Thursday night in downtown Minneapolis 4 hip-hop acts from across the Midwest converged on the 7th Street Entry at the historic First Avenue. These four acts were either voted in by a popular vote or chosen by Team Summer Set to battle it out for an afternoon slot on the inaugural Summer Set Music & Camping Festival.
The 4 acts were:
M.I.C. (Modern Era Music) – Madison, WI - http://www.facebook.com/moderneramusic
Fat C – Minneapolis, MN - http://www.facebook.com/FatSayjack
The AV Club – Minneapolis, MN - http://www.facebook.com/bigpopski
Is He Real? – Ann Arbor, MI - http://soundcloud.com/izzy2010till
This was a difficult choice for Team Summer Set to make, as each act brought different strengths to the stage. From straight hip-hop flows to rockin’ a party vibe, each act focused on their style and presentation, trying to win both the crowd and judges. A couple of the acts had a clear home-court advantage, and worked that aspect to it’s maximum. Def a raging vibe at certain points throughout the night!
In the end, M.I.C. claimed the victory, and the performance slot at the festival. Much respect to all of the acts for representin’ at the battle, hustling their people into the place, and everyone who came out to support the battle. Please support local music!