BENEATH THE SURFACE TOUR
REGENCY BALLROOM, THE CITY
SUNDAY, MAY 7TH
Oddissee has been around for years making vibrant music. However, this is not his first go-around in the bay area. He has made a a tour stop in San Francisco for the past 2 years at The Independent. This year should be no different in expectation as his 2017 release, The Iceberg, has been a successful follow-up from his 2016 release, Alwasta. The bay area should expect the smooth and funky style of not just Oddissee, but Good Company as well to get the groove going full throttle on a Sunday night.
DOWN 2 EARTH & YMTK LIVE
BACK BAR, SAN JOSE
SATURDAY, MAY 13TH
Down 2 Earth keeps finding their way on to our hip-hop calendars and for great reason. The growth of the three emcees, Azure, Clyde, & Dayvid, continues to blossom great results. Fair Share has been an eloquent sophomore follow-up from Wildfire. If you’re down to ride with Down 2 Earth, then you should catch yourself at the Back Bar on May 13th.
YMTK has been hard at work releasing several singles and being included as features for Iamsu, Xtro, & Enimal in 2017. YMTK’s appeal to the female audience will forever make him an act to go see. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find your next girlfriend if you know a song or two by Young Murph.
COMPLEX OAKLAND, THE TOWN
SATURDAY, MAY 20TH
Smino’s long awaited bay area performance comes much appreciation for his 2017 project release, blkswn. The St. Louis artist may not be Nelly or remotely close to the style that the Country Grammar rapper has presented over the years, but Smino is surely coming into his own. You can stream blkswn below.
THE NEW PARISH, THE TOWN
TUESDAY, MAY 23RD
Top Dawg Entertainment’s very own & 1/4 of Black Hippy, Ab-Soul, outlandish flow will rock the New Parish to new heights this month. Do What Thou Wilt. Do as you please if you are in attendance for his show and do turn up if he brings any of his fellow Black Hippy members out on stage with him (most likely Jay Rock since Isaiah Rashad was there in March and Kendrick has his own tour stop in August). Nonetheless, Ab-Soul should make Oakland as lively as it can be when he hits up the town.
GOLDENVOICE PRESENTS: SOB x RBE
REGENCY BALLROOM, THE CITY
SUNDAY, MAY 28TH
Vallejo’s very own had a second show added after their first one sold out quick. And then that one sold out just as fast forcing Goldenvoice’s hand and adding a third show, that then got moved upstairs from the Social Hall to the more pristine Regency Ballroom. The members, Yhung T.O., Slimmy B, DaBoii, & Lul G, have captivated the bay area as the next big thing to come out of the stomping grounds of legend Mac Dre. This show is sure to go up just like the 2 that take place before it. SOB x RBE will take it to new heights this month.