I'm proud to announce the details of True Laurels Volume 2! Copies will be sold at KAHLON this Saturday at The Crown (1910 N. Charles St.) and there will be live sets by Abdu Ali, Butch Dawson, Neuport and Natural Velvet. Big S/O to Kristin Tata for illustrating the feature artist, Philly rapper Asaad. Others featured in the issue are B L A C K I E, Butch Dawson, Go Ddm, Rusty Burke, Kenny Evans and Al Rogers. Contributors for the issue are Brandon Soderberg, Kristin Tata, Olivia Obineme, Keem Griffey and FAM. If you can't grab a copy Saturday, no worries, it will be for sale in the site's shop Monday!
Over the weekend, I hit the Lyrical Warfare rap showcase in Baltimore. The show was tight; a good deal of acts on the bill were people I've never heard of, the crowd was engaged and, mostly, things seemed to be running smoothly. The space was ill and I chopped it with a few artists I'd just learned about that night. Peep the photos I took. Above is Al Rogers and from there: Butch Dawson, Phizzles, Organic Geniuses, Flaco Escobar, Lonnie Moore, Go DDM, Chynna Rogers, Tootie Ro and 83 Cutlass.