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Myka 9 and guests play The Loft this week

The performance will kick off on July 10 at 7 p.m. 
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Myka 9 and Hand Solo Records’ artists will perform at The Loft this week.

Myka 9 and Hand Solo Records’ artists, Mickey O’Brien and Ultra Magnus, along with local support from Conika, will perform at The Loft in the Algoma Conservatory of Music this week.

Myka 9 gained popularity in the underground rap scene of 1990s LA. He has a fast-paced and melodic lyrical style influenced by jazz. He is also a member Haiku D'etat and The Freestyle Fellowship. 

Mickey O’Brien, a rapper from Sudbury has lyrically rich and multi-genre tracks, focusing on mental health, relationships, and workers’ empowerment.

Ultra Magnus is a rapper who has been touring around Canada for the last few years as part of the duo of Ultra Magnus and DJ Slam!

Conika is a hip-hop MC and poet from Garden River whose songs focus on emotion and personal experience.

Their performance will kick off on July 10 at 7 p.m. 

For more information, read the news release below: 

Dryer Fire, in collaboration with The Algoma Conservatory of Music and with the generous support of Village Media, presents underground hip hop legend Myka 9 on tour with Hand Solo Records’ artists, Mickey O’Brien (Sudbury) and Ultra Magnus (Toronto), along with local support from Conika. They will perform on Sunday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at The Loft at The Algoma Conservatory of Music, 75 Huron St.

Myka 9 has been referred to as “your favourite rapper’s favourite rapper”. Known initially as Microphone Mike, the artist made a name for himself in the underground rap scene of 1990s LA. His lyrical style is fast-paced and melodic, drawing heavily on jazz influences. He’s a member of influential groups Haiku D'etat and The Freestyle Fellowship. 

Mickey O’Brien is a rapper hailing from Copper Cliff, just outside of Sudbury. His tracks are lyrically rich and multi-genre, touching on themes of mental health, relationships, and workers’ empowerment, reflecting his reality as a working-class Northern Ontario artist. 

Ultra Magnus grew up in a highly isolated part of Canada, but thanks to the advent of the internet, he discovered hip hop decades ago and obsessed over it. He has been touring Canada for the last few years as part of the duo of Ultra Magnus & DJ Slam!.

Conika is a skilled hip-hop MC and spoken word poet from Garden River who explores emotion and personal experience through her rhymes. 

This will be the first hip-hop show presented at The Loft. The space, located on the third floor of The Algoma Conservatory of Music, is a gorgeous venue with incredible acoustics. This is sure to be a show not to be missed! 

This is an all-ages event. Tickets are $25 and are available through The Algoma Conservatory of Music website and the Dryer Fire website

Facebook event link can be found here

For more information, contact Nicole Dyble at dryerfiressm@gmail.com.