| Raf (Dirt Platoon)
JO (Launch Pad)
Friday, August 18
@ 5 Seasons
A BALTIMORE LOVE THING
Thanks to the whole staff of the 5 Seasons for making a sistah feel so welcome. I hadn't been back in a few months, but after the smoke settled...I remembered why I love the 5 Seasons.
There were quite a few familiar faces in the place, but unfortunately....I can't remember them all. If I forgot you...it is not due to a lack of genuine admiration and/or respect...its simply a matter of memory!
We had a really nice turn out (especially considering we only promoted for about 17 days). The vibe was very positive (people bought out their moms and sisters) and I think everyone left the spot with at least one phone number- NETWORKING is such a beautiful thing.
I will probably hold another one of these in the next couple of months, but it will prolly take me a month or so (with all of mynumerous other responsibilites) to complete the prize package that I promised the most dynamic performer.
I will announce who the panel selected after we notify the respective team
Big Ups to:
Al the Great (Aleven Productions) - It was very nice meeting you! BMore has some really cute producers!
Rell Ruger - You were REALLY late....boo hoo!, but it was still VERY good to see you! Thank you tremendously for the support!
Low Key God - Thanks for coming through! It was really good to see you!
Head Nod - Wassup Fam! Great to see yall! Ike from MYSPACE, Phathead, Big Tony, Ty....thanks for always holding me down! WORD!!! Mr Nance - Thank you so very much for holding me down. You played a very big role in making the evening a huge success on so many levels. Several artists and/or their teams commented on your professionalism throughout the entire process. I am so grateful to have someone who sees the bigger vision on the team. Your contributions do not go unnoticed. I hope that you plan to stick around for a while.
DNA & Roundtable Entertainment (KD, Tony, Boone and dem) - DNA was kill'n em all night long! The show ended around 12:30 AM, but we (a good 20 if us) danced until security turned the lights on! Thank you so much for your support on this and all of my other projects and endeavors. I am not sure that people really understand the role you play in Baltimore "gettin on", but I sure do and I plan to keep you close and happy. Big Ups to all the other guys that help keep DNA and now ME on track! You all are some of the hardest workin people I know....Keep it up...let's get this money!!!
Ebony - Thank you so much for holding everything down (AS YOU ALWAYS DO!!)! It would not have been right for me to be back at the 5 Seasons without you!
Bunny, Kelly and Fire Arms - Thanks for coming through!!! So ghood to see you ...as always!
Ogun- Thanks for coming out!
Samuels Soul Food - DANGIT!!! I DID NOT GET MY FISH!!!
Special thanks to:
Da Woodz (featuring Woody of Dru Hill fame)
John Boh (Invisible Set)
I appreciate you both coming out and showcasing your new songs.
LB of Street Legal Entertainment - Can you believe that the 5 Seasons no longer has fully functioning microphones. I spent the time between 8:30PM and 9:30PM....not greeting my guests and other people that came through to holla at me, but rather calling all around the city and beyond (Lil Mic answered but was in DC...snank u anyway boo!) to find a stinking mic. LB came through as he always does
(LB graciously assisted with the compiling and selection of songs for the RESPECT mix tape). FYI: If you plan on booking the 5 Seasons for your next event be prepared to bring you own microphones. This would have been cool, but when you find out the day......NOOOOOOOOO "hour of"....it can be a real monkey wrench in your well thought out plans.
8.16.06 @ 5 SeasonsI was mighty impressed with the level of talent that was displayed. I'm not going to sit here and say all of the performances were good - some down right sucked (we had a lip sync-er yall...LOL!) but the ones that were good were really good!
Hood Hot - FULL OF ENERGY!!! Home boy had just come home (from prison I assume) and bought the spirit of all his comrades left behind with him. He was first to take the stage and really set the tone for the whole evening. His dad was up there rockin out with him! Dad was pumped as hell! LOL!
J Caso - Hope our conversation after you came off the stage was helpful. I see that you are opening for Hip Hop 101 this week! Good Luck with that!
Only - wow!- I am so glad that you decided to participate in the showcase. I was already a fan of your material (he'd sent me links to his MYSPACE page prior to the show), but seeing you perform them live really helped me to see the complete picture. I will be checking out your new mixtape in detail...the cover is HOT!
Killah Kab (featuring my peoples, Webb)
TMZ - I am going to get it straight one of these days! There was like 3 different crews from the TMZ camp.
R-Sin - I'm still buggin about the fact that you rap!...LOL! you are my peoples! You and your dancers were too much! Way to make use of your time.
Raw DOC - LOVED THE SHIRTS!!! Loved yall energy! I definitely look forward to working with you all in the future. Thank you for coming out and and being one of our better performers. (check out http://www.myspace.com/sportmills - Thabnks for the love on MYSPACE!)
The Den - late, but very welcome addition. Thanks for the MYSPACE add!!! I hope yall keep in touch! and hey....post some of yall performance footage and send me a link.
T.O. (Launchpad) - Very energetic! I had a few (small) issues with your set, but we talked about that in private. I look forward to seeing your growth.
Raf (Dirt Platoon) - You always get live! I can't wait for the finished Mr. Marcus project! I know you are going to turn a few heads on to that real hip hop once again!
Please note: This is pretty much all the pictures that I have of the evening. My picture lady took far too many picturtes of the same people and didn't have enough juice to get the rest of the show.
---------------------------------------------------------> I will be updting this post. If I didn't mention you by name....be easy! I got you! I just wanted to get this out there.