I was in attendance at a hip hop rally, coordinated by night life promoter and Re Mix Award winner Orlando Watson, (and also in attendance rapper C-Sharp), for St. Louis' mayoral candidate Lewis Reed, and I must say that it was very entertaining. On a chilly day before the Democratic primary on March 5th, there wasn't a seat unattended to, as artists, promoters, photographers and other supporters tried to push for a new mayoral victory.
I am so proud to announce that my Re Mix Awards Show honoree of Hip hop Image, C-Sharp Redmon, is still living up to his rewards. Prior, to mayoral candidate-Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed facing the agony of defeat to Mayor Francis Slay, who'd landed an unprecedented 4th term as mayor.
On March 4th, at the splashy Coliseum night club, C-Sharp and a group of local rappers including Tef Poe, Laudie, Luey V and Keem, turned up the heat at a rally that turned out to be Reed's final convincing push to ousted Mayor Slay.
It was great seeing Re Mix Awards winning Promoter Mocha Latte, as well as Traffic Music Awards 2013 Recipient of the DJ Jockenstein Award, DJ Kut, in the same building. I also met Lewis Reed for the first time as he mingled with the guests.
Nonetheless, more events such as these need to take place in a city that is everything but systematic. It is a remarkable achievement when you see rap artists cultivating in one room, and networking with one another. All in all, congratulations to Mayor Francis Slay, and good luck with running our fair city.
Coliseum 2619 Washington Ave St. Louis, midtown west of downtown, is always available for big events