PREMIERES

Openmic – For The Rebels 2

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Emerging returns with the second entry in his <em>FTR</em> series.

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OPENMIC Ft. GLC – “Sit Back”

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Young Nashville artist teams with Chi-Town OG.

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OPENMIC – “The New Black” Video

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OPENMIC delivers the word on "The New Black."

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Openmic – “Talking To A Jesus Piece”

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Thanks to superstars like Biggie To Kanye, religious pendants have always been the rage in hip-hop.

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Openmic – “Children Of The Gold” Video

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Every time I think that an East or West Coast renaissance is on our hands, a new talent crawls out of the Southern soil to remind me that the Dirty isn't about to relinquish its firm hold on my iPod.

Quality Control Series

Openmic – “Living Legend”

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Photo: Sparkling Star With so much of Hip-Hop now concerned with genre mash-ups and pushing the creative envelope yadda yadda, it's refreshing to hear someone that can just f*cking rap.

Quality Control Series

Openmic – “Run And Hide”

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Sometimes you don't need Twitter campaigns, fancy Tumblrs or a marketing team of double D broads pushing your music in order to get recognized.

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Openmic – “Rock And Roll” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/openmic">Openmic</a> remains Nashville's best kept secret but with each passing day he picks up new fans.

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Openmic Creates Summer Solstice Music With “First Day Of Summer”

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Is there a better way to signify the official start of the warmest season than with new music by Openmic.

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Openmic – “Going Live” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/openmic">Openmic</a>, one of the 615's rising stars, shows that he's got mucho bars in "Going Live," the final track from his For The Rebels mixtape.

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How Nashville’s Hip-Hop Gained New Life

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<a href="http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashville/how-guys-like-openmic-dee-goodz-and-more-are-leading-the-local-hip-hop-charge-and-creating-a-scene-all-their-own/Content?oid=2420941"> My good chum and fellow music scribe <a href="http://twitter.com/SeanLMaloney">Sean Maloney</a> at the alternative weekly <a href="http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashville/how-guys-like-openmic-dee-goodz-and-more-are-leading-the-local-hip-hop-charge-and-creating-a-scene-all-their-own/Content?oid=2420941">Nashville Scene</a> has been entrenched in all sides of Nashville's music culture but with even deeper roots in the Hip-Hop community.

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Event Reminder: TSS & Lovenoise Present Talib Kweli Live In Nashville

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<a href="http://talibcinco.eventbrite.com/"> Quick reminder for any and all in the 615 area. Hip-Hop will be in the building tomorrow at the Cannery. Come drink and be merry while live music plays in the 'Ville. For your listening pleasure, we bring back <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=186429">the Talib Mini-Mix</a> to help get everyone in the right frame of mind.

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Openmic – For The Rebels

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=188810"> Given the amount of music proliferating all arenas of my day, I've developed a Simon Crowell-like sixth sense to sample bits of new material and make a quick, accurate assessment. And the first time I watched and listened to <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/openmic">Openmic</a> perform live, my gut reaction was that he had the skills.

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Coming Attractions: TSS & Lovenoise Present Talib Kweli Live In Nashville

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<a href="http://talibcinco.eventbrite.com/"> Cinco de Mayo madness of the Hip-Hop type as Blacksmith emcee <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/talib-kweli">Talib Kweli</a> brings his Gutter Rainbows tour to Nashville.

Spotlight

Openmic – “Can You Blame Him?”

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<a href="http://www.2lsonacloud.com/2011/03/openmic-can-you-blame-him-audio.html"> "On a blind date with misery cause I'm who she prefer..." <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/openmic">Openmic</a> holds talent and charisma in spades, which should manifest when his <a href="http://www.2lsonacloud.com/2011/03/openmic-can-you-blame-him-audio.html">2LsOnACloud-hosted</a> For The Rebels drops.

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Event Recap: Nashville’s Hip-Hop Showcase

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=172420"> Artists engage in self-aggrandizement out of necessity. If they aren't given their chance to be a focal point at the podium, they're left to shout their names from crowd or sometimes from outside the venue doors. As the adage goes, they must "toot their own horns" until they build a large enough band to play the instruments for them. Right now, Nashville's building a band to support the artists and this past Wednesday's Hip-Hop showcase, hosted by our friends <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dj-crisis">DJ Crisis</a> and <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/dee-goodz">Dee Goodz</a> and sponsored by <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/rocksmith-tokyo">Rocksmith</a>, was one more effort for the band to come together and jam.


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