September 26th, 2023 8pm Stage 1
Never calling any one place “home” has afforded Drü Oliver the opportunity to view the world through a different lens—both artistically and musically. While his favorite color is red, Drü paints his music in shades of blue. Vocally producing Kehlani on “The Way”, which came to be the breakout single on the 1st Mixtape ever nominated for Grammy, was his 1st Platinum RIAA certification and nomination. Drü went on to voc. prod. more Platinum singles for Kehlani such as “CRZY”, “PlayinWitMe” feat. Kyle and “Nights Like This” feat. Ty$. Using a Times Square studio as a launch pad Drü collaborated with artists such as SZA, Rich the Kid, A$AP Ferg, A Boogie, Kodak Black and the late Mac Miller, Pop Smoke and PnB Rock. Since emerging as a multi-genre producer/writer Drü has received writer credits for artists such as Dani Leigh, Justine Skye, Lil TJay, Rileyyy Lanez, Young Devyn, Prince Royce, Jeleel!, Fivio Foreign and most recently Coi Leray’s verse on Busta Rhymes recent single “Luxury Life”, Drü’s background is firmly rooted in the heart of the studio. In addition to being an integral part of countless gold and platinum records (11x Gold 31x Platinum) he has also secured synch placements with major companies such as Viacom (BET’s Sacrifice) and Dreamworks (URSA). Behind the boards, behind the mic, or behind the pen; in music, Drü Oliver is certainly making himself right at home even as a Knowmad.
Papikaiser, also known as PK, is a Puerto Rican rapper, singer and songwriter who has taken New York City by storm with his energetic performances and bilingual lyrics. Born Alexander Roman Rodriguez in Salinas, Puerto Rico, PK has always stayed true to his Boricua roots and hardworking attitude. Growing up as a fan of Reggaeton, Salsa, Hip Hop, and R&B, PK honed his musical skills and developed a unique sound that blends traditional Latin beats with modern hip hop influences. After leaving college, PK enrolled in a music and video production course in Ohio and returned to New York to start a roofing job and write music at night. With the money he earned, he invested in his own home studio and released his music on SoundCloud, quickly gaining a following with his first single “Corillo”. In 2019 PK signed a one year distribution deal with Bentley Records and released his first official single, “Matando”, followed by the hot single “Cura”. With the release of his summer EP, La Mezcla, PK established himself as a rising star, with his first English record “Focused” further solidifying his place in the music scene. In 2021 PK’s lead single “Me Gusta” from his EP MI Tiempo landed him on the Latin Billboards and iTunes Latin chart and his latest singles “Ella”, “Bronca” and “ Ella” are causing a stir in the New York club scene. His new single “ Envidioso” and signature video made a great impression and has his fans wanting more. Papikaiser is poised to take his music to a global audience. With his magnetic personality, electrifying charisma and heartwarming smile, Papikaiser is a rising talent in the Latin Music scene and one to watch for in the future. He also wrote a song for the Netflix Movie “The Monkey King” and wrote and sang in the intro song for the WWE Latino World Order Wrestlers. He also is a model for “Two Management” Modeling agency and has been featured modeling for “ Champion” for their 2023 Spring and Summer Catalog.