Rapper Kool Keith, ONYX and Snowgoons are coming to Vancouver.
Keith hails from The Bronx, New York. A founding member of Ultramagnetic MCs, Kool Keith has recorded prolifically both as a solo artist and in group collaborations. Kool Keith is the self-proclaimed inventor of horrorcore, and is generally considered to be one of hip-hop’s most eccentric and unusual personalities.
Onyx is an American hardcore hip hop group from South Jamaica, Queens, New York. The group is composed of East Coast rappersSticky Fingaz, Fredro Starr and Sonsee (formerly Suavé and Sonee Seeza, respectively). The late Big DS (Marlon Fletcher) was also a member, but left after the group’s debut album.
Snowgoons are a German underground hip hop producer group consisting of DJ Illegal (Manuu Rückert) and Det (D. Keller). In 2011, producers Sicknature from Denmark and J.S. Kuster from Germany joined the group. Det and DJ Illegal first started in 1999 as the two original members. In 2008 they decided to add a third member, DJ Waxwork from Germany, who was a part of the group until 2009.
The Snowgoons are known for using orchestral/epic samples and for working with underground MCs, like members of AOTP,Boot Camp Click and La Coka Nostra. Their influences are DJ Premier, Alchemist, RZA and more. They have released six Snowgoons albums. They also did several collaboration albums with artists like Reef the Lost Cauze, M.O.P. and PMD and Sean Strange.