Thu Dec 20 2018

7:00 PM

Middle East - Upstairs

472 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

$15.00

All Ages

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Leedz Edutainment Presents: DJ On & On Tribute - With Live Performances from Edo.G, Akrobatik, Slaine, OVM, Letia Larock, Rip Shop, D-Tension, Illin P, Boycott Blues, Bobby Bangers, DJ Tommy, DJ Knife, Van Stylez, Fakts One, Reel Drama and more.

 

$15 Advance / $20 Day of Show, All Ages, 7:00 pm doors

 

All profits go to the family of DJ ON & ON

The Middle East presents:
DJ On & On Tribute

  • Edo G

    Edo G

    Urban

  • Slaine

    Slaine

    Urban

    If you believe Life is hard yet one of the best gifts anyone can be granted, you’ll understand the journey of Slaine. The hard knocks and struggle of this Boston native may sound like good tidbits for a novel, television or mini-series. Hailing from the Dorchester area with deep connections in South Boston, Slaine’s life was patterned somewhat of a gypsy moving around often. Despite not having a normal home foundation, Slaine aspired like other starry eyed kids to become a force in the entertainment industry. Mapping out his plan to obtain his goals, Slaine packed his bags and moved to New York City and enrolled in the School of Visual Arts. After only seven months, an unfortunate altercation between Slaine and a school employee resulted in his expulsion at the school. 

    The incident was a major setback for Slaine that suspended his dream of becoming a filmmaker. Although dismayed and discouraged, Slaine prevailed over his setback and proceeded towards his pursuit into the entertainment industry via another way…music. His love for hip-hop was discovered at the early age of nine. "I started writing rhymes when I was nine years old, I use to record on my boom box with a pair of headphones plugged into the microphone jack. I felt they were just words on a page because I didn’t have an outlet to perform them.” Determined and focused, Slaine spent his nights as a club promoter to survive in the hard lonely streets of New York City. At the same time, he began recording and being managed by hip-hop legend MC Shan. While recording a demo in a studio operated by the Lordz of Brooklyn, SLAINE was introduced to Danny Boy O'Connor of House of Pain. 

    The introduction lead into him being signed to a production deal with DJ Lethal of House of Pain which led to the mix tape release ‘The White Man is the Devil: Volume 1’ and the formation of Special Teamz with Boston rap legends Edo G and Jaysaun. Special Teamz dropped a self-titled street CD after that, which garnered critical acclaim and allowed the group to tour in Europe. In a very short time, SLAINE had gone from living in poverty with a drug habit to traveling the world and working with hip-hop icons such as DJ Premier, Ill Bill, House of Pain, Cypress Hill, The Alchemist, and a host of other talented artists. He also became part of the collective LA COKA NOSTRA, alongside Ill Bill and all three members of House of Pain - Everlast, DJ Lethal, and Danny Boy. La Coka Nostra’s debut album, "A Brand You Can Trust" debuted at #84 on the Billboard Top 200 and #6 on the Rap charts, sending a message to the masses that the group’s brand of gritty hip-hop was exactly what fans of the genre had been waiting for. 

    Slaine's name continued to grow far past his hometown of Boston due to the exposure he has received in publications such as The Source, XXL, The New York Times, The Boston Herald, and has performed sold out shows across the globe. SLAINE has been nominated for a Boston Music Award and received 4 trophies at The Mass Industry Committee's hip-hop awards including one for Best Lyricist. 

    As his music career expanded, a personal battle with drugs became a focal point that reared its ugly head. After overdoses, hospital visits and a whirlwind of drugs and violence, SLAINE finally checked into rehab. Instantly, he found himself with homeless drug addicts and realized he was no different than any of them. "Everybody had a story to tell. That was where the idea and the hunger for "The White Man is the Devil" was born. "The White Man" is a cocaine reference, not a declaration of self hate."


    Since conquering his addiction, Slaine’s was presented with new and exciting possibilities…Acting. A chance of a lifetime presented itself through an unexpected ally, hometown hero and Academy Award winner Ben Affleck. SLAINE made his acting debut with his portrayal of Bubba Rogowski in Affleck's return to screenwriting and directorial debut "Gone Baby Gone". The film was critically acclaimed and led to Slaine being offered a larger role as a bank robber in the blockbuster “The Town” featuring Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), and Jon Hamm (Mad Men). He is also been in films, “The Crack Down” and “Bad Blood” and in the upcoming movie “Cogan’s Trade” with Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta and James Gandolfini.

    While Slaine’s acting career has allowed him to blaze new paths, his venomous lyrical attack burns hotter than ever on his debut solo album, "A World With No Skies 2.0", which drops on August 16th , 2011 through Suburban Noize Records. With hard hitting lyrical content, and vicious delivery, "A World with No Skies 2.0" instantly takes hip-hop back to its grimy roots on the streets. To execute his dark musical vision, Slaine enlisted the help of his La Coka Nostra brothers Everlast and ILL BILL, as well as Cypress Hill’s B-Real and Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks to create a dark hip-hop album that hits squarely in the jaw. "Even though I started my career as a solo artist by hustling my ‘The White Man is the Devil’ mixtapes, I think people are more familiar with me from Special Teamz and La Coka Nostra,” commented Slaine. “With this album I set out to create a soundscape that brings you into my world as an individual which is a bad place to be. It is hard, dark and aggressive from the beats to the lyrics, and a deeply personal trip through my life and the things that made me who I am today. A ‘World with No Skies’ is a look into my psyche and a vision of my dreams, nightmares, and realities."

