CONTEST OVER Win tickets NOW to Big K.R.I.T. at the Peel next Weds

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Lurphy DePalma

Larry Halstead is a tech nerd with an affinity for arts & sports. Reppin' the hard streets of South Asheville for almost 15 years. He's made this city home and has vowed to never stop fighting to keep it as weird & unique as possible.

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We got some more tickets for y’all. Want to see K.R.I.T. next week at the Orange Peel? 

Two tickets for the first person who can tell us what K.R.I.T. stands for. Please use your correct first and last name, so we know who to tell the Peel to hold tickets for. Must be 18+ to win.

From the Peel:

It is rare to find an artist who has both age and wisdom on his side. At just 24 years-old, Big K.R.I.T.possesses the musical intuition of an old soul. Hailing from Meridian, Mississippi, K.R.I.T. (born Justin Scott) grew up listening to early rhythm and blues records in his Grandmother’s house and later went on to discover songs by revered soul artists like Curtis MayfieldWillie Hutch andBobby Womack. It’s easy to detect these artists and rap legends who have influenced the young MC like 8Ball & MJGUGKScarface and OutKast in K.R.I.T.’s own music which masterfully resurrects the rich heritage of Southern hip-hop in the 1990’s.

“I’m reintroducing a type of sound from the South that a lot of the newer generation doesn’t know about and reminding the older generation of what Southern hip-hop used to sound like,” explains K.R.I.T. “I was influenced by the third coast as far as Texas, Tennessee, and Atlanta so I was really trying to put all those sounds that I grew up listening to together to make a sound for myself.”

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9pm Tickets: $16 advance / $18 day of show

Orange Peel link here.

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Lurphy DePalma

Larry Halstead is a tech nerd with an affinity for arts & sports. Reppin' the hard streets of South Asheville for almost 15 years. He's made this city home and has vowed to never stop fighting to keep it as weird & unique as possible.

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2 Comments

  1. Jen Bowen / fotojennic September 6, 2012

    King Remembered In Time

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    1. Jennifer Saylor September 6, 2012

      Jen’s our winner. Jen, stay tuned for more info in an email!

      Reply

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