Wednesday 27 March 2024 2024

It was only after a near-fatal shooting in 2012 that Conway the Machine found success as a musician. “A wig shot and my neck bled, I still became the best rapper alive on my death bed,” in no better way could Conway the Machine put his situation into words. Hailing from Buffalo, New York, this rapper has been through a lot. With his technical and dark bars, he raps about his experiences, ranging from trauma to hard street life in Buffalo and the struggles of success. With this, he became a major player in New York’s underground hip-hop scene. Together with his brother and fellow rapper Westside Gunn, the MC founded Griselda Records, which became an important part of the revival of gritty New York rap in the late 2010s. This hip-hop heavyweight is set to perform at PAARD’s Grote Zaal on 27 March 2024!

hiphop underground
  • €33,00 *
  • Kleine Zaal
  • 20:00

Together with his brother Westside Gunn, Conway founded the Machine Griselda Records in 2012. The label was later joined by their cousin Benny the Butcher. Griselda Records has had a prominent influence on the US hip-hop scene in recent years. In 2017, Conway signed a deal with Eminem’s Shady Records. He also recently founded his own label, Drumwork.

Conway the Machine has had an impressive career so far. In 2015, the rapper released his debut album ‘The Devil’s Reject’. His album ‘From King To A GOD’ reached mainstream hip-hop audiences for the first time in 2020. It was followed by the critically acclaimed album ‘God Don’t Make Mistakes’ in 2022. Consistency is the best way to describe him. Every year, Conway releases a catalogue of music, whether in the form of a collaboration or his own studio album. Throughout his career, he has done many collaborations with hip-hop producers The Alchemist and Daringer.

Support: DJ Rockid

DJ Rockid, the turntable virtuoso from South Korea, started DJing at 16. He soon fell under the spell of “scratching” and represented the Netherlands at the DMC World Championships. He has provided support for hip-hop artists from the 1990s, including DAS EFX, Digital Underground and Onyx. He also opened the gig for Grandmaster Flash in 2009 and 2017.