In recent years, a distinct new hip hop sound has emerged North of Dallas/Fort Worth from the streets of Southeast Denton. The beats are so good, in fact, that people from around the city are beginning to listen. The man leading the charge is Chris Avant, better known as rapper “AV the Great". AV stemming from his last name AV and "The Great" from being raised on Alexander street. He is also known as Man-N-Da City, a title that represents his continuous involvement in the community for issues such as education, teen violence, and voter registration. From 2008-2010 he created the local TV show "The PR Report", the "PR" stands for politics and rhymes.
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The Southeast Denton-raised artist burst onto the larger city scene with a passionate performance at the 2012 35 Denton music festival, during which local press said “AV strutted, sweated and dropped to his knees, working his songs over like he’d sold out Madison Square Garden.” When AV returned later that year with brand new material from Poetry, an EP that was about face, soundwise, from his debut Live From the Struggle, he was booked to perform at 5 festivals and even created a 10 city tour performing with a 7 piece band.
AV brings a unique perspective to the city, having grown up in Southeast Denton, a community often isolated from the tree-lined suburbs and suburbs and bustling streets of much of the rest of the city. The hip-hop artist works at K104FM (#1 Hip & R&B station in Dallas, Texas) under the moniker Chris Cole, and is always on the lookout for ways to keep the local music scene in the spotlight with his "Raw & Underground" concert/battle series as well as an booking agent for The Thin Line Film & Music Festival. As of 2014 he is a nominee for "Best Music Act" in Dallas/Fort Worth by D. Magazine and the future release "Man-N-Da City2" is an anticipated release within the North Texas underground music scene.
Company Name: Trunk Pop Entertainment
Owners Name: Christopher Avant
Artists: AV The Great