Welcome To Dillaville (A Tribute Night to J Dilla) ft Bizarre Ride Live (featuring Slimkid3 & Fatlip formerly of The Pharcyde) & Slum Village w/ Casual (of Hieroglyphics), DJ Check One's Best of J Dilla, Babah Fly, and Eddie Knolls @ THE 1UP (COLFAX)

Cervantes' Masterpiece Presents

Welcome To Dillaville (A Tribute Night to J Dilla) ft Bizarre Ride Live (featuring Slimkid3 & Fatlip formerly of The Pharcyde) & Slum Village w/ Casual (of Hieroglyphics), DJ Check One's Best of J Dilla, Babah Fly, and Eddie Knolls @ THE 1UP (COLFAX)

Sat, May 17, 2014

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

The 1up - Colfax

Denver, CO

$25 Day Of Show

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Bizarre Ride Live
Bizarre Ride Live
Founding and former Pharcyde members Fatlip and Slimkid3 along with Bizarre Ride Producers J-Sw!ft & LA Jay (plus special surprise guests!)

Delicious Vinyl co-founder Michael Ross, who signed the Pharcyde and executive produced Bizarre Ride come together. Legendary west coast graffiti artist SLICK, who designed the rollercoaster-themed album cover and iconic logo, is art-directing the stage design.

Says Michael Ross, "I have always wanted the band to perform this record in its entirety, but heads have never been on the same page. Finally, me and J-Swift decided to take matters into our own hands and put the celebratory performance into motion. We got Fatlip and SlimKid3, plus J-Sw!ft will be on the piano and LA Jay on the tables. I'm sure Quinton will make an appearance, and who knows who else! What better way to celebrate the album than performing it live for the fans. It's gonna be Bizarre for sure. 4 Better or 4 Worse."
Slum Village
Slum Village
Chances are, if you are anywhere near the Detroit music scene, you have heard of the influential hip hop trio that makes up Slum Village. The group was founded in the early 90′s by 3 childhood friends: Baatin, T3, rapper and producer J Dilla, who all grew up together in the Conant Gardens neighborhood of Detroit, MI. After leaving Pershing High School, the trio began to forge a path into the Detroit underground hip hop scene and quickly found themselves steadily gaining popularity, where they originally went by the name Ssenepod.

With a growing momentum now cemented in the underground, the group took on a forward trajectory toward bigger and better things, and in 1991 changed their name to Slum Village. J Dilla joined the production team known as The Ummah, which produced the two last A Tribe Called Quest studio albums, as well as hits for a number of R&B and hip hop musicians, and in 1996, they recorded their first album Vol. 1″ , recorded in Dillas basement and RJ Rice Studios, it was critically acclaimed in the Detroit underground scene. It later found its way into the hands of A Tribe Called Quest’s own Q-Tip, who played it for some of hip hop’s elite, such as Busta Rhymes, Questlove, and D’angelo. This fruitful alliance led to an opening gig for A Tribe Called Quest on their Farewell tour in 1998.

Slum Village landed their first record deal in 1998 with Barak/AM records. Due to label politics, the group was forced to release their album “Best Kept Secret” under the alias J-88,. Their now classic record, “Fantastic, Vol. 2″ was also in production, but was not officially released until 2000 through Barak/GoodVibe Records. “Fantastic Vol. 2″ was dubbed an immediate classic from fans and industry tastemakers. This album featured an A list line up including Busta Rhymes, Common, D’angelo, Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock, Kurupt, and Q-Tip who passed the torch to Slum Village on the record “Hold Tight”. On the heels of this record release followed a tour with The Roots on the Okay Players tour/D’angelo Voodoo tour.

In 2001, while sitting down to discuss future plans, J Dilla made the decision to leave the group to pursue his solo career, citing the group was well established enough to move on without him. With J Dilla still around helping Young RJ with production, Baatin and T3 started work on their next album “Trinity” through Barak/Capital Records, featuring Elzhi on 6 of the tracks. This album would feature their first commercial single “Tainted” which ft an unknown Dwele, also disco and the remix produced by Timberland. Slum was presented with their headlining opportunity on the Family Tree tour, featuring Phife from A Tribe Called Quest.

In 2002, Dirty District, a compilation of songs by Detroit rappers largely produced by T3 and Young RJ, was released. The group then became a duo consisting of T3 and Elzhi, Baatin became sick touring shortly before the release of their 2004 album, Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit) and departed to seek treatment. The album included the hit single, “Selfish”, produced by Kanye West and featuring John Legend. The song samples a part of the intro to the hit song “Call Me” by Aretha Franklin. After parting ways with Capitol Records in 2005, they released Prequel to a Classic, a mixtape of mostly previously unreleased material, Slum went back into the studio to record the self-titled album Slum Village, with production from Young RJ and Black Milk. Following the album’s release, they went on tour with Shady Aftermath group, D12.

