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)!
GOOOOD MONDAY EVERYONE! So there is a funny story with this one! We were very fortunate to have Brian Dawson take time out of his very busy schedule and feature in this week’s promo video! Unfortunately though, there was a conflict with scheduling the BBoys we originally had in mind to pop n lock with Brian. SO on the day of the shoot, at the wonderful Cocoa Cinnamon, we kindly asked the busy patrons to possibly take a few moments out their day to be a little silly with us. Low and behold MJ Hinson, Lena Muldavin and Marie Hull jumped at the opportunity! And for that we are truly gracious!! Without you gals and “Hoke Hogan” this video would’ve probably never happened!
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.
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