1st Annual Good Vibes Only Music Festival with Roc Nation's Freeway

1st Annual Good Vibes Only Music Festival with Roc Nation's Freeway

Lil-Bob Doe, 3AM, Trie Cartier, wreck-n-crew, Young Bull

Sat Jul 8

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

$20

This event is all ages

Freeway
Freeway
Rappers have been rhyming about hustling, living in the ghetto and the perils of street life since the dawn of Hip Hop. But what distinguishes Freeway, is his unique approach to tackling these subjects. Freeway neither boastfully brags about his days hustling on the crime-ridden street corners of North Philly, nor does he dogmatically preach at his listeners while lecturing them to live righteously. Instead, his lyrics are laced with ghetto-weary "been there, done that" sentiment that implies there is life beyond the block.

After a pact made with fellow Philly native Beanie Sigel, Freeway was brought to Roc-A-Fella records where he made his recording debut on "1-900-Hustler" from Jay-Z's multi-platinum The Dynasty: Roc La Familia CD. Shortly after it's release, Freeway's North Philly ways caught up with him and he found himself serving a six-month jail sentence for possession of illegal narcotics with intent to deliver. Faced with the realities of street life, Freeway thankfully opted to put all his efforts into his music.

In 2003 Freeway released his debut album Philadelphia Freeway, solidifying himself as a force to be reckoned with amongst the other stars of the Roc. After achieving gold status (selling over 500,000 units), Freeway played an instrumental role in establishing he and Beans' Philly crew State Property. It seemed as though Freeway was on an unstoppable roll. But as life teaches us all good things must come to an end...and the next four years found State Property head Beanie Sigel convicted of federal weapons charges, group turmoil and most importantly the historic breakup of the Roc-A-Fella dynasty of Jay-Z and Dame Dash.

With all the chaos, Freeway, a devout Muslim, accepted an opportunity to travel to the holy city of Mecca on Hajj (a journey required by every Muslim at least once in his or her lifetime if he or she is able to). Upon his return, Freeway recorded his long-awaited sophomore release, Free at Last. Uncertain about his standing amongst all the label drama, Freeway found a new ally with Hip Hop heavyweight 50 Cent and a deal was brokered to have Jay-Z and 50 Cent co-executive produce the album. While both were featured on the record, the project ended up solely a Roc-A-Fella release, with 50 giving up his co-executive producer's role. Released in 2007, Free at Last was a moderate success but unfortunately lacked the label focus and attention of his debut release.

Never one to complain or sit stagnant, Freeway got on his grind and started blasting the internet and the streets with mixtapes, remixes and free tracks, raising his profile to new levels. In 2008, Freeway would reconnect with producer Jake One (who produced on his sophomore outing, Free at Last) to record two tracks for his Rhymesayers debut, White Van Music. The sessions not only resulted in two of the album’s highlights, including the classic collaboration with Brother Ali called "The Truth", but numerous additional songs that showed a real connection between the G-Unit beatsmith and Freeway.
Lil-Bob Doe
Lil-Bob Doe
3AM
3AM
Listen to any three of Raleigh N.C based artist 3AM's (Formerly Nyck News) songs and you'll understand his recent hype. His ability to effortlessly switch between soulful R&B and 808-heavy trap anthems puts him head and shoulders above his competition, and makes you wonder if there's any style he wouldn't excel at. His decision to join Los Angeles based record label / collective 27 Records in 2016 indicates there are big things on the horizon for this talented artist. Check out his recently released Midnight EP to hold you over until the release of his self-titled debut album.
Trie Cartier
Trie Cartier
wreck-n-crew
wreck-n-crew
Based in the comforts of Durham, North Carolina - the emerging sensation of Realer Music Group, rap duo, Wreck-N-Crew. They have branded a wretched tagline as one of the Hip-Hop industries most-talented and emerging underground talents.

The witty, lyrical marksman of the brotherhood, Trie Cartier. Born Montrice Goodwin, as the youngest of 5 children, reigns king of flow pattern and expressive illustration from the age of WNC origin. Being raised in Durham NC he used music as his outlet for what the environment With a production value that equals his conceptual thought, he ponders now on what it will take to complete this circle of potential within RMG. "I listen to any genre of music to make myself an all-around better artist; for me and the rest of the camp. Its funny to think throughout grade school I was pretty much freestyling in cyphers and battling -- jus' being me. Now I intend on being one of the best to ever do it..."

Brandon “Fresh” Sutton, also known as Black Poseidon, completes the formula of the Wreck-N-Crew duo. Being brought up in a multi-cultural background, experiencing the cultivation of both public and private learning institutions, his ear for sound could be compared to the limitless potential of foreign tongue. Already a visual artist, Fresh Sutton was introduced to the craft of rhyming by WNC companion Trie Cartier. Possessing these artistic skills, combined with the unique imagination to wonder beyond boundaries - the goal stands to be just as great an entertainer as the platform of true lyricist.

Montrice and Brandon were introduced as youngsters, playing around outside in their East Durham neighborhood. They soon after began to attend Mount Zion Christian Academy where they found a lasting cultivation of friendship and creative influence. They’re love for music, bestowed through generations of rhythm and funk from the roots of black empowerment, have notably transcended to a land of underground excellence –an untapped source of demand found right in the craters of Tobacco Road.
Young Bull
Young Bull
"Young Bull is a fresh R&B duo hailing from Durham, North Carolina. Composed of high school friends Tahmique Cameron (singer) and Gabe Fox-Peck (producer/pianist), Young Bull draws on classic soul artists like Otis Redding and Stevie Wonder, simultaneously experimenting with the modern possibilities of electronic music. They have been described as "insanely talented,” meriting praise and sell-out shows at every turn since their inception in 2014. Young Bull’s first studio album, Sopadelic, is scheduled to be released in August 2016. Innovative, talented, and undeniably soulful, Young Bull is a force to be reckoned with in the R&B scene of the future."