Tag: rap

Photos: Breakaway Music Festival

| October 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
Photos: Breakaway Music Festival

Photos by Pooja Pasupula. Lil Dicky and Zedd headline at Breakaway Music Festival in the AvidXchange Music Factory on Saturday night in Charlotte, NC.

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Say’hu: Q&A and exclusive single ’90th Minute’

| November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Say’hu: Q&A and exclusive single ’90th Minute’

The Gambian rapper Say’hu is back, releasing his brand new single, paying homage to his roots and the world’s game. The track inspired by life events and his love for soccer, particularly Arsenal, exemplifies Say’hu’s lyrical prowess and musical diversity. The Niner Times sat down with Say’hu ahead of his anticipated release: What was the […]

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Say’hu: My own way

| October 20, 2015 | 5 Comments
Say’hu: My own way

Say’hu, a slender West-African, sits on a black leather couch. His charcoal-colored fedora rests on top of an untrimmed afro; hands in the pockets of his khaki colored pants. Say’hu sits inside his concealed downtown Charlotte studio, a hideaway from the outside world. His inspiration, Bob Marley, is pictured on his t-shirt, while at the same time he […]

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Hanging with Steven Cooper

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Hanging with Steven Cooper

While everyone is stripping the beat down, he’s doing full on production with live instruments. Lyricist Steven Cooper isn’t afraid to be himself. “The number one thing I love is breaking down those stereotypes,” Cooper said. The Kansas City native isn’t the first person to come to mind when considering conscious rappers, but you may […]

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Young Jules cruises through with ‘Coastin’

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Young Jules cruises through with ‘Coastin’

Baltimore born rapper, Young Jules is expected to debut his new mix tape this week. Since he began rapping, Jules has transitioned from Gospel Rap to mainstream music while managing to preserve his progressive image. The BNR Records artist released the album’s title track and music video, “Coastin” earlier this month. If the video speaks […]

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Kid Ink lets us in his lane

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kid Ink lets us in his lane

Following the release of his second studio album, “My Own Lane,” California rapper Kid Ink gears up for the Live Nation’s One to Watch tour. The headliner has more than one reason to celebrate the event. Not only is he promoting the January release of his album, but the tour also starts on his birthday. […]

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UNC Charlotte student is offering a fresh new take on rap and hip hop

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte student is offering a fresh new take on rap and hip hop

As a child growing up in Indianapolis, Khyran Shank never envisioned himself pursuing a career as a rap artist. “As a kid I did almost everything that little kids do,” Shank says. “I played sports and had my little gadgets, but my mind was far away from music.” Even though being a rap artist was […]

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Jake Miller talks about bully awareness, his first headline tour and changing people’s lives

| November 5, 2013 | 9 Comments
Jake Miller talks about bully awareness, his first headline tour and changing people’s lives

It was ninth grade when Jake Miller began writing songs in high school. It was upon hearing the feedback from his fellow peers, that he eventually starting posting videos on YouTube. It didn’t take long before he caught the eye of some music executives and landed his first live performance opening for Snoop Dogg. The […]

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Mat Kearney on “Young Love” and summer tour

| July 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
Mat Kearney on “Young Love” and summer tour

Since the release of his highly popular and critically acclaimed first album, “Nothing Left to Lose,” American musician Mat Kearney has captured the hearts of many with his relatable, meaningful stories told through his unique voice and folk-rap sound. Songs from this release, such as “Nothing Left to Lose” and “Undeniable,” were the soundtrack to television […]

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