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Hidden Agenda presents


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Hidden Agenda welcomes one of hiphop’s most experimental artists, Jay Electronica, to Whelan’s for a very rare live appearance in Dublin. Born in Now Orleans and having lived a homeless, nomadic lifestyle throughout his early years, the enigmatic rapper quietly gained acclaim with his track “Act 1: Eternal Sunshine (The Pledge)” a truly powerful 15min piece without drums released on MySpace.

This was an early sign that this was a hiphop artist intent on doing things differently. His first collection of music came in the form of the Style Wars EP, which was recorded in Detroit and features J Dilla beats. The track “Dimethyltryptamine” proved to be an underground hit and has featured in countless hiphop mixtapes since it’s release remaining a timeless classic.

He releases music in his own time & in his own way – “Labels know that they have to deal with my terms”. He now has over 50 tracks online, released through various channels, with Exhibit A & Exhibit C remaining his only official single releases (Exhibit B remains unreleased). Seminal track “Exhibit C”, dropped in 2009, ranks amongst one of the top hiphop tracks of the past decade.

Now signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation with his debut studio LP “Act II: Patents Of Nobility (The Turn)” said to be completed and ready to be released.

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€19.50 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required


Whelan’s Indie Club: DANCE YOURSELF CLEAN – €3 cheaplist (via facebook event) before midnight / €5 after | 2 Floors of Music | Drinks Promos | 11pm til clean