City under Siege Music Showcase and Industry Mixer was a success for the first event ever for UrbSocietyMagazine. Your’s truly Miss, LIV and CEO, Lateef gathered some of the most hottest talent in Philly to grace the stage at Jollies LIVE to rock the mic, show-off and just do the dang thang. The hosts Will Simon, Illadelp and I Miss, LIV gave the crowd a mix of comedy, radio personality and Little sexy on the side. It was pure hot talent in various forms that evening and everyone who attended loved the atmosphere that Jollies LIVE offered, and enjoyed each acts live and in your face performances. There were 9 of Philly’s hottest multi-talented artists that stepped foot on stage that night. They came not only for themselves but to prove that the music still lives in the heart of the City. They showed up and showed out all for the love and the sound of MUSIC.
My girl Persia Sound lived up to her name as she sung along side her acoustic guitarist. The voice of soul with a bit of sassy funk ripped through the speakers. She allured the crowd with her voice and gave what everyone wanted, ” A Show”. She moved through the crowd and made her presence known and I’m pretty sure my co-host Illadelp can attest to the love he was shown that night LOL! I so love his vibe, TheBulBey opened the show with his Hip-hop Philly boy steelo, got the crowds attention with his infamous Clap! Clap! Clap!…. Nice! it get’s the crowd going. Jon Doe quiet guy but once on stage gave his all, it takes a lot of courage and faith in self to draw the crowds attention and he proved himself and I Salute! Kola Nutt from Nigeria, Africa introduced himself to the crowd with his World/Funk/Pop music. He added flava and set a tone all his style and to his unique rhythm.
Who Dat? Su Dat! Su Dat who? Suzzan Christine along with her dancers gave a all star performance. I don’t know how she managed in them heels but she did. It takes a lot to dance, look pretty and sing all at the same time, and she did just that. Showing off them long legs owning the stage. James Lamar he’s so freakin cute, needs to be in a Kalvin Klein ad PRONTO!, and can saaaaanng. That boy made love to the mic that night. Mujahid Azeez gave the crowd a throw back with his old-school hip-hop feel along with Aquil Heru. It’s said that hip-hop is dead but is it really or is it that mainstream has turned a deaf ear to the sound of pure hip-hop that told stories of the struggle and triumphs of those who withstood adversity. Last but not least Hazie Blu a band of brothers, Leon Tomas, Wil Bond, Cody “CodeNine” and Tony. One of the most multi-talented bands known in Philly today. They’re good at what they do and they work hard for it. You can feel the love and the groove as they beat the drums, pluck those cords and tickle the keys. Again, each time that I get a chance to hang out with these guys I’m impressed. They play that true feel good music that we’ve all been missing.
|CodeNine of Hazie Blu|
It’s not easy getting support and love in the City of Philadelphia. But on Saturday June 1, 2013 love was in the building. Mr. Kitt Owner of Jollies LIVE was gracious enough to allow yours truly Miss, LIV and CEO, Lateef to pull a first time successful event at the place where the working professional can come to unwind, sit back, relax and have a good time. Mr. Kitt was very helpful and generous and we appreciate him for opening his doors and believing in us. Big hugs and kisses goes out to the media that also showed their love and support that evening. PenniumD Photography, Lucid Brand Media, Erikka Rainey (iProducers), Sincerely Syreeta, Harry Fox Agency, Embacy Media, Soul You Know, TMMuzix, N.E.C. Entertainment, Hip-Hop On Deck and the ever so lovely ladies from Verbally Loose.
What more could two young African-American entrepreneurs ask for? We had support and nothing but pure love. It took a lot of guts and courage for my partner and I to pull off an event quite like this one. To our surprise we did so well that the people can’t wait to see what we can do next. We walked away that night knowing that anything is possible no matter what you have or don’t have. God gives special gifts to those who He believes will share with the world and in turn opens up doors of opportunity for others to share theirs as well and that is what we accomplished on that night. On behalf of UrbSocietyMagazine I would like to send air kisses and hugs to all of you who performed and showed your love and support. Seeing the smiles and the look of satisfaction on you guys faces confirmed that dreams still do come true………….
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Miss, LIV —-Philly BayBEEy