New Jersey Stage
(JERSEY CITY, NJ) — In their last state-side show before kicking off a major European tour, the hip-hop phenomenon Ho99o9 (pronounced Horror and also known as HO99O9 DEATH KULT) plays White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on Wednesday, November 22 at 9:00pm. Opening the night is Pink Mass, GDP, and The Bennys.
Ho99o9 songs feature apolitical and dystopian horror imagery, combining dark experimental hip-hop with the aggression of hardcore punk. The White Eagle Hall gig is a homecoming of sorts for Ho99o9. The group was founded in New Jersey by theOGM, who grew up in Elizabeth and Linden, and Eaddy – raised in Newark and Union. But to find success they headed west. The duo relocated to Los Angeles in 2014, where a series of incendiary performances attracted an enthusiastic cult-following and the notice of critics, who raved about their blending of diverse musical genres. LA Weekly to declare: “Their music features noise and rap, but their anti-establishment, post-conformist ethos is 100 percent punk rock.”
Rolling Stone named Ho99o9 as one of the “10 New Artists You Need to Know” and The Guardian named Ho99o9 as “New Band of the Week.” The band also performed at the Afropunk Festival and the SXSW Music Festival, a show described by Jon Pareles of the New York Times as “… at SXSW, Ho99o9 was a welcome charge of adrenaline.”