The self proclaimed "Godfather of Noyze,"
Rahzel, recently embarked on "The Greatest Knockouts World Tour,"
a 19 outing with Rocksteady Crew member DJ JS-1 to showcase his beatboxing and
sound effect abilities and support to support a mixtape of collaborations and
performances around the world.
Greatest Knockouts Vol.1 features a brand new
track that features rapper Tonedeff impersonating Snoop Dogg, while Rahzel recreates
the music by beatboxing.
The tour kicked off March 28 in San Francisco
and will come to a close in New York City.
" I want to bridge the gap among various
musical genres," Rahzel said. "I want the beat box to be respected
as a true art form."
Rahzel, who had an early introduction to hip-hop
through his cousin Rahim of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5 fame, also carried
records and opened for Kool Keith's pioneering group, Ultramagnetic MC's.
“In every important phase of hiphop, I
was there, absorbing everything that was going on,” he continued.
4/5 - Fort Collins, CO
4/6 - Boulder, CO
4/7 - Colorado Springs, CO
4/8 - fly to Vancouver
4/9 - Vancouver (2 shows)
4/10 - Eugene, Oregon
4/11 - Ashland, Oregon
4/12 - Petaluma, CA
4/13 - Lake Tahoe, Nevada
4/14 - San Jose, CA
4/15 - NYC