Sounds Like: Little Brother, 9th Wonder, Slum Village, The Roots, Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)
Label: Jamla, It's A Wonderful World Music Group
Bio: Emcees Enigma and Sundown form the group Actual Proof: Based out of Raleigh, NC signed to Grammy Award Winning Producer 9th Wonder’s Jamla Label, they are sure to remind you that the term “feel good music” is very much still relevant in today’s current musical landscape. We now have Actual Proof ... See Full BioMore Info
Graffiti, B Boys, DJ’s-OH MY! In past years, Durham’s Hip Hop scene has been tossed to the wayside. It has been associated with violence and actions that clouded the actual “art” of Hip Hop. As of July 2012, two of Durham’s very own, have made it their mission to change this stigma. Award-winning artists, Professor Toon and The Real Laww have provided the community with what has been dubbed the DURM Hip Hop Summit, a one day musical festival that blankets the city of Durham in high quality Hip Hop; that can be experienced by all ages. The Durm Hip Hop Summit truly is a show within a show, illustrating the true meaning of Hip Hop and educating its audience on the foundation of Hip Hop roots. The event showcases the five pillars of Hip Hop: beat boxing, break dancing, emceeing, deejaying and graffiti, with a mission to revive the Hip Hop scene in Durham and the Triangle area. The DURM Hip Hop Summit started off from humble beginnings with just five performers, two DJ’s, one graffiti artist and one host all at one venue. Durham Mainstays, The Beast and Joshua Gunn headlined last year’s event and even a monsoon of torrential downpour couldn’t keep the DURM HIP Hop Summit from pulling a packed house. This year, the Summit brings a rocking end to the summer that’ll be sure to have many talking in the weeks to follow. On August 17th, the event will host on an even larger exhibit of Hip Hop madness, spreading across three venues-MotorCo., Casbah and Pinhook with headliners Kooley High, Young Swift, Actual Proof, and Kaze. Getting goose bumps already, huh?! Come jam out with ten talented performers and dance into the night with six DJs spinning their hottest mixes. Also presenting, k97.5’s renowned radio personalities Wade Banner, Brian Dawnson, and Nikki Nikole to keep the crowd hype. The showcase will even provide a safe and seamless transition between venues via the Bridge Bus! A good time and a good cause, because all graffiti pieces will be donated to the Durham School of the Arts, to inspire future Hip Hoppers. What’s in store for the future of the DURM Hip Hop Summit you ask? More, more, more! With hopes of inspiring growth by adding to the already sweet list of well known sponsors such as RedBull, The Art of Cool Project, Runaway and PBR, The Summit aspires to be on the same playing field as other music festivals like A3C, Hopscotch or Bonnaroo by adding more venues and even an outside performance with nationally known acts. This marks the turning point for Hip Hop in the triangle. It’s Hip Hop and Art at its finest, connecting people from all walks of life. For more information go to: http://DURMHipHopSummit.com
All the way from Raleigh, NC comes the super cool duo Actual Proof. Signed by Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder, this tandem is known for precision lyricism over classic boom-bap production. Their catalogue is extensive with full-length digital releases like Talented Tenth and Still Hotter Than July. To add to their performance, they have their newly released Black Boy Radio album lead by the feel good single "All The Way" which features DMV-bred, nationally known crooner Raheem DeVaughn. With the charisma to interest hip-hop heavyweight 9th Wonder and experience sharing stages with the likes of Talib Kweli among others, this is no show to miss! Show up for Actual Proof!
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