Resident Presents


Wed · June 27, 2018

8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

If Pink Floyd, Fela Kuti, and Clipse (reunited with both Pusha T and Malice) co- headlined a festival hosted by Quentin Tarantino, it might sound something like


However, he takes it one step further. The Virginia native, rapper, singer-song writer, producer, and filmmaker elevates the scope of hip-hop and R&B by utilizing hints of psychedelic rock, folk, and dreamy soundscapes to defy form; reinventing himself with each new release. It’s no surprise that he describes himself best... “A big melting pot of cult icons, from Francis Ford Coppola’s films to Roger Waters creative sensibility. Music was just the first medium for me. I always wanted to variate from the usual and bring the storytelling from film and books, to music & fashion vice versa. It’s about combining the worlds.” At eleven-years-old, his parents enrolled him in a Nigerian boarding school for two years. “Being from West Africa, I had a natural sense of rhythm,” he recalls. “It helped me to express myself more freely, being able to experience both cultures.”

At 17-years-old, he quietly began making music. 2017 saw his “Ramble On”-sampling Led Zeppelin love letter, “Robert Plant,” drum up a serious buzz online. Extolled by Complex, Hypebeast, and more, his full-scale disruption had just begun. Soon after, he inked a major label deal with Kreshendo / Republic Records. Co-produced by Shaboozey, the debut single “Winning Streak” ignited a groundswell of enthusiasm from fans. Within a few months’ time, it generated over 5 million Spotify streams and counting. Combining the spirit of blues and boundary breaking rhyme patterns, it’s the perfect introduction to his unmatched, undeniable, and unique style.

“It’s all about doing something other people can’t replicate,” he explains. “All great art is familiar to a degree, but you’ve got to find your own formula to get it. That’s how you can inspire by creating.”

With his full-length debut set for 2018 and more creative projects on the horizon, Shaboozey might just change the game for good...
Venue Information:
428 S Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90013