Sampaga 2nd Date: Saturday January 6


Brickbottom Studios (Somerville) | 7:00 PM

Tickets $90. Sales close January 4.

A full 5-course collaborative dinner experience by Ellie and Rex Macapinlac. Rex performs and explores themes with guests, while Ellie crafts plates that take inspiration from his prose. Ends with baon, a specially crafted box with a dessert to take home, zine and something to commemorate the collaboration.

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Rex Macapinlac


Rex Mac is an Asian American, Boston-based hip hop musician, organizer, and journalist. Since 2012, Rex has built a discography of entirely self-produced projects, including the maximal, stadium set kingdom power glory to the bright, bouncy meditating in the moshpit.

His latest album, ABLOOM, is available now and his true magnum opus. It is a dense, thoughtful ode to mental health in flux - successfully unpacking themes from overcoming loneliness ("how to be alone"), to unlocking self-potential (“the world is not enough”), to finding closure in relationships (“all my love”). Sonically, ABLOOM is an amorphous production that manages to blend hip hop subgenres seamlessly - from 90s era West Coast G Funk, to Yeezus-esque industrial minimalism, to trap. 

Beyond his work as an independent musician, Rex is a contributing writer for Boston A&E website, Know Your Scene. He also organizes and hosts his own monthly hip hop showcase, Sonic Bloom, at Cambridge's Out of the Blue Too art gallery.