The Sol Kitchen Presents


Sat Sep 1

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

First 50, free before 1030 pm (RSVP) / $10 in advance after / $15 day of show

This event is all ages

Mad Skillz
Shaqwan Lewis, also known as Skillz, or Mad Skillz is an American rapper known for his acclaimed 1996 album From Where???, a reference to his origins in Virginia, not a New York City or Los Angeles rapper, and he's also known for his yearly "Rap Ups," which he has done annually since 2002 (except in 2013).

Skillz is credited for putting Virginia on the hip hop map as he was the first artist to break out nationally from the state, while having performed and collaborated with The Roots, Nas, Missy Elliott, Cee Lo Green, Diddy, Raheem Devaughn, Musiq Soulchild, Pharrell Williams, Bilal, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Q-Tip, Large Professor, Chris Brown, Freeway, Travis Barker, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Jazze Pha, Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and DJ AM, among others.

Skillz is also the creator of the web series "Hip Hop Confessions," a series of shows that gathers hip hop purists and hip hop lovers alike where they reveal something hip hop related that they have never told anyone. The show has featured Q-Tip, Peanut Butter Wolf, Kwamé and DJ Jazzy Jeff.
The Heavy Hitter DJ Lonnie B
DJ LONNIE B… is a leading authority of music in his hometown.If you know anything about Richmond, VA you know about DJ Lonnie B!

A DJ, a businessman and an urban music historian, DJ Lonnie B has a work ethic that is conducive with his passion for the preservation of good music. Best described as multidimensional, DJ Lonnie B first recognized the power of music at age 5 when he learned how to change the record on the record player. That love for music transcended into a pool of opportunity for him and the city he loves.

He is one of the founders of the 804 Flava label and was a rapper in the group the SupaFriendz, where he had the opportunity to rap on stage with artists like the fallen Angel Aaliyah. He also had success as a solo artist and caught the attention of veteran rappers like Dougie Fresh and Jay-Z.

A DJ first, DJ Lonnie B is best known as a self-promoter with a loyal following in Richmond as well as the DMV. He has an arsenal of music stored on an extensive hard-drive that can’t be touched! His mobile app, DJ Lonnie B, is available for Android and iPhone and you can hear him on Music Choice channel MCU.

DJ Lonnie B is a commander of the airwaves in the city of Richmond as both the mix show coordinator as well as a prime time DJ for WCDX – IPOWER 92.1. Catch him as he brings the city home from work every night from 5 ‘til 6 on the Hard Drive @ 5 and on Sundays from 7 ‘til 10 when he educates the city on the Sunday School Mix.