Hillmatic Bonus Pod! w/ Kaze & Bumrush (Ep. 12)

With Chapel Hill’s third annual hip-hop festival Hillmatic fast approaching this Friday and Saturday, we took to the Runaway Pod Network airwaves with a special BONUS POD featuring festival organizers Kevin Thomas and Shaw Hargett, also known as Kaze and Bumrush. Both long-time curators and collaborators in the Chapel Hill scene, Thomas and Hargett are passionate about making sure that Chapel Hill’s pivotal place in the history of North Carolina hip-hop — including epic beat battles and MC showcases that featured the likes of 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Phonte and J Cole — is not forgotten. As the sole “college town” in the Chapel Hill-Raleigh-Durham trifecta, they’ve got an uphill climb. But as our interview shows, they’re more than well-equipped for the grind. To round out the show, Holland, Ryan and Alex cover other North Carolina festival news that came out over the past week, including an expanded lineup for Moogfest, a new date, headliners and major venue for Art Of Cool (Nas!), and how those moves affect the young but growing Beats N Bars hip-hop festival that runs every September in Durham. Get tickets to Hillmatic here: https://www.etix.com/ticket/c/5DC4925C79D60FBB105C9DB9971D74F5/2-day-pass

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