It Was More Than Just Another Saturday Afternoon. SKRRRRRT.
It’s true, The Bodega was goin’ down, and Spitta was in town. Charlotte to be exact. So what do we get when we’ve got the Jet Life front man playin’ a show where respect is paid to local artists, designers, and musicians. There were so many different aspects that went into the making of the AMCS Bodega Fest, and I was blessed to be a part of it.
AMCS stands for Arts Music Clothes Sneakers. Essentially, a music festival that featured Charlotte’s best talent along with a few distinct brands that really stir up the market in Charlotte.
Let’s Talk 704 Rappers:
I’ll come clean and say I’m not really familiar with the Queen City rap scene. Of course I’m up on the Deniro Farrar and Bankroll Bird hype. They’re some of the most recognized hip hop artists when you bring up the word Charlotte. But there were some other individuals who showed face that really caught my attention.
When I was on stage taking pictures, I noticed a very familiar face leaning against the wall checking out something on his phone. Five minutes later he walked to the front of the stage with a mic in hand and started spittin hard. He was rocking a shirt from one of the local Charlotte vendors, Frooty Stoopid Froot. I’m not familiar with this cat Senior‘s music, but I can sure tell you that he’s not stage shy whatsoever. The man has a knack for live music, and his performance kept me and the crowd entertained. Check out the video for Senior’s 2012 hit, Barz.
Elevator Jay –
This guy has been buzzing in Charlotte since my Freshmen year, maybe even before hand? The point is, I’ve been hearing the name Elevator Jay since I moved to Charlotte 2 years ago, and I finally got the opportunity to see what everyone was talking about for myself. Somehow he managed to pull off the camo shirt at a rap show. The swag and confidence was definitely there, but I care about delivery, and this man did nothing but keep the crowd movin. He also gave me one of his tapes, so be on the lookout for the review on Elevator Jay’s new music coming this fall.
I mean.. This was the AMCS Bodega. When the C stands for Clothing, you make sure you show out in your best fit. YB had style too. But enough about clothes, back to the rhymes. The New Charlotte rapper hopped on stage to perform a few of his originals along with his sick verse from Duru Tha King’s 2014 single that put a few Charlotte rappers on the map. Check out the video for New Charlotte here.