ADDIE K MARTIN
Addie K Martin is a full-time blogger and recipe developer living in New Orleans, La. She manages and runs her own blog, culicurious, while working with food brands and other blogs. For fun, Addie likes to read, travel, be outdoors, and explore New Orleans.
Slangston Hughes, The Connoisseur of Fine Rhyme, can be summed up in the following quote from fellow emcee, Mr. J’ai: “The future of hip-hop has arrived. Slangston Hughes’ music is a fresh blend of sensible lyrics, head bobbing beats, and unpredictably witty wordplay. Slangston is pushing the envelope and destroying all stereotypes of what a Southern emcee is supposed to sound like. He represents the new movement of unheard, progressive New Orleans rap.” Hughes’ first mixtape, Money & The Message and the following Dollar$ And Daialogue collaborative projects all emphasize lyrical tenacity and subject matter with meaning. Hughes was the first ever two and three-time winner of the Microphone Co-Rivalry Emcee Competition, a tournament-style, crowd judged emcee contest. Hughes, both as a solo artist and as a member of New Orleans supergroups Tygah Woods and Superugly, has opened for Freddie Gibbs, Rapper Big Pooh of Little Brother, Akil (Jurassic 5), Mickey Factz, Big Sant, Lyrics Born, Wise Intelligent, and the Asian Hip-Hop Summit tour. Slangston is the founder and host of Uniquity, a monthly showcase that highlights the variety of talent in New Orleans and honors the city’s musical roots, backed by live fusion jazz band, Fo On the Flo. Slangston is also a contributing author to New Orleans: The Underground Guide (2010). Available spring 2013, Slangston Hughes’ EP, Five Finger Discount, will be available for digital download and at local retailers. It is a reflection of his artistic progression and promises to be his most complete work to date.
Now in its fourth year of production, Uniquity’s mission is to provide a monthly performance platform for both newcomers and seasoned veterans in both local and national Hip-Hop, Spoken Word and R&B communities, offering them the opportunity to push their musicality to a new level by collaborating with a jazz band onstage.For more info on this event, check out the recent feature in the January 2013 issue of Offbeat Magazine (http://www.offbeat.com/2013/