The Rebelationz Tour with John Robinson and Eloh Kush is rolling through Providence, Rhode Island on Thursday March 24th 2016! These two underground legends will be joined by some impressive local artists including Ice from DirtyDurdie, Shelton Long and PRONOUNCE & Robust – also get there early for Rap Slam II #Magic, a Hip Hop poetry competition with three rounds.
$5. All-ages! 10-12:30.
The fundamentals of foundational Hip-Hop pulsate vibrantly through the veins of the multi-dimensional artist, John Robinson. Born in the South Bronx and raised in Far Rockaway, Queens and Central NJ, this native New Yorker has sojourned and resided in the underground scenes of New York, New Jersey, Atlanta and Los Angeles with the result of creating a sound that is universally magnetic to hip-hop audiences of various backgrounds. Robinson AKA Lil Sci of the World Renowned UNDERGROUND Hip-Hop group Scienz of Life, rekindles his alter-ego to audio-biographically introduce his new chiseled personality that spits nothing less than lyrical perfection. Inspired by Hip-Hop legends such as KRS-1, Slick Rick, Brand Nubian and KMD to name a few, JR has been rocking mics since before he had peachfuzz. These same legends helped Robinson to mold himself to a scientific sort of political advisor that enjoys speaking to audiences both en masse and one person at a time. And having performed with the likes of The Roots, Common, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Dead Prez, Run DMC, MF DOOM and many others nationally and internationally (i.e. Italy, Switzerland, Germany, UK, Sweden, France, Japan, South Africa and more) John Robinson is a proven performance aficionado.
Eloh Kush is a lyricist / emcee from New Brunswick, NJ. He is a founding member of the Hip Hop collective Angelz Inc whose recording debut was with Scienz of Life on their first album. He’s performed and recorded with John Robinson, Wise Intelligent (Poor Righteous Teachers), 9th Prince (Killarmy), 60 Second Assasin, A.G. (DITC), Heaven Razah (Sunz of Man), El Da Sensei (Artifacts), J. Rawls and many other underground legends throughout his career. He has performed & toured all over the United States and beyond.
Youth combined with truth, that’s what defines Shelton “Ebonics” Long, the 25-year-old Master of Ceremonies from Providence, Rhode Island. Shying away from the stereotyped image of the average rapper with negative messages about murder, sex and drugs, MC Ebonics’ lyrics focus on the truths of life, including dealing with relationship problems and people who aren’t all they seem to be.
His biggest influences are artists like Common, Nas, Talib Kwali, Mos Def, and India Arie. He looks up to each one as a lyricist and an inspiration. Ebonics started writing lyrics to relieve stress and his hobby turned into a full-time occupation.His song-writing process is freely structured – freestyling at home often leads to jotting down lyrics for later use and he always writes the chorus of a song first.