WHY WE LIKE IT: TRACY LAMONT’S “EVERYBODY’S FAVORITE”
February 28, 2021
How We Found It
Tracy Lamont came to our SubmitHub inbox out of Virginia. Even calling him an emcee would undersell just how versatile and involved he is with creating music. Singing, rapping, producing, mixing and mastering, graphic design — with access to limited resources, wherever funds were lacking, Lamont opted to learn the skill himself. The modern one-man-band is master of more than the music. “Everybody’s Favorite” off his new tape, Does Anybody Make Mixtapes?, is even more impressive knowing the comprehensiveness of Lamont’s efforts.
INDY WEEK: STARRY RAPS
March 01, 2017
There may be no other genre outside of Hip Hop that calls upon its artists to show such high regard to yesteryear’s sound. And while the Triangle rap scene has produced a slew of tribute projects and nods to raps golden era (I.e Madison Jay’s Trapped in the 90’s and Danny Blaze’s recent “Thank You Mr. Yancey”), few were as ambitious as Durham rapper Tracy Lamont’s 2015 time-traveling album, 92 Til’, where he bent past works by acts like Souls of Mischief and Cella Dwellas to his own tastes. Now he’s busy bending satellites on new songs like “Moonlight” and hoping to become a star.
MEET THE UNC RAP GROUP DRAWING CROWDS TO THE PIT
September 25, 2015
‘It has turned into something beautiful’
A crowd floods the Pit on Wednesday nights to watch the UNC Cypher, a freestyle rap group backed by a drummer, bassist and saxophonist keeping a steady beat.
This week, the rappers passed a dictionary through the crowd, asking students to take turns choosing random words that would then get the rappers started on a new rhyme.
The group can rap about anything, and the rhymes are reliably witty and entertaining.
STREAM NOW: TRACY LAMONT’S “92 TIL'”
January 26, 2015
Tracy Lamont, a Durham, NC based emcee, just dropped his latest project 92 Til’, which is packed with boom bap beats, and classic samples. If anything, it only takes a few tracks to realize that Lamont’s ear for beats is on par, as are his bars. His first single was “Space, Funk, Flow,” which was well received in the hip hop blogosphere. Check out the rest of the album above, which is fairly solid.
PIT CYPHER RAPS 12.5 HOURS, BREAKS WORLD RECORD FOR LONGEST CYPHER
February 1, 2016
Not many people can rap. Even fewer people can rap for 12-and-a-half hours. And only one person can say he created the idea for a Guinness World Record-breaking cypher.
That person is UNC graduate Joshua Rowsey, a UNC employee who’s also known under his stage moniker, (J) Rowdy.
For 12 hours 36 minutes and 54 seconds on Sunday, Rowsey, along with six other North Carolina emcees — Anderson Burrus, Tracy Lamont, Tony Dyer, Peyton Courtney, Andrew Weaver and Tony Powell — participated in a record-breaking cypher at DSI Comedy Theater.
Powell, who also goes by Konvo the Mutant, said the audience fed off of the improvisation and the energy of the performers.
“Everybody was either just listening or rooting us on, and we just never stopped,” he said. “It went from us just trying to break a record to actually being a community event.”
Vann Digital: ‘SPACE. FUNK. FLOW’ BY TRACY LAMONT
March 23, 2015
Today, VannDigital.com introduces a new face in the hip hop world, who is guaranteed to make some major waves!!! He goes by the name of Tracy Lamont. He is the newest member of SkyBlew’s 2StepsAboveTheStars crew/movement. Tracy Lamont is a hip-hop artist hailing from Virginia; now residing in Durham, NC. He brings something different to the table unlike most rappers out now.
ANOTHER WIN FOR NORTH CAROLINA
February 27, 2018
Another win for North Carolina
Tracy Lamont approached his performance with supreme confidence in his 2nd attempt at The Bar Exam. His first being in Durham, NC where he and last months winner competed as a group and placed 2nd to Cam of the Materials. This time the Richmond, VA native by way of Durham rapper appeared more polished and refined and admittedly so as told to MICXSIC in a recent interview: “After the last Bar Exam, I made it a point to practice more. Practice, practice, practice…”.
Tracy will open THe Bar Exam All-Star concert Thursday in Atlanta and feature March 23rd at Apache Cafe for the next Atlanta Bar Exam.
NORTH CAROLINA ARTISTS TEAM UP IN ASHEVILLE, NC TO CREATE VISUALS FOR “THE VIBE”
May 10, 2018
Introducing two new North Carolina artists on to the site, we have Tracy Lamont and Konvo. The two have partnered up with C. Shreve The Professor to debut a brand new summer single titled “The Vibe”.
C. Shreve The Professor, Tracy Lamont and Konvo combine lyrical forces to deliver the one liners, the nostalgia, and word play that will make you pause the track and run verses back. The sound is reminiscent to styles off of A$AP Rocky’s 2011 Live. Love. A$AP tape. “The Vibe” was produced by Lamont and each respective artist attacks the beat with a flow and tone that distinguishes themselves from one another. The video was shot and directed by Thornburg Creative in Asheville, NC. Have a listen to the track in full below.