Hybrid Launch Event with Ceejay Franchize & Luke Skyy

Herman's Hideaway Presents

Hybrid Launch Event with Ceejay Franchize & Luke Skyy

Soul City, NME, TMC, Cody Reed

Wed, August 30, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

Ceejay Franchize & Luke Skyy
Ceejay Franchize & Luke Skyy
I grew up in a underground home in the Westwood neighborhood of Denver, CO. We didn't have much but each other. A family of 5 living under a roof with 2 rooms, a closet sized bathroom, A crammed kitchen, and a small living room area. Unsuitable living condition for any family to have had to endured. But all we could do is never crumble and remember to embrace the love and family that is there for you everyday. Which is what I learned. Things were far from easy, But I always had my music to help me escape when things got rough. Thanks to my parents and their back round I started listening to music like, the temptations, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Journey, EWF, and groups of the like. I have ol tapes of me singing along with these artist. I know it's me on the tapes but I have no recollection of singing them first hand. I thanked my parents cause I know it was them that instilled the love of music inside of me at a very young age.
As for Rap, It was the sounds of the Sugar Hill Gang that got me started. Parents didn't like it much, but who cares right? When we're kids we do what we want and we deal with the consequences however we want. I found myself at my friends house watching MTV everyday. I spent every dollar of allowance money on new music. I wasn't much of a dancer, Even though I was enthralled by my friends who could break dance. Couldn't afford the equipment so I couldn't DJ. Wasn't much of an artist so i couldn't Graf. But one thing I did find myself good at was keeping rhythm with my words and forming them on the beat. In comes the emcee. It's always been a passion of mine to perform and let my voice be heard. I started when I was young and my name was Luke so I created the persona of Young Luke. Battle Rapper, Cypha participant, and writer of flows. I would grow to enjoy the sounds of many different artist that would influence me and my passion to Rap. The likes of Wu-Tang, Nas, Jay-Z, Big Daddy Kane, Snoop, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Roots, Outkast etc etc...
After graduating high school, I noticed something was changing with the music I loved and I was really starting to resent it. So much less had been about the creativity and the struggle and so much more about the commercial and glam. I didn't associate with that. It was hard for me to understand what was really going on and in turn, Killed a little bit of the passion that I had developed for the culture. I put the rhyme book away and took a hiatus from Hip-hop. I took away the light that was needed for my seed to grow.
But the roots were strong. I could no longer deprive myself what I yearned for. I Needed this in my life. I needed to express myself verbally over beats in the way an artist expresses themselves on a canvas. A rebirth was underway. Young Luke was dead and since the force was strong in me, Luke Skyy was born. Cheesy I know. There's no other way to describe it. I dusted off the rhyme book that was put away and got back to work. The only way I knew how. Not for the glitz and glam but simply for the Love. All the signs were there. I had an amazing team who is also great. I have support from everywhere, and the spark has returned full force. I'm here now. Even if it is a hobby, It's just something about it that I can't live without. I can work a 9 to 5 and take care of bills, but my soul would feel without riches if I didn't have a pen and pad and the occasional Stage to rock. Ya DIG? I finally got to it and finished my first full length album and know that it is the first of many to come. I was once asked in an interview how do I measure success?... The first time it was liked on Facebook, or the first friend who said it was dope, or the first stranger who took the time out to tweet me and tell me "you're dope," measures my success. I'm successful as fuck and still haven't made a buck! ha
If you read all of this, thank you. I hope to see all y'all at the next show. Weather its me and the crew ODX, or just me, I promise you will not be disappointed.

Peace and Love
Luke Skyy
Venue Information:
Herman's Hideaway
1578 South Broadway
Denver, CO, 80210
http://www.hermanshideaway.com/