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Scope Fashion & Art Expo: The Aftermath

Seeing as this was my first time attending a Scope Show I really had no idea what to expect. I knew it was a fashion and art expo from the title but I didn’t know what the experience would be like. But from the point I walked in the door I just knew that I would have a great time. I saw Tootie from and automatically knew it would be an awesome experience. Tootie is always involved in great events. Like I said earlier, I didn’t now what to expect or know what artists that would be performing but it was an event that a lot of people told me I should check out. Before I actually entered into the venue I saw one of my favorite R&B artists out of Houston, Jack Freeman. I love this man. Not only can he really sing but also he’s also a great person. No sooner than I saw Jack, Brad Gilmore, the host of the event, walked up. Brad has to be one of the best hosts I’ve ever encountered. He’s charismatic, funny, and knows how to hold a crowd’s attention.

There were vendors that represented art, fashion, jewelry and music. There were also 3 rooms of live entertainment, so there was no way that you were not entertained. One of the first booths I visited was an art exhibit of Houston rapper OneHunnidt. He’s definitely a very talented artist. There was even a booth that was selling weave. There was something for everyone.

Of course my favorite part of the Scope Show were all of the live performances. Jack Freeman graced the main stage and gave an awesome performance. He sung one of my favorite songs ‘Slow Dance’ off his album Lynnie’s Juke Joint. After hearing Jack, Bee Honey blessed us with a few songs in the Lyric room. She has such a beautiful voice reminiscent of Jill Scott. You have to see her live because listening from your computer or phone does not do her voice justice! Jonathas hit the stage later that night. If you haven’t heard of him he was on season 2 of The Voice. He definitely rocked the stage singing Usher and Drake classics.

Now my favorite performances of the night came from a few of Houston’s best rappers Roosh Williams, Propain, and Doughbeezy. This Scopeshow Unplugged set was just absolutely great. I’ve heard Roosh on a few songs like Twenty Eleven’s ‘Adderall’ and Isaac Reid’s “Man In My City” but I hadn’t listened to any of his solo projects. After seeing him perform ‘Quite Frankly’ and ‘Fraudulent’ I definitely became a fan. He really made me feel inept for not checking him out sooner. Next up was Propain. Yesss Propain! He went in, performing songs from his latest mixtape Ridin Slab. He started of with the Intro and My Life. Then he and Doughbeezy executed Louder and the crowd went absolutely insane. After giving us his all in the first half of his set he performed 2 Rounds. Even though he had to restart the song midway because of technical difficulties the crowd wasn’t upset at all. Doughbeezy proceeded wreck the stage with songs from his latest mixtape Footprints On The Moon performing songs like ‘I’m From Texas’, ‘Cruisin’ and my personal favorite ‘Tippin’ ft. Propain. His stage presence is unmatched!

I’m glad I decided to make it out to the Scope Show. I’m definitely looking forward to the next one.

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