Keaton, Drique London, Dj Flash

Eargasm Entertainment Presents: Sucker Free Sunday

Keaton

Drique London

Dj Flash

The Kid Hater, The Drop Squad, Mallz, Da Rula, The Soul Section, Mafioso Music, Black Market Connections (BMC)

Sun, December 9, 2012

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

The Pour House Music Hall

Raleigh, NC

$5 at the door

Tickets Available at the Door

Keaton
Keaton
Keaton (born Keaton Wendt) is a 21 year old rising start taking the Carolina hip-hop scene by storm. He was born in Pennsylvania and spent some time in New Jersey before his family finally settled in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Keaton proudly represents the “Capital City” (Raleigh) and in a short time has become a prominent face in the talent pool in NC.

Keaton’s love of music developed as an infant when his mother would rock him to sleep while playing country music. It was the only remedy that would soothe him and keep him from crying. In addition to country music Keaton was also heavily exposed to rock music and at the age of 14 he started playing the drums, influenced by bands such as Staind and 3 Doors Down. He always liked hip-hop but really fell in love with it around the age of 15 and started writing and recording lyrics at 19.

As a hip-hop fan, Keaton was influenced by legends like Biggie, Tupac, Outkast and Jay-Z as well as Eminem and since he discovered his passion for the genre in his later teenage years he also cites the newer generation of emcees such as Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa as heavy influences on his craft. Bob Marley’s music has also had a profound impact on Keaton. The subject matter in his music is usually on the lighter side, typically centered around girls, drinking and smoking marijuana, sometimes tying these topics into more serious matters. “I have a story to tell like everyone else,” says Keaton. “I really just want to have fun with this music and connect with people.”

Keaton has always had aspirations of working in the music industry but never really took his artistry seriously until after he dropped his first mixtape The Pregame in February 2011. The success of The Pregame and the accolades he received from other artists and fans made him realize that it was possible to make his dreams a reality. Keaton started to focus more of his attention on writing rhymes and recording and teamed up with other underground artists in the area for collaborations. Keaton was featured on the successful collaborative underground project The Millie Tape released in late 2011, contributing a verse to the hit record “Get Lifted” with fellow emcees Azon Blaze and Lazurus. Keaton dropped an EP on April 20 called Exit 420 and is currently working on his sophomore project Party of the Year set for a release date in 2012, fueled by the single “Doin What I Do.”

Already a well known face on the Raleigh-Durham hip-hop scene, Keaton intends to continue to build his growing fan base by increasing his online presence through social media and doing more shows outside of North Carolina. He is definitely an artist to keep on the radar having garnered the respect of veterans and newcomers alike.
Drique London
Drique London
Drique London, born Madrique Sanders, Is An Independent rap artist from Raleigh,NC. Drique started rapping at the age of 6 and dropped his first compilation entitled "The Monster" at the age of 14. During his junior year in high-school he begin to seriously pursue his rap career and dropped his first official mix-tape "The Unkool Vol.1". Since then he has dropped 5 mix-tapes, shot his first video (London What Up), performed at numerous underground events up and down the east coast, formed a partnership with up and coming clothing line HeroVillain, and currently preparing to drop his highly anticipated "Nike SB" The Mixtape on March 15, 2010.
The Kid Hater
The Kid Hater
Conceived from Love...Born to Hate! (Unsigned) Hip - Hop Artist / Destined 4 Greatness..
The Drop Squad
The Drop Squad
Mallz
Mallz
Hailing from northeastern North Carolina, Mallz brings an honest approach to hip hop as a champion for the average guy, however he is not your average emcee. Mallz was introduced to hip hop at an early age and by the age of 10, began writing his own raps. His environment was not one of project hallways and street corner hustlers, rather it was one of dirt roads and tobacco fields.

As he got older and further immersed into the hip hop culture, Mallz joined forces with other rappers in high school and quickly earned the reputation as a fierce battle rapper. That reputation followed him to East Carolina University where he became a member of the six-man group, Secret Society, while struggling as a fine arts student. The group would go on to record three mixtapes and perform at several small venues before graduation and life sent them on separate paths.

He eventually graduated with a bachelors degree in psychology and is currently a solo artist trying to balance life, work and music. Although no longer focused on battling every rapper in sight, Mallz still uses an aggressive approach to his style while speaking on subjects from the challenges of trying to make sense of the real world to relationships and everything in between. Continuing to perfect his craft and release music independently while holding down a full time job, Mallz is your everyday rapper next door pursuing his dream.
Da Rula
Da Rula
In 1984, Ricky Adams was born In Raleigh NC, to Darlene Adams and Rodney Christmas. At an early age, Ricky was played around with his musical gift, but he was known for his skills on the basketball court, and later moved to Laurinburg NC where he played for the Laurinburg institute. After being introduced to Jon Won, who was then the CEO of Yard Style Entertainment, Ricky began taking his lyrical gift a little more serious and recorded his first single, and from then on was known as "Da Rula". When asked how he earned the name "Da Rula" Ricky stated, "I am the ruler of my self and my own thoughts,and I'm a leader and not a follower". Since then Da Rula has suffered all types of setbacks in which he always seems to overcome, and he stated that "These things inspire my music and describes who I am and where I am in life.
Da Rula is now working with Dark South Records Inc. and has again teamed up with Jon Won who is currently the CEO this company. With the help of Young Rae, CEO of Young Rae Beats and Raleigh based producer ILL WiLL, Da Rula says he's going to bring back to Hip Hop what it's missing...and that music with a purpose and meaning. Da Ruler has a versatile Style, that has no limits, and sometimes surprises himself. He says its the beat that leads him. Da Rula is now preparing to do a few collaborations with other Dark South Records artist, and also a few artist from Raleigh NC including Cash from the group Rock & Cash, and singer Shaun Lamont. You can find Da Rula's music on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Rhapsody, Napster and more, and the album is expected to be released by the end of the summer.
The Soul Section
The Soul Section
The Soul Section, once known as The League, is a conglomerate that was formed mid October 2011. It consist of one emcee and two producers. Picassoul (MC), Brad M (Producer), and Phocus (Producer). Picassoul is an emcee of The Alex B. List independent record label. Brad M is a producer from 9th Wonder's Jamla Army and Phocus is an independent producer and also member of Picassoul's production team The Sample. These three artists hail from different locations from around the globe with one thing in common, their love for Hip Hop/Soul music. From the soulful streets of North Carolina to the state of Louisiana and even up to Canada, these three would connect on a musical level to form a group of artistic gentlemen.
Mafioso Music
Mafioso Music
The streets always seem to bring real people together, Keep strong families together & Bring the true strength in a person out.
Black Market Connections (BMC)
Black Market Connections (BMC)
Venue Information:
The Pour House Music Hall
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
http://www.the-pour-house.com/