April 17th at The MONOCLE we are bringing in ACEYALONE!! ACEYALONE is an emcee from Los Angeles, California. He is a member of Freestyle Fellowship, Haiku De’tat and The A-Team and a co-founder of Project Blowed. ACEYALONE is best known for his role in evolving left-field hip-hop on the West Coast at a time when the West Coast was dominated by gangsta rap.
St. Louis will also get a taste of the Columbus Ohio Hip Hop Scene with the SCRIBBLING IDIOTS Crew! These guys have worked with Goodie Mob, Masta Ace, Cunning Lynguist etc etc etc. Here is a little info on them:
CAS METAH – Incredible Lyricist from Scribbling Idiots Crew. Also founding member of POW BUNDY: http://www.casmetah.com/blog/bio/
MOUF WARREN is an emcee from Defiance, Ohio. He’s a solo artist, producer and member of Scribbling Idiots. He’s traveled the country with Cas as his right hand man. You can peep his music here: https://moufwarren.bandcamp.com/releases
BLAST MEGA is a veteran in the Columbus Ohio hip hop scene. Another consistent dope emcee who should already have more shine outside of his region. He has a solo album dropping next year on Everybody’s Hip Hop Label out of Cincinnati. Cas Metah and Balst Mega are a duo called Pow Bundy and they will be performing said duo set on the tour. You can peep some of Blast’s work here: https://soundcloud.com/blastmega
JAMES WAVEY - Originally a St. Louis/Eastside Native, he has been living in Oakland for awhile now. Capo and Wavey have pressed some vinyl together and are release the Full Length Otono Vinyl. James has a cool mesmerizing flow that is contagious. Check out his work here: https://alleyesmanifest.bandcamp.com/
KILL EM ALL is fresh off their debut release Vol 1. This duo consists of Que Houston and Mikey “Buzz Kill” Killian. They have recently been super active in the St. Louis scene. They create atmospheric, conscious, and emotionally powerful tracks to shake you to your core. Check them out at: https://open.spotify.com/album/50sdujRgZ9EURXUGLcB7F4
DAEMON is an STL LEGEND with quite the resume. Fresh off a feature on DJ Shadows latest record, Dae has been on a Musical Journey that is not for the faint of heart. One of the hardest working emcees in the biz, and a melody WIZ! He has songs with Killer Mike from Run The Jewels and has been a Monster Collaborator with Kill Em ALL. You can see him in the "Banksy" video shot by Calvin Tigre and watch him perform his magic live April 17th. Check him out at https://songsbydae.com.
EARTHWORMS are St. Louis Legends that have recently teamed back up to bring some funk back into our musical ecosystem. Consisting of Mathias, Black Patrick and one of the Narstiest Deejays, DJ MAHF! Check out their latest write up in St. Louis Post Dispatch here: https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/music/kevin-johnson/earthworms-wriggle-back-onto-st-louis-music-scene-with-new/article_16415bbe-c092-5fd2-863c-62081146fa9a.html
CAPO AND EYECON: These guys have been making amazing music for over 10 years. Eyecon and Capo are Two Core members of the Record Label Jim’s Pool Room. There are set to release their new Album “2 Flew Over the Cukoos Nest” With Melodic beats and Insane Raps. Check them out at https://jimspoolroomrecords.com or http://eyecontheacademic.com/