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L.A.-based Pac Div on the UNC-Duke basketball rivalry

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Pac Div is based out of L.A., but this hip-hop trio have a Triangle connection with their second mixtape, 2009’s “Church League Champions.”  Tracks include the intro “Dick Vitale” with a sound clip of the husky voiced basketball announcer, followed by the song in question, “We The Champs (Duke vs. Carolina).”

For more info on their blue blood allegiances, mixtape and upcoming projects check out the group’s Q&A I wrote for   the special basketball issue of the UNC-Duke features magazine Rival on pages 18 and 19.

Watch Like, Mibbs and BeYoung walk out to “Dick Vitale,” and perform “We the Champs (Duke vs. Carolina)” and other track excerpts off CLC during CMJ week 2009:

Like what you hear? Download the entire mixtape for free.

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Written by Elizabeth Lilly

March 16, 2010 at 11:51 pm

The Beast album release at Duke Coffeehouse, Oct. 16

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Durham-based hip-hop group The Beast will kick off the release of its debut album “Silence Fiction” Friday, Oct. 16, at Duke Coffeehouse. The self-produced CD marks its first full length, but the group has practiced its blend of jazz, soul and hip-hop  on EPs “Belly” in 2008 and “Catalyst” in July.

But don’t take P. Diddy’s word for it, download  “Catalyst” for free here to check out their sound and see the band and Nnenna Freelon (who’s a Grammy award winner, mother of the band’s emcee Pierce Freelon and song “A Prelude to a Kiss” played during the closing credit’s of Oct. 10’s “Mad Men”) lay down the EP’s track “Once Again” in the studio.

Carlitta DurandKooley High and Freebass 808 open. The show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $10 at the door. [map]

For more info on The Beast visit its Web site.

Written by Elizabeth Lilly

October 13, 2009 at 12:23 am