with WifiGawd, Greenss & Special Guests

Capitol Sound x twentyseven Present
Downstairs, All Ages

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

$12 / $15



Capitol Sound x twentyseven Present

Monday December 16, 2019


B. Cool-Aid is a duo group made up of producer Ahwlee and vocalist Pink Siifu. They released their first album in September 2017, entitled BRWN via Akashik Records. Together the group focuses on the divinity and beauty of blackness in every area and aspect to bring forth full embracement. The mixture of culture that comes with being in Amerikkka and difficulties that come with being black in Amerikkka. Embracing the roots we come from and also the land. The mission is knowledge of self with love, to embrace, and to understand a new perspective of what we all have seen, lived, or been raised up under.

Pink Siifu, born Livingston Matthews and based in Los Angeles, has made music under many other names, most prominently Iiye. He’s a kind of a personification of the streaming’s counterculture, all the difficult-to-monetize music that has been passed around among smaller groups of listeners, beneath the SoundCloud rappers whose streaming numbers inflate their names to the point that major labels take notice. Matthews’ music weaves a web between various pillars of neo-soul, and sun-dried California hip-hop—Isaiah Rashad, D’Angelo, J-Dee, Flying Lotus—but at the center, there is a comprehensible Siifu. His persona is fully fleshed out: an earnest poet dependent on prayer but too shy to scan as self-serious, speaking his thoughts through the voices of others and disguising his own in crooked, glinting bars. Pro-black at every turn and implicitly anticapitalist, ensley is a portrait of the artist in fragments that refract Matthews’s image, splitting and tossing it every which way, forming a more complete picture than a traditional album might.