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Event Details

Before the Fame Festival presents
with Kai the MC, N888 ࿊
March 19, 2022 9:00 pm PDT (Doors: 8:00 pm )
Brick and Mortar Music Hall , 1710 Mission Street , San Francisco, CA (map)
$15 ADV / $18 DOS
Burd Managment Presents DAVE B . 

with Kai The MC, Casey Cope, N888 ࿊, & Prophet

​Under 21 years old must buy $5 non-alcoholic drink at door.


Dave B is a multi-talented artist who raps, sings, writes and produces from Seattle, WA. He was raised singing in gospel choirs and is the son of a preacher. His sound organically blends elements of hip-hop, R&B, jazz and funk with conscious-driven lyrics, soulful melodies and memorable production. His depth and versatility can be attributed to vast musical inspirations: gospel icons Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin; hip-hop luminaries Andre 3000, Missy Elliott, and Kanye West; R&B songstresses Aaliyah and Erykah Badu; jazz legend Thelonious Monk; and rock god Jimi Hendrix.

Seattle Times declared Dave B “one of Seattle’s brightest hip-hop talents,” who won first prize in many singing competitions including MoPOP’s Sound Off competition. His debut music release Punch Drunk EP (2015) quickly garnered supporter from tastemakers 2Dopeboyz who called the music “remarkably exceptional” and DJ Booth named him "a revolutionary.” NPR's First Listen debuted his next project Tomorrow (2016) and critical acclaim poured in from Pigeons & Planes, Okayplayer, XXL, Essence and more. On his 2017 release Pearl, Pitchfork described him as “naturally melodic” while Complex said “he’s a leading voice” for his hometown.

Dave B’s engaging live show has led to tour openings at Seattle's largest music venue the Key Arena along with direct support slots on tours across the U.K. and Australia. Dave has sold-out venues along the West Coast as well as his hometown landmarks Neumos and The Neptune.

Kai the MC

Kai The MC is a 15 year old rapper, producer, and DJ from the East Bay and is currently signed to Big D Records out of LA.

His triple threat skill-set has been highly influenced by his time in the collective known as ‘Beats, Rhymes, and Life’ (or BRL) out of Oakland. The unique musicality of his songs has resulted in two head nodding tunes currently available on all digital platforms and YouTube.

N888 ࿊
Nate Cuenca, aka "N888 ࿊," is the type of artist we never knew we needed. He brings new, yet nostalgic elements to the R&B space. Behind his playfulness and coquettish lyrics, there's a philosophy of 'free spiritedness' in his music. N888 considers himself a 'hyphy R&B' artist given his Bay Area roots. The Vallejo artist is not only recognized by his songwriting and producing, but is famously known for his dancing background; which makes his performances that much more fun to watch.