Travis Thompson, G Yamazawa
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Watsky has made a career of experimenting while maintaining consistency. Even as his hip hop has evolved to include elements of rock, jazz and orchestral arrangements, he has held true to his distinct blend of occasionally funny, often virtuosic, always honest wordplay. A product San Francisco’s spoken word poetry scene, Watsky has appeared on HBO Def Poetry, Ellen, NPR, PBS, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton Mixtape, toured extensively with his live band, and accumulated over 200 million YouTube views. In 2016 his new album x Infinity reached #4 on the Billboard rap albums chart, and his debut essay collection, How To Ruin Everything (Plume/Penguin/Random-House), was a New York Times bestseller. Shortly after, he released his 2019 album Complaint and tour extensively.
Travis Thompson is a 22 year old rapper from Burien, WA, a Seattle suburb just 5 minutes outside of the city. Thompson sent his career skyrocketing with the release of attention grabbing Singles and Visuals like: “Father Forgive Me”, “Need You”, and “Hold Me Down” over the course of 2017. Following up with a North
American Tour with Seattle Rapper ‘Macklemore’, and an appearance on the ‘Tonight’s Show w/ Jimmy Fallon’, he hasn’t looked back since. In a remarkably short amount of time, Thompson has created an impressive “come up” story that’s impossible to ignore. Travis brings a refreshing blend of authenticity and lyricism to catchy music, and the numbers to back it up. With Millions of Video Views and on demand Music streams, and a fanbase that continues to grow every single day, it appears that Travis Thompson is here to stay.
G Yamazawa is an emcee, poet, and teaching artist born and raised in Durham, NC. With an extensive history in the spoken word movement, G is a National Poetry Slam Champion, Southern Fried Champion, and Kundiman Fellow.
After touring over 200 colleges performing poetry, he successfully pivoted towards rap with his single "North Cack"peaking at #3 on Spotify's Viral 50 Chart, and his independent debut release "Shouts to Durham" charting at #34 on iTunes Top 100 Rap Albums.
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