(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Epiphany Center For The Arts: Epiphany Hall
201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607
Hip-Hop Music Series Presents: R.A.P. Ferreira's 10,000 MILES OF FRAGRANT FLOWERS JOIN MY EXCELLENT CAUSE' with special guest BLAX Date: Thursday,
Hip-Hop Music Series Presents: R.A.P. Ferreira's 10,000 MILES OF FRAGRANT FLOWERS JOIN MY EXCELLENT CAUSE' with special guest BLAX
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022
Doors: 5pm for Golden Hour
Tickets: $25 - General Admission
R.A.P. Ferreira fka milo aka scallops hotel is an mc, producer and theorist working in the Black arts tradition commonly categorized as rap. Having founded the label ruby yacht in 2015 and since releasing all of his music through this channel, Ferreira has earned a sizable following within independent hip hop by rigorous, constant touring and an elevated, explorational style of performance. He is known for an uncompromised, utopic flow that speaks directly to the root of the listener.
By 2018, the young artist galvanized his presence in the American rap scene with the opening of Soulfolks Records & Tapes in Biddeford, Maine. Ferreira has a sprawling, limitless catalog ranging years, names, geographies, intentions, collaborations, and vocabularies.
In an era defined by keyword search, soundbyte, cosign, marketing and virality this artist’s work stands out by not cow tailing to the movements and trends of the digital sphere.
He currently makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee where he continues to helm the Ruby Yacht while studying to become a blues guitar legend.
Open Mike Eagle:
Open Mike Eagle spent the 2010s finding comedy in rap music and American nightmares. On albums like Brick Body Kids Still Daydream and Dark Comedy, he delivered hilarious socio-political insights via half-sung verses laid atop progressive production. Acclaim from publications like Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and NPR coincided with headlining solo tours and top-billing at events like Adult Swim Festival. Between studio sessions, Eagle co-founded The New Negroes, a standup-meets-music variety show that explores perceptions of blackness. He and co-founder Baron Vaughn brought the show to Upright Citizens Brigade, Comedy Central, and venues around the U.S. Since founding his record label Auto Reverse Records, though, Eagle has scaled back the jokes. He’s finally unpacking his traumas and acknowledging their impact.
With over a dozen solo and collaborative projects to his name, Eagle has spent his career redefining and expanding the parameters of “art rap,” the term he coined as a shorthand for leftfield and avant-garde rap music. On Dark Comedy, which Pitchfork called “one of the most compelling indie-rap listens of ,” he chronicled everything from smartphone addiction to
the realities of being an indie artist in the streaming era with self-deprecation and side-splitting absurdity. 2017’s Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music Group) marked Eagle’s shift toward examining trauma.
Anime, Trauma, and Divorce is Eagle’s first full-length album on Auto Reverse and the most personal project of his career. On the verge of middle age, reeling from the collapse of his marriage, he probes the darkness of his past and searches for lights to guide him forward. This is the sound of a broken man sifting through the pieces while trying to rebuild, the struggle to self-critique while practicing self-care.
BLAX, emcee/singer/songwriter/producer from Milwaukee, WI has been paving his own lane since the early 2000’s - establishing himself as one of the midwest’s rising talents. After suffering the untimely loss of his son during the summer of 2018, BLAX stepped away from the scene to grieve, re-focus and reinvigorate.
Accomplishments have become the foundation and bedrock for BLAX. Having been featured in Fader magazine, The Source, Respect Magazine, The RapFest and many more - even being listed as the best Rap/hip Hop artist of 2018 by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry awards council.
BLAX has just recently released his latest full length album “Angeline” on Social Misfits/Next Records.
Stop by Epiphany for the Acoustic Music Series concert and be sure to hit Golden Hour before-hand for drinks and lite-bites! Doors open at 5pm Wednesday - Saturday for Golden Hour with 1/2 priced bottles of wine and other specials!
Come early to EXPLORE and DISCOVER your own EPIPHANY… our art galleries are open and there is free entertainment before the show!
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