4 The Luv of Hip Hop featuring Pete Rock, DJ Aktive, JaE the Artist and Tray Verse at Underground Arts
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
21+ | Doors: 8PM | Show: 9PM
$15 Advanced | $20 Door
Pete Rock was born in the birthplace of hip hop—the Boogie Down Bronx, and raised in Money Earnin’ Mount Vernon. Music was a constant for the young man who would get his start supporting Marley Marl in the mix on WBLS at the age of 16. Inspired by the Godfather of Soul. Driven to put his own soul on record. Destined to nourish the souls of any and all within earshot. When a Pete Rock production comes on, it doesn’t matter if you’re Kanye West or an everyday fan in Amsterdam: you will be changed.
Pete Rock is among the most beloved music men in hip hop. He is loved like a brother by the world’s best-known producers. All the hitmakers who flex competitive muscle in rap’s arena all acknowledge that when it comes to Pete, there is no competition. Pete is equally lauded by musicians and recording artists. Pete was brought into the rap game by the late great Heavy D, his cousin. His bond with CL Smooth gave the world three classic albums: All Souled Out, Mecca & The Soul Brother and The Main Ingredient. He has joined musical forces and toured with legends as different from one another as Roy Ayers and DJ Premier. As producer, he has recorded several albums that expand and deepen the mosaic of hip hop music, confirming him as an artist in his own right. Solidifying him as a global treasure to lovers of modern Black music worldwide.
Eleven albums spanning a 22 year recording career that includes a GRAMMY® win for Rap Album of The Year (for his contribution to Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy). 25 years of DJing, producing and remixing. Career album sales at 25 million and growing. Production for 31 artists crossing 5 genres: hip hop (The Notorious B.I.G., Public Enemy) R&B (Mary J. Blige, TLC, Monica) Rock (Mick Jagger), Pop (Madonna, Lady Gaga) and jazz (Robert Glasper). Dozens of remixes, some of which eclipsed the original songs in popularity. His latest project, 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s, a collaborative mixtape with Camp Lo, posted over 100,000 downloads, streams and plays in less than 3 months. Touring on 6 of 7 continents. And when there’s a party on Antarctica, Pete Rock will either be asked to spin—or be played by the DJ who does.
His name answers the question of who has the illest baselines, horn blares, and ad-libs on the hip hop boards. His blend of jazz, soul, and rap music unites people across race, class, gender, nationality, and geography—Pete Rock has never been part of hip hop beef. He greets one and all with a pound, a smile, a snapshot or an autograph, grounded regardless of all his accomplishments. His sound laid the foundation for how rap songs are structured, how remixes are measured, and how crowds are moved.
With today’s DJs achieving fame and celebrity status like the artists whose albums they spin, no one is at a higher level than Philly’s own DJ Aktive. Spinning professionally for the past 18 years, DJ Aktive has made serious moves in his career that have taken him literally around the world with some of hip-hop and R&B’s biggest names, including Janet Jackson, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Nas, Common, Jennifer Hudson, Estelle, John Legend, Marsha Ambrosius, The Roots, LL Cool J, Tyga and Queen Latifah, to name a few. A master turntablist and “must-have” DJ of choice when it comes to big-name tours, VIP celebrity events, radio shows and TV appearances, DJ Aktive knows instinctively the power music has to make or break any event. Whether spinning at a backyard BBQ for family or a stadium packed with thousands of fans, DJ Aktive uses his uncanny ability to immediately tune into what people want to hear and create a party atmosphere. By honing his skills blending, beat juggling and mixing songs, DJ Aktive has captured the attention of fans worldwide with
his unique brand of popular, highly entertaining shows. It’s also what has earned him a reputation as the hardest working DJ in the biz with an impressive track record to back it up!
JaE the Artist
JaE is a Philadelphia-native and musician that has exploded onto the music scene with a unique brand of music that is described by audiences as «a breath of fresh air», «wonderful» and «unique». She has taken her love of Rock and fused it with the historical Soul sound that Philadelphia is known for to create a brand of Rock known as Rock/Soul. JaE dares to bring high-energy, smooth but gritty vocals along with hard rocking music and timely lyrics to the masses.
JaE is unquestionably an original in style and sound, birthed out of the heart of Philadelphia's Rock and Soul music scenes. She is accompanied by her All-Star band of true ROCK STARS, being some of the best trained musicians on the East Coast who all share a similar love for music.
JaE has been influenced by artists such as Alanis Morrisette, Tina Turner, Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, Tracy Chapman and Michael Jackson. Penned as “The Rock Goddess” by most and the «Modern Day Tina Turner» by others, she brings a unique and versatile artistry that moves audiences of all kinds.
JaE captivates her listeners with her honest, warm-hearted, hold nothing-back approach to music. This Philly-born singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose unique and retro style incorporates elements of rock, soul, reggae, folk and ballads is a one-of-a-kind American gem, an experience that has audiences raving. Soulful, Powerful and Amazing vocal ability, engaging audiences with her storytelling, she instantly connects, inspires and empowers her listeners! JaE has become an artist to experience regularly playing at venues and festivals throughout the US.
Enter the world of JaE and enjoy her Soulful Rock sound — Rock Soul.