member El Da Sensei, along with various rappers and music executives, will help
kick off a new monthly showcase in Philadelphia called The Boom Box.
According to organizer
King Ranks, The Boom Box is in the tradition of The Lyricist Lounge and Philly's
Footwork. Local acts will open and showcase their skills before the headliner
takes the stage.
Box was created to provide a serious and reliable platform for the city's many
talents to throw down," The BoomBox co-creator King Ranks told AllHipHop.com.
"It's an intimate venue that will support local Hip-Hop as MC's and DJ's
debut new material and rock hard with the classics."
The Boom Box will
feature artists from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
"I have always
felt that our tri-state sound is as good as any other region in the country,
like The Bay, Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Detroit and others," King
Ranks told AllHipHop.com. "Our sound is equally diverse as well, from the
hardcore to the commercially successful artists."
The Last Emperor,
The 49ers and Reef The Lost Cauze will open at the inaugural event, while El
Da Sensei, a Newark, New Jersey, native, will headline the showcase, which takes
place March 30 at Ulana' in Philadelphia at 9 p.m.
"It will always
feature local artists, but we will also feature artists from outside our area
too," King Ranks continued. "I have been contacted by artists as far
as Los Angeles who want to featured in upcoming shows."
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