SXSW Music Showcases

Rosenberg Radio presents:

SXSW Music Showcases

Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, The Underachievers, Action Bronson, Smoke DZA, A$AP Ferg, Flatbush Zombies, DyMe-A-DuZin, Mr. MFN eXquire, Meyhem Lauren, Peter Rosenberg (Host)

Thu, March 14, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

North Door Main Stage

Austin, TX

This event is 21 and over

Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era - (Set time: 1:20 PM)
As a youngster, Brooklyn MC Joey BadA$$ was baffled by Nas' 1994 classic Illmatic. The iconic album cover featured a childhood photo of the then 20-year-old God's Son. "I seen him as a kid and I thought he was a kid rapping, I was just confused," Joey told Mixtape Daily. After all, how can a kid that young deliver such impactful and insightful records like "Life's a Bitch" and "The World Is Yours"?

Somewhere along the way, Joey's initial confusion must have led to some sort of inspiration, because at 17 years old, he has already delivered a single that seems to surpass the subject matter of other spitters in his age bracket. The militant-minded "Survival Tactics," borrows its instrumental from the 1998 Styles of Beyond song of the same name.
The Underachievers - (Set time: 12:55 PM)
The Underachievers are a hip-hop duo from Flatbush Avenue, NY consisting of Issa Dash (@issa_dash) and AK (@iunderachieve). They are currently signed to Flying Lotus' label Brainfeeder and released their debut mixtape INDIGOISM on February 1, 2013. These guys are lookin to spark a revol
Action Bronson - (Set time: 12:20 PM)
Action Bronson
Arian Asllani (born 2 December 1984), better known by his stage name Action Bronson, is an American rapper from Flushing, Queens, New York.

Before entering the rap scene he was a respected fire-flame gourmet chef in New York City, and frequently raps about food in his songs. He hosts his own online cooking show entitled "Action in the Kitchen". He has gained notoriety for lyrically and stylistically resembling rapper Ghostface Killah (with whom he collaborated, along with friend and fellow rapper Termanology, on a song called "Meteor Hammer" from the 2011 compilation album Legendary Weapons). In an interview with HipHopDX, he was asked about how it was to sound like him, and he responded with,

"Yeah, I mean at the end of the day, it's all good because Ghostface Killah is one of the best rappers alive, so if I sound similar to the best rapper alive then that is fine. To me there is no comparison; he is a legend and I am a newcomer. If I would try and emulate with anyone it would be Kool G Rap, he is the person I look up to the most. I am not upset but at the end of the day I am my own person and no one can take that away from me."

He released his debut studio album Dr. Lecter in 2011, which is available in digital download and also in CD-R on his official website. Action Bronson is an atheist, which he revealed in the song "Not Enough Words" (lyrics: "ask to swear to God, but in that I don't believe though"), from Action Bronson's collaboration album with Statik Selektah, Well Done.

He was recently featured twice on Domo Genesis's & The Alchemist's debut collaboration album No Idols on tracks "Elimination Chamber (also featuring Earl Sweatshirt & Vince Staples) & "Daily News" (also featuring SpaceGhostPurrp & Earl Sweatshirt).
Smoke DZA - (Set time: 11:50 PM)
Smoke DZA
Hip Hop is just a hobby for some but for Smoke DZA, it is a way of life Born and raised in Harlem, NY, DZA (real name Sean Pompey) was raised surrounded by music, though it wasn't necessarily hip hop, "My first exposure to music was through my Dad." He reflects, "He played his oldies every weekend and still does up to this day." DZA was introduced to and fell in love with hip hop at a young age and began a journey that would lead him from dropping out of high school to being one of the hottest, most sought after unsigned rappers in the game today. "I was way too popular in high school," DZA states, " I used to battle everyone whether it be in the lunchroom or in front of the school. I was way more interested in that, than attending classes." His early creative processes started where many rappers do, with the lyrical genius of Notorious B.I.G., "I remember learning all of Biggie's verses, writing them down and making my own renditions of the songs. After I got out [of] that phase I started crafting my own songs like "History" where I spoke about destroying any rapper lyrically and I wrote a song called "Music On My Side" which was an ode to any artist that influenced me to do music. Jay-Z, Biggie, Big L etc." As DZA's focus and talent grew, he began to release mixtapes, like the early Respeconize and even formed a group with a childhood friend call "Smoke & Numbers" before striking out for solo success and Cinematic Music Group in 2005. Though his musical journey is not far removed from his early days in Harlem, DZA has recorded with the likes of Asher Roth, Big K.R.I.T., Devin The Dude and Curren$y to name a few. In the past two years he has released a steady stream of mixtapes to critical acclaim, Substance Abuse (2009), Substance Abuse 1.5: The Headstash (2010), and his most recent project, George Kush Da Button which is quickly making it's way around the internet. DZA credits his longevity to creating laidback, honest music that people can vibe to and always staying true to the art of hip hop. With all of the disposable music threatening the culture of an art form he is trying to help preserve, Smoke DZA is a welcomed breath of fresh air that will make you grateful for the contact high.

Hip Hop artist based in Harlem, New York. Smoke Dza often references movies and marijuana with his slow laid back style of rap. His mixtape entitled "Substance Abuse" was released on December 1st 2009, Featuring: Devin the Dude, June Summers, Nipsey Hussle and many more. In the summer of 2010 he released another mixtape 'George Kush Da Button'
On April 11th he released another mixtape T.H.C. (The Hustler's Catalog)
A$AP Ferg - (Set time: 10:20 PM)
Flatbush Zombies - (Set time: 9:50 PM)
Flatbush Zombies
THE GLORIOUS DEAD - ZOMBIES OVA EVERYTHING!
DyMe-A-DuZin - (Set time: 9:25 PM)
Mr. MFN eXquire - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Meyhem Lauren - (Set time: 8:35 PM)
Peter Rosenberg (Host) - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Venue Information:
North Door Main Stage
502 Brushy St.
Austin, TX, 78702
http://ndvenue.com/