Written by: Cassandre Joseph
The best way to start off your weekend is of course with dope music, great people, deep conversations, and creativity flowing endlessly. That’s exactly what we at Booger Money got to experience as a Sponsor of the 24 in 24 event, this past saturday at the Bridge Sound and Stage recording studio located in Cambridge, MA.
For 24 hours, 24 local Hip-hop and Rap artists recorded 24 songs.
Yep, it happened.
There was an incredible line up of dope local artists, you can check the list below for the complete line up:
11:00am - Parnom 11:00pm Bugout
12:00pm PRANO 12:00am Notoriety
01:00pm Mertz 01:00am Ant Thomas
02:00pm RAYEL 02:00am Seti Tzu
03:00pm Lotus Taylor 03:00am BDC
04:00pm Macedo 04:00am Casso
05:00pm REKS 05:00am Time & Lepp
06:00pm Tashawn Taylor 06:00am Darius Heywood
07:00pm Chronic Tone 07:00am MIKE WING
08:00pm Noel Pancho 08:00am M-Dot
09:00pm Bakari JB 09:00am Tim Nihan
10:00pm Moe Pope 10:00am Cody Pope
Every hour a new artist brought in their own beats and laid their bars, while the engineers went to work mixing and mastering each track. Teamwork makes the dream work.
When asked what inspired Uncle Sam, Founder and host of LFOD (Live Free or Die) radio who produced this event, he spoke about growing up as a young boy and seeing a family friend put on a similar event with punk bands and hence the seed was planted. As the radio host of LFOD;
“I realized that I had so many (local ) artists come through the radio and I try to always figure out ways that we can all grow together... and I thought that this was a good way to showcase a bunch of people and make a lot of noise. I also know that there’s so many people doing dope stuff, it just makes sense to find other people doing dope stuff and doing it with them and then we can all get bigger,” says Uncle Sam.
Every artist brought their A game, dropping gems and igniting heat left and right. As I sat back, listened and watched, I could feel their hunger and love for their craft but what stood out the most to me was the true sense of community and that according to Uncle Sam was what he was aiming to create.
In today’s social media obsession it’s easy to forget about community and get caught up in the competition but as Booger Money Founder Drea said;
“It’s not about the competition, it’s about collaboration and creation. I never feel like I’m competing with anybody because I deliver. I’m not competing because I know what I can create. We can either collaborate or go separate ways but we might as well work together."
I was grateful to have an opportunity to witness such greatness in action and share my perspective with you. No worries if you missed out on the event itself because there will be an album release party on April 6th, 2017, check out more details here.
Also, do your ears a favor and check out these local artists be sure to support them if you feel so moved to do so!
What does community mean to you? If you could have any artists collaborate together on an album or mixtape, who would you choose? Let us know in the comments section below!