Lil Guillotine Raps At Art In Saturday January 26
Doors At 7pm, Show Starts At 8pm
$6 Early Bird/$10 Door
Long time Madison resident, Lil Guillotine, who recently embarked on a journey of daily song productions that comprise the “Anarchist Daily News Rap,” will be performing at the Art In on Saturday January 26. In the Daily News Rap series, Lil Guillotine undergoes rigorous daily research, analysis, song writing, recording, composition, mixing, engineering, publishing and promoting to churn out analysis of daily events around the globe.
Coming off a midwest tour with iconic underground Chicago rapper, Serengeti, Lil Guillotine will bless the stage at the Art-In on East Washington Avenue, before embarking on a European tour in the summer of 2019.
Having come up on the Madison rap scene through organizing and performing at shows to benefit the Free The 350 Bail Fund, social movements remain a pivotal part of the rappers game. With upcoming shows in Milwaukee to support women’s reproductive healthcare rights and in Austin TX to support Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, these are just a small portion of the movement work that Lil Guillotine is dedicated to. Lil Guillotine also works with artists who are parts of social movements whenever possible, having recently performed with artists in radical organizations like Chicago Community Bond Fund, We ALL We Got, Program The Parks, Freedom Inc & more.
Lil Guillotine has been featured on the internationally broadcast Radical Underground Podcast two different times:
And also featured on Isthmus’ playlists multiple times:
As well as featured in local media publications in Madison:
“And then there’s Lil Guillotine. Instead of leaning into the thrash-rap that his name and descriptions like “agit-prop” and “anarchist” might connote, he instead leans into the rap of the Internet’s weirder corners, a la Lil B and Viper. On the hook of one of his recent cuts “Fuck ICE,” Lil Guillotine nonchalantly states over a jazzy beat, “Figgity fuck ICE, fuck ICE, fuck ICE, fuck ICE.” But, though simplistic and perhaps sardonic, Lil Guillotine’s verses also contain statements like, “We don’t need no cops, that’s a fable,” and “Borders are violent, that’s why we riotin’.” It would be easy to write off Lil Guillotine’s music as over-the-top satire, but I think that might overlook a clever stylistic choice. Given that memified styles like mumble rap prompt the listener to wade into the emcee’s muddied deliveries in order to uncover whatever lyrical absurdities lie underneath, Lil Guillotine instead surprises the listener with direct political statements and calls to action. Figgity fuck ICE indeed.” —Henry Solo, Tone Magazine, 9/29/18
“…Lil Guillotine, whose song “Fuck ICE” is the brilliantly simple anti-fascist anthem we need right now.” –Isthmus -10/4/18
“Another standout is Madison’s lil guillotine, who raps prolifically over sparse productions, incorporating unexpected sound effects.” –Isthmus -6/28/18
In addition, the Art In has been subject to increased scrutiny from the police and from the City Attorney’s office for having Black artists and Black patrons there in a typically Madison racist anti-hip hop maneuver. This has resulted in the city attorney decreasing the capacity of the Art In so tickets will be limited.