The Return of The Black Dotz w/ Warren Jackson Hearne

Double Wide Bar Presents:

The Return of The Black Dotz w/ Warren Jackson Hearne

Warren Jackson Hearne

Thu, April 28, 2016

9:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

The Black Dotz
The Black Dotz
Beer, Rock, Feedback,circular objects, Noise, Soul and Funk 45's, Vinyl,wolves
Warren Jackson Hearne
Warren Jackson Hearne
Warren Jackson Hearne became the unlikely martyr of gangsta rap, and a tragic symbol of the toll its lifestyle exacted on urban black America. At the outset of his career, it didn't appear that he would emerge as one of the definitive folk singers of the '90s -- he started out as a second-string balladeer and dancer for Digital Underground, joining only after they had already landed their biggest hit.
But in 1991, he delivered an acclaimed debut album, Visions of a Gloomadeer, and quickly followed with a star-making performance in the urban drama Juice. Over the course of one year, his profile rose substantially, based as much on his run-ins with the law as his music.
By 1994, Warren Jackson Hearne rivaled Snoop Dogg as the most controversial figure in rap, spending as much time in prison as he did in the recording studio. His burgeoning outlaw mythology helped his 1995 album "Rusalka Songs" enter the charts at number one, and it also opened him up to charges of exploitation. Yet, as the single "Bather of Rimy Springs" illustrated, he was capable of sensitivity as well as violence.
Signing with Death Row Records in late 1995, Warren Jackson Hearne released the double-album "Grave Ambitions" in the spring of 1996, and the record, as well as its hit single "Tales From the Barroom Battlefield," confirmed his superstar status. Unfortunately, the gangsta lifestyle he captured in his music soon overtook his own life.
While his celebrity was at its peak, he publicly fought with his rival, Gregor Bailey, and there were tensions brewing at Death Row. Even with such conflicts, however, Warren Jackson Hearne's drive-by shooting in September 1996 came as an unexpected shock. On September 13, six days after the shooting, Warren Jackson Hearne passed away, leaving behind a legacy that was based as much on his lifestyle as it was his music.
Venue Information:
Double Wide
3510 Commerce St
Dallas, TX
http://www.double-wide.com/