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FTP: the ART LAB pulls together live hip-hop & art on Apr 13

Posted on 8 Apr 2013 by CC Evans

Saturday, the 13th of April, Rhymes & Designs will be hosting a one-of-a-kind art event in Charlotte: FTP: the ART LAB. What’s FTP? For The People, Follow The Passion, Fight The Power … people do what they do for different reasons, what’s your FTP?

FTP will include live music and live art, anything could go down in the art lab. Performances by SU the Guru, Evo, Team Madison, Shome, Eddy B, Nige Hood, and Forever FC. Art show by John Hairston and X the Artist.

If you ask me or anybody keeping up with hip-hop in Charlotte, Forever FC is one of the best upcoming rap groups in Charlotte. Even national press is up on the young Queen City rappers (Complex, The Source, and the top 2012 list of 2DopeBoyz). Check out some of their music:

Jimmy Kelso ft. Lute

Lute ft. Ry


R&D also has vocal artists from all over NC coming to perform:


Eddy B

We’ve also got Shome, Team Madison, SU the Guru, and Evo blessing the art lab stage as well.

And if music wasn’t enough, R&D has two unique and talented visual artists doing live art. I’m not going to say more on John Hairston or X the Artist, just check out some of their work below:

John Hairston

X the Artist

Check out FTPCLT.com and follow along via #FTPCLT. See you April 13th!

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