Mike Stud – Tickets – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC – October 29th, 2013

Mike Stud

The Relief Tour

Mike Stud

Justina and iamG, Toon & the Real Laww

Tue, October 29, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Cat's Cradle

Carrboro, NC

$12 Advance, $14 Day of Show, $40 VIP

This event is all ages

VIP Meet & Greet Package includes
One general admission ticket
VIP early entry into the venue
Exclusive meet & greet with Mike Stud
Personal photograph with Mike Stud
Personal autograph
Official meet & greet laminate
Limited availability

Mike Stud
Mike Stud
The legend of Mike Stud dates back to his days growing up as one of Rhode Island's greatest baseball players of all time. As a highly touted high school senior, he was named Rhode Island's 2006 Gatorade Player of the Year, received Louisville Slugger Player of the Year honors, and won a full athletic scholarship to Duke University. Stud was selected as an All-American and now holds the lowest ERA in Duke baseball history after only his freshman season. After the promising start to Stud's collegiate baseball career, however, Tommy John surgery put him on the sidelines. Suddenly, making music became an outlet for him to pass the time. After only a few public releases of self-composed songs, he began to get notable recognition for his rhyming ability and was encouraged to continue.
After graduating Duke, Stud transferred to Georgetown to continue his studies as a graduate student and to continue his attempt at regaining full strength on the mound. Needless to say, he also continued working on music in his down time. Fast forward 14 months, and Stud is now one of the hottest upcoming musicians on the web. His rookie mixtape A Toast to Tommy, released last October, debuted at No. 3 and No. 2 on the worldwide and US iTunes Hip-Hop Albums charts. He has since headlined a sold-out 20-city national tour and has acquired nearly 10 million YouTube views. His versatility and fun, upbeat style has transformed Stud into a truly viral artist. With each new release, he is constantly showing the world that he's about to take it over.
Justina and iamG
Justina and iamG
IamG, a 20-year old prolific emcee with a top tier education and athletic aptitude to match, is excited about the buzz for the upcoming release of his upcoming EP “Days In A Haze”.

Recently rated top 50 college rappers by Brobible. IamG has been drawing on the support of his 20,000 plus Facebook fans and his newly acquired network of respected industry veterans, IamG’s EP Days In A Haze places him on a path of vertical mobility. Having worked with Young Money’s Short Dawg and Lil’ Chuckee, artists such as Chris Webby and Cam Meekins, and sharing stages with the likes of T.I, Wiz Khalifa, and Currensy.

IamG’s birth as an emcee coincided with a shift away from his first professional endeavor: soccer. After turning down a trial offer to play professionally in Germany, IamG enrolled in Syracuse University where he studies Music Business. Using his newly acquired professional savvy and capitalizing on a rapidly expanding network, IamG has found himself at the gates of hip-hop’s menacing proving grounds.“
Toon & the Real Laww
Marine, Singer, Rapper, Song Writer and Producer, "The Real Laww was born to entertain…". Winner of the 2012 Carolina Music Awards for Video of Year with "International Laww" and 2012 CMA nominee for Best Male Hip Hop Artist The Real Laww has been a force to be reckon with in the NC hip hop scene. He has graced the cover of Tribes Magazine, hosted benefit concerts for The Wounded Warriors Project and for the victims of domestic violence for The Durham Rescue mission. This was as of August 2011 after returning from another successful toward in Afghanistan as a US Marine. No matter the type of show and genre performed, The Real Laww manages to make a heavenly blend and transition, performing alongside punk rock bands, to jazz and spoken word artists. From opening to headlining, The Real Laww cannot be denied and the energy he gives to the fans is shown when everyone is drenched in sweat after one of his performances.

Durham rapper Toon combines intricate detail in lyricism with a sharp delivery. Playing shows anywhere from downtown city bars to Duke University theaters, he's sidled up alongside several young hip-hop ascendants. In an area and a time where the pickings are slim for inventive new local rap, Toon has risen to the challenge to bring you what you need alongside Kooley High, King Mez, Lazarus and a promising new crop.

Originally born in Baltimore, Md., Toon had a rough start, was the witness to his mother's abusive relationship and subsequent divorce. He soon moved to North Carolina with her, but the history he has accumulated seems to be the driving forces behind his relentless show schedule and forceful writing.

While attending the Durham School of the Arts, Toon met his current collaborator, The Real Laww. As with 2011's The King's Khrysis, which paired Raleigh rapper King Mez with producer Khrysis, the two have created a balance for one another, making them a duo worth beholding. On the single "Hulk Smash," Toon picks out exactly what is wrong with the rap game today, spitting lines like, "Just because we can't understand you doesn't make you creative" and "There's role models down the street but they're scared to teach." Galvanized by the past but driven toward the future, Toon unites a bold performance with a meaningful backstory. —James Hatfield
Venue Information:
Cat's Cradle
300 East Main St.
Carrboro, NC, 27510
http://catscradle.com/