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Gift of Gab

Tickets: $12 in Advance / $15 Day of Show
Available: Music Coop, Ashland  OR
Date: October 13, 2014
Doors: 9:00pm 
Full Bar & Food Available

Gift of Gab is often praised by critics for his rapping skills – Allmusic says he is “one of the very finest MCs to ever pick up a microphone”, “one of the best underground rappers in the business”,“his raps are jam-packed with internal rhymes, allusions, metaphors, ten-cent words, and amazing tongue-twisting feats of skill”, and he has been able to “redefine the art of lyrical technique”.Peter Shapiro describes him as “a walking encyclopedia of MCing styles”,Pitchfork Media refers to his “astonishing verbal dexterity and enunciation”,Popmatters says he has a “nearly impenetrable reputation for style and innovation”,and Stylus Magazine calls him “one of the top MCs in the game”. (Wikidedia)

Landon Wordswell is a 26 year old Eugene, OR resident by way of Chicago & St Louis. These three places combined are responsible for building the foundation for the budding rhyme slinger's own new school approach to the golden era of hip hop. With the release of his first official LP, The Mourning After Pill, he has gained far more looks both nationally and internationally. The emcee's first release landed top 20 most downloaded albums on in mid March 2013. One international tour and nine national tours later, Landon is now best known for his effortless ability to ignite and captivate a crowd at a moment's notice. Landon recently toured side by side with Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) in October 2013 and has become frequent tour partners with the legend ever since. Landon has opened for some of hip hop's most legendary and recognizable characters including Talib Kweli, Raekwon of Wu Tang, Devin the Dude, Lyrics Born, and many more!

Tope's burden to be accepted in the wider music world is getting lighter and lighter these days. He's already a well-respected member of the Portland scene, having placed at #6 on Willamette Week’s Best New Bands of 2012 list, joining the likes of Radiation City, Onuinu, and his collaborator Reva Devito, as well as #2 on The Deli Magazine’s Emerging Artist List of 2011. The East Coast is starting to take notice now, too, with legendary NY & Philly Record Labels knocking on his door, and features in VICE and Frank 151 Magazine. And as ever, he's become a go-to opener for hip-hop's best and brightest when they make it to the Rose City. To date, he's shared the stage with Nas, Talib Kweli, Dom Kennedy, Blu, Macklemore, Mac Miller, Shabazz Palaces, Dead Prez, Nappy Roots, Digable Planets, The Coup, and many more.

Sarah SassyEmcee Davis- With an undeniable interest for music beginning at an early age, Sassy found a particular love for hip-hop that immediately became a passion. Influenced by poetry in elementary years and then progressively participating in the underground hip-hop scene in San Francisco and Oregon, she later found her own style fusing multiple genres together to inspire her very own unique, creative sound. In 2013, Sassy signed to KTF Ent. releasing the single Cage Rattler and now finds herself often commuting to L.A from her small city of Ashland, OR to perform and record. She has since had the opportunity to bless mics with hip-hop idols such as Abstract Rude, Medusa, Myka 9 and Gift of Gab, all the while continuing to expand her musical talents on both the stage as well as behind the scenes in event production and promotion.

Earlier Event: October 12
Maceo Parker & Rogue Suspects
Later Event: October 18
Fort Knox Five, DJ Vadim, and Barisone