This is a question that gets asked just about everyday, but people never seem to have an accurate definition of what it means to them. Yes, everybody’s style is different and the answer to the question will vary amongst the people, but I Jonathan Timothy McLean is here to clean up what we call style. I won’t take too much of your time, I just want you to cut your iTunes down and listen to me. Well, read my thoughts.
Local talent from Greensboro, NC, Rodd.D (@theRealRoddD), will be in Charlotte on March 23rd performing at The Evening Muse in NoDa. Come through for a really dope hip hop performance as Rodd makes his first appearance on the stage in Charlotte. If you are not familiar with Rodd’s music be sure to check out the “LaFamilia” section of the site. Advanced tickets are $11 and can be purchased at www.AftonShows.com/RoddD. See you there!
I have no clue what my boy Charles plans to do with this “collection” but honestly he is liable to do anything. I am proud to say I have friends on the move that are doing something meaningful. Im excited not just because he is putting something out FINALLY but because he is taking the time to learn the trades and processes to actually make whatever he decides to sell. Safe to say he will be embroidering these on his own and I know he has taken the time to make sure its a quality job. You can cop at CharlieBZO.BigCartel.com! Peace&Love BTW!
From the people that produced “the Wonder Year” comes another documentary staring North Carolina’s own 9th Wonder [@9thWonderMusic]. If you haven’t heard by now, you must have been under a rock, 9th was invited to participate as a fellow within Harvard’s Hip Hop Archive and African-American studies program. During this time he taught a course and constructed a thesis on hip-hop’s role in the shaping of culture and academia. This documentary covers the academic year spent at Harvard and is laced interviews from a number of notable individuals.
People who know me on a personal level know that Dom Kennedy is my favorite recording artist out right now. I was happy to see his return to NC such a short time after getting to meeting him the last time he was in the area. The fact that he named his stop at The Fillmore last weekend one of his ‘Top 10 Performance of All Time’ is really dope and speaks to the growth Charlotte is experiencing as a city. Shout out to ABlackTV (@ABlackTV) on the recap make sure yall check out his This Is Charlotte (@ThisisCLT) series!
If you have been following my site for any extended length of time you know that I am a avid supporter of H1gher Learning. H1gher, owned and operated by KJ Kearney (@H1gher), is currently undergoing the change from southern street wear blog to non-profit organization. I will let the video do most of the “talking” but just know their are two ways to contribute – 1. You can give directly through their GoFundMe 2. You can attend events such as the one featured below where proceeds directly benefit the mission of H1gher Learning.
Budding collective 90 Vanguard blesses the streets yet again with a release from recording artist, Tim Stacks (@TimStacks_). As a sponsored tape on DatPiff.com – “New Era” has collected just over 1,000 downloads in about two weeks. Stacks solid flow and production selection have proven to be a formula for success producing a gritty yet skill piece of work. Don’t miss this one – Click the album art above to stream and download “New Era”.
So, this story begins waaaay back but that’s because I have known Sean since elementary school. We weren’t close growing up but we often occupied the same space. I do remember when he first started rapping a little after high school. However, coming back home after graduating college and capturing him perform at “Goodstock” last summer [photo above] I knew he had been working and was on to something special. Learn some more about Sean Sky [@Sean_Sky_] and his music after the jump.
A few week’s back I gave you guys an intro to 90Vangaurd, their artist Jerm, and his new tape “Material of Dreams”. Well they are back and delivering visuals to “the Morning”, a hazy narrative recapping some “relatable” experiences depending on what life you lead. Ha! Its well put together and the edits are clean – PRESS PLAY!