Tha Materials
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Tha Materials

Durham, North Carolina, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Durham, North Carolina, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Hip Hop Neo Soul




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"314-One Stop Shop"-2015-Self Released

"Cartoons & Car Tunes Vol 1" 2018



Tha Materials (or Tha Mats for short) is a Soul Hip-hop Group based in Durham, NC. Established in 2012 by founding members Drummer JC Justice III, MC/Trumpet Cameron Tripp, &  Trumpet Will Smith, Tha Mats came about from a mutual desire to create dope original music. Later additions to tha band were tha "Songbird" voice of singer/songwriter Raney Hayes, Travis Jones on Bass/keyboard, MC/songwriter Juteria Eaves, and most recently MC/ multi-instrumentalist L.O.Z.

They all attended North Carolina Central University and played and held leadership roles together in tha marching band and various other ensembles on campus. They are still a dedicated collective of multi-talented individuals. This unique combination of instrumental talent, dope lyricism, and creativity fostered Tha Materials' style of positive, thought provoking, soulful music with "Ev'rything you need" to make you feel amazing.

They have performed multiple times at various venues in tha Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Triangle area of NC and beyond including a recent performance at Cat's Cradle as support for Moonchild on their 2017 Voyager Tour( Other Venues include the Durham Armory for ART OF COOL FEST 2016, JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL 2016&17, Local 506 as a part of Soundproof's "Already Gone" with Tracy Lamont, Konvo, J Rowdy and the Cover Charges Proof Bar for Eternal the MC's "Age of Eternal" Album Release, The Pinhook for Zoocrű's "LÜCID" Album Release, The Ugly Monkey, The Vault at the Palace International for "The Downbeat: Hip-hop Happy Hour", The Shed, The Pour House for Art of Cool and 9th Wonder presents "Caramel City" as support for Angela Johnson Beyu Caffe to name a few.

"SPRING ST" tha first single from tha sophomore album as well as tha debut studio album '314-One Stop Shop' are currently available on all major online outlets (iTunes, Spotify, Google play, Amazon Music and more


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Cartoons & Car Tunes Vol 1 Show

Listen to “Cartoons & Car Tunes Vol 1”

Listen to "314-One Stop Shop" by Tha Materials on Apple Music.

Tha  Materials pride ourselves in being one of tha only self contained groups of our kind on tha map. We are our own Instrumentalists(many of us multi-instrumentalists), vocalists, lyricists/song writers, promotion team, booking agents, event coordinators etc. This submission is your opportunity to support us in doing what we love to do. At the end of tha day we are here to give you EV'RYTHING YOU NEED.  If you like what you hear, support! Our growth from performing at local open Mic competitions to performing as a judges selection during the official BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend 2015, to self releasing our debut album, to performing in the 2016/17 Juneteenth and Art of Cool Festivals and opening up for Moonchild and Rapsody at Cat's Cradle has all truly been a blessing. We hope to continue that growth and extend our message to many people.

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