San Francisco and the Bay Area has a rich and vibrant underground hip-hop scene, giving music the gift of bands like Hieroglyphics, Souls of Mischief, Bored Stiff, E-40, and Too Short to name a few. These underground hip-hop legends have helped pave the way for a variety of musicians as well as influenced millions of listeners’ worldwide. The true underground hip-hop scene is/was a national movement with a variety of collectives and artists turning on the basement lights and sound.
The ‘Stress Free Tour’ will kick off in Sacramento, CA on March 14th. Get ready for witty music with a message (not in some strange preachy way or overly political) to invade your city or town. On April 7th the tour will be stopping in Denver, CO at the Roxy Theater. The epic mix of artists playing what they love - beats, samples, lyricism, and performing, and it will be a show that are going to be one to look back on and smile every time. Denver loves their hip-hop, so be sure to get tickets while they are available. You won’t want to miss this one, especially if you are a hip-hop head.
The ‘Stress Free Tour’ will also be featuring headliners Opio (Souls of Mischief/Hieroglyphics), Pep Love from Hieroglyphics, Equipto, White Mic from the Bored Stiff collective, and a variety of other San Francisco artists. They will be getting down and after seeing Hieroglyphics at the outdoor venue Statebridge near Steamboat, CO – I know it is going to be fun as hell. Watch out for the San Fran underground to take on Denver and the rest of the cities by storm.
Opio and Equipto recently came out with a collaboration record called Red X Tapes That is their second album together. Equipto’s spit flows smoothly with Opio’s style. I’m excited for everyone on the ‘Stress Free Tour’ to sell out the venue in Denver and to go see some amazing live music.
Opio was also the brains behind making the ‘Stress Free Tour’ come to life. Cheers to you Opio, I need some good live music in my life. It’s been a minute. I am stoked for some incredible hip-hop to hit the streets of Denver...you should be too.