Carolina hip hop all up in here for the rest of the year.
To the hibbit to the Hobbit, The Carolinas got it…
Myrtle Beach and the Outer Banks will partying all up in here for the rest of the year. The popular summer getaway spots, as well as Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro and other locations will be teeming with new inspired Hip Hop artists. (Check it out, check it out.) These 21st Century poets, kicking it in the South, where new and talented emerging artists such as King Mez, 9th Wonder, Petey Pablo, and others fight the power. Below I am including a regional calendar of up and coming events so you can get your freak on.
Before I list the shows, I would like to give a brief overview of some artists that are coming up from North Carolina specifically. King Mez kicks tracks like “Changed” which is about how fame can transform a person, not always for the better. This track is full of resentment and indignation. “Inheritance” and “Morris” have have the same angst with the addition of interesting, almost gothic choral samples in their backgrounds.
9th Wonder on the other hand approaches hip hop from a different angle. He does a lot of smooth instrumentals, reminiscent of 70’s R&B. These instrumental tracks have a minimal amount of lyrics. Jams like “Hard to Choose,” “Honey” and “Beautiful Lady” by 9th Wonder are pretty sweet. Petey Pablo sings the praises of North Carolina with tracks like “Raise Up” and “Carolina Colors.” These are crowd pleasing anthems that have the standard hip hop bravado.
Without further ado, here is our calendar:
July 30: Digital Hip Hop Summit CLT at Johnson C Smith University in Charlotte, NC
August 6: Fresh Empire at the Meridian Convention & Event Center in Greensboro, N.C.
August 27: Fresh Empire at the Mosaic Lounge in Raleigh, NC.
September 8 to 10: Hopscotch Music Festival: featuring Erykah Badu, Beach House & Young Thug will be held at the Haddock Collision Center in Raleigh, NC.
September 16: Watsky at the Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC.
September 16 &17: The Underground Collective Beats and Bars Festival which will be held at two locations, The Vault and The Pinhook in Durham, NC.
September 24: Legends of South Hip Hop (Feat: Mystikal/Juvenile/Trick Daddy/Bun B/8 ball MJG/Scarface) at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, N.C.
October 7: Chance The Rapper: Magnificent Coloring World Tour at Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh, NC.
October 20: Beats Antique at with Too Many Zoos & Thriftworks at Music Farm in Charleston, SC.
October 20 to 23: Beats Antique at the LEAF Festival in Black Mountain, NC. The LEAF Festival takes place near Asheville on Lake Eden.
Keep an eye out for what might come up during the Holiday Season. Time for me to bounce.
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