RAHZEL with FMRADIO + ATTIC TAPES. at Silk City

RAHZEL with FMRADIO + ATTIC TAPES. at Silk City

Wed · April 5, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10- $15

This event is 21 and over

Rahzel
Rahzel
The undisputed “Godfather of Noyze” has re-defined the beat box. A self-defined “vocal percussionist,” Rahzel (rhymes with ‘gazelle’) has perfectly mastered this quintessential hip hop art form and has emerged as a “true virtuoso.” To hear him is to be converted. Billboard Magazine proclaims : “Everyone should experience his fascinating rhythms…using just his lips, cheeks, gums, and Adam’s apple he (recreates), with amazing accuracy and detail, tracks from the magic mixing desks of Pete Rock…and others.” His mockery of instruments/arcade of sounds leaves audiences captivated, wondering “is he for real?” Rahzel is best known as a member of The Roots, hip hop’s cutting-edge live band. Over the past several years he has emerged as the one to watch. His eagerly anticipated debut album on MCA Records, entitled The Fifth Element: Make the Music 2000 boasts guest performances by Aaron Hall, Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest on “To The Beat,” and Black Thought of The Roots on the R&B flavored “Suga Sista.” Brandford Marsalis and Me’Shell N’Degeocello guest star on the psychedelic jazz/funky track “My Soul” and Pete Rock lends his production skills on the first single, “All I Know.” Rahzel’s band mates The Roots also produced and performed on several tracks on The Fifth Element: Make the Music 2000. The project is drenched with an urban eclectic edge/uniqueness that rejects categorization. A collage of almost every musical genre, it is well-positioned for classicism. A glance at Rahzel’s musical influences speaks to his appreciation for the art of making music. He draws from the line of Doug E. Fresh/Biz Markie, of Bobby McFerrin, and of Al Jarreau.
Venue Information:
Silk City Diner
435 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
http://www.silkcityphilly.com/