Prince Po' (of Organized Konfusion), Cesar Comanche, Ghost Dog, Duece Bug (The Full Blast Movement), K-Hill

Prince Po' (of Organized Konfusion)

Cesar Comanche

Ghost Dog

Duece Bug (The Full Blast Movement)

K-Hill

Hosted by: Tuscon, DJ Trizzak

Thu, August 21, 2014

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

The Pour House Music Hall

Raleigh, NC

$10 online / $12 at the door

This event is 18 and over

MUST HAVE AN ID TO ATTEND SHOW. NO ID, NO ENTRY. Under 21 will be charged a $5 surcharge at the door.

Cesar Comanche
Cesar Comanche
Cesar Comanche is one of the founding emcees of North Carolina's critically acclaimed hip-hop crew, The Justus League. Comanche, originally from Jacksonville, NC, began writing rhymes in 1994, but didn't pursue rhyming as a career until 1996 his second year of college. In that same year, he met budding producer and fellow NC State student 9th Wonder for the first time, and began doing live performances and recording songs.

After a few years of perfecting his craft, Comanche along with 9th Wonder, organized their fellow friends and rap artists in the Triangles hip-hop scene and started the Justus League Crew in 1999. Since then, he has performed with Tha Liks, The Coup, Hieroglyphics, Z-Man, Dilated Peoples, Living Legends, Supastition, Faust & Shortee, Wordsworth, Kardinal Official, DJ Dez, DJ Houseshoes, Aceyalone, O.C., Louis Logic, Malay Sparks, Ghettosocks and many others.

In addition to touring USA, Canada, Germany, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Austria, Estonia, Sweden, England, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, and Croatia and performing with Little Brother and the rest of the Justus League, Comanche has appeared on television shows such as Time Warner Cable's Music Choice Rap Channel, Hip Hop Nation (NBC), Distortion 2 Static (WB Network), and Little Brother's "You Hear It First" segment on MTV2. He has also been featured in several videos, most notably, his own "Hands High", and "Lamb to Lion" video which won a "Most Creative Atmosphere" award from the University of Chapel Hill.

Comanche has independently released two solo albums on his own Defenders of the Free World imprint (2000's Wooden Nickels and 2002's Paper Gods) and with Blues Interactions (2005's Squirrel and The Aces The Japan Tour) with ABB Records (2005's Squirrel and The Aces also 2009's Die In Your Lap) with Beathut Records (2006's Wooden Nickels Revisited) and with Bruther Monk Music (2011's Itch Remedy). He also has appeared on Little Brother's "The Listening" LP, Edgar Allen Floe's "True Links" LP, featured in the theme song This Side of the River of the Princeville, NC Documentary, Away Team, Legacy, and 9th Wonder's "National Mayhem" Triple album, Eternia's "Its Called Life" LP, the Justus League's "NC State of Mind Vol. 1" mixtape, the Hall of Justus' "Singles Files" mixtape, and many other projects. He is now completing his new project called "Like a Night in the Thief".

ALBUM REVIEW
http://www.blackouthiphop.com/cesar-comanche-like-a-night-in-the-thief/
Ghost Dog
Ghost Dog
Ghost Dog: the vengeful spirit of hip-hop. Not content to let the art form die out in a commercial fizzle; this NC-based lyricist seamlessly combines razor-sharp wordplay, wickedly-clever concepts, and a limitless spectrum of moods and subject matter into an intelligent and truly unique package.

"I chose Ghost Dog because the essence of the character from the movie fits me nicely, and the Hagakure (which the movie was based on) helped to bring about a major transition in my life. I live and die by a certain code, and betray it for nothing. I have always been drawn to martial arts, Eastern philosophy, and Bushido; and this is often reflected in my music. In fact, when I am not working on music, I'm usually either teaching or training in Kantan Wushu (a system comprised of Ch'uan Fa, Tae Kyon, and Jujutsu); of which I've been a student for the last 10 years. My influences include (but are not limited to): life experiences, personal reflections, martial arts, current events, anime, video games, movies, chess, dreams, 9 to 5 life, battles fought (physically and mentally), and my various encounters with people from all over the world."

