Double Jointed featuring: Heems, Weekend Money, Topaz Jones, Kahli Abdu & VHS Safari
$12.00 – $15.00
Baby’s All Right
Siren Sound & DoNYC present Double Jointed featuring
Himanshu Kumar Suri, better known by his stage name Heems, is an American rapper from Queens, New York. Best known for being part of the alternative hip hop group Das Racist, Suri is also the founder of Greedhead Music, an independent record label. In 2012, Suri released his first solo mixtape, Nehru Jackets, on his Greedhead imprint and in conjunction with SEVA NY, a community-based organization from Queens of which Suri is a board member. Suri has also written about music and all things South Asian for the Village Voice, Death and Taxes magazine, Fuse, Stereogum and Alternet. – Wikipedia
Readying for the much anticipated release of their debut EP Naked City, New York City’s Weekend Money has released their third single, “Yellow”. The song, with it’s pounding bass, wailing sirens and addicting hand claps, sees producer Baghdaddy channeling his inner Timbaland while quick witted lyricist Ne$$ (a member of the dead prez affiliated group A-Alikes) continues to give listeners an all access pass to NYC street life. “Yellow” is the follow up to previous Naked City singles “Insomniac” and “Coke’N’Coffee” which earned the duo praise from the likes of VIBE, XXL, Okayplayer and 2dopeboyz. Weekend Money’s patented genre blurring mix of hip hop and electronic music has already made them an act to watch and with the release of Naked City many more are sure to catch on.
At only 21 years of age, Topaz has established himself as a distinctive leader among up and coming performers. He has already been praised for his “charismatic storytelling” (XXL Magazine), “pure lyricism” (Okayplayer), and “skill for melodic hooks that can push rappers above the internet scrapheap” (Pigeons and Planes). This New Jersey native’s last release, “The Honeymoon Suite,” strikes a perfect balance, combining his immersive imagery and confident flow with intense production and innovative use of samples. Topaz has graced many stages sharing bills with acts like Ty Dolla $ign, Waka Flocka Flame, Juicy J, Travi$ Scott and many more.
The past 6 months have been busy for us – we formed the band, put out a few singles, shot 4 music videos, and just released our debut album A.R.T. Project. The album combines influences of hip hop, indie pop, and afro-beat that we have shared since we met in college near Washington D.C. in 2005. The group is comprised of Nigerian artist Abdu and production duo VHS Safari consisting of D.C. natives David and Will. We developed the concept for A.R.T. Project during a long, cold winter in Brooklyn, working in our basement studio while dreaming of taking our music to warmer places. Kahli’s experiences and musical inspiration from Nigeria are a driving force on the album – at times deliberate and at times more subtle having rubbed off on the hip hop and indie pop production from VHS Safari. 90’s hip hop beats and indie pop synthesizers blend with the rhythms, beautiful melodies, guitar and driving percussion that encompass music from Africa. Kahli’s combination of rapping and singing tie everything together with personal stories, and meaningful observations on the beauty and struggles in the world. When performing live Kahli Abdu and VHS Safari electronically trigger samples of guitars, synthesizers and more with live drums and touches of other live instrumentation. We are excited to have recently joined New Frontier Touring, represented by Gregg Little.