Jul 08 2014
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Aug 16 2014
Sheem One and Jorai "SUCCESS" and friends Concert!...

Sheem One and Jorai "SUCCESS" and friends Concert!...

Presented by Fantasy Entertainment at New Brookland Tavern

 “Success marks the first collaboration between local MCs Sheem One and Jorai Williams, and the title is a fitting one. The common theme uniting the record’s 19 tracks is the pursuit of one’s dreams and the internal and external conflicts that can threaten to interfere when the dreamer insists on writing the rules. There are also fluid meditations on women (“Ole Girl,” “Your Love), the joys and struggles of fatherhood (“I Ain’t Got Time,” “Push”), and day-to-day tasks like balancing the checkbook (“Fly”). But Sheem and Jorai never stray too far lyrically from their shared belief that real, honest success can’t come from anything but intuition, and hard work doesn’t stop for anything except tucking in the kids.

The most striking thing about Success is how unrelenting the album is in its commitment to positivity. These guys are for real. They dote on their women. They don’t use swear words. They don’t smoke weed. They’re critical of the hero worship that can negatively influence young fans (“If rappers are your heroes then they’re failin’ ya/ If you’re locked behind bars they ain’t bailin’ ya”) and, indeed, there’s no trace of the braggadocio and self-involved opulence that permeates so much of mainstream hip-hop. Philosophically, Sheem and Jorai are more in line with artists like Dead Prez, but without the militancy and adoration for conspiracy theories.

 

Admission Info

$10

Phone: 4045903618

Dates & Times

2014/07/08 - 2014/08/16

Additional time info:

Doors Open at 730. Showtime 8pm

Location Info

New Brookland Tavern

122 State Street, West Columbia, SC 29169