For the last few months, Scion’s Open Mic series has been bringing NYC monthly free shows featuring strictly the hottest acts in hip-hop right now, including Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Trinidad James, Flatbush Zombies and way more to even mention. (Back in November 2012, we turned our showcase over to of-the-moment rap producer Harry Fraud (he made the beats for French Montana’s “New York Minute” and “Shot Caller”) and his friends, one of whom is New Orleans rapper Currensy (a.k.a. Spitta). Ya boy has been burning up the mixtape scene by keeping it real – rapping about driving around in Chevys, eating crappy Chinese food and downloading videogame cheat codes – while also collaborating with the likes of Wiz Khalifa and Pharrell and running his label Jet Life. (While Curren$y might chat lyrics about being lazy, he most definitely is not). Having just dropped his debut full-length, he talks about starting his rap career in elementary school and shares some secrets to rap stardom. After that, watch cool interviews with two of NYC’s hottest rap names right now – Action Bronson and Harry Fraud – plus enter to win tickets to see Killer Mike. Yeaaaaaaaahhhhh.
Action Bronson interview
Harry Fraud interview
And don’t sleep on the next Scion Open Mic event. The date is March 20 at Brooklyn’s Public Assembly and it’s gonna be a roadblock with Killer Mike, Two-9, MORRI$, and DJ GetLive. Entry is by contest only and you can win tickets by Tweeting and Instagram-ing so get busy doing that here!
Still here? Check out photos from February’s Open Mic event with A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Bodega Bamz, and 4th Pyramid.