Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
BandAlternativeHip Hop

Inflowential's smooth bass line grooves over beatbox with well written lyrics combine to make their original sound. An eclectic alt/hip-hop crew comprised solely of current and former NC State students on the cusp of stardom after winning the mtvU battle of the bands.


*Inflowential is currently in the studio recording their first full-length album "After This..." slated for a 2010 release.*

Inflow in the Raleigh News & Observer 2009 Great 8
Local Acts:

"Life is Great" featured on The 2009 Billboard Digital Music Conference Compilation Album

Winner of 2008 mtvU and Palm Centro at AT&T Battle of the Bands Contest

Recent Host of The MTVU show Dean's List :

Some Artists Inflow has shared the stage with:
Snoop Dogg
Wyclef Jean
Flo Rida
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
The Spill Canvas
Little Brother
Dead Prez
Doug E. Fresh
Monie Lov
Dana Dane
9th Wonder
MC Lyte
Ceasar Commanche
Toubab Krewe
Supastition/ Kam Moye
Brother Reade

Toured Nationally on the 2007 ReverbNation Tour With:
Crazy Anglos

2008 Festivals Played:
mtvU Campus Invasion Festival
Signal Fest

Winner of the 2003 UNCW Habitat for Humanity Battle of the Bands

Winner of the 2004 NC State University Battle of The Bands

Winner of 2006 NCCU Hip Hop Summit/Atlantic Records Talent contest

Winner of 2007 Battle of the NC Hip Hop Bands over
Mosadi Music, Dirty5Thirty, and The Urban Sophisticates

"Belltones" #3 on Tribes Magazine's Myspace Top 24 Indie Artist Singles

About Inflow: "Inflowential exhibits the hallmarks of the best acts on the college music scene" - originality, creativity and eclecticism.
Jason Rzepka, mtvU's director of communications

Boasting resounding lyrics, supreme originality and an unforgettable sound, Up-and Coming Hip Hop group Inflowential is definitely worth noting. Taking form in the spring of 2003 at NC State University, the group is composed of 2 MC's, a Bassist, a Guitarist, and a extraordinary vocal percussionist in lieu of a drummer: Tab-One, Charlie Smarts, Bender, Kyle, and A-did, respectively. Even though it is hard to believe, all of the percussion parts are done by A-did vocally through a mic. They don't use a drum machine or a looped beat of any kind.

Ever-growing in popularity, Inflowential's shows never fail to rock the crowd and leave them craving more. Representing real Alt/Hip Hop--especially that of NC to the fullest, Inflowential has a sound like nothing they or anyone else have heard before, and cites influences such as The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Slum Village, Little Brother, and Blackstar.

Having released the Inflow EP (Evolutionary Process) in early 2006, and The Exciting Adventures Mixtape in summer 2007.... Inflowential is one of the foremost live acts in NC and taking over the nation. Check out their live show and see why they are the current "Best Live Hip Hop Act in NC". .


-The Inflow E.P. (Evolutionary Process), 2006

-The Exciting Adventures of Inflowential Mixtape, 2007
-Raleigh's Finest, Guest, 2007

"Change"Featured in Puma Fragrance European ad campaign.

"Belltones" Featured in" Up in Snow" Soundtrack
Producer: Ride The Planets
Release: 2008

"Change" Featured in the movie Real Men Wear Pink and on soundtrack.

Inflow song "Sheriff" featured on Triangle all star band compilation Hear Here: The Triangle

Rotation: WKNC 88.1 The Triangle, NC
97.5 Central NC

Set List

Setlists lengths varies depending on the event. We can cover 45 min-3 hours. We play very few covers, But the few we do play include The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The White Stripes, and The Roots

Normal 1 hour setlist:
Beatbox Intro
Life is Great
Come Too Far
What You Say
Caged Bird
What it Do
Extra Large
-Adid Beatbox Solo-
We at it Again
Switch it Up
-Spoken Word-
We Get Down
Message on a Missle