Mic Stewart

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Suzanne Slade of 215 magazine recently opined that local emcee Mic Stewart will “soon be playing on every radio station in the country. Up and coming isn’t big enough for him. He’s come, and he’s not going back.” If there’s ever a time to come to that realization, it’s this week: Stewart’s full-length debut, Peaceworld, with local producer SAMlive, is set for release on iTunes today, accompanied by a release party, signing session and performance set at a Villa in North Philadelphia.

Stew’s been hitting the local and national circuits with his unique brand of hip-hop for several years, taking up guest spots and opening for big-name acts at venues large and small throughout the city. He got his true break last year, when he won the 2012 National Red Bull Emsee Competition and hit the ground running thereafter. “I’m Not From Brooklyn,” the first single off his new LP, has already been released to some fanfare, with many noting that his style represents the “golden era” of hip-hop while, he’s said, distancing himself from the “stereotypes of ‘real hip-hop.’” Bruce Warren of WXPN said of his album: “It’s got a non-stop funky old school vibe that’s fresh and deserving of repeated listenings.”

Tuesday’s party and signing will feature Illvibe Collective’s red-hot DJ PHSH, winner of Red Bull’s 2013 Thre3style regional battle finals, and the first 50 people through the doors will get a free autographed copy of Peaceworld. / Randy LoBasso

7pm. Free. Villa, 1231 N. Broad St. 215.235.3020. micstewartmusic.tumblr.com

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Recurring: ONCE

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7pm. Free.

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Villa , 1231 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 04/23/2013. .

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