Oktoberfest at Three Brothers Drafthouse
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Three Brothers Drafthouse has embraced our local music scene as a whole and given many artists a chance to display their talents. On October 13th, 2012 the stage was primed and ready for a night of rapping and hip-hop at its finest! The first ever OKTOBERFEST sponsored by Monster Energy, hosted by Mic Manik and emceed by Paris Live Open Mic was a party to remember. Artists from Northeast Texas & Southeast Oklahoma gathered to bring the bump to the Drafthouse.
First up was a solo rapper from Paris, Texas named “C-Note”. Grabbing the mic and jumpstarting the party, he gave a solid performance. Songs like “You Remind Me”, and “Blowin’ out of My Mind” gave the crowd a taste of what was to come.
Next up was Paris Live Open Mic artist Marquis Woods AKA “Young Kease”. This little guy put it on for the 903 with his unique style and passion for his art. His set included “Get Low”, “Sky High” and current single on PLOM “The Hint”. JRec joined Kease on stage for an explosive featured song. Young Kease is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to local rap madness!
In the third slot was a fresh face going by the name of “Blaze”. With every track he presented, this multi-talented singer/rapper showed the Drafthouse exactly what it means to do a LIVE rap show. Breaking free of the normal pre-recorded vocal accompaniment, Blaze displayed his raw ability to venture from the beaten path of hip-hop and R&B. Our favorite song of his set was entitled “Face Down”
After Blaze wrecked the stage; it was then time for an on-stage double team! JRec & Lil Hill both hailing from Paris, Texas have been ripping up the scene for quite a while. JRec could be considered one of the fathers of local rap since the recent incarceration on Mr. Prolong founder of The Suthurn Ghogetaz. The duo blasted out true to life tunes like “Look at my Swag” and “M.O.E”. The stage was on fire as we witnessed their smoking performance.
Jumping into the light was Chivas Hughes AKA “Cha Da Thowd” & “Still Kuntry”. These guys showed us how Oklahoma boys roll as the powered through an electrifying set. Tracks like “Mann” and “Big Trees Fall Every Day” hint toward the styles that derive from the 580 area. We were impressed by the energy projected and the stage presence that the group presented.
In the third supporting slot and taking over the club was the phenomenal collaboration known as “DTF”
(Deciding the Future). If it is dancing you crave, you need look no further. DTF has the ability to put ants in the pants of everyone on the dance-floor. Paris Live Open Mic is proud to have them on board with songs like “Welcome to the Party”, “Beat”, and “Mi Senorita”. If DTF is at the party, there is never a dull moment. Performing all over the nation, DTF is a powerful force full of hip-hop surprises.
When it comes to shining originality in the rap game, Mic Manik turns everything he touches into gold. Hosting the event Mr. Manik had his work cut out for him. Joined on-stage by his partner in rhyme AD Garcia, Manik injected the crowd with the much needed real rap remedy. Among the huge selection of tunes in the Manik archive we heard were “Godzilla Vs. King Kong”, “I Go Hard”, and a new addition to the stack entitled “You Ain’t Heard Its Going Down”. Manik is a lyrical beast on the mic and with Mr. A.O.C on the tables along with AD Garcia’s energy; you can bet you are in for an explosive evening of bass-driven insanity.
Headlining the night of good times was local rap team “JLECK”. Consising of (LECK) & (JRec), this dynamite duo launched a rap rocket aimed directly toward the crowd. These guys have been involved in music at an early age. Both have influenced most of the artists coming out of our area. They are the epiphany of what rapping is. Their set included “So Sophisticated”, “Trap to Life”, “Blake Griffin”, and “I Do It”. We were blown away by their magical performance and hope to see them at next year’s OKTOBERFEST!
As the party wound down another local artists crept up on stage for a couple of songs. The Drafthouse was proud to introduce ED BOY!
It was a night of good times, great music, and friends. Artists that weren’t even on the bill arrived to show love to the artists that were like, “Jay Fish” and “Moe Beats”. That is exactly what the music community is all about. We applaud Three Brothers Drafthouse for their support of our local music scene.
Hangar 18 Studios was outstanding at providing sound throughout the evening and Mr. A.O.C. pulled a double as he stayed on the turntables for every artist in the lineup.
Check out the video clip of Mic Manik, AD, and Mr. A.O.C. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPJTvgfkTvw
Stay tuned to http://www.parislive.org for updates on upcoming concerts & artists in the area!
Visit the artists fan pages…
C-Note – http://www.facebook.com/cnote.grant?fref=ts
Young Kease – http://www.facebook.com/RealKease?fref=ts
BLAZE – http://www.facebook.com/tntblaze36
Lil Hill – http://www.facebook.com/ITSLILHILL?fref=ts
JRec – http://www.facebook.com/jrec.comebackkid?fref=ts
Cha Da Thowd – http://www.facebook.com/chivas.hughes?fref=ts
DTF – http://www.facebook.com/DtfDecidingTheFuture?fref=ts
Mic Manik – http://www.facebook.com/manikworldmedia?fref=ts
AD – http://www.facebook.com/ad.garcia.501?fref=ts
Leck – http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002883879564&fref=ts
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Photos by Robbie Gunn