EatingHipHop.com and other Guests who were able to attend the 5th installment of Through The Stairs at the LACMA hosted by Murs got to see Nocando, Blu & Exile, and Madlib & Freddie Gibbs all hit the stage... For free!!
First up, was the Los Angeles native Nocando who hosts at the weekly Low End Theory. Nocando showcased a few of his new tracks that will be on his upcoming album. With no surprise, the 2007 Scribble Jam winner kicked a few freestyles as well.
Up next were 2 more L.A. natives Blu & Exile. They rocked out and performed a few Lemons and a few other new tracks. They also surprised the crowd brought out Fashawn who spit a few rhymes. DJ Exile was also kind enough to showcase his skills and keep the crowd going as he was making beats live on his MPC.
Madlib is a Los Angeles-based DJ, multi-instrumentalist, rapper, and music producer who is well known throughout the industry. He DJ'ed a 30 minute set and then brought out Freddie Gibbs, the Gary, Indiana–bred, L.A.-based rapper. They did a few songs off their collaboration and are going by MadGibbs. Gangsta Gibbs came out with his intense energy and kept the crowd amped up as he kept shouting "Fuck The Police."
As it being the last night of summer, I feel fortunate to have been able to spend it seeing a wide variety of hip hop. It's days like this that make me fill blessed to have been born and raised in L.A.
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