Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 7PM Busdriver and Abstract Rude in partnership with New York magazine

$15.00 Adv

Possessing a hyper-literate, intellectual style of rapping augmented with dizzying elocution that would tongue-tie even the fiercest auctioneer, Busdriver is eclectic and eccentric enough to cite vocalese jazz singer Jon Hendricks as a primary influence. Born Regan Farquhar, the Los Angeles MC was introduced to hip-hop culture early -- his father wrote the screenplay to one of the earliest films focusing on hip-hop, Krush Groove. He began rapping at age nine, releasing his first record at age 13 with his group, 4/29, named after the 1992 L.A. riots. By the mid-'90s, Busdriver was a regular at the Project Blowed open mic, where he would meet future collaborators and underground luminaries like Aceyalone, Abstract Rude, and Freestyle Fellowship. And shortly after, the vinyl did flow.

In an age where syrup-soaked thug chants and dance instructions rule the hip-hop landscape, there’s a lot to be said for storytelling skills and a passion for crafting vocal lines. Abstract Rude’s sense of rhythm can be likened to that of an Afro-Latin conga player, leaning towards the polyrhythmic, while his delivery moves seamlessly between straight rapping and melodicism that recalls Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. A veteran of Project Blowed, Abstract Rude is a member of the group Haiku D’etat (wth Mikah 9 and Aceyalone) as well as Abstract Tribe Unique (with DJ Drez and Fat Jack). His new album
Rejuvenation(RHYMESAYERS) uses rap as a jump-off point into other musical territories including neo-soul and jazz.
Abstract Rude on Myspace

Tickets available at:
15 East 4th St
New York, NY 10003

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