Graced with a quick and sometimes sung delivery, along with a unique sense of melody, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony burst out of Cleveland, Ohio in the mid-’90s with a pair of massive hits (“Thuggish Ruggish Bone” and “Tha Crossroads”) along with a great first album, as well as a successful follow-up, and then quickly unraveled. Mainstream interest dropped off toward the tail end of the ’90s, but the group, which underwent a series of lineup changes, continued to release new material via mixtapes and albums throughout the 2000s.
Asheville NC’s The Ones have developed a heavy resume through the years – opening for Nappy Roots, Del the Funky Homosapien, and more. The group – composed of producer/mc Sebastian Campaign and singer Laine Lewis have undeniable chemistry – blending hip hop, soul, and trap into a sound both conscious and funky.
One of the founders of Spartanburg SC’s Dirty-Burg-Entertainment (DBE), Jessie has been one of the faces of Spartanburg’s recent resurgence of rap music. For several years now, his collective have been everywhere in the Upstate from radio, and tv – to festival appearances and currently are working out of Atlanta – the epicenter of trap music.
Originally from the birthplace of Hip Hop, PR Heavy calls both Greenville SC and The Bronx home. A true hip hop head, his set is boombap to the core – with punchlines & swagger that can only come from a veteran, historian, and ambassador.
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