hip hop Archive

30 Days Out, May 2024 #1: Eric Slick, Carpal Tullar, Cypress Hill, Real Estate

What an impressive lineup of touring (and local) acts on the calendar over the next 30 days in Asheville. Even with everything going on in the world, what a great […]

Trauma’s Tribute to Trax

The life and legacy of trailblazing Bay Area rapper and producer Traxamillion was honored with a gala fundraiser in February. And now one of Trax’s protégés – part of the […]

Traxamillion’s Legacy: Believe the Hyphy

The term hyphy may be attributed to rapper Keak da Sneak; he did, after all, score the first hit single in that hip-hop style with 2005’s “Super Hyphy.” But that […]

Album Review: Real People, Great Radio Vol. 2

Indie by definition and indie in spirit, Real People, Great Radio Vol. 2 is a compilation featuring Asheville musical artists. Curated, sponsored and put together by community radio station AshevilleFM […]

30 Days Out, August 2023 #1: Circles Around the Sun, Hearts Gone South, Matisyahu, BJ & BJ

Two local-based legends, one other excellent WNC-based artist, and two very popular touring acts: Those are just some of the highlights of live music in and around Asheville in the […]

30 Days Out, March 2023 #2: Satsang, Sawyer Fredericks, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Winery Dogs

This edition of 30 Days Out takes a look at a well-known and beloved national touring act as well as some lesser-known artists whose work is well worth investigation. Artist: […]

30 Days Out, December 2021 #2: Drunken Prayer, Empire Strikes Brass, Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats, Arrested Development, Adam Ezra Group

This installment of “30 Days Out” marks two years since the twice-monthly bulletin has been published here on Musoscribe. Before that, starting in January 2014(!), 30DO was a twice-monthly feature […]

There is the Love: NC Music Hall of Fame 2021

North Carolina has a rich and varied musical heritage. As a means of honoring that state’s contributions to music, the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame was established in 1994. […]

30 Days Out, August 2021 #2: Peter Holsapple, Jamie Laval, Pop Evil, Free Radio

Asheville is in the process of reasserting its place as a go-to market for intriguing, compelling musical artists. Full-scale national touring is gradually coming back, but for now – with […]

Dialogue Now! Consolidated Returns From a Self-Imposed Exile

An edited version of this feature appeared previously in SF Weekly. Socialism is back. Though it was widely popular in the United States in the first half of the 20th […]