6LACK, Leaf, Ravyn Lenae, Twelv'len

Pigeons & Planes x Staple Present NO CEILINGS:

6LACK, Leaf, Ravyn Lenae, Twelv'len

Tue, January 17, 2017

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

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

$15 advance / $18 day of show

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This event is 18 and over

6LACK
6LACK
6LACK (pronounced Black), is a melodic rapper who hails from Atlanta, Georgia. His debut project, FREE 6LACK, has sold over 200,000 units with over 100 Million streams under LVRN/Interscope - all alongside a sold out headline tour in November 2016.  Apple Music selected 6LACK to launch their “Up Next” development platform in April 2017, revealing a short documentary about his journey and Billboards in his home city of Atlanta. During the summer of 2017 he also joined The Weeknd on his Starboy Tour: Phase 1.
Leaf
Raised in New York City and now living and working in Atlanta, 21 year old phenom Leaf personifies the modern young multi-hyphenate: writing and producing her own music, directing and editing her own videos, and even designing her own MBM clothing line. Yet what sets Leaf apart from her DIY counterparts is a raw, undeniable personal charisma and seductive artistic vision, both of which are captured in peak form on her Magnet Bitch EP.

Vicious raps and ethereal, angelic vocals shove back and forth over goth-ed out sub bass throughout Magnet Bitch (named after Leaf’s self-proclaimed “magnet bitch movement” of female solidarity) making for a captivatingly quick, must-rewind listen. From the swaggering “Drama” to the acoustic coda of “Slick” and the spacey kiss-off anthem “Calling Me Like,” Magnet Bitch captures the many moods of Leaf in hi-def, and sets the stage for her upcoming Fool’s Gold / RPM full-length.

Leaf recently walked for Namilia in the VFILES SS16 Runway Show. She has also been featured in publications including Galore, PAPER, Spin, Complex, Interview Magazine, Saint Heron, Nylon, Vibe, Bullett and more.
Ravyn Lenae
Ravyn Lenae
It's hard to believe that someone so young could be bursting with so much talent; but listen to Ravyn Lenae and you'll quickly realize that age is truly just a number. At 17 years old, the classically trained singer/songwriter is taking the music world by storm with her inimitable style, which seamlessly melds elements of R&B, Electronic, Soul and Hip-Hop. As Pitchfork declared, "She roars. She soars. She has the right."

Born and raised on Chicago's often turbulent south side, Lenae is part of "Zero Fatigue," a local music collective that boasts artists like Smino and Jean Deaux, as well as producer, Monte Booker. In early 2015, Lenae released her single, "Greetings," which quickly became a household favorite in the Chicago area and beyond. Soon after, she signed with renowned Chicago-based record label, Three Twenty Three Music Group.

In August of 2015, Lenae released her highly acclaimed debut EP, Moon Shoes, which premiered on Fake Shore Drive and My Mixtapes and has well over two million plays on SoundCloud. Hypetrak appropriately described the EP as a "combination of entrancing vocals, control over creative cadences and superb writing, and noted that Lenae demonstrates an "incredible collection of skills that many singers work a lifetime on perfecting." After the success of Moon Shoes, Lenae was named Verizon's Big Break Artist on WGCI in Chicago, as well as one of BBC Radio's New Names of 2016. To date, Lenae has performed all over the country, including headlining appearances at Chicago's African Fest and at House of Blues Chicago.

Given her remarkable ability to blend genres, it's no surprise that Lenae has been influenced by a wide variety of artists, from Stereolab and Outkast to Bob Marley and Ella Fitzgerald. "I tend to take small bits and pieces from my favorite artist, and incorporate them into my own work," shares Lenae. And, maybe that's why some of her favorites - like Erykah Badu and NAS - are now reaching out as dedicated fans of Lenae.

With a lifetime ahead of her, fans can look forward to a whole lot more from Ravyn Lenae. "I plan to touch as many people with my music as I possibly can," says Lenae. "And, I can't wait to learn more about the world and about myself. I know I still have to tap into my full potential, and discover the true Ravyn Lenae."
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249