After finally catching up on our thoughts by the awe inspiring performances from Friday night, we wanted to share with you our own highlights of the Fall So-Gnar Shredded Beats at Cervantes Masterpiece!
Photos by: Drew Carlson, Adam Ripplinger, and Julia Burns
Highlight 1: We would first like to mention visual artist Justin Bua's lecture about his life and the roots of inspiration. His story telling and life lessons captured and built rapport with the audience immediately. We were extremely grateful and blessed for Justin Bua's lecture and live mural painting during the acts.
Highlight 2: Black pistol fire packs a punch, like a bullet shooting out of the barrel. The energy they deliver is raw unfiltered, in your face, and jaw clenching.
Highlight 3: New York up and comer Dillon Cooper came out and surprised the crowd with his young energetic, new york mind set. His old school musical ways caught the crowds attention. Watch out hiphop seen because this 20 year old rapper is growing fast!
Highlight 4: The ReMINDers energy came together like yin and yang. With Aja Black's incredible vocals and Big Samir's truly rooted hip-hop lyrics make for one of the most pure, energetic, live acts within the Colorado music culture.
Highlight 5: The Queensbridge MC and the King of New York, legendary NAS absolutely killed the night. He shocked everyone by playing classic tracks off his "Illmatic", "Stillmatic", "God Son", and "It Was Written" albums mixed in with his modern tracks. His energy and message was to create your own path and not listen to anyones negative outlooks.