"I've played live in Raleigh, NC at Berkeley Café (with Doodlebug of Digable Planets as well as Tanya Morgan), The Lincoln Theater (with Median), The Brewery, The Metro Cafe, Raleigh Music Hall (with Supastition), Katmandu, King's Barcade, The Hi-5, The Red Room, Ruckus Pizza, and NC State Campus. I've performed in Greensboro, NC at 103.1 WUAG and wrecked numerous freestyle cyphas. In Chapel Hill, NC, I've rocked Mansion 462 with Kenn Starr and Kev Brown; and also performed at The Blend. In Wilmington, NC, I’ve performed numerous times at The Whiskey & The Soapbox. I’ve rocked parties, shows, and weddings in Taipei, Taiwan and Negril, Jamaica. Most recently I had the honor of performing in the presence of Talib Kweli, who sought me out after my set to tell me my music was an inspiration, & also of opening for Cappadonna from Wu-Tang, who actually stopped mid-set to show appreciation & respect for what I do. I really enjoy performing at shows, and I also love organizing quality hip-hop shows. Every time I do one or the other is a special moment."

"I'm not going to try to gas ya head up; I just try to make the type of hip-hop I like to listen to. It's different; sometimes it's got a message, sometimes I just like to flip tha wordplay. I work with an assortment of producers that spend a lot of time at what they do. I myself have been honing my craft over the last 19 years, and continue to evolve as an MC. I think if you check it out and you even remotely like hip-hop, you'll hear somethin' you like."

Ghost Dog currently has five full-length albums out: “Hidden in the Leaves” (’03), “Out of the Woodworks” (’06), “Relics of tha Lost Art” (’09), “Ghost in the Darkness” (’11); and “Ghost in the Shell” (‘13). His group 1100 Hunters has an album out by the name of “Long-Winded” and is working on their second album “Hunter Season”. They were nominated for the best hip-hop group in NC for the 2012 Carolina Music Awards
Duece Bug (The Full Blast Movement)
Duece Bug (The Full Blast Movement)
dUECE bUG has been making quite a bit of noise on the east coast lately, with his unique blend of hip hop, rock, and soul; accompanied by a polarizing live performance that has become notorious in the area. dUECE just performed on all East Coast dates of the 2013 VANS WARPED TOUR, and has opened for hip hop heavyweights like Method Man and Redman, B.O.B, Royce da 5'9, Ghostface, Wale, Maino, Sheek Louch of the Lox, KRS ONE, La Coka Nostra, Cory Gunz and most recently, EPMD, Prodigy and Slaughterhouse. He has also performed alongside some of the underground's best known artists like Mr Lif, Fred the Godson, Apathy, Masta Ace, and La Coka Nostra/House of Pain, all within the last 2 years. dUECE bUG has performed at world famous venues such as CBGB's, Toads Place, Webster Theater, The Middle East Boston, The Globe, and The Palladium and has been featured on Vlad TV (over SIX MILLION hits combined), Shade 45 satellite radio, and MTV's Made. Due to his great buzz, he has also had many features on blogs and in the local press, including winning “BEST HIP HOP” in the Hartford Advocate's 2011 Grand Band Slam. (please see links below). dUECE bUG’s versatility fits both hip hop and rock bills alike enabling him to perform at a variety of festivals, including Warped Tour, Rock and Shock Festival with Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper, and Opuspalooza to name a few. One of the hardest working atists in the tri state, dUECE has become a driving force and has defined indie work ethic. He founded the Full Blast Movement in February 2010 with his crew in an effort to unify the underground Hip Hop community in CT. With hundreds of local shows under their belt, they have, in fact, become a staple in the underground scene.

Currently, he has 3 studio releases; a demo-esque original LP entitled "Fuck.Duece.Bug", his follow up album: “Love, Duece Bug, and his latest project: “the Tex Wattsun Chronicals”. In 2009 Fuck.Duece.Bug took CT hip hop to another level by stretching the parameters of what fans were accustomed to listening to, redefining “hip hop” while at the same time, staying true to its integrity and roots. Fuck. Duece.Bug includes features by Cory Gunz, Cappadonna, Ethan Issac of Edison, and was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered at Factory Underground Studios in Norwalk CT.

