Free The Optimus plus OC from NC & B Squared
Time & Location
About The Event
FREE THE OPTIMUS
plus special guests
OC from NC & B Squared
Friday, August 17, 2018
Doors @ 8:00 p.m.
Show @ 9:00 p.m.
$5 cover at the door; 21 & up
About Free The Optimus. FTO:
Free The Optimus is an Asheville-based hip hop collective focused on bringing improvisational lyricism to jazz influenced boom bap soundscapes. C.Shreve defines Free the Optimus as “a call to action—to set free our optimal ability & our optimistic perspective, and to transform the world around us.”
In live performance form, FTO consists of C.Shreve the Professor and Mike L!VE on vocals, DJ Jet on the turntables, and a rotating selection of guest MCs & musicians. The jazz / hip hop mindset of free form improvisation and collaboration is a vital component to the FTO live experience, as songs and structure are often tossed aside in favor of the energy and groove of the moment.
Free The Optimus has toured and shared stages with The Hieroglyphics, Lupe Fiasco, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Cannibal Ox, Nappy Roots, Talib Kweli, DJ Enuff, Camp Lo, Big K.R.I.T., Three 6 Mafia, Guilty Simpson, BJ the Chicago Kid, Planet Asia, Blueprint, The Palmer Squares, Tanya Morgan, Illogic, Rapper Big Pooh, and many more. FTO has performed at Hopscotch Music Festival, Blue Plum Festival, Beats and Bars Festival, Harvest Boone, Hidden In The Hollow, DURM Hip Hop Summit, Boone in Blossom, Raleigh Fall Music Festival, and GURP Fest.
C.Shreve the Professor has been touring all summer long for his new project "Lost Love Found" that was just released in June.