SMOKERS ONLY TOUR

SMOKERS ONLY TOUR

BOY BRUCE BRUCE, SHAWTY ACE, FAMOUS DEX, & MORE!

Sun, July 23, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$10 Adv - $15 DoS

This event is 21 and over

FAMOUS DEX
FAMOUS DEX
Born:
September 6, 1993, Harlem, New York, U.S.A.

Raised:
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Dexter Gore, Jr., better known as Famous Dex, is an American drill/hip-hop rapper of African-American, Jamaican, Moroccan, Indian and Canadian descents with Muslim religion.

He was born on September 6, 1993 in Harlem, New York City, New York. As a newborn, Gore was the fourth youngest of 12 children, the fourth child of 5 half-siblings and youngest of 3½ step-siblings. Dexter Gore, Jr. is the son of U.S. Army Lieutenant Dexter Gore I and IHOP waitress and chef Pamela Winters-Gore. 7 days before his first birthday, his older half-sister was gunned down in a drive-by shooting while driving to a local drive-thru via McDonald's on W. 125th St.

Many days after her funeral ceremony, the Gore family moved to an apartment complex on the intersection of 145th & Lenox Ave. (the famed street address in all of Harlem). Later on, Dexter Gore, Jr. attended a "head start" education center, which happened to be the same school attended by fellow Harlem-born rapper Azealia Banks, whom he befriended there. Other Harlem-bred celebrities, including Cam'ron, the late Big L, Puff Daddy, Moby, ASAP Rocky, and the retired Teddy Riley also attended the same education center. However, due to a scheduled surrounded-location filming of the 1995 crime drama, New Jersey Drive, which depicts the story of the automobile theft rate growth in Newark, New Jersey (which was, at the time, "the car theft capital of the world"), the Gore apartment household was forced out and sold by the NYC real estate system, under the orders of the NYPD and the MPAA (abbreviated for The Motion Picture Association of America), due to filming rules in the United States, and was used as a setting for an apartment owned by a character in the movie named Midget (portrayed by actor Gabriel Casseus, who was also born and raised in Harlem). Because of this, the family moved to Chicago, Illinois when the Spike Lee-executively produced movie [itself] began filming.

There in Chicago, they lived in the dangerous Robert Taylor Housing Projects on the South Side of the city. However, for one-year old Gore, Jr., he was still influenced by his birthplace sound, listening to Big L, The Notorious B.I.G., Lost Boys, Run-DMC, Nas, LL Cool J, and Mobb Deep. Unfortunately, his family's financial condition was poor and Gore, Jr. was forced into an unknown school of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese in the neighborhood. Matters worsened when Dexter Gore I lost his job as lieutenant, entered into his drug addiction, became overflown from caffeine and ran a crew full of gang members.

On January 5, 1997, Dexter Gore I was charged with numerous crimes stemming from murder, armed robbery, assault, conspiracies, and 23 counts of perjury. After a 9-week trial, the jury found Jr.'s father guilty of these charges stemming from his involvement in a criminal gang, where he was sentenced to death.

On the wake of his father's death sentence, Dexter Gore, Jr. was released from a catholic school and was moved back in with his mother. He discovered an interest of the famed Cartoon Network animated series, Dexter's Laboratory (hence the title difference because Gore's first name was Dexter, also). During Halloween 1997, he dressed as Dexter with his older sister, Arial, dressed as Dee-Dee. The next month after, the Robert Taylor Homes was scheduled for its first demolition. After hearing news, 4-year-old Gore, Jr. ran away from the family and lived all by himself in a three-story bungalow in Hamilton Park. That was where he began listening to R&B, hip-hop, gospel and soft rock.

In early 2000, Dexter Gore, Jr. reconciled with his mother and they attended an album release party for R&B songstress Toni Braxton's third studio album, The Heat.

Then, in July 2001, he re-entered his Muslim roots and created a religious group where they also attended a Muslim spiritial influence. Nonetheless, the group disbanded shortly due to the September 11 attacks. Gore, Jr. and his family relocated to New York City to attend the 9/11 memorial concert. Conveniently, Gore's grandmother was living in New York on that day and was inside the World Trade Center twin tower when the jet crash-landed on that building, burning her instantly. His uncle also died on that same day, but was not involved via the terrorist attacks.

