In case you missed the last “Gurp City South Presents” event at Emerald Lounge (it sold out early in the evening), the next hip-hop showcase, also at Emerald Lounge, is set for Saturday, July 16. Gurp City South represents regional hip-hop acts, like Foul Mouth Jerk, TopR, Fist Family, The Ville Boyz and Smidi — the first two artists, along with Adam Strange of GFE, Asheville’s DJ Football and The Lone Gunmen from Greenville, S.C. will perform. The show features Newark, N.J.’s Artifacts, an underground trio who came to Asheville last year to work on a video with Jerk (watch “Back Up On the Scene” at avl.mx/3s). “This summer has seen a bit of a long-awaited revival in Asheville's hip-hop scene, and we're trying to keep that ball rolling with this show,” says Jerk. 10 p.m. emeraldlounge.com.
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