The Catalyst

RA THE RUGGED

Live in The Atrium

RA THE RUGGED

A-F-R-O, Lyrical i, DOPELESS, TDC, ASHE BLANCO

Sat, January 14, 2017

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

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$13 in advance / $16 at the door

This event is 16 and over

A-F-R-O
A-F-R-O (All Flows Reach Out) is an 18-year old MC from Los Angles, CA. He first gained notoriety in 2014 for an audio submission to R.A The Rugged Man's 'Definition of a Rap Flow' contest, which quickly went viral. R.A. described the submission, saying "this kid won the contest before it even ended!" It became a platform to showcase A-F-R-O's "off the top" ability; witty word play, distinctive voice & a complexity to his rhyme schemes.

A-F-R-O quickly captured the attention of notable figures in music. Questlove is quoted as saying, "A-F-R-O is the future of Hip-Hop." Queen Latifah personally requested him to perform on her talk show. He's been invited into studio sessions with producers such as DJ Premier, Erick Sermon, Pete Rock, Prince Paul, DITC, Marco Polo & Mr. Green.

A-F-R-O has also shown that his talents extend outside the booth, as he landed a prominent role in VH1's recent show 'The Breaks.'

A-F-R-O is now prepping upcoming EPs & has a consistent tour schedule, including festival appearances at SoundSet, Splash Festival, and more.
DOPELESS
Dopeless is a Santa Cruz native that's been making quite a bit of noise. His inspiring story of battling addiction, combined with his unique music that's all about self-acceptance makes him someone you DON'T wanna miss. Follow him at the links below:
facebook.com/dopelessmusic
soundcloud.com/dopelessmusic
twitter.com/dopelessmusic
instagram.com/dopelessmusic_1
TDC
TDC - aka Three Dimensional Crew
Hailing from the Bay Area in Northern California, and now are headquartered in Santa Cruz. Tony Diamonds, John Dough and Tyl3r Durd3n along with DJ and engineer B-Shag Hennessy have a history of ripping mics and moving crowds throughout California. TDC has opened for national hip hop star Problem, performed alongside award-winning Canadian artists Illvibe and Johnny Active, opened for known underground hip hop artist Locksmith, and performed at various festivals and concerts in multiple cities in California. Known for bringing the energy, if TDC is on the bill is guaranteed to be lit!
More information: www.threedimensionalcrew.com
ASHE BLANCO
Female Hip-Hop/Rap Performing artist from Central California. Rapid flow and unique raspy voice, raw lyrics and a unique flow. Diversity plays a big part as ASHE can adapt to any style and topic. ASHE began recording music in 2009 then began to release material in 2011 which she then came out with her first project called "Love/Hate Mix Tape" which also had a variety of Rap and R&B music about life, music and relationships. In 2014 ASHE then began to take her music career very serious by promoting, networking and performing at various local venues. In May 2016 ASHE released an EP titled "VISIONZ" which reveals her growth as an artist, control over flow and drum patterns, voice control and quality lyrics.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/