Date: Thursday, June 21, 2012
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Event Type: Concerts, Special Events
Last Updated: June 12, 2012
Neumos PresentsLuck-Onewith Fatal LucciaunoThe Good SinThaddeus DavidJuga HillLuck-OneOur lives consist of an intrinsically broken string of interactions through which we share of ourselves, principally through the imperfect form of communication known as speech. Clearly, our thoughts and ideas are capable of being directly communicated in this fashion, but if this is the stuff upon which our lives and existences are formed shouldnt we want to express more than that? What about our dreams and emotions? In comes art.When you come across a piece of art; true art, it conveys an emotion. Wether it be a painting by Gomez, a solo by Coltrane..a sixteen by Juice or a sonnet by Bach, what we get when experience and interact with another beings artistic expression is a feeling, an emotion. When I listen to Tupac it makes me want to do something. It makes me want to pick up a book or hit the block and act crazy but it makes me want to DO, to act. Our art should serve as an impetus to activity because words in and of themselves can only do so much to effect change. Without art, TRUE art our lives are incomplete and the experiences within which they are framed are meaningless. Just a bunch of wordsFatal LucciaunoLike many young black men in America, Fatal Lucciauno (born Rahmeece Chevosier Howell) fell into the cycle of street life and drug dealing. What makes Fatal different than your average thug on the street is his obvious old soul, which you come to understand when you first meet him. After delving deeper into his music and personality you begin to understand that he also has an extremely keen sense of history and people. Born in Chicago Illinois then relocating to Seattle Washington at the age of 6, he and his family spent 11 years homeless. The entire Howell clan is made up talented musicians, so naturally they fed themselves off of that talent and since the age of 8 Fatal has been writing poetry and rapping and at some points in his life he and his father would rap and sing for food and money. This not being enough, to fill a growing boy or enough to keep him current in fashion with his peers, he began hustling drugs in Seattles Central District. Later to be recognized for forming a very powerful street movement of young individuals known as The Lucciaunos. Fatal began as a battle MC on corners, playgrounds and busses and began to realize there was more than just the streets pumping in his blood; he also shared the desire to create music with his childhood friend Damian Black (D. Black). The two soon formed a group named G-Mentality.Although G-Mentallity never released a full length project, the two friends and partners in rhyme remained focused on their mission to create music, so in 2001, Fatal began to make his presence known on stage as Ds hype man. His first solo debut was on a 2003 Sportn Life promotional single with the song Tribulations Now out from under the wings of D. Black, Fatal is ready to show the world what he has to offer. The Only Forgotten Son is his debut release and is truly a masterpiece. Fatal credits his mother, respected Northwest Jazz and Gospel singer Josephine Howell for his inspiration and ultimately makes true life music himself and is a credible voice of the street. This dude is street, hes raw, real, uncut,hes gutter plus hes smart, he could be a teacher or a philosopher, but hes a rapperhes the intelligent hoodlum says DeVon Manier CEO of Sportn Life Records. Given that, Sportn Life Records has signed him as their second act and sees him as an artist whos music will live on for years as a voice for people similar to the way that Tupacs music was and still is.The Good SinSeattle rapper The Good Sin is hardly new to making music although plenty of hip-hop fans along the West Coast are just starting to learn who he is. Hes spent the past few years developing a melodic and jazzy MCing style thats helped him work alongside a virtual whos who of Seattle hip-hop. Hes already collaborated on projects with celebrated producers Jake One and Vitamin D plus spent a chunk of his summer playing shows up and down the West Coast opening up for the Blue Scholars.Even his stage name itself leaves an impression. Asked where his name comes from, he says I just wanted to make people think so I came up with The Good Sin. If you break down the word, we all have good in us, and we sin as well. Its a play on words for people to look inside of themselves. Hip-hop comes natural to him as music was a big part of his up-bringing. My parents would play Anita Baker, Living Colour, Earth Wind and Fire, the Isley brothers, and my mom would play us classical as well.Growing up in Seattles historic Central District, which gave rise to Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, Wheedles Groove, Shabazz Palaces, Ernestine Anderson and even Sir Mix-A-Lot, The Good Sin was always exposed as a youth to high quality local music. He takes pride in his neighborhood and is ready to be a part of its rich music traditions.The projects that hes released to date have continuously captured the attention of music lovers, albeit for various reasons. His initial offering, Ready or Not (The Mixtape) showcased the baritone voiced MC spitting original lyrics over 23 already established industry beats. It caught peoples attention but it wasnt until The Good Sin partnered with producer 10.4 Rog and released the jazzed out album Late that critics recognized hed grown into his own skin. He admits that even those who believed in his music ability recognized that merely rapping over other peoples material didnt prove enough.In February of 2011, alongside producer 10.4 Rog, he released his first all original project. Throughout the nine track project, Late, listeners were introduced to the emotive songwriting and heart-driven chord structures that make The Good Sin the unique rapper that he is. Its more than just a Big Daddy Kane-esque flow and a smooth-faced grin that make him a standout. Its his willingness to rap about love, loss and laughter and directly address what every human experiences.Thaddius DavidMost hip hop fans probably recognize the lifelong Seattle resident through one of his many aliases, known as TH and Young TH in State of the Artist, or as his alter ego Thadwick Tristen Trevor III on The Adventures in a Helluvastate, a collaborative effort with Swan Coltrane that was featured in the vitamin water uncapped LIVE series by The Fader. Having been involved in the Seattle hip hop scene for years, Thaddeus David demonstrates how he has become a maven at his craft.Juga HillJuga Hill is a Seattle-based Hip-Hop Artist. For the 25-year-old MC, music has provided an outlet that has allowed him to move away from negative influences in his life that he grew up around. Raised in a single parent home, stability was a stranger to Hill who only knew his father through the letters he sent from the penitentiary. Juga Hill spent most of his childhood in the then-hardened Central District of Seattle but went to schools in the more privileged north end of the city. Most of the people I spent a lot of my time with were trapped in the vicious cycle that most African-American families were in for me, all of these experiences served as a driver to never be just a statistic. He was inspired to prosper and succeed when he saw classmates with things that he did not have such as the latest fashions and toys. Hill got his first taste of making money as a child selling Kool-Aid to bikers and joggers on the trails that lead through the University of Washington campus.When he was 14-years-old, for a fresh start, Jugas mother moved him and his younger brother to Atlanta, Georgia where he started his solo rapping career. While in Atlanta, confusion, anger, and other adolescent problems and emotions burdened his relationship with his mother to the point that he was kicked out of her house at the age of 17. It was at this time that he moved back to Seattle to live with his uncle. While living in his uncles home he attended Rainier Beach High School in the part of the city with the highest crime rate. After three months at Rainier Beach, Jugas actions got the best of him and he was jumped by a gang of nearly 20 people in a petty altercation that ended with Hill requiring surgery on his left eye to correct some of the damages inflicted on him. Around this time, Jugas then-girlfriend got pregnant with their first of three children. To add to his stress, turmoil between Hill and His uncle forced him to move out and live in his 1987 Lincoln town car and subsequently, in transitional homes. This year marked a turning point in Juga Hills career. He needed to focus on being productive for his children and for himself. He focused his energy on music. Looking at his music career as a timeline, it is evident that Juga Hill is a different man now than he was just a few years ago.
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