From the time this hip hop collective got together in the mid-1990s they were deemed one of the most innovative rap/hip hop groups ever to come from Canada. Based in Vancouver and consisting of vocalist Moka Only, producer Rob the Viking and rappers Mad Child and Prevail, the band won 3 Juno Awards, worked with top charting acts like Nelly Furtado and Black Eyed Peas and won 4 Much Music Video Awards. They were at the top of their game. Or so it seemed…
Like many other musicians rapper Mad Child became addicted to drugs and the group fell apart. Their label dissolved, albums were no longer selling and it even became hard to get fans out to live shows.
Despite the tough times the band stuck together and when Mad Child cleaned himself up they began writing and recording music again. This October Swollen Members released their latest album "Armed to the Teeth" and have embarked on a cross-Canada tour in support of it. They even have a new member, rapper Tre Nyce, to round out the formation.
This general admission show is all ages.
-Venue: 4465 St. Laurent
-Ticket Purchase: www.geg.ca
-Ticket Price: $15.00 (plus taxes and service charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m.
-Opening Acts: Common Market, Big B, The Dirtball, and Bliss N Eso