Thu, June 15, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Hip hop artist born in New Jersey began his love for music in Arizona at the age of 19. With over 70 songs 4 mixtapes and many other videos on youtube within 3 years fanbase continues growing with over 1000+ likes on his facebook bandpage. Nile Ross is original when it comes to his style and flow. Every song has a message which is "never give up" and "dare to be great". The artist brings a fresh new face on the scene with its progressive lyrics, riveting effects and a magnifying presence as an artist.

Though Nile Ross' started his introduction into music as just another rapper within the local hip hop community, he has proven to be far more than the usual artist. Being a strong example of a triple threat artist who engineers and produces his own music. Separating himself from many artist locally and on a national level, Nile has been able to produce his own sound making it very flexible for him to express his self through music. While still attending college and working towards his degree, Nile has managed to complete 4 mixtapes and 7 high quality music videos within a short span of 3 years, and performing all over the state of Arizona opening up for famous artist such as Talib Kweli, Rick Ross and Slick Rick. Nile Ross has yet to disappoint his fans and affiliates who greatly relate to his music by how smooth yet simple he describes his life through music. A born leader being the creator of the "Victory After Victory" movement which is the positive message he relays within his music put into a brand. With a steady growing fan base, people of all ages can relate to Nile Ross' music. His message contains the realization that obstacles in one's life is an opportunity to over come and grow into a better person. Nile has listeners engage in the satisfaction of seeing oneself truly happy from all the hard work and dedication, to reaching that ultimate goal. Continuing his determination to grow each and everyday as an artist, Nile Ross has proven to be a strong contender in todays music industry.
PK tha Poet is a local Arizona hip-hop artist. Collaborating his love for poetry & rap, PK creates a raw & unique vibe giving music new definition...
Dela Preme is an American Hip Hop Artist from Glendale, AZ. He is the Leader/Founder of The FullSpeed Family. Preme started his rap career in the streets of Phoenix, where he engaged in freestyle rap battles; gaining respect locally, going by his previous alias "Kid Preme." He always wanted more; so he patiently waited for his chance to prove that he could make timeless music as well as, move the crowd with his unique style, delivery, and energy.

Following the death of his big brother/mentor Christian, the anger he held inside of him ultimately led him into the street life in Glendale, better known as "The G"; a lifestyle that you hear throughout Preme's entire catalog. Drugs, Gangs, and Violence played a very large role in his development from a teenager into an adult.

"I'll always love my hood. Good and Bad. Glendale raised me and that's why I'll always hold it down. Just like the rest of AZ"- Dela Preme

"The neighborhood I'm from is predominately Latinos and Black people. Two culture I have a lot of love a respect for. That's why you hear Spanish in pretty much all of my music. It's just another way to pay homage to where I come from"- Dela Preme

When things got "Out of Control", Preme's mother knew this wasn't a lifestyle she wanted for her oldest child, so she enrolled him into a prestigious private school; Brophy College Preparatory, one of the top high schools in the nation. She did this so that he wouldn't follow in the footsteps of his brother or his friends.

"I've always had a thirst for knowledge, and I've always excelled in school. Education was so important to my family, and I had to work off my tuition each year in order for me to attend because my family wasn't able to afford it. It was definitely eye opening, seeing my family sacrifice and struggle just so I could have a better life than they had, I can't thank my parents or my grandmother enough for that"-Dela Preme

But no matter how much he tried, the street life kept pulling him back, and was still very much a big part of his everyday life. "I was reckless when I was younger. I was banging, selling drugs, getting into fights and bringing too much static to my crib so my parents got fed up and kicked me out when I was 16"-Dela Preme

"It was tough love but I needed it, at the time I hated them for it but it was honestly the best thing they ever could've done for me. I was ungrateful and I needed that wake up call. I didn't come back until I was in my 20's"-Dela Preme

Without his parents there to make sure he was handling his business it was up to him to get a grip and graduate. "School was a crazy experience. It was the first time I had really experienced discrimination. It was like, I was beneath the kids at school because I wasn't wealthy, and I was too good for my hood because I valued my education. I was constantly proving myself on both ends just to feel like I belonged. Shit was poison and I went through a stage of depression because of it, but it was something I had to overcome. I had to evolve, and stop giving a fuck about what others thought about me because it's my life, no one else's"- Dela Preme

"And that's when I got the "Full Speed Ahead" tattoo on my back. It became something to me. It's about staying focused on your dreams and goals and following through no matter what. No distractions, no detours, no slowing down just Speeding The Fuck Up. I'm proud to say I graduated from the streets and from school, that crazy combination made me who I am today."- Dela Preme

"After school, I focused tough on my music and knew I needed someone to help me develop my sound, that's when I linked up with Jon Sullivan, creator of Sullivan Productions. I've known Jon since 7th grade, we're both Leo's, he keeps me focused and we've both grown together these past few years. He tracked, mixed and mastered my entire debut project, "The Rise of The Black Lion", it took us about 8 months to put it together, the first time I had to be quiet and patient, shit was so hard!!"

"During that 8 month period, I linked up with Chitown Jon, he pushed me the shit out of me. I did shows damn near every week, some weekends I had two or three shows in the same night. Shit was hectic but I loved every second. I'm big on work ethic, I wanted mine to speak for itself." -Dela Preme

That hard work led him to connections and affiliations that have played very big roles In his development as artist and a business man. His Big Brother I-Dee, Larry Lynn and The Truminati Family, with whom he went on his first tour with.

"Now that the project is finished, I have a new outlook on life. I recognize my position as a leader in my community and the part that it plays in the growth of this music scene in AZ. This is bigger than me. I have a strong Queen behind me three Beautiful children, I do this so they can have the life I wasn't able to. It's just the beginning. The Rise of the Black Lion has begun, and this Glendalien is going to SpeedTF^ until I'm a household name" -Dela Preme
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016