Kap G

Kap G

J.R. Donato, Paper Paulk, J-Krupt, Dallas Garcia

Fri Jul 21 2017

8:00 pm

$15.00 - $40.00

This event is all ages

Kap G
Kap G
Rapper from College Park, GA.
J.R. Donato
At just 21 years old, Chicago’s J.R. Donato—born Demetrius Gordon, Jr.— already has more than eight years in the rap game under his belt. But this isn’t just eight years of hallway freestyles and playground ciphers: by the time he reached his twenties, J.R. had already been mentored by hometown hero Twista and signed by Wiz Khalifa to his Taylor Gang label. From swiping his dad’s Tupac CDs out of the family car to begging his grandma for a copy of Get Rich or Die Trying for Christmas, JR was surrounded by music at a young age in his hometown of Waukegan, just north of Chicago.

By 13, he’d already landed a local hit, “500 Degrees,” under the name Young JR. Not long after, JR caught the attention of Twista, Chicago’s first bonafide rap star. He joined the veteran on high school tours throughout Chicago, spreading his buzz from the North side and beyond and seeing his city from a whole new perspective. JR's career began blossoming by his junior year when he found himself on tour with local legend Twista. Sure enough, the young MC soon crossed paths with Wiz Khalifa, one of his biggest inspirations. Wiz quickly became a mentor to JR, featuring him on his 2012 Cabin Fever 2 tape and signing him to his Taylor Gang label, where he remains the only Chicagoan of the crew.

On his 2014 mixtape North Pole, JR featured a range of guests, from Wiz to Ab-Soul to Iamsu!. But on his newest project, Fast Money & Freedom, there are no features; he’s determined to prove he can hold his own with no co-sign or outside help, even from his mentor Wiz. It’s a cohesive eight-song project that still shows JR’s versatility—from Atlanta-leaning trap rattlers to guitar-tinged stoner jams—and tells the story of his city from the eyes of an introspective North Sider with a lot of life experience at a young age.

By 13, he’d already landed a local hit, “500 Degrees,” under the name Young JR. Not long after, JR caught the attention of Twista, Chicago’s first bonafide rap star. He joined the veteran on high school tours throughout Chicago, spreading his buzz from the North side and beyond and seeing his city from a whole new perspective.Rap from Chicago’s North side often falls under the shadow of the city’s other regions, especially following the explosion of the South side-centric drill movement in recent years. But the Chicago experience extends far beyond any one sector of the city, and while JR’s music doesn’t fall under the umbrella of a nationally-recognized subgenre like drill, he likes it that way. “I didn’t come up in that era when drill started popping off,” he said. “But that’s not really shit to me. I like the fact that my come-up is gonna be different.” JR's career began blossoming by his junior year when he found himself on tour with local legend Twista. Sure enough, the young MC soon
crossed paths with Wiz Khalifa, one of his biggest inspirations. Wiz quickly became a mentor to JR, featuring him on his 2012 Cabin Fever 2 tape and signing him to his Taylor Gang label, where he remains the only Chicagoan of the crew. JR spent the next couple years touring with Wiz and the Gang on his Under the Influence of Music Tour, the opportunity of a lifetime for a Midwesterner still in his teens.

On his 2014 mixtape North Pole, JR featured a range of guests, from Wiz to Ab-Soul to Iamsu!. But on his newest project, Fast Money & Freedom, there are no features; he’s determined to prove he can hold his own with no co-sign or outside help, even from his mentor Wiz. It’s a cohesive eight-song project that still shows JR’s versatility—from Atlanta-leaning trap rattlers to guitar-tinged stoner jams—and tells the story of his city from the eyes of an introspective North Sider with a lot of life experience at a young age. “In Chicago, Fast Money & Freedom is the perfect way to describe how we look at life at 17, 18 years old,” he explains. “A lot of people drop out of school because they can’t go to school without getting into a fight that’s gonna lead to a shootout. So motherfuckers end up
focusing on other ways they can feed their family. That’s our mindstate here: fast money and freedom. We can’t think about college and all that slow motion shit. We gotta get it right now.” But for a rapper with almost a decade of experience before he could legally drink, JR’s still a 21 year old who loves Chicago sports teams, can quote any episode of Martin by heart, and likes vibing out in peaceful scenarios—maybe under the influence of some psychedelics—where he doesn’t have to worry about the troubles that shade his hometown. “That’s what we’re working hard for—to distance ourselves from as much negativity as we can,” he emphasized. “If I could smoke weed with everybody in the room and get them to feel like I’m feeling, that’s my idea of a good day.”
Paper Paulk
Devin Paper Paulk, born June 6th 1989, hails from Cleveland, OH as an honest, outspoken, and passionate emcee. Finding influence in such hip-hop greats as Jay Z, Nas, and Big L, Paulk takes pride in lyrical quality and considers his music to be soulful, heartfelt, and aggressive.

After finding true passion for music and poetry, Paulk made the decision to drop out of college, stop hustling, and focus on music as his full-time career. In late 2012 Paper Paulk released his first single "Never Change" (featured on DJ Steph Floss' Hot in Cleveland mixtape). Since then, Paulk has released two mixtapes, Street Dreaming Vol. I and Street Dreaming Vol. II, which caught the attention of not only major music blogs, Midwest Dj’s and publications such as Fakeshore Drive, but also Mally the Martian, the music director and producer behind Fabolous' and The Soul Tape series.

As a result of garnering such attention, Paper Paulk recently released his follow-up to the Street Dreaming series-- POWER, an EP entirely produced by Mally the Martian. Power serves as Paulk's first EP and features six records sonically enticing from start to finish. Power, the first of a two disc series includes a guest appearance from Pusha T, stay tuned for "Stay Committed" & “Moor Power”.
J-Krupt
J-Krupt A.K.A Krizzy Navarro is a Independent Artist whose created a Buzz in the Denver Metro Area he comes by way of Southern NJ where he Discovered his Love & Passion for Music, since arriving to Colorado J-Krupt has built up his HYPE Brand and has Opened up for the likes of Major Industry Artist such as 2 Chainz, Waka Flocka Flame, Ty Dolla $ign, Tory Lanez, & Wiz Khalifa just to name a few.
J-Krupt has a Relentless Work Ethic in which he Releases New Music Projects & Performs Regularly like Clock Work, his Buzz derives from his Powerful Stage Presence and High Energy Music. He is accompanied by DJ Wiser his Official DJ as well as his Hype Man Cascade Delucci

Keep your Ears & Eyes out for J-Krupt he is something special and he is on the Verge of amounting to Major things!
Dallas Garcia
Venue Information:
Marquis Theater
2009 Larimer Street
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.themarquistheatre.com/