with Vice Souletric, Moluba

Songbyrd Presents
Downstairs, All Ages

DOORS: 7:00 PM // SHOW: 8:00 PM

$15 / $17



Songbyrd Presents

Monday November 19, 2018


There comes a time in every artist’s life when they have to look in the mirror and decide whether their art should be a hobby or a way of life. When it came time for Bronx native Mickey Factz to decide what his art meant to him, he chose music, abandoning a spot at NYU Law School to embrace hip-hop full time.

Born Mark Williams Jr., Mickey Factz, was raised in the culture of Hip-Hop, “My dad used to rap to me when I was a baby to keep me from crying” he says. As he grew older his influence came from his peers and the world around him, but it was hearing rappers Big Daddy Kane and LL Cool J for the first time that truly started his love for hip hop. “Kane was very confident,” Mickey recalls. “But he was also still as smooth, and so was LL Cool J.”

Mickey Factz is the true embodiment of artistry. His body of work stands as homage to the culture while awash in today’s spirit of innovation.

He is The Achievement.


A staple of the underground, California rapper Blu has ears all around the world. Active in the rap game since 2003, the MC born Johnson Barnes got his first taste of mainstream shine with the release of Below The Heavens, his debut LP he released as a duo with producer Exile. Blu's career got a big push forward when he was featured on XXL's 2009 Freshman List, pictured on the magazine's cover with Corey Gunz and Mickey Factz. Although Blu hasn't found mainstream shine in the same way as some of his fellow freshmen, his cult following has increased with every release.

Most recently, Blu released Titans in the Flesh, a collaborative EP with producer Nottz in July 2016.