July heats up with performances from rappers Freddie Gibbs and Lil Debbie at the next Scion Open Mic event. It happens on July 17, 2013, at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, New York from 9pm to midnight. Freddie Gibbs grew up in Gary, Indiana, but the smooth operator has made Los Angeles his home in recent years. After some major label hassles, he’s been grinding it out in the independent world with much success. With releases like Midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik, Cold Day in Hell, Baby Face Killa and the Thuggin’ collaborative EP with Madlib, he’s continued to build a name for himself. Earlier this month he jumped his originally announced release date by three weeks and dropped his new album ESGN.
Lil Debbie is a young Oakland rapper who recently started going at it without the crew she came up with. She’s collaborated on several songs with the infamous Riff Raff and her California Sweetheart EP is expected this summer. DJ GetLive! will be there as always to keep the crowd moving. THE ONLY WAY TO ATTEND THE SCION OPEN MIC EVENT IS TO PARTICIPATE IN A SWEEPSTAKES ON TWITTER OR ON INSTAGRAM. AND YOU MUST BE 21 OR OVER TO ATTEND THE EVENT. HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: On Twitter the sweepstakes runs from July 1 to July 15, 2013. To enter, users must write a tweet that mentions “@ScionAV” and includes the hashtag “#ScionOpenMic”. There is a limit of 1 entry per person. A total of 250 winners will be selected from Twitter to attend the event. On Instagram the sweepstakes runs from July 1 to July 15 2013. To enter, users have to repost the sweepstakes photo posted on the @ScionAV Instagram account, and include a mention of “@ScionAV” and the hashtag “#ScionOpenMic” in the caption. @ScionAV will be posting the image a few times during the entry period. There’s a limit of 1 entry per person. A total of 250 winners will be selected from Instagram to attend the event. Official Rules on Twitter and Instagram.