ScHoolboy Q is a Hip Hop recording artist signed to Top Dawg Entertainment and Interscope Records. “School Boy” is a member of Black Hippy along with Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul.
After two mixtapes, his album “Setbacks” reached #100 on the Billboard 200 in 2011, selling close to 1,000 digital copies in the first week. On January 14, 2012 he released his second independent album Habits & Contradictions. The album debuted at #111 on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 3,900 digital copies in the United States.
Besides his accolades as a rising artist. School Boy Q is also widely popular because of two song features he did with A$AP Rocky the rising Hip Hop act from Harlem NYC. “Hands on The Wheel” & “Brand New Guy” are electrifying songs that can put any crowd in a trance like mob. These two features as well as his reputation on The West Coast have made School Boy Q as a budding face for a new generation of Rappers.
Babylon Cartel is proud the announce School Boy Q & AB Soul coming to Philadelphia on Thursday April 26 2012. It was only right that we paired the two West Coast stars with a couple of our own stars from the city of Philadelphia, Paris Artelli , Asaad & Gianni Lee
Paris Artelli has already made a name for himself after releasing his critically acclaimed “1OOO” EP. Besides his smart delivery and trance like flow Paris Artelli is also a talented producer. Check him out as he brings his creativity and originality to The TLA
Asaad has been a student of the industry starting at a very young age, with each Chess-Like move he maneuvers himself through the game better than most industry giants. An ego with a work ethic and talent to match, Asaad’s style can have the hoods jumping as well as the most esteemed fashion houses in Paris.
Gianni Lee Gianni Lee has always loved music and fashion. Born in raised in a place that many consider the “birthplace of DJs”, Gianni has had a wonderful time setting himself apart from the pack. The West Philly native has only been on the turntables since his college days, but most recently has decided to take the craft to the next level. In an era where DJs are scared to play what they want to, Gianni hopes to kill that myth by doing just that (playing what he wants to) With an arsenal of music from all over the world. Gianni Lee has that futuristic sound that will not only cross barriers but literally blow them away.
On April 26th in Philadelphia these 5 acts meet on one stage.
334 South St Philadelphia PA – 7pm
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