Monday, October 19, 2009
Re Cap: Hope Lounge / The Art of Lyrics at The Point BX
Returning back to Brooklyn on a Saturday night for a festive event, lead me to create a piece reflecting air around me. I was located on the patio section, on this frigid cold night while few guys cooked burgers for people that came out that night. I didn't stay there that long but I did had a great time with new acquaintances I made.
And then there was light... At the Art of Lyrics at the Bronx on Hunts Point. I went back home feeling so good, so proud so inspired to have saw so many talented people come together to appreciate one another talents on the spot light floor. WOW is what I still feel about that event. This is how it started, Verse All, a mega cool guy so happened invited me to participate at his new organized open mic, hip hop throw down at The Point in the Bronx. Since I'm new to the borough I thought it would be a fantastic idea to get to know the many cool places The Bronx has to offer. I met Rhino, the really real dude kept the night fresh on point as he introduce the performers on the center stage that was surrounded by small sectioned bleachers. On one far end I was standing under a hand held clamp light.
Before everyone had the chance to get their seats, as people entered the facility a gathering young guys starting talking here and there. Was was so amazing , the traditional cyphers started by a two guys near where I was stationed at. This cypher was so heavy other mc started to gather and throw in there dimes as they free styled. The audience had other MC in the mist, who then took the opportunity to do the very same thing and MC on the spot. WOW how original and so cool is that, right before the act started.. This is HIP HOP this is NEW YORK CITY.....!
It was so much love that I got from the audience so much appreciation for the ARTS, that got me feeling so cheery as I hear each person get really open on the mic.
(Although at this moment I don't have photography to show you the event), I must say that in the next week weeks as my compute gets readjusted, you will see what I am talking about, in terms of expression and the LOVE for doing what one loves to od best... create..
Hope I didn't bore ya with this one, but I promise to give ya the images and more updates...