Tragedy struck in 2006 in the form of the loss of founding member J Dilla, to lupus, which put the group on a 4 year hiatus. In 2009, T3 reunited Baatin with the group, brought in Illa J (of Yancey Boys fame and J Dilla’s brother), and along with Young RJ, RJ Rice and Elzhi, started production on their next album, Villa Manifesto. Slum Village went back on the road as a trio including Baatin. Later in 2009 , Slum village performed at Rock the Bells as a trio consisting of T3 , Elzhi and Baatin, with the latter still coping with bipolar schizophrenia making him unable to travel when the tour continued into Canada that year. While T3 and Elzhi performed the Canadian shows, tragedy struck for a second time, claiming Baatin that summer at home in Detroit, his death was felt deeply throughout the Detroit Hip Hop scene.

In 2010, the album “Villa Manifesto” was released under Ne’astra/Koch Records, featuring the late Baatin. By that time Elzhi had decided to move on and focus on pursuing his own solo career. Even though the group has suffered many heartaches and member changes, Slum Village always finds a way to reinvent themselves. At present, the evolution of Slum Village continues with a reinvigorated energy, with founding member T3 holding down the legacy , and grammy nominated producer Young RJ and Illa j, the young prodigy at his side. Slum Village has a new mixtape “Dirty Slums”, presented by DJ Mick Boogie, featuring artists such as Big Sean, Rapper Big Pooh, De La Soul, Focus, Skyzoo, Phonte, and Phife,after 100,000+downloads and rave reviews, the group released an official full length album and are planning on a sequel …As the industry changes, so has Slum Village, and yet and still while some think SV may have crashed and burned, they just keep coming up like the rising phoenix.
Casual
Casual
You might know Jonathan Owens aka Casual as the co-founder of the Oakland based supergroup Hieroglyphics. However, If you look deeper, you learn that he is a self taught historian, linguistics expert, and highly heralded as “your favorite rappers favorite rapper”. Casual leaves listeners inspired to define their musical experience referencing current events, ancient Egypt and just about everything in between. Known for his fierce battle tactics and unique wordplay he established a reputation for dissecting even the hardest MCs. Chris Witt of Allmusic explains “ Casual produces an unending and seemingly unstoppable flow of boasts and taunts, the simplicity of his message belies the complexity of his vicious wordplay.” From his critically acclaimed major label debut “Fear Itself”, classic crew albums “Full Circle” and “Third Eye Vision” to indie direct to fan projects like “Rapgod” and “Hierophant” Casual has continued to push the envelope building a legendary catalog and cult following.

In addition to touring globally Casual has been just as active on the business side starting a production company “Wetworks Films”, launching the “Hiero Day Festival” and most recently pioneering “Hiero Coin” a new digital currency.

2014 is shaping up to be the biggest year to date for Casual as he prepares for the 20 year anniversary of what might be his most popular album “Fear Itself”. The celebration will kick off with a world tour where he will be performing the original album in its entirety and continue throughout the year with a unique look back at the project and its impact. - See more at: http://hieroglyphics.com/artists/casual#sthash.7MBMS6DK.dpuf
Babah Fly
Babah Fly
Babah Fly has been a staple in the Denver Hip-Hop scene since 1998. With his uncanny ability to speak the truth over his uniquely crafted beats, he started making a name for himself performing in underground graffiti art venues around Denver. Babah Fly studied under Jazz trumpeter Ron Miles for a number of years while attending college at UCD majoring in music production and engineering. Known for his classic, true school and progressive Hip-Hop style, Babah Fly was called a Denver Hip-Hop Icon by The Westword in 2009.

The Emcee/Producer has put out multiple projects under such names as: The High-Tops, BabahWird, The Denver Avengerz, Bugaboo and FLY4WIRD. He has shared the stage with a number of Hip-Hop’s pioneers including: KRS-One, Slick Rick, De La Soul, Kool Keith, Living Legends Crew, Zion I and many more
Eddie Knolls
Eddie Knolls
Eddie Knolls is a 25 year old Emcee residing in Denver, Colorado. After releasing his “Reincarnated” mixtape in 2012, fans would say that Eddie is one of the few that holds down original Hip-Hop in the city of Denver. Since then Eddie has opened for artists such as Rakim, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Talib Kweli, The Pharcyde, Slick Rick, Slum Village, Souls of Mischief and many more. Eddie’s sound is considered neo-classical with a jazz influence. For live performances, Eddie plays with his band, which consists of Drums (Matt McElwain), Bass (Alex Mackenzie-Low), Keys (Johnny Bosbyshell), and Saxophone (Joe Lilly). Anything that involves materialism, ignorance, or violence will NOT be glorified in Eddie’s music. He is currently working on expanding his fan base in Colorado with the motive to gain more exposure in other states. On April 20th, 2014, he released the "Stay Humble" Mixtape which was hosted by KS 1075's very own DJ Chonz. With Eddie's smooth delivery and DJ Chonz's golden era samples & scratches, this project is bound to be a fan favorite. Eddie Knolls was nominated by The Westword Magazine for best Hip-Hop band in Denver of 2014. Eddie is now working with his bandmates on an all original EP titled "Five Live". This project is anticipated to be released this December.
Venue Information:
The 1up - Colfax
717 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO, 80203
http://www.the-1up.com