Tuesday November 28 Rawkus Records
celebrated the release of Lyricist Lounge Volume 2 with
a gang of industry people, artists and well wishers at Club Ohm
in Manhattan. Notables like MTV’s Tek Money, Diamond D, mr. saturday
and DJ Massey of The Outfit, The Beatminerz, Jigsaw, Rockwilder
and Capone of CNN were in house to enjoy the gala.
The party climaxed with performances
from several artists affiliated with the project. Firmly in control
of the crowd, The Coco Brovas performed several songs like "Bucktown,"
"Super Brooklyn, " "Won on Won" and "Get
Up," which is featured on the Lyricist Lounge album. Buckshot
sprang on stage during the show to perform "How Many MC’s"
to the glee of the crowd.
West Coast crooner, Nate Dogg,
joined Rawkus artists Mos Def and Pharaoh Monch for a live rendition
of "Oh No," the album’s first single. After the
trio finished, Mos Def and Pharaoh Monch continued to freestyle
back and forth finally creating a single song that combined Mos’
song "Ms. Fat Booty" with Monch’s "The Light."
Other performers like Punch-n-Words
of the MTV Lyricist Lounge Television show, Bad Seed and Afu Ra
were also well received from the party populace. Lyricist Lounge
Show member Master Fuol, acting similar to a young Old Dirty Bastard,
spat a fierce freestyle but eventually had to be helped off stage
after shouting, "Brownsville, Brooklyn" excessively.