Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 10 p.m.
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Charlotte, NC 28205
“Rocky Mount native and Charlotte-based singer and rapper Tecoby Hines has released his latest project, Days Under Sun. The three-song EP is a soulfully contemplative project that reflects on making the most of life and demonstrates his personal growth as a musician.
This is an EP about “receiving life as it is” instead of trying to force it to be as you would like. With Days Under Sun, Hines finds balance through the many hats he wears as a musician, husband, and father, understanding that he has to define his own path as an artist. He reminds us to receive life as a gift to be enjoyed and shared with others, and highlights the importance of remaining present in the one life we’re given.” – Shakilya Lawrence, CLTure
Charlotte-based pianist and singer-songwriter Curtis Hayes, aka Curt Keyz, released his latest project, CURT(IS), in August of 2021.
“CURT(IS) is an exploration of identity. It explores Curtis Hayes, a Black man, a Southern man, a man who has experienced love and loss, a man who is rooted from a generation of resilience, and a man who is loved by God and his community.” – Jamel Smith, CLTure
“In recent years Charlotte’s Cuzo Key has steadily built his name as one of the area’s premiere kick-back rappers. Cuzo takes heady, downtempo beats from a slew of local producers and infuses them with bursts of lively rhyme schemes to add complexities to these already dense soundscapes. Tracks like “Norf Charlotte Wings” serve as a superb display of this, with a slow-burning sax sample and hissing vinyl crack, Cuzo skates across the lush production with tightly packed rhymes. “Bitch I’m so cool / Old school like soul food” Cuzo spits on the hook, a simple but attention grabbing line that lingers in your head thanks to his impressive melodic interplay.” – Grant Golden, CLTure