Navani Knows How to Go Back to Basics

My homegirl Sue from Abstract Music Group invited me out this past Monday to a show she put together at The Trash Bar called “Back to Basics”. If you can’t tell by the name it was an underground Hip-Hop show that had a line up of artists that exemplified the true art of the genre (everything from lyricism to beat boxing).

I was most excited to see Rasheed Chapell perform because I was impressed with the music I’ve heard from him thus far. But I left there discovering a slew of artists I am now a fan of. That’s what’s great about these shows – you get to connect with artists and stay current.

Highlights included Kalil Kash opening and giving an energetic performance despite fasting all day, Silent Knight killing the acapella and performing “Staying Busy”,  Shay accompanied by her Beat Boxer who killed it in sandals, Rasheed Chapell who sounded even better than he does on his album and Brown Bag All Stars who closed the show. Shout out to DJ Eclipse who came out to support, it’s always great to see people who have been in the game for so long still a fan and still connected to the movement.

All in all it was a great night for Hip-Hop. Check out more pics of the event courtesy of Sedgwick & Cedar.  If you missed it, don’t fret! Abstract Music Group has another great show lined up for August 18th. Get the deets here.

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