This Tuesday, TSS will be on hand for the Traffic Boutique x Supreme Street NOLA Underground Hip-Hop Awards. I’ll be presenting an award for the “hottest website” in the city but that’s another issue. What’s important is the fact that New Orleans is going to have a venue to recognize the overflow of unbelievable local talent the city has to offer. On top of that, a guy by the name of Jay Electronica will be performing.
What I’d like to do now is take some time to introduce you to the guys up for awards at this here event. If you feel so inclined, head on over to vote on who you think should be the NOLA Underground Artist of the Year. Without further ado, here are your nominees:
Caesar Parkway — Caesar carries himself like a star. He’s one of those guys that looks like he’s important. His “swag,” as the kids say, is off the charts and his style is custom-made for the radio. “Holding Back” is unabridged bravado with Caesar’s voice bouncing off of every slap. His mixtape, Pretty Ugly offers a very nice listen and insight into the New Orleans party scene.
Dee-1 — You’ve all met Dee-1 and his super dope video got a lot of love a couple of weeks ago, and his next mixtape is sure to do the same. Very smart, able lyricist with a political twist. Sounds like a recipe for great music.