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$13.00 — General Admission (Advance)
$15.00 — General Admission (Doors)
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From the land of Hyphy where slaps are king and “going dumb” is encouraged, Berkeley, California’s Rexx Life Raj stands out by making music for the brain & heart that’s still pleasant to the ears. Raised by a god-fearing mother and a Black Panther father in the mecca of progressive politics, Raj’s music perfectly articulates the beauty and struggle of being a young black adult in 2019. Raj transitions from hilarious anecdotes and clever bullshit to heart felt gems about relationships, the loss of his best friend Devin, and self-reflection, often making him both teacher and class clown on the same record. With his ability to shift seamlessly from rapping his ass off to singing his heart out, Rexx Life Raj has become one of Bay Area music’s most unique and critically acclaimed voices.
Raj’s music has seen him garner high praise from legends such as E-40, Scott Storch, Pharrell, and Zane Lowe as well as collaborations with modern superstars like Kehlani, Russ, G-Eazy, Lecrae, Mozzy, Kenny Beats and more. His releases have been featured prominently on the front pages of Apple Music, iTunes, Tidal, Google Play as well as in popular Spotify playlists such as New Music Friday, Most Necessary, Mellow Bars, as well as in Apple Music’s hip hop hot tracks section and Best of The Week , Breaking Hip Hop and New Bay playlists. With over 100 Million plays on his music across all platforms and accolades piling up from press outlets such as FADER, Pitchfork, MTV, Forbes, Noisey, Complex, Pigeons and Planes, and more Raj gears up for the release of his next album “Father Figure 3: Somewhere Out There”
Murphy Holmes II (ymtk) was raised in east Oakland, CA. Perhaps it was his mother’s gospel singing prowess that eventually led him to music, but despite Young Murph’s inherent gift for song, it was basketball that first inspired him and earned the second part of his name, “the kidd” – homage to fellow Oakland product, Jason Kidd.
Basketball led ymtk to the University of Santa Cruz, where after an ankle injury, he began honing his musical craft alongside two students who went on to create the RCA signed pop band, 2AM Club (Tyler Cordy & Marc E Bassy). With them, he aggressively developed his musical talents – writing, playing shows and testing the limits of his abilities as both a singer and a rapper. When ymtk moved to Los Angeles to pursue music full time after graduation, what began as a creative outlet proved to fully represent his professional potential.
ymtk’s professional career began as a songwriter in Los Angeles, but he has also made an impact as a solo artist as well. His live performances alone captivate fans and industry insiders alike. Indisputable talent and a great rapport with rising stars pads ymtk’s impressive resume of collaborations with some of the most popular artists coming out of California & across the country — Nic Nac, Marc E. Bassy, Too $hort, P-Lo, Buddy, GLC, Nef The Pharaoh, Rexx Life Raj, Ryan Hemsworth, IAMSU!, Guapdad 4000, and Jay Ant just to name a few. Song writing credits include Dinah Jane (5th Harmony) Sean Kingston,Yo Gotti, Prince Royce, Kid Ink, NCT 17, Casey Veggies, Bobby Brackins, Jess Connelly, Rainy Milo, Symphani Soto, & Marteen (co-wrote the EP “No Thank You” project platinum in Korea).
With cosigns from legends like L.A. Reid & JR Rotem, placements on prime time programming on channels like MTV & VH1, and accolades from Noisey, Hypebeast, Fader and more, ymtk has independently accumulated millions of plays/views on the internet that has assisted in a growing fanbase in all the right places.