As many already know, Sunday the 22nd at 9pm Omaha establishment The Waiting Room will be jumping with an excellent concert slate. 3 MCs will be performing: Gaiden Gadema, Lincoln resident Scru Face Jean and of course the featured performer: XV. Yola Mayne, an occaisonal tainted contributer and part-time underground rap legend is here to give us his take on the upcoming concert.
Gadema- This dude is from Des Moines, and by all indications is average. Check out his myspace.
Scru Face Jean- Scru Face Jean is a Lincoln resident and graduate of Lincoln North Star. He’s only 19 but already has two mixtapes out (Ndamukong Scru and Inside Out Swishers I: Roll Fast). Both are pretty good, but inconsistent. As seen at the Young Jeezy concert in August, ‘Face is an excellent live performer that brings loads of both energy and bass to the stage. Some of his highlight songs expected to be seen at the concert include Fiftay Foe Bitches, Memories (which samples Smells like Teen Spirit), All Alone, and Easy. Another song that sucks recorded but was awesome at the Jeezy concert was Biggie Back, I expect to see that on Sunday as well. For more information, or to download songs head on over to scrufacejean.com
XV- I don’t know much about XV, except that I like his music, so here is the Waiting Room’s background information on XV: “Hip-Hop, which used to be an underground artistic platform for creative expression, is now one of the most popular styles in music today. Sadly, with the rise of Hip-Hop becoming a household and popular sound, came the downfall of its essence. Lyrics and creativity have taken a backseat to dance-instructing “rappers” steering Hip-Hop into the future. It’s no wonder a guy that proclaims, “I don’t fit in!”, feels so comfortable in this setting. Obsessed with comic books, action figures, web surfing, and roleplaying video games, “XV” (born Donavan Johnson) would classify as a “nerd”. But his love for fashion, colorful sneakers, and porn disqualify him of being such a stereotype. So, the 24-year old lyricist finds himself playing the same role he played in middle school and high school, in the music industry. The nobody begging to become a somebody. Now, with the rise of the digital age where anybody can wake up and become a rapper, Hip-Hop has become crowded with one-hit wonders. XV, who got his name from the roman numerals of 15, the age he says he was when he departed from Earth to his hermit homelife on a fictional planet he calls, Planet Squaria, has somehow made his mark on the internet scene. As a huge fan of comic books and superheroes, XV has set the stage for a triumphant story to take place. Inside the jewel case of an amazing album, as well as the real world that XV plans to become one of Hip-Hop’s greatest artists in.” XV’s most acclaimed work is his Zero Heroes mixtape, on which I enjoy nearly every song. Highlights are Pictures on my Wall, Awesome and Smallville. Tha Assassin and TittyBoy reportedly enjoy The Kick as well.
Hope everyone can come. Only $12 and if you’re under 18 you need a parent consent form. And everyone needs a photo ID.
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