Geto Boys Take Over Shakespeare’s Lower Level For A Night

Kalamazoo, MI– Music fans received a pre-weekend treat via ASAP Promotions bringing legendary artists, Scarface, Willie D and Bushwick Bill known on stage as the Geto Boys. Kalamazoo greeting the Houston, Texas natives with an October midwest welcome.

Shakespeare’s Lower Level has become a hub for indie performing artists locally as well as nationally. Opening acts, Knights of Mayhem(K.O.M), Slim C and Ed Genesis got the crowd hyped and primed with verses of consciousness.  Performing new music as well as their signature songs set the temperature gauge on HOT.

DJ Gami on the 1’s and 2’s kicking out classic jams with new music kept the crowd on the dance floor in between acts. DJ ILLMIXX “chopped it up”Ed Genesis with his scratching skills during Ed Genesis set, that concluded with his latest track, “In My Hood” (With my Skittles and Ice Tea), a tribute to Trayvon Martin.

Phat Joe The Hypeman kept the showing moving and the audience engaged with dance showcases for the ladies in the crowd that wanted to get on the stage and put in some “twerking’. Physically there were definitely more fellas in the audience than women, but when it was time for the women to represent with a unified good time scream prompted by Phat Joe, the audio decibels went off the chart.

Can you imagine what a sardine feels like in a can? Hundreds of screaming fans in anticipation of hip hop artists that have entertained and educated with their music across the country. If you were at the show, you would have felt that exact sentiment. Many independent artists in the audience trying to catch the attention of the legends, to hold their glance for just a few seconds to acknowledge the respect and hustle of a icons that have made such an impact to hip hop.

LIve at Shakespeare's Lower Level. October 3, 2013

Live at Shakespeare’s Lower Level. October 3, 2013

Performing to a practically sold out venue, platinum hip hop artists, The Geto Boys came onto the stage individually, with Scarface entering the stage and the crowd erupting in unison with enthusiasm to his classic single, “Smile”, from his fourth album, The Untouchable  that featured the late Tupac”. Mind Playing Tricks On Me” from the their 1991 album, We Can’t Be Stopped to name a few.

Nearly everyone at the show were singing lyric for lyric to every song the legends dished out. Fans that have followed the Geto Boys from the start of their career to those that are catching up on their music created a life long night of memories to recall.

Some die hard fans brought in classic memorabilia to have signed. If you had a puzzled look on your face as to what that “small case was that was held in the air and waved back and forth by a fan rocking to the jams, well it was a cassette tape. That is how far back the love and music career of the The Geto Boys go.

Days of saying that there isn’t enough to do in Kalamazoo is over. ASAP Promotions continues to bring energy and positivity with the music acts that brings crowds of music fans young and old.

Mark your planners for the next show at Shakespeare’s Lower Level with Rittz, Snow Tha Product & Jarren Benton scheduled for November 22, 2013 at Shakespeare’s Lower Level.

Kalamazoo Music Fans Feeling, “Back From The Dead Tour” Featuring Lord Infamous

Lord Infamous

Lord Infamous

A packed house of hip hop fans filled Shakespeare’s Lower Level Friday in anticipation for, “Back From the Dead Tour” featuring Lord Infamous. Adam Shepperd, CEO of ASAP Promotions consistently brings a variety of acts to Kalamazoo filling a much needed void in the area.  Sean Micklin, General Manage at Shakespeare’s continues to maintain a diverse collaboration with promoters, establishing itself as a “must go to” venue in SW Michigan.

Lord Infamous known for his often horrific, diabolical, violent lyrics and ability to rap in many different styles, did not disappoint the fans that attended the show. Goodie Boy Flood, guest hosting and performing as well as a special performance from Skitzo MichiganMusic M and Kalamazoo many local artists did not disappoint for all that was in attendance.

Wondering when the next show is?  ASAP Promotions have you covered. Tickets went on sale March 1, for  hip hop legends, Naughty By Nature performing at Shakespeare’s Lower Level, April 4, 2013. Skitzo MichiganMusic M, Goodie Boy Flood, Matt Black & MC Friendly wsg/ Ty Beat and H& R Blok from Detroit  will also perform as well.

Purchase your tickets early.  $20 Advance. $25 at the door. 21+. Doors at 7PM. Show at 8PM.

Twista Aftermath In Kalamazoo

Twista brought his vintage urban swag to Kalamazoo’s Shakespeare’s Pub Saturday night. His legendary lightening-fast delivery has the speed of a real twister and caused the crowd to react as if they were one. ASAP Promotions and Shakespeare’s Pub continue to bring quality music from all genres to the area. When other venues turned away hip-hop music Shakespeare kept the door open to local hip-hop artists.

The Chicago rapper performed his classic jams “Girl Tonite,” “Overnight Celebrity”  “Is That Yo Bitch” and the famous Kanye West breakthrough hit,”Slow Jamz.” He also shared  a couple of tracks from his latest album, Dark Horse  and some lucky fans received a free copy of Don Cannon Presents: Twista Reloaded.

Rocky VII from Battle Creek laced the stage with his Wiz Khalifa “Black & Yellow” smash hit rework, “Brown and Gold”[youtube]pZITdHVyrmM[/youtube] and he performed songs from his new EP ‘<strong>Intitution'</strong>.

Matt Black &amp;MC Friendly performed with a combination of technology and drummer Ty Beats, who joined them onstage garnering appreciation from the crowd. After the performance of  “Money Hungary” from their ‘<strong><em>We Buy Gold'</em></strong> CD they gave the album away for free. [youtube]Z4OPXXGmdfY[/youtube]


The Goodie Boy Flood collective consisting of Ms. Chyna D, Goodie Boy Flood, Ill Nature and Fuse displayed enough energy on the stage to power a few blocks of Kalamazoo. The venue was already entranced by the show when Ms. Chyna D’s verses caused an eruption of joy from the audience.[youtube]AGWJvlR8UFg[/youtube]
Ms. Chyna D may have been the only female performer at the show but her lyrical delivery and commanding tone when she said “Oh you gonna hear me” made her gender a non-factor in pleasing the crowd.


Prime Suspects was another local hip-hop act that opened for Twista and DJ Marcutio provided intermission entertainment between performances.

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