Sat, Mar 23 On Sale: Jan/22

The Masquerade Presents


Dumbfoundead | ContraVerse


7:00 PM | $14.00 ADV | All Ages



San Francisco native George Watsky began his unconventional career as a Grand Slam Poetry champion whose clever, introspective rhymes were showcased on Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam on HBO. His quirky persona, coupled with his uncanny ability to spit tongue-twisting lyrics at light-speed, earned him millions of YouTube hits and an invitation to perform on the Ellen show. After Watsky independently produced a self-titled album in 2009, both his 2013 album Cardboard Castles and his recent 2014 offering All You Can Do reached #1 on the iTunes hip hop charts, with the former peaking at #6 overall and the latter reaching #5. Watsky, performing with his live band Creme Fraiche, puts on a dynamic…


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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