+ dead prez + ZION I – Tickets – The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN – May 11th, 2018 – The Vogue
dead prez + ZION I

Old Soul Entertainment Presents

dead prez + ZION I

Wake Self

Fri, May 11, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$20.00 - $25.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

dead prez
dead prez
Revolutionary Hip Hop with a Gangsta Lean. From their debut classic album Let’s Get Free, to their Turn Off the Radio mixtape series, all the way forward to M1’s forthcoming international project AP2P and stic.man’s current ground breaking “fit hop” album The Workout, dead prez’s RBG movement continues to evolve and represent Hip Hop culture authentically in this Age of Information.

Never ones to rush their process, dead prez has reemerged from the training, the touring and the activism to release a new studio album. If you’ve been out the loop on what’s happening with DPZ, you’ve come to the right place.

deadprez.com is where you can catch up on what you may have been missing and stay tuned for the new that is to come. This is where you’ll get the official word. Here you can contact dead prez to break bread or to build bridges or for bars and beats. Lots of exciting things on the way.
ZION I
ZION I
The Oakland-based MC/Producer Zion I (a.k.a. Zumbi) is in the top echelon of conscious, party-rocking hip-hop artists. With more than two-dozen albums, mixtapes, EP’s and vibrant collaborations with notables such as Amp Live and DJ K-Genius under his belt, Zion I has transcended the hip-hop world and evolved into an independent touring artist who appeals to a broad spectrum of the live music community.

Zion I’s progressive, stay-true-to-the-core lyricism and soulful delivery has ignited the audiences of artists across many genres, including reggae-based artists like Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Rebelution, Collie Buddz and Matisyahu, heavy hitting rockers Linkin Park, EDM icons Bassnectar, Pretty Lights hip-hop artists like Kendrick Lamar, Wu-Tang, Common, The Game, Too Short, Devin The Dude, The Roots MC Black Thought and cross-over artists such as The Roots, Flying Lotus and Emancipator.

Embracing the warm reception he has received in the burgeoning reggae-rock community, Zion I toured in the Summer of 2016 with Slightly Stoopid, SOJA, The Grouch and Eligh on “The Return Of The Redeye Tour.” Prior to this, he has toured internationally and throughout North America, performing at some of the most reputable music festivals across the globe, including Coachella, Rock the Bells, Treasure Island Music Fest, Lightning In A Bottle, Outside Lands, California Roots Music and Arts Festival, Hangout Music Festival, Splash Fest (Germany), HipHop Kemp (Czech Republic), Rifflandia (British Columbia), Sonic Bloom, Paid Dues, Snow Globe and most recently the urban lifestyle music and arts festival, Bay Area Vibez with Bassnectar, Nas and Damian Marley.

Zion I released his new full-length album, The Labyrinth, in October, 2016. He describes the record as melodic and bass heavy. “It was cool being able to hit the people with some new vibes and give them a current window into my world.” Originally from Philadelphia, Zumbi has lived in Cincinnati, Providence, Houston and Atlanta, but Oakland- where he has spent the last 19 years- is his home. “It is the place where my music first grew. I have always loved the diversity and culture of rebellion that is in the heart of Oakland,” says Zion I. “There’s every shade of color here. When people see injustice, there is a collective activation that takes place and we take to the streets to fire back at the system. The history of the Black Panthers is still alive in the hearts of many. I live and breathe the energy of this community, with its turbulent rise and fall of the struggle to live with dignity. I draw tremendous inspiration in my lyrics from the town. I hope to be an example for the next generation, showing that you can live out your dreams and pursue your goals with passion and exuberance.”
Wake Self
Wake Self
IIt’s nearly impossible to describe the intense commitment and passion Wake Self has for hip-hop. Since the beginning of the new millennium, Wake has played an integral role in Albuquerque’s hip-hop scene, but now his sights are set on the world. With two European tours under his belt, he’s just begun to scratch the surface of what he can do with his music. For the past decade, he has worked tirelessly to establish himself among the hip-hop elite. From work with his hip-hop band, Zoology, to his recent solo ventures, Martinez always has both hands in hip-hop.

He’s shared the stage with countless notable acts, including Dilated Peoples, Blackalicious, KRS-ONE, Eyedea & Abilities, Chali 2na of Jurassic, De La Soul, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Souls of Mischief, DMX, Masta Ace, Mac Miller.

Wake’s debut solo album, The Healing Process,was released in 2013 and was met with endless positive accolades. It received over 50,000 hits online and was given a near perfect review in Ghettoblaster Magazine, and made album of the year lists on various blogs. He quickly followed up with his sophomore effort, Good Things Happen to Those Who Wake, which sold out of five physical pressings and resulted in thousands of copies sold. He’s been featured on The Source, Ambrosia For Heads, Sirius XM Shade 45 radio, Sway in the Morning, Ego Trip Land, 2DopeBoyz, HipHopDX, B-Real TV, MTV.com, Respect Magazine, Chuck D’s RAPstation and URB magazine. Provides the Entrance music for MMA Invitica sports fighter Amber “The Bully” Brown. Video for the song “New Mexico” went viral on Facebook with over 25k shares, half a million views and counting. He tours all over the U.S., Europe, The UK and Costa Rica, and will be adding more countries to that list inevitably.

In addition to his music career, he’s also active in the community, especially when it comes to leading the way for the younger generations. He represented New Mexico for the international event “The Power Shift” in Washington D.C. amongst leading environmental activist, engineers and leaders of environmental technology and justice. He also provides workshops throughout the southwestern U.S. to help troubled youth and aspiring youth by teaching songwriting, recording and encouraging positive expression as an outlet through music and art.

“i can never find songs that say what I wanna hear or explain how I feel,” Wake says. “I think there are a lot of things that need to be said that I rarely find anyone talking about in hip-hop. I just feel it's important that I speak. I also make music to heal, whether it be myself, our planet, my community or someone in pain who needs to relate to a song.

“We gotta understand how powerful our thoughts and creations really are, examine our current music trends and examine problems in the world and you can see how intertwined it all is,” he continues. “I want show others who grew up on reservations, in small towns or rough environments, we can be great. We can accomplish our goals. Music keeps my soul and mind right. I create to remember why life is beautiful and to offer alternatives to what needs to be changed about our reality.”

Wake’s mission is clear: Bring light to the injustices happening and have higher standards for ourselves in a positive and progressive way. Stop going along with everything as it is and start questioning why it is this way. In short, “Wake Yourself.”
Venue Information:
The Vogue
6259 North College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN, 46220
http://thevogue.com/