ALEX WILEY, trapo

ALEX WILEY

trapo

Kembe X, Lucien Parker, DJay Mando

Tue. March 28, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

ALEX WILEY
ALEX WILEY
Alex Wiley is a 19 year old MC from the South side of Chicago. He has been building a steady buzz releasing songs like "#MoPurp" leading up to the release of his debut project, #ClubWiley, in the very near future. With the release last year of the Can I Borrow a Dollar EP w/ Village cohort Kembe X. Alex Wiley dropped #MoPurp featuring Chance the Rapper and Kembe X racking up nearly 100K views he has proven a force to be reckoned with on the Chicago music scene. He has opened for a number of sold out shows at venues across the country and is finally prepared to headline his own in his hometown and will be giving a preview of the highly anticipated #ClubWiley mixtape which will be released via Closed Sessions.
trapo
trapo
Age is a foreign concept to Trapo. The 17-year-old creates trans-genre experiments that boom with a confounding sense of maturity, nuance and intimacy, but to the kid that has been recording and mixing his own music since he was in fifth grade, this sudden ascension isn't surprising. "I didn't play magic cards or anything like that. I wasn't all that into sports. I've been only interested in music for literally my entire life," the Madison, Wis. native says. "I believe in certain signs. There's just no way that I could be doing this so young without having some talent that was just meant to come out." Trapo was included on Pigeons and Planes' "20 Under 20" and "Best New Artists" lists, and his arresting blend of dour hip-hop and hypnotic neo soul has been featured in outlets like BBC Radio, Complex, HipHopDX, The FADER and Hot New Hip-Hop. He was raised on gospel music and contemporary R&B, but his favorite artist is Isaiah Rashad and he extracts influence from every corner of the Internet. Motifs of DUIs, desolate nights with Remy bottles, steamy visages of Hispanic women and generational anxieties over social media appear throughout his discography, but each song contains an element of unpredictability that has made Trapo's fan base a vocal and fiercely loyal one. "The whole, 'you could be an astronaut' thing you hear as a kid never got to me. This is what I want to do. My music feels like freedom."
Kembe X
Kembe X
Kembe X is a teenage rapper from the South Suburbs of Chicago, who broke onto the scene with his debut mixtape "Self Rule" that was featured on sites such as 2dopeboyz, Illroots and Forbes as well as Impose Magazine. Him, Alex Wiley and his crew The Village have gained recent attention with their hit single "Dollar Please" from their group EP titled "Can I Borrow A Dollar". Kembe's sound is clearly rooted in chill, 90s thoughtful hip hop, although he's shown versatility on tracks such as "Dollar Please", "Extremely Good", and "Schemin On The Scoochies". He loves pizza, cheeseburgers, chicken and salad. Milkshakes are awesome too.
Lucien Parker
Lucien Parker
Lucien Parker is a Hip-Hop artist from the South Side of Minneapolis. He is a young, eager, ambitious artist who captures a melodic sound backed up by his driving baritone. Lucien has always had an interest in storytelling even before he spit his first verse. He strongly believes that his mission is to create music that will help liberate his culture from commodification. Lucien believes music can heal the soul but only if it is written from the writer’s own soul. Growing up a Black kid in a middle class neighborhood he was made aware of the stereotypes imposed on African American people as portrayed by the media today. Lucien says, “Music is a tool that can be used to change the world. It can be used as a platform to help eradicate a system that is hell bent on trapping people of color. I may only be a piece of the puzzle, but I will continue to make music that will continue to uplift my children, and their children after them transcending the boundaries of time and place.”

Lucien released his debut EP “Hip-Hop therapy” in September of 2014 which helped catapult him into the rap industry. Since then he has been featured artist on various blogs and tracks around the Midwest and he recently partnered with Strange Oasis Entertainment, LLC. Lucien released his second EP “Take A Breath” in November 2015.
DJay Mando
Venue Information:
The Frequency
121 W. Main Street
Madison, WI, 53703
http://madisonfrequency.com/