On the same night that Jay-Z holds court at the Amway Center, down the street at Backbooth another crucial MC will also be making a very rare Orlando appearance. Jonwayne, the mysterious Californian rapper and producer, first came to prominence through his stint with influential hip-hop label Stones Throw Records, but quickly made his own reputation with innovative, eclectic productions and a surprisingly resonant and unique delivery. Titling his 2015 mini-album Jonwayne Is Retired
gave many fans more than a little worry, but luckily he came roaring back earlier this year with Rap Album Two
, released on his own Authors Recording Company. Step to this.
with Danny Watts, EMV, Rick Haze, Nosis | 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 | Backbooth, 37 W. Pine Street | 407-999-2570 | backbooth.com