Live Hip Hop

The Art of Hip Hop Live Performance with Native Sun

Here's a performance video I made last fall when Native Sun in performed in Cincinnati for the city's Walnut Hills Street Festival. Take a look and let me know what you think. We're also planning shows for spring and summer so if there's a place in your city you would like to us perform please let me know!

Watch Native Sun on FanJamTV

There is an exciting new web video series based in New York called FanJamTV. The show brings musical artists and their listeners together by providing a platform for face-to-face interaction via Skype. It's very unique because it allows music lovers to directly interview the artists they support.

Native Sun was recently invited to be a guest on the show and it was a great experience. We were able to finally meet some of the people who support us in various cities around the US. Those who participated asked us some very thoughtful and important questions. It was very encouraging to see how many people are genuinely interested in our work. 

Please check out the video below and see what I mean for yourself. I'd love to know what you think about this show!

Native Sun Brings our Brand of Live Hip Hop to Chicago

Check out this video recap from a previous show with Native Sun. We opened for Chicago emcee Rising Over Envy (R.O.E.) at At North Bar. The energy in the room and audience was amazing. Chicago is absolutely one of my favorite places to play and we always get love whenever we go there. If you're unfamiliar with him be sure to check out his current EP To Happiness, it's really dope.

Also please let me know what venues in your city are your favorites. I'd love to come there and do a show with Native Sun in the near future! So hit me up in the comments!


Native Sun Brings Live Hip Hop to Small Studio Sessions

I was recently invited with Native Sun to record a performance at WFYI Studios in Indianapolis for their new web video series, Small Studio Sessions. The series was inspired by NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts and features really great independent artists across all genres. So far Native Sun is the 3rd band to appear on the show and the first to present live hip hop.

We used this opportunity to debut 3 new songs. The first, Resurrection is a remake of the classic song by Common from his 1994 album of the same name. The second and third songs we performed are two new original pieces entitled Every Minute Every Hour and Lambs Bread which will be featured on upcoming projects by Native Sun and the band’s emcee, B Young. 

Since these songs haven’t been heard by very many people yet I would love to know your thoughts on them. Please leave a comment if you dig them. Thanks!