PICS: @PayAttentionJA – October 5, 2013 at @SouthBeachCafeJ

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On Saturday October 5, 2013 another set of players took their talents to “South Beach“. #PayAttention, the premier Hip Hop event, gave patrons another opportunity to see and hear what the island has to offer. Held at Club Indulge (upstairs South Beach Cafe) and hosted by T.S.D. (The Sickest Drama) who also was a performer, the line up of Slo Mo, B.P.M. (SOS Dynamikz, Lady Livi and Traverse), and Mario Evon were given their time to shine. With Inztinkz and DJ Fatalic providing the tunes before, during and after PayAttention,  the night started off with Slo Mo showing us that while he has the slow flow, he had a gang of lyrics and extra special flow just in case. His set, which featured some lyrical songs and something for the ladies in attendance, he managed to have the audience listening to his lyrics which were well received. After finishing his set with a freestyle over Drake’s “Pound Cake”, it was singer Mario Evon’s turn. Mario, who was accompanied with a guitarist, belted out a couple cover songs which included Bob Marley & Lauryn Hill’s “Lights Down Low” before unleashing some originals. The highlight of his performance came when he brought his lady on stage and sang to her to much enjoyment from the crowd. Showing he had what it takes, he managed to wow the crowd with his singing abilities.

Next up to perform was the 3 member group named BPM. Consisted of rappers Traverse, Lady Livi, and producer/rapper SOS Dynamikz, they showed that even though they were out of towners, they know they can rap with the best of them. Lady Livi started off the set with a few singles, then SOS showed everyone that even though he’s a successful producer, he has lyrics too. Traverse was next with his songs then they ended with their collabs. They managed to showcase their talents on stage but there were times where the adlibs and instrumental overpowered the main performer. The last performer of the night was The Sickest Drama. Starting off with theme music, TSD went out firing lyrics and knowledge at the audience to pick up. Accompanied by Nomad Carlos for a short time, TSD managed to bring audiences “To the light” and grasped their attention with a show closing performance.

PayAttention was a success as always, me and my accomplice Brittany Blackwood enjoyed ourselves. With an avenue for showcasing talent from all over the island, the next PayAttention should be even better. Check out the pics below and on Facebook and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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