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Slangston Hughes / Bio

Slangston Hughes, THE Connoisseur of Fine Rhyme, can be summed up in the following quote from fellow emcee, Mr. J'ai: "The future of hip-hop has arrived. Slangston Hughes' music is a fresh blend of sensible lyrics, head bobbing beats, and unpredictably witty wordplay. Slangston is pushing the envelope and destroying all stereotypes of what a Southern emcee is supposed to sound like. He represents the new movement of unheard, progressive New Orleans rap." Hughes’ first mixtape, Money & The Message, featured original production from Blaze the Verbal Chemist, Jon Jackson of American New Wave Media Group, and New Orleans Power 102.9 FM’s own DJ Mike Swift. Money & The Message emphasizes lyrical tenacity and subject matter with meaning. Hughes was the first ever two and three-time winner of the Microphone Co-Rivalry Emcee Competition, a tournament-style, crowd judged emcee contest. Hughes, both as a solo artist and as a member of the New Orleans supergroups Tygah Woods and Superugly, has opened for Freddie Gibbs, Black Milk, Gift of Gab, Rapper Big Pooh of Little Brother, Akil (Jurassic 5), Mickey Factz, Big Sant, Lyrics Born, Wise Intelligent, and the Asian Hip-Hop Summit tour. Slangston is the founder and host of Uniquity, a monthly showcase that highlights the variety of talent in New Orleans and honors the city’s musical roots, backed by live fusion jazz band, Fo On the Flo. Slangston is also a contributing author to New Orleans: The Underground Guide (2010). Available fall/winter 2013, Slangston Hughes’ EP, "Five Finger Discount," will be available for digital download and at local retailers. It is a reflection of his artistic progression and promises to be his most complete work to date.

General Info

Band Members
Slangston Hughes (emcee/lead vocals), Peter Varnado (drums), Devin Kerrigan (bass), Andrew McGowan (keys), Georgi Petrov (lead guitar)
Artist Name
Slangston Hughes
Home Page
Active Since
Hip Hop / Lyrical / Rap

Contact Info

New Orleans, LA

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