EVENTS

2019-06-22

Ron Artis II & The Truth

To say that Ron Artis II plays music from his heart and soul would be a bit of understatement. With his family upbringing and incredible early success, you may even say it has been pre-ordained. So how does one of the great musical talents of his generation come seemingly out of nowhere? Well, that part of the mystery is easy to solve. He’s been paradise’s best kept secret for years and now he’s finally making big waves on the mainland and beyond.

Ron moved to Oahu, Hawaii with his family when he was only four years old. And what a prodigious family it is! He is one of eleven total children, all of whom grew up immersed in a creative and religious household led by his musically gifted parents. Ron explains “My mother is a beautiful singer and my biggest influence on my approach to singing. My father was always the performer, the writer and arranger.”

While developing his multi-instrumental prowess playing in the Artis Family Band, Ron quickly took to piano and guitar as his main modes of expression. His mastery of both—in addition to numerous other instruments—quickly made evident that he was special. As he got older and played more around Oahu, others quickly recognized his gifts as well. Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Jack Johnson, Jake Shimabukuro and many others recognized the incredible talent that was taking root on their isolated island paradise. Ron has gone on to play with all of them and more across Hawaii’s most prestigious venues with his own band that he put together (featuring brother Stevon on drums) aptly called, “The Truth.”

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2019-06-26

YBN Cordae: Lost Boy Tour The Prequel Ft. Bri Steves w/ Akinyemi

YBN Cordae is an enigmatic outlier of the YBN crew and a force to be reckoned with. Having honed his skills since the tender age of 15 is a student of the game who foregoes the lackadaisical approach to lyricism to display a serious knack for wordplay.

Barbed-tongued and refreshingly insightful, his verbosity and penmanship adds a new aspect to the YBN group and has led him to declare himself its ‘lyrical forcefield’ that could deter their fellow rappers from wishing to engage in beef for fear of his accomplished retort as evidenced in his take on Eminem’s “My Name Is.” Cordae made further waves with his rebuttal to J. Cole’s Lil Pump diss, “1985.” A thoughtful response which sought to dispel the misconceptions that are harbored between ‘old heads’ and the new school.

Original outputs like “Fighting Temptations” and “Kung Fu,” hook-laden tracks with hallmarks of a bygone era with a a smorgasbord of wordplay and metaphors, that have led him to be categorized alongside J.I.D, Denzel Curry, and other similarly astute wordsmiths. Fans eagerly await his debut solo project led by the singles “Locationships” and “Have Mercy.”

YBN Cordae is an enigmatic outlier of the YBN crew, foregoing the lackadaisical approach to lyricism to
display a serious knack for wordplay. Hailed for his barbed-tongued, insightfulness, and penmanship,
Cordae courts beef as evidenced in his take on Eminem’s “My Name Is,” his thoughtful response to J.
Cole’s “1985” Lil Pump diss, and on original outputs like “Fighting Temptations” and “Kung Fu,”
hook-laden tracks with hallmarks of a bygone era with a smorgasbord of wordplay and metaphors.
Fans eagerly await his debut solo project led by the singles “Locationships” and “Have Mercy.”

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