Rell Be Free

Rell Be Free

Diveyede, Nic Masangkay, What have May

Tue Apr 10 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

El Corazon

$8.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

Rell Be Free
Rell Be Free
California born x raised, Seattle based x growing

"Poetic lyricism laced upon hiphop ingenuity that speaks to the mind and heart."

Formally known as "Divide the Poet", Diveyede Labels himself a "Style of No Style" MC with an Alternative Underground HipHop uniqueness that is established from the 3 split MC personalities in one mind. He creates self-produced and self-written lyrical music that expresses each persona based on my own experiences and knowledge. From love and relationships, to lust and friendships, politics to humanity, and war to peace. Many subjects are touched as Divide tries to establish calmness in chaos. Each "personality" is identified by a different sound effect added to their voice.

Having toured with Rhymesayers and Oldominion Duo "Grayskul" back in fall of 2015, whom took him under their wing and taught him the in's and out's of tour life, Divide the Poet's motivation grew to new heights! He started an EP series called "The Fallout" (which he had the Oldominion, production genius himself, Smoke M2D6 produce) and released the first of the 3 diverse installments, on March16th, 2016, titled "The Fallout: Destroy". He plans on releasing his next full length Album by the summer of 2017 prior to the 2nd installment of The Fallout series.

He has shared the stage with Zion I, J. Lately, ill Methods, Dark Time Sunshine, Rob Sonic, The Knowmads, Sammy Warm hands, just to name a few. He will also be opening up for Rhymesters artist, Blueprint and Stone Throws Record artist Homeboy Sandman in April 2016 for Onry Ozzborn's newest album release of "Duo".

Diveyede is the newest member to the NW super group, Oldominion and also a member of their sub-group "Weastwick" (which features artists Bubba Kush, Ska-T, and Oldominion Members: Ariel Endure, Azrael the Silent Angel and Pale Soul) and a founder of the CA trifecta "The DynoNauts" (featuring his friends and artists Amaury C. and Belzar).

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Nic Masangkay
Nic Masangkay is a 25-year-old, multiply-marginalized poet, music producer, and singer-songwriter based in Seattle. With poetry Buzzfeed claims “will leave you speechless” and music the Seattle Times reports is "synth-pop with overlaid vocals in the style of Reggie Watts," Nic is incredibly grateful that anybody wants to listen to the art that they create to survive.

Embraced by Seattle’s LGBTQ writing community at 18-years-old, Nic has since gone to perform their poetry locally and nationally - opening for Andrea Gibson twice, and reading alongside some of their arts-activist heroes like Leah Lakshmi Piepszna-Samarasinha and Anastacia Renee. They also speak and keynote at LGBTQ events, some including Pride ASIA and the University of Washington Qolors Reception. At College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) 2013, Nic’s piece “My Gender Is for Mothers” was voted as one of the “Best of the Rest.” “My Gender Is for Mothers” has also been highlighted by Buzzfeed and Autostraddle while another poem, “Platonics,” was featured on Tumblr. In August 2016, they put out their first chapbook - Melancholia - exploring themes of gender, race, sexuality, disability, trauma, and diaspora.

In September 2017, Nic released their debut electronic-R&B pop EP A Hundred Suns Setting. Warmly received - with an accompanying Release Party that sold out Gay City Arts’ Calamus Auditorium - the EP features Nic’s singing, songwriting, production, recording, mixing, and mastering. They also provide these skills as services to other artists - mainly to create recording access for Nic’s QTPOC community. Some current collaborators include Da Qween, Realistic Fiction, and Julz Ilang-Bulan.

Nic aspires to one day develop a recording studio that specifically serves LGBTQ communities. Until then, you can find Nic performing music and poetry wherever they are welcome - from Seattle’s Town Hall to your local QTPOC’s living room. In all aspects of their work, they hope to bring justice to themselves and the people around them.
What have May
WHAT HAVE MAY... (The group was started early 2012 and is a mesh of Epic Symphonic Hip Hop with roots in blues, classical, industrial, goth and rock. Azrael The Silent Angel of Oldominion is well known for his Victorian poetic writing style, strong voice, intricate cadence, as well as one killer performer. His style is strictly unorthodox and with the strongest crew in Seattle (Oldominion) behind your back you know how it goes down. Ariel Endure has been performing rock/metal and blues for 15+ years and has captured the stage in many Seattle venues as well as Tacoma. His raspy voice and strong vocals, hint the likes of music geniuses Metallica, Staind, Pearl Jam to name a few. The combination of these two and the start of their group WHAT HAVE MAY... marks a new era in the music scene and a very well balance mix of melodic and epic sounding songs that eerily resemble something that just came out of a blockbuster movie.)
Venue Information:
El Corazon
109 Eastlake Ave East
Seattle, WA, 98109