Apathy & Celph Titled - The Widow's Son Tour

The Crocodile Presents:

Apathy & Celph Titled - The Widow's Son Tour

N.M.E. The Illest, SeeS, Little Vic, FNX, Zitro The Great, Crazy DJ Bazarro

Sun, March 18, 2018

8:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$15 Adv.

This event is all ages

Apathy
Apathy
Being the "King of Connecticut" might not be hip-hop's most illustrious title, but there isn't a state, country or world wide web where Apathy's rap royalty doesn't reign supreme. For nearly 15 years, the Demigodz and Get Busy Committee co-founder has wowed audiences and hip-hop purists around the globe with his breathtaking brand of ferocious and multi-stylistic lyrics. While his production is too often slept on, beat placements with Cypress Hill and others, as well as his work with GBC, Ap's work behind the boards is getting extremely hard to ignore.

With the backing of Top Spin Media and Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, the Get Busy Committee featuring Apathy, producer-du-jour Scoop DeVille and Style of Beyond's Ryu made plenty of noise in 2010. Recorded in Los Angeles, GBC's debut album, Uzi Does It, allowed the members of GBC to write more than just verses and push both their creativity—inside the studio and out. The album's throwback-to-the-future single "Chillin Out Maxin" and lo-fi dance cut "I Don't Care About You" perfectly synched with Kogi Truck parking lot BBQs and koalas holding Uzis on t-shirts. The free download "Dancin' On Your Grave" and its remix featuring Paul Wall, Murs and Xzibit, as well as a follow-up full-length coming at the start of 2011 promises that GBC isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

After experimenting with song structure, Apathy says that his third album, Honkey Kong, will be a return to the harder bubblegoose-weathered hip-hop that purist fans have memorized. Scheduled for a 2011 release with appearances from Evidence, Chino XL,Bishop Lamont and more, Ap will once again be handling the bulk of the production. He's also been ghostwriting for "active hip-hop legends." And if that wasn't enough, the long awaited return of the Demigodz, Apathy and Celph Titled's heralded crew and record label, is also on deck.

