KXSC Radio presents the 3rd Sample Showcase of the year. This event series is put together by the Jazz and Hip-Hop departments in an effort to bridge the gap between the two genres through the discussion of sampling.
Our featured guests for this edition are Godrey At Large and Marc Payne. They will discuss their legendary careers, thoughts on sampling, and what it's like to be sampled musicians. Hope to see you there!
WHERE: Ground Zero
WHEN: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21 AT 7PM
USC alumnus, Dustin Warren, goes by the name Godfrey At Large and is a child of both Psychadelia and Soul. Touting a sound that spans everywhere from Marvin Gaye to Mars Volta, his music is a natural manifest of the limitless potential that music can have on our culture.
Born and raised in the heart of Los Angeles, he quickly grew to develop an unquenchable thirst for the fringe - drinking away at anything (and everything) that he felt was a expression of both destruction and rebirth. Artists such as Curtis Mayfield, Jimi Hendrix, and John Coltrane inspired him to follow in a tradition of abject confrontation between the artist, the music and the audience. Thus began a journey into the abyss - a sound that explores sound for the sake of sound, an art the explores art for the sake of destruction, a light that explores darkness for the sake of innovation, and a love that explores love for the sake of rebirth.
Payne is an example of a talented young man taking the non-traditional road to success as a rapper. He has opened for acts such as J.Cole, The Clipse, and T-Pain among others and by performing and having his mix-tapes featured at various universities, including USC, SDSU, Morehouse/Spellman in the AUC, UCLA, ASU, and the University of Miami. Marc has become very popular among the collegiate crowdhaving "slammed" at venues across the nation, from Da Poetry Lounge in Hollywood and Magic Johnson's Starbuck's in Ladera Hights, Calif. all the way to ‘They Nuyorican Poets Café’ in New York City, he has had the opportunity to open for spoken world legends and Def Poets such as Poetri, Aja Monet, Judy Holiday, Talaam Acey, and Javon Johnson. He has headlined shows from San Francisco to Tokyo to Europe. His goal is to connect with all audiences around the world.