Author: Joycelynn Okezie
DOORS: 7:00 PM
REGENT THEATER DTLA
448 S Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
REXX LIFE RAJ
HOUSE DJ: DREA FAUX REAL
ALL DEF MUSIC PRESENTS…
A triple threat rapper/emcee/producer with all the bangers, Bay Area artist IAMSU! graces the All Def stage August 9th! Known for being apart of the Heartbreak Gang and growing up in Richmond, IAMSU!’s music is heavily influenced by the Bay. Since stepping foot in the game in 2009, he’s released eight mixtapes. Last month Suzy dropped a new project titled 06 SOLARA – dedicated to the first car he ever bought. The 10-track tape features guest appearances from Goldie, Showbanga, Drakeo The Ruler, Nef The Pharaoh, and Doc Dolla + is entirely produced by himself.
Rexx Life Raj – The proud Berkeley native has a lot to say about the music coming out of the Bay when he states, “The Bay is lit right now. I feel like for a long time the Bay was just known for the hyphy shit, which is dope, but there’s definitely a lot more to us. There are hella bubbling artists creating their own lanes and making names for themselves.” We agree! Raj’s music is poetic and different, something you usually wouldn’t expect when hearing Bay influenced songs. It is familiar yet new. Raj crafts rhymes that touch upon accessible and honest topics, making poignant observations about daily life without shying away from thoughtful introspection.
Hailing from East Oakland, rapper ALLBLACK is the next big thing coming out of the Bay. Over the past year, ALLBLACK has been ticking off accomplishments: dinner with elder statesman E-40, features from West Coast hitters Nef the Pharaoh and 03 Greedo on his newest EP, Outcalls and selling out a local co-headlining show in February with OMB Peezy. In his music, ALLBLACK stands as the protagonist of his story, often using football terminology to rap about the plays he makes as a pimp. If the frame was shifted to center another member of his trade, a different story and a different game might appear. We’re excited to see what ALLBLACK does next!
Daghe doesn’t have a bio – In fact, his official site says just that. In spite of this, he and his MORE+VIBES crew have been making noise up and down the coast of Cali for the last three years. He’s most recently been seen on tour with G-Eazy, and his energy / on-stage routines are unmatched. In the words of Daghe, “I be doing a bunch of random shit and keepin it lit with my woes!”