the post-battle night of authentic, kick-ass underground CHICAGO hip hop unlike anything we’ve ever hosted at the Bottle.