Apathy made his debut in 1997, on Jedi Mind Tricks' classic first full-lenth, The Pyscho-Social LP, and followed it up with The Godz Must Be Crazier EP, alongside business partner and friend Celph Titled in 2002. It was also Jedi Mind Trick's Vinnie Paz that linked Apathy up with Army of the Pharoahes, an underground hip-hop who's who of emcees that included Esoteric, Celph, Outerspace, Jus Allah, and more. On the solo tip, Apathy had a four-plus-year stint with Atlantic Records (which curiously yielded two incredible mixtapes, It's The Bootleg Motherfucka, Vol. 1 and Where's Your Album?, but no official release), before returning to his independent roots. He released Eastern Philosophy, officially his debut album, in 2006 through Babygrande Records and another mixtape, Baptism by Fire, in 2007 on his own Demigodz imprint. His purposefully misleading Wanna Snuggle? was released in 2009 and featured J-Live, Phonte, B-Real, Chip Fu, and others. Apathy has toured the U.S., Europe and Australia, sharing the stage with Snoop Dogg, Linkin Park, Cypress Hill, Ghostface Killah, and more. He may be the King of Connecticut, but the sun never sets on Apathy's throne.
Celph Titled
Celph Titled
Vic Mercer, better known by his stage name Celph Titled, is an American hip-hop solo artist and record producer and a member of the hip-hop supergroup Army of the Pharaohs, as well as the Demigodz along with Connecticut rapper Apathy, Ryu from Get Busy Committee, and rapper Blacastan and Esoteric. Mercer moved to New York City and began working as an in-house producer and A&R. The now-defunct BUDS International and Bronx Science Records released all of his early records on vinyl, including those of his original group, Equilibrium, and singles from his longstanding partner, Apathy. Grammy Award-winner Mike Shinoda, of Linkin Park, invited Mercer to join his Los Angeles cohorts, Styles of Beyond, as an official part of Fort Minor's album The Rising Tied (2005). After working with DJ Green Lantern on the Invasion "Fort Minor: We Major" mixtape, Mercer embarked on a nationwide tour with Fort Minor in 2006. Mercer released a The Gatalog, a four-disc set of his guest appearances and freestyles, going back to his early releases from 1998, as his official first offering to a thriving fanbase that already viewed him as a seasoned veteran. After the release of The Gatalog and a move back to Tampa, Mercer spent three years working with the Diggin' In The Crates (D.I.T.C.) multi-platinum producer, Buckwild, on his first album,Nineteen Ninety Now, released on October 26, 2010, on No Sleep Recordings.
N.M.E. The Illest
N.M.E. The Illest
Throughout his career in hip-hop, NME the Illest has worn a variety of different hats, gone under different names and provided the hip-hop culture with an artist that was sure to make an impact on the CT music scene. You may know him as Little Danny J, he also went under the name of D-Con for some time during his music career. You also might recognize him from the band 1096. With a new CD to be released early this month, and a strong following in the local music scene, NME's career is taking off.
NME began his legacy at a young age. As a kid he was heavily involved in break dancing. In fact, he believed that break dancing was his calling. Not only did he love it, but also he was good at it. He never considered himself good at rapping, but once his friend Stryfe took him under his wing, NME realized there was something else about the hip-hop culture that he found appealing.
He spent some time rapping with the band 10-96. At the time the notion of crossing the rock and hip-hop genres was virtually unseen. Rage Against the Machine was one of the few who found success. During his time with 10-96 the local music scene was at a high point and NME found himself sharing the stage with scene favorites Hatebreed and Madball, just to name a few.
NME's career with 10-96 ended when he joined the air force and shipped out to Hawaii. While in Hawaii, NME joined forces with the group Polluted Thoughtz where he mastered his style. NME knew how to rap, but with the help of his friend Seup One (also In Polluted Thoughts) NME learned how to rap well. Before leaving Hawaii, NME had found himself as a solo artist. NME later flew back to Hawaii to record his first solo album, Growing Pains.
Both the hip-hop and hardcore cultures contribute to the music that NME creates. He creates his style after hip-hop legend KRS-1 and Rage Against the Machine. NME also looks for the influence and approval of his family. Whether it be family, friends or fans NME is looking to promote his music in a way that is both positive and relatable. "I make rap music for people who don't like rap music," NME jokes. "I make rap music for people who don't like where rap music has gone."
NME's involvement in the local music scene has given him many opportunities for the future. On any given night, you can see him rapping at a hip-hip show at the El & Gee, standing in as a sound guy at almost any venue, or collaborating with local hardcore groups at Jewett City's own PJ O'Conner's. According to NME, "the scene is stronger than I've seen it in 20 years, and it's getting stronger." Combined with a strong fan base and the family that NME has found in the scene, he is sure to see success in his future.
In the wake of NME's long-standing career, he has finalized his first full-length album, set to release on July 10th. The CD, While You Were Sleeping, is a coming of age album intended to be enjoyed by everyone. NME is supportive of a positive lifestyle and the album contains no curse words. Local artist/producer Skobie Won produced and recorded the CD. He also mixed the beats for four of the tracks off the album. With the release of, While You Were Sleeping, NME is not in the background anymore. He is back and the strongest he has ever been.
Crazy DJ Bazarro
Crazy DJ Bazarro
Crazy Dj Bazarro began djaying at the age of 14. In 1986, the release of Eric B for President written by Eric B & Rakim would change his life. "When I first heard that record and read the credits, mixed by Marley Marl & MC. Shan, that record right there taught me how hip-hop records should be made. Marley flipped the shit out of the Funky President drum pattern, that song is a masterpiece, that joint made me want to produce."

In 1991 Dj Bazarro jumped on the scene with his first produced independent single called Rhoda, written by Method Man way before the Wu-Tang Clan exploded. The single was mixed at Power Play Studios by the late great Patrick Adams. Bazarro was gaining experience fast listening to and taking advice from the music engineer all-star. While working at the infamous studio, Dj Bazarro had seen the work ethic of groups like EPMD, Salt & Pepa, Sweet Tee, KRS-One and Eric B & Rakim.

The song Rhoda was an underground hit. The record label couldnt meet the demands of the public. But Bazarro and his group called The Hitman Squad were able to perform with the Brand Nubians, King Sun, Naughty By Nature, Queen Latifah, Shabba Ranks, Tribe Called Quest and Leaders of The New School.

In 1994 the Bushwick Brooklyn native hit the scene again with his new group called Da Dysfunkshunal Familee. The Familee released a hail of underground hits such as New Ruff Flava & Slippin. Bazarros dj and producing skillz caught worldwide attention. With his own record label Armageddon Records, the Familee built a large fan base in Japan, England and Germany. As Bazarro would say, "me and Tony Touch had a hook up with this cat from England selling mixtapes, it blew my mind because selling records and mixtapes yourself teaches you a lot of things. Just from my neighborhood alone, Blackmoon was making crazy noise, the Arsonist were coming up, Tony Touch was already large, O.C was doing his thing, and I can go on forever about talent just in my neighborhood".
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/