Support: Erick Arc Elliott (Flatbush Zombies) - Almost Remembered
Damn, this (dope) project was released last June and completely past under my radar.
"In this new era, everybody's getting shelved, and it's partly 'cause nobody wants to try to be themselves."- Erick Arc Elliott Erick Arc Elliott is a passionate and ambitious artist, rapper, producer, songwriter, and musician that hails from the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, New York. With influences that include Wu-Tang, John Lennon, Jay-Z, Gil Scott Heron, and System of a Down, it's no surprise that Erick's music is as diverse and organic as he is. Utilizing various tools such as vintage synthesizers, lush pads, ambient chords, and a digital piano identical to those used by Herbie Hancock, Phil Collins, and The Beastie Boys in the 80s, Erick is able to create music that is inspired by and pays homage to his influences, while allowing him to simultaneously express his own unique identity. Having independently released three solo albums, Erick enjoys an international fan base. His latest effort, Almost Remembered, has earned positive reviews worldwide, including a feature in MTV UK's "The Wrap Up." To contribute to an already broad musical palette, Erick also makes up one-third of the rap group, Flatbush Zombies, and is the sole producer for the group. The video for their recent hit, "Thug Waffle," became an instant Internet sensation, garnering over 3,000 views in just 24 hours. Prior to the success with the Flatbush Zombies, Erick also co-produced a song entitled "Family Matters," a b-side cut on the exclusive bonus disc for Columbia Records duo, Cults. The release sold only in the UK for a limited-time only. Whether it's through his lyrics, his performances, or his production, Erick wants his music to touch listeners at their core – invoking enthusiastic cries of, "It's been awhile since I heard sh** like this!"