Armand Hammer, Pink Navel, ShrapKnel

Sun Oct 10 2021

8:00 PM

Middle East - Upstairs

472 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

All Ages

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The Middle East presents: Armand Hammer - All Ages, $20 Advance / $20 Day of Show, 8:00 PM Doors

Armand Hammer

Pink Navel

ShrapKnel

https://www.facebook.com/hammerandarm

" Armand Hammer raps from another dimension, it's on us to catch up " - NPR 

 

" The rappers are superb foils for one another " - Pitchfork  

 

Haram is a mercurial collaboration between incendiary rap duo Armand Hammer, and living legend The Alchemist. For the first time ELUCID and billy woods have crafted an album with a single producer and the result is extraordinary. With their unmatched penchant for stirring imagery and incisive storytelling, the two rappers dive into an ocean of Alchemist’s creation: warmly inviting on the surface, black and bonecrushingly cold at depth. Haram is a collection of the profane and the pure; a reminder that that which is forbidden is also sacrosanct.


The artists are joined by their friends and fellow travelers on this journey. KAYANA’s golden voice upps the wattage on “Black Sunlight,” while Fielded’s sultry alto gets chopped and screwed on “Aubergine”. Earl Sweatshirt makes a sun-soaked appearance, while Curly Castro and Amani mix like ice and salt on Brooklyn sidewalks and Quelle Chris, as always, finds a pocket all his own. Still, there is a natural rapport that belies the New York-to-Los Angeles-and-back nature of the project, allowing Haram to be more than the sum of its parts, however impressive those parts may be. This isn’t just the genre’s most insistent contemporary voices paired with arguably its best producer. This is when you buy a beautiful house only to discover, hidden behind a heavy bookcase, a stairway twisting up and away into the darkness.

The Middle East presents:
Armand Hammer, Pink Navel, ShrapKnel

  • SOLD OUT EVERY TICKET HAS BEEN SOLD Tickets WILL NOT be available at the door
  • Armand Hammer

    Armand Hammer

    Hip-Hop/Rap

  • Pink Navel

    Pink Navel

    Alternative Rap

  • ShrapKnel

    ShrapKnel

    Hip-Hop/Rap

The Middle East presents:

Armand Hammer, Pink Navel, ShrapKnel

Sun Oct 10 2021 8:00 PM

Middle East - Upstairs Cambridge MA
Armand Hammer, Pink Navel, ShrapKnel
  • SOLD OUT EVERY TICKET HAS BEEN SOLD Tickets WILL NOT be available at the door

All Ages

The Middle East presents: Armand Hammer - All Ages, $20 Advance / $20 Day of Show, 8:00 PM Doors

Armand Hammer

Pink Navel

ShrapKnel

https://www.facebook.com/hammerandarm

" Armand Hammer raps from another dimension, it's on us to catch up " - NPR 

 

" The rappers are superb foils for one another " - Pitchfork  

 

Haram is a mercurial collaboration between incendiary rap duo Armand Hammer, and living legend The Alchemist. For the first time ELUCID and billy woods have crafted an album with a single producer and the result is extraordinary. With their unmatched penchant for stirring imagery and incisive storytelling, the two rappers dive into an ocean of Alchemist’s creation: warmly inviting on the surface, black and bonecrushingly cold at depth. Haram is a collection of the profane and the pure; a reminder that that which is forbidden is also sacrosanct.


The artists are joined by their friends and fellow travelers on this journey. KAYANA’s golden voice upps the wattage on “Black Sunlight,” while Fielded’s sultry alto gets chopped and screwed on “Aubergine”. Earl Sweatshirt makes a sun-soaked appearance, while Curly Castro and Amani mix like ice and salt on Brooklyn sidewalks and Quelle Chris, as always, finds a pocket all his own. Still, there is a natural rapport that belies the New York-to-Los Angeles-and-back nature of the project, allowing Haram to be more than the sum of its parts, however impressive those parts may be. This isn’t just the genre’s most insistent contemporary voices paired with arguably its best producer. This is when you buy a beautiful house only to discover, hidden behind a heavy bookcase, a stairway twisting up and away into the darkness.