Dizzy Wright - Nobody Cares Work Harder Tour w/ Special Guests
D-Stylz & High Key, J Knack, Mega Deville, Lyric Croft, Juughead Jones
Fri Jun 21 2019
7:00 pmBlack Sheep
$20.00 - $152.00
Tickets at the Door
This event is all ageshttps://www.sodajerkpresents.com/event/1854609/
D-Stylz & High Key
Described as 21st Century Old School and inspired by hip hop greats such as Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, and Lupe Fiasco, Colorado rapper D-Stylz began his journey at the bottom but has clawed his way out of obscurity and into the eyes and ears of his friends, family, and most importantly, his fans. Through the motivations of his family, most importantly his grandmother, David Gittings’ deep love in music brought him to Adams State College where he excelled in the drum line due to his knowledge of percussion, specifically cadence, rhythm and syncopation. But a need for change in his junior year would accelerate David from drumline academic to D-Stylz, an artist with the lyrical fortitude to tackle any subject matter and any beat that might cross his path. With change came a new attitude and outlook on life, from becoming more open-minded with a new sense of laidback style to changing the way he viewed himself and the people around him. Even though his talents lay outside the realm of academia, the progression that David went through in college as not only a person, but as a musician was evident. The music D-Stylz creates speaks to the person he is; his songs are motivating, his lyrics are genuine, his message is inspiring, and his potential and possibilities are endless. From performing at local Colorado Springs & Denver venues/showcases to opening for artists such as Flatbush Zombies, Dizzy Wright, Raekwon Mac Miller, Nappy Roots, T.Mills, Shwayze, Action Bronson, Radical Something, Aer, Cyhi The Prynce and plenty more, D-Stylz has achieved a notable amount of success in the hip hop industry while remaining humble. “Never Satisfied” is something that a person could catch D-Stylz saying to anyone at anytime because David himself is not the normal hip-hop artist; it isn’t about the money and accolades. His drive stems from getting his message out there and affecting the masses through his lyrics. And now, D-Stylz’s fans and family have begun to sit back and watch greatness unfold because they truly expect nothing less.
Born October 18, 1990 in Colorado Springs, CO. J Knack started writing music at the age of 12 years old and started pursuing hip hop career at 19. He started with just a rockband mic and a closet for a studio with mainstream instrumentals to rap on. J Knack first started rapping in a duo rap act named Mile High Cliq and made cypher verses over popular rap songs using myspace for uploading. Later on J Knack branched off into a solo career and started contacted local labels and came across Denver indie label Bad Azz Ent. With them he made his first single The Prospect which later was added to his first mixtape Lazy Sunday. After dropping his debut mixtape J Knack began talks with childhood friend Chris Wade (BlackManChris) which included Chris taking over all mastering and original beats made by him. Knack agreed and started working on various projects with various artists. J Knack then released his second mixtape For Those Who Passed Up which included the single Flick Bics featuring his best friend Wes Wade was featured on Colorado Springs' local radio countdown. Momentum was building, BlackManChris took the oppoturnity and created Unheard Of Records with artists working from Florida and Colorado. J Knack is one of the only two artists from Colorado that are on the label. J Knack then took a break for personal reasons for months until he recorded his single Killin' Artists which later landed him his first show at Cervantes in Denver, CO and another spot on the local radio countdown. Though the momentum was high, J Knack had other matters to take care of for another 4 month span. Summer of 2012 J Knack finally made a comeback with his third mixtape Instrumental Cruelty and branched yet another hot single titled Colorado Fridays with label teammate Unit(e) which later got him a spot at the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes Industry Mixer in Los Angeles, CA. Knack took advantage of the oppoturnity and met with producers. There, he met Flossy at Whoo Bangin Records who granted him to expose a single to a Japanese market. J Knack agreed. Knack would use his single from his forth mixtape Prophecy titled Ratchet Is A Habit Featuring his music mentor BlackManChris. This song would be J Knack's first official copyrighted song. Knack continued to do shows in Denver and released his forth mixtape Prophecy, his first mixtape with an album kind of approach with all original beats. J Knack has accomplished a lot but he is far from over. His future consists of dropping a full length album next year that will be available on iTunes and many projects to continue his career. J Knack has a knack for making catchy, orginal, rude-mouthed songs. He claims "It's time a new era sets in"
2106 E. Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909
2106 E. Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909