(independent/underground hip hop)
with Special Guest KTF & Resident Dj Rodneyo
Saturday, December 23rd
10PM | FREE | 21 & up
Abstract Rude is a West Coast veteran of independent and underground hip hop. He like many other rap artists in the LA scene got his start at the Goodlife Cafe and starred in the Ava Duvernay directed docu-film, THIS IS THE LIFE. Over time, his distinct voice and vast catalog has kept him working in the music business since the mid 90s releasing groundbreaking albums such as Project Blowed, South Central Thynk Taynk, Mood Pieces, P.a.i.n.t & Haiku De Tat. As frontman of his original group Abstract Tribe Unique (ATU) and collaborator with Freestyle Fellowship members Aceyalone & Myka 9, Abstract Rude has endeared himself to fans worldwide through consistent touring. Ab Rude's music has been featured in motion picture scores such as The Wood, tv and movie soundtracks such as Dark Angel, videogames like 2KSports and Scarface, on albums Mixed Drink 1&2 with hip-hop legends The Beastie Boys (to whose Grand Royal Records label he was once signed) and on award nominated albums such as the Look At All The Love We Found...A Tribute To Sublime cd/dvd. Abstract Rude's 2009 lp was his 1st on Rhymesayers Ent. entitled Rejuvenation, produced entirely by Seattle beatsmith Vitamin D. Ab did extensive sold out tours with Atmosphere & Brother Ali during that run, and released interim discs (Coat of Gold Paint, Eyes Wide Shutish, Steel Making Trax, Dear Abbey the lost letters mixtape) on his own Keep The Feel Ent. imprint within the 2 years after the Rhymesayers lp. In November 2013, Rude released a collab ep with Rhymesayers co-founder Musab entitled The Awful Truth on Fifth Element Records. 2015 found KTF Ent. releasing Abstract Rude's last celebrated lp, Keep The Feel: a legacy of hip-hop soul, a project that featured producer friends & fellow Project Blowed / Rhymesayers & Living Legends artists that Ab Rude has worked with over his extensive indie rap career. April 7, 2017 marked the release of The Owl's Cry by Abstract Rude & DJ Vadim on Keep The Feel Entertainment. A sound odyssey 12 program lp, mostly produced by UK legend DJ Vadim, (with guest producers Kenny Segal & Resin Dogs) arranged together in mixtape style by DJ Zole. MC features include Haiku d'etat & Maya Jupiter + a who's who of indie rap hero drops. Once again Rude displays hip-hop's international reach with the crafting & global threading of his healing music.