Although this Germany native has grew up in an abusive, drug-addicted household, Chris Palko, also known as Cage, is on top of his game in NYC’s underground hip-hop scene. Now with two studio albums under his belt, Cage’s fan base continues to grow. His lyrics, fueled by his twisted and dark past, reveal a side of him that has been kept private for so long. Cage will be performing at B.B. King’s in NYC on Dec. 18 at 11 p.m., with the opening act Shinobi Ninja, a straight-out-of-Brooklyn hip-hop group. myspace.com/cagekennylz.
Cage: Not Trapped, Caged
—by Alycia Abreu, December 17, 2009