RAV {EXO, ex-USSR} + SCUARE {EXO, Austin, TX}

By The Miniplex (other events)

Wednesday, May 17 2023 7:00 PM 11:59 PM PDT

“I thought I was on to me, that I had it all figured out. Things fell apart anyway.
Either I fall alongside the floor collapsing underneath my feet, or I leap.” - Rav

RAV - Born in the USSR a few weeks before it was dissolved, Rav ended up spending many of his formative years in the post-Soviet Union slums, raised by a single, young mother. Since that
corner of the world was suddenly no longer shielded from the outside world of arts and
entertainment, Rav’s exposure to media consisted of a lot of mostly weird Soviet cartoons,
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Sailor Moon.

Rav experienced his first dose of Hip-Hop in his pre-teens, falling in love with Midnight
Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest. “My whole world changed the moment I heard ‘Electric
Relaxation’ - I no longer wanted to be a comic book character, or Donatello from the TMNT, I
wanted to be Q-Tip, and so I started rapping.”

LEAP marks the latest – and most personal - release from the prolific Rav. Created while
traveling the world, Rav recorded LEAP during the most arduous time of his life. With his path
awash with loss and regret, Rav has spent much of the past year trying to find his footing.
LEAP is about hurting, being vulnerable, and most importantly – persevering.
“I’m me, just enough”

With touring support from SCUARE, rapper/producer based in Austin, Texas. Scuare is an early member of EXO who met Bill and Rav online before eventually joining the group during its initial creation. Scuare is also one half of ...&more... along with no1mportant.

Bar Opens @ 6pm. Box Office @ 7pm. Music Starts @ 8pm.