Tech N9ne

Tech N9ne

Krizz Kaliko, Just Juice, Joey Cool, King Iso

Thu Jun 21 2018

Doors: 4:00 pm / Show: 5:00 pm

$30.00 - $35.00

This event is all ages

This is an OUTSIDE EVENT in the parking lot!

Tech N9ne
Tech N9ne
The independent underground would not be what it is today without pioneers like Strange Music cofounder Tech N9ne. Tech’s unparalleled tour schedule and signature rapid-fire “chopper” style combined with the business acumen of Strange Music CEO Travis O’Guin have molded Strange Music into the number one independent hip-hop label in the world. In less than two decades, Tech himself has earned three gold records, sold over two million albums, and made multiple appearances on Forbes’s “Hip-Hop Cash Kings” list. Tech’s multi-faceted skillset has not gone unrecognized by artists of all genres, exemplified by collaborations with such diverse artists as The Doors, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Eminem, and Boyz II Men, to name just a few. Everyone from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to Elton John has been spotted bumping Tech N9ne records, a testament to constant reinvention and inarguable excellence that has become standard of Tech’s work. It’s by no coincidence that his latest label-wide collaborative project was named Dominion – Tech N9ne will not stop until he and Strange Music have completely dominated the world of hip-hop and beyond.
Krizz Kaliko
Krizz Kaliko
It's not every day a musical genius is born. With the release of his third solo CD, SHOCK TREATMENT, KRIZZ KALIKO convincingly claims that title. After working with Tech N9ne and Strange Music for 10 years, performing over 200 shows a year, KRIZZ KALIKO has earned a spot among Hip Hop's elite. His solo debut, 2008's Vitiligo, landed at No. 19 on the Billboard charts and he has been instrumental in Tech N9ne's incredible success: In 2008, Tech N9ne SoundScanned over one million units, making him the most successful independent Hip Hop artist in history.

KRIZZ KALIKO is the sonic "glue" of Strange Music. "I'm Tech's right hand man in writing," he says. "It's a weird, beautiful chemistry. Tech and Travis [O'Guin] handle the business, and Tech and I are the creative force at Strange Music. The yin and the yang. Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. Tech and I have the same philosophy about the quality of music. We've been working together so long I know where he wants to go."

Born in Kansas City, MO., KRIZZ KALIKO was raised by a mom who spoon-fed him music. As an opera and gospel singer, as well as being the choir director of their church, his mother sang to him and, fortunately, made him sing with his sisters. He performed in the choir all throughout his early teens and his mom often treated the family to live concerts from artists like the Gap Band and Run-DMC. By the time KRIZZ KALIKO met Tech N9ne, he was already trying to figure out how to fuse opera and Hip Hop.
Just Juice
Just Juice
Just Juice is a 21-year-old independent hip-hop artist coming out of the greater Boston, MA area. His aim is to bring flavor back into the genre we all know and love.
Joey Cool
Joey Cool
A presence that precedes him Joey Cool is a giant in the local scene. With performances and collaborations with well known artists like Dutch Newman, COA, JL B.Hood, Mac Lethal and Tech N9ne Joey Cool is no stranger to the local limelight. Also a part of the group 3 the Hard Way Joey displays his talent in a variety of different ways. With a long list of mixtapes, EPs and albums including Deliverance 1, 2 and 3, Unexpected EP, Unheard EP, Onslaught, and Swanky Joey Cool has been busy making his mark in Kansas City hip hop. Able to attract fans with a variety of different tastes this artist is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with.

Joey Cool’s style is portrayed in his name and could be easily described as that... cool. Known for his self-created “Swanky” style Joey Cool emanates this style in his tracks and performances. A style that is very laid back and feel good comes out mixed with lyrics that make Joey Cool beyond comparison with other artists. No one in the local scene is doing it like Joey Cool is doing it. With musical influences from all different genres of music from classic rock to Muddy Waters to hip hop Joey Cool is the type of rapper that can rap on anything.

Joey Cool’s debut independent album Magnum Opus has been the best received so far and is available for download at thejoeycool.bandcamp.com. It is obvious that a lot of work was put into this album and the sound quality is great. Joey Cool was able to display his true potential as an artist while also showing us all how to live that swanky life. This Fall Joey will be expanding his art by touring in cities throughout the Midwest and West Coast hitting place like Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Chicago.
King Iso
King Iso
Venue Information:
Black Sheep
2106 E. Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
http://www.blacksheeprocks.com/