Hip Hop artist/producer Topiq (the Smooth Prophet) was born in Philadelphia, PA but grew up in Fayetteville, NC. He is a part of the No9to5 Music conglomerate, a hip-hop collective based out of Chapel Hill, NC. Topiq is a lyricist that seems to have some sort of chip on his shoulder as he laces all instrumentals with the upmost lyrical prowess. This upcoming artist has much to offer with his style of collaborating with those he deems dope, and his own skill.
- Topiq The Smooth Prophet – Agression Ft. JSWISS (Prod. U’nique Music)
Topiq has been withholding his life lessons for too long and is finally letting his pent-up knowledge out on his latest Out of Questions single Aggression. Linking up with his No9to5 brother Mr. ALLCAPSNOSPACES and U’nique Music on the production.
- Topiq The Smooth Prophet – Holy Are Your Names ft. WillWildfire (Prod. Altair)
- Topiq the Smooth Prophet – My My My (Video)
Nearly a year after dropping the track “My My My” off his Out of Questions project, Topiq the Smooth Prophet has released a hard-hitting video to perfectly complement the emotions of the song. Keep posted for new visuals and the highly-anticipated project release.
- Topiq the Smooth Prophet – New School Hero feat. Lauren Ivie (prod. K-Hill)
Back with his third release from his highly anticipated Out of Questions project Topiq presents to your reality and mine the New School Hero. The Smooth Prophets return was produced by K-Hill and Lauren Ivie on Vocals! FIRE. BARS. No9to5 HERE.
- Erin Gold Films Presents: No9to5 Returns to Chapel Hill
Erin Gold Productions links up with the No9to5 collective during their return to Chapel Hill for the Converge Music Festival. Brittany Hendricks finds out how your favorite hip hop collective got started, what they’ve been doing, and what the future holds for keeping those stages live.
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- Chillin in the Driveway VII (July 25th)
We are bringing Chillin in the Driveway back once again with the SEVENTH straight show. That’s a show every summer and winter since 2010. That’s almost as consistent as the sunrise.
We’re combining EDM and Hiphop for this show, breaking down barriers between genres and bringing people together.
We will have a DJ set from a skilled local DJ duo to kick it off, then a DJ set from Viking Breakdance, and then a Hiphop show from No9to5 Music.
We are promoting this show heavily, passing out flyers around town, and going to different cities freestyling and passing out flyers and CDs.
Official Lineup and admission price will be announced this week. #gethype
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- No9to5 x World’s Fair x Two-9
No9to5 Music will be opening up for World’s Fair and Two-9 at Local 506 on June 25th. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. Tickets are $15 and you can purchase them here. The show’s bout to be DOPE!
- No9to5 Music Workshop/Show with MusicianCorps
No9to5 Music will be teaming up with MusicianCorps in NC on June 28th hosting a Hip Hop workshop with the music education organization BUMP The Triangle. There’s a show at MotorCo in downtown Durham following the workshop!!! Check the event out here!
- Chillin in the Driveway Part VI: Return to Form – 12/14/13
December 14th not only marks the release of Topiq’s Out of Questions, but is also the date of the sixth installment of our “Chillin in the Driveway” performance, taking place at the Stars Theater & Arts Center. Cayso, J. Rowdy, Topiq and Optimus Rhymes will be joined by SkyBlew, Whiz Kid, B.C.P BackPacker, STAN Dolo and Alex Aff. Tickets are only $5 and the show is scheduled from 8-10PM, don’t miss an unforgettable night.
- Big Beat Dance (Apple Juice Kid, ChocQuibTown and No9to5)
What is this, you ask? Dance music with a bunch of horns and drums, including congas and timbales? Who are all these people on stage? Is that the Latin Grammy Award-winning group, ChocQuibTown, performing with the incredible Apple Juice Kid? Are Cayso and Topiq up there, killing it on-stage, too? Well, the answer to all of your questions is yes.
When he’s not juggling time between his own music career, teaching and running the Beat Making Lab, Stephen Levitin – aka Apple Juice Kid – has also been kicking off his Big Beat Dance project. Be sure to keep an eye out for some future collaborations between Apple Juice Kid and No9to5.
Apple Juice Kid: DJ
Beverly Botsford: Congas
Brevan Hampden: Timbales
Atticus Reynolds: Drums
November 21, 2013
UNC-Chapel Hill Memorial Hall
Chapel Hill, NC