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Make every word count. This has long been the mantra of Hoodie Allen, the New York based rapper and songwriter. With a penchant for candid storytelling and witty punchlines, Hoodie has always been an emcee who understood the importance of connecting with the audience through his lyrics. A purveyor of summertime anthems, Hoodie Allen has gained notable buzz on the internet for his unique genre-blending style, unafraid to sample from the unconventional norms of hip hop. His most recent work samples a diverse array of artists and sounds from UK pop singers (Marina & The Diamonds) to indie rock staples and upstarts (Death Cab for Cutie). The idiosyncrasy of the music is very fitting as Hoodie Allen is not your typical rapper. A self-described "college educated music nerd", Hoodie Allen embraces his individuality and promotes it as the main message in his hype-machine breakout "You Are Not A Robot" (2010). The future is bright for Hoodie Allen. He plans to continue providing the masses with feel-good music for a long time. .

The shamelessly eccentric Houston-born rapper and pop culture icon, Riff Raff, will join the ranks of Bonde do Role, Bosco Delrey, Po Po, Dillon Francis, Rusko, Maluca, Zebra Katz and head honcho, Diplo as the newest artist to sign to Mad Decent! After climbing up the media ranks, Riff Raff is gearing up to record material for Mad Decent for his highly anticipated 2013 studio album debut. His incomparable drawl and massive viral presence have led to standout collaborations with Soulja Boy, Kid Sister, Chief Keef, Action Bronson and most recently Kitty Pryde.

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Music has been central to Fareoh's life for as long as he can remember. He learned to play guitar at the age of nine, and loved punk rock, but never committed to any exclusive genre allegiances. "I was always just listening to new stuff," he says. Born Ian Spurrier, the New York born DJ and producer taught himself the ins and outs of digital production and honed a sound of his own: a combination of progressive and electro, with the songcraft of rock and pop. Blogs are alight with excitement about the complex yet melodic sound of this 20-year old newcomer’s productions: various original tracks and carefully crafted remixes like his single "Feathers" with Archie and his take on mentor Kaskade's "Lessons in Love". Fareoh was chosen by Kaskade to open for him on last summer's Freaks of Nature tour, hitting large-scale venues nationwide. "I want to follow in Kaskade's footsteps and represent America; represent these young DJs." For the intensely visual thinker, Egyptian iconography and imagery has an obvious appeal. "I've been in love with Egyptian culture since the second grade,” he says. “I used to beg to go to
the museum to see all the different artifacts and hieroglyphs." An early Internet screen name included the word "Pharaoh," so Fareoh simply decided to spell it out phonetically. Pharaoh - which translates into "Great House" - originally referred to extraordinary palaces of Egyptian kings. Our contemporary association immediately connotes "Ruler". Both definitions are apropos in witnessing Fareoh's reign over a pulsating room of revelers on any given night.

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.

My all-new, all-original, debut mixtape/free album, 'Don't Flatter Yourself', is available now at http://DontFlatterYourself.com/

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#HALFTIME with Hoodie Allen, Riff Raff, The Chainsmokers, Fareoh, Mike Stud, D-Why, E-Trayn, Yizzo, George Garcia

Saturday, October 5 · Doors 4:00 PM at The Venue - Athens