Preview: Square Cat and Sonny Paradise host Hip-Hop Night


This Thursday, Sept. 28 at Square Cat Vinyl, Sonny Paradise will be curating and hosting their first ever monthly hip-hop showcase. Playing at this all-ages event will be A.G. Tha Pharaoh, Diop, Kyro, and Sonny Paradise, among others.

A native of Indianapolis, Paradise has been rhyming since 1991. His lyrics often include themes of spirituality and humility, and reaches his audience with their honest, and often political nature. In 1996, Sonny Paradise began producing everything from hip-hop to neo-soul and r&b. Throughout his musical career, Paradise has had the privilege of sharing the stage with greats such as De La Soul, Redman, Method Man, and The Wu-Tang Clan, along with many others. You can listen to Sonny Paradise on Bandcamp.

Also performing at Hip- Night will be another local rapper, Diop. Commonly known as an underground emcee in Naptown, Diop began songwriting as a freshman at Broad Ripple High School. His songs feature content on current social issues as well as storytelling. Along with songwriting, Diop also directed and edited his two recent music videos. He also co-operates the digital design company, KI NuMedia. You can find Diop on SoundCloud.

A.G. Tha Pharaoh is yet another Indianapolis hip-hop artist, who defines his musical style as alternative trap. A.G. is also a member of the Seven Society rap collective. He has worked with many talented hip hop artists such as Young Gattas, RiKo V, Poindexter, and others. A.G.’s manager and producer, WildStyle DaProducer, is credited with helping to form A.G.’s signature style and presence, as well as influences from Young Gattas. You can find A.G. on Facebook, and listen to him on SoundCloud.

These are only three of the better known hip-hop artists that will be performing at Square Cat Vinyl this Thursday night. The show starts at 7:00pm, and costs only $5 at the door.



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