A Seattle Fundraiser for the Graffiti Village Tour @ The Back Bar

The Crocodile & Indie Genius Media Presents

A Seattle Fundraiser for the Graffiti Village Tour @ The Back Bar

Jamil Suleman, Ari Glass, Dex Amora, Nikkita Oliver, John Eklof, The Essence, LA aka Language Arts, Julie C

Sun, March 27, 2016

10:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$10

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

A Seattle Fundraiser for the Graffiti Village Tour
A Seattle Fundraiser for the Graffiti Village Tour
Indie Genius Media as a collective of independent artists & storytellers who seek to transform the world through innovative forms of media & entertainment, highlighting the voices of those unheard. Follow the Movement - Be #IndieGenius.
Jamil Suleman
Jamil Suleman
Jamil Suleman is currently on route to release his ARAYA EP by the beginning of Spring, 2016. After the success of his last project, "Curry-NA-Hurry", which gained local press and coverage in his hometown of Seattle and beyond, Jamil is set up to take his music and movement all across the United States.
Ari Glass
Ari Glass
Ari Glass is an emerging artist and musician from South Seattle. ARI recently had his first solo painting exhibition called “The Sun is Made of Gold” at 2312 Gallery in Seattle. The success from his debut exhibition has lead to the current show at the historic Paramount Theatre in Seattle until May 2016. For his next project he will be creating a new music EP, designing clothing for his line REVERIE® as well as merchandise and visuals for the Graffiti Village Tour.
Dex Amora
Dex Amora
An emcee originally from Minneapolis, MN. Now living in Seattle, WA. 20 years old.
Nikkita Oliver
Nikkita Oliver
Spoken Word
John Eklof
John Eklof
Spoken Word
The Essence
The Essence
Born in Salt Lake City, Mormon? Residing in Atlanta, Trapstar? Jeffon Seely is a lyricist and poetic mc that fuses truth rhythmically and powerfully over beats that make heads nod and hearts bounce. Expressing musically and poetically in venues across the nation, Jeffon continues moving through cities leaving each a little better than where he came.
Drop Seeds. Wisdom blossoms.
LA aka Language Arts
LA aka Language Arts
You might know LA best from his memorable guest verse on my favorite joint off the Physics' must-have '09 EP, High Society, "Back Track": "Before I made 'em all applaud, head-nod, say 'ohmigawd.'" Rest assured, he throws zero dirt on his own rep for the duration of Gravity, where his clear ear for classic flows (he's definitely rapped along to Reasonable Doubt a few times) and sharp rhymes never overstays its welcome, knowing when to press the bars and when to fall back and keep the train on track. - Larry Mizell
Julie C
Julie C
Julie C, also known as Julie Chang Schulman, is an explosive lyricist, educator, and advocate. Emceeing since her early teens, Julie C hails from the legendary Alpha Platoon crew of Seattle, a dynamic underground collective that has produced some of the most influential and stylistically advanced artists and groups in the Northwest. As she watched the Hip Hop movement evolve parallel to her own growth into womanhood, she began community organizing and cultural advocacy in her early twenties with 206 Zulu, Seattle's chapter of Universal Zulu Nation. Since then, she has been blessed to connect with some of Hip Hop's most powerful grassroots organizations, serving as education committee member of Hip Hop Association, and later as Northwest Regional Coordinator of Hip Hop Congress. In addition to this, she has also served on the board of Reclaim the Media, taught Hip Hop and media literacy through El Centro de La Raza's Hope for Youth Program, Seattle Urban Debate League, and Umojafest P.E.A.C.E Center, as well written freelance and for the People's Tribune. More recently, Julie C has been a pivotal force in organizing Hip Hop Occupies to Decolonize. She is also a proud family member of Brain Child Learning Center where she has taught, developed curriculum, and fostered academic excellence for 1st generation Asian American youth for almost 10 years.



Photo Credit: J. Mary Photography 2011
As an artist, Julie C boasts a discography of over forty mixtapes, compilations, soundtracks, and album guest spots. She is featured prominently on the 2008 compilation Love or Fate, and linked with B Girl Media to release the Knox Family E.P in 2010. In May of 2011, she released her first solo project since her early teens with BGM. This project, entitled the Sliding Scale E.P, is available free for download here. Precocious beyond her years, she mixes a high level of intelligence and political commentary with street savvy slang and verbal prowess.
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/