Sat, Mar 23 On Sale: Jan/22

The Masquerade Presents


Dumbfounded | ContraVerse


7:00 PM | $14.00 ADV | All Ages



“His name is George Watsky. He’s pale. He’s bugged out. He’s talented. He raps very fast.
And he’s got the Internet going nuts.” - The Source: Jan. 20, 2011

Since exploding onto the music scene in 2011 with his breakthrough viral track “Pale Kid Raps Fast,” George Watsky, known simply as “WATSKY,” has quickly established himself as one of the hottest emerging talents on the hip hop/rap scene. Raised in San Francisco, CA by his librarian mother and psychotherapist father, Watsky’s pedigree instilled him with a sharp eye to analyze life and a vast love of words to quickly create lyrical artistry from his observations. At the…


Also known as Jonathan Park, DFD, or just plain Dumb, rapper Dumbfoundead delivers his comedic rhymes in an effortless style, a combination that served him well while on the MC battle circuit. Born in Argentina but raised in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, Dumbfoundead first made his name by battling MCs on the Grind Time Now battle circuit, going up against rappers like Tantrum and Pumpkinhead and suffering only one loss to rapper the Saurus. He made his official debut on album in 2011 when he released DFD on his own Dumbfoundead label. In 2012 he joined Breezy Love Joy on a tour of America and released his sophomore album, Take the Stares.


Forged out of the fading underground hip hop movement, The ContraVerse is a project rooted in the independent era. These wordsmiths employ a focus on rhyme-schemes and lyrical content while drawing influences from golden age pioneers such as, A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde and The Roots.

The ContraVerse full length debut, ‘Inoculate’ will be released through Substance Theory Recordings in the spring of 2013; featuring guest appearances from Public Enemy’s own, DJ Lord, as well as Gift of Gab, voice of Bay Area hip hop legends Blackalicious. Production duties on ‘Inoculate’ were split between in-house cuts from Kid A, a Berlin based crate-digger named…

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