Season one of Through the Mic closes with the many sounds of Los Angeles hip hop all on one bill.:The Gaslamp Killer, Vince Staples & Michael Uzowuru, Problem, Luckyiam, and Jck Dvy.
The Gaslamp Killer is a Los Angeles-based DJ whose eclectic style ranges from psychedelia and world music to dubstep and left-field hip hop. Associated with Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder Records, he is also known for his work as cofounder and resident DJ at Low End Theory
Vince Staples has a polished flow that makes him stand out. With a verse on Earl Sweatshirt's "epeR," Staples burst onto the scene and followed with Shyne Coldchain Vol.1. He teams up with producer Michael Uzowuru for his latest work.
In the early 1990's, Luckyiam studied the art of dope Left Coast hip hop at the Goodlife Cafe among heavyweights Freestyle Fellowship and countless others. He went on to join The Mystik Journeymen with Sunspot Jonz before cofounding The Living Legends.
Jck Dvy of hip hop duo J*DaVey goes solo, lending her bluesy, confident voice to music hearkening back to the raw, spirited rock 'n' roll of the Stooges, Lou Reed, and Led Zepplin.
Through the Mic is an on going concert series at LACMA that explores contemporary Los Angeles hip hop, with an emphasis on the diversity of L.A.-based artists. Co-curated by LACMA and hip hop artist MURS, concerts will take place on the third Thursday of every month in front of artist Chris Burden's iconic Urban Light sculpture, May through October 2012.
BP Grand Entrance | Free; reservations required | Limit 2 tickets per person | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or reserve online.