Welcome to “Ladies of the Mic”. What we have here is an all femcee line up from both sides of the Bay. The event was orchestrated by Prince Golden, and DJ for the night Wally Clark. There were a few technical difficulties at the start but got sorted out quickly.
First up was new comer Asher, from Tampa. Soon as she let her first words out the crowd quickly came closer with her cool laid-back flow.
Next was St.Pete’s own Figment the Emcee. She grasped the crowd with her abstract style with great story-telling abilities over heavy samples. Not afraid to ask the crowd for donations as she raised her collection jar in the air at the end of her set, and yes, the crowd was very giving.
By this time Fubar on the 600 block was just about packed out, the people wanting to see what dope mc would be up next. It was definitely time to get the party started with Malibu and Lisa Love. Never judge a book by it’s cover, especially in the underground hip-hop scene. The duo hyped things up, going back & forth on the mic with Lisa also singing and busting out an a cappella.
The 4th femcee of the night was Queen of Ex, getting to the venue just minutes before her performance. Driving 10 hours from North Carolina and on her birthday, too! The crowd sang happy birthday and she went right into her set. Her vocals, style and stage presence immediately captured everyone’s attention. Her raw uncut lyricism was on point, and you could see the passion in her eyes.
The headliner for the night was St.Petersburg’s own Dea, the first lady of the murky Wu-like camp Ol Madness. She had fans in all corners of the venue rooting, shouting and chanting her name. Dea came in on a hardcore beat with heavy drums as she was massacring the track and even did a legit freestyle. She went hard on every song with an occasional feature from her Ol Madness partner, Saint. Together they brought the energy and closed out the night like a true headlining act should.
Each lady brought their own style to the table and were on point. Represent ladies, stand up.