Oklahoma City-based rap artist Jabee will release his new single “Stephanie (SuperUgly)” on vinyl with an all-ages concert beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at The Conservatory, 8911 N Western Ave. Opening acts will include The Admirals, Elteazee, Taylor McKenzie, Militant Mindz and Knoble Savage.
The first 20 people in attendance will receive a free copy of the 7-inch, gold vinyl record with original artwork by local artist Michael Anderson etched onto the B side, and a T-shirt by GrpFly.
Doors will open at 8 p.m. March 23. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or online at TicketStorm.com. For more information, go to www.conservatoryokc.com.
Jabee has represented Oklahoma at Austin’s South By Southwest Festival twice as part of the state’s official showcase, the Buffalo Lounge. Plus,he was recently highlighted as an artist to watch by XXL magazine.
Check out the music video for “Stephanie (SuperUgly)” posted below.
Several kids who appear in the video currently attend Taft Middle School.
Bullying scenes in the music video caught the attention of a Taft Middle School teacher, Emily Ray, who has invited Jabee to speak to sixth-graders about his experiences as part of an assembly at 2 p.m. Friday.
“I’m going to talk about the effect of bullying, what happened to me, why I did the video that way, and how bullying can take many forms, even if it’s a girl to a guy and there is no physical bullying,” Jabee (Williams) said in a news release.
“Stephanie (SuperUgly)” was produced by EL-P and features vocals by Carlitta Durand.
For more information about Jabee, go to www.iamjabee.me.
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