04 Nov 2022

Baby it’s cold outside! Y’all remember the Jingle Jam? It’s become quite the anticipated event as the years have gone on, and now that the pandemic has receded a fair bit, we’re very excited to announce Jingle Jam 9! DL and Lokust are gonna be there to give you the best start to the holiday season that anyone could ask for. And the full squad is also gonna be joining in, plus some special guests!

With giveaways, a festive atmosphere, and a fun time for all, Jingle Jam 9 is gonna be an unmissable event, especially if you’re young or young at heart! One lucky kid is gonna get a bike given to them… that is, as Down3r puts it, unless the Grinch steals it first!

The hype is just getting started, with the attendees ready to perform their best show of the year, and the only thing they’re missing now is you! Will you be there? Will you make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate? We can’t think of a better way to do that than taking in your favourite music, personally!

If you wanna get in on this, there’s no better way to keep up to date than with the schedule, available now on BandsInTown!

Can’t wait to see you there! But what about those readers who haven’t heard about these talented rollers and what they do? We’ve talked a big game about a few of these artists in particular in the past, and a refresher course might be just the thing you need if you’re indecisive about buying tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime event. We’ll go over a couple of our favourites…

Lokust Luciano was born William Arciszewski on June 21st, 1988 as a premature baby, and diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. He grew up in North Fort Myers and began writing poetry at the tender age of 9 years old. He is a determined rapper with Cerebral Palsy, and has been active in multiple facets of the Hip-Hop scene since 1998. He moved to Florida for leg surgery when he was very young, as the medical world at the time (1988) didn’t have a solid understanding of Cerebral Palsy yet, so he had to seek out an expert specialist. Orlando was the only place he could go for it, and he came out on the other side grinning. He is well known in the underground music scene for his production talent and lyrical delivery. He is also sometimes known by the handle “Crippled Kingpin”.

The adversities he has overcome are now a part of his personal aesthetic, showing his strength and sturdy sense of humour. His creative drive is unstoppable, and we’re sure you’ll agree when you see some of the hits from his catalogue that have been turning heads his way! We’ll see you there, and until next time, do what we’re planning to do… keep your ear to the ground for some spicy new releases from the Kingpin himself!

For more, check out Lokust’s bio here!

And of course there’s DL Down3r, the namesake behind the “Suga Boom Boom” part of the tour. Through fierce and funky west coast rap, DL Down3r shares his prolific work with the rest of the world, and the stage with west coast rap legends such as Coolio, Brown Boy, Jay Tablet, Lil Young, Snoopyblue, LadyDice, Baby Bash, Steel City Hustlers, King Z and DJ Kane to name a few.

From powerful messages, lyrical poetry and sharp comments on society, to G-funk and Trap/EDM hype songs, he proves that age and experience is the opposite of a liability in today’s rap game. Blast it loud, get ready to feel something, and rest assured knowing that hip hop never died! For evidence of that, just be there at Jingle Jam 9 and get ready for a wakeup call like you’ve never had before!


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