Beyond The Bars Benefit Show w/ Reef The Lost Cauze

Johnny Brenda's Presents

Beyond The Bars Benefit Show w/ Reef The Lost Cauze

Hezekiah, The Bul Bey

Sat, August 26, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

All shows are 21+ Proper I.D. required for admission

Reef The Lost Cauze - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Reef The Lost Cauze
Reef The Lost Cauze is a Philadelphia emcee with his sights set on the top of the hip hop game. While some emcees are strictly studio and basic battle cats, Reef brings well-rounded talent to the table with formidable stage presence, skills of the pen and a ferocious freestyle ability. HIs latest offering, "Fight Music" features Jedi MInd Tricks front man Vinnie Paz, legendary street lyricist Kook G. Rap and more. Reef is geared up to hiit the road this fall in support of his collaborative project, "King & The Cauze" with King Magnetic. The project boasts features from Joell Ortiz, Saigon and more with production by Marco Polo, Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind and others.
Having spent a great deal of his childhood acting in plays and performing, Reef fell in love with Hip Hop at the age of eight and has been rhyming ever since. By the time he reached high school, Reef earned a reputation as a deadly battle emcee -- jumping in any and every cipher he came across. It was not until his acceptance to Philadelphia's University of the Arts with a film scholarship that he began to visualize a serious career on the mic. It's here that he began to hone his songwriting skills, and worked on perfecting his stage presence.
Realizing that he found his true calling, Reef departed the academic world at age 19 to focus on his first love-- music. He connected with Philadelphia producer Sleep E in 2001 to begin recording his first solo project, The High Life. The 10-track album opened doors for Reef, and he soon began performing at local venues, generating consistent praise from both fans and the media.
In February 2003, Reef released Invisible Empire, a blazon 18-track album; self-distributed via a national schedule of shows. Before long, Reef won various battle competitions such as the Mic Check Battle in Philadelphia in 2003, after which he traveled to Oakland, California to take 2nd place in the Blaze Freestyle Battle. Reef took his freestyle skills to another level early in 2004 with a rousing performance at the Beat Society Production Competition in New York, and a fierce win in the Riddle Records Mic Check Battle. He was also the End Of The Weak (EOW) Challenge Champion at the Rock Steady Crew 27th Anniversary in July of that year, and went on to take the EOW Grand Championship title in 2005. Titles and battle accolades aside, Reef focused his well-rounded artistry into his third solo project, Feast Or Famine, the globally distributed seminal hip hop album that lead to his inclusion in the December 2005 issue of XXL where Reef stated "I want to take people on a journey through my life. I'm always going to make stuff that covers the spectrum, because there is so much to talk about". Over the years since Feast Or Famine, Reef has continued acending through his inclusion in tours all over the world as well as an innumerable amount of collaborations.

Having recently worked with mainstream artists, Gym Class Heroes, as well as underground hip hop's elite, Jedi Mind Tricks, and hip hop rising star, Termanology, Reef has demonstrated his chameleon-like ability to stand out on a wide array of tracks. He places a determined emphasis on balance with his songwriting and performance abilities.
"I love the rush of the crowd," explains Reef. "I love to be on stage and have a place full of strangers being amazed at what I'm saying. I'm much more at home and relaxed on stage performing my music."
Reef continues to incorporate his life and business experiences into his projects, and his range of expression will allow fans the opportunity to truly identify with him. As he grows in the world of entertainment, it is certain that Reef stands to become one of this year's breakthrough artists, en-route to solidifying his spot as hip hop's next superstar.
Hezekiah - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Hezekiah Davis III, better known by his stage name Hezekiah, is an American Rapper, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He is founder of the producer showcase, Beat Society.[1] Hezekiah was born in Chester, Pennsylvania and raised in New Castle, Delaware. He currently resides in Philadelphia.
The Bul Bey - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
The Bul Bey
Energetic Philadelphia wordsmith The Bul Bey has yet to take his foot off the gas. Emerging in
2014 as Illvibe Media ’s newest signee, Bey quickly assumed duties as the official host of the
wildly popular Friends and Fam party fronted by DJ Matthew Law . Gaining momentum, Bey
began working with the likes of !llmind , Like (of Pac Div ), Roots Crew affiliate STS and more.
After the release of the infectious single “Where I’m From,” Bey continued to push forward with
the release of the official video for the track and his lyrical gut punch of a full-length debut, the
2015 Shaking Hands and Kissing Babies LP.
Never one to rest on his laurels, The Bul Bey hit the road soon after to promote the project with
a series of dates in Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Chicago, Orlando and even Dublin. Bey’s
travels have found him headlining small venues and sharing larger stages with a diverse
selection of celebrated rap veterans, including Oddisee , Rapper Big Pooh , Black Milk ,
Rapsody , Mickey Factz and Joell Ortiz .
Back in the studio working on the follow-up to SHKB , The Bul Bey is preparing to debut new
music and embark upon new adventures in the coming months. Focused on both the feeling of
the music and his Philadelphia roots, Bey is readying a release packed to the gills with plenty of
candor, poetry and copious amounts of soul.
Bringing youthful curiosity and a bottomless pit of energy to every endeavor, The Bul Bey
moves closer to his career goals of crushing every stage and owning each sweat-drenched
second of euphoria that is the magic hour.
“It's 1am, the party is packed and sweaty, everything is ripe, and the Dj plays that feel good
song that gives everyone a shot of energy that keeps them going for the next 5 hours. That's the
music I make.”
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125