Culxr House Hosts Touring Artist with Local Hip Hop Lineup on August 31st
Culxr House hosts hip hop artists this Saturday, Aug. 31st (that’s today), for a special event, which was planned with a focus on progress and quality production. Show starts at 9:00 pm with $10 entry. Parking available at 2102 N 24th St.
Rec Riddles is a hip hop artist and producer from Newark, NJ based in St. Louis, MO. By the start of the summer, Rec Riddles has already played two St Louis Festivals, RFT Showcase and S.L.U.M. Fest. He is also performed at the 4th Annual 2x2 Hip Hop Festival in Columbus, OH in the end of July.
Also providing to the music showcase are VERZE and CORRO. VERZE has performed his music at Culxr House at multiple shows, where audiences recognized that “people are missing out!” CORRO played during the New Culxr Festival in late July.
Creighton Head Delivers Furnishings for culxr house
This past Tuesday, the president of Creighton University contributed furniture, such as benches, stools, and tables, to Burdette Street in one haul. Yates received the university’s interior designer and shared the donation on social media. The president of Creighton is Rev. Daniel Hendrickson and he stopped by at Culxr House during a visit to the North 24th Street corridor.
Hendrickson, SJ, PhD, is the 25th president of Creighton University. A Nebraska native, Fr. Hendrickson earned his BA in psychology and theology from Marquette University in 1993 and entered the Society of Jesus in 1994. He received his MA in philosophical resources from Fordham University, a Master of Divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University, and MA and PhD degrees from Columbia University.
Rec has been writing music and rapping since the age of 7 but officially burst on to the underground hip hop scene in NY/NJ in 2013. Rec Riddles, whose persona is derived from the classic DC Comics villain, The Riddler.
He first gained notoriety by participating in several beat showcases with renowned producer platform iStandard Producers being featured on four showcases, including 2014’s Beast of the Beats 8 but Rec saw his calling in being both mc & producer. Rec's two biggest influences are Nas & J Dilla, and it comes across in his music. Rec delivers cryptic metaphors of life both reality and fictional over his sample based, synthesized, hard hitting production. Rec describes his sound as "futuristic vintage", rooted in the past but leaping toward the future. Rec’s unique sound has made him a prominent voice in the Midwest underground hip hop circuit as he has opened up for various legends and mainstays including, Method Man & Redman, Joe Budden, The Lox and Krayzie Bone among others as he also played the bass guitar in a backing band opening up for Twista. Rec is not a beat making rapper, he's lyricist that produces. Throughout the course of 2016 & 17, Rec released 6 projects, including his first full length entitled "Brilliant but Disturbed", which included the singled "Red or Blue Pill" featuring Boston, MA mainstay & prominent hip hop artist, Reks.