The Bowery Ballroom
Wale

Wale

DJ Clark Kent, Black Cobain

Mon, January 7, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

$40

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Wale
Wale
Widely known for his critically acclaimed mixtapes, Wale fuses DC’s homegrown go-go genre with a streetwise Northern hip-hop sensibility and his lyrical dexterity. After signing with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group, Wale released his sophomore album, “Ambition,” which debuted at #1 on iTunes, #1 on the billboard hip-hop chart, and #2 on the pop charts. Wale wrapped up his Ambition Tour late 2011, selling out shows in over 40 cities nationwide. This summer he played all the major festivals including Summer Jam, CounterPoint and Lollapalooza, gearing up for his new mixtape #Folarin, dropping 12/24 and his new album on Warner/MMG, coming out Spring 2013.
DJ Clark Kent
DJ Clark Kent
Clark Kent (born Rodolfo Franklin) is a hip hop DJ, record producer and music executive of Panamanian descent . His crew of DJs is called "The Supermen", and his DJ moniker is derived from the name of Superman's alter ego.

In the mid 1980s, Clark Kent was rapper Dana Dane's DJ.

In 1989 he produced the remix for Troop's hit song "Spread My Wings." Clark scored his first street hit with the Junior M.A.F.I.A. song "Player's Anthem" which featured The Notorious B.I.G. and was also the first record that Lil' Kim appeared on. The biggest hit he produced was "Loverboy" by Mariah Carey, which peaked at #2 in the US on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. He also produced tracks for artists such as 50 Cent, Lil' Kim, the Notorious B.I.G., Canibus, Mad Skillz, Estelle (musician), Lil' Vicious, Mona Lisa, Slick Rick and Rakim as well as groups such as The Future Sound and Original Flavor, both of which were signed to East West Records and Atlantic Records respectively, both groups having been signed by Clark who was a director of A&R at Atlantic at the time.

Original Flavor, on their single "Can I Get Open", featured a guest appearance by a then little known rapper named Jay-Z. This would lead to further collaborations between the two, as Franklin would go on to produce three tracks on Jay-Z's critically acclaimed debut album, Reasonable Doubt. The tracks were: "Brooklyn's Finest", which featured Notorious B.I.G., "Coming of Age" and "Cashmere Thoughts." On his (then) retirement album The Black Album, Jay-Z alludes to Clark Kent's role in helping him break into the industry, in the last song on the album (ironically titled "My 1st Song"). He states: "Clark Kent, that was good lookin' out, nigga."

Clark accidentally overheard the then unknown rapper Moses Michael Leviy (AKA Jamal Barrow BKA Shyne) rhyming in a barbershop, who, noting the young MC's vocal similarity to Notorious B.I.G., steered him towards Combs and Bad Boy.

He is also the cousin of recording artist Foxy Brown.

In 2010 Nike commissioned DJ Clark Kent to design a "Nike Five Boroughs AF1 Low" pack of special limited edition Nike Air Force 1 shoes and unveiled them at fully catered a block party in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood on Mercer Street outside the Nike ID store at 21 Mercer.
Black Cobain
Black Cobain
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/