Aime

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Aime

Besphrenz, Mason, Ai-Que, Diverse Character, DJ DAH FREAK

Fri. February 2, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Underground Arts

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is 21 and over

Aime
Aime
Named for a diminutive biblical hero, AIME lends a gigantic presence to the mix as the author and lead orator of The Book of David, a rap epic that spans three chapters and boasts production from Dameadelphia, the mad scientist behind Tiny Room for Elephants and standout productions for The Roots.

Derived from a drunken post-birthday rant about AIME’s lingering fear of failure and Jay Z’s seminal Reasonable Doubt era, the eponymous series of forthcoming projects from the Queens-bred, Philly based MC strips the formality of rap titles, filler tracks and posturing from the equation to dish up a rhythmic dose of realism.

Couched in the ubiquitous struggle that plagues most millennials and fuels the “turn-up” culture that keeps them raging into the wee hours of the morning, The Book of David is a crystalline ode to the quarter life crisis that necessarily deals with the “shit or get off the pot” urgency in the maturation of an MC doing it without a major label deal.
Mason
Mason
I've never seen time as linear, but I also didn't always believe in destiny. Now I have one and I walk through everyday without a question. Not that life doesn't throw its stones in the road but there are constants in an equation that has far too many variables. My life changed when I made that equation easier. A passionate bud that I always had for music blossomed in the most awkward way. While doin laundry I randomly felt compelled to write a song. I had written poetry in the past but this was a song. For the first time I found melodies that I loved as much as words and together they formed a chorus that spoke to me. That moment changed everything and a spark lit in my mind that's now grown into a forest fire. I want that fire to spread as far as it possibly can, just to watch it glow. Its hard to explain...

I love music. I'll literally give my life for it. I figuratively already have. One day the world will hear the whole story. It's full of struggle, insanity, rage and unorthodox focus under constant distraction.
Ai-Que
Ai-Que
Ai-Que is a poignant, sharp-tongued lyricist from Philadelphia. His moniker is a personification of his ability to navigate complex thoughts, flows and ideas and deliver them via an enjoyable listening experience. After a national tour with The Legendary Roots Crew member Truck North, Ai-Que took a hiatus from performing to finish creating his album. His live shows contain a magnetism that draws people in and engages them, making every moment of every set feel personal and special. His first studio album “The American Dream” is set to debut on all major platforms Feb. 23.
Diverse Character
Diverse Character
Diverse Character (DC) is a young up and coming hip hop artist, performer, entertainer, musician and song writer. As Damon matured as an artist, the opportunities to perform live and record in the studio were presented; his taste in music began to evolve. He would now become a student of the art form and began to dig deep into the vault of music’s rich past. In doing so, Damon discovered legendary rock guitarist, singer and song writer Jimi Hendrix, and one of the most outspoken influential rock groups, The Doors. Damon was influenced by their work. This prompted Damon to experiment with pop, techno, R&B and rock; hence him calling himself Diverse Character. Damon cites Michael Jackson, Nas, Creed, Biggie Smalls Kid Cudi, Lupe Fiasco Tupac and the aforementioned Drake and Kanye West as acts that he looks up to; these are many diverse talents, hence the name Diverse Character.
DJ DAH FREAK
DJ DAH FREAK
Venue Information:
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19108
http://undergroundarts.org/

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