So @Kambino79 tweeted that he was in my neighborhood. Of course, I responded. I’m thinking from OH to GA, he needs to let a sista know. Rev Coffee was the spot. I just remember seeing a lot of brown folks and getting excited. Hey, I live in Cobb, I was two steps away from a Color Purple Moment. Corey Red was the host for the evening. Dude even put on a suit for the event. We all had to do a double take. This event was for unsigned and “underground” artists to fellowship and showcase their skills. I sipped on my Italian soda and listened with laptop in hand.
Artists lineup included: Big Al, The Breax, Dre Marshall, Json, Enlitement, Kambino, Kyra Goldman, Luke G, The Messenger, Rick Flow (improv), T Haddy, and Wildchild. I tell you the shoe game was mad in the place and the same would be evident at the City Takers event held at Mt Paran on that Friday.
Friday, I got a chance to meet some pretty cool people, get clarity and had the opportunity to encourage. I even had my very own “intern” for the City Takers concert. Thanks to Couture for conducting interviews while I was running around trying to get people to talk to us. DJ Sematic (who produces a mix for the PK Faith Show) was one of the DJs on the stage at City Takers and he tore it up. Vendors were there with all types of products (promo gear, items designed by the homeless, magazines, and mixtapes). That Friday night ended with breaking bread with the artists, Mr Scott Free himself and even Michael Tarver (WWE) at Marietta Diner.
If you are looking for ways to get involved in your community, check out City Takers. They have an outreach program that reaches people in crack houses, feeds the homeless and much more. Get those community service hours, from your past life, up. I’m just saying. S/O to AJ Rok, Sistah Kenya and fam, Kambino and Lala for coming out even though she worked from 6:30 that morning. Time to head over to Dirt Cheep and get a violin. Freestyle real fast to this string beat.
-Soul to Sole