By Madison Tyson
These photos were taken at Underground Excellence presented by The Cypher at KTSW. The event occurred on Friday October 21, 2016 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Wake the Dead Coffee House in San Marcos. The night was comprised of hip-hop and rap performances by Shelly Knicks, Nat Plastic, GQ Marley, VYBZ and Henny Caesar.
When arriving to Underground Excellence, there was an overall vibe of support and genuine interest for emerging local hip-hop and rap artists. KTSW members got to see their hard work and dedication come together. The event attracted all different types of people, which created a sense of community through the Texas State and San Marcos community. I loved watching the crowd react to the performers different styles and seeing what groups of people came and went for each performer. As the night went on, the air got colder and created the perfect mood for a halloween-time show.
Each performer was accompanied by KTSW DJ, DeMarcus Cobb.
Kendra Sells and Jasmynne Flores introduce the first performer and get the crowd pumped up.
Each artist showcases their best work during their 20 minute set. Artist pictured: GQ Marley.
VYBZ during his set.
GQ Marley feels out the crowd as he performs.
Nat Plastic feels out the beat of his music in between verses.
The crowd dances to Nat Plastic.
Wake the Dead Coffee House works with KTSW 89.9 occasionally to put on concerts or other events.
All photos by Madison Tyson
dmocobb on November 21, 2016
Reblogged this on dmocobb and commented:
Woah who’s that DJ in the back? He looks familiar….