There was the Trojan war, there was the battle of Gettysburg, then there was the Hip Hop 4ever battle at the Apollo Theater. Last night we waged a valiant battle against an army of the broken hearted and made it entirely through. My comrades are nothing short of warriors. Thank you, each of you, for standing by me in what became a collision between unstoppable love and hate.
We made history; with your help I have become a TWO-TIME AMATEUR NIGHT AT THE APOLLO WINNER! Not only did we touch the legendary stage three times, but I was also personally invited to return whenever I’d like.
Congratulations to Joel Nunez!
We’d like to thank http://sunblossomkente.blogspot.com/ who sponsored the give away!
SunBlossomKente.blogspot.com will be giving away one free stage-level ticket (best seat) to my upcoming performance at the Apollo this Wednesday.
Here is how to enter: For a chance to win one free stage-level ticket to my show at the Apollo you must visit the link below and subscribe to the blog by clicking “Follow” on the upper left hand side, then leave a comment on the post titled “Can the underground scene be the next take over?”
The winner will be selected at random and announced at 11:59pm Monday, May 9th 2011 on Youtube by me. You can either pick up your ticket at the box office or request for me to deliver it to you at a reasonable distance.
Note: Only enter if you live in NYC or already have the means to travel to Harlem, NYC on May 11th.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(New York City, May 2, 2011) – Two-time Amateur Night at the Apollo Winner, Final Outlaw, to compete for the title of Top Dog on May 11, 2011. Previously featured on MTV Europe, NY Daily News, Time Out NY Magazine, URB Magazine, among others, this rising star is one of the only rappers to make it this far in the competition’s history. In the year’s prior, Amateur Night has launched the careers of countless stars, including James Brown, Lauryn Hill, and Michael Jackson. It is also known as one of the only venues in the country where a live audience response can make or break a career. As described by the Apollo, Final Outlaw “considers himself an artist for the people.” His third performance on this legendary stage promises to exhibit the fiery wordplay and feverish delivery that is rapidly making him an audience favorite.
Discovered at the Apollo Theater’s first Brooklyn Amateur Night in February 2011, Final Outlaw, who prefers to call all 5 boroughs home, has garnered a substantial local following in the New York City underground Hip Hop scene. He began experimenting with music during his years experiencing homelessness and the shelter system with his family. Some of his eclectic artistic influences include Mozart, Johnny Cash, Cold Play, and Nas. Stiff competition, an unforgiving audience, and an impassioned lyricist already look to make this a historical night both for Hip Hop and the Apollo Theater alike.
My comrades, now is our time! Tickets for my next performance at the Apollo Theater on May 11th are finally now on sale! These are the semi-finals, so this show WILL sell out! I encourage you all to get your tickets in advance because this show will be sold out on the day-of. If ever you wanted to support me in any of my efforts, NOW would be the time! This time around our numbers will be triple in size, and quadruple the presence! Hip Hop 4ever!
May 11th 2011 is Hip Hop 4ever Night @ The Apollo Theater!
The word is out! Wednesday, May 11th 2011 are the semi-finals for my next performance at the Apollo Theater! I had mentioned before, May 11th is a relevant date… and here is why; a few years ago on May 11th 2008, was the first official public debut of my music video “Hip Hop 4ever” to a full house at the Pyramid Club (shouts to End of the Weak).
Here is a video clip of that nights performance
Since then the song and video have made noise internationally by earning rotation on MTV Europe, among receiving many other awards, recognitions and acknowledgments. I think its with beautiful irony that on May 11th 2011 I’ll be performing “Hip Hop 4ever” for the third time at the world famous Apollo Theater, and because of that I’ve decided to celebrate it as we did in 2008. Thus, Wednesday, May 11th 2011 shall be known now as “Hip Hop 4ever Night @ The Apollo”
Here is the original music video
NOTE: This show WILL sell-out like last time, so purchasing tickets online in advance is the best way to go! We’re almost there, I need everybody’s support! Please spread this news far and wide. Time is near. Hold the front!