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“Hometown Glory, released in July, also features local hip-hop artist Epiphany on “Swangin’,” but the band has been working hard on their full-length debut, a nine- or 10-track album that is currently untitled. Whereas Hometown Glory was the four musicians of Flint Eastwood recreating Flint’s music, the new record is “more band generated,” Meier says. “It’s Flint Eastwood.” SEE THE SHOW Flint Eastwood is the opening act for a Thursday night concert at Juanita’s that features headliner Big K.R.I.T., the Mississippi hip-hop artist promoting his Live from the Underground album. Fellow Mississippi hip-hop artists Tito Lopez and Big Sant are also on the bill along with Houston hip-hop artists Slim Thug and GT Garza. The doors open at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance.”

"One benefit is that some of the rappers or promoters have affiliations outside the state. Malik Flint (who goes by MP the MVP), founder of Bryant-based crew Weekend Warriors, is originally from Denver, Colo. He says the music scene there was so broad and efficient that when his family relocated to Arkansas, it was something that he wanted to make happen here. And, for the most part, he has. Flint's crew consists of a group of fun suburban skater kids (black and white) whose songs have a chill party vibe over tracks culled from myriad genres. Flint also fronts an Afrobeat-influenced hip-hop band, Flint Eastwood, who are about to embark on an initial string of out-of-state gigs."