WHO: Travis Porter with Roscoe Dash, Fa$t Life, GRAFH, Kelechi and DJ Tek
WHAT: Swisher Sweets Artist Project Atlanta Pack Night
WHEN: Thursday, October 5 at 9 p.m.
WHERE: Terminal West
Atlanta, GA 30318
Tickets are $10. Purchase here.
About Travis Porter:
Originally formed in 2006 as the Hard Hitters, the trio officially switched to the enigmatic moniker Travis Porter in 2008. MCs Ali (Lakeem Mattox), Quez (Donquez Woods), and Strap (Harold Duncan) grew up together in Decatur, Georgia, and formed the band with the hope of taking over the rap world from the underground up.
The irreverent crew began to cultivate a strong Internet presence, releasing videos through its YouTube page and releasing four mixtapes, Who Is Travis Porter?, I'm a Differenter, I'm a Differenter 2, and Streets R'Us, in 2009. Travis Porter caused some controversy that year when they inadvertently released a Roscoe Dash single they did a guest spot on, "All the Way Turnt Up," on one of their own tapes. Dash eventually re-recorded the song with Soulja Boy and released the new version the following year.
After releasing three more mixtapes, Proud 2 Be a Problem, I Am Travis Porter, and Differenter Gang, in 2010, Travis Porter found themselves being courted by labels hoping to bring them to a larger audience. They eventually decided to sign with Jive near the end of 2010, but the label would be closed in 2011 by its parent company, RCA.
The group's debut album, From Day 1, finally arrived in 2012 on RCA with productions from Diplo, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, and others. ~ Gregory Heaney, Rovi
About Swisher Sweets Artist Project:
The Swisher Sweets Artist Project is an ongoing initiative to provide unique opportunities for artists to create, share and pursue their passion. For fans, it’s a way to be at the forefront of what’s new and emerging in the world of music, arts and entertainment. The Swisher Sweets Artist Project presents a live event series in multiple cities across the U.S., all while awarding more than $25,000 in grants throughout the year.
As part of the Swisher Sweets Artist Project’s mission to elevate emerging artists, all of the Pack Night performers will take part in an online fan-voted challenge, with the winner earning a performance spot at the “NOLA Takeover” at the end of the year. For more information, visit ap.swishersweets.com.