Obviously biased because John Public worked with us at one time, I’ve always admired his work (with the pen & mic) and I still play the Thrift Shop Experience album once a month on Wednesday. You? You’ll probably know him for his Loud Favorites series. So, that said, I’ll let John say what he says (i.e. cut & paste the email)…
“First… TONIGHT, 7.23.09 Voodoo Lounge… John Public, Brown Bag AllStars and DJ Kool Herc (the Godfather of Hip-Hop, YES!). Doors at 9pm.
Second, to mark the release of my album ReGifted: Thrift Shop Experience later this summer, I’m debuting a new viral series and contest that focuses on lyricism. The video concept brings together myself and other emcees to drop 16-24 bars of our lyrical best. The contest: whenever a video is posted with “Add Lyrics” in the subject line from my YouTube channel (youtube.com/JohnPublicFlipcam), the first person to transcribe my particular verse from the video and add it into a comment on my channel will win the prize for that video.
This time around, I’m offering a $20 gift certificate to Fat Beats in NYC. No worries, I can cop the prize and send it to you if you’re from out of town. Other prizes for later videos will include iPods, gift certificates to Best Buy, consulting advice, original clothing, concert tickets and more. While there is no preferential treatment, subscribers to this channel stand the best chance of winning. Peace and good music!”
Thanks John. If you’re in the area, go support & enjoy.
As an extra, here’s day 17 in Brown Bag Season.