Oompa

Lysten Boston presents

Oompa

Kyle Bent, Rex Mac

Fri, April 27, 2018

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

Great Scott

Allston, MA

$10

This event is 21 and over

Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 855-482-2090. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at the Great Scott box office seven days a week 12PM-1AM, or at The Sinclair Box Office (Cambridge, MA) Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM. Please note: Great Scott box office is cash only.

Oompa
Oompa
Oompa is a nationally-acclaimed, Boston-born, poet, rapper, and educator, who is forever representing the queer, black, orphaned, hood kids and them. Oompa is the winner of the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam, and a finalist at the 2017 National Poetry Slam. She has been featured in Huffington Post, Allston Pudding, Mass Apparel, and KillerBoomBox among others. Oompa's debut album, Nov. 3, was named one of Dig Boston's Top 30 Local Albums of 2016, one of Allston Pudding’s Favorite albums of 2016, and her sound has compared to that of Lauryn Hill, J.Cole, and Talib Kweli. Oompa has performed alongside acts such as Latrell James, STL Gold, and Tef Poe, and is currently working on her fall tour, The Black Hole Tour. Currently based in Boston, MA, Oompa is an organizer, mentor, and coach, as well as a member of media brand and collective Hipstory, and co-slam master of the House Slam.
Kyle Bent
Kyle Bent
Rapper and Boston native Kyle Bent is currently known as the unsigned hype making a name for himself in the city of Boston. Kyle is trying to position himself among the top artist. With 30k+ twitter followers and 5k+ Youtube subscribers he has a diverse fan base including the New England states, DMV, and New York Tri-State to many international countries. He first gained moderate attention after the release of his 2012 mixtape, "The catalyst" at the age of 14. Kyle generated nearly 20,000 plus downloads on Datpiff.com . Kyle Bent has gained a large following from all over the World. Kyle is the future of the rap game and is currently being recognized by many in the underground and industry. Kyle, who was born in Jamaica and raised in Randolph, Ma (a suburb of Boston), loves lyrics and word-play and even though Kyle has been Inspired by artists like B.O.B, J.Cole and Chiddy Bang, He has a very broad musical palette, which ranges from techno, R&B, Soul, to Gospel. Kyle Bent is not easily led, because he is a leader and this is something you begin to understand immediately as you listen to his work. Not interested in the fads of today's rap artists, or the run of the mill "rapper cliche's", Kyle can give a more than welcomed alternative to the NORM.
Rex Mac
Rex Mac
REX MAC is an Asian American, Boston based hip hop musician, organizer, and journalist.

Since 2012, Rex has built a discography of entirely self-produced projects, including the maximal, stadium set Kingdom Power Glory to the bright, bouncy Meditating In The Moshpit.

His latest album, ABLOOM, is available now and his true magnum opus.

It is a dense, thoughtful ode to mental health in flux - successfully unpacking themes from overcoming loneliness ("How To Be Alone"), to unlocking self-potential (“The World Is Not Enough”), to finding closure in relationships (“All My Love”). Sonically, ABLOOM is an amorphous production that manages to blend hip hop subgenres seamlessly - from 90s era west coast G Funk, to Yeezus-esque industrial minimalism, to trap. It has received praise and review from Allston Pudding, Boston Hassle, Millennial Noise, and Mmmmaven.

Beyond his work as an independent musician, Rex is a contributing writer for Boston music website, Know Your Scene.

He served as organizer of the monthly hip hop showcase, Sonic Bloom, at Cambridge's Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery from 2016-2017.

Ultimately, Rex Mac is a monk - Boston's quietest renaissance man. But he's an act destined to blossom on a national front at any moment.
Venue Information:
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA, 02134
http://www.greatscottboston.com/