Oct. 7, 2011
El Da Sensei.
One Be Lo.
Non-stop – there was great music and talent back to back from the moment we hit the festival till we called it quits, exhausted at about 2:30 this morning.
The first act we saw was El Da Sensei [who used to run with the iconic hip hop act Artifacts], shortly followed by One Be Lo [of Binary Star]. We saw a ton of folks and i got to meet and talk to almost all of them about LOBOTOMIX and what we do in Birmingham. Highlights of the evening after El and One were Kosha Dillz, Homeboy Sandman, Freeway, Bronze Nazareth [check this guy out - a righteous emcee and producer who rocks the mic in his own right, and produces tracks for the Wu Tang] and then the double highlight of my evening……Random Axe followed immediately by Percee P. Random Axe put on one of the best shows i’ve seen in a LONG time – after Black Milk got up and got the beats going, Sean Price ripped into some rhymes and then brought out Guilty Simpson and the three of them killed it. It was a great set – solid all the way through. After stopping to talk to Black Milk for a minute, we ducked downstairs to catch the second half of Percee P’s set. He was already going strong when we hit the room, but we still got to watch him rock the mic for a good 45min steady. Percee P has got to be one of my favorite emcees – i really like his flow and he seems to be involved with a lot of great artists and projects – just the fact that he collaborated with MF Doom and The Heliocentrics at the same time speaks volumes about the level that this man is on. We talked for a bit after his set and traded numbers – i’m hoping he can come down to Birmingham soon. I hope a lot of these guys can.
Be sure to check out the post and pictures from Day 2 at A3C.