    Despite his ups and downs throughout his career, Slaine’s living his life to the fullest. "I love making music that means something to me, I am grateful for all the experiences that I have had—good and bad. I am lucky to be alive, but my past also made me who I am today.”

     

  • Akrobatik

    Akrobatik

    Urban

    Boston rapper Akrobatik (born Jared Bridgeman) released his first single, Ruff Enough, in 1998. Independent New York label Rawkus released his second single, Internet MCs, but it was his next release, Say Yes Say Word, that achieved anthem status and solidified Akrobatik's reputation as a talented MC. A frequent partner in rhyme with fellow Bostonian Mr. Lif, Akrobatik appeared on both the Emergency Rations EP and Lif's full-length, I Phantom, before dropping his own excellent debut, Balance, in 2003. In 2005 the MC, along with Mr. Lif and DJ Fakts One, as the Perceptionists (a name they had had since 2000), released the album Black Dialogue on Def Jux, and that same year Akro signed a solo contract with Fat Beats. Before releasing his next LP, the rapper found a gig with popular Boston radio station 95.5 FM announcing the daily sports news in verse in the "Sports Rap-Up" segment. Finally, in February of 2008, Absolute Value, an album that featured guest appearances from Talib Kweli, Little Brother, and of course, Mr. Lif and Fakts One, came out. ~ Wade Kergan & Marisa Brown, Rovi

  • OVM

    OVM

    Urban

  • Letia Larock

    Letia Larock

    Urban

  • Rip Shop

    Rip Shop

    Alternative Rap

  • D-Tension

    D-Tension

    Urban

  • Illin P

    Illin P

    Urban

  • Boycott Blues

    Boycott Blues

    Urban

  • Bobby Banger

    Bobby Banger

    Urban

  • DJ Tommy

    DJ Tommy

    Hip-Hop/Rap

  • DJ Knife

    DJ Knife

    Dance

  • Van Stylez

    Van Stylez

    Urban

  • Fakts One

    Fakts One

    Urban

  • Reel Drama

    Reel Drama

    Urban

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I realize that this I.D. policy is required by law and not subject to staff discretion.

The Middle East presents:

DJ On & On Tribute

Thu Dec 20 2018 7:00 PM

Middle East - Upstairs Cambridge MA
DJ On & On Tribute

$15.00 All Ages

Leedz Edutainment Presents: DJ On & On Tribute - With Live Performances from Edo.G, Akrobatik, Slaine, OVM, Letia Larock, Rip Shop, D-Tension, Illin P, Boycott Blues, Bobby Bangers, DJ Tommy, DJ Knife, Van Stylez, Fakts One, Reel Drama and more.

 

$15 Advance / $20 Day of Show, All Ages, 7:00 pm doors

 

All profits go to the family of DJ ON & ON

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

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All Ages
limit 10 per person
GA
Gen Admission | Fees Apply To All Online/Phone Purchases
$15.00

Delivery Method

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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

FAQ:

*To place an order by phone, please call TicketWeb US at 1-866-777-8932

*WILL CALL CUSTOMERS* - Will Call pick up is located at the Door when doors open, night of show (*NOTE: Will Call never closes), you'll just need to show your I.D.

**PLEASE NOTE: The time listed on the ticket is the time when doors open, not when the performance starts. For up to date set times, check www.twitter.com/MidEastClub or call our Box Office Hotline at 1-617-864-3278 and enter *100 at the prompt.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

I understand that my email address will be added to the venue and/or promoter's email update list and I know that I am welcome to unsubscribe at any time.

I understand that VALID I.D. is required for entry for events that are 18+ or 21+ and that if I do not provide a VALID I.D. I will be denied admission.

I understand that for All Ages events VALID I.D. is only required by anyone over 21 who wishes to purchase or consume alcohol, regardless of apparent age - NO EXCEPTIONS.

I understand that if I am over 21 and do not provide valid I.D., I will not be served alcohol.

I understand that anyone who consumes alcohol without having provided proper I.D. or is under 21 will be ejected from the venue without refund.

I understand that, per order of the City of Cambridge, only the following forms of I.D. are considered valid:
* a current US- or Canada-issued driver's license,
* a current Massachusetts liquor I.D.,
* a current US Military I.D., or
* a current Passport.

I understand that student I.D.'s and foreign driver's licenses are NOT considered valid. I understand that if I try to use a student I.D. or foreign driver's license, I will be denied admission.

I realize that this I.D. policy is required by law and not subject to staff discretion.