On the heels of an electrifying Downtown After 5 performance, local hip-hop collective Free the Optimus released a live album of 16 tracks from that show. The song “Free Yourself” is specially dedicated to the city of Asheville.
The album includes contributions from DJ Jet (turntables); Mike L!VE, C.Shreve the Professor and Marisa Blake (vocals); Josh Blake (guitar), Simon George (keyboard) and Patrick Armitage (drums).
FTO performs at Timo’s House, 5 Biltmore Ave., on Friday, Nov. 16, at 9 p.m.
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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She 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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