Empire State Music & Arts Festival Hip Hop Tuesdays

Empire State Music & Arts Festival Hip Hop Tuesdays

Mandella Eskia, D-Andra, Descendent, Indigo General, Sabotage, Danny Mula, Paco The G Train Bandit

Tue ยท February 26, 2019

7:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Mandella Eskia
Mandella Eskia
"Harlem. Her streets paved in the gold of black thought, poetry, song, and struggle. Mandella Eskia fka Crimdella is Harlem, but his name rings out city-wide. Founding member of Black God Pantheon, 'Crim, youngest son of revered Activist Elombe Brath is true to his roots, and to the roots of his neighborhood. An uptown icon in the making.

Mandella Eskia's latest album, the self-released Bury Me In Gold is a testament to the emcee's skill, and Harlem's rich African American identity. Uptown's legacy, its juke joint past, its street wisdom, and unapologetic pro-black heritage all flourish in Mandella. The album exudes the brash playfulness, and razor wit of the great Harlem rappers before him, with a sound that is modern, but undeniably New York.

The record's lead single, Extra has garnered over 20k video streams with minimal industry support. A magnetism, steeped in Harlem swagger, black pride, and he pours this charisma effortlessly into his music. He is the sound of Black youth across Harlem and America, energized by recent events, and the celebration of life that endures.

A staple on the live circuit, Mandella Eskia has opened for Nas, Wale, Siimba Liives Long and has performed alongside fellow up and coming MC Jadon Woodard. No stranger to New York's indie scene, and appears regularly at NYC venues including Irving Plaza, Pianos, Cake Shop, and Brooklyn music halls like Paper Box. His shows often see the emcee cloaked in a crowd eagerly reciting his lyrics along with him, an omen of what's to come.

Similar Artists include Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Mick Jenkins, Push T, Kanye West"
Paco The G Train Bandit
Paco The G Train Bandit
Paco the G Train Bandit is a Queens (NYC) based hip-hop artist. His music is unapologetic and raw, sharing personal stories through impressive lyricism. From drinking cheap whiskey and wilding out, to frustration over injustice and confronting his own privilege, to coping with depression and his wife being his anchor, to ambition and turning what little we all have into a life we can be happy with. Paco is grown and brings his life experience to every line.

An indie artist to the core, Paco built his own recording studio (DirtyLife) from the ground up, and tours regularly around the globe, even to unlikely places like Cambodia, Ireland, and Vietnam. He is the founder/director of an after-school music program for teens where they can collaborate, learn, record, and develop their own music.

Paco's live shows bring you into his experience, with high energy head-banging, fist up moments, and bars for days. It's clear from the way he raps that Paco was raised by classic hip-hop culture.
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003