Musicians who’ve missed the chance to spill rhymes and beats on the mic will get a shot at an upcoming hip hop present.
Properly Versed, a neighborhood hip hop occasion, is coming to Native Losers Friday, Nov. 19, that includes headliners Profound, Alfy’O and Likewise.
However earlier than the better-known artists take the stage, the mic is open from 7-9 p.m.
“The aim of the night time is to create a welcoming area for artists to hop on stage to specific themselves, particularly in the event that they’re simply beginning out and haven’t been on stage but,” stated Mike Irish, of MuseWorks Audio, who’s internet hosting the occasion.
Whereas residing in Vancouver for a number of years, working within the hip hop neighborhood there Irish took benefit of the weekly open mic at an area membership.
“It was an unbelievable area the place I may go each week, check out new songs, mess up and simply categorical myself,” he stated. “I grew a lot as an artist and performer there, to not point out the wealth of connections locally that blossomed out of it. That’s what I’m hoping to create with this night an area for artists to return and categorical themselves in addition to foster new connections and construct neighborhood.”
Headline acts Profound, Alfy’O and Likewise are all veteran artists who’ve been honing their craft for years and have many performances beneath their belt.
Profound launched two EPs throughout COVID, a part of a three-album sequence he’s creating that particulars his development, reckons along with his previous together with a contact of humor.
“A stalwart locally, Profound is at each present, if he’s not performing he’s supporting, encouraging and providing recommendation,” Irish stated.
Alfy’O is a veteran artist within the space, whose newest music has taken on a extra non secular message.
“I simply launched most likely my greatest video, for my part, but,” Alfred Owen stated of Keep Grounded.
Though he stated the identical factor of his summer season launch, Higher Off, which was filmed in Coldstream alongside the highway to the cemetery.
Likewise is a latest transplant from Vancouver, who spent a number of years within the large metropolis honing his writing and performances beneath a distinct title. Whereas the scene was vibrant and the reveals have been enjoyable it wasn’t shifting within the path he’d hoped. After a pair years of hiding out, rising and changing into a brand new model of himself he’s now able to share a extra hopeful message with the viewers.
“After the performances we’ll be enjoying music until late creating an area for artists to hang around and join with each other, with hopes that collaborations and friendships will probably be born from the occasion,” Irish stated.
Tickets to the occasion are $10 on the door or on-line at https://bit.ly/3c6vyQm
For more information on the all-ages occasion, go to the Local Losers Facebook page. There may even be a money and Native Losers merchandise raffle for all open mic performers.