The Blue Note Presents
9th Annual Columbia High Schools Battle of the Bands
Volatile, The IRA, Brotherton Flat Band, The Pound Game, Lyfe Lightaz, Dorf on Golf
17 N 9th St
Columbia, MO, 65201-4845
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:20 PM
This event is all ages
The Pound Game
Poundgame music originated in the late year of 2011, when Addison (CEO), and Quezo found their passion for music. In the early year of 2012, Poundgame later connected with the Team Topsider Group. Team Topsider’s originated in the late year of 2010 with Swaggified(CEO) by himself, until later that same year QU4D and other talented artist joined like DeeNasty, and T’ Raw. Jonny Lama was a competitor of the group until Mid-2011, when they settled their differences and he officially joined the TTS Group. Poundgame Music/ Team Topsider’s is a Hip-Hop/ Rap group out of Columbia, Mo that has grown a steady fan base by their creative style’s, clever lyrics, and affect they have on their audience.
PGM/TTS has headlined many shows at venues like the Blue Fugue, Mojo’s, and The Bridge in Columbia, Mo, and many more. PGM/TTS has open up for the likes of Stevie Stone, Bone Thugz and Harmony, Twista, and Nelly. Poundgame Music Group dropped their very first Mix tape called “All Star Rookies” on Sept, 14th , 2013. While artist Swaggified from TTS released his very first Mix tape “Champagne Year” on Sept 29th, 2013. Their our five major faces in the Poundgame/Team Topsider Group, which is Addison(PGM CEO), QU4D, Quezo, Swaggified(TTS CEO), and T’Raw.
Addison (Chris Addison) was born in Iowa City, Iowa. Moved to Columbia, Mo when he was 14 years old. Addison started rapping at the age of 13 years old when he would love playing drums in church, and would love making goofy flows to the beats he was playing. Addison Always had a love for music. He has always been creative, and unique, and always had a certain swagger that applies to his music and performances. Addison Inspiration for music is to follow his Uncle Stevie Stone footsteps, continue what his grandpa started him off doing, who died in Oct 2007, days before Addison Birthday, and has a unbreakable passion for music. QU4D (Quadree Rudd) was born in Hannibal, Mo, and raised in Columbia, Mo. QU4D started rapping at the age of 14 years old. QU4D has always been unique, and had a style to him that very few got. QU4D does not only rap, he is also an excellent singer. QU4D inspiration for music is because his mom was an inspiring rapper, and he just loves music.
Quezo (Antwon Turnage) was born in East Saint Louis, Mo. Moved to Columbia, Mo at the age of 14 years old. Quezo started rapping at the age of 15 years old when he realized he always started trends, and had that type of effect on people, and knew he would love giving people good music, and would have a steady fan base to start off with. Quezo has a unique swagger to him that most wish they had, his voice and creative flow is very applied to his music, and performances. Quezo inspiration for music is for the love and fun of music that he has had ever since his older brother started rapping and showed him the joy in creating music.
Swaggified (Anthony Mullen) was born in Saint Louis. He constantly moved back and forth between St. Louis and Columbia, Mo until the age of 12, when finally family decided to stay in Columbia. Swaggified started rapping at the age of 8 years old, when he frequently would just write random lyrics in class or draw pictures. Swaggified is very different from the rest of the group when it comes to his music. Swaggified pain and what he has been through in life goes into his music, and performances a lot. Swaggified does not name himself Swag because of the clothes he wears, but because his name stands for “Somebody with a Goal”. Swag inspiration for music is to be great, and to tell stories.
T’Raw was born in East Saint Louis, Mo. Moved to Columbia, Mo at the age of 4 years old. Started rapping when mentor/friend Swaggified enhanced his rapping talent, and showed him the difference in being just a rapper compared to being an artist. T’Raw inspiration for music is for the fun and the creativity he brings to the table.
The Poundgame/ Team Topsider Music Group all met in highschool and have been together ever since then. PGM/TTS has many others in this powerful music group that makes this group complete. Poundgame/Team Topsider’s has an amazing group of artist that all love music, and all have different styles, that combined makes one unique style that most groups don’t have.
Rap Group created out of the fearless mind of Collin Deters and Ziggy Vann; Lil FEAR (Collin Deters) and ZiggyV are the main MCs with an addition of Fillieyo (Ross Menefee) and ips (Israel Santana)
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