Bone Thugs-N-Harmony w/ Murs & Zion I, Stay Tuned, Kind Dub and MRDR

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony w/ Murs & Zion I, Stay Tuned, Kind Dub and MRDR

Fri, April 14, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 1:30 am)

$35 Advance / $35 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American hip hop group from the Glenville section of Cleveland, Ohio. They are best known for their fast-paced rapping style and harmonizing vocals. In 1997, the group was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance with their song "Tha Crossroads". Since its conception in the early 1990s the group has been honored with numerous other awards. Bone Thugs are also the only artist to do acts with Eazy-E, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., and Big Pun. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are also recognized as one of the most successful hip-hop groups selling 50 million records.
Murs
Murs
"A longtime friend of Definitive Jux leader El-P, rapper Murs first appeared as a solo artist in 2003, after nearly a decade of working with various groups in the underground. Based in Los Angeles, his first single was released in 1993, and came from a self-released album by his first group, 3 Melancholy Gypsies. The track barely made a dent, but it did catch the attention of indie hip-hop fans in the area. Over time, the group members became friends with Mystik Journeymen, who asked 3MG (their shortened name) to join them when they started the Living Legends collective in 1996.
Between both 3MG and the Living Legends, Murs rapped on several influential indie rap albums, appearing on more than 20 records, EPs, and singles within a seven-year period. When El-P started to pull together his Def Jux label, Murs contacted the producer and told him he would release his solo record for the company once he had the opportunity. His commitments to both the Legends and 3MG often kept him from working on the album, but after a few years of slowly putting together tracks, Murs finally delivered The End of the Beginning in the spring of 2003.
Featuring flashier production than his group projects, the album was more in tune with a mainstream hip-hop record, though projects with Anticon rapper Slug under the name Felt -- A Tribute to Christina Ricci and A Tribute to Lisa Bonet -- unveiled a more experimental side to his artistry. The rapper returned to solo work with Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition, a collaboration with producer 9th Wonder, in 2004. One of the tracks from that album, ""Walk Like a Man,"" inspired a movie starring Murs himself, along with Damien Wigfall. The soundtrack, Walk Like a Man, also appeared in mid-2005. Murs teamed up again with 9th Wonder to release Murray's Revenge in 2006. Two years later, he jumped to the majors for a contract with Warner Bros., which yielded Murs for President, with appropriately major-label features for will.i.am and Snoop Dogg. Another two years later, Murs reunited with 9th Wonder to make Fornever. His 2011 effort Love + Rockets, Vol. 1: The Transformation was produced solely by Ski Beatz, while 2012's The Final Adventure found him partnering with 9th Wonder for one last album. In 2013 he signed with Tech N9ne's label Strange Music. A year later he collaborated with Strange label regulars Mayday! on the album ¡Mursday! His solo debut for the label followed in 2015 when Have a Nice Life landed with guest shots from Slug, Mayday!, and Ces Cru. ~ Bradley Torreano, Rovi"
Zion I
Zion I
With more thantwo-dozen albums, mixtapes, EP’s and vibrant collaborations,the Oakland based MC/Producer Zion I(a.k.a. Zumbi)is in the top echelon,as far as conscious party-rockinghip-hop. After years of collaboration with producer Amp Live,the Oakland-based rapper/songwriter has evolved and as an independent touring artist.His progressive stay-true-to-the-core lyricismisuniquely embraced across all genresof music and his collaborations,with some of the greatestin the industry, is anevolutionary norm for Zion I. From the reggae-rock giantsRebelution, to hip-hop nostalgia Too Short,along with Devin The DudeandThe Roots MC,Black Thought, to EDMDJ extraordinaire, Bassnectar, heavy hitting rockers Linkin Parkand alternative rock/reggae-rapper Matisyahu, Zion I continues’toimpresswithsoulful goods.As an MC, Zion Iemulates the purest form of hip-hop, bringing fortha socially conscious lyrical deliverance and high energy party-rockin’ live show that captivateshis audience,making him a festival fan-favorite from coast to coast.The international touring artist has performed atsome of the most reputable music festivalsacross the globe. Some of the morenotable festivals include:Coachella, Rock the Bells, Treasure Island Music Fest, Lightning In A Bottle, Outside Lands, California Roots Music and Arts Festival,Hangout Music Festival, Splash Fest(Germany),HipHop Kemp(Czech Republic), Rifflandia (British Columbia),Sonic Bloom, Snow Globeand most recently the urban lifestyle music and arts festival,Bay Area Vibez.Some of the many other artists Zion I has performed with include, Kendrick Lamar, Wu-Tang, Pretty Lights, E-40, The Roots, Soja, The Game, Flying Lotus, Matisyahu, Griz, Emancipator, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Collie Buddz andCommon.Zion I is a gestalt of lived geographic experience. Coming from Philadelphia, he also lived in Cincinnati, Rhode Island, Houston and Atlanta. Although,he views Oakland, his current residenceof nineteen years, as his home. “It is the place where my music first grew. I have always loved the diversity and culture ofrebellion that is in the heart ofOakland,” said Zion I. There’s every shade of color here. When people see injustice, there is a collective activation that takes place and we take to the streets to fire back at the system. The history of the Black Panthers is still alive in the hearts of many. I live and breathe this energyof this community, with itsturbulent rise and fall of the struggle to live with dignity. I draw tremendous inspirationin my lyricsfrom the town.”“I hopeto be an example for the next generation;showing that you can live out your dreams and pursue yourgoals with passion and exuberance,” said Zion I.Zion I iscurrently working on a new full length album, scheduled for release in the spring of 2016.He finds it exciting to be back in the zone with like-minded musicians. He describes the record as melodic and bass heavy.“I’m looking forward to hitting the people with some new vibes and giving them a current window into my world,” said Zion I. “I've also got the new Zion I, Grouch, and Eligh record on deck. That will probably drop later in 2016, along with a project with Locksmith. That one ismore of a lyrically driven record, with classic sample driven production. Locksmith is one of the most skilled MC's on the west coast, so this project is for true fans of lyricism.”Catalog highlights include The Grouch-joined linguistic clinic “Silly Puddy,” early K.Flay standout appearance on the Electro-driven “Coastin’,” and the gritty tu
Stay Tuned
Stay Tuned
In an internet age where information is coming to us at light speed, how does one bridge the gap between real life and our pixelated version? Stay Tuned to find out.

