Nappy Roots are an American hip hop sextet that originated in Kentucky in 1995, best known for their hit 2002 single "Awnaw". Their music can be categorized as alternative Southern rap.

The members of the group met while studying at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The group consists of Kentucky and Oakland, California natives Skinny DeVille, B. Stille, Ron Clutch, Big V, R. Prophet, and Fishscales.

Their debut album Country Fried Cess was released in 1998. Eventually, they were signed to the major label Atlantic Records and rose to fame with their first album on the label, 2002's Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz. The album featured the singles "Headz up", "Awnaw" (whose remix featured Marcos Curiel), and "Po' Folks" (featuring Anthony Hamilton). Their next album Wooden Leather, released in 2003, featured the singles "Roun' the Globe" and "Sick and Tired" (featuring Anthony Hamilton). This critically acclaimed, major label follow up album, "Wooden Leather" featured production from Kanye West, David Banner and Lil Jon.

Since the release of Wooden Leather they are back to being independent artists, and have started their own label, N.R.E.G (Nappy Roots Entertainment Group) with distribution through Fontana/Universal Music Group. On July 31, 2007, they released their first album as independent artists, Innerstate Music featuring singles "Good Day" and "Keep It Real". This was actually an internet album, similar to a modern day mixtape.

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Kaper Lucero

Kaper Lucero's music is clever, party inspired, lyrically forward Hip Hop. As one half of the Rap duo, The Cold Cuts, Kaper has spent over half of his life creating music that drives his need to express his crazed antics while giving the masses the hilarious bars and punchlines that he has become known for over the years.

Growing up in Columbia, MO, Kaper quickly rose thru the ranks of his local scene early in his career. This eventually led to cutting several studio albums and mixtapes along with regional touring. All of this on an independent basis through a record label that he created with groupmate Teeper T: 9 to 5 Records.

Kaper's popularity as an artist led him and The Cold Cuts to an apparell deal with internationally renowned hat-maker Grassroots California. In 2013 The Cold Cuts x Grassroots California Snapback Hat became a reality along with an EP entitled Grass Cuts. This put Kaper in a unique group of artists to have a merch deal with GRC that includes Method Man, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Del the Funky Homosapien and Big Gigantic amongst others.

Currently, Kaper Lucero is working on new solo material in addition o re releases from The Cold Cuts and other collaborative projects. He is touring nationally and has performed along side such acts as Tech Killah Priest, The Coup, Nappy Roots Stevie Stone, ac Lethal and more. With an ever-growing fanbase and resume of industry accomplishments, Kaper is certain to continue blowing the minds of Hip Hop fans worldwide.

Yo what's good it's ya boy AG. Im Mexico, Mo, Im from 23 years old. I started out rapping my freshman year in high school. I never got serious with it till i graduated. My Hip-Hop Are Lil' Wayne, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Wiz Khalifa, Big K.R.I.T, Kendrick Lamar, And Big Sean. In last four years i drop 8 mixtapes. I rep a group call DOD inc (Dollars Ova Divas). Thats Millzy Carlito, Donny Damu, Fatrick Ewing and Yung Rell. We just some young cats trying to showcase our skills and get on.


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Nappy Roots with Uptown Downers, Kaper Lucero, AG

Friday, June 28 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Blue Note (MO)

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