Malcolm London

Majestic Live Presents

Malcolm London

Rich Robbins

Sun. May 7, 2017

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

$8 ADV // $10 DOS

This event is 18 and over

+$3 under 21 surcharge collected at the door - waived with student ID

Malcolm London
Malcolm London
Malcolm London is a Chicago based educator / activist / poet / rapper who is affiliated with Chicago’s Savemoney crew. He hosts the Open Mike in Chicago with Chance The Rapper and his debut album OPIA features Donnie Trumpet, Vic Mensa, How to Dress Well and Jamila Woods.
Called the Gil-Scott Heron of this generation by Cornel West, Malcolm London is an internationally-recognized Chicago poet, activist, educator & musician. London brings vim & vigor to his energetic performances tackling tough contemporary issues head-on. He has appeared on PBS for the first ever televised TED Talk with John Legend & Bill Gates & has shared stages with actor Matt Damon & rapper Lupe Fiasco as a part of the The People Speak, Live! cast. He also appears on Season 2 of TVOne’s Verses & Flow. In 2011, Malcolm London won the Louder Than A Bomb youth poetry slam in his native Chicago, scooping the top award as both individual performer & with a team. The poet, performer & activist recently wrote & directed a spoken word infused play responding to the Zimmerman verdict called Two Years Later at the Goodman Theatre with an ensemble of five youth poets. As an organizer London was apart of a historic youth delegation to the United Nations in Geneva to address police violence in Chicago. In November of 2015 London was targeted & arrested by Chicago Police who claimed London assaulted a police officer but due to a international outcry via social media & hundreds of people’s presence at Cook County jail for court hearing to address these false claims all charges were dropped the very next day (#FreeMalcolmLondon). London, who runs the largest youth open mic in Chicago alongside friend Chance The Rapper, sees art as the intersection between justice & poetic imagination. Malcolm is now taking what he’s learned from teaching & becoming an artivist & putting it into music. His new project OPIA released Oct 17th is available free on Soundcloud & for streaming on iTunes & Apple Music & Spotify.
Rich Robbins
Rich Robbins
Rich Robbins is a 21-year old rapper from the Chicago area. As an emcee, music engineer, performing poet, and actor, his art acts as a means of finding legitimacy in a world he has yet to obtain a stable sense of self within. It is the performance narrative of a young man who has a home in both urban and suburban communities, thus Rich's art is a means of bridging those two worlds together by giving performance art that challenges stereotypes projected on the identities of both worlds. By taking influences from family, being biracial, and being a part of suburban/urban environments, the art he creates attempts to find a common ground amongst his peers in order to understand each other, and myself, beyond just "where you're from".
Venue Information:
The Frequency
121 W. Main Street
Madison, WI, 53703
http://madisonfrequency.com/