Hot 97's DJ Cipha Sounds & Lukas Kaiser present


Cipha Sounds, Lukas Kaiser, Schoolboy Q, Troy Ave, Coal & UCB's Hotspur

Wed, October 16, 2013

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

Union Hall - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY


Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Radness is a monthly show hosted & produced by Cipha Sounds (Hot 97, Chappelle's Show) and Lukas Kaiser (Senior Writer, Spike TV). Previous guests have included rap legend Talib Kweli, The Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac, Hannibal Buress, Mark Normand and SNL's Jay Pharoah. The show always has a killer announced line-up, with plenty of drop-in guests thrown in for good measure.

And on Thursday, Jan 16th at 8:30pm, Radness is back at Union Hall! Cipha Sounds & Lukas will welcome surprise guests, audience games, short films, FREE CANDY* and more!

*No free candy.
Cipha Sounds
Cipha Sounds
You can hear Cipha every morning on HOT 97 as one of the co-hosts of The Cipha/Rosenberg Experience.
Lukas Kaiser
Lukas Kaiser
Comedian Lukas Kaiser is currently a senior writer and producer at Spike TV. He has also been a featured writer for comedy sites College Humor, McSweeney's Internet Tendency and The National Lampoon and served as the Director of Original Content for the popular men's comedy website Double Viking. Lukas has also served as an associate producer for several TV shows and films, including Chappelle's Show and the John Waters film This Filthy World.
Schoolboy Q
Schoolboy Q
(Black Hippy Crew)

"Biggie and Nas – put they ass in a blender, sprinkle some 50 and came out this nigga…" – ScHoolboy Q

For the first time in a long time, Hip Hop can genuinely say that a new generation of MC's have arrived. Sure, there are those who helped birth the culture and music and people who can say they grew up with it. But now, you are witnessing perhaps the first generation that can say they were raised on Hip Hop almost exclusively. If you don't agree, you're probably not listening to enough ScHoolboy Q.

Although the artist born Quincy Matthew Hanley has only been rapping since 2007, his bluntly charismatic presence on wax should've already put him on your radar as one of rap's emerging voices. After his new project Habits & Contradictions (#HnC) makes its way into your rotation though, he's sure to be a fixture.
Troy Ave
Troy Ave
(NYC Underground Legend)

Troy Ave, taken the name of the block he grew up on in Brooklyn, has been buzzing in New York since 2004. Bringing heat in the form of hype songs with real lyrics this high energy MC got music made by and for the streets. Never apologetic, Troy Ave's attitude and demeanor is direct and without effort, unlike those who have created a gimmick. He raps what he lives.

After seeing a friend get caught
up on a serious charge that he himself narrowly escaped, he figured it was best to take his talents off the streets and into the studio, especially after seeing an average rapper from his neighborhood make $100,000, he knew that if someone without talent could make it then he definitely had a chance.

In 2003 he heard 50 Cent's first album and was inspired to pick up the mic, since then he's dropped four mixtapes which he sold over 70,000 copies of right out his trunk. In fact his music has been so hot on the streets that he's the first unsigned rapper out of New York to get bootlegged. His biggest influences include the aforementioned 50 Cent, Master P, Lil' Flip, Young Jeezy and the late, great Notorious B.I.G.

With a cinematic sound that paints a vivid picture, Troy Ave's music is autobiographical and he hopes to turn his hobby into a profession where can build and add on. Starting with "Major Without a Deal" through "Troy Ave is the Future" and "I'm In Traffick" and now his latest effort, "Bricks In My Backpack", Troy Ave has been creating his own distribution in corner stores, liquor stores, and further cementing his place in the streets as the person to go to for that gettin' money music.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215