Mohammad Escrow & Rogue have been in the heart of the Thunder Bay hip hop scene for several years now. Local hip hop events have roots dating back to the late 80’s, but more predominant in the 90’s.
Hip Hop events were thrown at house parties, youth centres, and various clubs throughout the city. In 1999 Alan Corbett (Rogue) organized the first DMC Dj Regional Championships, this event made way for hip hop being more accepted in the city and Djing being brought the forefront.
In the years 2000 – 2005 Mohammad Escrow and Rogue were a mainstay in organizing local hip hop events and worked alongside event promoter Frank Loffredo securing various out of town acts to play at local venues.
Frank Loffredo has promoted various national and international hip hop touring acts including Young Buck, Slaughterhouse, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Raekwon of Wu Tang Clan, Digable Planets and Swollen Members, and Kardinal Offishall scheduled to play Crocks on June 11th.
This Friday night at Crocks “Art of Rhyme” will be showcasing various styles of verbal art including newcomers and veterans to the local scene.
Chef Boi RG
SnS(Dystrakted & John Suave)
Mohamamd Escrow & Rogue
Plus after party with DJ Classic Roots
Mohammad Escrow will return to his hometown Thunder Bay for a special performance showcasing both new and older material with his Def Kontrol crew Rogue & SnS. Mohammad Escrow has recently joined an international collective of artists “Empty Handed Warriors“.
“Art of Rhyme” Live Hip Hop Showcase & DJ Dance Party – Friday June 8th, 2012
Crocks – 16 Cumberland St S. – Doors 8:30PM – 19+ Event – Photo ID Required