Winter Shredded Beats:  BROTHER ALI (Rhymesayers/Minneapolis) x PROF (Stophouse/Minneapolis) x DANNY BROWN (Fool's Gold/Detroit) x EVIDENCE (Rhymesayers/Los Angeles) w/ MTHDS (Denver), DJ Abilities (Rhymesayers), Cysko Rockwel and K.Flay

Cervantes' & So Gnar Present

Winter Shredded Beats: BROTHER ALI (Rhymesayers/Minneapolis) x PROF (Stophouse/Minneapolis) x DANNY BROWN (Fool's Gold/Detroit) x EVIDENCE (Rhymesayers/Los Angeles) w/ MTHDS (Denver), DJ Abilities (Rhymesayers), Cysko Rockwel and K.Flay

Sat, February 2, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

Cervantes' and The Other Side - DUAL VENUE

Denver, CO

$35 Day Of Show

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Brother Ali
Brother Ali
Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color finds Brother Ali reborn and rejuvenated. On his fourth full length studio album, Ali teams up with seasoned producer Jake One (50 Cent, De La Soul, T.I., Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa) to tell a very different American story.

Fully recharged and inspired by his eye-opening first trip to Mecca, the 2011 uprisings in the Middle East, and the worldwide Occupy movements, Brother Ali is prepared to unveil Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color. Created during a prolific, self-imposed two-month exile in Seattle and helped by platinum-selling producer Jake One, the album represents a brave new phase in Brother Ali's remarkable career trajectory. Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color presents a scathing, yet honest, critique of America and its many flaws while simultaneously presenting a hopeful outlook of its possibilities.

Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color, in all its sonic and lyrical glory, promises to be both the voice of a burgeoning new critical American consciousness as well as the beacon of hope for those that hold fast to its ideals and potential. This is Brother Ali as you've never heard him before.
Forged from a history of hardship and partying, Prof’s music and career reflect the dichotomy that his life has been. His music documents everything he has experienced; from adversities as a child, like his father setting fire to their home or sleeping on a bean bag growing up, to his adult diversions, like his love affair with whiskey and women (in that order). Much the same, his career has also seen this duality. After grinding on the Minneapolis hip-hop scene for over ten years with little to show besides a small ravenous fan base, Prof has recently begun to make serious national traction on the back of his unique recordings and must see live shows.

Having shared the stage with rap mainstays like Atmosphere, Yelawolf, Tech N9ne, POS, Brother Ali, Doomtree and Killer Mike, Prof has shown his talent can hang with the best. This talent has been well documented by his critically acclaimed Kaiser Von Powderhorn mixtape series, three full length albums, and his guest appearance on the Atmosphere track “Minnesota Nice”.

Prof’s most recent LP “King Gampo” is proof that he’s only getting better. Thanks to help from friends like Brother Ali, Ant of Atmosphere, and MTV Riff Raff (SODMG), King Gampo expands upon Prof’s previous works detailing his worst memories and best parties, making sure the listener bobs their head and shakes their ass the entire time. To support the record Prof joined Atmosphere and Grieves on national tours in fall of 2011, headlined a largely sold out King Gampo Tour in February 2012, and acted as direct support for Andre Nickatina’s national tour in the Spring of 2012.
Danny Brown
Danny Brown
Born Daniel Sewell on March 16, 1981, Danny Brown is a hip hop artist from the Dexter-Linwood area of Detroit, Michigan.

Danny is an unconventional hip hop artist employing multiple flows and cadences thus the moniker of “The Hybrid”. His style varies from low pitched gravely tones to a manic, high pitched, squawk.

His lyrics, often dealing with the truth of living in Detroit; poverty, drug abu
se, desperate circumstances, etc and his own experiences in the motor city, from selling drugs to underground parties in Detroit’s rave scene juxtaposing those topics with a humorous narrative told ferociously over avant guarde production choices.

Danny has released many free projects over the web with the most popular being 2010’s ”The Hybrid,”.Brown has also released an album, “Hawaiian Snow”, with G-Unit’s Tony Yayo, and several mixtapes (Detroit State of Mind 1-4, Browntown, It’s A Art (With producer Mainframe) and Hot Soup). Brown has found much success on the internet through the support of the music blogs and social media and the decision to release “The Hybrid” online for free download.

Danny has worked with many artists in the Detroit hip hop community such as the late J Dilla, Black Milk, Elzhi, Guilty Simpson, Trick Trick, and T3. Also known as a champion of up and coming artits, Danny has worked with lesser known acts such as Oakland, California's Main Attraktionz and promoting these types of underground acts via his twitter.

Brown spent most of the summer of 2010 touring with G-Unit, and a few months later released “Hawaiian Snow” with Tony Yayo. Due to lack of promotion the sales were disappointing, however through the G-Unit connection Brown was able to experience firsthand the rigors of touring and the workings of the music industry as a whole. The experience served to jade Danny to the concepts of being on a major label and committing himself to appealing to an urban audience who he felt rejected him because of his look and style of dress which consisted of skinny jeans and vintage tees as 50 Cent refused to sign Danny Brown to G-Unit because he didn’t approve of his distaste for baggy denim. No longer concentrating on appealing to any particular audience, With this new found freedom, Danny delved into making more experimental music based on influences like UK Grime and Progressive Rock.

His experimental sound melded with traditional street narrative has brought about attention from progressive press such as, Fader Magazine, Spin Magazine and the like but no press more satisfying than making the cover of the Detroit Metro Times, his hometown’s alternative art’s and culture magazine.

