Sunday, March 13, 2016

March Dabness

Last night was a night of epic proportions. The Speed Art Museum was having their 30 hour opening celebration and part of that celebration included an elimination rap battle called March Dabness. It was set up like the march madness UofL is currently sitting out of this year.
I know Ive said it before, but the places 2LLz music takes us is unbelievable sometimes and it really makes you grateful for the opportunities that you are given. Like really, i never pictured a hip hop show at a museum opening, yet there we were. 
So anyway, the Grand room was the spot to be to watch artist go song for song and depend on the crowd for their next round, and let me tell you, the crowd was thick for a quite some time. 
All the artist got up there and did what they came to do, perform for another crowd of people needing good music in their life. Although I didn't
get pictures of everyone, I assure you everyone up there gave it their all and rocked the crowd.
Tay All Day - T.Mac -Semi

Mr. Goodbar rollin solo

Splash Brothers aka Rmllw2llz and Dom B

So the final two for the championship came down to the Splash brother vs Mr Goodbar, and it
was funny because all of the better halves of the artist were in the back rootin on their boos and anxiously waiting to scream the loudest to help their man win. I know I love to see my man perform and do what he is best at so im sure the other ladies feel the same. We gotta support our menfolks at all times. Salute to all the wifes, fiances and girl friends of all the artists, its not an easy job but we got this on lock!
You know, as a wife of a musician, we get to see a lot of the frustration, aggravation and issues that the artist go through before, during and after shows. Things like technical difficulties, terrible sound quality, mispronounced names, missing music etc.The one thing Ive learned from doing what i do best (watching) is the ability to be flexible and to always remember that this is a business. I think that had some of the artist come with a variety of show music with them and were able to switch up their sets, they may have done better. You have to scope out your crowd and feel the vibe, pay attention to what is moving them and adjust accordingly.  Music is the universal language, so if you are paying attention to what the crowd is saying, you should be able to speak to them in a way that they will remember what you are saying. By doing that you are building that relationship that will have them come seek you out after your set or looking you up on social media to see where they can find more of your music aka building your brand and your business. I know that most if not all the artist out here, are on this scene because they love to create and express themselves musically, which is great, but making money off of doing what you love is even better. This is why it is always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings, your actions and your words. Bad mouthing another artist, venue, or camp can impact you in ways you may regret. Hell say the wrong thing around the wrong person and that may have potentially cost you a show at another venue because not everything needs to be said at that exact moment, same for your actions. Even when the moment gets rough, the crowd isnt paying 100% attention to you, or there is a super delay, you cant let that frustration be seen, felt or known. You gotta keep the vibes high and enjoy the moment. Whats the saying? Carpe diem?

But seriously though congrats and blessings to all the artist that showed up and showed out last night, this was something that the Louisville scene needed and it was great. Congrats to the Splash Brothers on the Win last night, according to some, it was an upset against triple OG Mr. Goodbar, but all the fellas held their own last night and it really could've went any way.

Meanwhile, enjoy some of the pics I was able to get while being "backstage" at March Dabness.