A Hip-Hop Tribute to the films of Hayao Miyazaki returns to CAVEAT! We had so much fun the first time, we’re doing it again!
P.SO the Earthtone King
Mikal Amin aka Hired Gun
Baxter P Wordsworth
Live video remixing by boombayé
Produced by Darren Solomon and Willie Green, beats by Darren Solomon, Willie Green, and Nether.
Tickets: $12 adv / $15 door
Please note this is a mixed seated and standing venue. Please arrive early for the best seats.
P.SO the Earthtone King
Discontent with merely creating the hip-hop flavor of the month, P.SO The Earth Tone King’s latest creative undertaking is designed to stand the test of time- no matter what cruel fate may fall to planet Earth in the near future. Nearly two years in the making, The Gateway to Greatness is P.SO’s otherworldly album & graphic novel combination, created in collaboration with illustrator Anway Morse, and designed to give fans a completely original experience.
“There are so many “pockets” and styles of rap its difficult for some fans to relate to some of the emerging sub-genres. I designed Gateway to bridge these gaps,” says P.SO.
The Gateway to Greatness includes such standout tracks as the popular “Find Out”, the self-produced, hard-hitting “Black Holes”, and the airy, ethereal “Floating” featuring Denitia Odigie.
Set in an alternative New York setting, the story centers around a starving comic book artist who discovers elements of the supernatural that ultimately turn his world upside down. Featuring both color illustrations as well as black and white graphics, the novel uniquely alternates color palettes as the protagonist enters the two different worlds.
P.SO’s intentions are to appeal to all types of fans, even those not familiar with comic book fiction. In fact, the technologically savvy Earth Tone King’s latest work could serve as a prized archeological discovery should the planet face an untimely Armageddon.
“I became a little disappointed and disinterested with the music scene,” P.SO admits. “I knew that if I was going to continue as an artist, I had to do something special, something epic. “I didn’t want to just paint a picture; I want to build a museum.”
The Hired Gun
MIKAL AMIN A/K/A THE HIRED GUN – MC/Educator/Essayist/Curator – Roots. Truth. Culture. these three words sum up global master of the craft, Mikal Amin. An artist, educator and scholar recognized worldwide from the U.S. State Department, to Columbia University to the University of Dortmund in Germany, to the ciphers of New York City, Mikal’s reputation as emcee, and teacher is all-world. A true aficionado of the culture who’s quoted in the New Yorker, published in peer-reviewed Journal “Words Beats & Life” and co-editor of Hip Hop curriculum on Street Smart Press. His black bohemian boom bap music has touched the ears, moved the hearts, and expanded the consciousness of crowds on five continents. Always seeking and searching, a new style griot who continues to spread love, the message and the mission whether on the stage with a mic, or curating Brooklyn Academy of Music’s premiere Hip Hop/Spoken Word performance, Word. Sound. Power. His latest release #NICEGUYSFINISH continues to impress with the singles “Midnight Sun” and “Drive” and upcoming projects are on the horizon under his own Imprint, Fresh Roots Music. True Power moves Riots.
Azia is an artist and producer originally from Missouri, raised in Atlanta and a resident of several different countries in between. Her lyrics spout a persona that is girly and not having it, superficial, and struggling with the loneliness that life seems to naturally bring. Currently she resides in Brooklyn making catchy songs with heavy bass, airy synths, and grimy melodies.
Paul “Willie Green” Womack
“Having built a discography boasting names such as Wiz Khalifa, ELUCID, The Roots, Open Mike Eagle, Billy Woods, Milo and many more, Paul “Willie Green” Womack has established himself as one of the top record makers in independent urban music. Residing in Brooklyn NY, Womack is a graduate of Berklee College of Music’s MP&E program and is a freelance producer, engineer and songwriter.”
Ali Santana aka boombayé
Ali Santana is an audio/visual artist from Brooklyn, NY who is inspired by ancestral rhythms, nature, community and world travel. He experiments with sound and moving images to create multi-media installations, experimental films, music videos, video art and live audio/visual performances. He’s mapped large scale video projections at the Guggenheim and Whitney Museums, exhibited artwork at BAM and performed at the Brooklyn Museum as BKLYN!ZULU. Ali graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology in Computer Animation and has worked as an editor and motion graphics artist in the television and film industry for clients including MTV and HBO.
Santana is also an experienced educator and teaching artist at the Museum of Modern Art where he’s developed a series of multi-media art courses with MoMA’s teen programs. These free classes for NYC high school students have covered introductions to Projection mapping (Spatial Augmented Reality), Audio and Video Production (Sight and Sound Lab) and Real Time Audio/Visual Performance (Live + Direct). Ali currently works with MoMA’s Digital Advisory Board to create video art that embodies the unique experiences of New York City’s brightest up and coming artists who’ve participated in MoMA’s teen programs.