11jun8:00 pm8:45 pmConcert: Big Daddy Karsten
Does a gay former battle rapper, who´s been dabbling in grime, trap, boom bap and west coast, and now does pop music, exist? Yes, Big Daddy Karsten is
Does a gay former battle rapper, who´s been dabbling in grime, trap, boom bap and west coast, and now does pop music, exist? Yes, Big Daddy Karsten is very real, and the first openly gay rapper in Scandinavia is already a historic and household name in Norwegian rap. He was named one of the 300 most influential artists for the past 20 years by Rockheim (Norway’s national museum for popular music.) In 2021 he made his mark on the Melodi Grand Prix with his love song “Smile” giving the mainstream a taste of love from a gay polyamorous perspective. “BDK” is as versatile as they come, drawing inspiration from artists such as Busta Rhymes, Keving Gates, Devlin, Jaykae, Drake, Flume, Sam Smtih+++. He’s played all the major pride festivals in Norway, as well as some of the biggest music festivals (Hove, Skral+++) Karsten´s live has been a rollercoaster; from crime and drug abuse, to sobriety and coming out of the closet, to a hungry Norwegian press sensationalizing the fact that there were no other rappers quite like him in the country. Karsten lets both his masculine and feminine side shine bright in his music, and he’s not afraid to let the world know exactly who he is.
(Friday) 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Age limit: 18 years + (You can attend with a guardian. Contact USF Verftet for more information about guradianship)
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