Bay Area rappers A-Plus and Knobody bring it to Reno

A-Plus hits Whiskey Dick's Saloon tonight.
A-Plus and JD Mathieu, aka Knobody, play in Reno tonight.

Bay Area hip-hop artists A-Plus and JD Mathieu, aka Knobody, are bringing it to Reno tonight, performing their new album, “Grow Theory,” at Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor.

The performance is part of the Hippy Mobb Harvest Tour, sponsored by Barbary Coast Collective, a San Francisco-based medical marijuana dispensary.

On Friday night, performers at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon in South Lake Tahoe included Equipto Illyich Sato and Otayo Dubb, who dished out songs from their new album, “Baby Steps,” mentioned as one of the top hip-hop albums of the year. Mike Marshall hosted the show and DJ True Justice delivered his verdict, as well. Special guests were Minions of the Moon and Rhythm-Atix.

Born in Denver, Adam “A-Plus” Carter, the son of Jamaican immigrants, moved to Oakland when he was 5. He was one of the four founding members of the hip hop group Souls of Mischief, and, with that crew, a member of the hip-hop collective the Hieroglyphics.

“For nearly two decades, A-Plus has been honing his skills as a producer, artist and businessman of the underground consortium known as the Hieroglyphics,” his online biography says. “With Souls of Mischief, he helped change the face of hip hop through the innovative production and smooth flow realized on 1993’s ‘93 ‘Til Infinity’ and 1995’s ‘No Man’s Land.’ ”

In 2005, he released “Pleemic Vol. 1,” the first in a series of mix tapes, and in 2007, A-Plus unleashed a debut solo album, “My Last Good Deed.”

“He has also proven his versatility as a producer, with acclaimed production credits on the works of artists encompassing many genres of music…” the bio says.

Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor is at 71 S. Wells Ave., Reno.

 

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