For any Hip hop lover this past weekend the Crowbar might have been as close as it gets to what Afro Punk Atlanta may feel like.
Prince Golden of Samurai Shotgun put on the third annual HipHopalooza at the Crowbar in Ybor. Saturday night was blessed with numerous up and coming Hip hop acts from around Florida along with established local artists, such as Queen of Ex, DJ Qeys, and Mighty Jai. Dj’s, emcees, and bands provided not only amazing music but a welcoming vibe. The crowd at the Crowbar was loving and living Hip hop.
Hiphopalooza started three years ago and gets bigger and better ever year. Samurai Shotgun formed in 2010 has gotten bigger and better with every since. It seems like Tampa music scene is on the move. so get out there to the shows and support your local artist folks.
With Afro Punk Atlanta only a few weeks away, Tampa locals Samurai Shotgun are set to perform at the Festival, Saturday October 3rd on the Red Stage. The Shotgun has been putting up web videos capturing their journey to the festival, which you can watch here.
Links to many of the artist that performed at Hiphopalooza 3 and many highlights and comments can be found here.