Larry “Po’folk” Williams discusses his musical journey and the significance of going head-to-head with an MC he greatly respects.
Cypher Univercity was started in 2010 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh by MC Mike L!ve. The five year anniversary of the movement will be celebrated — along with the release of FTOLive, a new album from Free the Optimus — at The Orange Peel on Saturday, Aug. 29.
While the do-it-yourself ethic in music is often associated with punk bands, in Asheville, there is a hip-hop label that fully embodies that spirit.
Rap group Tanya Morgan performs with rapper Big Pooh at Asheville Music Hall on Saturday, March 8 at 8 p.m.
Brothers Davaion and Heath Bristol don’t just participate in the local hip-hop scene — they bring it directly to you.
Rap superstar Big Boi’s new video for “Thom Pettie” features footage from his sold-out spring show at the Orange Peel in Asheville.
I read somewhere once long ago about Steve Albini’s thoughts on live music. Basically, he posited, there are two kinds of artists — those who care only about the live show and use their recordings as a document of them, and, of course, vice versa. Brown falls somewhere closer to the former. It’s just him, a microphone, his DJ Skywlkr and a whole, whole lot of energy. Photos by Rich Orris
Former Asheville rappers Fist Family returns for a reunion show (not with each other — they’ve been going strong all along — but with friends and Gurp City South members) and a record release. Friday, June 10 at Emerald Lounge. Click through for video from the band’s new album.