Kimmoral with JB The First Lady and Missy D
Saturday August 19th
Kimmortal // JB // Missy D are celebrating Womxn in Hip Hop, JB’s 4th solo album called “Meant To Be”, and lasty Missy D/Kimmortal music video XX.
Date: August 19th
Time: doors @ 8pm Show @ 9pm
10$ in advance and 15$ at the door
Location: The Biltmore Cabaret unceded x?m??kw?y??m, Sk?wx?wu?7mesh, and S?l?i?lw?ta? territories, Vancouver
Kimmortal is an independent artist and creative powerhouse based in Vancouver, BC. Known for her socially conscious lyrics that speak to her experience as queer filipina-canadian, her music is an eclectic mix of soul, indie-rock, rap, and hip hop experimental. She often brings unexpected instruments into her live sets including the ukulele or glockenspiel. Her second album to be released in the fall incorporates electronic soul hip hop influences, field recordings of nature, and filipino traditional instruments. Other festivals she has performed at include Canadian Music Week, Kultura Filipino Arts Festival (Toronto), New West Pride Festival, and the Queer Women of Colour Film Festival (San Francisco). She has opened up for artists Shad K, Azizi Gibson, Gabriel Teodros, Lal and Saul Williams.
Quote from XX music video about Missy D:
xxthemusicvideoIt was all a dream, she used to read Word Up magazine. Meet our queen, the beautiful driving force behind our music video. We met Missy on our previous project, the Crazy8s film CYPHER. After only listening to it once, we were dying to create a music video for her track XX ft. Kimmortal, produced by David Tallarico. A lover of Music, Hip-Hop, Rhythm and Poetry, Missy D writes to inspire, to purge, entertain, spread her message and share her overall je ne sais quoi. Discovered at just the brisk age of 11 while slaying verses en français, she continues to keep her raps (at times) bilingual to stay true to where she comes from. Missy D embraces diversity in instrumentals, in expression, in music and most of all, in people. Welcome to the enlightening, infectious and universal movement we’ve grown to call XX.
///JB the FirstLady///
Jerilynn Webster, aka JB the First Lady, is a member of the Nuxalk & Onondaga Nation’s. She is a Vancouver-based female hip hop/spoken word artist, beat-boxer, cultural dancer and youth educator. “using [her] words to go upwards/not backwards.” These are lyrics that describe what JB tries to convey in her music. JB has performed at over 500 hip hop shows, anywhere from auditoriums to Annual General Meetings for community organizations. She is spreading the words of empowerment & the perspective of urban indigenous women in Canada. Hip Hop is her chosen avenue of expression. JB’s music is lyrically motivated with depth, meaning, and positivity like none other. She has released 3 solo albums, 1 mixtape and Entertribal album to date, “Indigenous Love” (2008); “Get Ready, Get Steady” (2011) and “Indigenous Girl Lifestyle” (2014) and the 2015 IMA winning album “Indigenized: Hitting the trail” by Entertribal in collaboration with Chief Rock.
JB is the 2015 winner of the Indigenous Music Award for Best Album Cover. She is a 5-time nominated artist at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, the only solo female to ever be nominated for Best Hip Hop Album, and has been nominated previously for Best Pop Album & Best Album Cover. She recently Just won “Vancouver Mayor Arts Award” for “community engaged art”
JB wants young indigenous women to feel proud, inspired, and to see someone on stage that looks like them; representing indigenous women in mainstream media.