SLEEPY HALLOW Live In Concert!

SLEEPY HALLOW Live In Concert! An early pioneer of Brooklyn’s drill scene, rapper Sleepy Hallow made his name with the iconic “Panic” set of singles, pushing the genre’s sonics forward alongside close collaborator Sheff G. He broke through to mainstream audiences and chart success first with his 2020 single “Deep End Freestyle,” then with the expanded production and songwriting of his 2021 debut studio album, Still Sleep?, and once more with 2022’s “Die Young.” In 2023 he released his second album, Boy Meets World, revealing even more of himself with emotionally naked lyricism and introspective looks at loss and mental health struggles. Born in Jamaica and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Sleepy Hallow kicked off his musical career with a string of singles, demonstrating his kinship with local collaborator Sheff G on early tracks like “Disrespect” (July 2017) and “Haters Hurtin” (August 2017). At the forefront of Brooklyn’s emerging drill scene, the duo’s early material reconfigured the British drill beats of AXL and MKthePlug within a New York context, adding local slang and alternate flows to the U.K. style. Together with DoubleG, the pair soon released the iconic single “Panic,” which would become the first of a series as the rappers continued to develop their sonics. After closing out 2017 with “Saucin” and the collaboration “Glocc wit a Sticc,” Sleepy joined with Sheff again in January the next year for “Attic,” followed shortly by a second installment in the “Panic” series. Continuing to build his brand on bassy vocals and brutal imagery, the rapper moved through 2018 with a mix of solo and Sheff G-assisted singles, with a third release in the “Panic” series becoming the duo’s biggest hit to date. 2019 saw Sleepy work heavily on two full-length projects, and he was featured seven times on Sheff’s debut, The Unluccy Luccky Kid, before issuing his own debut mixtape, Don’t Sleep. While both tapes retained the pair’s charisma and signature flows, they swerved significantly away from their drill roots, instead landing variably on the trap spectrum. While still primarily focused on trap, Sleepy’s 2020 offerings were more diverse in their approach: both his second tape, Sleepy for President, and The Black House EP ranged from guitar-driven introspection to experimental drill styles. He soon found his biggest hit to date with “Deep End Freestyle,” a minimal track that found international success through its use in viral video content. The newfound attention around the song led to Sleepy Hallow signing on with RCA. Now backed by a major label, Sleepy began work on a proper studio album. Led by the hit single “2055,” his full-length debut, Still Sleep?, arrived in June 2021, boasting elevated production and even more advances beyond the standard drill elements. It was also a commercial success, hitting number 16 on the Billboard 200 on its way to gold status. Sleepy returned to making singles with 2022’s “Die Young.” Featuring 347Aidan, the track appeared on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart. “2 Minutes of Pain” (with Alborosie) and “Marie” were released that year, and “Pain Talk” (with Lil Tjay) arrived in 2023. These singles set the scene for a second studio album, Boy Meets World, which was released in September of 2023. The album included appearances from Fivio Foreign, Doechii, Marshmello, and others, and rose to the number 17 slot on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.


ACTION BRONSON PRESENTS: DR. BACHLAVA AND HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE Like all great competitive warriors, Action Bronson uses every perceived slight as fuel to be even better. The rare rapper to marry critical acclaim with a devoted, rabid following, Action Bronson isn’t anyone’s idea of an underdog. And yet, on his brilliant new album, Cocodrillo Turbo, he sets out to prove that his lingual versatility is stronger than it’s ever been, that age has only made him a better rapper, and that anyone still sleeping on him as one of the best MCs on the planet better wake the hell up. “I don’t feel like I’m given the fucking respect that I deserve,” Bronson explains. Cocodrillo Turbo is Bronson demanding that respect. He’s gotten in the reps, constantly refining his poetic flow and relying on the instincts he’s cultivated with over a decade in the game under his belt. Now, sit back and enjoy the show. With his boundless creativity and hustler’s work ethic, Bronson relies almost entirely on his intuitive grasp for rap music on Cocodrillo. The result is an album that is equal parts free-wheeling and tight as a snare drum. “At this point, I treat my songs like paintings. I know what they need,” he explains. “You’ve got to know what it needs to satisfy you. You can keep touching it up forever, but I’ve gotten better at realizing when I’ve captured the moment. That’s it. Then I move on to the next moment.” Cocodrillo is, in this sense, a series of sketched vignettes. Bronson is a storyteller but his songs don’t move linearly. It’s what makes him such a special narrator. There’s “Subzero,” where he raps about dropping a nine in the snow like a long lost Sopranos character before inserting a line about eschewing knives when ripping his bread…Like all men should do. It’s the sort of off-hand comment that has made Bronson equal parts charming and mercurial. With beats from Daringer, Alchemist, and more, Cocodrillo finds Bronson diving further into the psychedelic underbelly of American culture than ever before. He’s a sociologist on two tabs of acid, Slavoj Žižek after a massive blunt. “You’re not going to hear shit on my records that you’ll hear anywhere else,” he explains. “So everything I touch is hand fucking picked and chosen because it pushed me to places I didn’t know existed.” Outside of his co-conspirators behind the boards, Bronson has found unending inspiration in the water, which is where the title comes from. “I first came up with this album while in the water. I’ve spent many lifetimes in the water. I’m just a water man. I was born in the water, I’m a water sign,” he explains. The album’s centerpiece is the finale, “Storm Of The Century,” which summarizes the Bronson mission perfectly: “I’m in the ocean while it’s snows, it’s just the life I chose/ Head first, ‘cuz any other way don’t make no sense/ Like a red smurf, or confusing James Earl Jones with Fred Durst.” Bronson lets us in, but peppers the information with a one liner that will linger in your head for weeks. Cocodrillo Turbo is the sort of record that hits immediately, but rewards deep listening and close readings; only masters can pull off a trick this intricate. That’s what makes Action Bronson peerless in the game. “I still feel like I am underrated and there’s not many out there than can touch my fucking jockstrap,” he says. He pauses, and adds an exclamation point: “And that’s a fucking quote.”


