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Evil Ebenezer, Robbie G and Cquel at Capitol Music Club
June 18, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - June 19, 2017 @ 2:00 am
*Physicals available soon*
Evil Ebenezer Cultus Tour with guest Robbie G
Local Support from Cquel, Kurlz, Reggie Tea and Vic Carter
Since the debut of his first solo album “Call Me Evil” Evil has refused to slow down. After many years of successfully performing hundreds of show dates across Canada, the US and internationally, Evil’s hard work and dedication has clearly shown to paid off.
Aside from accumulating millions of audio and video streams on both Spotify and YouTube, the Canadian music industry has recognized Evil’s efforts with a Leo Award for “Best Music Video” and 5 Western Canadian “Best Hip Hop Album” Nominations in 4 years (2x in 2012 for The Birds & Zzbra).
Over the course of his career Evil has released three mixtapes (The Wanderer, Penguin & Kush Up’s with Merkules, a successful joint album, Zzbra, with Moka Only and 6 other critically acclaimed album releases Call Me Evil, Evil Eye, Widow’s Creek, The Birds, Howl and All That’s Left. Frequent production credits on Evil’s projects have included Saskatoon’s Factor Chandelier and Evil’s long time collaborator, Stuey Kubrick.
March 2017 Evil released his latest 10 track studio album entitled “Cultus”. Evil is excited to share this new record with his fans from Canada and the rest of the world with dozens of show dates already confirmed for the promotion of this new release.
As his career continues to soar to new heights, Evil is sharply focused on creating engaging hip-hop that the people want to hear.
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Robbie G began making hip-hop music in 1994, recording tracks to play on the announcements at school using a karaoke machine, an old lamp (to hold the mic) and some duct tape. What started as a simple way to create awareness on a particular topic soon became an everyday enjoyment for Robbie G and he was instantly inspired and invigorated with the need to be on a mic sharing his thoughts. Growing up in rural areas of Ontario, Canada with little to no hip-hop scene it was hard for him to be heard by the local people and even harder to find quality hip-hop CD’s in the stores. With the internet becoming more popular, he quickly went to his computer in search of hip-hop for listening and also for a platform he could use to promote and release his music worldwide.
Robbie has found the internet to be an essential tool in acquiring new fans and promoting his music. He learned early on that no one was going to come along and make all his dreams come true. He had to do this all himself and after reading the book “I Don’t Need a Record Deal” he was convinced that the DIY approach was best. It became very overwhelming as he took on the role of booking agent, engineer, promoter….and musician but it helped him learn all the facets of the industry and develope a solid work ethic that would serve him well even to this day. After doing a handfull of shows in his local area, his eyes were set on Toronto, the big city! Using his online connections he got a few shows booked in the city and not to long after was noticed by a hip-hop camp called “I Respect Music” run by a woman named “Essence”. Once they saw some of his performances and got to know the type of person he was they selected him to be a part of the team. This soon led to doing shows with such artists as Canibus, Killah Priest (Wu Tang Clan), Joell Ortiz, Scratch form the Roots, Kurupt, Choclair, Freeway, Illa J, Frank Nitt and many amazing Toronto artists.
With the confidence of having the respect of his peers and the constant practise in the booth recording 7 mixtapes Robbie G was ready to work on his first official Album. He has always worked on crafting music that truly reflects himself as a person and never wants to projects an image that is not a part of who he is, His music thus far had been a mix of thought provoking songs covering topics such as the time he spent in jail for selling drugs, the corruption in society and the government, the true essence of hip-hop being lost in todays music and also about having a good time with your life and enjoying the wonders of it.
Along with running the day to day operations of a studio and hosting a hip-hop Radio show at the University of Guelph, Robbie G is a large promoter for many local events is his area. some of the more recent people he has been working with are: Snak The Ripper, Zaze of 9-0-nickel, Mindbender Supreme, Mic Gutz, Molly Gruesome, Spesh K, Adlib, Nki-Louise and a list of over 100 other artists from across the globe Including Germany, France, Italy, the U.K., U.S.A. and more. He’s shared stages with such acts as Scratch from The Roots, Joell Ortiz, Kurupt, Canibus, Killah Priest (Wu Tang Clan), Freeway, Choclair, Illa J, Frank Nitt, Angerville, Devilz Speciez, and many more.
“I really try to send a positive message in my lyrics and always stay true to myself. I talk about real life, good times…and bad times, but most importantly my goal as an emcee is to impact all the people in the world, inspiring them to believe that nothing is impossible and that if you dream big and work hard you will go far.” says Robbie G. Many of his lyrics are focused around a deep sense of the importance of spiritualism and contemplating the reasons for existence. The artists Robbie G looks up to in the game are people such as Nas, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, a Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, EPMD, Guru & DJ Premier, The Fugees, Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Eminem, Styles P, Shad, Classified, Eternia, Hilltop Hoods…etc. He says “mostly all I listen to is people who talk truth through their words with conviction n passion behind it.”
April 13th, 2017 Cquel released his newest project entitled ‘Aud Man Out: The Album’. The new record contains vocal features and production from Juno Award credited producer Rel McCoy (Shad, Ghetto Concept) and others, and engineering from WCMA winning producer Factor Chandelier (Def3). Cquel’s preceding EP entitled ‘Never Enough’ from February of 2016 features production from Factor Chandelier among others. It was nominated for CUT Hip-Hop Prairie Rap Album of The Year. It was the follow up to his October 2014 release ‘Meal Ticket’ that was entirely produced by Rel McCoy and both ‘Never Enough’ and ‘Meal Ticket’ appeared numerous times in the National top 10 charts on college radio.
Cquel has hundreds of shows to his credit across 5 Canadian provinces, and numerous American states. He has toured Canada consistently as a headlining act as well as being main tour support for many accomplished artists such as Evil Ebenezer of the Stomp Down Killaz, Dragon Fli Empire, Ghettosocks, and Rel McCoy; and he has toured the United States as main support for LA rap legend Abstract Rude multiple times, as well as Scarub of Living Legends. To end 2016 Cquel co-headlined a tour across 5 Canadian provinces with Rel McCoy, and for 2017 he kicked off his album release tour with some western Canadian dates with BC’s rising star Merkules.
Cquel has also shared stages with R.A. The Rugged Man, Ill Bill, Slaine, Apathy and Celph Titled, SonReal, Snak The Ripper, Merkules, Open Mike Eagle, Moka Only, Kirby Dominant of Paranoid Castle, Kyprios, Abstract Artform and many more.
Cquel maintains an active schedule; he has played festivals such as Mosofest in Saskatoon, the Parks Festival in Kelowna, and Electric Love in Chilliwack, BC. In 2016 he was a guest artist on 2 Canadian Music Week Showcases with Living Proof (Abstract Artform and Doodlebug of grammy award winning rap group Digable Planets), and for 2017, Cquel had his own official showcase at Canadian Music Week.
Cquel’s fan base has grown significantly this past two years, and he has received funding from Creative Saskatchewan, The Saskatchewan Arts Board and SaskMusic. Cquel is well on his way to captivating a much larger fan base and solidifying himself as an artist to be taken seriously in Canada and across the world.