For those who were to young to have experienced the original. Here is the return. Lyricist Lounge was where it was at in the early and Mid 90′s. The event showcased a lot of artist that your familiar with today. Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Big Pun, Jay-Z, Jeru Da Damaja, Redman, Wu-Tang, Snoop Dogg and so many more. Even Puff Daddy knew to bring the great B.I.G down to shock the backpack world. In the late 90′s Rawkus Records honored The Lounge by starting a compilation series featuring artist who had started their careers through the showcase. Ultimately leading to commercial success in 2000 through the MTV network. I would like to thank my man Danny Castro one of the original co-founders of L.L. I can’t begin to wonder what Hip Hop would of been like without The Lyricist Lounge.
Here is the line up for this Friday Night::