-topic Dallas, TX

playing at Hailey's on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30

-topic is a young emcee/poet/self taught producer out of Dallas, TX. As the leading man of a small collective entitled “Team From Nowhere”(a loose string of artists ranging from singers to emcees and poets), -topic finds comfort in experimenting with different sounds from different genres to create something unique. In 2011, he released his first self-produced album, “Finally Confident” independently. In early 2012, -topic released an EP entitled “Songs About P___y”, which featured #TeamFromNowhere. With credentials from opening BlackStar (Yasiin Bey, aka “Mos Def”, and Talib Kweli), Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul, -topic seeks to take the music scene by storm. Harnessing a style that touches an array of subjects yet still remains familiar even to first time listeners, -topic paints vivid portraits of ideas, dreams, and scenarios over all original instrumentals he’s produced himself. Inspired by such artists as Afta-1, J*Davey, Flying Lotus, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, and Outkast to name a few, -topic is aiming to leave behind a legacy that’ll reverse the trend of robots recently spawn by mainstream music, through sheer originality and confidence.