One of the few live acts to successfully marry the concept of Audio and Visual - and quite possibly the only live Hip-Hop act to do so - Stay Tuned was the most fitting name for the outfit, based initially on their love for all "sub-genres" of Hip-Hop and music as a whole, and the influence those styles have had on them. This was first reflected in the recorded music made, taking Boom-Bap, Dubstep/Electro, Hardcore, Downtempo...righteously, whatever moved them at the moment, and crafting live sets as such. Boston MC, Akrobatik
pointed out to the duo that he admired how they'd bounce around sonically in their live sets, which was also metaphoric for the ups and downs that were faced in the industry itself. The light bulb flashed. MC Mane Rok figured "Stay Tuned" would perfectly describe the musical path taken-of which grew when the live set coupled itself with the visual portion, leaving the group's then DJ-DeeJay Tense- as the program director controlling a live video
feed with his turntables. This continued to grow and began to come full circle, influencing how overall ideas and themes for albums came to fruition. The first being the fictional story of a serial killer (with an underlying theme questioning media practices) in the form of "Murder He Wrote: A Love Story."

The Stay Tuned moniker would allow the group to have interchangeable parts. Akin to the idea of channel surfing, letting them invite special guest performers, making each show unique. The channel surfing idea has now come to full bloom in
their self titled EP released 1/24/15 (simply take a listen to understand), which was also the official introduction of the groups new DJ, DJ AWHAT!! (formerly of The Pirate Signal,) and the change itself begs the listener to...well...Stay Tuned.
Kind Dub
Kind Dub
The production and emcee duo of Kind Dub consisting of “KD” (Cody Marsden) and “CO” (Cory Clarke) have been producing music and writing together in Colorado since late 2011. Shortly after, they founded Kind Dub Krew, and recorded 2 projects with NY lyricist “Arson” (Nick Arsenault) and featured long-time Colorado emcee Qbala. Kind Dub has seen recent breakthroughs in the underground hip-hop scene due to their relentless work ethic and undeniable dedication to making quality music while providing top-notch live performances. They are the type of artists who go out of their way to help other artists. Kind Dub played their first show together live in 2013, and since have shown no signs of slowing down. Kind Dub’s one-of-a-kind sound and thought-provoking lyrics have shared stages with many great artists including People Under The Stairs, The Living Legends, Hieroglyphics, Chali 2na & The Funk Hunters, Devin the Dude, Zion I Crew, Pharoahe Monch, Da Mafia 6ix, Amp Live, Blueprint, DJ Logic, SOL, Eligh, Nappy Roots, Rhymesayers, and many more. Their same work ethic has taken them on 4 tours including a trip to SXSW in 2015. They have self-managed, produced, and released 6 official projects for themselves and others under the Kind Dub umbrella, with the highly acclaimed “Year Of The Dragonfly” album released on November 11th, 2016. This is CO’s debut solo emcee album with the genius Dutchman KD engineering at the helm. Download FREE music at www.KindDub.com
MRDR
MRDR
Venue Information:
Aggie Theatre
204 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
http://www.aggietheatre.com/