ONCE Somerville presents
Tragedy Khadafi, Krumb Snatcha, Heddshotts, Mic Terrio, Villeside Goonz
Thu, June 28, 2018
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pmONCE Ballroom
$15.00 - $20.00
This event is minors under 18 with parent or legal guardian
ONCE Somerville presents Timbo King at ONCE Ballroom
with Tragedy Khadafi, Krumb Snatcha, Heddshotts, Mic Terrio & Villeside Goonz
$15 advance/$20 day of show
8pm doors/8:30pm showtime
Lounge opens upstairs at 6pm for drinks and hanging out!
(And play a game of pool, pinball or board games!)
Tickets are available for purchase online until 5pm day of show
Walk up tickets are available for purchase at the door day of show after 6pm
Physical tickets are available at:
A Curated World by Kay McGowan
160 Highland Ave
Wed - Fri: 1pm to 8pm
Sat - Sun: 12pm to 6pm
For an MC whose first major breakthrough was a 1993 spot on the Who's The Man soundtrack, it's been a long journey. Yet Timbo King had no problem biding his time. "I didn't want to rush it," he explains. "I took my time in crafting my debut to ensure that fans received the exact quality and body of work I knew they would come to expect from experiencing Timbo King as a featured artist over the years, and now taking the reigns as the ring leader."
The result is a cohesive, razor-sharp collection with plenty of lyrical jewels. Based on a book by Ralph Windsor, From Babylon To Timbuk2 is more than a typical album. "It's an audio novel," explains Timbo. "It's the story of my life, all the ups and downs, and trying to make a way for myself. At the same time, I'm doing the knowledge, teaching some things I've learned." Production duties are handled by Bronze Nazareth (who produced nearly half the album), as well as Lil' Fame of M.O.P., Vinny Idol, and more. A number of guests also stop by, including RZA, Killah Priest, R.A. The Rugged Man, Jr. Reid,Hell Razah, Akir, and William Cooper. While the road was long, the result is a modern-day Wu classic.
Original Juice Crew rapper, original Marley Marl collaborator, original NY conscious thug, original underground street legend.
Born Demetrius Lamont Gibbs on August 15th, 1974 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, The oldest of three, K.S. has two younger sisters. Growing up, K.S. lived in several cities that influenced his musical style. From Brooklyn to Harlem, Manheim and Frankfurt, Germany, to Worcester and Lawrence, Massachusetts, K.S. was exposed many different people and experiences. After attending Morris College for a semester, he joined the Army. Currently, he is back in school working on his bachelor’s degree.
K.S. is no stranger to hip hop music. At the young age of 11 years old, he started rapping. Over the years his many musical influences have helped him find his own style. His influences include, Eric B Rakim, Big Daddy Kane,
KRS One, Doug E. Fresh, The Fatboys, NWA, Cool Moe Dee, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest, Leaders of the New School, The Wu Tang Clan, and Gangstarr.
Through performing at local shows, and meeting Scientifik, K.S. submitted demos to MIA Records in Lawrence, MA. He was later introduced to DJ Premier who produced his well-known track, Closer to God. His lyrics spoke for themselves, and he was taken under the wing of the late Guru of Gangstarr fame. Featured on the track, Make ‘Em Pay from Gangstarr’s Moment of Truth album, K.S. won Source Magazine's Hip Hop Quotable. He would later gain more notoriety with his W.O.L.V.E.S track featuring MOP on the Training Day soundtrack.
During his several years in the music industry, K.S. has worked with several artists and producers. Guru, Shabba Ranks, Ghostface Killah, Lord Tarek, MOP, Gangstarr, Nottz, Big Shug, Ed OG, Tony Touch, Blaq Poet, Termanology, Reks, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Large Professor, Arabian Knight, DJ Doom, and Beat Minerz just to name a few. For his new album, K.S. is working with Wu Tang DJ, DJ Intrigue.
K.S. has no intention of leaving the music world. He plans on releasing his 7th and 8th albums in the upcoming years along with entering into the movie industry. He also plans to expand his career by building his company, MindPower, into a major force in the music industry with a record label signing and producing new artists. He also would like MindPower to branch out into clothing, movies, and more. Additionally, he’d like to create software geared towards recording and producing music that can be used at home. K.S. is also preparing himself to write a book (or books) and even a movie script. But most of all, K.S. would like to give back to the community that has raised him by creating a program for inner city youth that focuses on music, and can help teach and possibly create future artists that will be forces in the music world.
156 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA, 02143