Hip Hop to Rule the Mateel Stage on Second Day of Harvest Gala Nov. 22

The music lineup for Day 2 of the 1st annual Humboldt High Grade Harvest Gala is all about hip-hop. With several hot acts flocking to this SoHum stage, it’s set to be quite a show. Check out some of the big names and samples of their music below!

The crew from Dilated Peoples -- Evidence, Rakaa (Iriscience) and DJ Babu -- will perform tracks from their latest album Director of Photography. An odd name for a music album, but much like a film’s director of photography, the careful selection of every component that will make up the piece is a point of pride for Dilated Peoples. 

One of the founders of the renowned Oakland-based group Hieroglyphics, Jonathan Owen aka Casual writes lyrics with impact, tackling current events, looking at ancient Egypt and discussing other pertinent topics. His catchy jams will hit the High Grade Harvest Gala stage on Saturday.

Another Hieroglyphics veteran will also be coming to the Mateel stage on Nov. 22. A-Plus has written for Hieroglyphics for over two decades but has a versatile set of skills that include business, art and producing. You can check out this interesting piece from the Pepper Spray album, a tribute to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

One of our hip hop artists will be bringing his music from Los Angeles to Humboldt for the Harvest Gala. 2Mex is a member of The Visionaries of Mexican Descent and he’s collaborated with a whole host of underground rappers. 

Collective Elements has influences from the underground scenes in Hawaii, the North Coast and Arizona. They consider their music to be infotainment and strive to stimulate the free thinker in everyone. “No Bling!” 

Indubious is a three-piece act from Southern Oregon. They have adopted the unofficial motto of “Live Indubiously,” meaning living life without doubt and fear and a full respect for all things, good and bad. Their roots are in reggae but you can hardly say it stays in that category.


Check out the whole lineup of performers and speakers for the 1st annual Humboldt High Grade Harvest Gala! Get your tickets soon (especially if you want one of the limited VIP/215 tickets).