F. Stokes, plus JoeyG., Chase Allen, Fresh Daily, Sons of 84
10:00pm Sons of 84
10:30pm Chase Allen
11:00pm Fresh Daily
11:30 F. Stokes
F.Stokes is a internationally touring rapper/poet/spoken wordsmith who has performed in premiere venues throughout the world. F.Stokes stage presence is simply captivating; attracting and engaging crowds of all demographics and backgrounds, by mixing provocatively cutting lyrics, with superb stage-presence and crowd engagement. His content is elevated and has been described as “aspirational and optimistic”. He has performed in venues ranging from intimate art gallery’s in the historical neighborhood of Chelsea in New York City, to the world renowned Elysee Montmartre in Paris, France. Stokes tailors a unique show set that equally utilizes performance spaces of all builds.
Chase Allen, Leader of the New School, is re-introducing a generation to the purity of hip-hop. A Philadelphia native, Allen captures the raw, gritty sound of the city but with soulful lyrics that evoke emotion. Growing up in an era that included the likes of artists such as Jay-Z, Wu-Tang Clan, Tupac, and Biggie, Allen knew he wanted to be an artist at the age of 13. “You can’t lead without following first,” Allen makes it clear, but the newcomer is off to a running start. Powerhouse producer/musician Steve McKie co-produced Allen’s mixtape Follow the Leader Vol. 1 which he released in the summer of 2010. Allen’s music is the epitome of pure emotion and real life experiences that move crowds everywhere. Allen performed at the Philadelphia Film and Music Festival and rocked with a live band at the Welcome America 4th of July Celebration on the Parkway which featured The Roots. With music that is honest, clever, and from the heart, Allen sets out to inspire others to follow their dreams as he does, every time he steps behind a mic.
SONS OF 84
Sons of 84 is a group from New York that has infused elements of rock, hip-hop, dance, & soul into their own genre of music they call Ripp Rock. Their versatile styles compliment the production with the intent to connect directly to their diverse audiences. When you make real good music, it’s hard to deny. Their messages translate flawlessly at their live shows, captivating the crowd with smooth & rapid flows. They’ve rocked out venues with the Autumn Band & DJ Chachi throughout the tri-state. Their most recent shows took place in NYC at Club Rebel & B.B. Kings…they believe that hard work & dedication pays off, so they continue to live out their dream thru their everyday hustle.