The Bowery Presents
Childish Gambino and the Royal Family

Childish Gambino and the Royal Family

Danny Brown, Schoolboy Q

Tue, June 26, 2012

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell

Brooklyn, NY

$35 advance / $40 day of show

This event is all ages

Benefit concert to support free programming at Celebrate Brooklyn! a Performing Arts Program of BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn.

Rain or Shine

Childish Gambino
Childish Gambino
"because the internet" is Childish Gambino’s follow up to his Glassnote Records debut album "CAMP" which was released in 2011. Childish Gambino emerged as one of the most exciting young talents in music, landing at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #2 on the Billboard Hip-Hop charts, CAMP has received critical acclaim from publications such as The Source, XXL, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, NPR and more. Childish Gambino, with his unique blend of hip-hop genres and lyrical genius, has gone from a viral cult following to a mega sensation. The New Yorker praises, “With a vocal attack reminiscent of Pharcyde’s Bootie Brown, Glover delivers rapid-fire stream-of-consciousness one-liners, along with in-depth and intelligent assessments of the recording industry, fame, and fortune.”
Danny Brown
Danny Brown
In an era of industry-obsessed MCs, interchangeable hashtag raps, and “viral” everything, it has become increasingly difficult to find a true original in the rap game. Yet ask anyone who’s been paying attention and they’ll tell you: Danny Brown is that dude. In 2011 the Motor City MC teamed up with Fool's Gold Records and released XXX, a tour-de-force concept record about hedonism, growing up, and Detroit, which took listeners on a profane and psychedelic journey through his own uncensored id. After a year of universal critical acclaim - from Spin naming XXX Rap Album Of The Year to Danny covering the Metro Times and Real Detroit in the same week as their Artist Of The Year - Danny continues to spread his irreverent gospel worldwide with extensive touring and even more unrestrained, unstoppable rhymes.
Schoolboy Q
Schoolboy Q
Quincy Matthew Hanley (born October 26, 1986), better known by his stage name ScHoolboy Q is an American hip hop recording artist. Hanley is signed to Top Dawg Entertainment/Interscope Records and is a member of Black Hippy along with Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul. In a 2011 interview when asked about what encouraged him to start rapping, Hanley explained that it was something he was "born to do": "I was just chillin' man, but rapping's just something I was born to do. I don't know when I started rapping. I don't know how I started rapping, but I know I wrote a verse and I was stuck ever since," he explained.

Preceded by two mixtapes, his album Setbacks reached #100 on the Billboard 200 in 2011, selling close to 1,000 digital copies in the first week. On January 14, 2012 he released his second independent album Habits & Contradictions. The album debuted at #111 on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 3,900 digital copies in the United States.
Venue Information:
Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell
Prospect Park West and 9th St.
Brooklyn, NY, 11217
http://www.bricartsmedia.org/performing-arts/celebrate-brooklyn