Doors @ 9
Show @ 10
The Pinhook Presents:
Toon & The Real Laww w/ the Band (Lucky Island in the Middle East) and PHIVE
Doors @ 8
Show @ 9
DURM NC’s Hip Hop Juggernauts.
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.
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I bet you’re all wondering what’s up with the title of this blog post…?
Funny story… Ya see, what had happen was… (famous quote from every man, woman and child that got caught)
I may be making it out to sound worse than what it really is but I’m a writer so bear with me, I like telling stories! As some of you may know, we (Johnny J Jones and I) recently shot my new music video “Ninjas in DURM”, and we went everywhere around the bull! From the Cornwallis PJs to the YMCA American Tobacco Basketball Courts. From the gritty train tracks to the beautiful downtown area. Over HWY 147 (Durham Freeway) and even on the one way street of Market. We tried to capture everything that is DURM along with all of its amazing inhabitants.
On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, we started filming the very last sequence of the music video where we were to have a HUGE dance number. We invited a few friends. And DURM showed out in true form! Costumes were assembled, make up was applied, hula hoops where twirling and of course Wool E Bull showed up.
With Lilly’s Pizza in our bellies and Triangle Brew in our veins we pushed through several takes in the cold and dank weather and created, what I believe, to be the biggest “staged” dance number in DURM (please comment if I’m wrong). It was a complete success!
We wrapped up shooting the following week, completed editing, pressed it up and had a Video Premier party at The Carrack on April 16th. Despite a few technical difficulties with sound (Thanks Rosean for fixing that) we managed to premier the video. After the credits rolled and the lights came on, it was followed by a resounding round of applause! It was released on youtube later that evening, gaining 1300+ views within the first few hours! Another complete success!
The very next day, early in the morning, I woke up to the sound of my phone ringing. I answered. On the other end was the Durham Bulls Ball club. We exchanged pleasantries, they told me that they were in LOVE with the video but politely asked me to take it down. I was, at first, in shock, “I’m sorry, but why?”. Then they explained it to me, and after reviewing the video what we didn’t realize while filming was that we accidentally captured someone mimicking smacking Wool E Bull on the tail… literally. And Wool E Bull, one of the primary representatives of Durham, should be represented with the utmost respect. You wouldn’t go on Sesame St bend Big Bird over and commence to twerkin’ it. So that same respect is deserved by Durham’s Mascot. It was a complete fail!
And for this I apologize to Wool E Bull. My goal is to make Hip Hop music that is respected, it may not always be accepted, and thats fine, but it will be respected. And I did not show you (Wool E) that same respect and I sincerely apologize. I’m trying to represent DURM in the most positive way imaginable, some of my rhymes maybe dark and gritty at times but for the most part there is a meaning and light in between the lines. I hope you can accept my apology.
So below is the revised version of “Ninjas in DURM” [Official Music Video] ft Wool E Bull (tail-smacking-free of course) and ALL of DURM! Thank you for reading this far and I hope you continue to enjoy and share the video!! My conscience is at ease… Phew!!
We have entered the video to be nominated in the 2013 Carolina Music Awards for Video of the Year. Please Help Out by going to “CarolinaMusicAwards.com/cma/nominate” to get this video to be in the running as one of the nominees. Lets bring these awards back to DURM… again!
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We will also be submitting the video into the 2013 Carolina Music Awards. So we will need your help bringing this award to DURM… again!!
BEER provided by Triangle Brewing Company!
PIZZA provided by Lilly’s Pizza
and DURM’s own DJ Shahzad will be spinning!
SPONSORED BY: (LIKE THEM)
Triangle Brewing Company
**LAST YEARS SHOW SOLD OUT SO GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY**
MotorCo Music Hall and The Real Laww have teamed up to bring you the 2nd Annual Concert Benefiting Wounded Warriors. Last Year was so successful, we sold out! So this year we had to move it to a bigger venue and what better place to put on a concert than at MotorCo Music Hall.
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:
IN THE SHOW ROOM
DOOR AT 8:00PM
SHOW AT 9:00PM
Come Support a Great Cause with Great Music!
**LAST YEARS SHOW SOLD OUT SO GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY**
Buy Tickets: http://motorco-wounded-warriors.eventbrite.com/
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Tir Na Nog Irish Pub
One of the Triangle’s most exciting bands is back at Local Band-Local Beer! TOON & THE REAL LAWW are back and bringing a full band with them to do a FULL night of Local Band-Local Beer!
Following in the old school style of Hip Hop T&TRL bring back classic and hall of fame acts like RUN-DMC, Public Enemy, and Dre & Snoop. But there is a catch, they are bringing a backing band with them. Some serious heavy hitters tearing it up behind them!
10pm Free show! We will also be doing a raffle and toy drive that night so be ready to help some kids that night!
Another Wonderful event happened last Thursday June 14th at The Carrack Modern Art, and these are the pictures to prove it! Tyler Mahoney from Deja Mi once again captured the event!! ALOT of #LawwAbidingCitizens
You can Still Become a #LawwAbidingCitizen simply by voting for The Real Laww at www.CarolinaMusicAwards.com/cma/vote and select the Hip Hop and Video Boxes and choose “The Real Laww” (Male Hip Hop Artist) and “International Laww” (Video).
“I’m still The Real Laww and I Approve this message”
First I want to thank everyone who has supported me during this come up stage. Believe me, your loyalty and support is not going unnoticed and will be recognized.
Mark this date in your calendars, January 13th at Casbah, downtown Durham, myself and Toon are putting on an event of epic proportion and would love for you to be apart of it.
I am proud to say we are supporters of The Wounded Warriors Project, http://woundedwarriorsproject.org. So a portion of the proceeds will be going to the WWP.
The Real Laww
and Mr J
See you out there!
Doors Open at 8 pm
Event Starts at 9 pm
$5 advanced tickets
$7 day of
(an additional $3 if you’re not a Casbah member)
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