DJ PAUL (THREE 6 MAFIA), FREDDIE GIBBS + STOVE GOD COOKS
headline Legends Only x Art Basel Weekend DECEMBER 7-8-9, 2023
3-Day Event And Individual Day Passes Are Now On Sale
Legends Only x Art Basel weekend is a 3-day cultural immersion of music, art + culture , which will take place at Essentials Gallery.
Memphis hip-hop Legend DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia will kick the festivities off in grand style on Thursday, 12-7.
On Friday 12-8 Freddie Gibbs will be performing a rare Miami headline play.
+ Stove God Cooks headlines the grand finale Saturday 12-9.
Legends Only x Art Basel will also boast other special guest performances + appearances TBA.
The Legends Only x Art Basel weekend is a three-day art, music, and cultural celebration which will bring together diverse artists from all elements of the Urban Hip Hop, DJ, and Art culture. The event will consist of live art, dance, DJ demonstrations, and great live music. This event aims to become an annual community platform to preserve and highlight Hip Hop’s true motto of peace, unity, love and having fun!
7929 NE 1st Street
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DJ PAUL BIO:
Together with production partner Juicy J, DJ Paul played an important role in the South's rise to prominence within the once East and West Coast-dominated rap industry. Behind the duo's leadership, Three 6 Mafia rose from an underground phenomenon in Memphis to a nationally recognized rap empire, landing themselves an Academy Award before spinning off numerous solo albums for the collective's many members in the mid- to late '90s. Like his production partner, DJ Paul specialized in dark, eerie tracks driven by bass-heavy beats and haunting sounds. He also raps as a member of Three 6 Mafia and contributes rhymes to most of the albums he produces for such artists as Project Pat, Gangsta Boo, La Chat, and Tear da Club Up Thugs. Moreover, DJ Paul ventured into filmmaking with Choices (2001), a straight-to-video film starring most of the Three 6 Mafia collective.
Juicy J (born Jordan Houston) and DJ Paul (Paul Beauregard) first came together at the dawn of the '90s, when they worked as DJs in the Memphis area. The two soon began producing their own tracks and invited numerous Memphis rappers to rap over the beats. They released the resulting tracks locally as Triple 6 Mafia; years later these recordings would resurface as re-releases. In 1995, the loose collective changed its name to Three 6 Mafia and self-released its debut album, Mystic Stylez. The album became an underground success, and Three 6 Mafia, in turn, signed a distribution deal with Relativity for its Hypnotized Minds imprint. Throughout the late '90s, Juicy J and DJ Paul produced numerous albums a year for Hypnotized Minds and capitalized on the lucrative distribution deal. By the end of the decade, the two producers extended their brand and helmed an empire, culminating with their commercial breakthrough album, When the Smoke Clears (2000), which debuted at number six on Billboard's album chart.
His first solo album, Underground 16: For da Summa, landed in 2002; then in 2006 Paul, Juicy J, and Crunchy Black won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from the film Hustle & Flow. After Three 6 Mafia released the 2008 album Last 2 Walk, the group took a break. Paul released the solo album Scale-A-Ton in 2009; then in 2012 he released A Person of Interest, an LP that was hip-hop-based but incorporated some dance and dubstep. Paul, Lord Infamous, Crunchy Black, Koopsta Knicca, and Gangsta Boo reunited in 2014 as Da Mafia 6ix, and by the end of the year they collaborated with the Insane Clown Posse on the album Reindeer Games, which was released by ICP's Psychopathic imprint. One year later the label released Paul's solo album Master of Evil, which featured guest appearances from Violent J, Yelawolf, and Lil Wyte.
FREDDIE GIBBS BIO:
Freddie Tipton (born June 14, 1982 in Gary, Indiana), better known as Freddie Gibbs, is an American rapper best known for being one of XXL Magazine’s ten Freshmen of 2010. He was previously signed to Interscope Records before being let go from his deal without an official record being released. He has released five mixtapes since his first in 2005 including Live From Gary, Indiana, Big Bizness, The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs, midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik and Str8 Killa No Filla. The Str8 Killa EP was released 3rd August. His debut LP Baby-Faced Killa and The Devil’s Palace, a collaborative project with The Alchemist, were both released in 2012. He then would go on to release Cold Day in Hell in 2012, and ESGN in 2013. In 2014, Gibbs released Pinata, a collaborative album with producer Madlib, and The Tonite Show, another collaborative album with The World’s Freshest. Gibbs newest album Shadow of a Doubt is planned to best released on November 20th via ESGN / EMPIRE.**<-
Hailing from Gary, Indiana, a place whose murder and crime rates have ranked it several times at the top of the “Most Dangerous Cities” list, Freddie Gibbs is the true definition of a street survivor. Raised on Gary’s east side, Gibbs lived the hard life firsthand in a run-down industrial community plagued with vice and ignored by the establishment. After playing at Ball State on a football scholarship, Gibbs was kicked out of college. Over the next few years he went through court-ordered boot camp, joined and got discharged from the military, and held down a series of 9 to 5 jobs without success. Feeling like the system had failed him, Gibbs turned to hustling; pimping and selling crack out of a local house. Inspired by rappers like UGK, The Geto Boys, and 2Pac, Gibbs started rhyming about his life and the issues facing urban youth in Gary and the countless other impoverished cities just like it. Gibbs is the first rapper signed to a major label from Gary.
