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APOLLO MUSIC CAFE: EARL ST. CLAIR AND JAHKOY – SOLD OUT!
October 7, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - October 8, 2016 @ 12:00 am
Ticket Prices Start At Just $20
About The Show
Apollo Music Cafe: Earl St. Clair
Curated by Def Jam & Nina Flowers
With the release of his debut album, “Songs About a Girl I Used to Know” Earl St. Clair puts a refreshingly modern twist on the classic soul sound. Laced with grit, his voice has won over fans like Jeremih, Rick Ross and Machine Gun Kelly.
Def Jam Recordings was founded in 1984 and has represented the very best in cutting edge music and youth culture for 30 years. Def Jam Recordings began as a maverick independent label inspired by a punk ethos and the emerging sound of hip-hop; pioneering iconic stars like LL Cool J, Slick Rick, The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy. Over the following two decades, Def Jam established its dominance with acts like Jay-Z, DMX, Ja Rule, Method Man & Redman, Ludacris, Rihanna, Jeezy, and Kanye West. Now with more than 30 years under its belt, Def Jam's music and lifestyle has grown into a global brand - synonymous with creativity and authenticity - encompassing a diverse roster of marquee and emerging stars that includes Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Nas, Alessia Cara, Frank Ocean, Iggy Azalea, YG, 2 Chainz, Vince Staples, Fabolous, Big Sean, Jhene Aiko and others.
About The Show
Apollo Music Cafe: JAHKOY
Curated by Def Jam
Toronto born singer, songwriter, and producer, JAHKOY walks well beyond the line of triple threat. Having been labeled as “Artist To Watch” by Billboard and at "The Top of our Playlist" by The Fader, the prowess of his playful genre-blurring productions seems only to be matched by his infectious lyrics and sultry vocals. Described by many premier media outlets as “The next in the list of big names to come from Canada,” JAHKOY has an expertly crafted collision between R&B and electronic-house. Pharrell, Drake, Elton John, and Zane Lowe have been actively supporting JAHKOY on Beats 1 Radio and Apple Music. After an impressive festival run this summer, conquering stages at Lollapalooza, Wireless UK, Billboard Hot 100 festival and many more, JAHKOY released his new single “California Heaven” featuring Schoolboy Q to rave reviews. The track came out the gate with features from USA Today to Billboard to the Fader and is steadily climbing up the Spotify viral charts. All of this as JAHKOY continues to build anticipation for his debut EP, Foreign Water, out this fall on Def Jam Recordings.
Apollo Music Cafe
Harlem's Best Kept Secret
The Apollo Music Café series is designed to bring independent, cutting-edge artists to a forward-thinking audience. Featuring diverse performances across a myriad of genres (R&B, hip hop, soul, jazz, pop, funk, and rock), this monthly series showcases artists drawn from the independent music scene who are destined to impact the way music is heard and experienced. Certain Music Café presentations will complement Apollo Music Mainstage events such as Africa Now! and the Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival.