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New Artist Spotlight: Naf Hamid

Naf Hamid, born Nafi Hamidullah, is an American rapper, song writer and poet. Although born in Upstate NY, Naf resides in Charlotte, NC. Not just your everyday rapper, Naf Hamid takes his influence from the world of Neo-soul and that’s probably the reason he prefers

An Interview with Ty Statz

Nayomi Charnelle: contributor He is a super star in every sense of the word. We talked about everything from his start in music to the love of his grandmother. He was extremely candid and he is very comfortable with who he is and what he

Anthony Hamilton – This Man’s Soul

Queen City native Anthony Hamilton is one Charlottean that requires no introduction in any forum. The multi-talented, Grammy Award winning artist who’s shown the world what it means to have soul with every song sung, blessed Urban Tymes with a moment of his one rainy

Shotgun Grizzly

The flow of Shotgun Grizzly (formally known as Joe Grizzly) throws me back to that time where rappers came out with an air of certainty and strength about them dying for someone to step up to take the crown. When I started listening to the