Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah

CalenRaps, Mike Xavier

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

8:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)

$27.50 - $32.00+

This event is 18 and over

$27.50 General Admission, $32.00 General Admission (day of show)

All guests must have a valid government/state issued ID for entry to the venue. No refunds.

 

TICKETS PURCHASED IN PERSON AT THE BOX OFFICE ARE SUBJECT TO A $2 TICKETING FEE.

 

All general admission tickets are standing room only.

 

ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE NEVADA'S 9% LIVE ENTERTAINMENT TAX

 

 

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is excited to offer special room discounts via Caesars Hotels & Resorts for traveling fans. For hotel rooms use promo code: BRB15 at www.caesars.comapplicable for rooms at The LINQ Hotel and the Flamingo.

 

*Advertised times are for doors -- show time not available*

* Venue closes between 12am - 1am unless otherwise noted*

 

Ghostface Killah
Ghostface Killah
As one of the original members of the seminal '90s rap crew the Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface Killah (aka Tony Starks) made an impact before he released his debut album, Ironman, late in 1996. Like all members of the Wu-Tang Clan, the rapper used the group as a launching pad for a solo career, which was assisted greatly by other members of the Clan, particularly producer RZA. Ghostface Killah had rapped on Wu-Tang's 1993 debut, Enter the Wu-Tang, but he didn't distinguish himself until 1995, when he was showcased on fellow Wu member Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. Ghostface received good reviews for his appearance on the record, and his contribution to the soundtracks for Sunset Park and Don't Be a Menace to South Central While You're Drinking Your Juice in the Hood also were well-received. All of these guest appearances and soundtrack contributions set the stage for Ghostface Killah's solo debut, Ironman, in late 1996. Like all Wu-Tang projects, it was produced by RZA and was quite successful in the large hip-hop/rap underground, debuting at number two on the pop charts upon its release. Ironman was also the first album to be released on Razor Sharp Records, RZA's record label on Epic Records.

Work with the Wu-Tang and their various members kept Ghostface Killah busy until solo singlesstarted appearing at the end of 1999 followed by his sophomore full-length, Supreme Clientele, in early 2000. Supreme Clientele was a success and it was followed a year later by Bulletproof Wallets. Again it was back to the Wu for a couple years before the rapper would be appearing solo again. Epic issued the compilation Shaolin's Finest in April of 2003, and by the end of the year two new Ghostface tracks had started to appear on mixtapes. The chaotic "Run" with Jadakiss and the more commercial "Tush" with Missy Elliott raised the anticipation for the rapper's first album for Def Jam and his first under the simpler moniker Ghostface. The Pretty Toney Album hit the streets in April of 2004. The Top Ten hit Fishscale, along with More Fish, followed in 2006, but not before 718 -- an album from his Theodore Unit.

Always prolific, the rapper put out The Big Doe Rehab -- whose release date had originally coincided with Wu-Tang's long-awaited fifth full-length, 8 Diagrams, which RZA agreed to push back a week so as to not coincide with Ghost's effort -- in early December 2007. Ghostface returned in 2008 with a pair of compilations: The Wallabee Champ (rarities and B-sides) and GhostDeini the Great (including remixes, alternate versions, and career highlights). Influenced by R&B and focused on the ladies, his 2009 album Ghostdini the Wizard of Poetry was a significant departure. The more traditional effort Apollo Kids landed in 2010 with special guests Redman, Busta Rhymes, and the Game. Another significant departure arrived in early 2013 with the release of Twelve Reasons to Die. The album was a collaborative effort with film composer Adrian Younge and was inspired by the Italian murder mystery/slasher film genre known as giallo. - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Mike Xavier
It’s rare to find a hip-hop artist who appeals to everyone from all walks of life. Xavier
does just that, proving himself to be that unique artist through his vivid, poetic and real
life – though upbeat and optimistic – lyrics. 

Xavier’s generation-defying appeal comes in part because of his live band. A gifted,
smooth and well-trained group that includes trumpet, keys, bass, and drums. After years
of performing alongside a DJ, Xavier decided it was time to task a crew of expert
instrumentalists to help him create a live experience that’s unparalleled in the world of
hip-hop. They gently wrap his insightful lyrics in energetic and accessible jazz that
consistently captivates crowds of all ages. 

While the band’s smooth, patient strumming draws you in, the lyrical portrait Xavier
paints of this often gritty world is what leaves audiences of all backgrounds feeling
they’re one with a peer or someone who has genuinely lived in their dirt-stained shoes.
That’s because they are: Xavier is all of us.Before Xavier ever opened up for Hip Hop
pioneers such as; Mobb Deep, KRS-One, Tech N9NE and Rakim, he was raised in Los
Angeles by a single mother and eventually wound up homeless – sleeping in his car
until he could make a few dollars to lay his head on an actual pillow. 

 The life lessons he first learned on the streets of L.A., and now Las Vegas pour out
when he’s on stage. When Xavier performs his acclaimed song “Sunshine,” it's clear
that he longs to be a good father and a positive role model. “We just got to teach our
kids they can change the world,” Xavier raps with his calm though upbeat tone. “They
used to tell me, ‘Try them drugs.’ I ain’t never try it.” 

Xavier’s heart doesn’t just pour out in his lyrics; he also backs it up with action. He
organized an event to feed the homeless, and held his second annual Toy Drive, which
brought out some of Las Vegas’ best talent to pay it forward for children in need. Mike
has been a Keynote Speaker for the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation and
has also performed for the neglected and abused children who live at St. Jude's Ranch.
In addition to the above, Xavier has partnered with the Subversive Music Foundation for
the second year to raise over $80,000 to provide scholarships for music education +
studio time to promote respectful, non-violent drug-free music to underprivileged youth. 

With interviews and performances on popular TV outlets such as FOX, NBC, and ABC
News, Xavier has expanded his reach to the masses. In 2018 Xavier partnered with
Toyota for a special performance, and also shared the bill with world-renowned artists
such as The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine, and Travis Scott at The Life Is Beautiful
Music Festival. His success has quickly carried over into 2019 with the release of his
new album titled 'Still Dreaming,' and a sold-out show at Vinyl Las Vegas, a 750
capacity venue located inside the famed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV, 89109
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/las-vegas/

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