YEG to the World: Vol. 2 Recap [Review]
Edmonton, AB – July 9 marked Volume 2 of The 25th Dynasty’s YEG to the World at YEG Dance Club. This is the new thang that has hit the Edmonton scene, which is a monthly showcase of local urban talent. Five acts – whether it be DJs, MCs, or producers – get the opportunity to showcase their art in a 10 to 15 minute set. Volume 2 included Diversity, Arlo Maverick, K-Blitz, K-Riz, Lee’On, Loonie Tunez, Rezza Reckt, and DJ TNT.
It was a small turn out, which made for a slow start, but it also made the performances more intimate. I’d say the highlight of the night was during Rezza Reckt’s set. Rezza (who is also a producer) took to the DJ booth to give us a taste of the latest he’s been cooking in the kitchen. While mixing his beats – K-Blitz, Arlo, K-Riz and friends got caught up in a cypher. Completely unrehearsed and unexpected – it was just all in the moment. “Check this out…they’re cyphering behind my beats,” Rezza proudly stated into the mic. “This is hip-hop right here.” True story. That is what hip-hop is about; supporting each other and working together to build a movement. The majority of the room was all the homies – showing their favorite MC’s love as they gave their all on stage. That’s always a beautiful thing to see.
YEG to the World Volume 3 goes down August 13 (spoiler alert: this showcase is an R&B edition), mark your calendars and come support your local artists at YEG Dance Club.
Keep it locked on HipHopCanada for more details and peep the photos, from Volume 2, after the jump.
Photography by Jonathan Deschênes
Written by Rosa Jason for HipHopCanada
Photography by Jonathan Deschênes for ClinksNet.com