SHAME GANG w/ Antion Scales, Damion Rashad, Denzel, DaVaun, ILLPO, Vanessa FergusonLive at Flat IronMay 26, 2023Doors 7pm//Show 8pm$15 adv//$20 day of It’s been seven years since Shame Gang relocated from the D.C. area to Raleigh; In those years, he’s made a name for himself within North Carolina’s local hip-hop scene. He’s performed and headlined local festivals, opened up for a number of hip-hop heavyweights, including Wu-Tang Clan, formed his own rap collective (KULTURE GANG) and curated his own series of hip-hop shows and beat battles (Shame Sundays and sounds of the Culture Beat Battle).His inspirations come from artists such as Q-Tip, A Tribe Called Quest, Tupac, Outkast, Bone Thugs & Harmony, and Nas. Like many of these artists, Shame got his start to fame by competing in rap battles and distributing his music through local college radio stations. To make sure he’s building a rap career that’s profitable 10 or 20 years from now, Shame Gang has shifted his energy to winning over listeners across the East Coast, and according to 2021 Spotify wrapped stats, he has close to 30,000 listeners. His second album, No Safe Haven, was released to rave reviews and landed him a distribution deal.