Danny Blaze

Danny Blaze

Alex Aff, Kourvioisier, LIL BOB DOE, Jooselord, Ducee Droptop

Thu, July 26, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Pinhook

Durham, NC

$10.00

This event is all ages

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Danny Blaze
Danny Blaze
Durham, North Carolina based artist Danny Blaze is a freshly unique fusion of Hip-Hop and R&B. Before venturing on a music career of his own, Danny made a name for himself in the NC music scene as a part of the popular duo The Koolest. Looking for a way out of a gang affiliated lifestyle that almost cost him his life several times, his escape route was found upon discovering he could rap. Toting his southern energy, adding flare from his soul influence, favorite east coast, west coast, and midwestern artists garnered him the opportunity to open up fro Big K.R.I.T., Juicy J, A$AP FERG, Joey Fatts, Key!, Smoke DZA, and more.
Alex Aff
Alex Aff
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution. Quality is exactly what this artist consistently produces. Alex Aff is an upcoming talent ready to showcase his music to the world. Hailing from Durham, North Carolina, Alex has experienced ups and downs while pursuing his dream, but his struggles have fueled his fire and onlymade his music better. He is set to accomplish his goals and is determined to get where he strives to be.

Very few artists can let their music speak for itself and stand on its own without some backing or sales pitch from the artist. Over the years Alex Aff has cultivated a sound and style with soulful and thought-provoking originality. Alex's main goal as an artist is to create content that resonates with its listeners by providing emotional value through his content. His passion for positivity and growth is planted in his music and told through an authentic filter that can be understood by many different demographics. Since he started professionally releasing music in 2013, Alex has shown growth and grabbed organic attention. His fan base grows every day, and after giving him a listen you’ll understand why. It’s easy to see that Alex will have longevity in his career, and solidify his place in the industry.
Kourvioisier
Kourvioisier
Kourvioisier began his rapping career at the age of eleven wherein 2005 he was a member of a group named First in Flight, later Flight Gang which dropped their first mixtape as he was exiting eighth grade. They went on to make two more mixtapes in 2008 but the group disbanded due to disagreement between the four members.

A young Kourvioisier could be found going to daycare with a boombox and headphones, this trend continued through middle school where a camcorder was added where he would rap amongst his peers. Ninth grade found the emcee still modest but after being put on the spot in tenth grade, he came out of his shell and became known as a young force to be reckoned with and started emceeing where ever he could showcase his talent.

Some talents are said to be beyond their years, oft referred as having an old soul. These are young people who seem to have been on the planet before because their knowledge and/or abilities excel far beyond those of their contemporaries. Kourvioisier is one of those types of souls. He is a student of the game in that his knowledge of the golden era is extensive for an individual who had yet to crawl, let alone walk the earth when the golden era occurred. He channels the word play synonymous with that era over twenty first century production.

The rapper attests that his father fading away from his life as he got older as the reason he harbored so much internal anger and music became the vehicle in which he would channel that aggression. When one listens to his music it is easy to discern in portions of his delivery that the artist is siphoning his inspiration from a deep, emotional pain, and yet, maybe due to his youth you hear the hope that springs eternal from a young mind that refuses to lose. He credits his mother and his grand-mother for being his saving grace in that they encourage him to push forward regardless of what his current situation may be.

In 2008, while recording the final project for Flight Gang he met DJ Skaz Digga, a recording engineer, producer and dj for Big Daddy Kane and one of the founding members of The World Famous Butta Team DJ crew out of Durham N.C. After the break-up of Flight Gang, Kourvioisier found himself hanging around Skaz’s Flavor Fruit Studios due to his love of music and his desire to continue even though his crew had disbanded. Skaz was recording a local artist and Kourvioisier asked if he could feature on the track and the artist agreed. The next day he came back with a verse written to the concept and he was able to hold his own with a rapper far enough ahead of him in the game he impressed the veteran Skaz so much so that he made him one of his artist.

July, 2009 a concept was developed and the project was entitled “Return of the Golden Era (featuring the Golden Child Kourvioisier).” This would be the first time the rapper dropped his initials and used his government name as his emcee moniker. Even though it was a mixtape, he treated the project like an album in hopes that his extra effort would make his mixtape stand out from the norm. The project wrapped in December for a February release It was hailed by critics from Indy Week and NuFacesNC as well as rap veterans such as Big Daddy Kane, Lord Finesse, DJ Nas Nes’ Rap Attack and a co-sign from one of NC’s most accomplished producers, 9th Wonder.
LIL BOB DOE
LIL BOB DOE
Jooselord
Jooselord
An artist with hip-hop beginnings established in the war zones of North Carolina battle rap has the ultimate advantage when it comes to knowing how to defeat their competition; Jooselord Magnus is a prime example. Durham was first introduced to Joose as the young battle rapper whose punchlines were so clever, but so vicious it would make you feel bad for his opponent for even attempting to win. While winning various battles, like his recent farewell battle victory against DMT, Jooselord has built his foundation in North Carolina hip-hop, and is ascending now as one the top hip-hop rookies in the Carolina rap game. Successfully hosting his “Old Fashioned Un-American Barn Burner” two-day concert event last winter and being nominated for Carolina Music Awards “Best New Artist” of 2017 are just a few of Jooselord’s achievements since he debuted as a performer just one year ago.
Venue Information:
The Pinhook
117 W. Main St.
Durham, NC, 27701
http://thepinhook.com/