836 N. Russell St. / Portland, OR, 97227
Saturday, September 2, 2017
White Eagle Saloon & Hotel - White Eagle Saloon
$10 in advance, $12 day of show
21 and over
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9 p.m.$10 in advance, $12 day of show21 and over
Vursatyl is an MC, singer/songwriter, best known for being a frontman for the Portland, Oregon-based Hip Hop group, Lifesavas. His lyrics are smart, sharp and delivered with a complexity in flow that would make even Charlie Parker proud to know him, all without losing any accessibility. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Vursatyl can also sing, direct a full band, and construct vocal harmonies of an extraordinary and unique nature. A perfect example of this appears on his classic hit, HelloHiHey from Lifesavas' album, Spirit in Stone, where all vocals were performed and conceived by Vursatyl.All singing aside, he's widely known as one of the best MC's in independent Hip Hop and has toured internationally with De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, DJ Shadow, Blackalicious, The Coup, and Lyrics Born and has been specially featured on music with Smif-n-Wesson, Dead Prez, Camp Lo, Galactic, Blackalicious, Fishbone, Gift of Gab, Lyrics Born, and many other Artists. As a part of Lifesavas, Vursatyl has received critical praise in the press, from Rolling Stone to XXL, including receiving the esteemed Chairman's Choice title. Vursatyl is also currently an integral part of Blackalicious' live show and has toured internationally and extensively with them over the past several years. Vursatyl has just released the first of three solo projects. This initial installment, Crooked Straights, is already being heralded as a "Hip Hop classic" in the tradition of J Dilla, A Tribe Called Quest, and Slum Village. Remixes have been done by Vitamin D, Jake One, and more are currently in the works. DJ Maseo, of De La Soul fame, also did a mix of Crooked Straights, which is just becoming available. With two more full-length albums ready to quickly follow, Vursatyl will be touring internationally as a solo artist, while promoting and performing new material from his current catalog of soulful Hip Hop.
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