On April 17, an intimate crowd of contest winners witnessed the latest edition of Scion AV Open Mic at Public Assembly in Brooklyn, New York. Scion AV Open Mic is a monthly series put on to showcase hip-hop’s most promising talent.
Headlining the night was hooded-up youngster Rockie Fresh. Coming out of Chicago with tight lyrics and a high-energy stage show, resh showed exactly why he caught the attention of Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group. This night he also brought out MMG crewmate and beard master Stalley to spit some of his tracks.
It’s surprising there was even a stage left for Rockie Fresh to stand on following the explosive set from World’s Fair that preceded him. The New York City crew represented for their city and brought their people out for a wild performance. The deep team from Queens is definitely getting the whole city’s attention, with support from the city’s biggest DJs and one of its best labels. Though they’re known for destroying at venues around NYC, they’ll soon start bringing their madness to the rest of the world.
The first performer of the night was Julian Malone, another Chicago act, but one who recently signed to Stones Throw Records. This was Malone’s first performance in New York City and the crowd could tell they were witnessing something special. Talent like this doesn’t come through every day. Be ready for Malone to make lots of noise and get lots of attention in the coming years. You saw it here first.
Thanks to everyone who came out to Scion AV Open Mic and to DJ Getlive!, who kept the music going all night long.
Maybach Music’s new signee Rockie Fresh spittin’.
Rapper Jeff Donna of World’s Fair shows some leftfield denim swag.
Clowning around with Jeff Donna, Cody B Ware and Prince Samo of World’s Fair.
Remy Banks of World’s Fair and Children of the Night gettin’ low.
Cody B. Ware going hammertime.
Fans throwin’ bows.
Stones Throw’s new signing, MC/producer Julian Malone, hypes the crowd.
Julian Malone lookin’ suave as…
Rockie Fresh and Stalley.
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