Author Archives: Pierce

Cole, Phonte, 9th Drop #Sept27

North Carolina. I know we’re in a recession.. but it’s time to break out the credit cards, check books, food stamps and big face 20s, in support of three titans of North Carolina hip hop. Tomorrow, on September 27th, 9th Wonder drops The Wonder Years, Phonte drops Charity Starts at Home and J. Cole dropsContinue Reading

Hip Hop and Community Empowerment

Check out my lecture on Hip Hop and Community Empowerment this Sunday September 18th at the downtown Durham library, as part of their Humanities Lecture Series 3PM-4:30PM. Here’s the press release – I’m pretty sure it’s free.Continue Reading

Hopscotch Music Festival Recap #Victorylap

If you’ve been following our tweets, you know that we had an amazing time at #Hopscotch11. From the opening party at Flanders Gallery, to the underground wrestling match/food truck fair, to the incredible Foreign Exchange/Carlitta Durand show. One of my personal favorite moments was winning the HOOPscotch Charity Basketball game. It was a bittersweet victory becauseContinue Reading

Phonte, King Mez and Charlie Smarts go in

Three of my favorite emcees: Phonte, King Mez and Charlie Smarts – all NC natives (and collaborators on our recent free album Freedom Suite) – go in on this recent 2dopeboyz premier “In The 336”. Shouts to Greensboro-based Likuid Nation and the consistent dopeness of 2dopeboyz.Continue Reading

Daily Tar Heel on Guru Legacy

Guru Legacy was reviewed in today’s Daily Tar Heel. They didn’t like my ?uesto interview… 🙁Continue Reading