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Free The Optimus -OC from NC -Defacto Thezpian -King Garbage

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Free The Optimus

Free The Optimus is an Asheville, North Carolina based hip hop collective focused on bringing improvisational lyricism to jazz influenced boom bap soundscapes. C.Shreve defines Free the Optimus as “a call to action—to set free our optimal ability & our optimistic perspective, and to transform the world around us.”

In live performance form, FTO consists of C.Shreve the Professor and Mike L!VE on vocals, DJ Jet on the turntables, and a rotating selection of guest MCs & musicians. The jazz / hip hop mindset of free form improvisation and collaboration is a vital component to the FTO live experience, as songs and structure are often tossed aside in favor of the energy and groove of the moment.

Free The Optimus has toured and shared stages with The Hieroglyphics, Cannibal Ox, Nappy Roots, Talib Kweli, DJ Enuff, Big K.R.I.T., Three 6 Mafia, Guilty Simpson, BJ the Chicago Kid, Planet Asia, Blueprint, The Palmer Squares, Tanya Morgan, Illogic, Rapper Big Pooh, and many more. FTO has performed at Hopscotch Music Festival, Blue Plum Festival, Beats and Bars Festival, Harvest Boone, Hidden In The Hollow, DURM Hip Hop Summit, Boone in Blossom, Raleigh Fall Music Festival, and GURP Fest.

C.Shreve's new project "Twenty Sixteens" released this summer and "FTOLive", the next full album, is being finalized and will be released in early 2017.
Defacto Thezpian

"Another NC artist with a bright future" "...uncanny delivery, remarkable cadence, and undeniable punchlines ". Quotes from some of those Who have only chosen to listen to his music. Defacto Thezpian "Real Actor " is the reason North Carolina Hip-Hop will thrive and prosper. Driving to succeed with his God given talent in music and performance, Defacto Thezpian's pellucid music will convey such an imminent force to your eardrums you will have no choice but to keep him on repeat. Be captivated as he narrates his seemingly panoramic and verisimilar life. With no comparable style or personality, Mr. Thezpian thrives on what he likes to call "Schnozy" music. Delivering to everyone what might just cause intemperance and disbelief. Defacto Thezpian has graced the stage with growing North Carolinian legends Azon Blaze The Real Laww Professor Toon and others. Catch a listen to the next prophet of Urban music.

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Thu, Jun 1 at 9pm
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