Friday, October 19, 2012

Apple Juice Kid at Chop Shop tonight (10/19/2012)

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Apple Juice Kid was only 11 when he grabbed his first set of drumsticks. The wickedly talented N.C. native, whose latest project is “Artvsm — Art + Activism by any medium necessary,” is a drummer-turned-DJ and producer who has quickly gained a strong regional following. As if nabbing first place in eight East Coast beat battles wasn’t enough, his in-your-face percussions and jolting guitar riffs carried him overseas to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he started an international hip-hop beat-making lab earlier this year. He’ll be taking the stage at Nappy Luv, a celebration culminating a weeklong series of cultural events and demonstrations happening around town for Congo Week Charlotte, helping raise awareness about the ongoing conflict. You can catch his performance on Friday, alongside other N.C. notables including Ida Divine, Royal-Tee, Elenora Fagan and others, with a portion of proceeds going to Friends of the Congo (FOTC). $7-$10. Oct. 19, 8 p.m. Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. 704-765-2467.

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