Fist Family reunion

Locally-based (but nationally-networking) website Gurp City South presents a family reunion. Not the Jell-O salad and croquet competition sort of family reunion, though. This is The Fist Family, a formerly-local rap group.

“When the Fist Family left Asheville about five years back, they had been voted most popular rap group in WNC [by Xpress readers] two years running,” says G.F.E. rapper Foul Mouth Jerk (who is also behind Gurp City South, “a central point tying together several national hip hop artists/groups, that are mainly based out of Asheville and San Francisco, and a home and promotional center for Asheville hip-hop as a whole.” Gurp City South artists include Jerk, TopR, The Ville Boyz, Adam Strange, DJ Football and the Fist Family). 

Back to the Fist Family story: “They have come back to play shows once a year since,” says Jerk. “And right now they are in the midst of their latest full length release Posted, which is getting a fair amount of love in the Bay Area and national press.”

Watch the video for “Civilized Freakshow” (featuring Dan Allen of Mist Giant) from Posted:

The album will come out on vinyl only (each record comes with a download card for a digital version). The record release coincides with several album-related video releases. It also coincides with the Asheville reunion.

The album release party takes place on Friday, June 10 at the Emerald Lounge. Guests include Adam Strange, The Ville Boyz, TopR, Foul Mouth Jerk and DJ Football. 9 p.m., $5.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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5 thoughts on “Fist Family reunion

  1. bill smith

    “Posted” is an incredible album. Everyone should go cop it. NOW!

  2. bill smith

    Seriously, Fist Fam are evolving at an incredible rate. This is rap music and beyond!

  3. Foulio

    Mmyyaahh see, these fellas are all the rumpus. Fist Fam are a bunch of straight shooters, some real square G’s see. Anyone who says otherwise is a bunko artist, sellin ya allotta hooey. Ya gettin a bum steer see? This flop is where all saucy young twists will be cuttin a rug come Friday. So come to the Emerald Lounge, sample the hooch, and stretch ya get-away sticks with some of these leggy birds, or it’s the high hat I tell ya! The kiss off, mmyyaahh…

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