Cannibal Ox

Cannibal Ox

Keith Masters, special guests Double A.B., Kenyattah Black, and I Realz

Sun, January 13, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA


This event is all ages

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Cannibal Ox
Cannibal Ox
CAN*NI*BAL (noun): one that eats the flesh of its own kind
OX (noun): a slang term used to describe a sharp blade Cannibal Ox, a pair of MC's that devour their own kind with words as sharp as blades.

Harlem, NY natives Vordul Mega and Vast Aire bring to you their highly anticipated myspace page!!! "The Cold Vein" year; 2001

Cannibal Ox is the supa-underground hip hop group getting intense responses from heads and journalists alike...saying that it is hip hop that is street, reality based and lyricaly advanced at the same time ... delivered with a sincerity, intelligence and skill level that may have never been heard in this way.

"The Cold Vein" is already elliciting responses toting it is a potentially seminal album in the same way (not stylelisticaly but in spirit ) as the beginning days of Wu-Tang, De La Soul, Company Flow, Ice Cube circa "America's Most Wanted", Dr. Octagon and so on.

El-P of Company Flow fame provides a diverse collection of beats that range from the slow funky "Pain Kill", to the guitar laced "Pigeon", and then in one swift step hits you with the high energy "Vein". the beats bring a heroic futuristic element to all these songs resulting in some of the most epic and interesting production out and further reitterates why he is celebrated as one of the most innovative and creative producers of this day and age. this is the first non co flow full length he's ever produced.

Consistent coverage of them in press ...The Atoms Family, have been making noise in the NYC underground hip hop scene since 1995 [and before!!}In the short time they have performed at every major hip hop venue in NYC with 1998 marking the year that they would travel beyond the NY border to take the show on the road to Europe with Company Flow, Mr. Lif, and BMS on the "Little Johnny Tour". Upon return from Europe, they showed no signs of slowing down their live performances, continuing to do shows in Chicago, Boston, New York, and other cities across the US.

Their debut on wax came in 1999 on the CP Records compilation "Persecution of Hip Hop" on which Vast Aire delivered the song "Adversity Strikes" which many have declared a 'classic' and as a result has appeared on countless mix-tapes over the past 2 years. Vast Aire has also made a few guest appearances on other releases in the past few years, including but not limited to Aesop Rock's LP "Float" (Mush Records).

The a-side Iron Galaxy on the Company Flow/Cannibal Ox split is a visual ride through life in the city of NY where Vast delivers clever wordplay with lines like "you were a stillborn baby, mother didn't want you but you were still born" and Vordul provides listeners with such vivid descriptions of life in the city that after one listen, you feel as if you experienced it yourself.
Keith Masters
Keith Masters
In the 70's there was disco. In the 80's there was new wave. In the 90's there was hip-hop. Now, in the year 2010, there is Electromajic. Keith Masters is how you get your party started, blasting out of the Chicago scene with his self created hybrid style which blends elements of hip-hop, electronic music, pop, glitch, dub and disco music. .. ..Having established a nucleus of young intelligent listeners and crafted a resume that reads like the young career of hip-hop elite, Keith is poised to take off and reach new heights. He is currently hard at work putting the finishing touches on a new project featuring UK's 80's synth-pop duo Futurecop! which is scheduled for an early fall 2010 release. Their lead single, "1988 Girls," has generated positive feedback from bloggers and the online community at large. Keith has also been working closely with L.A. based producers, Brandon Dermer and Jon Lajoie, to create his next single, "Photo Op", which will be released in September 2010. Just like with his previous material, Keith's insightful and clever lyricism continue to glaze over innovative, synth-guided compositions and shine for all fans of Electro/Hip-Hop music in these soon to be released gems.

The shining opportunity awaiting Keith has been a long time in the making. Over his eight years as an underground artist, he has proven that he is unwilling to forfeit creativity for fame. His first stage appearance was at the age of 18 in New York City. While earning a college degree, Keith broke out onto the hip-hop scene through word of his electric performances and recordings with established names in the industry. He joined forces with NYC underground super group, The Reavers, which provided the groundwork necessary for him to open for such acts as Aesop Rock, Immortal Technique, Cannibal Ox and the GZA. Keith continued to build momentum into the summer of 2007, when he recorded a track for Cappie Pondexter of the WNBA ..( as well as the team song for the Phoenix Mercury, which was played at all home games in the US Airways Center

From the east coast, Keith returned to his native city of Chicago, continuing to record his EP, and spreading the Electromajic movement. On September 25th, 2009 he released his EP titled Discotheque, featuring electro-hop bangers like "Make It, Take It, Shake It" and "I Love To Floss," amongst others. Riding the wave of his release, Keith continued to perform to excited and packed venues in the Midwest before making the annual trip to Austin, TX for SXSW and touring with Futurecop! on the west coast in April and May. .. ..With remixed tracks off of Discotheque from Nolen Volens to Odd Modern to Europe's Flashworx, and buzz about his forthcoming projects, Keith's name has been emerging in new niche markets and music circles for almost a year. 2010 has proven to be a busy year for Keith. His current single, "Nobody But Me" hit number 1 on Hype Machine's Twitter Charts, he appeared in an episode of HBO's Entourage, and recorded another song for WNBA phenom, Cappie Pondexter. On the strength of a near decade of buzz building and the release of a handful of promising new material, Keith has proven that he is ready to embrace the spotlight.
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103