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Futuristic, IshDARR, ScribeCash, Endr Won, Lawz of Motion
March 18 • 7:00 pm• $15 – $18
Hip-hop moves at the lightning-fast pace of the Internet these days, and Futuristic, a Tempe rapper on the verge of making it big, knows that better than anyone. In the past two years, the 23-year-old Bloomington, Illinois, native has written dozens of songs, released two albums, recorded enough tracks to fill another, shot at least a half-dozen music videos (two of which have more than one million views on YouTube) and was featured in RAW Cyphers’s videos and on the Sway in the Morning radio show. Futuristic wrote his first raps at the age of six. His 2015 album The Rise debuted at #2 on iTunes and #9 on Hip-Hop Billboard charts. He has been touring virtually non-stop over the last three years. His fast witty lyrics — mixed with substance and relatable subject matter — has gained him his own cult following called WTFGang — which stands for “We’re The Future”. “Everything about Futuristic moves fast,” reports Phoenix New Times. “The rapper’s got a smooth-as-butter flow and a high-horsepower delivery, revving up from Devin the Dude to Tech N9ne speeds at will.”
Midwest rapper IshDARR got his start while still a high-school student in Milwaukee. The artist born Ishmael Ali uploaded his early songs online, building a following while still studying and doing his homework. In 2014, he issued the Better Life EP, which included the single “POPS” featuring Rina. He caught the attention of Atlantic Records and his debut, Old Soul Young Spirit, arrived in 2015. The lead single “Too Bad” reached #1 on the Hype Machine charts. In 2016, IshDARR released his Broken Hearts & Bankrolls LP with EMPIRE.