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Wed. October 3rd 2012 10PM - 2AM doors at 9PM Distrikt (No Minors) 10PM - 2AM doors at 9PM
Tickets at: Lyles Place, Status Hair Lounge, Strathcona Hotel, Ticketweb, Ditch Records & Cds, Complex
Presented by: Degree One, Marshall A
C1RCA, Marshall A for Desire Marketing Systems & Degree One Present...

Dr. Greenthumb, The Legendary Rap / Rock Superstar...


Wednesday October 3rd 2012
at Club 9ONE9

Proudly supported by... BC Smoke Shop and The Zone 91.3fm


General Admission tix On Sale NOW at:

Strathcona Hotel (Club 9ONE9) 919 Douglas St
Lyles Place - 770 Yates St
Status Hair Lounge - 1010 Yates St
Ditch Records & CD’s - 784 Fort St
Complex - 612 Johnson St or by phone 1-888-222-6608

Two of Victoria’s Hip Hop heavy weights unite to present to the garden city for the first time; Cypress Hill front man… B-REAL.!!

with performances by:
Pocket Kings
JM Drumbeats
DJ Speedyshoes

-- B-REAL --

With his work in the pioneering hip-hop group Cypress Hill, rapper B Real became something of a hip-hop legend for several reasons. Most immediately, his trademark rhyming style, featuring an exaggeratedly nasal whine and a jazz singer's skill at staying just behind DJ Muggs' already sluggish beats, was one of the most instantly recognizable flows of the 1990s. Furthermore, B Real and his partners Sen Dog and DJ Muggs were the first Latino hip-hop stars, ushering in a richly varied subgenre of hip-hop that thrives to this day. Finally, Cypress Hill's fervent proselytizing on the subject of marijuana legalization both brought the subject to its highest public awareness since the days of Cheech & Chong and paved the way for a generation of weed-happy middle-class high-school kids to discover and identify with hip-hop to an even greater degree than before.

One of the first commercially successful gangsta rap albums, 1991's Cypress Hill album was controversial despite the trio's attempts not to glamorize gang life. Released in 1993, Black Sunday was an instant hit due to the weirdly catchy single "Insane in the Brain," and the same year, the trio's contribution to the pioneering rap-rock soundtrack Judgment Night found them working with fellow marijuana enthusiasts Sonic Youth, with whom Cypress Hill also guest-starred in a classic Lollapalooza-parody episode of The Simpsons. Playing the actual Lollapalooza tour in 1994 and 1995, the band added percussionist Eric Bobo (the son of legendary salsa drummer Willie Bobo) and pursued an increasingly rock-oriented style on its evermore infrequent albums.

During this period, B Real also created a hardcore gangsta side project,the Psycho Realm, releasing two albums, 1997's The Psycho Realm and 2000's A War Story. B Real even teamed back up with Mellow Man Ace for the short-lived Serial Rhyme Killers, who released one 12" single in 2002. Finally embarking on a solo career in 2006, B Real released three reggaeton-influenced mixtapes in a series dubbed The Gunslinger. That same year he landed on the million-selling Snoop Dogg album Tha Blue Carpet Treatment with the collaborative track "Vato." In 2009, Snoop would return the favor by appearing on B Real's solo debut, Smoke and Mirrors. Other guests on the album included Damien Marley, Sick Jacken, and Too Short.

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Pocket Kings (Hip Hop)

Pocket Kings are: Scram and Saint (born: Alex Miller and Kyle Behan). Two Victoria MC’s who want to spread their message of an honest, working man’s hip-hop. The former baggage “handlers” at Victoria International came together in 2006 and have been developing into one of the city’s finer products. They pride themselves on their exciting ... more info
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