VIA 2016 Showcase: Rakim, Junglepussy, Juliana Hux

Sat. Oct 8, 2016 at 9:00pm EDT
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Legends and legends to be across hip-hop/rap and future club sounds. See Rakim perform his seminal album “Paid in Full” in its entirety, while NYC LGBT party crew SHOCK VALUE take over the stately Ballroom under the theme “Shock Value for President”. Visual Artists tba, in partnership with CMU Drama - Video & Media Design program.



Performing the seminal album "Paid in Full" in full. Eric B. & Rakim's debut record marked a sea change in hip hop’s evolution. Leading a musical revolution that gave artists the courage to put forth philosophical, theological, and social concerns on wax, Rakim changed the way rappers could flow and helped secure East Coast hip hop's reputation for innovative lyrical technique.


Erykah Badu, Nicki Minaj and Lil' Kim approved - JP garnered buzz in 2014 when she released her first mixtape, Satisfaction Guaranteed. Her 2016 full-length, Pregnant With Success, is a plush 10-track collection asserts the importance of loving yourself. Her distinct unhurried flow undulates over subdued beats deployed by Shy Guy, a Texas-born New York City-based producer who’s worked with Joey Bada$$ and Le1f. JP’s particularly on point when calling out her haters: On “Nothing For Me” she disses a guy’s half-assed attempts to impress her, while on “Pop For You” picks apart “ungrateful motherfuckers / soul suckers,” men whose sexual attraction is swayed by color.


DJ/producer, writer, model, and trans activist who is also the co-founder of NYC queer party Shock Value. She is the SS17 face of Kenzo x H7M campaign, and has exhibited and performed at museums and festivals around the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA NYC & Los Angeles, White Columns, Frieze Projects, and a highly acclaimed collaboration with sculptor Frank Benson for the 2015 New Museum Triennial.

LEE BANNON aka Dedekind Cut (NYC)

Bannon has come a long way from his days as part of Joey Bada$$’s Pro Era crew, on a much darker, experimental avant-garde tone, creating what he believes is “the furthest thing from any R&B or hip-hop”. He touches on the rarely-addressed issues of race and community in the independent electronic-sphere.


Making parties all over New York’s gay-club circuit bounce (Westgay, LadyFag, MASSIVE, Shock Value), Anthony DiCap is a sought-after DJ with producer aspirations.

ABBY (Detroit)

“My mom saw nine inch nails live while she was pregnant with me I think it explains a lot” The Detroit-bred, alien-loving DJ Abby Fiscus on the next big thing.



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Ace Hotel Pittsburgh 120 South Whitfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206