we are all DOOMed
Saturday, April 25th, from 8pm - Midnight
Group Art Exhibit with MF DOOM Inspired Artwork, MC Ciphering and MF Doom Cover songs by local MC's
Art Whino presents “We’re all DOOMed” a group art show with artwork inspired by MF DOOM. MF DOOM is engraved in psyche of many artists, with a career that spans over 26 years and a relentless push for creativity with each album. It's this creativity with references from comic books, freestyle, and instrumentals second to none that a vast pool for artists will to pay homage to in their artwork. With a vast lineup of worldwide artists there will a diverse array of work presented in the exhibit. To continue the theme we will have a MC Ciphering as well at live performance of MF DOOM Cover songs by top MC's such as DC's Own Flex Mathews.
Saturday, April 25th, from 8pm - Midnight
Come out for a full night of all things MF DOOM!
MF DOOM Inspired Group Art Show
Open to the public MC Ciphering
MF DOOM Cover songs performed by the dopest MC's such as Flex Mathews and Ardmus
DJ Oso Fresh on the Turntables
This event is Free
BLIND WHINO:Sw Arts Club
700 Delaware Ave, SW Washington, DC 20024
About MF DOOM
Daniel Dumile (“doom-uh-lay”) is a British born American hip-hop artist who has taken on several stage names in his career, most famously MF DOOM (standing for metal fingers/metal face doom). He has also been known as Zev Love X, King Geedorah, Metal Fingers, Viktor Vaughn, Doom, and has appeared in several collaborative projects such as DANGERDOOM (with Danger Mouse), Madvillain (with Madlib), JJ DOOM (with Jneiro Jarel) and NehruvianDOOM (with Bishop Nehru). Little is known about his personal life.
Dumile’s eccentric wordplay makes him a favorite of underground hip-hop fans. He is heavily influenced by American comic books (especially the Fantastic Four and their battles with Dr. Doom). Japanese science fiction is also an influence; the concept for King Geedorah (which is derived from Ghidorah) and the Monsta Island Czars comes from the Godzilla movie series. He is also renowned for bringing comedy back into the sometimes overly serious world of rap lyrics and a unique, sample-heavy production style.
About Flex MathewsFlex Mathews has been a rising star in the Mid Atlantic regional Hip Hop scene for much of the last 9 years. He was named one of URB Magazine’s Next 100 Artists in 2005, and his transition from the local DC underground to national recognition has been the product of his dedication, quality live show performance, as well as his numerous victories in MC battles. On top of that Mr. Mathews has been voted best rap artist of 2009 in Washington DC area. I'm telling you, this South Dakota boy has drive, and then some.
Flex Mathews has tour and performed with:
Lupe Fiasco, Matisyahu, Dub Trio, Mike Posner, Del The Funky Homosapian, Souls of Mischief, Army of Me, Atmosphere, KRS-One (Twice), Big Daddy Kane, Gang Starr, Camp Lo, Biz Markie, Das EFX, The Wu-Tang Clan, Special Ed, Rancid, Non-Phixion, The Beatnuts, RA The Ruggid Man, J-Live, Tame-One, Asharu and Blue Black, Kev Brown, Oddisee, Master Ace, MC Chris, The Clipse, Roc Radia, Glue, Hangar 18, Pete Rock, Talib Kweli (twice), Percee P, Mad Skillz, Slick Rick, Killah Priest, The Roots, The Lords of Brooklyn, Yazarah, BreezEvaflowin, Poison Pen, Immortal Technique, Bahmadia, Copy Write, Icon The Mic King, C-Rays Wallz, Mr.Lif Cannibal Ox, and even Vanilla Ice. In 2005 Flex Mathews was the take was part of the entertainment portion Take Back America Campaign warming the stage for such great like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Kerry, and more.
Flex Mathews is a 2x Guerrilla Grammar Battle Champion, and 3x Tru Skool Rip The Mic Battle Champion, 2x Kool Cigarettes Battle Champion (That he now regrets), and a 8x H.E.R Battle Champion to name a few. He has also made appearances on the 2004 and 2005 Vans Warped Tour on the Code of the Cuts Stage. A familiar face in the local scene – Flex has come to represent a new generation of the DC Underground. Versatility? Mr. Mathews has it and has shown when he was the MC for the Drum and Base group "Common Knowledge". This group made several appearances at Nations Night Club and open for such greats as Chase and Status and MC Armoni. So basically the boy got skills.
About DJ Oso Fresh
DJ Oso Fresh has been blessing the decks both far and wide since 1985. Oso has played every major club in DC from the 90's and early 2000's and still wont stop keeping the city's Hip Hop scene alive and well.
You might remember DJ Oso Fresh from any one of his residencies at some of DC's most prestigious clubs & Lounges such as The Vault, Chamber of Sound, The Edge (Pollen), Club Five, Aroma, and many more.
Oso was THE mixtape pioneer, repping the DMV with units sold all over the country at indi music shops and Tower Records in every major city in the US.
While he may be a DC legend his music travels further than the city walls.
His 3 decades of rockin' parties has given him the opportunity to open up and spin with the likes of KRS-One, Phife of ATCQ, Jungle Brothers, Clipse, Sadat X, Vast Aire, ED O.G., Organized Konfusion, Company Flow, Slick Rick, Ghostface & Raekwon from Wu Tang, Mark Farina, Francois K, King Britt, Marques Wyatt, Black Coffee and many many more.
Participating Artists in the Doom inspired group art show
Andrew John Katz
Chris B. Murray
Edward Alan Gross
Nat Van Dyke
Philip Bosmans 'AMATIC'
Prakash Khatri Chhetri
Rosina Teri Memolo