Sat, September 12th

Cross Culture, Jules and the Jinks

hip-hop r&b soul TICKETS

Doors 7PM
Show 7:45PM
Advance Price $10
Door Price $10
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Cross Culture
Brooklyn/Staten Island raised lead emcee/band CEO, Saidu Ezike diverse musical influences show up in his hip-hop rooted, multi-genre band, Cross Culture.  After being dissatisfied with his life as a school teacher, he decided to pursue music simultaneous to teaching. After about a year as a solo artist, he sought out to create the All-Star band that would make a lasting mark on the music industry. After a number of trials and tribulations, Cross Culture was formed. Bringing on the likes of top-notch musicians and vocalists, Cross Culture quickly is taking the NYC scene by storm. With venues such as Joe's Pub, The Studio at Webster Hall and The Knitting Factory under their belt, Cross Culture has proven itself to be a force to be reckoned with.  High-energy performances matched with the vivid story-telling and lyricism of the emcee, Saidu, has sets this band apart from many others. The momentum continues to remain strong for this group of highly-motivated individuals as they released their first single “Leap Frog Loverz” in 2015 to much praise. The sky’s the limit for this group as they look forward to taking both the national and international scene by storm in the near future.

Jules and The Jinks 
Jules and The Jinks is the brain child of first-generation native New Yorkers Julissa Lopez and Erik Rosenberg. Despite their different backgrounds (Dominican from The Bronx and Jewish from The Upper West Side) the two were united by their love of Otis Redding, Etta James, and Led Zeppelin.  Though their music flirts with various genres from Blues, to Funk, to Afro-Pop, the music of Jules and The Jinks is best described as Soul.  Lopez and Rosenberg use the characters, story lines, and melodies of their songs to evoke familiar yet powerful emotions.  Jules and The Jinks self-released their debut single "No Compromise" earlier this year.  AFROPUNK has described "No Compromise" as "a song that deserves to be blaring from car speakers while driving through borough blocks." 


Julian Caldwell a.k.a. JSWISS is a 23-year-old emcee and a breath of fresh air to the hip hop world. Fans of hip hop’s “Golden Age” in the 90s and artists like Talib KweliThe Roots and A Tribe Called Quest will love what this lyricist has to offer, as will anyone who appreciates quality content from the heart. With clever wordplay, positive messages and an infectious energy that drives an exciting live show, JSWISS, who Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival producer Brooklyn Bodega calls “a great representative of the future of the culture,” appeals to hip hop purists and new hip hop audiences alike.

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