Danny’s music later found a home on Fool’s Gold Records, the independent label helmed by internationally heralded DJ A-Trak and his partner Nick Catchdubs. The label and the artist having the same mindset, the two parties are now focused on releasing his upcoming projects, a free album coming Summer 2011 entitled “XXX” and his untitled Fool’s Gold records debut coming subsequently after.
It doesn't take much to be a meteorologist in Los Angeles (usually just a short skirt and the ability to say "77 degrees and sunny"), so maybe that's why the city's most famous weatherman is a rapper. Evidence is that rapper...and producer, as well as the newest signee to Rhymesayers Entertainment. But for many, the Venice-native will always be known by the title of his critically-lauded solo debut, The Weatherman.

"When some people freestyle, they say 'I'll be on the mic' or 'When i flow like this'—everyone has a crutch—and I guess that the easiest thing for me to incorporate was some kind of tornado or hurricane...or maybe it's just all the syllables and the titles with weather," Evidence says, laughing. "I can't even stay away from it."

But it's also a bigger idea that turns LA's stereotypes on their heads. Yeah, it's almost always sunny and there's a whole lot of gangster rap, but it does occasionally rain in the city of angels and the underground hip-hop scene is a thriving one. It was there that Evidence made his name, as part of the legendary trio Dilated Peoples, alongside Rakaa Iriscience and DJ Babu. Starting with The Platform in 2000, the group released four well received albums that contained several hit singles, including the Kanye West assisted smash "This Way."

However, Evidence wanted more and after seeing his name appear on a flyer as "Evidence of Dilated Peoples," he knew that he wanted his to be a brand of its own, saying "No one calls Ghostface Ghostface Killah of Wu-Tang...and that's a tribute to him as an individual artist." Despite winning a GRAMMY for co-production on Kanye's College Dropout and two JUNO's for his work with Swollen Members, Evidence wasn't yet a solo name to be recognized.

Then in 2007, Evidence released The Weatherman LP, one of the most commercially and critically successful underground rap albums of the year. A solo effort ripe with introspection that ran the gamut from all his haters to the tragic passing of his mother, it was the album his fans were waiting for. With a foundation of sample-based hip-hop classicism (something that remains important to Evidence today), his debut wove together towering bangers like "Mr. Slow Flow" and uplifting cuts like "Chase the Clouds Away." He then released The Layover EP on Decon Records and The Layover Mixtape with DJ Skee in 2008—showing marked improvement in his lyrical style—and he's been touring ever since.

Evidence's long-awaited sophomore offering, Cats & Dogs, will be released on Rhymesayers Entertainment. The album reunites the powerhouse production team from The Weatherman—including long-time friend and collaborator Alchemist, Dr. Dre-protogé DJ Kalil, DJ Babu, and Evidence himself. Cats & Dogs promises to be an expansion of the Evidence brand as the artist pushes his own boundaries...without losing the qualities that he has built his foundation on.

"I love to sell my own merch, I love to look someone in the eye and actually listen to the story they have about my music, I love to respond to people on MySpace or Twitter," Evidence says. "It's not for my ego, but yo, this is why I do this shit." And that commitment to his fans is returned 10-fold in their commitment to him, as well as something he saw in the stable of artists at Rhymesayers. Perhaps none more than label-head Slug, who guested on "Line of Scrimmage" from The Weatherman LP, and was instrumental in bringing Evidence to the Minneapolis-based indie behemoth.

"Leadership, personality and lifestyle are selling more music than the actual music. It's a person who has talent and the willingness to work at it and the social skills and accessibility to their fans and understanding of the bigger picture that makes it...and a lot of artists on Rhymesayers have cracked that code."

As has Evidence. He doesn't like using the word "fan" to describe the street wear hoodied and 59/50 fitted kids who come to his shows because he truly understands the lifestyle (and is probably wearing the same brands, too). "Brother Ali would joke on tour that all my fans dressed the same as each other...and me," Evidence laughs. From the threads to the weed to the reverence for hip-hop's history, the people who get their vinyl copy of The Platform autographed share a great deal with Evidence the artist, but also Michael Perretta the person.

So with all that love, what's the weatherman forecasting for 2010? Dilated Peoples is hard at work on their fifth full-length, Directors of Photography, and Ev is deep in the studio with The Alchemist for their anticipated collaboration, Stepbrothers. Sounds like another year of unparalleled grind...something as predictable as sunshine in LA. Unless of course, it's raining Cats & Dogs.
"The Methods" or Music That Heightens Different Senses are Rocky Mountain beat-dealers who combine booze soaked rock, street-wise hip-hop with a soulful over-the-top party groove. They have been blazing their way across the West Coast and will now take their assault global. Musically, MTHDS often draw comparisons to Sublime and Slightly Stoopid, but in their short history, they have shared the stage with artists as diverse as The Roots, Method Man, Collie Buddz, Ozomatli, Ludacris, Savoy, Rusko, Major Lazer, Talib Kweli, RJD2 and many more. They have appeared at notable ski competitions, the Honda Sessions and the Winter Dew Tour and countless other epic parties.

MTHDS just completed a solid tour with Chali 2na (Jurassic 5). Their new album "Trade" which includes features from Binary Star, Grouch & Eligh, & Chali 2na is expected for release in early 2012.
DJ Abilities
DJ Abilities
Billy Freekin Dee. In the beginning… there were turntables on a hardwood floor. DJ'ing for the first six months was done on the ground with a case of beer. Eventually he got a table a mpc and better. With this betterness he was able to release 2 mixtapes, produce 4 full length albums, win 2 DMC's and play hundreds of shows. He is now combining all of these experiences together to create one performance that you can dance to or sit back and enjoy. or hate.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' and The Other Side - DUAL VENUE
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80203