meet the atl finalists: nedlog
October 7, 2019
On Thursday, October 10th, four acts will perform at the AFROPUNK ATL Battle of the Bands Finals.
The Grand Prize at the Battle of the Bands is the once-in-a-lifetime chance to join the star-studded, line-up of the 2019 AFROPUNK Carnival of Consciousness in Atlanta, on October 12th and 13th. But the Battle of the Bands is not only an opportunity for a big break most musicians seek in their careers, it is also an occasion for Atlanta and Southeast-based artists to showcase their music, their creative spirit and their artistry to the AFROPUNK audience. So this week, we’re spotlighting all the finalists, asking them questions about who they are and what this moment means to them.
First up is Nedlog, a quartet of young men from Stone Mountain, who have been rapping together together since high school.
What are your names, ages, and the instruments that you play?
We are NEDLOG (four-member Alternative Hip-Hop Group). Members: EFOJIE, Amarae’, DK, & Kalo. Age(s): 22. We don’t play instruments, but our music is self-produced via various DAW’s (digital audio workstations) including Logic, Abelton, and FL Studio.
Where are you from?
Stone Mountain, GA
What are your favorite things about where you are from? (Especially when it comes to Black culture)
Our favorite things [about Stone Mountain]? The diversity of people and culture. Stone Mountain is home to immigrants and refugees from all over the world resulting in a cultural melting pot. Also Stone Mountain High School, where — for the most part— staff was super supportive of our art. Shoutout, Mr. Wright!
In your own words, give us a short description of the kind of music you make. If there was one or two core thoughts or ideas that you want your music to convey, what are they?
We make alternative hip-hop music. The core idea of our music is BE YOURSELF… UNAPOLOGETICALLY
What are your musical dreams and aspirations? Not fame-wise, but creatively. What do you think you can do with music?
We plan on inspiring people to chase their dreams, whatever that dream may be.
Name one artist that you would like to collaborate with? What do you think that collaboration would sound like?
Rick Rubin. When you attempt to predetermine a creative outcome, it stifles possibilities. We just know it will be art.
What are you most looking forward to if you win the Battle of the Bands? What do you think winning could do for you?
Meeting new people! And exposure, it doesn’t matter how good the art is if no one knows it exists.
Anything else you want to say to the AFROPUNK audience as a way of introduction?
We greatly appreciate all the support thus far and WE GOT UH ALBUM ON DA WAY… It’s called Big Brother …
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