The Beatnuts, Big Pooh, Termanology

Astra Productions and Vega Present...

The Beatnuts

Big Pooh

Termanology

Joe Young, Dame Grease, M Shah, Yung Steez, Chris Topher

Sun, January 15, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

The Beatnuts
The Beatnuts
An underground Latino crew who moved from being strictly producers to make some action on the other side of the mixing board as well, the Beatnuts first hooked up in the late '80s, with Junkyard Ju-Ju (aka JuJu, born Jerry Tineo) and Psycho Les (born Lester Fernandez) being joined by Fashion (aka Kool Fashion, born Berntony Smalls). After working with the Jungle Brothers, the trio connected with Monie Love on a production job for "Pups Lickin Bone" from her 1990 debut album, Down to Earth. They also worked on remixes for Cypress Hill, Naughty by Nature, da Lench Mob, and Prime Minister Pete Nice, earning their own contract with Combat Records for the 1993 mini-LP Intoxicated Demons. The album's release was held up when Kool Fashion was arrested and jailed for six months on a drug conviction, but the Beatnuts released a self-titled album the following year, on Violator/Relativity.

After a hiatus verging on three years, Fashion became a Muslim and left the Beatnuts, releasing his debut solo album, God Connections, with production help from his old bandmates. JuJu and Psycho Les finally returned to release the Beatnuts' third album, Stone Crazy, in 1997. Musical Massacre followed two years later. Take It or Squeeze It, issued in spring 2001, captured the Beatnuts' danceable funk as well as collaborations with Method Man and Fat Man Scoop. The next year, The Originators brought back Al Tariq (that is, Kool Fashion) and delivered another round of bionic beats.
Big Pooh
Rapper Big Pooh is not a perfectionist about many things in life. But his music is something else entirely. For close to ten years, Pooh has been on a quest for perfection, driven by a determination to outdo himself at every turn and to exceed every critic's expectations. Yet, as arrogant a pursuit as this may seem, it comes from a place of absolute humility.

In the early 2000s, when Pooh and fellow North Carolina Central University students 9th Wonder and Phonte came together as the critically acclaimed group Little Brother, Pooh had never considered a career as an artist. Sure, music had been a part of his life as long as he could remember. And by the time he was in high school, he had evolved from finding peace in the music of others to wanting to create his own, even flexing his early lyrical muscle as a poet. But a career in music had never really entered his mind. And then it happened. And, while there were some growing pains and dues to pay, Pooh will admit that Little Brother's success came much more easily than he would have imagined. The group's nostalgic feel and easy connection to Hip-Hop's "golden age" made them instant fan favorites. For Pooh, who had much less experience in music than his groupmates, it became the best form of on-the-job training. Rather than to be deterred by some of the early criticism he received following the release of the group's debut album The Listening, Pooh took the opportunity to examine what he had contributed to the music and take it back to the lab. It became a routine for him: to constantly write and record music as no more than conditioning and training. By the time Little Brother landed their major label deal with Atlantic Records and released their sophomore album The Minstrel Show, Pooh's solo debut Sleepers was born. Little Brother went on to release one more group album, Getback, in 2007 before they disbanded for good. Pooh's sophomore album Dirty Pretty Things would come almost four years and two more solo projects later than Pooh expected.

In the year since the release of Dirty Pretty Things, Rapper Big Pooh has been solidifying his brand. While working on the second installment of his Fat Boy Fresh, which he started in 2011, Pooh also released Sleepers: The Narcoleptic EP, a collection of previously unreleased songs from the sessions that created his solo debut. Pooh has also partnered with his DJ, DJ Skillz, to create "Return Of Fresh," a serial nightlife experience that provides a pre-2002 soundtrack to lovers of dance and music. "Being a fan of my music is suggestive," says Pooh explaining his approach to personal branding. "But respect is undeniable. That's why it's important for me to connect to people beyond the music. Because at when it's all said and done, you will walk away from me knowing that my work ethic is unmatched. And you can't help but to respect that."

Rapper Big Pooh has worked with Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne amongst others.

Also Featuring:

Big Lo (biglohiphop.com)
Kice of Course (reverbnation.com/kice0805)
Jamal Steel (jamalsteele.net)
Dee Villain (reverbnation.com/dewighttruittmdh)
Beamin and Timmy (beaminandtimmy.com)
Make Em Listen (facebook.com/jmakeemlisten)
Souljah Priests (reverbnation.com/souljahpriestschr)
What We Do Brothers (soundcloud.com/wwdbros)

Sounds:
DJ A to the L (altrap.com)
DJ Bodyslanga (reverbnation.com/djbodyslanga)
DJ Spine (facebook.com/pages/DJ-SPINE/1386061421677930)

Hosted by Blazin 102.3 FMs Stess The Emcee
(stesstheemcee.tumblr.com/)
Termanology
Termanology
"Massachusetts-born rapper Termanology quickly rose from underground obscurity to working with some of hip-hop's elite producers, particularly DJ Premier. Growing up in the streets of the predominantly Latino city of Lawrence, MA, informed the half-white, half-Puerto Rican MC's lyrics as he graduated from silly freestyles at age nine to full-fledged verses at the age of 15." - Billboard
Yung Steez
Yung Steez
Yung Steez was born in Omaha Nebraska and relocated to Lincoln NE. “Steez” fell in love with music at an early age. Since he was eleven years old Steez has been in tune with the microphone. Steez dropped his first project “Barz: From yours truly” in 2008. This project really got is name out. He has worked with Johnny Bliss, D-N.Y.C, Jalal, Tiese Streetz ( Of Mean SWAGG), Interstate Inf, J-Raw and many more. Steez followed that up with projects called “Steelo”, “Steez God”, ""SoSos" and is getting ready to release his EP "Higher Livin". Along with opening up for artist like Slum Village, Boosie BadAzz, Capadonna, T-Rell, Scarface, Trae Tha Truth and many more, he shows his fans why he is “Yung Steez" through hard work and dedication.

Listen to Yung Steez on Soundcloud here:

"They Don't Know" ( TDK ) Featuring Interstate Inf Prod. By dey so tuff on the beat

https://m.soundcloud.com/steez-1/yung-steez-interstate-inf-they-dont-know-tdk-prod-by-dey-so-tuff-on-the-beat

Watch the New visual - "Life Goes" by Yung Steez off his latest project called "Day Walker" shot by Obscure Diamond

https://youtu.be/CB_b5YZNHEQ

For press, music, shows and more go to:
https://yungsteez.wordpress.com/
Venue Information:
Vega
350 Canopy Street
Suite 220
Lincoln, NE, 68501
http://vegalincoln.com