Rhyme Progression w/ Black Mask, Traveller's Music, Giant Angry Bugs & Grits & Gravy

Rhyme Progression w/ Black Mask, Traveller's Music, Giant Angry Bugs & Grits & Gravy

Wed, February 6, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

Cervantes' Other Side

Denver, CO

$5 Advance / $10 Day Of Show

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 16 and over

Rhyme Progression
Rhyme Progression
Boom-bapping his way out of Denver, Colorado, Rhyme Progression is a hip-hop emcee and producer in the prime of his grind. Rhyme Pro is often referred to as a mix of Atmosphere, Brother Ali, and Grieves. In 2009 Rob “Rhyme Progression” Fischer traveled to NYU to hone in on his musical abilities. While there he met up with many like-minded individuals that gave him a new insight on music. He learne
d the tricks to making raw underground hip-hop, from sampling records to introspective lyricism. Since the New York experience Rhyme Progression has managed to cause quite the national buzz, doing well over 50 shows in 2011 from Colorado to South Dakota and even Montana. In August of 2012 he headlined his first national tour which hit most of the Western United States. On stage he delivers an energetic, interactive show with DJ Blacksheep(Anthony Kunovic). In August of 2011 Rhyme Progression released his debut full-length album, All I Have is Music, which features Sapient of the Portland, OR based hip-hop group, Sandpeople. Since the release, the album has had international sales, as well as thousands of downloads across the US. Rhyme Progression released the Awoken EP in August of 2012 which has since been well reviewed and been featured on many college radio stations. It features Mac Lethal and while the 5 track EP was entirely produced by Rhyme Pro, there are 5 additional tracks produced by Blacksheep, Crates, and Maulskull. Keep your eyes and ears out for this new, young, and fresh artist as he continues his conquest of the hip-hop genre.
Black Mask
Black Mask
In the summer of 2006, nine friends formed the original Black Mask and band with Maulskull, America Smith, B-Nuggs, INfluence, Noby One, Joe Kirschner, Dean Wakerlin, Dustin Thompkins and Milton Minasko to play their very first shows in a bar constructed entirely from ice on the slopes of Big Sky Montana and the Zebra Cocktail Lounge in Bozeman Montana (which flooded with four inches of water and left us stranded on the stage surrounded by electronics, yikes) before touring the northwest and playing local Zebra shows with artists like Louis Logic and J.J. Brown, Josh Martinez, The Flobots, Verbal Kent of the Molemen, The Let Go Crew, Nappy Roots, Del, Tha Liks, RJD2, Gza, Shwayze, Awol One, Abstract Rude, Wu Tang, Souls of Mischief, Yin Yang Twins, Tame One, Mix Master Mike, Sleep, 2Mex, Hiero, Grieves and many others. The Black Mask originally performed with a six piece band with drums, keys, guitar, bass, triggers and turntables as well as three mc's. After releasing an entirely free album titled, "Free.P." and the followup titled "Facade Dreadnaught" with guest appearances from Moka Only, Josh Martinez and Verbal Kent, Black Mask downsized to strictly an mc/dj/production outfit with Maulskull on beats and lyrics, INfluence and Noby One on dj/production, B-Nuggs and America Smith on lyrics as well as long time friend/rapper/beatmaker Mic-B and Joe Kirschner on Keys for recording the album, "Serious Joke" which included guest appearances from Celph Titled, Eternia, Louis Logic, Tha Alkoholiks and Verbal Kent of the Molemen. By the summer of 2009, after a twisted tour schedule, an eviction, two nights in jail, Maulskull and America Smith being homeless and the rest of the group barely on speaking terms, it was time for a change, so after securing reliable sofa surfing spots and enough loot and support from Jeremiah at Jereco Studios in Bozeman Montana, Maulskull and America Smith went to work on a new album along side newcomer, Raph aka Stanlee Sprinkle to create "Ugly Stick" completed in the spring of 2010 with guests Sleep and Josh Martinez and 14 tracks of a brand new style from the mask. The trio of lyricists now sit on top of Maulskull's finest productions to date with a list of unique song concepts and a new style and approach to hip hop music. Black Mask is infinite on its quest for hip hop re-definition and stays in their new Denver recording studio and on the road almost constantly so expect good things from them in the coming years most definitely. -Payslee Colfax- .. Code: ..*
Traveller's Music
Traveller's Music
Denver Based Travellers Music, takes it upon themselves to deliver 100% independent hip hop in its truest form. Multiple styles unite to overcome modern day trials and tribulations.
Giant Angry Bugs
Giant Angry Bugs
Experimental Hip Hop from Greeley, CO
Grits & Gravy
Grits & Gravy
GiovanniRaps (Marcus Steward). As a part of the incredible music duo “Grits and Gravy,” GiovanniRaps plays the vocal heavyweight with his lyricism. GiovanniRaps was born in Decatur, Georgia and raised in Denver Colorado, and like most musicians, started practicing his craft at the early age of 8. GiovanniRaps Attended the Denver school of the arts for high School, where he was a part of the promi
nent group called “A-Club.” At the School of the arts, he studied instrumental music honing his skills on percussion instruments specifically. He and Neal Titus worked intently on becoming the most well-rouned and creative musicians. After graduating from the school of the arts, GiovanniRaps attended North Carolina A&T State University for a year, gaining a lot of experience on the drumline. Giovanniraps moved back to Colorado and started on making hip-hop music. A year later he and Neal partnered up to make the group that is “Grits and Gravy”


Neal Titus hails from Denver Colorado. While attending Denver School of the Arts for jazz and classical percussion, he was exposed to many different types of music and art. During his time at DSA he also participated in drum-line at Chatfield and Dakota Ridge high schools. He would organize and compose music for a little drum quartet he was in called the Heavy Hitters. After graduation he received a full tuition scholarship to Marshall University, were he would continue his studies in Jazz and Classical drumming and percussion. During his time at Marshall he started teaching the local high school drum line and helped bring them to win a state championship title. After two years of being out of state Neal transferred back to Colorado were he is continuing his studies at the University of Northern Colorado. He currently works as a drum line instructor for Windsor High school, along with performing around Colorado. Now to the “not” so academic side of things…… Neal is currently producing beats for Grits and Gravy, along with many outside projects. He achieved his sound by combing all of the music that has influenced him over the years. From saucy jazz piano, epic orchestral works, and groovy drum-line beats; Neal Titus is always evolving his sound to what feels right to him. Music isn’t always about making top selling records…..its about the feeling you get when you collaborate with others to achieve a quality product. His music will continue to grow and evolve, just as he does in life.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/