We regret to inform you that The Truth of The QC will NOT be performing this evening due to unforseen occurances. SO we would like to introudce you to another DURM native: Alex Aff!! TONIGHT and TONIGHT ONLY will be an ALL Local cast of Hip Hop Artists!
and guess what (shhh)… BBOYS will be on deck as well!!
COME and celebrate with us!
Location: Devines: 904 W. Main St, Durham, NC
Show: Promptly @ 10pm
In May of 2013, Durham NC artist Alex Aff first introduced himself to the hip hop world with the release of his first project entitled “Who Knows Who Cares”. The 16 track, all original project offers production only from Alex Aff himself, and local Durham producer Streetlight. Since then Alex has been building his career with visuals, performances, and new music. Currently he is working on the follow up to his debut, “Who Knows Who Cares II”. Once again it will feature alot of production from Aff himself which offers a sound that could be described as ‘soulful’ and ‘organic’. In hopes to build more of an awareness of his brand and music, Aff will continue to consistently release quality, engaging content in preparation for the release of WKWC II
Durham NC, Friday April 18th, JOIN US for the 3rd installment of the DURM Hip Hop Summit Concert Series. The Local Hip and Local Hops will have on tap Carolina Music Award winner Young Dirt. And the lyrical God himself Defacto Thezpian. Devines: 904 W Main St $5
Born and raised in the Carolinas, Young Dirt is putting his mark on the hip-hop scene. Like most rappers, real life situations inspired Young Dirt to put his pen to paper and give us the story board of his life. It is a life which reflects a lower class upbringing with hard working family values, experiencing the death of loved ones and the joy of fatherhood. Unlike most rappers, Young Dirt writes, produces and engineers all of his music and he served a brief stint in the military which shaped his new perspective on life – the Young Dirt“point of view”. That “pov” has deemed him the reigning rap “ambassador” of the Carolina’s and a 3-time champion of the Carolina Showcase Showdown in Greensboro. Starting out with a simple computer mic and cool edit pro, Young Dirt sought refuge in the studio. That dedication led to his collaboration with J-Hood (formerly of D. Block) and International music producer, PressPlayMusiq of Berlin, Germany. Constantly on the road from the Carolinas to ATL and even as far Nebraska, Young Dirt is determined to let his music touch people.Touched by a legacy of musical influences- The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Jay Z and Rakim, Young Dirt hopes to create a legacy of his own, starting with his home base in the Carolinas. The streets can’t get enough of the Young Dirt mixtape movement, he’s released “Jackin 4 Beatz Vol. 1” and “Call Me A.K.A.The Audio Documentary”. Young Dirt has a serious belief system when it comes to music,The Young Dirt philosophy says the “path of righteousness is in the hood” and that’s why this latest mixtape, “Born Alone Die Alone” is dictated by hard-core beats and real life lyrics that fans relate to. Currently signed to You World Global Media, CEO/Founder, Carlos Diaz discovered Young Dirt had a “passion, work ethic and lyrical talent” that couldn’t be compared to most artists in today’s music industry. Next up, “WAVE”, a track that breeds attitude, clever lyrics all while repping the Carolinas! The Young Dirt story is just getting started!
It’s a word uniquely uttered by Hip Hop artist Defacto Thezpian that seems ideal when tasked with finding an adjective to describe the rising star from Durham, North Carolina. Long-time stage actor (hence the name), Defacto Thezpian’s lyrical prowess continues to have him mentioned as an elite in the Triangle area. It should come as no surprise that Defacto has already shared the stage with notable artists J. Gunn, Pac Div, Young Dirt, as well as Toon and The Real Laww.
Defacto Thezpian’s blend of music is eclectic and unique; a great compromise between the organic warmth of old school hip-hop and the focus and versatility of modern productions. It’s all about tight analog-like beats, lush melody and Defacto’s schnozy lyrical flow.
Listen to his music and you’ll hear the true tales of a young male with tales that are similar to his peers, but shared in a manner that forces listeners to hit the playback button again and again.
The wait is finally over! Professor Toon and The Real Laww have finally crafted a Double EP that is sure to blow your mind! Professor Toon‘s “You Know The Name” and The Real Laww‘s “End The Beginning” is a stepping stone leading up to the Official Collaborative Album set to drop early Spring 2014! In the mean time get a glimpse of what is to come on their current project that will definitely leave listeners feigning for MORE (in a good way)!
The Laww Come’th: Showcasing The Real Laww’s Immense Talent
Hip-hop music along with Rap has its roots from New York. Since this genre has captured both the ears and interests of many, even other adjacent states on the East Coast were influenced by this music. Hip-hop icons like Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Wu-Tang Clan, and Run D.M.C. greatly shaped the course of Hip-hop through the years.
In North Carolina, the said genre is characterized as more aggressive with hard-hitting beats. Most of the lyrics discuss social issues and even political sentiments. One artist that is currently making waves in Durham is The Real Laww. His ability to sing, rap, compose, and produce work that are filled with realism and angst caught the attention of the Carolina Music Awards. In 2012, he was nominated as Best Male Hip-hop Artist and he also won the Video of the Year for the track called “International Laww.” This year, he is yet again nominated for both awards due to the song “Ninjas in DURM.”
This song was included in his latest EP entitled “The Laww Come’th.” With the help of social media, Hip-hop and gaming fans who gather on online communities of NC Hip Hop Connect, Castle Jackpot , and Magic Bus Forum; got hold of The Real Laww’s works. Through these entertainment internet platforms, the love for North Carolina Hip-hop spread like wildfire.The unusual tempo of “International Laww” makes it a standout among the other tunes. The EP contained 10 tracks that are all dominated with heavy bass drum beats, snare hits, and synthesizers. The first song called “Ninjas in DURM” immediately showcased The Real Laww’s swift rapping. “Alien” provides a calmer sound compared to the other tracks of the record. If you are looking for a song that you can sway to, “iGot It” is the perfect choice as it is filled with danceable snare rolls. “iC U Mover” on the other hand has a sci-fi feel to it due to the addition of autotune and electronica.
The Real Laww is truly a Hip-hop artist that deserves respect. He manages to keep his feet firmly planted on the ground regardless of his immense talent.
Only a few years ago Phive was just a cover band with a dream. Making a living playing frat parties up and down the east coast was their bread and butter. Then their first EP Freshman Gear, Garnered 4 features on the hit cable show Jersey Shore. From there momentum continued to grow. Signing with a booking agent, being chosen for the Xbox KSU college tour, and being featured on several other shows like Washington Heights, Kim and Kloe take Miami, and The Bad Girls Club were all things that have continued to grow Phive into a polished all around act. Now with the addition of Afika Nx, Phive is on another level. If the first singles are any indication, Phive is on the road to international stardom. J Timber continues to blend his Colombian roots into his love for rock and soul which adds depth. The Guitar riffs of Dante have become a huge part of the Phive sound. Mike J and DJ 818 add the rhythm section that deserves marquee recognition on it own.
Just another typical day walking the streets of DURM…
After a LONG and GRUELING 2 weeks we finially got the “ISSUE” (long story) resolved with the music video! HORRAY!
Thank you so much for being patient with us and sorry for any inconvenience and pain and torment that this may have caused.
So please Enjoy and feel free to share with your friends.