One Be Lo (Binary Star), Landon Wordswell, Mostafa

August 19, 2017 - 9:00pm

On Saturday, August 19, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and University of Oregon Campus Radio 88.1 FM KWVA proudly welcome One Be Lo (Binary Star) to the WOW Hall along with special guests Landon Wordswell and Mostafa.

One Be Lo is an artist/activist known as the OneManArmy; General SUBliminal. He is a hip-hop producer who first made a name for himself as an emcee in the group Binary Star.  He is also a member of the World Champion B-Boy Crew Massive Monkees.  

A conceptual thinker who paints stories with words and metaphors, One Be Lo is constantly evolving and growing as the names of his albums suggest; Project F.e.t.u.s. (For Everybody That UnderStands), S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M. (Sounds Of Nahshid Originate Good Rhymes and Music), S.T.I.L.L.B.O.R.N. (Something To Interest Lo Listeners, Beyond Original Recorded Networkings), R.E.B.I.R.T.H. (Real Emcee's Bring Intelligent Rhymes To HipHop), L.A.B.O.R. (Language Arts Based On Reality), K.I.C.K. P.U.S.H. (Keep it cool kid, People usually show hate), and soon B.A.B.Y. (Being a Black Youth).  

The Fetus - Baby concept is about being pregnant with ideas, and always striving to remain fresh and relevant to the times.  Dedicated to self-mastery and finding new solutions to old problems, One Be Lo explains that after all of his years of living and learning, he's still like a baby with much to explore and discover.

Born in Pontiac, Michigan as Raland Scruggs, One Be Lo was a convicted felon as a teenager.  In Prison he learned about the teachings of Islam, business and culture.  He disciplined himself with the teachings of Islam and changed his name to Nahshid Sulaiman which basically translates as 'Songs of Solomon'.  Armed with a purpose to spread peace and love using the elements of hip-hop as his tools, One Be Lo's music message is filled with universal teachings and empowering wisdom.

 Music is the force that enables One Be Lo to travel worldwide, honestly expressing his ideas in the form of original art.  True hip-hop is about authenticity.  As a global citizen and community activist, One Be Lo lives and breathes a life that reflects the voice of the people.  His thoughts reflect the world.  His poetry and writings are a social commentary that serves to challenge the status quo, and also spread peace and love to every 'one be-low' the heavens.

 

LANDON WORDSWELL

 

"To say Landon Wordswell knows his way around a microphone and a lyric sheet is an understatement. His most recent album Prayer and Whiskey, which he is touring in support of, is a great testament to his abilities" - Charleston, SC City Paper 

 

Landon Wordswell is a 29-year-old Corvallis resident by way of St. Louis.  Those cities combined have influenced the emcee's tenacity, perspective and insight.

Landon's stage performance and delivery have been praised on tours both nationally and internationally for captivating crowd appeal and intricate rhyme schemes coupled with tightly knitted personal lyrics.  He has mastered his stage performance by touring the US with his frequent tour partner, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), and he has also completed a full European tour with the legendary Artifacts. 

Wordswell has also performed alongside greats such as Mos Def, The Game, Talib Kweli, Slum Village, Warren G, Mobb Deep, Binary Star, Blackalicious, Lyrics Born, Black Milk, Zion I, Raekwon (Wu-Tang), Jeru The Damaja, Guilty Simpson, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Devin The Dude, Aceyalone, Freestyle Fellowship and many, many more!

 

MOSTAFA

 

Mostafa is a lyricist based out of the Northwest with a passion for the words.  As a firm believer in the theory "Art imitates life", he constantly strives to bring the reality of life as he knows it through the music in a creative way.  His energetic live performance and vocal clarity on stage has allowed him to tour nationally with Gift Of Gab (Blackalicious) and Landon Wordswell, as well as share stages and collaborate with artists such as Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Heiroglyphics, Zion I, Oddisee, Lyrics Born and many more.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.  Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 9:00.

 

 

 

 

Door Time: 
August 19, 2017 - 8:00pm
Cost: 
$10 Advance, $12 Door