Arts & Entertainment: Local band: hip-hop

  • Just when you thought kid-hop couldn’t get any cooler, local MC 23 Skidoo dropped Make Believers, with not only more local guest musicians and more positive messages, but also more musical genres as canvases for his lithe, muscular verses. — A.M.

  • While CrazyHorse & Colston’s Max Hupertz and Bryan Godleski (with DJ Kilby) grew up in Asheville and have been growing their sound for awhile, the duo really burst onto the local scene this summer with a Bele Chere set, an opening slot for Gift of Gab and the release of their distinctly WNC-flavored Backroads & Bonfires. — A.M.