Abstract Rude

Mar 18, 2022

11:00pm – 11:40pm CT

The Drafting Room

Aaron "Abstract Rude" Pointer is a West Coast veteran of independent and underground hip hop. He like many other rap artists in the Los Angeles scene got his start at the Goodlife Cafe, and starred in the Ava Duvernay directed docu-film, THIS IS THE LIFE. Abstract Rude (along with tour mate, UK legend DJ Vadim) also has a current song "Soundcatchers" used in Duvernay's "Colin In Black & White" Netflix series. Recently, he was featured in and received Creative Consultant credit in the documentary series HIP HOP EVOLUTION (season 3 episode 3) now streaming on Netflix.

Rude's distinct voice and vast catalog has kept him working in the music business since the mid 90s. He has released groundbreaking albums such as Project Blowed, South Central Thynk Taynk, Mood Pieces, Who Framed The A-Team?, P.a.i.n.t, Haiku De Tat & Coup De Theatre. As frontman of his original group Abstract Tribe Unique (ATU: w/Zulu Butterfly, Ebony Prince, Irie Lion King, DJ Fat Jack & DJ Drez), collaborator with Freestyle Fellowship members Aceyalone & Myka 9, and as a consistently touring solo artist, Abstract Rude has endeared himself to fans worldwide.
Currently on Side Door To SXSW Tour Mar 12-26.

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Los Angeles, CA