Monday, April 26, 2010
This Wednesday from 8pm-10pm the underground music scene is going to get a jolt of energy. Inside Equinox bar located on the uwi campus (right next to the Rituals close to KFC) some big artistes are going to be doing their thing alongside anyone with enough confidence to step up to the open mic. Yes you heard correct, the format of the show is one where the mic will be left open from 8pm to 9pm so anyone can come in between that time and rip the place in two. During the open mic session the limit will be two songs in order to accommodate as much artistes as possible but other than that, the stage is yours.
The door price is only $10TT so you should have enough money to patronize the well-stocked bar and purchase cds from artistes on the night.
After the open mic session wraps up, the carded artistes are going to be doing there thing @ ten minutes a piece so trust me, it's going to be something to look for. So without further ado, meet the cast.
John John is an extremely talented soulful RnB singer who you might have caught on Synergy tearing up the place or singing the hook in Chromatics' "Cold Blooded" video (check it out below) He may be on earlier than expected but is always on point.
Gary Acosta is a local poet who has been illuminating open mic stages across Trinidad for some time now with his deep messages, intricate rhyme schemes and passionate delivery. He has an event called " Uncut, Unplugged and Untitled " coming out later this year and should have something good cooked up for Wednesday.
Cloud 9 is a local hip hop group comprising of J-Smoke and Quake that combine a winning chemistry, good flows, tight hooks and good delivery to result in one of the best hip hop groups in Trinidad and Tobago. They already have a mixtape out called "Two Monitors and a Keyboard" and another one on the way soon.
Frost Blaze is one of the most powerful and controversial artistes in hip hop who is quick to always say what most think but are afraid to express. He has an album coming out this year as well so be sure to check that out.
MAKE IT HAPN
Make It Hapn is probably the most respected and revered mc in local trini hip hop currently. His album "Ghetto Child" has been widely acclaimed as a classic on the underground scene containing vivid storytelling and imagery about the issues facing a lot of youth in Trinidad today.
Well it's me so what can I say. Just know that I'll be bringing my A++ game and doing songs from my mixtape "Recession Music" as well as my current album "Hitchhiker's Guide to uwi" which will be available and on sale for $20TT. Face out.