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.
So you may have heard that there is something pretty awesome happening in DURM now. Johnny J Jones, a business colleague and great friend, would like your help in giving back to the less fortunate with #TurkeysForDURM. The goal is to generate enough funds to gather 100 turkeys and give them to food banks around Durham!! Great Cause!!
How we’re doing our part is that we (Toon & The Real Laww) are having a private show at Mercury Studios Nov 22nd. Similar to VH1′s storytellers, where we perform our fans favorite songs and after each song discuss the origin of the song and answer any question the audience may have. November 22nd is the date, Located at Mercury Studios (407 A- N. Mangum St, Durham NC), Doors 6pm, Show 7pm. Special Performance by Defacto Thezpian
The Real Laww is a Durham native Music Artist, who still serves in the US Marines Corps. He served 2 tours in Iraq/Kuwait and Afghanistan. So what better person to organize a concert that benefits his follow brothers and sisters in arms.
The 2nd Annual Concert Benefiting Wounded Warriors will be donating the majority of the proceeds to the Wounded Warriors Project based out of Jacksonville FL. Whose purpose is to: * Raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service memebers * Help injured service members aid and assist each other * To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
Music that’ll be on tap for the evening will include: