El Da Sensei, Last Emperor Help Kick Off New Philly Showcase 'The BoomBox'

Former Artifacts

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.

"The Boom

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."

For more information

visit http://www.myspace.com/theboomboxmovement.