Music Show Case Event Cover: “Encore 7″ (Hot 107.9 Word on the Streetz)
BY DEV GILLESPIE
It went down for Encore Music Group and many talented artist for the 7th time this past Thursday, February 28th, at Encore 7! Held at Terminal West, Encore Music Group presented Encore 7 in Atlanta and the show turned out to be a great look for everyone involved. Encore Music Group created this show casing and talent show event to provide independent artist with an effective platform to showcase their music to industry insiders as well as put on a concert for their fans.
This year the line up of Encore 7 consisted of about twenty contestants, seven featured artist, and a room full of entergetic hip hop heads! The winner of Encore 6, independent artist Blitz was the “Spot Light” artist of Encore 7 as he passed the torch down to the winner of this year.
Hosted by Hot 107.9′s own Cory B, Dani B of WILD 105.7, Sirus Radio, and Hood Rich radio, they started the event off with a warm welcome to all artist, judges, fans, and media as DJ Genius got the crowd hype starting off with current hits like “Karate Chop” by Future to get Atlanta turned up! With the judges, Mr. V of STREETZ 94.5, Dub G (UGK- Big House Records), DJ S.R, and Diana Schweinbeck (Mixtape Monopoly), posted on the second floor of the building with the best view of the stage, the show began!
With each artist taking the stage for about about 5 minutes or long enough to spit a song or two, there was an artist who stood out most to the judges. The winner of Encore 7, Green Leef ENT, earned the crown as their songs, performance, and stage presents was the total package to the judges. Green Leef ENT will recieve a great package deal from Encore Music Group including free recording time, media coverage, industry beats, and really everything else dope you can imagine for free for an independent artist! All the more reason for you artist to get out and get involved next year for Encore 8!
Shout out to each contestant as they all worked hard to become a part of Encore 7:
J DOT ROSS
PHOENIX PAGLIACCI (One of two of the only female performers)
WILLIE D DA KANG
Along with the contestants, 7 other featured artist hit the stage. Sy Ari Da Kid tore the stage down as a featured artist as well as 2Hundred, Fat Baxx, Jose Guapo, Cap-1, CJ Da Fly Guy, and Kissie Lee who brought some sex appeal to the stage as the only featured female artist and 1 of 2 female performers along with pHoenix Pagliacci.
All in all Encore 7 was a really great event! Not only is it an official outlet for independent artist to show case their talent, it is also a great event to build with in the hip hop community. Covering and attending the event was a good time and pleasure. There weren’t anything, but good vibes and support in the building, even with it being a competition! I would recommend Encore 8 to any emerging artist looking for great career guidance and a good time as well!