This Friday night,June 20th, in the year 2014, Jackson will be in for a treat as the third installment of native musician, 5th Child’s event The Basement. The Hip-Hop showcase live performances from emcees Kamikaze, Skipp Coon, and Dolla Black; producers Ace Of Spades, Donche, and Loki; as well DJ sets from Sean Mac, DJ Ron, and DJ Young Venom. On top of all that talent there will also be local graffiti artists on scene painting the building, YES painting the building.
The spot is The Corner located at 303 North Farish St. in Jackson, MS. The show starts promptly at 10pm and is over when it’s over. It is a 21 and over event so make sure you bring your identification. Tickets are $10, which is basically $1 per performer. That’s a crazy ratio, you would be foolish not to show up. It is fitting that the show is happening in Jackson’s historic Farish District, a place which was once the music hub in the capital city. The building Trumpet Records was housed in is located right next door to The Corner venue. Trumpet was the early home to Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Milton, Elmore James, and a host of other influential musicians.
If you had the opportunity to attend one of the previous Basement installments then you already know that you are in for a treat. If you have not had the chance to make it to one of the other events, then check some of the video links below for an idea of the awesomeness that goes on. This is vital for the Hip-Hop community in the city of Jackson as well as the state of Mississippi. The unity shown by the fans and the artists prove that the people want the movement. This weekend is stacked full of things to do as Friday night we will have The Basement, Saturday will be the second New Jacks Show (another 5th Child creation), and Sunday will be SippHop’s Super Showcase 12 open mic and beat battle. It is nice to see people gathering and enjoying the events. Supporting the artists and contributing the grass root movement happening in Mississippi, the birthplace of America’s music.
I do not make a lot of assurances in life, but I guarantee that if you make it out to The Basement Vol 3 on June 20th you will enjoy yourself. Come and get your fix of all things Hip-Hop related.
Check out links and music and videos after the jump