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Pimps of Joytime with Lafa Taylor

Tickets: $15 in advance / $20 day of    
Doors: 7:00 P.M.
Music: 8:00 P.M.

21 and over


A world traveler based in Oakland, CA Lafa Taylor is an achieved singer/emcee/producer. His music carries a message of inspiration and activation, while staying gritty, bassy, and most importantly danceable. Lafa’s live show is energetic, dynamic and unique. He has a great talent for connecting with his audience and working with the energy of the crowd. His collage of infectiously harmonic, bass heavy, multi tempo music quickly heats up the dance floor. His vocal style ranges from sweet melodic choruses to tongue twisting rhymes. He is also known for his intricate beat boxing, and often incorporates live looping.

In the summer of 2003, at age 17, Lafa single handedly produced and released his debut album “Life Music”. In 2004, after three months of traveling around Costa Rica with a portable studio in his backpack Lafa released “Hot Winter”. Next he headed out to explore Japan. There he became a part of the multi platinum Japanese band “Def Tech” and played a 26 city tour. Every venue of this tour was sold out, including the prestigious Budokan in Tokyo which has a capacity of over 9,000 people. Lafa’s song “Lift Up” with Def Tech saw major success in Japan. It was licensed for a Sony Ericsson commercial and the music video saw heavy rotation on MTV Japan and Space Shower.

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