Tracks Music Series: Rowdy & KAZE4LETTERS

September 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University Place

Live & Local Music

Thursday September 23: Hip Hop
6:00-6:45 p.m. Rowdy
7:15-8:00p.m. KAZE4LETTERS

Chapel Hill’s local music streaming platform, Tracks Music Library, announces four free outdoor concerts on Thursday evenings in September at University Place. Each night’s lineup is themed around a genre and will feature two 45 minute sets from Tracks artists. Discover new music in a way it’s meant to be heard — live and in-person.

Free & open to all!


Kevin “Rowdy” Rowsey is a National Recording Artist, Writer, Actor, and Educator based in the North Carolina Triangle Area. Rowdy has been featured on BET, NPR, PBS Kids, and has given a TEDX talk on the importance of Hip Hop Culture. Rowsey is a U.S. Hip Hop Ambassador through the U.S. Department of State and the Next Level Hip Hop Program. On stage Rowsey is part of the national collective No9to5 Music, and plays with a live Jazz Band (J) Rowdy & The Night Shift which was nominated for a 2017 Carolina Music Award. They’ve been able to share the stage with the likes of Rakim, Busta Rhymes, Ari Lennox, Childish Major, Snow Tha Product, Murs, 2 Chainz, Juicy J, and a plethora of other national recording acts. Currently Rowdy is the founder of two triangle area cyphers – The UNC Cypher (UNC-CH) and the Med City Cypher (Downtown Durham). He also holds the position of Program Director at the Downtown Durham – Afrofuturist Teen Center Blackspace. Through UNC Greensboro’s Masters of Arts in Teaching Program Rowsey continues his mission to spread southern hip hop at a national and international level through performance, writing and educational workshops inspiring the culture through the craft.

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Kevin “Kaze” Thomas has been a part of the Chapel Hill and North Carolina music scene for almost 20 years.

As a hip-hop artist he has been signed to major labels Universal/Motown and Rawkus Records, as well as having his own label, Soul Dojo, independently distributed by Brick Records in Boston. His debut album, “Spirit of 94” produced entirely by producer legend 9th Wonder is considered a classic amongst the hip-hop community, and is known for being one of the founding fathers of the North Carolina hip-hop scene. He was touted one of the “8 Great Acts” of our area by David Menconi in 2005, and is currently the co-owner of VibeHouse 405.

Kaze is invested in our community scene and is committed to helping the next generation of artists from our area succeed.

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