"Love, Duece Bug", the highly anticipated follow up cd (w/ free bonus disc) dropped June 11th 2011. While it is as wild and unconventional as 'Fuck.Duece.Bug', there is a more conscious and natural element to 'Love, Duece Bug'. It boasts production from Kenny Ca$h and Vinny Idol of D Block, and includes guest features from Cory Gunz, Mr Lif, and Blacastan.

“Tex Wattsun Chronicals” was a project Duece worked on as a gift to the true underground community- every track is produced by a different artist in the scene, including Apathy, Blacastan, Jacobi Wichita and more. Duece is currently working very hard on his next official album: “Mantis” (2013)

dUECE made his start in the NY and CT Hardcore/punk scene as a teenager and founded Blacklisted. As a singer/songwriter/frontman, dUECE made a name for himself within the hardcore scene performing on many bills and festivals including a stint on the Warped Tour. He has performed alongside such well known hardcore/metal acts as Hatebreed, AFI, 25 ta Life, Sick Of It All, and Skarhead. dUECE bUG’s hardcore days are definitely still with him as he brings that very same incredible energy and infused antics to every hip hop or rock show he plays. DUECE bUG is the future.
K-Hill
K-Hill
K-Hill (born Kelvin Hill), CEO of "Kick-A-Verse" Production Group was born in Wilson, North Carolina but currently calls Durham home. Known as one of North Carolina's most talented Emcee/Producer's, K-Hill began his rise in the music scene at the age of 16 when he started producing music. After choosing Hip Hop as his main genre of focus, he soon began writing lyrics. As his skills developed, his natural talent took over and he quickly became known for his vocal consistency, raw enthusiasm on stage and demonstrative lyrics on the mic. These strong attributes continue to carry over into his current music.

With Hip Hop being a way to express oneself, K-Hill is a master at using real life experiences incorporated into his verses to draw the people to him. He has lived a life that wasn't always easy, but he has maintained the character of a man that is always striving to reach that next level. His style is east coast influenced, introspective with a southern accent. Being self-described as a super-hybrid of hiphop's golden era artist mixed with his own unique recipe, K-Hill has proven that he has the talent to succeed and has already rocked stages with KRS One, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, 9th Wonder, Raekwon and EPMD, to name a few. He has been featured in publications such as Good Magazine, Elemental Mag, HipHop Game, Hip Hop DX, All Hip Hop and Christopher "Play" Martin's Brand Newz.

2004's nationally distributed release of "Da Instigator" (Neblina Records) gained K-Hill larger exposure, but his 1st solo project, "Stamps of Approval" (Kick-A-Verse) pushed him to the forefront, especially among North Carolina's Hip Hop scene and solidified him as a serious artist. He has since released an EP titled "Memoirs of a Premature Legend" that gives listeners an idea of where he came from and why he continues to be a major force in the game lyrically and production wise. Recently, Kick-A-Verse Production Group has had most of K-Hill's focus as he develops it into a recognizable and trusted brand in the urban entertainment industry. With new projects scheduled for release in 2012, K-Hill is ready to pave his path deeper into the Hip Hop Industry.
Hosted by: Tuscon
Hosted by: Tuscon
For fans of KRS One, Wu Tang, and Big Daddy Kane.

Tuscon is hip hop. He lives it and breathes it every day. He grew up in Brooklyn battle rapping against his mother from a young age, and his complete dedication to the craft shows. Making his name in the battle rap circuit in Raleigh, he quickly grew infamous for taking no prisoners. He released a solo album called Strong Arm Down, and then he became a member of the 1100 Hunters. He's known for his nimble flow, raspy but sold voice, and great lyrics. He is heavily influenced by KRS One, Wu Tang, and Rakim.
Venue Information:
The Pour House Music Hall
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
http://www.the-pour-house.com/