Paul Robeson Theatre - Rainier Beach High School Seattle, WA
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Glow in the Dark feat. Bizzle
Born with a God given talent for music in general, the Los Angeles raised M.C. Bizzle (born Mark J. Felder) wrote his first rap verse at no older than 8 years old and also started writing R&B around that same time. He, now at 26 years old, has 18 years under his belt as a writer and the experience shows in his sound and versatility.
Between 2004-2008 Bizzle released L.A.V. Mixtapes Vol. 1-5 in Southern California. He then released Dirty West Mixtapes 1 and 2 with 360 Records in Houston TX, and went back to CA to release his biggest yet, "Certified Mixtape".
Having opened for artists like Lil Wayne, Juelz Santana, Lil Boosie, and more. He's also worked with platinum producer Chink Santana, Darock Ramos, Stack Bundles, Lil Eazy E, Roccett from CTE, Dirty Birdy, Pretty Willie aka P-Dub, Mouthpi3ce, Chino XL, Twank Star from Nappy Boy, and many more including a compilation project feat. Ne-Yo, The Game, Nelly, David Banner, T.I., Akon, and many more. Bizzle spent 3 years preparing his debut album "Grind Pays". With multiple singles gaining momentum, his myspace plays quickly reached over 500,000. With his street buzz in the Los Angeles and I.E. areas and his success on myspace, the expectations for the album were big, but God had bigger plans for Bizzle.
In January 2010 he released the track "You Got Some Explaining to Do", a song directed towards Jay-Z, calling him out on his negative references towards Jesus in his raps; which caused a lot of controversy. The buzz was bigger than he could have ever imagined. After continuously being called the "Christian Rapper" that dissed Jay Z, Bizzle deceided that he wanted to continue his movement to bring Glory to Christ through his music. He realeased his first Christian Mixtape entitiled "The Messenger" in March of 2010. "The Messenger" was a huge success, receiveing over 50,000 downloads and creating an even bigger buzz on the internet, with his views on Worldstarhiphop.com, Allhiphop.com, Mediatakeout.com, Bossip.com, youtube.com, etctotaling well over 1 million. He currently resides in Houston Texas where he is preparing for the release of "The Messenger 2 mixtape due out in June, as well as working with producers Beanz N Kornbread (Paul Wall, Chamillionaire, Slim Thug, and more) and Cameron Wallace (Beyonce's "Upgrade You" Feat. Jay-Z) on his untitled debut album. Bizzle has done countless interviews on websites and radio shows such as Kingdomswag.com, Dasouth.com, Holla-Fest radio, itmlive radio, G1 Magazine, NFormD TV just to name a few.
Seattle native La Vell Walton aka VellVett is an award winning talent, gifted song writer and performer. As an emerging Christian Rap Artist, VellVett is passionate about spreading the encouraging message of God's love and positive living all while staying true to the vision of VellVett Ministries, "Living What Were Giving." This vibrant artist brings a contagious energy, and positive message with every song and performance. His message is delivered through propitious and engaging lyrics, hot tracks, and a seamless delivery that attracts both the young and mature audience.
Though Vellvett's ambitions as an artist are to be the first Christian Rap Artist at the top of the mainstream hip hop charts, he also has found success gaining exposure in writing commercials and jingles for major companies and retailers.
Prior to becoming a Christian Rap Artist, VellVett catapulted into the secular market at a young age. His talents afforded him the opportunity to share stages with various national hip hop recording artist such as IMX, Dru Down and The Lost Boys.
After giving his life to Christ and perfecting his craft in the genre of Christian Rap/Holy Hip Hop, VellVett has been able to share the platform with a number of National Gospel recording artist, including Kim Burrell, Dorinda Clark-Cole (of the Clark Sisters), as well as Youthful Praise and a number of other exceptional nationally acclaimed artist.
VellVett has received multiple awards and accolades for his sophisticated and highly developed talents. In 2009 VellVett was awarded "Best Christian Hip-Hop Artist" at the Pacific Northwest ITM Live Music Charity Awards, as well as receiving other numerous nominations, awards and recognition throughout the course of his career.
To all that have experienced the music, life and ministry of VellVett, it is evident that GOD is positioning this young man for success on a mainstream platform. So Get Ready...VellVett will go global at a moments notice!
Paul Robeson Theatre - Rainier Beach High School (View)
8815 Seward Park Drive
Seattle, WA 98118