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In November, 9th flooded social media with a surprise announcement: He had signed Durham’s Swank and King Draft to Jamla, which would drop their new album at midnight. Read more

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Last month, the Raleigh rap artist premiered his new LP, "I Thought I Knew," at a detail-oriented launch party at CAM Raleigh. Read more

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The Durham band releases its self-titled cassette on Sorry State Records with a Nightlight show this week. Read more

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We already told you about the Daft Punk meets Deee-Lite pleasures of “Lingo” when we premiered it, but that’s just the start of what the young Raleigh producer gets up to here. Read more

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After building much of her success in Nashville, Palmer added just the right amount of soul to her signature countrified sound in Durham with a host of local artists and musicians. Read more

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On its debut LP, “Honey in My Heart,” the Durham duo defies expectations of genre and gender. Read more

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Land Is’s self-titled EP is a testament to resilience and the power of collaboration. Read more

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Rowdy contributes more than advocacy: He lives up to his name with an explosive stage presence and bars in abundance, which he delivers on his new EP. Read more

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Malcom Brown’s positivity is infectious but not saccharine, and he raps on a level playing field with his audience rather than from a preachy position of authority. Read more

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Conviction and caution collide on the Durham-based Merge Records artist's fine, fiery new album, due out this Friday. Read more

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On "May the Lord Watch," the legendary Durham duo is in classic form, underscoring their influence on the hip-hop landscape from which they've been absent for too long. Read more

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The prodigious local songwriter and musician is releasing their zillionth album next Friday, but we've got it streaming in its entirety right now. Read more

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On several interludes, Defacto riskily raps over well-known beats produced by the likes of Timbaland and the Alchemist. On three out of four, he nails it. Read more

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“Pastoral” is easily one of the most over-slapped descriptors in all of music, but for Reid Johnson’s charred folk, the term feels accurate and useful. Read more

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Backed by members of Drag Sounds, McHenry rages through thirteen tight rockers about the many ways that love falls apart. Read more

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The Charlotte producer's new album is the first release of the year from Durham's Raund Haus. Read more

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The self-released album by Landon Lechner comes out Friday, Feb. 22. Read more

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Raleighwood drops on Baddie Recordings on Friday, Feb. 22. Read more

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