The Catalyst

Zion I

Live in the Atrium: Ungaffable Presents

Zion I

A-F-R-O, Locksmith, The I.M.F.

Thu, September 20, 2018

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

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$20.00

This event is 16 and over

A-F-R-O
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.
Locksmith
Locksmith is a West Coast artist/producer who first gained notoriety in the underground hip hop scene through MTV's MC Freestyle Championship. Lock, along with his group The Frontline received commercial radio play and began building a regional buzz. But it wasn't until he began his solo career in 2011, he started to cultivate a loyal fan base. Locksmith has toured with Joe Budden, hip hop purists Murs, R.A. the Rugged Man, Jedi Mindtricks and collaborated with legendary producers 9th Wonder (Stand It) and Ski Beatz(Lock). Lock has been featured on MTV, BET, Sirius XM's Shade 45, Hot 97's "Who's Next?" concert series and all major hip hop blogs. His first official album A Thousand Cuts was released April 15th, 2014.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/