Ignite Mindz, Ghost Dog, Tucson – Tickets – Deep South The Bar – Raleigh, NC – August 4th, 2017

Ignite Mindz, Ghost Dog, Tucson


Ignite Mindz, Ghost Dog, Tucson

Fri, August 4, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Deep South The Bar

Raleigh, NC


This event is 21 and over

Ignite Mindz
Ignite Mindz
" The full album "Influence" is now on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Tidal, Amazon and everywhere, and it's now on SoundCloud for a limited time to stream in full for free.

Ignite Mindz is a keyboardist/producer/MC who produced the whole record. The album heavily features his wife Kayla Marie. She is on many of the hooks, bridges and is used as a "vocal instrument" on the beats. She is classically trained, smooth as silk but with an edge, and carries a ton of power underneath a beautiful tone. The beats are a mix of gritty chopped soul and hard drums, a secret recipe of west coast synths harmonizing in your left and right ears, and a myriad of gorgeous keyboards Ignite plays through the Roland Fantom. He even chops up samples of songs his full hip hop band "I&I+3" recorded.

Album standouts are "Opinion", "All The Way In", and "Home" (a tribute to growing up in the southern lifestyle of North Carolina). It's a tight cohesive package of 11 tracks that flow into each other that feels like a journey from start to finish. That feeling seems to be missing from a lot of projects these days. Thanks so much if you give this a listen or post it.

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/ignitemindz/sets/influence

iTunes and Apple Music: http://bit.ly/iTunesIgnite


Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Ignite_Mindz_Influence?id=Bu75wqtu53n3yajvctrl6tpdxpm
Ghost Dog
Ghost Dog: the vengeful spirit of hip-hop. Not content to let the art form die out in a commercial fizzle; this NC-based lyricist seamlessly combines razor-sharp wordplay, wickedly-clever concepts, and a limitless spectrum of moods and subject matter into an intelligent and truly unique package.

"I chose Ghost Dog because the essence of the character from the movie fits me nicely, and the Hagakure (which the movie was based on) helped to bring about a major transition in my life. I live and die by a certain code, and betray it for nothing. I have always been drawn to martial arts, Eastern philosophy, and Bushido; and this is often reflected in my music. In fact, when I am not working on music, I'm usually either teaching or training in Kantan Wushu (a system comprised of Ch'uan Fa, Tae Kyon, and Jujutsu); of which I've been a student for the last 10 years. My influences include (but are not limited to): life experiences, personal reflections, martial arts, current events, anime, video games, movies, chess, dreams, 9 to 5 life, battles fought (physically and mentally), and my various encounters with people from all over the world."

"I've played live in Raleigh, NC at Berkeley Café (with Doodlebug of Digable Planets as well as Tanya Morgan), The Lincoln Theater (with Median), The Brewery, The Metro Cafe, Raleigh Music Hall (with Supastition), Katmandu, King's Barcade, The Hi-5, The Red Room, Ruckus Pizza, and NC State Campus. I've performed in Greensboro, NC at 103.1 WUAG and wrecked numerous freestyle cyphas. In Chapel Hill, NC, I've rocked Mansion 462 with Kenn Starr and Kev Brown; and also performed at The Blend. In Wilmington, NC, I've performed numerous times at The Whiskey & The Soapbox. I've rocked parties, shows, and weddings in Taipei, Taiwan and Negril, Jamaica. Most recently I had the honor of performing in the presence of Talib Kweli, who sought me out after my set to tell me my music was an inspiration, & also of opening for Cappadonna from Wu-Tang, who actually stopped mid-set to show appreciation & respect for what I do. I really enjoy performing at shows, and I also love organizing quality hip-hop shows. Every time I do one or the other is a special moment."

"I'm not going to try to gas ya head up; I just try to make the type of hip-hop I like to listen to. It's different; sometimes it's got a message, sometimes I just like to flip tha wordplay. I work with an assortment of producers that spend a lot of time at what they do. I myself have been honing my craft over the last 19 years, and continue to evolve as an MC. I think if you check it out and you even remotely like hip-hop, you'll hear somethin' you like."

Ghost Dog currently has five full-length albums out: "Hidden in the Leaves" ('03), "Out of the Woodworks" ('06), "Relics of tha Lost Art" ('09), "Ghost in the Darkness" ('11); and "Ghost in the Shell" ('13). His group 1100 Hunters has an album out by the name of "Long-Winded" and is working on their second album "Hunter Season". They were nominated for the best hip-hop group in NC for the 2012 Carolina Music Awards
For fans of KRS One, Wu Tang, and Big Daddy Kane.

Tuscon is hip hop. He lives it and breathes it every day. He grew up in Brooklyn battle rapping against his mother from a young age, and his complete dedication to the craft shows. Making his name in the battle rap circuit in Raleigh, he quickly grew infamous for taking no prisoners. He released a solo album called Strong Arm Down, and then he became a member of the 1100 Hunters. He's known for his nimble flow, raspy but sold voice, and great lyrics. He is heavily influenced by KRS One, Wu Tang, and Rakim.
Hailing from northeastern North Carolina, Mallz brings an honest approach to hip hop as a champion for the average guy, however he is not your average emcee. Mallz was introduced to hip hop at an early age and by the age of 10, began writing his own raps. His environment was not one of project hallways and street corner hustlers, rather it was one of dirt roads and tobacco fields.

As he got older and further immersed into the hip hop culture, Mallz joined forces with other rappers in high school and quickly earned the reputation as a fierce battle rapper. That reputation followed him to East Carolina University where he became a member of the six-man group, Secret Society, while struggling as a fine arts student. The group would go on to record three mixtapes and perform at several small venues before graduation and life sent them on separate paths.

He eventually graduated with a bachelors degree in psychology and is currently a solo artist trying to balance life, work and music. Although no longer focused on battling every rapper in sight, Mallz still uses an aggressive approach to his style while speaking on subjects from the challenges of trying to make sense of the real world to relationships and everything in between. Continuing to perfect his craft and release music independently while holding down a full time job, Mallz is your everyday rapper next door pursuing his dream.
Venue Information:
Deep South The Bar
430 S. Dawson St.
Raleigh, NC, 27601