Brewery welcomes the League | Music Feature | Indy Week
Pin It

Brewery welcomes the League 

As N.C. gets on the map, collective aims to reach out

Roc-A-Fella. Rawkus. Def Jux. There's a long history of talented musical collectives launching a fleet of careers, and the Justus League, with its loaded roster of local hip-hop talent, is poised to make its move. Little Brother and 9th Wonder have laid the groundwork, and the musical troops are pouring ashore.

This Friday the Brewery will host the latest joint from the Justus League, the three-CD release of National Mayhem, which features brand new discs from the hip-hop duo of Sean Boog and Khrysis, The Away Team; Little Brother's DJ, 9th Wonder; and the debut of L.E.G.A.C.Y.

"There's my Project Mayhem, The Away Team's National Anthem, and we also have 9th Wonder's Dream Merchant I, which is like a prelude to the new album. It's all the old material from the vault, and it's all rock-solid," says L.E.G.A.C.Y.

Raised in Fayetteville, L.E.G.A.C.Y. (which stands for 'Life Ends Gradually And Changes You') hooked up with 9th Wonder in 2001, and together they created Project Mayhem.

"There's actually some stuff from 2001, songs like 'Nice.' That's vintage 9th Wonder recorded in 2001. There's two or three of them," L.E.G.A.C.Y. confirms. "We've just gone through a lot of things--three years to finish an album. A lot of people don't know you can't just make an album, get it pressed, get it mastered, and it comes out in a couple weeks. It's a process. I put in a lot of work, blood, sweat and tears. A lot of us put it in, but we're finally starting to gain the recognition we deserve."

The Brewery show will feature Justus League members Joe Scudda, Cesar Comanche and L.E.G.A.C.Y. as well as K-Hill Da Instigator. But it's not just local talent.

"I'm trying to give some new kids a shot. I've got some young dudes out of Greensboro opening up, Next Level. They're pretty good," L.E.G.A.C.Y. says. "We're carrying the flag right now, we've got this movement. It's not just a collective--we're not a rap group. We're not the Wu Tang, just one group and everyone splits up. We're collective--Justus League is the collective, Hall of Justus is the movement. We're flagshipping right now, we're about to conquer all. That's that."

With the Little Brother album The Minstrel Show due later this year on Atlantic, this is just the first salvo in a bum rush that's destined to put North Carolina hip hop on the map.

  • As N.C. gets on the map, collective aims to reach out

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Music Feature



Twitter Activity

Comments

There is nothing like Sam Beam. A poet with delicious depth and imagery that makes every song a never-ending mystery. …

by keyA on Sam Beam's Iron & Wine moves to Durham, another stop along his Southern journey (Music Feature)

From Missouri... we rocked them out here. They were such a big part of my life. There were more... Soundgarden, …

by Terry Cowden on Cry of Love vocalist Kelly Holland died depressed, but not alone (Music Feature)

Most Read

Most Recent Comments

There is nothing like Sam Beam. A poet with delicious depth and imagery that makes every song a never-ending mystery. …

by keyA on Sam Beam's Iron & Wine moves to Durham, another stop along his Southern journey (Music Feature)

From Missouri... we rocked them out here. They were such a big part of my life. There were more... Soundgarden, …

by Terry Cowden on Cry of Love vocalist Kelly Holland died depressed, but not alone (Music Feature)

Well, Dexter isn't quite up on his facts concerning The Phantom. The Phantom was the stage name/persona of my cousin, …

by Gary Gaydos on The whole rock-star idol thing ain't so big for Dexter Romweber (Music Feature)

I'm not sure people realize how much talent is squished into the Hot @ Nights trio. All 3, Matt, Chris …

by Remo on From the Mountain Goats to The Hot at Nights, Matt Douglas Might Be the Triangle's Busiest Musician (Music Feature)

Time was when you went to a show and got a t-shirt that you could wear around and brag about …

by Markus Alexander on Streaming Didn't Kill the Music Industry. Major Labels Did. (Music Feature)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation