Tampa artist taking his 813 DIY roots and planting it down in New York. It’s been almost six months since Cap Luke moved to the big apple. Now he is hosting his second pop-up in effort to further bridge the gap between the 718 and 813. We had a chance to talk to him about this pop-up, being an ambassador for Tampa in New York, and potential future pop-ups artists.
SCB: When did you first come up with the idea to do a Pop Up show?
Cap Luke: I actually met the people who throw the first pop-up and given my past experience throwing shows here and there, hardcore and hip hop, I decided to do it out here. I had met enough people at the point to build a line up and gain some type of following. The first one was pretty decent show, good crowd, and unexpectedly packed.
SCB: Why do you feel it’s important to include a Tampa or Florida artists at your pop-up shows?
Cap Luke: The idea for this show was centered around Skinny Scumbag coming. That is the goal honestly. Since moving out here in February, I was able to linked up with so many people from Tampa in New York. So It’s been my goal to connect artist from Florida with artist from New York.
SCB: Where are you throwing this pop-up show?
At my house.
SCB: how did you ended up at the decision to throw Free Smoke II at your apt?
Cap Luke: Due to complication securing a location, I decided to throw it at my house. With Skinny coming and the idea of throwing a show, I knew it has to be balls to the wall. What better place to do it than my own house? It’s going to be wild.
SCB: Who are some people you might want to have come through for future pop-ups?
Cap Luke: As far as my Tampa folk go, I definitely want to see my dog Wheatly out here. Obviously, shout out the fam like Mason Monroe, Haze and all them. I think they are planning on coming up here in a couple months, hopefully Tony Handz comes. I just know that the music these artists like Vern Sr. or Gat and Cris is all very unique and on par with everything out here, so I would love to see everybody up here.
SCB: What’s the best way to get in touch with you as far as collaborating for future projects and events?
Cap Luke: Instagram honestly. I’m sleep as hell on twitter. You could try my email Caplukecl@gmail.com. But really Instagram is the best way to contact me @Speederparker.
All my NYC peoples, make sure head over to Cap’s tonight or Free Smoke II, issa movie.
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