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Kosha Dillz


Edison NJ

Kosha Dillz is an Israeli American Emcee who has exploded on the scene these past few years, elevating culture into mainstream with raw east coast appeal guerilla tactic stage performance.. A master of Freestyle/improv tactics, his original career as battle MC/Divsion I Wrestler helped him become a D.I.Y. ambassador, releasing independent projects that have earned him stripes all around the world, from shows with the late Guru of Gangstarr and Roger Daltrey of The Who, to press in Billboard, MTV, Spin and The Los Angeles Times. If those names do not sound familiar, Dillz has also rocked with Portugal The Man, Cage The Elephant, The Used, Wu Tang Clan, the list goes on. And yeah ,he still rocks bar mitzvahs open mics and weddings if you were wondering. Known for a heavy touring schedule (400 self-booked shows in three years) and a stage show that includes Hebrew ,Spanish, tap dancers, crowd members, and the occasional flute players, he is for sure the friend you will want to have by your side. His new "Gina and The Garage Sale" Ep, produced entirely by German beatsmith Shuko, is dedicated to the passing of his friend Gina Sach Cody, an upcoming NYC photographer whose life fell short to addiction this past year. Not even 2 years ago, Kosha Dillz dominated the Hot 97 Summer Jam battle @ Giants Stadium to win in front of over 8,000 people, which lead to a 40 city 5 country tour with Matisyahu, recording songs with Rza, 2 MTV videos, and touring Europe with Snoop Dogg soon after. Kosha Dillz even became the first Jewish rapping celebrity in NBA 2k11 next to Drake. His current tour, the "Give Me Five " Tour, is a 35 city trek spanning across the entire USA in support of the Tipitinas Foundation of New Orleans, which is dedicated to preserving the city's musical culture after Hurricane Katrina by providing musical instruments/lesson for less fortunate youth in more than 60 schools. For the two months on the road including SXSW with everyone from indie superstars Tennis to Shinobi Ninja and Del The Funky Homosapien, Kosha Dillz will be donating nickels for every ticket sale, piece of merchandise sold, and "high five" he receives during his voyage, along with every #givemefive hashtag through social media outlets. The goal is to create awareness of the selfless organization and raise $5,000. see you at the show! for more info on how you can help Kosha, contact the Dillz at @koshadillz 7327426469


Friday March 18



The Marq


422 N Congress Ave


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