Oxbow's Hip-Hops Presents: MR. LIF & More
Get Ready! On Saturday, March 18th Oxbow Brewing Company PRESENTS: Hip-Hops Round 2 - Where incredible Hip-Hop music meets the best in Craft Beer!
Hosted by Ben Shorr & DJ Myth, Hip-Hops is proud to be featuring Boston Hip-Hop Legend Mr. Lif of Mello Music Group, Thievery Corporation, and The Perceptionists.
Joining Mr. Lif on the 'Hip-Hops: Round 2' roster is a dope lineup of talented & hard-working MCs & DJs: Trails, APE the GRiM, Shameek the God, Shane Reis, Myles Bullen Music, FAROUT, Peace Out Pat, The Human Speakers (eyenine, DJ Myth, Seth on Gray Street) & Ben Shorr
Hip-Hops: round 2 is a 21+ show. Tickets are $10 at the door, the show is from 7:30pm-12:00am the evening of Saturday, March 18th 2017 at Oxbow Brewing at 49 Washington Ave. Portland, Maine.
Mr. Lif, the former Definitive Jux Records stand-out, and multiple winner of Boston Music Awards Hip-Hop artist of the year, released 2 solo albums in 2016 ("Don't Look Down" & "The Life & Death of Scenery"), a Thievery Corporation album, and a The Perceptionists album due out this spring! Having dropped multiple records in the early to mid-2000's widely considered to be "underground classics", having already created an incredible hip-hop and world music legacy, Lif continues to put out his best work with each release, all while touring the world over.
Trails is a hip-hop duo of rapper Syn The Shaman & producer/DJ TheLin. Syn the Shaman has been a staple in Portland hip-hop dating back to his days with Live Poets. TheLin is a master of engineering and producing hip-hop music, and this group's chemistry and fluidity continues to set the bar high.
APE the GRiM is a rapper's rapper, a revered battler, a b-boy, a DJ, he does it all including his signiture Hat Tricks. Don't ask, you have to see it! Ape is a ferocious, funny, witty, quick tongued emcee from New Hampshire who cut his chops embarrassing hopeful emcees in battles from Portland to Boston and further. A member of The Trap Jaw Affiliates and extended member of ShowOff Records, expect the unexpected when Ape takes the Mic!
Shane Reis is a member of the Spose-formed P. Dank - Preposterously Dank Entertainment collective. Shane Reis has been making waves recently, literally with his new hit song "Waves" being played all over the airwaves on the radio. Check out his new album "X Any Means"
Shameek Supremist Knowtheledge aka Shameek the God is a heavy-hitting emcee, as demonstrated on his most recent album "God Complex", and in many shows he has done over the years as a solo artist or in one of a few hip-hop collectives.. Expect the follow up to "God Complex" sometime this spring or summer!
FAROUT is an incredibly artistic rapper from Kansas City/St. Louis who spends much of his time touring the country! We are lucky to catch him on the last leg of his current cross-country tour just in time for HIP-HOPS! A producer and an MC, he is known for his thorough and interesting concept songs, and ability to change speeds and really live in his songs. His current tour is called "The Taco Tour".
Myles Bullen Music - Myles is an alternative hip hop MC, who has traveled the United States and Europe peforming his brand of rapping & spoken word. He has a often socially aware, meditative, style, able to captivate with his voice behind as simplistic music as a lone bongo, or a full on orchestra. Check out his newest full length album "Every Flower in the Meadow Belongs" @ www.mylesbullen.com
Peace Out Pat is a Portland-based Rapper and producer. He is heavily involved with the Monday Of The Minds crew in Portland. He has a deceptively witty and over-the-top style, that hits its mark by creeping up on the listener with funky and new age type of groove that makes you forget he is actually talking about important topics!
The HUMAN SPEAKERS is a trio of DJ Myth and rappers eyenine & Seth on Gray Street (formerly MC Nobody Cares). This New Hampshire hip-hop groups heavy-hitting, ear-pounding style of intense back & forth rap with insane cuts by the gifted DJ Myth, has them really living up to their name. All 3 quite successful on their own as solo artists, it is a treat to get this voltron-style hip-hop formation at Hip-Hops: round 2!
Ben Shorr is an emcee from Portland, Maine, respected for a fearless approach to rapping, known for freestyling, an enthusiastic stage presence & for his latest release "Live & Direct". Ben Shorr is currently working on his 2nd full length album set to be released in the late spring/early summer.