By Tracy Dietlin
It was another great night at The Hood this past Sunday when the CV Music Showcase had four rap/hip hop artists competing. Marco Thoma, Stevieraps, The Bermuda and Cali Elijah, all gave passionate performances. But at the end of the night it was The Bermuda who won the $200.00 cash and the opportunity to move on to The Finals on Saturday, April 8, also at The Hood Bar & Pizza.
They will join Drop Mob and Sunday Funeral, who won the last two Showcases, along with the winners of the upcoming Showcases on February 5 and March 5. The winner of the Finals will be awarded $1500.00 in cash and one track produced by famous producer Ronnie King (Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Offspring, Rancid).
King was one of the judges for the night along with Julie Montante, Amy Donnegan and Arthur Seay.
While all the artists offered up strong performances the judges all agreed that The Bermuda’s was the most solid. Ivy The Giant, Bunks and The Madhatter were definitely in it to win it with a fluid and flawless set while all wearing matching jerseys with their names on them. They also came prepared with lots of merch, which judge Arthur Seay is always insisting that if bands want to make money and make it in this business they need to have merch and The Bermuda delivered.
Thank you to all four artists that performed, our four judges, Robert Chance for taking photos, DJ Smoke 1 for keeping things going, Nigel Dettelbach for doing sound, Phil Lacombe for hosting and as always, Brad and Eddie from The hood for hosting our event.