O.B. James 1 p.m., March 7
RIYL: Parker & the Numberman, Anti-Citizens, Mr. Ridley, Scatter Brain, Piff PCH
Upcoming Local Shows
- The Kava Lounge — Thursday, March 27, 9pm – 2am
Influences: Mad Lion, Steel Pulse, MC Lyte, Big Mountain, Heavy D
Madd Joker (aka Poppa Jam and Joker Ranking) first earned local notice with reggae groups like Revelation Hi-Fi and Revelation International.
He began rapping in the 1990s, co-founding Kulcha Records with King Jahzzy, though he is still known to mix reggae in with his beats. His full-length Collabs of Napalm Vol. 1 was released in 2012.