Bmore BeatClub is turning three. Thursday, September 14th marks the third anniversary of “Baltimore’s Hip-hop incubator”; the city’s fastest growing Hip-hop event will celebrate the momentous occasion at home: The Maryland Art Place. Event highlights include performances by James Nasty, DJ Harvey Dent, beatboxer Max Bent & special guest Bobbito Garcia, world-renowned DJ, author, and former co-host of WKCR’s The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show, dubbed the “Best Hip Hop Radio Show of All Time” by The Source magazine. Garcia’s seminal program was also the subject of Radio That Changed Lives, a widely-heralded documentary. He’s since reunited with former co-host, Stretch Armstrong, for their new NPR show, the aptly titled “What’s Good?”. Bmore BeatClub is brought to you by Lineup Room Recording Studio and hosted by political activist/emcee and local luminary Eze Jackson.
Bmore BeatClub celebrates Hip-hop culture by providing a canvas that cultivates spontaneity, celebrating the improvisational roots of the art-form while providing a vehicle for local and national artists alike to collaborate and build. Social discord is no secret locally or nationally and BeatClub offers a much needed reprieve from that, championing an inclusive environment that unites the community through common ground and self-expression. A cultural and communal initiative such as this must start at the foundation; Lineup Room staff ensures this is the case by partaking in Baltimore youth programs, including but not limited to Kariz Kids, #BeatsNotBullets, and iRhyme. Students from each of these programs will be utilizing what they’ve learned this summer as active participants in BeatClub’s three year anniversary celebration.
Producers play beats at random, rappers rap on the spot. A who’s who of Baltimore Hip-hop will be in the building; improvisational knowhow will be flexed by national and local artists alike. Come celebrate Hip-hop, come celebrate unity, come celebrate Baltimore, come celebrate Bmore BeatClub.