By Daniel Podolsky
ASCAP hosted its first hip-hop and electronic music showcase last Wednesday (1/25), marking the organization’s first foray into the Nashville hip-hop scene. Big Fella, of Perception Management and the TV show Cookin’ Wit Big Fella, hosted the event at 12th & Porter. Sam & Tre and Call it Dope headlined the nine-act bill.
The crowd was shoulder-to-shoulder throughout the night. The aforementioned headliners, as well as The Flamingos, Wally Clark, Ducko McFli, Ware, Forte Bowie, Island Hustle Society, and DJ Ghostdogg were more than enough to keep the crowd entertained.
“Nashville is historically a country music town,” said Big Fella, “but there’s a bunch of other stuff. We’ve got a real, healthy hip-hop scene. We’ve got a real, healthy electronic scene.”
“I’ve been trying for years to get something like this together,” he added. “Now we were finally able to get working with the right people and make it happen. I just wanted Music Row to come check out [the local hip-hop scene], and I think they liked us.”
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