Madison LST, Najee The 1, Bobby Generic

Madison LST

Najee The 1

Bobby Generic

Stephanie Todd, Quincy Vidal, Swift Voltaire and Benwa Rebel

Fri, December 28, 2012

Doors: 8:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

This event is 21 and over

Madison LST - (Set time: 1:30 AM)
Madison LST
An up and coming lyricist hailing from LA, now based in New York CIty and currently collaborating with artists in the United States and Europe. He describes his music as feel good music. Thoughtful, storytelling and energetic delivery over hard-hitting beats. Positive and uplifting. He's also known as LST, Light Skin Trouble, a title denoting his experiences with his mixed background coming up in the dance community of LA and culminating in his pursuit of a career as a recording artist. Show comes complete with laughter, dance moves, tight rhythms and an afro. Come out!
Najee The 1 - (Set time: 12:30 AM)
Najee The 1
Najee The 1 will hit the stage with legendary producer Ski Beatz (JAY Z, Mos Def, Jay Electronica) unveiling their latest collaboration project.

Hailing from New York and generating buzz worldwide, Najee The 1 holds the ticket to hip hop music and cultural rejuvenation. Recently featured by The New York Times, Najee is thriving in “the golden era of the independent artist.” Najee got his start as a spoken word artist on HBOʼs Def Poetry Jam. Since his televised debut, Najee is making his mark in the music scene with vivid storytelling, prolific writing, and a unique vocal tambour. Lighting up rooms with charisma and blowing up speakers with lyrical attitude, Najee generates contagious momentum with fans, listeners, and collaborators. Najee has worked with top producers in the game like Ski Beatz, self-released music, and appeared on a number of blogs, media and press outlets. In addition to perfecting his craft, Najee gives back to his community by teaching creative writing classes at an after-school program in New York City.
Bobby Generic - (Set time: 11:30 PM)
Bobby Generic
Hailing from the South Bronx section of New York City, Bobby Generic explodes into the music scene embodying the essence of a true artist. With lyrics depicting the passion and aspirations of a young man, Bobby Generic is able to vividly portray his journey while trying to find his way in a society with more questions than answers.
Stephanie Todd - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Stephanie Todd
Sultry vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Stephanie Todd captivates listeners as she delivers timeless blends of progressive jazz, R&B, folk and blues.
Quincy Vidal - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Quincy Vidal
Quincy Vidal was established in the spring of 2009, when Le'Asha Julius and Caleb Eberhardt created a musical duo that embraced and paid homage to all musical styles. It started with the name, and from there they took a year hiatus until the summer of 2010 when they decided it was time to work on their first full length album, The Cookin' in Brooklyn LP.

Their debut project gained many comparisons to old school artists such as Digable Planets and A Tribe Called Quest, however, it definitely had it's own sound. One that married the style of two different coasts, and sent listeners on a colorful trek into a different world of jazzy hip hop.

That was back in 2010. QV has since grown up. After finishing their last two years of school they immediately began work on their second album, Sentimental Moods, which is due to be released in November of 2012. A significant contrast to their first effort, but still keeping with the jazz influences, Sentimental Moods touches on a more smooth, grown up vibe, with hints of ridiculousness here and there. Get hip, get hype, its gonna be dope.

QV has opened for hip-hop artists Kendrick Lamar (T.D.E.) and Astronautalis (Doomtree), and have collaborated with artists such as Trevor Hall, uhlife, and Chazz Giovanni.
Swift Voltaire and Benwa Rebel - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Swift Voltaire and Benwa Rebel
SV maneuvered his way with verbal fire to top echelon Hip-Hop figures, moving swift in the concrete jungle to give rise to New York City'’s return to the spotlight. Too gritty for what's expected from mainstream rappers, but too much swag to be anything less than New York’s finest. Advancing through the game like jaguars,Voltaire andhiscousin/producer, Benwa Rebel, have fought demons at every corner. "We can’t lose," says SV, "we'’re far too powerful; it’s time to reveal the secret."
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com