After many years of depression from his grandmother's death, he left his mother again and the two remained estranged since then. However, in June 2004, he attended Hernandez Middle School in Chicago, where he met female rapper Kay-Mice, the youngest sister of Da Brat. He also attended Robertson High School, where he met Lil Durk and Chief Keef. Unfortunately, due to poor grades and bullying people, he was kicked out and was transferred to another catholic school.

In January 2011, he was stabbed 6 times in his house while watching 2009's Precious, after being setup by two gangsters. He was left for dead, before he was taking to the Rush University Medical Center and put on medical care. The severity of the stab wounds left Gore, Jr. in a 4-day coma; this was similar to The Game (2)'s 2001 shooting incident that [also] left him for dead and in a 3-day coma.

After leaving out the hospital, following many surgeries, Gore took an interest on music after being influenced. He was nicknamed Black Migo Dex by his friend, because he was an African-American Muslim and has friends (as it was pronounced "amigo" in Spanish, but the "a" in the word was removed). He began releasing his music through SoundCloud, when he was living in a rehabilitation at that time, due to his injuries he sustained from the stab wounds.

Black Migo Dex was released from rehab after 8 months of healing himself. After a long recovery, he relocated with his mother for the second time, but did not figure out until that point that she was diagnosed with breast cancer; Pamela Winters died in early 2015. While supporting his mother, he stayed focusing on his music career later releasing the viral "Blaky" in October 2011; he also freestyled ASAP Rocky's "Brand New Guy". Then, in December 2011, he reached a record label bidding war. However, he declined to the war and wanted to stay independent.

He became an unexpected guest on Diggy Simmons' Unexpected Arrival and Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday tours where he performed "Blaky". By June 2012, he changed his name to Famous Dex, because he said that "now that he's famous, he lives his life in the entertainment circle".

As "Blaky" grew to popularity, it hit #45 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #12 on the Rap Songs chart. Then, by the year of 2013, he disappeared from the public eye, but came back the next year with the remix of Chief Keef's "Kobe" (featuring Billy Black), "Bottle After Bottle" (featuring J.B.), and the remix of Dej Loaf's "Try Me".

In 2015, he released his respective debut and sophomore mixtapes, Never Seen It Coming, and Dexter's Laboratory; the latter is the same title as the Cartoon Network-hit series that Dex took an interest of. The former included the viral hit, "Duh Dummy!", with its accompanying music video receiving 300,000 views on YouTube in a week. His first feud aroused with fellow Chicago rapper Young Pappy, when Pappy released the last-known song before his death on May 29, 2015, "Killa", with lyrics insulting Dex and Lil Mouse. However, a week following Pappy's death, Dex and his companion CamJae released the subtle tribute song, "R.I.P. Pappy", to commemorate for his loving memory. In June, Cartoon Network and its parent company, Time Warner threatened a lawsuit against Dex for infringing the title of their TV show for his second mixtape with the same title.

Later on that year, he grew to more indie-circuit reputation with the release of his biggest viral hit, "Drip from My Walk", which was a promotional single for his third mixtape, Drippy, self-released in late 2015. He followed up with "Hit 'Em Wit' It!" and the Drippy follow-up, #OhhMannGoddDamm. The #OMGD mixtape included the track, "Ran Off with Yo' Bitch", which gained much controversy in the inner-city amongst all women, bashing the track for its usage of lyrics related to degrading women, unprotective sex, sexual harassment, rape and accomplishing misogyny in hip hop culture.

On April 29, 2016, it was announced that Famous Dex was signed to Rich The Kid's label, Rich Forever Music, under a joint venture with 300 Entertainment, which is distributed by Atlantic/Warner Music Group.

Famous Dex's feuds involve:
Lil Reese, Lupe Fiasco, Tink (7), Lil Durk, Lil Mouse, Chief Keef, FBG Duck, Beans (10), Jim Jones (2), Fetty Wap, Jeremih, Common, R. Kelly, G Herbo, The Game and the late Young Pappy.
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/