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Dean’s List Archive recipients: 

Slay the Mic University is a prestigious Ivy League that highlights the brightest Hip-hop and RnB artists and Producers from the NC area. The Dean’s list recognizes those for their achievements in the studio or behind the mic during a semester. 

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Born August 30th 1999, Zaria has always marched to the beat of her own drum. She was an avid basketball player from a young age, but always had an interest in music. Her passion for music firmly solidified as a teenager when she taught herself to play the electric guitar. Inspired by the likes of […]
Shame

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As a creative lyricist, talented in the art of storytelling, Shame is bringing Hip-Hop back to its roots, while still keeping up with the evolution the genre has experienced. His inspirations come from artist such as Q-tip, Biggie Smalls, A Tribe Called Quest, Tupac, Big L, Nas, Mos Def, Eminem, and Rakim. Like many these […]
NFL Nique

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Dominique Dunlap, stage name, N.F.L. NIQUE, talented, new artist and songwriter from Charlotte, North Carolina. After being released from prison in 2017, NIQUE realized he had to evaluate his life and alter his lifestyle. Instead of reverting back to the streets, NIQUE turned to music to assist him in maintaining a positive lifestyle and rebuilding […]
King Jo

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Growing up in southeast Asheville, rapper King Jo rose to fame on sheer talent alone, gaining attention through his self made videos and tracks. King Jo was born James Rodgers in 2001 in Asheville, North Carolina . Growing up with no real role models to follow in the city in music he was forced to […]
Migueleazy

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  Migueleazy is a music producer based out of Asheville NC. Born in Mexico, raised in the land of the sky, Migueleazy grew up with strong multiple cultural backgrounds that influenced his creative passion for music. Migueleazy has worked with some of the hottest upcoming artists in Asheville (THG Bandz, Hunter, Dominos Slime) as well […]
F.A.Z.E

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Faze is an artist from Fayetteville,NC born on August 23, 1997. From the age of 5-7 his family lived in a neighborhood close to Fort Polk, LA. Faze’s father is military so they moved around a lot before finally making it back to Fayetteville,NC.Faze first started making music around the age of 12. Faze got […]
Iconic Bond

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“How can they stop a man when truth is his passion” -Iconic Bond   The bond between the old and new: The Missing Link. From a young age, Iconic was always writing poetry, breaking down his favorite hip-hop bars, and in love with wordplay. His style is one to be reckoned with as he can […]
M E

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Born and raised in North Carolina, M E has continued to impress the ears of anyone who has been exposed to his music of late. The 27 y/o, who now resides in Brooklyn, released his debut EP titled “Pride Kills” to critical acclaim in February of 2018. The project featured the popular single, and accompanying […]
22 Mirage

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 22 Mirage is a Midwest musician inspired by NIPSEY HUSSLE, Mozzy, and Roddy Rich. A love for music would be an understatement for Mirage. He’s been lyrically perfecting his craft since middle school, and has not lost the ambition for it since. Currently, residing in the Carolinas looking to make his break through by using […]
Loverboy VO

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  Originally from Durham, NC, Jeremy Ross better known to the R&B world as “LoverBoy Vo” who is a R&B singer , songwriter and producer with endless talent for the world to see.  With inspiration growing up listening to David Ruffin and Teddy Pendergrass being his favorites, Vo has adopted that soulful sound through out […]
Liion Gamble

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Liion Gamble was raised in Raleigh, NC but born in St. Andrew, Jamaica. His musical influence can be traced all the way back to his Grandfather. Liion bridges the gap between substance and style in a major way. Melodic hooks and bridges, paired with quotable lyrics and stylistic flow, highlight this artist’s versatility. Liion released […]
Chu!o

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Facebook.com/Whoischulo Instagram.com/whoischulo/ Born in the city that never sleeps, New York City, Terrance Phipps, commonly known by the stage name “Chu!o”, is a rising artist/songwriter. Raised in a single parent home in North Carolina, Chu!o’s passion for music is accredited to his mother’s very same love for music. At the young age of thirteen, Chu!o […]
Lyric

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Facebook.com/leeda.l.jones Reverb Nation Instagram/leeda_lyric_jones/ Leeda “Lyric” Jones, best known as Lyric is a singer-songwriter, musician, and music teacher. Her latest EP titled “Perspective” was released in December of 2015. She is a Western North Carolina favorite and holds several Mountain Xpress “best of” awards including, but not limited to: best funk band,best vocalist, best lyricist, […]
The Gift

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Facebook.com/iamtyyoung Instagram.com/iamtyyoung thegiftproduction.com After taking 2 years off to focus on building his company, The Gift Production, North Carolina-born and raised artist/producer/businessman, The Gift is back with a brand new single, “Hotel.” Co-written and produced by Jirou Street and JirouStreet Productions in Atlanta, GA, The Gift Production release sets Spring and Summer off right with smooth melodies, complemented by seductive vocals. Touching on […]
Joe Trufant

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Facebook.com/joetrufant Instagram.com/joetrufant   Born Joseph Von Phul Trufant on July 15th, 1996, in Brevard, NC, Joe Trufant grew up with a family of musicians. In the summer of 2015, Joe Trufant released his EP ‘Fall Through’. The EP started the spark for Joe around North Carolina. Joe Trufant has worked with artists Ty Dolla $ign, […]
Peter the Poet

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Instagram.com/peter.the.poet Linktr.ee/peter.the.poet P.T.P’S music has been featured internationally on both American and European Hip-Hop blogs. He is impressionable notable on sites like; The Cypher Effect, GRNDGD, Grown Up Rap, Adramatic, and Grind Mode Cypher. Peter The Poet is known for his intensely crafted flows, soulful singing voice, and intrepid stage presence. P.T.P is blazing a […]
Freedom the 10th Wonder

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Instagram.com/almightyfree_ Linktr.ee/Freedom10wonder Freedom The 10th Wonder is a 23 years young artist, born and raised in Asheville North Carolina. Music is truly his escape from reality; it has taken him places he thought he would never be and gave him a lot of status in his city. His music is unique and come from real […]
Virtuous

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Instagram.com/i_amvirtuous/ Linktr.ee/i_amvirtuous If you are a fan of Lauryn Hill and Mali Music’s style of mixing the art of singing and rap, then you will love Virtuous’ style of music. She incorporates Alternative, R&B, Soul, Hip Hop and Contemporary Gospel rhythms into her music giving her audience a variety of genres to look forward to. […]
Sororityy

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Just one quick look as his name lets you know sororityy loves contradictions. He uses this love to fuel his passion to prove people wrong and to manifest his own path. He believes in chasing what he wants in life and to settle for nothing less. His impeccable taste in style and sounds has blossomed […]
Fresh Prince of Belmont

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Matrix P. (Lyricist/Singer) from Belmont,NC. With his musical versatility Matrix P has found his own identity in the Southern hip hop style which he calls  “Kuntry HIppy Rap”.Kuntry Hippy Rap is a fusion of Southern Rap, gospel, and Old Skool Funk.Matrix P uses this subgenre to give each listener a visual and experience into his […]

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