The Steel City’s most famous musical residents to date are the Jackson 5, whose name still adorns a marquee on a falling-apart theater in Gary’s blighted downtown. His desire to rep the Midwest and his city led Gibbs to start recording mixtapes and pushing them online as well as the streets, where he quickly began garnering fans drawn to his original style, diverse flows, and deeply personal lyrics about his experience as a young black man growing up below the poverty line in a forgotten American city.
Freddie has worked with respected producers like Madlib, Red Spyda, Just Blaze, Buckwild, the Alchemist, Polow Da Don, and Collipark among many others. Gibbs cites Houston rap and Pac as his major influences, and it shows in his ability to alternate between chillingly tense street stories of violence and laid back comedic tales about women and W**d. Ultimately Gibbs shows and proves with his rhymes, which demonstrate the promise of a legend in the making. His skills, wit, and street credibility establish Freddie Gibbs as a true artist. He’s ready to represent for Gary, the Midwest, and anyone who relates to the struggle of inner city life. As Gibbs tells it: “My music is definitely on some gangsta shit. That’s what I was raised on and what I witnessed. How can I speak on anything else?” “Become a fan now, or become one later.
STOVE GOD COOKS BIO:
Since capping off his nationwide tour with Conway The Machine in the fall of 2021, Stove God Cooks has been finding exposure through features, interviews, and press runs while he finishes his sophomore project. He tapped in with French Montana and DJ Drama in January 2023 to deliver a couple of stellar verses on the song “Intro,” continuing his hot streak from 2022 when he appeared on 2 Chainz, Westside Gunn, and Benny The Butcher’s albums. What’s more, Rolling Stone named him one of the “11 Rappers to Make It Big in 2023.”
What are the best albums of 2020? Rolling Stone, NPR, and The New York Times overlap quite a bit, predictably highlighting Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia,” Taylor Swift’s “Folklore,” Run the Jewels’ “RTJ4,? Bob Dylan’s “Rough and Rowdy Ways,” and Fiona Apple’s “Fetch the Bolt Cutters.”
But Complex magazine has come out with its own list of the year’s best new music, and a Syracuse rapper made the cut.
Stove God Cooks, formerly known as Aaron Cook$, had the No. 42 best album of 2020, according to Complex — ahead of hip-hop heavyweights like Nas, Big Sean, and Ty Dolla $ign.
Cooks released his debut album in 2020, “Reasonable Drought,” produced by Roc Marciano
'Reasonable Drought’ is the work of a rapper who, while inspired by Roc, is far from a clone. Stove God Cooks’ phrasing, his vocabulary, and his whole aesthetic is unique and compelling, even if the subject matter and some of the musical backdrops wouldn’t sound out of place on [Marciano albums like] ‘Marcberg’ or ‘Reloaded’,” the magazine said.
The album features references to Cooks’ life growing up on the southside of Syracuse — including a song called “Jim Boeheim.” The track’s lyrics have little to do with the Syracuse basketball coach, but contains a range of pop culture nods to the James Bond video game “Goldeneye,” John Candy’s 1989 movie “Uncle Buck,” and Honey Smacks cereal.
You ain’t s--- but a packet of sucker sauce / This jacket came from Dapper basement / I’m murder mixed with pastor mixed with Pappy Mason / Syracuse orange man just dawn shorts / Feds ran the sweep better than the Texas Longhorns,” Cooks rhymes. “Crashed a rented Hyundai, I feel like Kanye / Runnin’ the base like I play for the Padres / It’s Mr. God Face, they hope my mind break, my third eye awake.”
On another track, “Crosses,” Cooks references Syracuse basketball legend Carmelo Anthony: " Me and Melo got a lot in common / We both got dropped from them rockets.”
Essentials Gallery, 7929 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, United States
USD 35.00 to USD 199.43