Prof with Special Guests and Ekoh

Smash Magazine Presents

Prof with Special Guests and Ekoh

BILLY JACK, CashaVelli Music, Jack Platinum & Indica Smoke, DJ Johnny McNazty

Fri · April 27, 2018

7:00 pm

Fremont Country Club

Las Vegas, Nevada

$15.00 - $99.00

This event is 21 and over

No artist has emerged from Minnesota this decade and walked his own private catwalk
quite like Prof. After spending the early part of the 2010’s having amassed a strong loyal
following, distributing nearly 200,000 records through his own imprint, Stophouse, his 2013
signing to Rhymesayers Entertainment helped propel him to the next stage of his career before
releasing his landmark 2015 Rhymesayers debut, Liability. Additionally, his annual self-
headlined Prof Outdoors festival has repeatedly sold out a 4,000+ capacity for years. While
there’s been a perception that the eccentric Minneapolis MC is out-of- control, Prof's undeterred,
unwavering commitment to his mission has revealed the detailed craftsmanship behind the
perceived chaos. Today, as his latest album title states, the newly sophisticated Prof is more
accurately referred to as Pookie Baby.
While Prof may be best known for his show-stopping live performances, with this album
he pulls back the curtain, inviting the listener to join him for the most private of moments, all with
a sleek touch of sophistication. As much of a showman as he is a shaman, Pookie Baby was
poured out of the perspective of a man known for wild live shows, whose rigorous touring and
performance schedule led to debilitating injuries. Grounded for months and undergoing multiple
surgeries, Prof returned with a new perspective, and a new pair of gators. This new Pookie
Baby persona is all cleaned up, teeming with unbridled sexuality, and suited with a multitude of
styles that run the gamut from triple-time Chicago drill to emotive, bluesy crooning. Pookie Baby
helps clarify where this passion and the essence of Prof come from, and he’s never been better
dressed for it.
As Prof continues to become more refined in crafting songs, Pookie Baby showcases a
spectrum of moods, ranging from infectious absurdity to earnestly introspective. “Focus”
highlights Prof’s well-buttoned dedication to perfectionism behind the anarchy. “No” unflinchingly
gives aggressive self-preservation the anthem it’s always deserved. “Be Around” touches on the
most satisfying comforts of dependability in relationships. “Send Nudes” finds reward in the
vulnerable intimacy present in exposing oneself via text message, when done consensually.
Pookie Baby culminates in the one-two punch of “Minneapolis” and “Eulogy,” with the former
asserting his love for his hometown, while the latter affirms his keen awareness of the ever-
present fragility of life and the specter of mortality.
From cynically skewering the authenticity of artistic statements, as on “I’ve Cooked
Crack Before”, through the heartfelt reminiscence of “Designated Hitter” recounting the place
marijuana holds in his happier memories, to ultimately knowing how he wants to be
remembered once he’s left the world’s stage, Pookie Baby is just as much the crowd-pleasing

party animal’s moment of prideful self-reflection, as it is the blueprint for making the most out of
life while navigating the hardships. Please remember to enjoy Pookie Baby responsibly.
EKOH comes hailing out of Las Vegas, NV where the last thing the city is known for is a hip hop scene. "Nobody has put vegas on the map, thats what im trying to do without conforming to what mainstream tells people to listen to". Boasting heartfelt, true emotional lyrics, along with hard-hitting vicious raps and intricate beats, Ekoh has something that hip hop music hasn't seen in a long time, TRUE PASSION FOR THE ART AND MEANING OF HIP HOP MUSIC. "It's not all about how much money you make and how many bitches you can get.... How is it real to write about that when half the rappers out there dont have a dollar to their name and have been with the same girl for years (or can't pull one at all)? My music is about embracing REAL LIFE, the struggle, the good times, the frustration, the anger, the heartache. It's all real because its all true. I have felt and experienced it all" At only 21 years old, this groundbreaking MC is destined to make his mark in hip hop music. One listen and it is impossible to deny his lyrical skills. And after paying attention to the lyrics, its impossible to deny his ability to put feelings and emotions into words. We have only seen the beginning of what will be the next big thing in Las Vegas, his name is EKOH.
Venue Information:
Fremont Country Club
601 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101