Raury Announces Second Annual Raurfest in Atlanta
Though he looks to be on the conveyor belt toward industry-endorsed stardom, Raury fashions himself as a sort of counter-culture figure. To wit, he has announced the second annual Raurfest in his native Atlanta. The festival will take place on June 26; early bird tickets are available on the show's official website. For the time being, they're only $10, another piece of Raury's anti-mainstream bent. Special guests have yet to be announced, but seeing as Raury is an in-demand young artist in the city that might as well be 2015's Mecca for hip-hop and R&B, you can be sure that it'll be worth the Hamiltons. Big K.R.I.T., Keith Ape, Trinidad James, Two-9, India Shawn and 6lack will be performing at the 2nd annual RAURFEST.
The precocious Atlantan shot to prominence last year with his Indigo Child, a tape that garnered comparisons to such legendary musicians as Outkast's Andre 3000. The genre-melding effort earned him co-signs from people as unlikely as the still-incarcerated Gucci Mane, with whom Raury collaborated on "Dead People." Details on his next creative move have been hard to come by, but new music is expected in the coming months. Most recently, Raury teamed up with Malik Brown for "Fly," a touching lament for those people of color murdered by police in recent months and those otherwise oppressed going back centures.
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