Big Boi

Big Boi

DJ Leo J, Alsace Carcione, Rikki Blu

Wed · October 31, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$30.00 - $35.00

This event is all ages

Big Boi
Big Boi
Antwan André Patton, better known by his stage name Big Boi, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and actor, best known for being a member of American hip hop duo Outkast alongside André 3000.

Big Boi, born February 1, 1975, has appeared on tracks by Missy Elliott (“All N My Grill”), Trick Daddy (“In da Wind”), Jay-Z (“Poppin’ Tags”), Killer Mike (“A.D.I.D.A.S.”), Beyoncé (“Hip Hop Star”), Brooke Valentine (“Girl ght”), Sleepy Brown (“Margarita”), and Fantasia (“Hood Boy”). As a solo artist, the MC had a hit in 2005 with “Kryptonite (I’m on It),” one of the year’s best rap singles; it was the lead single from the o cially released showcase for his Purple Ribbon label, the eclectic Got Purp?, Vol. 2, which featured the likes of Killer Mike and Sleepy Brown, as well as protégé Janelle Monae.

Also involved in film (Star, ATL, OutKast’s Idlewild, Who’s Your Caddy?) and even the stage (he worked with the Atlanta Ballet in 2008), Big Boi prepped his first solo album, the loose and rollicking Sir Lucious Left Foot:.The Son of Chico Dusty, which was released on DefJam in July 2010. It debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart. Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, issued in December 2012, was just as packed with guest appearances but extended far beyond the realm of rap to involve the likes of Little Dragon, Wavves, and Phantogram, which paved the path for a side project, Big Grams.
DJ Leo J
DJ Leo J
As a DJ, MC, culture curator and tastemaker, Leo J has had a pulse on the Dallas music scene for more than 19yrs.

He is the founder of Too Fresh Productions, Kids Dig and co-producer of the documentary “We From Dallas.” He’s also the man behind numerous DJ nights around Dallas, most notably the award-winning Fresh 45s crew featuring DJ Spinderella of Salt N Pepa. He also has his “Elluments” event - which is a rotating hip-hop weekly at Independent Bar & Kitchen in Deep Ellum that centers around breaking, graffiti, mc’ing and DJ’ing. This summer he was the resident DJ for Scratch Sessions and opened up for DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Nu-Mark, and Mix Master Mike. Leo J was recently nominated as the “Best DJ” for the 2018 Dallas Observer Music Awards.
Alsace Carcione
Alsace Carcione
Alsace Carcione, is an American rapper from Portsmouth, Virginia.

She is an independent female emcee and songwriter with crazy adlibs, witty intellects and inspirational word play. She has opened up for The Game, Pharcyde, Tech N9NE, Snow the Product, Slum Village, God-Des & She, Luke James, Devin the Dude, Jarren Benton, Bodega Brovas, Pharaohe Monch, Big Daddy Kane, and MursDay & Ces Cru. She also had the opportunity to open for Joe Budden on the Texas "All Love Lost" tour in 2016.

Along her journey, she has performed at various LGBT pride festivals: Dallas Southern Pride (2012), Austin SXSW Outlander Festival (2013), Seattle PrideFest (2013) and Pittsburgh Pride (2016). Alsace Carcione has also performed at Oaktopia Fest, Thin Line Film Festival, 35 Denton Festival, and Boomtown Festival. She has also published three amazing videos entitled Time Travel (2013), Ain't Goin' (2014), and Black America (2015). In 2015 Alsace Carcione was crowned Dallas' "DDFW Master of the Mic" by judges Erykah Badu, D.O.C., and Dourrogh.

Being one of the greatest phenomenon's to happen to the culture of Hip Hop, Alsace began her career as a verbal scientist & toxic lyricist. Her first significant career break through came with the release of her mixtape "The Appetizer before the Meal: B.A.M.F" in December 2009. The Appetizer before the Meal: B.A.M.F. marked her first work with timeless tracks like Fairy Tales, Highly Unlikely, On top of the world and Cliché. She continued to build acclaim with the release of Embryonic Paradigm, in November 2012. Embryonic Paradigm showcased her ability to breakdown barriers, blasting through walls of doubt, surpassing her peers, all the while continuing to reinvent herself and the sound of Hip Hop & Neo-Soul music. Amongst her great accomplishments she created her own clothing line with the Slogan "Be What The Ordinary Fear" which launched in 2014.

Being known for her intricate rhyme patterns and metaphors, she embodies the challenges and is ready for what is sure her time. With that being said in 2015 Alsace released her third album “Cryptic Conundrum.” Too Fresh Production best described this album as being “Eclectic. If there is one word for Dallas-based female emcee, Alsace Carcione’s, newest project it is eclectic. She has enriched the Dallas music scene with her distinct style. Her most recent project, titled Cryptic Conundrum, portrays the versatility of a well-rounded artist. From the lyrical content, to the beats, Cryptic Conundrum tells the story of a conscious trailblazer making her own path through her struggles and successes.”

She cites her mother, Mahalia Jackson, MC Lyte, BO$$, Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliot, Lauryn Hill, and Queen Latifah as the biggest influences on her music. Alsace continues to grind and work hard because patience is a virtue and great thing's come to those who wait. She has plenty of drive, ambition and talent to last a lifetime and she intends on using her God given talent to the greatest of her ability. Alsace discovered music was not only away of life but a wonderful way of self-expression. She is extraordinarily fearless!
Rikki Blu
Rikki Blu
Rikki Blu is an artist in every sense of the word. Many may describe his career and will to enrich his network, career, and skills without boundaries as a sort of hip-hop journeyman. This evolution is both seen in his professional ascent to a certified, household name established amongst who’s who in the hip-hop world, but also, due to his geographical transplantations, especially at such a young age. His journey can only be described as some sort of unequivocally destined hip-hop pilgrimage. Since finishing high-school, Blu has spent time developing creative relationships, making music, and refining his brand while working on his craft for multiple years in Tennessee, Atlanta, Los Angeles, as well as most recently returning to his hometown, Dallas with pit stops along the way for performances, networking and the like. Raised in one of the roughest sections of Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Rikki draws motivation, content, and an unmatched-hunger from the grueling oppressive, gang-infested surroundings of his upbringing to present a unique perspective of street wisdom.
Venue Information:
Canton Hall
2727 Canton St
Next to Bomb Factory
Dallas, TX, 75226