Asia and Da D.R.O. attended the Gentleman Jack Arts, beats, + lyrics tour for the very first time. This art exhibition is definitely one of a kind. A line formed out of the Andrew Mellon Auditorium beginning at 9PM. There was a 45 minute wait before you could gain a glimpse of the party goers inside. Patrons were impatiently squeezing into the building, clinging to friends and loved ones. After the quick frisk and purse check, patrons proceeded to the registration table; two drink tickets per guest and on to the party. Gentleman Jack definitely threw a great party.
The tour offered a multimedia fusion of urban art, live music by Kendrick Lamar and the original themes of hip hop; graffiti, dee jaying, emceeing, and break dancing.
Over 25 artists from around the world were featured including V.Flowers, Dubelyoo, Mad Clout, Flux, Michi, Shannon McCollum, Gilbert Young, City of Ink, Occasional Superstar, Wak, and Ernie Paniccolli.
Hip-hop freshman, Kendrick Lamar, entertained the crowd with his high energy performance. The Compton native has received a rare co-sign from hip hop legend Dr. Dre and also graces the March cover of XXL magazine annual “Freshman Class” issue.