Bobby “Fn” White and BIGhands freestyling at Sherwood’s Music. (Carrie Eidson/ Mountain Xpress)
Mountain Xpress and Sherwood’s Music are partnering to showcase local musicians through a series of stripped-down performances for the web. This week Bobby Fn White and MC BIGhands of Underground Unheard dropped by to freestyle.
Underground Unheard is both a DIY record label and an artist collective. Based in Asheville, “UU” frequently performs out of Timo’s House and includes artists representing both hip-hop and electronica. The label currently has two self-published compilation albums featuring UU and affiliated artists representing indie, punk, folk, soul, and rock, as well as different sub genres and styles of hip-hop. The label has also published individual albums from artists in the collective.
Bobby “Fn” White, who co-founded UU, also performs as one-half of the duo True Believers, a UU group composed of White and DJ Relik, a Pennsylvania-based producer and artist. BIGhands, a native of the Washington D.C. area, is a rapper and poet who focuses on off-beat, erratic and untraditional rhythms. He also performs in Asheville under the moniker Relative E.
The full collective of Underground Unheard publications, including works from White, BIGHands, True Believers and many others, is available at UndergroundUnheard.com. You can also connect with UU on their Facebook page facebook.com/undergroundunheard. Their upcoming performances includes March 1 (with DJ Whistleblower, Mary B & Cree Ashun), March 14 (with DJ Whistleblower, MC Beanz & Midiboss) and March 28 (with BIGhands, Colston and DJ Kutzu), all at Timo’s House.
This video web series is produced by Mountain Xpress and Sherwood’s Music. Check back each week for a new video featuring Asheville and WNC musicians.