Rakim

BKG Presents

Rakim

Teri Legato, BullHead*ded, Hiatus, Company 8, TEQNiK G, Wes Rawkins

Thu Mar 16 2017

7:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$15.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

Rakim
Rakim
In 1986, Rakim started to work with New York-based producer-DJ Eric B. The duo—known as Eric B & Rakim—is widely regarded as among the most influential and groundbreaking of hip-hop groups, due in no small part to Rakim's technical abilities. The duo’s first single, "Eric B. Is President" was a success and got the duo a contract with the fledgling Island Records sub-label 4th & B'way. The duo’s next single, the smash “I Know You Got Soul,” sparked early debate on the legality of unauthorized, uncredited sampling when James Brown sued to prevent the duo's use of a fragment of his music. It also established Brown's back catalog as a hip musical mining ground for a new generation of hip-hop programmers. Their first full album, Paid In Full, was released in 1987. causing a stir in the hip-hop music world due to its novel sound, approach, and subject matter. Rakim pioneered a practice previously unknown to hip-hop called internal rhyming. Already an important aspect of traditional poetry, where rhymes could be found throughout the bar of a lyric which added to the rhythmic complexity of the song: "I keep the mic at Fahrenheit, freeze MCs, make 'em colder/The listeners system is kicking like solar/As I memorize, advertise like a poet/Keep it goin', when I'm flowin' smooth enough, you know it's rough." Instead of two rhyming syllables within two lines at the end of the lines, as we would find in the older hip-hop style displayed above, we have 18 rhyming syllables in just four lines. Rakim also introduced a lyrical technique known as cliffhanging and popularized the use of metaphors with multiple meanings. His songs were the first to really impart hip-hop music lyrics with a serious poetic device sensibility. Eric B & Rakim went on to produce three more successful albums, all now considered hip hop standards. Prior to Rakim, hip-hop music lyricism was usually rather simple from a structural standpoint and the ideas it expressed were easy and direct. Many hip-hop artists (both underground and mainstream) acknowledge a huge debt to Rakim's innovative style. He is given credit for popularizing the heavy use of internal rhymes in hip-hop—rhymes that are not necessary to the overall rhyme scheme of the verse, but occur between the endpoints of lines and stanzas, serving to increase the alliteration, assonance, and emphasis of the rhyme. He is also credited for the jazzy, heavily stylistic, seemingly effortless delivery of his lyrical content.
Teri Legato
Teri Legato
Teri Legato - Hip-Hop / Rap Artist, Songwriter, Actress, Director
BullHead*ded
BullHead*ded
BullHead*ded: the next big thing to hit the hip-hop community. After doing somewhere around 100 shows together in 2009 it was only natural for two of Colorado's premier hip hop groups to team up. Made Up Minds members Nato and ZET joined forces with Too Tone Taurus members Che Bong and JayPeS. to form the super group BullHead*ded. These four sharp-minded, strong-willed and BullHead*ded individuals will not let anything stand in their way. Not since the glory days of hip-hop has there been a power-house group of M.C.s all with there own unique style and flavor holding there own. Backed by the masterful production of Nato, BullHead*ded's music is upbeat, stimulating and intellectual. It is the type of music that moves your body as well as your mind. Armed with epic music, an unforgettable live performance and a BullHead*ded mind set this team is unstoppabull. BullHead*ded's debut album "Just The Tip" will be dropping summer 2012, to add to an already impressive list of releases including member Che-Bong's "Sleeping While You're Awake", and Made Up Mind's release "Of Sound Mind". No matter what the Chinese calendar says, 2012 is the year of the BULL. They are hitting the road and touring the beautiful countryside. Catch them in your town at you favorite venue. BullHead*ded has shared the stage with such greats as: Sage Francis, Pharoahe Monch, Dilated Peoples, People Under The Stairs, Doomtree, Souls Of Mischief, Del, Solillaquists Of Sound, Zion-I, EL-P, Mr. Dibbs, Pato Banton, Free Moral Agents, Astronautalis, Josh Martinez, Grayskul, Eyedea and Abilities, The Chicharones, Qwel, J-Live, Sleep, Planet Asia, Tha Alkaholiks, Ugly Duckling, DarkTimeSunshine, Glue, Sweatshop Union and many more.
Hiatus
Hiatus
Bad Muthafuckas
Company 8
Company 8
Company 8 is:

Kevin Mitchell
Stoney Bertz
MILOGIC
Frank G.
Reflecshaun
Emily Strange
Lord Damage
Producer Naj
TEQNiK G
TEQNiK G
TEQNiK G is a Hip Hop Artist / Producer from Widefield, Colorado. Specializing in keeping alive that pure boom bap style considered to be the Golden Age Era of Hip Hop, TEQNiK G represents a time when emcee's were lyricists and beats were classically raw.
Wes Rawkins
Wes Rawkins
Wes Rawkins is a Colorado Springs Emcee

Wes was raised in a low-income household and was the youngest of 3 children in what many would label a dysfunctional home. Some of Wes' earliest memories are sleeping in different motels or the family car and consistently being in and out of foster care. In his youth, Wes would draw every day.

Inspired by Dragon Ball, TMNT, PokéMon and many other classic comics and video games, Wes would eventually start writing and illustrating his very own comic books. However, Wes' writing style was much more parodying or satirical than his influences. Particularly, these books contained foul language, crude jokes, and material some may find offensive. But it was this creative outlet that would ultimately help shape him into the free-thinking and humorous
artist he has become today.

Upon turning 16, Wes put down the pencil and picked up the pen. Influenced by artists such as
Eminem, Nas, Slick Rick, Big L, Big Pun, Jin The Emcee, and more.
Rawkins began his journey into the underground rap circuit and plans to only further continue his legacy.
Venue Information:
Black Sheep
2106 E. Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
http://www.blacksheeprocks.com/