Chali 2NA

HopMonk Sebastopol presents

Chali 2NA

The House of Vibe Allstars, Pure Powers, Vocab Slick, True Justice

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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

HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol

Sebastopol, CA

$15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Chali 2NA
Chali 2NA
The Los Angeles, California baritone rapper best known as Chali 2NA has been referred to as the ambassador for Jurassic 5 - though he is well-known for being a member of J5, he has appeared alongside many artists and on a variety of albums and compilations.

He also was a founding member of Ozomatli, and though he is no longer an official part of the group, he has appeared on a number of their subsequent albums.

Prior to those two groups, he was a member of the group Unity Committee.
The House of Vibe Allstars
The House of Vibe Allstars
“It’s not about the perfect song or a perfect show, it’s about a perfect VIBE!” The House of Vibe embodies this truth. A group composed of talented producers, limitless lyricists, and gifted musicians whose combined talents lay a foundation, for nothing short, of musical excellence. Their frequent live shows are always electrifying and genre-less. Complete with horn section, non-stop rhythmic sounds and hard-hitting beats, House of Vibe, journey’s through rock, jazz, hip-hop and R&B with creative ease. All the while keeping the crowd jumping. Whether you’re a first time viewer or devoted follower, every performance has a unique vibe. Excluding the fact that they don’t rehearse, shows are kept cutting-edge through special guests, who amplify the already dynamic mix, and spontaneous experimentation.

It all began in a house in Culver City where Anthony “Brew” Brewster lived, worked and played. His home recording studio was a hub for such recording artists as Kanetic Source (Ozomatli), Deploi, Chali 2na (Jurassic5), Tony Tarasco (Orioles) and many more. His spot was quickly dubbed “the house” where folks, such as Res, DJ Dez, D-Break and Darius Rucker (Hootie & the Blowfish), would come to hang, record and “vibe” together…hence the name, House of Vibe. Since then, HOV has taken on many forms and a core conviction…music for them, about them, by them.

Subsequently, Brew (Fishbone/Untouchables), Fish (Fishbone), D-Break (Untouchables), DJ Dez (Slum Village) and Pocket (guitarist/Erykah Badu) of the House of Vibe crew were called upon frequently to play various gigs for major label recording artists such as Justin Timberlake, Everlast, De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Chali 2na, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Res, Nikka Costa, N’dea Davenport and others.

Stay on the look out for House of Vibe’s new album this year. As well as, songs from Brew, an EP from Deploi and J-Swift, and more downloads from Free[w]ill.

And don’t forget to come see us “Westside Wednesdays” @Harvelle’s in Santa Monica.

“Chea!”
Pure Powers
Pure Powers
Pure Powers is an independent hip hop artist originating out of West Sonoma County, California. Much of his youth was spent on the island of Maui, in and around the southside town of Kihei. After a decade of live performing throughout Hawaii and Northern California, the full length LP, "My Album", is slated for independent release in summer 2014. A long time collaborator of Hawaiian hip hop collective Kamehameha Projects, Pure's album documents a lifelong passion for hip hop culture, community, and roots music. The album features pioneers of the California underground, such as Scarub of Living Legends, Ellay Khule of Project Blowed, and Kirby Dominant, while also showcasing the talents of established emcees such as Nohokai, Iamae, Kapu, Vocab Slick, Spends Quality, Wordsmiff, Aerin Monroe, and Dublin of Shotgun Wedding Quintet. Pure puts it all on the line for his high energy live performances which have recently seen him sharing the stage with Gift of Gab, Aceyalone, Pep Love, PSC luckyiam, The Grouch, Casual, The Alcoholics, Cali Agents, Rappin' 4tay, Wildcard, Sole from Anticon, and more.
Vocab Slick
Vocab Slick
Facing serious consequences, Vocab—then known as Vocabulary Slick—pulled it together, cleaned himself up and began putting that energy into his music, releasing the Lyrically Conscious LP in 2003.

In 2003, Vocab and childhood friend Emotionall formed the group Distant Relatives. Later joined by emcee Maynee, the group went on to release For The Passion in 2006. Not long after their inaugural release, Emotionall was detained and surprisingly deported to Mexico. Finding themselves at a crossroad, V.S. and Maynee decided to press forward with their vision for Distant Relatives, continuing on their path to create “truth music.” The two emcees teamed with the talented DJ Ricky Switch—an Irishman freshly calling SF home—and in 2007 released the LP The Ethx of Distant Relatives, produced entirely by Fremont-based producer Ethx.

In 2010, Vocab Slick released Dark Day, showcasing his ability to make powerful solo music.

In 2011, Distant Relatives returned with This Changes Everything, earning underground praise and coverage on blogs and college radio around the country and overseas. The LP—produced entirely by Rick Vargas—featured The Grouch & Eligh and Zumbi of Zion I.

After taking some personal time following both the death of his mother and the birth of his daughter in the Summer of 2013, the sudden passing of his best friend and rap partner Maynee in January of 2014 galvanized Vocab to get back in the studio to create and record more and more music.

“I took that pain and poured it into my music.”

Vocab released the Somethin’ Slick EP on April 2nd 2014 and his Issues And Episodes LP on November 25th 2014.
True Justice
True Justice
True Justice has always been a pioneer in bringing a unique but fundamental approach to the live show. In 1989, he joined local super group, A.P.G. as a dancer, later forming the All Purpose DJs in 1997. With years of experience under his belt, this DJ has toured with Hip Hop's elite, including Paris, Hieroglyphics, The Alkaholiks, The Coup, Living Legends, Lords Of The Underground, The Beatniks and More. Now in 2016, True is set to release his second official studio album, The Man Of Steel, featuring a list of who's who in today's current climate in what he likes to call "Adult Contemporary Hip-Hop."
Venue Information:
HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol
230 Petaluma Ave
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
http://www.hopmonk.com/sebastopol/