Busting into Asheville’s hip hop scene

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Lori Deaton

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Nick King


  • Twelfth Night

    -by Xpress Staff
    Asheville Mardi Gras holds a Twelfth Night party at Club Eleven on Monday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m.
  • Asheville’s hip-hop scene is poised to claim the spotlight

    -by Webmaster
    Words from the wise Michael Capra, better known to fans as Foul Mouth Jerk, has been a part of Asheville’s hip-hop scene since the late ’90s. As difficult as it…
  • Smart Bets: Rob Morrill Photography

    -by Xpress Staff
    Leicester-based photographer Rob Morrill was a veterinarian for his first career. Following his retirement in ’99, he turned his attention to his camera. According to his bio, Morrill is “primarily…
  • Smart Bets: The Rag-Pickers Guide to Poetry

    -by Xpress Staff
    As faculty members of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, Eleanor Wilner and Maurice Manning have, between them, decades of teaching experience, many published collections of poems…
  • Tricks of the trade

    -by Toni Sherwood
    A skull wearing sunglasses cackles to announce the arrival of visitors to Magic Central, a retail shop on Weaverville Highway in North Asheville. The shop appears empty except for the…
  • Smart Bets: Wine and Ink

    -by Xpress Staff
    The new year is the time for, if not resolutions, then making plans and setting goals. Here’s a fun way to get going with creative projects: Wine and Ink, hosted…
  • State of the Arts

    -by Kyle Sherard
    Chances are you’ve been invited to one of Asheville’s cafes, salons, bookstores or breweries not for a book, beer or haircut, but for an art opening. Whatever their main purpose,…
  • Scents and sensibilities

    -by Alli Marshall
    Although husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Lauren Goans, aka Lowland Hum, is based in North Carolina, the couple have spent much of the last two years logging miles up and down…


  • Together at one table: Asheville food community’s culture of cooperation

    -by Michael Franco
    More than great food is cooking in the kitchens of local eateries — there’s a spirit of collaboration afoot.
  • Finding their hive

    -by Gina Smith
    A new business dedicated to all things honeybee is coming to Haywood Road this winter. Jillian Kelly and Kim Allen, two former commodities traders from Chicago, are in the midst…
  • Late-night bites: Ben’s Tune Up

    -by Michael Franco
    In a restaurant-rich city like Asheville, there’s one thing you can pretty much count on late at night: lots of hungry restaurant workers. According to Amelia Lindsey, the general manager…
  • Beer Scout: The year in beer

    -by Webmaster
    Common New Year’s resolutions aren’t something to look forward to. Who gets excited about eating less or exercising more? But it doesn’t have to be that way. This is Asheville…
  • Invitation to readers: Soup’s on!

    -by Gina Smith
    With winter now in full swing, many locals are cutting the chill by turning on their slow cookers or looking for the daily soup specials at their favorite local eateries.…



  • Generation App

    -by Brent Brown
  • Asheville Disclaimer 1/1/14

    -by Webmaster
    Top 10 James Francos of 2013
  • Props for spirituality and social justice article

    -by Letters
    I would like to extend a heartfelt fist-bump to Jordan Foltz and the Mountain Xpress for last week’s spirituality issue and cover story [“Sacred Activism,” Dec. 25 Xpress]. This topic…
  • Poetry should not be left to journals alone

    -by Letters
    Your response to the letter titled “A Place for Poetry” [Dec. 5 Xpress] by Steven Manuel was somewhat surprising. In such an arts-based community, you do well to cover every…
  • The actual data on climate change

    -by Letters
    This note is in reference to Michael Ivey’s letter “Carbon Dioxide Does Not Cause Global Warming” [Dec. 25 Xpress]. Mr. Ivey states, “Even the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change admits…
  • Global warming is real and must be addressed

    -by Letters
    In response to the letter, “Carbon Dioxide Does Not Cause Global Warming,” [Dec. 25 Xpress] written by Michael Ivey: It was amusing to read that Mr. Ivey, speaking of the…
  • A balanced viewpoint

    -by Letters
    Amid daily concerns about overpopulation, species extinction and global warming, it may seem soothing to be once again reassured by Michael Ivey that CO2 pollution is no big deal [“Carbon…