Lady Hennyssi and Go DJ DreamKast did it once again!!! They continue to provide a platform for artists with true talent to showcase themselves. Saturday, February 19, 2011; I was given the pleasure to witness it up close and personal. The drinks were pouring, the music banging, and the patrons JAMMING! Hosted by MC Yung Kut, Clarity Check brought out the best. This month's line up included Solo Projekt, C-Fish, Clarity Check's own Lady Hennyssi, J-Duh, the Lovely BeatMaker, and of course the Headliner: MIC MAN. MC Yung Kut, introduced to us his new single and my new anthem: On My B.I., a catchy, southern banger, that pays homage to those determined to get their 'piece of the pie'. Solo Projekt, brought an eclectic range of hits, with lyrics such as "...Im the human version of Monopoly...". Lady Hennyssi, represented well for the ladies, with a Special Apperance by Go DJ DreamKast. These artists are the epitome of underground, remaining true to themselves and true Hip-Hop. Each bringing their own sound and sharing the sweet, soul soothing, unique pie of talent. Being among them ignited within me, encouragement, determination, and perserverance because thats what was exuded.
After the show, I was able to catch up with MIC MAN for a candid interview with the man behind the music. MIC MAN, born Damon Hiley is from Monroe, LA. He currently resides in Dallas, TX. At first sight, one would think, he is a known playboy, that keeps his pockets lined with plenty of women. However, when he opens his mouth you find that he is anything but. MIC MAN is a charismatic artist, trying to make it. He is humbly seeking his place in this industry and vows to stay there. MIC MAN is truly underground in that he has been writing and working since the early 90's. He states that some of his earlier work was with Mr. Lee, formally a member of the Rap-A-Lot Team. Since then he has continued to grow, and nurture his independent hustle. His music style is influenced by his favorite artists, Devin the Dude, 8Ball & MJG, Scarface, and of course UGK. Its no wonder, he has the southern sound and the hustle of an underground artist. He has hopes of collaborating with these True Legends. MIC MAN advises other artist to stay grinding, and refrain from discouragement in a discouraging business. He says the key is ...'to keep going'. As the founder of MIC BOI Music, certainly, he has the tools and experience to issue such advice. Currently on his label, is IMG, DHB boys, Playa T, and AKAli just to name a few. He is a man, doin big things. His goal is to do it BIGger each time. MIC MAN ended on the motivation tip. He is motivated by his desire to work. He climbs on that stage bringing his A++ game each and everytime, ..."it doesnt matter if its five people or 5000 people, you never know whose watching...Just Keep Grinding" -MIC MAN
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