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Chicago, IL. 60618
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Abbey Pub


The Abbey Pub Presents The Road to Paid Dues Tour Featuring


Prof, Fashawn, Black Cloud Music, DJ Funktopus

Fri, March 1, 2013

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Abbey Pub

Chicago, IL

$16.00 - $18.00

This event is 21 and over

Murs first appeared as a solo artist in 2003, after nearly a decade of working with various groups in the underground. Based in Los Angeles, his first single was released in 1993, and came from a self-released album by his first group, 3 Melancholy Gypsies. The track barely made a dent, but it did catch the attention of indie hip-hop fans in the area. Through time, the group members became friends with Mystik Journeymen, who... asked 3MG (their shortened name) to join him when he started the Living Legends collective in 1996.
Between both 3MG and the Living Legends, Murs rapped on several influential indie rap albums, appearing on more than 20 records, EPs, and singles within a seven-year period. When El-P started to pull together his Def Jux label, Murs contacted the producer and told him he would release his solo record for the company once he had the opportunity. His commitments to both the Legends and 3MG often kept him from working on the album, but after a few years of slowly putting together tracks, Murs finally delivered The End of the Beginning in the spring of 2003.
The rapper returned to solo work with Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition, a collaboration with producer 9th Wonder, in 2004. Murs is also part of a punk fusion band called The Invincibles with Jacksonville, Florida's Whole Wheat Bread as lead vocalist.
Forged from a history of hardship and partying, Prof’s music and career reflect the dichotomy that his life has been. His music chronicles everything he has experienced; from adversities as a child, like his father setting fire to their home or sleeping on a bean bag growing up, to his adult diversions, like his love affair with whiskey and women (in that order). Much the same, his career has also seen this duality. After grinding on the Minneapolis hip-hop scene for over ten years with little to show besides a ravenous fan base, Prof has recently begun to make serious national traction on the back of his unique recordings, video content and must see live shows.
Frequently billed with rap mainstays like Atmosphere, Yelawolf, Tech N9ne, POS, Brother Ali, Doomtree and Killer Mike, Prof has shown his talent can hang with the best. This talent has been well documented by his critically acclaimed Kaiser Von Powderhorn mixtape series, three full length albums, recordings with Brother Ali, Slug and Yelawolf, and a guest appearance on the Atmosphere track “Minnesota Nice”.
Prof’s most 2011 LP King Gampo is proof that he’s only getting better. Thanks to help from friends like Brother Ali, Ant of Atmosphere, and MTV Riff Raff (SODMG), King Gampo expands upon Prof’s previous works detailing his worst memories and best parties, making sure the listener bobs their head and shakes their ass the entire time. To support the record, Prof joined Atmosphere and Grieves on national tours in fall of 2011, headlined sold-out King Gampo Tour dates in February 2012, and was Andre Nickatina’s direct supporting artist during his national tour in the Spring of 2012.
Currently, Prof is set to release new Kaiser Von Powderhorn 3, the third volume of his widely popular, Kaiser Von Powderhorn mixtape series with features by Yelawolf, Slug and guest production from Doomtree’s, Lazerbeak out September 25, 2012.
What did you do the year you turned 21? Hip Hop prodigy Fashawn
earned a spot on the cover of XXL magazine, toured the world, and built a
rep as one of rap's new rising stars.
Fashawn's debut album Boys Meets World was heralded by critics and
fans alike as one of the best albums of 2009 for its gritty, street-wise and
intelligent rhymes. Some even compared his introductory opus to Nas'
brilliant Illmatic. It was enough for XXL to name Fashawn to its list of Hip
Hop's best freshman.
Not content to just collect praise for his recorded work, Fash lived up to his
"Samsonite Man" raps and hit the road hard. He toured with Wu-Tang's
ironman Ghostface Killah, underground hero Brother Ali, and fellow rising
newcomer Wiz Khalifa. From coast to coast, and from continent to
continent, everyone agreed -- they weren't seeing some fly-by-night
novelty act, they were seeing one of hip-hop's freshest new voices.
Many took notice: He worked with Grammy-winning producers Dr. Dre, DJ
Khalil, The Alchemist, and of course mentor Evidence of Dilated Peoples.
Skateboard apparel company Etnies and urban clothing line Orisue both
turned to him for endorsements. Camp Woodward, the biggest extreme
sports camp in the world, recruited him to create a song and his
hometown's Fresno Grizzlies (AAA baseball) have made custom Fashawn
gear. So that's legendary hip-hop producers, international clothing lines
and a pro sports franchise all wanting to be part of Team Fashawn.
With a strong hip-hop pedigree (think Rakim's merciless rhymes plus
2pac's outlaw spirit plus Nas' effortless flow) and a loyal
Black Cloud Music
DJ Funktopus
Venue Information:
The Abbey Pub
3420 W. Grace St
Chicago, IL, 60618