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sympL / Press

“For Friday’s event fittingly titled “The Secret Stash,” ThazDope Records in conjunction with New York-based promoter The Saucy Monster will fully utilize the entire space with visuals from the infamous LoDurr, a slew of quality vendors including Bankduds, The Paplin’s Provisions, FanThreads, Sankloth, and New York Dancesafe, and most importantly a lineup chalk-full of producers who see no boundaries. Headlining the ThazDope Showcase is Ives from Nashville, Philadelphia’s Digital Ethos, a rare Smokestax b2b Brainrack set, Timmy Walker aka Mindset, and Beardthug. These upper-echelon underground visionaries will be supported by Jizzy Fra, Pluto Era, Yakooza, BMO (Live Band Set), Krook, Stubbs, and Kuhlin b2b Yung Kloth.15-year boom-bap hip hop veteran MC SympL from Jacksonville, North Carolina will keep the night flowing smoothly as the event’s featured MC.”

“sympl links up with Kaptain Kirk Productions to bring us this hiphop homage on his latest mix tape entitled “How To Make Money In Your Spare Time”. Kicking bars over classic instrumentals such as “C.R.E.A.M, Nas Is Like, Shook Ones Pt 2 et al we get to see Sympl in the raw form similar to a street cypher where the homie hustles his way to the mic and makes his statement known to the crowd. Hit the play button and get into the cypher.”

“Not much may be known about the man himself but his resume is pretty amazing not to talk of his music which I would call a blend/fusion of genres. On this effort he and Mr Dash create a 7 piece offering aptly titled ‘Truth, Love and Hunger’ , far from pop/gloss laden hooks and beats but a journey through the mind of a poet(I mean a real poet in every sense of the word). From the energetic hard hitting “What You Are told” and “Inspiration” to the mellow vibes on “Another Level”.”

“sympL’s ‘For The kids‘ gets the visual treatment in the form of a dark, sombre and cinematic styled clip. The tragic tale/s woven in the song is brought to life in an original screenplay developed by Sympl himself and shot by DSmarko.”

“YOU HAVE SHARED THE STAGE WITH LUMINARIES SUCH AS DAS EFX, CHALI 2NA, CAPPADONNA TO NAME A FEW. WHAT WAS THE EXPERIENCE(TOURING AND EVERYTHING ELSE) LIKE?”

“Some of the best music to come out of Greenville in recent years wasn’t made by a band. Projekt Lotus writes smart, jazzy hip-hop in the vein of A Tribe Called Quest, with spoken-word rhymes spun over analog soundscapes.”