MARLON CRAFT Live In Concert!”THE LONG GAME TOUR” New York native Marlon Craft worked for years on his music before sharing his heady, lyrical rap. Gravitating towards an instrumental style that incorporated both rugged golden-age East Coast hip-hop influences and jazz-touched live instrumentation, Craft’s politically conscious lyrics and social questioning were the driving force behind his 2019 studio debut, Funhouse Mirror, and its 2021 follow-up, How We Intended. Marlon Craft grew up in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, the son of a jazz musician father. He spent his teenage years playing basketball and ravenously absorbing hip-hop sounds, and in college he began making music of his own. In 2015, while finishing college, he self-released his first mixtape, Pieces. He followed it the next year with the so, what are you doing? EP and singles like “Workin'” and “Reason.” Craft’s style developed over the course of these releases, and his technical abilities sharpened on 2017 mixtape The Tunnel’s End. In 2019, he signed on with Sony affiliate Same Plate Entertainment for the release of his politically charged studio debut, Funhouse Mirror. The album’s lyrics unpacked issues of racism, classism, and wealth disparity and featured cameo appearances from Ricky Motion, Dizzy Wright, and others. Led by the singles “Hoodie Weather” and “Get Off My Yard,” Craft’s sophomore album, How We Intended, arrived in early 2021.


PARDYALONE Pardyalone (born as Kalvin Tyler Beal) is a Minnesota-born hip-hop artist with big dreams full of harmonic beats, silvery vocals, and emotional prowess. A 22-year-old lifelong artist, music became a salvation for Pardyalone after his parent’s divorce and heartbreak, leaving him looking for an opportunity to “get uncomfortable.” After finding solace in music, Pardyalone began releasing tracks on Soundcloud and TikTok. Having garnered a fanbase nearing 300k followers on TikTok and millions of views, tracks like “Sincerely, F*ck You”, “Cupid”, and most notably “Not a Home” have cultivated a mass audience of monthly listeners on Spotify. Synthesizer tones are regularly featured on songs like “Addict” and “Inside Out”. At the same time, Pardyalone utilizes piano and soft guitar melodies on “Vampire,” “White Roses,” and “Mission” showcasing his versatility and depth. He weaves his inspirations Bon Iver, Rage Against The Machine, and Lauryn Hill in his lyrics encompassing addiction, love, and heartbreak. Citing how “anxiety and depression isn’t a thing that just goes away, it’s going to be constant,” Pardyalone works through his hardships by “writing about it in different perspectives.” For fans of Kid Laroi, Post Malone, and Juice Wrld, Pardyalone is a rising star who hits their wave of creativity with ease.  Pardyalone combines his artistic talents from skateboarding, photography, graphic design, and self-expression to the forefront of his tracks along with his humble upbringing: “I didn’t grow up in the streets,” Pardyalone said. “I went through pessimistic shit and self-inflicted trauma.” Using TikTok to “be a better human,” fans have gravitated to Pardyalone’s velvety vocal fry, heavy cadence, and relatable disposition.  The future holds more for Pardyalone like a debut record along with “a lot of diversity” in his music, the likes of rock, pop, and explorative sounds which will be “an opportunity [to show] that I don’t just make sad music,” Pardyalone said. With powerful lyrics and punchy hooks, Pardyalone presents a world where it’s okay to “listen and feel” as the next track begins. 

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