w/ Sleep Sinatra & Justin Lepard
Doors: 8 p.m. || Show: 9 p.m.
18 and up || $8: Advance || $10: Day of Show
The Bourbon Theatre presents…
::: Blueprint :::
With his fourth studio album, King No Crown, critically acclaimed mc/producer Blueprint has continued his constant evolution by combining the soulful sample chops of his 2014 project Respect the Architect (Weightless Recordings) with the genre-defying aesthetic of his 2011 album Adventures in Counter-Culture (Rhymesayers Entertainment). The end result is 60-minutes of uninterrupted music that effortlessly transitions from song to song without a single moment of pause or silence.
Lyrically, Blueprint provides his trademark honesty – paying tribute to hip-hop, lost loved ones, and the legacy of fallen artists Eyedea and J. Dilla – making King No Crown his most personal and conceptual project to date.
Blueprint’s new album King No Crown will be available Tuesday April 28th on Weightless Recordings.
::: Supastition :::
After emerging from a virtually unrecognized state at the time, North Carolina’s Supastition has singlehandedly built an extensive career in hip hop and slowly become one of the elite emcees in the industry today. Born in the small town of Greenville, NC, Supastition quickly made a name for himself through radio and street battles after relocating to Charlotte, NC in the late 90’s.
After a shocking departure from the music industry in 2010, Supastition returned in early 2013 with the critically acclaimed The Blackboard EP. The music video for his Marco Polo-produced single, Yada Yada, reached over 10,000 views in one week on YouTube. Artists such as DJ Premier, Bumpy Knuckles, Beatminerz, and countless others have shown support by playing tracks from The Blackboard on their radio shows. 2014 marked the release of the Honest Living EP which was inspired by North Carolina’s decision to eliminate federal unemployment benefits for over 70,000 citizens. The project was produced entirely by German producer, Croup, who has worked extensively with Supastition throughout his career. The current single, Eardrum, shows the NC native returning to true form once again with a boom bap backdrop to compliment the raw vocals.
::: Dj Rare Groove :::